Walter Garfield Spite

Male 1887 - 1974  (87 years)


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  • Name Walter Garfield Spite 
    Born 8 Jun 1887  Ravensbourne, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1918 
    Private Walter Garfield Spite wounded
    Private Walter Garfield Spite wounded
    Died 21 Sep 1974  Oamaru, Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Wilson Spite on Walter Spite
      Date: 4 Nov 1992 - 04 Nov 1992 By: Spite, Wilson Garfield
      Wilson Spite records memories of his father Walter Garfield Spite who was born in Ravensbourne on 8 June 1887. Describes his father's family background, education, sporting interests, family cars and his career, starting as a clerk and then becoming an agent at Otautau. Explains why he was admitted by the Society of Accountants when it first started. Talks about his volunteering for World War I, being in the New Zealand Rifle Brigade at Egypt, the Somme and Passchendaele. Describes his work in Invercargill, Timaru and Waimate as a manager. Talks about his marriage to Muriel Hodges, a schoolteacher, in 1921.

      Explains the origins of the New Zealand Land Company (NMA) and elaborates on how the firm worked, its agencies including shipping and its merger with Wrightsons. Talks about NMA's capital structure and efforts by Walter Garfield Spite to minimise farmers' debts in the Depression. Comments on the silting up of Oamaru harbour. Describes the Lease in Perpetuity (LIP) scheme and explains the wool appraisal scheme and the Mortgages Relief and Rehabilitation Act. Defines the North Otago NMA territory. Comments on the loyalty of farmers.
      Venue - Oamaru : 1992
      Interviewer(s) - Joy Green
      Natl Library Ref: OHInt-0081/08
    Person ID I18385  Frost Family
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2018 

    Father Walter Spite,   b. Abt 1857,   d. 16 May 1951, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 94 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Bolton,   b. 25 Mar 1863, Spring Bay, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1923, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1886  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F4506  Group Sheet

    Family Muriel Emily Hodges,   b. 9 May 1892, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1972, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1921  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Electoral Roll 1946  Alma, Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Spite, John Garfield, farm hand
    Spite, Muriel Emily, married
    Spite, Walter Garfield, company manager
    Spite, Wilson Garfield, farm hand (from 1949)
    Oamaru General Roll 1946, 1949, 1954 and 1957 
    Electoral Roll 1963  Alma, Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Spite, Muriel Emily, married(1963 and 1969 only)
    Spite, Walter Garfield, retired
    Spite, Wilson Garfield, farmer( from 1978 Wilson only)
    Oamaru General Roll 1963, 1969, 1972, 1978 and 1981 
    Children 
     1. John Garfield Spite,   b. 21 May 1922, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1987, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Francis Garfield Spite,   b. 5 Jul 1925, Waimate, Waimate District, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1998, Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Wilson Garfield Spite,   b. 27 Nov 1925,   d. 8 Jun 2015, Harbour View Rest Home, Oamaru, Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F4503  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Spite, John Garfield, farm hand
    Spite, Muriel Emily, married
    Spite, Walter Garfield, company manager
    Spite, Wilson Garfield, farm hand (from 1949)
    Oamaru General Roll 1946, 1949, 1954 and 1957 - 1946 - Alma, Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Spite, Muriel Emily, married(1963 and 1969 only)
    Spite, Walter Garfield, retired
    Spite, Wilson Garfield, farmer( from 1978 Wilson only)
    Oamaru General Roll 1963, 1969, 1972, 1978 and 1981 - 1963 - Alma, Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Sep 1974 - Oamaru, Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1887/7788 (Reliability: 3), 8 Jun 1887.
      Spite Walter Garfield; Mother Elizabeth; Father Walter

    2. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1974/49800 (Reliability: 3), 21 Sep 1974.
      Spite Walter Garfield born 8 June 1887

    3. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1886/1739 (Reliability: 3), 23 Jun 1886.
      Elizabeth Bolton
      Walter Spite

    4. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1921/4563 (Reliability: 3), 3 Aug 1921.
      Muriel Emily Hodges
      Walter Garfield Spite