David Kenneth Dawson(Reynolds)[1]

Male 1926 - 1981  (54 years)


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  • Name David Kenneth Dawson(Reynolds) 
    Nickname Ken 
    Born 21 Sep 1926  263 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Ken -Alias (Dave Reynolds) 
    Died 3 Aug 1981  Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 6 Aug 1981  Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Dave changed his name by "Deed Poll" to David Kenneth Dawson (after his foster mother - who had looked after him for many years). Prior to the marriage to S. Eden.

      My brother Robert in Feb 2004, when asked about Dad, said that he used to live 3 houses away from them with his natural mother, (possible Maggie Reynolds?) and his Aunty Kathy (Dad's future Adoptive sister) made mention about this snotty nosed boy (the age gap approx 10 - 15 years) from a few doors along the road. His mother could not look after him properly, and Nana Dawson took pity on him. It would explain the name change. Robert said as far as he knew Dad was adopted by Nana Dawson when he was about 3 or 4 years old. ?? NOT TRUE!! So it seems that his Birth mother may have moved to abel smith street Wellington when he was young. (who with?? what number). Robert seemed to think Dawsons lived at about number 16 or so. Will need to check old Electoral Rolls.

      David Reynolds was born at 263 Bealey Avenue Halswell, Christchurch, Was fostered out to Mrs Dawson, who took in unwanted children, (??? a story from my mother shirley) had other members in this (Dawson) family also fostered/adopted.

      His mother Maggie Serena Reynolds was 23 at the time of his birth unmarried.
      Have finally got copy of Birth Certificate and natural father is listed as:
      Percy Dennis MAHONEY, 65 - - - saph St, Christchurch,

      NOTE:- Need to Look Up Electoral Rolls for Christchurch 1926 - research at library
    Person ID I17185  Frost Family
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2012 

    Father Percy Dennis Mahoney,   b. Unknown 
    Mother Margaret Serena Reynolds,   b. 16 Apr 1903, Halswell, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1940, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Family ID F5272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father John Donald Dawson,   b. 19 Oct 1875, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1951, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Emily Mary Ada Frost,   b. Abt 1872, Rangiora, Waimakariri District, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1955, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1895  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Divorced Abt 1921  Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F5294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Shirley Eden,   b. 22 Feb 1928,   d. Abt 2009, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 27 May 1950  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • January 2004 - Now lives (on own) at: Flat 3, 69 Queen Street, LEVIN.
    Children 
    +1. R. Dawson
    +2. L. Dawson
    +3. R. Dawson
    +4. M. Dawson
    +5. K. Dawson
    +6. J. Dawson
    +7. M. Dawson
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F5290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Sep 1926 - 263 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 May 1950 - Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Aug 1981 - Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Aug 1981 - Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S252] Dawson Family Tree, Katherine Hartwig.

    2. [S10] Marriage Register Index , 1895/3866 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S13449] Archives New Zealand, Christchurch Divorce Files (Reliability: 3), 1921.
      Christchurch Divorce Files
      Dawson, John Donald v Dawson, Mary Emily Ada [marriage certificate]; 1921; Christchurch High Court