McDONALD Ellen Frances (Mrs) (née THOMPSON) * Skinner, Charles aged 84 Cook, Thomas aged 42 of Havelock North Languages. - son of Herbert Hugh HENEY & Henrietta Mary DAVIDSON - PLOT 683 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery - in the Community Grave at Park Island Walker, Herbert aged 53 - PLOT - BLOCK Hooper, Brian aged 2 of Hastings BARRY Edith Mary Maud (Mrs) (née CREAGH) Isabel Edith (1900-1983 married Ray Rollo BUDDO in 1925) - PLOT 17 - BLOCK C COLE Ethel Rose (Mrs) (née BARNES) - PLOT 16 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery - plot purchaser was Samuel Thomas TONG (1849-1934) Wife of Tom BARRY senr. - Archibald arrived into Port Chalmers (Dunedin) from Greenock on the James Nicol Fleming on 22-8-1872, (the name of this clipper ship was changed in 1879 to 'Napier') he then went on to Napier where he had the Napier Hotel. MAYE Thomas John I would appreciate any help you can give, or if you can point me in the direction to search more... - plot purchased by Mrs C. L. Russ I can't find a mention of any death certificate anywhere. * as at 8 June 2016 a couple of links have had to be removed as they were no longer active - very disappointing and annoying In 2019, academic researchers identified 17 new victims – and established that 17 people previously identified as victims actually weren’t. - PLOT 143L - BLOCK B at the Havelock North Cemetery Turner, (Mrs) Leona 'Lena' aged 36 found in Karamu Road - PLOT 701 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery - PLOT 065 - BLOCK 076 at Terrace End Cemetery Palmrston North - PLOT 20 - BLOCK C at the Hastings Cemetery - PLOT 2 - BLOCK L at Hastings Cemetery - daughter of James BURGESS & Ellen/Helen WILSON Other boys escaped then rushed back to extricate their pals, but were shockingly injured when the remainder of the building fell. - PLOT 656 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery - PLOT 62 - BLOCK M at Havelock North cemetery LEVERETT Rose Eileen (Miss) The family story is that Billy forgot to take his play lunch outside and ran back to get it when the earthquake struck and the heavy school door and rubble fell on Billy and killed him. HAYNES Jane (Mrs) RAFTER Edward Ngaio BARTLETT Mary Hodge (Mrs) (née CALDOW) HOULAHAN Eleanor May (Miss) (also known as Elinor) Dennett, George Frederick aged 37 Gwen was buried in the Havelock North Cemetery on 05 February 1931. Thank you for all the great work you have done here. Age 29 is a more likely age for a seminarian. 1879 - 1939 William Hayden MacLean HONG Young Nan HARRISON Valentine Joseph - plot purchaser was her mother Ethel McKECHNIE (remarried name) Smith, Christina aged 38 - buried with her husband Patrick Collins (1856-1919) - of 408 McLean Street Hastings JONES Grace Brandon (Miss) WELLS Alice Mary (Miss) (also known as Trilby, Molly) Thomas Tristram - married Charles Ashworth - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier The earthquake struck on the first day of school after the summer holidays. - headstone says Erected By His Friends KNOTT Geoffrey Cole - plot purchased by her husband Walter Herbert Barrett (1884-1964) - plot purchaser was Mary Collins BROWN Gilbert - of Caroline Road Hastings BRANDON Mary Eileen (Miss) Bodey Anthony ANISY - Headstone reads: Trilby 'Molly" beloved youngest daughter of W. & C. Wells The main shock could be felt in much of Ne… SMITH Christina (Mrs) Murray, Dina Jane aged 2 At least 256 people died in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake – 161 in Napier, 93 in Hastings, and 2 in Wairoa. ELLIS Olive Frances (Mrs) (née BURR) BUTLER Gwendoline Ethel (Gwen) (Miss) * Blackburn, Mary Ann (Mrs) aged 85 (nee LANE) Fifteen died at the Park Island Old Mens Home near Taradale, but a 91-year-old man was pulled alive from the rubble three days later. - PLOT 235 - BLOCK D BISSON Anna (Mrs) (née DONS) - PLOT 696 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery - buried as Lim Ying in Wairoa, his headstone written in Chinese * he had a sister, Felicia Alice Marianne Evers-Swindell (1917-2001) LINCOLN Eric Charles Earl Murray, Mena Mary (nee McKAY) aged 36 * Key, Elsie Gertrude aged 28 MacLennan, John Roderick 'Roy' aged 58 of Havelock North - married Frederick Leo Dunn (1878-1954) in 1900 A common grave for the Napier victims was dug at the Park Island cemetery. Love, William Charles aged 52, of Karamu Road Hastings - worked at the woolstores in Port Ahuriri * Goldfinch, Leonard Henry aged 39 of Napier 1.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 18 km east of Napier City, Hawke\'s Bay, New Zealand, on Wednesday, 16 Dec 4:56 am (GMT +13) - Minor magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 17 km depth - PLOT 157A - BLOCK L at Havelock North cemetery * Skelton, Minnie May (nee Houldey) aged 42 - reported as being from Masterton Cockerill, Mrs Emma Clara aged 78 - possible sister of Lena Sayah & Irene Dallison Devonport, Alexander aged 19, Seminarist of Fendalton, Christchurch STAINES Winifred Fena (Miss) SKELTON Henry - PLOT 623 - BLOCK E at Hastings cemetery WILLIAMS Lydia Catherine (Miss) (Kate) WALKER Walter Zealand - plot purchaser was Beatrice Cambridge Billy was in fact five years old , it was his first day at school. Spence, Shona Eileen aged 7 Napier is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was razed in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. - plot purchased by himself 1927 DIMOND Thomas Henry - son of William TAGGART & Annie SKUDDER - inmate of Park Island Old Men's Home, Napier Beloved Wife of Walter Barrett Of Napier - PLOT 721 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery married Robert John CAMPBELL 1916 - plot purchaser was his wife Elizabeth Louise Hunt (1882-1969) Russ, Rodney Francis aged 19 montha, 302 Fitzgerald Avenue Hastings * Rodgers, Helena aged 57 - plot purchaser was Patrick Houlahan PARKINSON Ronald Irvine - plot purchased by the Public Trust FREW Christina (Mrs) (née NEILSON) - of Lancashire England BARTLE William Morley Death Roll From Napier Frew, Christine (Mrs) aged 53 (nee NEILSON) * Ellis, Ada Mima aged 54 - PLOT - BLOCK - married Francis Ethel MEADS in 1915 I imagine it was a block of flats. RODGERS Helena - was given an earthquake victims grave - Was standing in the Hastings Post Office when the earthquake struck and was killed when she ran outside and was hit by falling masonry On the tenth anniversary of the earthquake, the New Zealand Listener reported that Napier had risen from the ashes like a phoenix. - born 1883 in Connington, Hampshire, England. - Eltridge is the correct spelling. - 8th of 9 known children of John TONKIN * Martha DELLOW - PLOT 709 - BLOCK D Mag. HEIGHWAY James Woodford RYAN Arthur Lever - daughter of William Arthur Augustus STEER & Alice BOTTOM (married 1908) - married with grown up family Fitzpatrick, (Mrs) of St Aubyn Street, Hastings - no records found - married Thomas BARRY in 1891, their children were: - married Christoffer JENSEN (1864-1938) in 1891 - was given an earthquake victims grave A list of four earthquake-prone buildings and 20 potentially earthquake-prone buildings was released by the Napier City Council under an Official Information Act request by The Dominion Post. Kirkpatrick, Mary Ann (nee HICKEY) aged 45 - PLOT 156 - BLOCK C at Hastings Cemetery with parents - of Warwick Road Hastings - son of Charles FREDSBERG (1876-1947) & Elna Elizabeth JANSON (1887-1972 married 1910) Gwen was buried in the Havelock North Cemetery on 5 Feb 1931 TONKIN Horace John HANSEN Edward Peter Brooker, Henry age 55 of Pakipaki, 8km S of Hastings - PLOT 69 - BLOCK C Incidentally there is also a difference in the spelling of his second given name between the list and the Headstone. * Cuddihy, Michael aged 81 - PLOT 4 - BLOCK L at Hastings cemetery - he worked at the Power House (now an Aladdin's Cave of technological treasures of days gone by) James Collins buried for three days but article also mentions Henry ... in Wellington hospital is Mr Henry Skelton, aged ninety-one, who was pulled out of the ruins of the Park Island Old Men's Home at Napier by his son soon after the earthquake. BLACKBURN Mary Ann/e (Mrs) (née LANE) - son of Solomon Richard SYMES & Edith Rachael McCUTCHEON Bohan, Mrs Ellen aged 58 (nee SULLIVAN) * Voice, Ellen (nee McCORKINDALE) aged 33 GOODALL Albert Edward McEnery Ellen Margaret 'Nellie' aged 37 (Miss) HOWARD Ernest Edward We stopped at the man’s little cottage and he asked us to go inside. - PLOT 715 - BLOCK D * Colton, Edward aged 62 - buried Plot 28 17 March 1931. At the age of 93 he was injured in the (Napier) earthquake and dragged out of a building. NUTTALL Elsie Ella (Miss) On Tuesday morning, 3 Feb 1931, at 10.47am the ground in the Hawkes Bay region heaved sharply upward and swayed. - PLOT 10 - BLOCK CHM at Havelock North ... daughter of Thomas John THOMPSON (1856-1938) councillor and mayor of Hastings from 1906-09) and Elizabeth Aitken DEMPSTER (1862-1950). Bryson, Jane aged 66 unmarried - Minnie first married Timothy Edward Hayes in 1908 and lived at 4 Todham St., Brooklyn, Wellington until at least 1918. * Basher, Reginald George aged 16 - PLOT 8 - BLOCK L at Hastings Cemetery - PLOT 713 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery - married Charles Herbert BICKERSTAFF (1885-1976) in 1913 McARTHUR Frederick Campbell Rood, Phyllis Mary aged 21 .. inscription reads: Pollock, William Archibald 'Billy' aged 7 Many thousands more required medical treatment - parents were William Henry & Catherine WELLS - of Otane, 37km S of Hastings ALLAN Sylvia Margaret Fordie (Miss) * Meek, Thomas aged 50 - daughter of Armond HAXTON & Emma Elizabeth KEMP (married 1892) HAWKES BAY 1931 the site from Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand with their collection of photos, other info and links to other quakes A deceptive half-minute pause was followed by a downward motion and violent shaking and rocking - in all, the 7.8 quake spanned two and a half minutes! - Buried at the Hastings Cemetary along with her Father and Mother in Block D Plot Number 46. - PLOT 619 - BLOCK E at Hastings Cemetery - of 822 Karamu Road Napier - plot purchaser was her father Armond Haxton Anderson, boy from Technical School .. inscription reads: Until We Meet Again - PLOT 667 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery * Rhodes, Lloyd aged 15 - PLOT - BLOCK Ryan, Thomas Michael aged 26 Symes, George Oliver aged 22 BOYLE Thomas John (Reverend Father) Hadfield@adam.com.au, A W D Evers-Swindell Goodall, Albert Edward aged 36, signwriter of Hastings * Mitchell, Ruth aged 53 Nurse of Napier, at Napier Hospital Nurses' Home * NZ Herald, 9 Feb 1931 another list of names, which differs slightly from mine (to be expected as I said above), was compiled by Faye Sherriff, Bev Wallace and Irene Lister for the Hawke's Bay Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists and released 3 Feb 2016 LUNN Walter George Added in 24 Hours. DUNN Mary Elizabeth (Mrs) (née DEVLIN) McMILLAN Irvine Harold Mag. BENNETT Mary Leah (Miss) - newspaper said: aged 60 "wearing double breasted navy suit - not seen since quake" English Articles. WATSON Andrew He has no headstone and is not listed on the earthquake memorial. She studied at the School of Art, London, for two years and toured Great Britain and Europe on a motorcycle and side car after WWI The official death toll for the Hawke’s Bay earthquake is 256 (161 in Napier, 93 in Hastings, two in Wairoa). DENNETT Herbert Arthur Shortly after 10.45am on Tuesday the 3rd February 1931 an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck the Hawke's Bay area on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. - 2 in Wairoa Gwen was buried in the Havelock North Cemetery on 05 February 1931. 31 March 1931 - official death toll (including 15 deaths in hospitals) 260 05 November 1931 - death toll 261 He was taken by the Navy to Wellington Hospital where he died and was buried at Karori Cemetery (Wellington) on the 6 March 1931. - plot purchased by his father Solomon Richards Symes who died 7 months later CHAPMAN Mary Hannah (Mrs) - plot purchaser was his father Harold Hole Hooper - - at Roachs' Building Hastings * his brother, Frederick Hornby Evers-Swindell (1919-1943), Flying Officer NZ413906, was Killed on Active Service WWII at Madh Island, India COLE Peter Henry SKELTON - On March 3, at Wellington Hospital, from injuries in Napier earthquake, Henry Skelton, of Taradale, Napier (65th Regiment); father of Mrs Clover, Ondhunga and Mrs Harpham, Honolulu; aged 91 years He was also the first bandmaster in the town. Myrtle Gwendoline Boyd (1890-1981) married Robert Nicol McNIVEN 1913 - listed as dead but buried for 3 days, when rescued he saw his name in the obituary of the local paper. Brown, Gilbert aged 92 Puddle, Elizabeth (nee Watton) aged 79, widow, patient in Napier Hospital. 2807 2 TALE OF ONTENTS EXEUTIVE SUMMARY 3 1. - at Nurses' Home * Atkinson, Thomas Henry aged 43 All Rights Reserved. OGDEN Henry - married Mary Elizabeth BROWN in 1908 STEVENSON James - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier Brandon, Eileen Mary (Miss) aged 20 of Napier - possible daughter of William Henry DALLISON & Olive Eleanor GASCOIGNE - PLOT - BLOCK We were told by family she died in the Napier earthquake but have no proof. WHYTE Patricia (Patsy) (Miss) Buildings swayed violently, and their walls bulged and collapsed into the streets in avalanches of brick and masonry that crushed vehicles and people. - plot purchaser was her father George Frederick Alloway - plot purchased by her husband Alec Corbett Ellis The total death toll was 256 and much of Napier’s CBD was destroyed by fires that began within minutes of the earthquake and rapidly swept through the city (Callaghan 1933, Thomas et al. This event caused the largest loss of life and most extensive damage of any quake in New Zealand’s history. - second cook at Napier Hospital - married Walter Tom LAMBERT (1887-1949) in 1905 I consider this to be very sad and an oversight. - at Cosy Theatre Hastings HUNT William James HORSLEY Constance Emily (Mrs) (née CLARKE) - son of William McMILLAN & Ruby Adeline ROONEY PUDDLE Elizabeth (Mrs) (née WATTON)* Nuttall, Elsie Ella aged 19 Some of the bios below were taken from this site * Aileen Francis Dunn, aged 7 years The entire front of the five-storey Grand Hotel in Hastings crumbled into Heretaunga Street, claiming eight lives. SHIRLEY John Stanley (Jack) In the wake of the Christchurch earthquake, Hawkes Bay Today reporter Matthew Wright looks back at the destruction of 1931. * McCarthy, Joseph Henry aged 36 - plot purchaser was his wife Selina - daughter of Wilfred James ROOD & Amy Elizabeth DONALDSON - married Thomas Arrowsmith in 1903 THE NAPIER EARTHQUAKE of 1931 with photos Napier 1931 Earthquake another list of names some with notes & bios. CAMERON William Ritchie Hooking, Eliza Jane - no records found * Keddle, Joan Grace aged 20 - Nurse at Napier Hospital - PLOT 665 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery On New Zealand BDM he is listed as age 7 NOTE - plot purchaser was his father Herbert hugh Heney New Zealand Herald, 9 Feb 1931 - plot purchased by her son Walter Puddle POSTSCRIPT WALKER Herbert Couper, Phillipa aged 12 However, behind this tragedy is a remarkable recovery story. - brother of Una Olive (1889-1965 married Rolf ROWLING in 1914), Henry Beauffas (1890-1910), Lydia Alison (1891-1974 married Joseph Hugh DALZIEL in 1915), Elsie May (1893-1893 died aged 10 months), Albert Hector (1896-1982), Flora Bertha (1898-1967 married Reginald Rudloph Morden TRUE in 1920) and John Alexander (1900-1923) Holland McLEAN Mary Hannah (May) (Miss) - sister of George William, Charles Armond, Wilfred Thomas, Frederick, Wishart Mitchell, Doris Emma (see below) and John Eric Haxton Hennessey, Master Seminarist of Greymouth - no records found - no records found for a boy Anderson HOOKINGS Eliza Jane (Mrs) (née FERRIS) - mother of Cecil Thomas (1905-1965), Thelma Marie Elizabeth & Ronald Albert George Arrowsmith (possibly more) - PLOT 607 - BLOCK D of the Hastings Cemetery Drummond, Charles Gordon/George aged 18 - married Olive Mona BAYLISS in 1926 - daughter of George Frederick ALLOWAY (1880-1952) & Emily Jane WALKER (?-9th March 1931, buried with Ivy) ENGLAND Laura (Mrs) (née AUSTIN) A common grave for the Napier victims was dug at the Park Island cemetery. - married Mary/May Lydia Caroline WAKELIN in 1900 Had Gladys Eltridge in England in 1910, arrived in Sydney on the 'Zeakandia in 1912, had Gertrude Eltridge in Victoria in 1913, had Dora (1916), Frank (1919) & Elise (1920) Eltridge in NZ = plot purchased by her mother Alice Steer Desmond Whittaker (1906-1987) Married John Owen ELTRIDGE in Huntingdonshire, England in 1909. CUDDIHY Michael 1894 - 1948 Frederick Hector MacLean Join over 170,000 others who are connecting with their cousins and common researchers! * Wood, Sybil FLorence aged 25 May, Thomas John aged 81 of Hastings KYLE Leo Alphonso HAXTON Doris Emma (Miss) COLTON Edward HAXTON Sabina May (Miss) This will help with further research, New Zealand Herald, 9 Feb 1931 Mr Skelton's interment took place at the Karori Cemetery yesterday (6th) Apparently she, along with the rest of the staff and customers, successfully evacuated the shop during or immediately after the first major shock. (1883-1960) Yes it is KEDDELL (she was my father's cousin) and to the best of my knowledge the residence of her parents, Walter and Agnes KEDDELL was still in the environs of Pahiatua at the time of the earthquake. - born at Ormond, Poverty Bay - wife of Frederick Richard Skelton, 96 Nelson Crescent, Napier RUNDLE Ethel Mary Galloway (Mrs) (née HOOKINGS) AVERILL Anne Adele(Miss) earthquake but there are 258 names on the memorial and this unofficial number is likely to be correct Hundreds of survivors from the 1931 Napier earthquake have shared memories over a cup of tea and scones at a community event hosted at Napier Boys High School. DYER Herbert (Bert) GILL Thomas Henry - PLOT 3 - BLOCK L at Hastings cemetery He came to New Zealand in 1850 and was a non-commissioned officer in the 65th Regiment, fighting in the Waikato and Taranaki Wars. Ashworth, Ellen aged 37 (nee McCarter) KEY Elsie Gertrude (Miss) 1884 - 1951 Margaret Elizabeth MacLean - married Ada TOMKINS in 1901 Almost 200 buildings were destroyed in Hastings, and most of the deaths there were in a single department store, though many also died in the public library. Napier 1931 Earthquake another list of names some with notes & bios. Grant, Gordon Hill aged 40 of Hastings TAGGART William Thomas Andrew * Scott, Jean 'Flora' aged 43 - PLOT 666 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery with her mother ELLIS Ada Mima Hood (Mrs) (née SAVAGE) - he was given an Earthquake Victims Grave * MacLean, Dorothy aged 42 KITSON Dennis Francis Heney, Cyril Herbert aged 14 of Hastings - PLOT 727 - BLOCK F Bryson, Ruth aged 54 unmarried Bartle, William Morley aged 61, Hastings - married George Chapman in 1885 & had 6 known children Dunn, Elizabeth Mary, (nee DEVLIN) aged 64 * Canham, John Eugene aged 3 - PLOT 10 - BLOCK L at Hastings cemetery - plot purchaser was her husband Christoffer Jensen (1862-1938) Dyer, Herbert 'Bert' aged 58 McMillan, Irvine Harold aged 13, Hastings Lewis, Percival Hope aged 34 Sometimes seen as Ethridge In November 2005 an email from Judith Foy to another victim's website reads:"my great-grandfather, Henry SKELTON was in the 65th Regiment during the Land Wars and listed as a veteran. JEFFARES Elizabeth (Mrs) (née O'Hara) 1890 - 1971 Edith Sarah MacLean - married Adrienne Olive Barbara FENCKER in 1921 - a widow, a patient in hospital Dallison, Eleanor aged 20 - married Walter Barrett McKEE Mary May (Molly) (Miss) BROOKER Henry Centred 15 km north of Napier, it lasted for two and a half minutes and had a magnitude of 7.8 Ms (7.7 Mw). LEWIS Percival Hope Morunga, Tokatoroa Mareo (Takataroa) aged 7 of Bridge Pa - at Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows * Freedman, Derek aged 20 - born 1891 to Jessie Frances ELLISON * Bennett, Mary Leah (Miss) of Napier aged 17 - PLOT 631 - BLOCK E STEWART Daniel Gladys Holly Boyd (1893-?) * Ellison, Stanley George aged 40 - PLOT 628 - BLOCK E at Hastings cemetery HAWKINS Rita May LENIHAN Mary Josephine (Mrs) * Chapman, Mary Hannah (nee Fraser) aged 70 TRIPNEY Annie Gordon Ogilvie (Mrs) (née OGILVIE) - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier DENNETT George Frederick - PLOT 719 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery - newspaper reports say from Woodville I wonder how many others were taken to Wellington and have not been recorded JOHNSTONE Bridget Mary (Mrs) (née DOOLEY) - plot purchased by George Frederick Alloway Fire broke out shortly after in the townships of Napier and Hastings destroying what the earthquake had not. Kee, Lim junior - of 700 Avenue Road Hastings Carmody, Vincent de Paul, Seminarist of Wanganui aged 19 The Napier City Council has released its "separation list" of earthquake-prone assessments that confirms four buildings are "quake prone" and two dozen listed as "potentially" prone. Farmery, Gladys Lilian, (Miss) aged 21 of Hastings BUCK Maria Teresa (Mabel) (Miss) CAMBRIDGE Olive Gwendoline (Miss) I would have expected some religious insignia or wording. His feet are badly crushed. - PLOT 725 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery The Tangshan earthquake of 1976, also called Great Tangshan Earthquake, occured on July 28, 1976, with a magnitude of 7.5, which nearly razed the Chinese coal-mining and industrial city of Tangshan, located about 68 miles (110 km) east of Beijing. - PLOT 690 - BLOCK D at Hastings Cemetery Houlahan, Eleanor May aged 30 Howard, Ernest Edward aged 57 of Taradale The Hawke’s Bay earthquake of 3 February 1931 was one of New Zealand’s worst disasters. VENABLES Stanley George THORNE-GEORGE Nancy (Miss) - married Stanley George Dalley in 1928 - married Florence Ethel McGRATH in 1905 BOHAN Kathleen (Miss) - married Elsie Margaret KAYE in 1913 - 1st of 4 children of Arthur EVERS-SWINDELL & Octavia Felicia Marie HEATON - PLOT 711 - BLOCK D at Hastings cemetery - at Roman Catholic Seminary, Greenmeadows Buried in the Taradale cemetery with earthquake memorial Haxton, Doris Emma aged 28 of Nelson Street Hastings * Watson, John Henry aged 82 Jeffaries, Elizabeth aged 74 of Taradale - PLOT 19 - BLOCK C at Hastings cemetery He was the second of their eight children: Myra Gertrude, Walter Zealand, Olive May, Ray Maruia, Nora Ella, Ina Beatrice, Zoe Beryl and Rimu Muriel Walker Kindest regards * Pointon, Edward Arthur aged 48 - of Taradale, 15km N of Hastings Dewes, Matilda 'Meta' aged 45 of Napier People ran from their houses in Taumarunui, while at Taihape "dozens of chimneys fell" and the railway bridge over Sulphur Stream near Tangiwai was found to be out of alignment. * Watson, Andrew aged 81 - PLOT 12 - BLOCK C at Hastings SKINNER Charles REDWOOD Cecily Theresa Mary (Miss) YOUNG Howard Vincent (Lofty) The coroner recorded on her death certificate that death had occurred through collapse of a building caused by an earthquake of great severity. FRASER James Douglas The tablets on the memorial record the names of 86 of those interred in the mass grave plus the names of 23 others buried elsewhere in the cemetery. BARRETT Sarah Naomi (Mrs) (BAKER née ATKINS) Wells, Emily Elizabeth Edith aged 59 SMITH Louis Ormond DEVONPORT Alexander Roy Evening Post, 5 February 1931 DEREK FREEDMAN (20) son of Lou Freedman, tobacconist, Napier The teacher, Mr Olphert, yelled at the boys to dive under their desks as the earthquake slammed the building; however, several dashed into a narrow corridor where they were buried under the fallen walls. - buried with her 2 sons below * Hansen, Edward aged 80 - inmate of Parke Island Old Men's Home, Napier Name of Place 4 1.2. 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