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Family of Cornelius William SEON and Elizabeth Matilda Esther HARRISON

Husband: Cornelius William SEON (1864-1913)
Wife: Elizabeth Matilda Esther HARRISON (1869-1940)

Husband: Cornelius William SEON

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Cornelius William SEON, c. 1900, age 36, Cornelius W Seon

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Cornelius William SEON, Seon, Cornelius William Pellatt _ NZETC_7

Name: Cornelius William SEON
Sex: Male
Father: Thomas B SEON (1819-1886)
Mother: Sophia MURRELL (1828-1899)
Note: DOB Mentioned in the Seon family bible - Information from Ronald Mackie, Vancouver, Canada Cyclopedia of New Zealand (www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-cyc02Cycl-t1-body1-d50-d2.html Says he was educated in Auckland and became an accountant. He moved to Kohukohu on his fathers death. Fluent in Maori. In 1900 PO Directory he is listed as a Commercial Agent in Kohu Kohu By 1904 had moved to Russell At Pakia school (later Omapere) was commended in 1875 for helping the teacher. Seems to have been known as William. The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District] Seon, Cornelius William Pellatt Seon, Cornelius William Pellatt, Accountant, Auctioneer, Estate, Native and General Agent, Kohukohu, Branch at Rawene. Postal and telegraphic address, “Seon, Kohukohu.” Bankers, Union Bank of Australia, Ltd., Auckland. Agencies, Northern Steamship Company and National Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Mr. Seon, who conducts a large and gradually extending business, is well known throughout the whole of the Hokianga and adjoining counties. As a public man he is a prominent figure and has done a great deal to forward the interests of Kohukohu. Being an expert Maori linguist, his valuable services in that direction have been of much public use, both as a valuer and in native land transfer work, which is very extensive. Mr. Seon was born in Whangarei in 1864, and is a son of the late Capt. Seon, harbour master of Hokianga. He received his education in Auckland and adopted the profession of an accountant; was four years at Gisborne and afterwards at Napier, where page 621 he was native interpreter and secretary to the late Hon. John Sheehan. On the death of his father, Mr. Seon returned to Kohukohu, where he established himself in his present business. He initiated the scheme for the reclamation of the sports ground, is secretary and treasurer of the Hokianga Settlers' Association, librarian of the Hokianga Public Library and chairman of the Regatta Committee. During the general election of 1896 Mr. Seon received a large and influentially signed requisition to allow himself to be nominated for a seat in the House, but for private reasons declined. He is married to Miss Harrison, of Waimate, to whose exertions the success of the Hokianga Floral Association has been largely attributed. Like her husband, Mrs. Seon is thoroughly conversant with the native language. Mr. C. W. P. Seon. Occupation on death certificate Native Interpreter. Was living in Wanganui at time of death. No Children. Died of Heart Failure
Birth 4 Mar 1864 Maungakaramea, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Death 19 Mar 1913 (age 49) 47 Wilson St, Wanganui, New Zealand

Wife: Elizabeth Matilda Esther HARRISON

Name: Elizabeth Matilda Esther HARRISON
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1869
Death Dec 1940 (age 70-71)

Note on Marriage

New Zealand Cyclopedia says she was of Waimate and a fluent Maori speaker The 1893 Register of electors lists her as the wife of W Seon in Kohkohu

Note on Husband: Cornelius William SEON

DOB Mentioned in the Seon family bible - Information from Ronald Mackie, Vancouver, Canada Cyclopedia of New Zealand (www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-cyc02Cycl-t1-body1-d50-d2.html Says he was educated in Auckland and became an accountant. He moved to Kohukohu on his fathers death. Fluent in Maori. In 1900 PO Directory he is listed as a Commercial Agent in Kohu Kohu By 1904 had moved to Russell At Pakia school (later Omapere) was commended in 1875 for helping the teacher. Seems to have been known as William. The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District] Seon, Cornelius William Pellatt Seon, Cornelius William Pellatt, Accountant, Auctioneer, Estate, Native and General Agent, Kohukohu, Branch at Rawene. Postal and telegraphic address, “Seon, Kohukohu.” Bankers, Union Bank of Australia, Ltd., Auckland. Agencies, Northern Steamship Company and National Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Mr. Seon, who conducts a large and gradually extending business, is well known throughout the whole of the Hokianga and adjoining counties. As a public man he is a prominent figure and has done a great deal to forward the interests of Kohukohu. Being an expert Maori linguist, his valuable services in that direction have been of much public use, both as a valuer and in native land transfer work, which is very extensive. Mr. Seon was born in Whangarei in 1864, and is a son of the late Capt. Seon, harbour master of Hokianga. He received his education in Auckland and adopted the profession of an accountant; was four years at Gisborne and afterwards at Napier, where page 621 he was native interpreter and secretary to the late Hon. John Sheehan. On the death of his father, Mr. Seon returned to Kohukohu, where he established himself in his present business. He initiated the scheme for the reclamation of the sports ground, is secretary and treasurer of the Hokianga Settlers' Association, librarian of the Hokianga Public Library and chairman of the Regatta Committee. During the general election of 1896 Mr. Seon received a large and influentially signed requisition to allow himself to be nominated for a seat in the House, but for private reasons declined. He is married to Miss Harrison, of Waimate, to whose exertions the success of the Hokianga Floral Association has been largely attributed. Like her husband, Mrs. Seon is thoroughly conversant with the native language. Mr. C. W. P. Seon. Occupation on death certificate Native Interpreter. Was living in Wanganui at time of death. No Children. Died of Heart Failure