Amy Swale  Wyeth

Amy Swale Wyeth

Female 1891 - 1970  (78 years)

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  • Name Amy Swale Wyeth 
    Born 31 Oct 1891  Woodlands, Southland, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth Cert
    Amy's Birth Cert
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number WB08 
    Died 1 Oct 1970  Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated 13 Oct 1970  Bromley Cemetery, Linwood Ave, Bromley, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Amy was born in Woodlands, Southland and like her brothers and sisters went to Woodlands Primary School and to Invercargill High School.

      Amy left school in the 4th Form to look after her mother Granny Wyeth who was sick. Looking after Granny Wyeth meant that Amy did not have any type of paid employment outside the home. Amy's elder brothers and sisters did not want her to miss out because she was the one who had made the sacrifice so they ensured that she was able to develop her Musical talents. Uncle Jimmy paid for her music lessons and it may have been Aunty Lucy who paid for her Singing lessons. The music lessons were in Invercargill and so Amy went to Invercargill each weekend and stayed with her Aunt Sal (Swale), a sister of her mother. During her youth Amy was a popular singer around Southland.

      In 1914, after a number of years with Granny Wyeth, Essie took over the care of their parents so that Amy could go to stay with their brother Bill. Bill's wife, Jean was expecting their first child and Bill was in Military Camp. Amy stayed there as home help for a year until she got married.

      Amy and Jim made their home in Christchurch after they were married living for many years in Haast St and after Nora married Lloyd they moved to the bottom story of Lloyd's mothers house in Chester St. Jim died on 11 October 1952 as the result of a stroke at work.

      Shortly after Jim's death Lloyd's mother found she was unable to manage the stairs and had to move downstairs. Lucy and Brian brought a House in Dacre St Christchurch where Amy lived for many years. Dacre Street had a large fowl house and garden and I remember holidaying there and having fresh eggs from the fowl house; and new potatoes and silver beet from the garden.

      In the final years of her life she moved in to a home for the elderly still in Christchurch where she died on 1 October 1970.


    Person ID I121  Frost Family
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father Charles Wyeth,   b. 18 Sep 1842, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1928, Woodlands, Southland, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ann Shirreffs,   b. 9 Aug 1856, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1928, Gore, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 12 May 1873  Longbush, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • In the House Of Joseph Shirreffs.
    • WYETH Charles 26
      SHERRIFFS Elizabeth Ann 16
    Extract from Woodlands Marriage Register
    Extract from Woodlands Marriage Register
    Entry No 47.
    Photos
    Charles and family
    Charles and family
    L to R Back Jimmie, Bob, Bill, Joe, Charles (Tie)

    Centre Mary(Polly), Charles, Rose, Elizabeth, Amy, Lucy

    Front Nora(Pat), Tom, Essie
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet

    Family James Finlay (Jim) McLeay,   b. 15 Aug 1888, Otautau, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1952, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Electoral Roll 1914  246 Gloucester St, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McLeay, James Finlay, draper
    Christchurch East General Roll 1914 
    Married 6 Apr 1915  Woodlands Pres. Church, Woodlands, Southland, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Wedding Announcement
    Wedding Announcement
    James and Amy Wedding.jpg
    James and Amy Wedding.jpg
    Photo from L to R Essie Wyeth; either William Tretheway or Charlie Phillips; Amy, Jim, Oswald Stead, Nora (Pat) Wyeth, with Inez Dunsford in front.
    The Bride
    The Bride
    Electoral Roll 1919  300 Worcester St, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McLeay, James Finlay, draper
    McLeay, Amy Swale, married
    Christchurch East General Roll 1919 and 1920  
    Electoral Roll 1928  41 Haast St, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McLeay, James Finlay, draper
    McLeay, Amy Swale, married
    Avon General Roll 1928 and 1838  
    Electoral Roll 1946  164 Chester St, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McLeay, Amy Swale, married
    McLeay, James Finlay, draper
    Christchurch Central General Roll 1946 and 1949  
    Children 
    +1. Nora Elizabeth McLeay,   b. 25 Jul 1918, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1999, Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Lucy Maria McLeay,   b. 18 Nov 1920, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1988, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Photos
    Amy and James with Nora and Lucy
    Amy and James with Nora and Lucy
    Histories
    Wedding in Woodlands
    Wedding in Woodlands
    Newspaper report of Amy and James' wedding
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Oct 1891 - Woodlands, Southland, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Apr 1915 - Woodlands Pres. Church, Woodlands, Southland, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Oct 1970 - Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 13 Oct 1970 - Bromley Cemetery, Linwood Ave, Bromley, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Amy as a girl
    Amy as a girl
    Amy and Jimmy Wyeth
    Amy and Jimmy Wyeth
    Brother and sister
    Amy Wyeth and 2 sisters
    Amy Wyeth and 2 sisters
    Amy and Polly(Mary)Wyeth
    Amy and Polly(Mary)Wyeth
    Sisters
    A young Amy
    A young Amy
    Young amy
    Young amy
    Wedding Party and Parents
    Wedding Party and Parents
    James and Amy Mcleay, Lucy Horniblow, Lloyd and Nora, Leon Scholfield, Lilian Frost and Mr Quill.

    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Amy McLeay
    Amy McLeay
    Amy at Wellington Airport
    Amy at Wellington Airport

    Documents
    Confirmation Certificate
    Confirmation Certificate

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Marriage Register Index , 1873/991 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S323] Presbyterian Church Archives, Woodland Parish Marriages 1864 to 1920 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S10] Marriage Register Index , 1915/04245 (Reliability: 3).