Golder Family

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1. Francis Joseph Golder (1881 - 1954)

( ancestors John, William, James, William, William, William, William, ??? )

Francis was born on 22 Sep 1881 in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. He was employed as a Train Engine Driver.

Francis joined the railways and became an engine driver. He drove every type of engine on the run between Wellington and Auckland and also from Cross Creek to Wellington. He was the engine driver of the 1st Limited Express to Wellington, in 1920 and the Royal Train in 1921.

Marriage (1)

Francis married Ruby Vallance Mary Wills (1887 - 1918) daughter of Alfred Wills and Emma Jane Payne on 27 Nov 1909. Ruby was born on 20 Dec 1887 in New Plymouth, New Zealand.


Francis and Ruby had the following children:

1.1 Francis Noel Beaumont Golder (1913 - 1991)

1.2 John Gerard Golder (1918 - 1982)

Francis with his two sons Francis & John Open in new window

Francis with his two sons
Francis & John

Marriage (2)

Francis married Beatrice (Trixie) Wheale (1886 - 1974)


Francis died on 19 May 1954 in Auckland, New Zealand.

His first wife Ruby died on 11 Nov 1918 from the 1918 flu leaving two young children Frank jnr, five and John 7 months.

After Ruby died, he remarried many years later and moved to Howick in Auckland
His second wife Beatrice died in 1974