William John BLOWS

Date of Birth: 
5 Dec 1869
Date of Death: 
5 Aug 1946

William was born in Bermondsey, Surrey, England.

His 1st marriage was to Emily Fox (born in Taita) in 1891.

They had one son & three daughters.

His 2nd marriage was to Dorothy Horton (nee Apperley) in 1937, just over a year after Emily died.

William tried his hand as a farmer in Taita in the early 1890's. By 1896 he was in Levin as a millhand. He was in Halcombe in 1919 as a sawmiller & then moved to Te Puke as a labourer by 1935.

William & Emily owned a section on the corner of Roosevelt & Winchester St from 1901 to 1911.

They were recorded on the unofficial census in 1905 as 5 people & 3 buildings which would suggest they had some sort of house on this section.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
William John Blows; Emily Agnes Fox; James William Fox; Ellen Burns Tannahill; Dorothy Grace Apperley; Francis Henry Horton; Percival Thomas Wright Blows; Helen Christina Blair; Doris Rosina Fox; Charles Robert Pearce; Thesesa Gertrude Louisa Blows; Bertie Victor Cooksley; Ruby Irene Ellen Blows; Kenneth Arthur Nash; Emily Agnes Blows.