John Robert BOVEY
John was born at Nelson.
He married Elizabeth McPhun (born at Wellington in 1867) at Welington in 1900.
They had two sons & one daughter.
John started out as a farmer in the Stoke (Nelson) area until 1902 when he moved to Wellington as a labourer and gas stoker. He then moved to Levin around 1911 still as a gas stoker. The family lived in Exeter St.
Around 1919 he moved to Hawera & Auckland as a labourer & finally to Wanganui as a gardener.