Arthur Sperry Meachen

Arthur Sperry Meachen

Male 1908 - 1953  (44 years)

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  • Name Arthur Sperry Meachen 
    Born 26 Jul 1908  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Sport 1938  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Table Tennis - Arthur Meachen Memorial Cup 
    Arthur Meachen
    Arthur Meachen
    The Arthur Meachen Memorial Cup cup was donated by Mr D Hughes to memorialise a man whose contribution to Wellington table tennis was immeasurable. At national level he had had the distinction of selecting the first New Zealand representative team in 1938, had served a brief term as Secretary / Treasurer in 1939, was part of the Executive committee 1944/45 and Vice President 1948-1952.

    Arthur Meachen suffered from polio as a child and required crutches thereafter but in spite of his disability this diminutive man was energetic and industrious. Supported by one of his two crutches he was also able to play a reasonable game of interclub table tennis.
    He passed away on 21 July 1953 at the age of 46.
    Electoral Roll 1946  8 Humber St, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Meachen, Arthur Sperry, clerk
    Island Bay General Roll 1946 and 1949 
    Died 22 Jul 1953  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Died of TB
    Cremated 24 Jul 1953  Karori Crematorium, Karori, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Jul 1953  Karori Cemetery, Karori, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstone Karori Cemetery - Meachen Jack and Lillian
    Headstone Karori Cemetery - Meachen Jack and Lillian
    In Loving memory of Jack beloved husband of Lillian Meachen who died as a result of a railway accident near Khandallah 28 Sep 1922 aged 43 years.
    Death like a whirlwind came and swept his life away
    In Loving memory of Elizabeth Lillian Maine Meachen died 30 June 1935 aged 55 years
    So loved so mourned
    Arthur Sperry Meachen youngest son of Jack and Lillian Meachen died 22 July 1953 aged 44 years Always in our hearts
    Person ID I6192  Frost Family
    Last Modified 7 May 2016 

    Father John Meachen,   b. 24 Nov 1878, Timaru, Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1922, Khandallah, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Lillian Maine Poad,   b. 13 Apr 1879, Sanson, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1935, Karori, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1899  Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Electoral Roll 1900  Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Meachen, John, engine-cleaner, residential
    Palmerston Roll 1900 
    Electoral Roll 1905  Bell St, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Meachen, Elizabeth Lillian Maine, married
    Meachen, John, fireman NZR
    Wairarapa Roll 1905-1906 
    Electoral Roll 1911  Cross Creek, Featherston, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Meachen, Elizabeth Lillian Maine, married
    Meachen, John, railway engineman
    Wairarapa Roll 1911 
    Electoral Roll 1919  17 Davis St, Thorndon, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Meachen, Elizabeth Lillian Maine, married
    Meachen, John, engine driver NZR
    Wellington North General Roll 1919 
    Electoral Roll 1928  8 Humber St, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Meachen, Clarence, soldier
    Meachen, Elizabeth Lillian Maine, widow
    Meachen, Harold, clerk
    Wellington South General Roll 1928 
    Photos
    John Meachen and family
    John Meachen and family
    Click on photo for larger image and names
    Family ID F2282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gwendoline Elizaberth Richards,   b. 8 Nov 1910, Nelson, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 2002, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1931  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Electoral Roll 1935  8 Humber St, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Meachen, Arthur Sperry, clerk
    Meachen, Clarence, soldier
    Meachen, Gwendoline Elizabeth, married
    Meachen, Harold, clerk(1935 only)
    116 Clyde St, Island Bay
    Meachen, Ena Flora,married
    Wellington South General Roll 1935, 1938 
    Children 
     1. John Blanch Meachen,   b. 9 Oct 1901, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1962, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Lorna Ellen Meachen,   b. 4 Jul 1903, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1999, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     3. Harold Meachen,   b. 30 Apr 1905, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1977, Barraba, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Clarence Meachen,   b. 4 Feb 1907, Featherston, South Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1981, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +5. Arthur Richard Meachen,   b. 15 Jun 1931, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1988, Southgate, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F2292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jul 1908 - Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Feb 1931 - New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSport - Table Tennis - Arthur Meachen Memorial Cup - 1938 - New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jul 1953 - Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 24 Jul 1953 - Karori Crematorium, Karori, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Arthur Meachen
    Arthur Meachen

  • Sources 
    1. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1908/13327 (Reliability: 3), 26 Jul 1908.
      Meachen Arthur Sperry; Mother Elizabeth Lillian Marie; Father John

    2. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1953/23718 (Reliability: 3), 22 Jul 1953.
      Meachen Arthur Sperry aged 44Y

    3. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1931/2119 (Reliability: 3), 22 Feb 1931.
      Gwendoline Elizabeth Richards
      Arthur Sperry Meachen