Golder Family

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1. Francis (Frank) Noel Beaumont Golder (1913 -1991)

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

Francis was born on 1 Oct 1913 in Taihape, New Zealand. Francis resided in 7 Hewer Cres, Naenae, Lower Hutt. He was the Wellington District Traffic Manager for New Zealand Railways.

Frank’s mother died when he was young and he was raised at Golders Cottage by his fathers sister Teresa. Later when Teresa was old the rolls were reversed and he took care of her and her needs until she died.

Frank’s birth certificate shows his name as Francis Noel Bomont Golder but there is a signed declaration on the rear that states "This is the certificate of date of birth referred to in the annexed declaration made by Francis Noel Beaumont Golder, this 5th day of September 1939, before me - signed Justice of the Peace, Postmaster, Mamaku". He was always referred to as "FNB".


Francis married Lucia (Lucy) Mary Warner (1913 - 1979) daughter of Peter Edward Warner and Mary Agnes Pope on 1 Mar 1938. Lucia was born on 25 Mar 1913 in Wellington, New Zealand


Lucy’s parents were Peter (Nugget) Warner and Mary Agnes Pope. Lucy had one sister named Genevieve who died in 2006 at the age of 91. There were also two other brothers that were stillborn and another sister named Molly who died at 11 months. The names of the brothers are unknown.

Lucy was a great enthusiast and supporter of her children endeavours - daughters in ballet, piano and diving and sonsin sports - swimming, diving, softball, soccer and rugby. She was an excellent dressmaker and made many wedding dresses and ballgowns etc. She also knitted many scarfs for various sports teams in particular softball, soccer and rugby.


Frank died at home suddenly on 13 Jul 1991 in Naenae, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. He was buried in Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

His wife Lucia died in the Hutt Hospital on 30 Oct 1979 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Reason - cerebrovascular accident and hypertension. They are both buried together at Taita Lawn Cemetery, Naenae, Lower Hutt.

Lucy's sister - Genevieve Rodda (nee Warner) Open in new window

Genevieve Rodda
(nee Warner)
Mums sister

Mum and Dad at Hutt Park racetrack person in the middle is unknown Open in new window

Mum at Trentham Races



Francis and Lucia had the following children:

1.1 Janice Mary Golder (1938 - 2019)


Janice married Kevin Maurice Browne (1937 - 2012) son of Maurice Gerald Browne (1887 - 1967) and Catherine Whelahan Crotty (1898 - 1967).

Kevin & Janice Browne Open in new window

Kevin & Janice Browne

(L - R)  Lyn, Frank, Janice, Julie, Kevin, Lynette, Nape and Bernz. Photo taken around Xmas 2005 Open in new window


(L to R)Dad, Frank jnr, Janice, Bernard, Lynette, Mum. Photo taken at Janice's 21st Open in new window


1.2 Lynette Golder


Lynette married Napier ( Napo ) McFedries son of Donald Hugh McFedries (1903 - 1977) and Rose Margaret Climo (1906 - 1994).

1.3 Francis ( Frank ) Gerard Golder


Francis married Lynnette Hayes daughter of John Bartley (Tim) Hayes (1918 - 2001) and Daphne Bly (1922 - 1993).


1.4 Bernard Edward Golder the researcher and creator of this website.

Bernard at about 11 months Open in new window

A young Bernard

Bernard & Julie Golder Open in new window

Bernard & Julie
Golder (nee Halse)

Bernard Edward Golder. Researcher and creator of this website Open in new window

Bernard Golder

Marriage (1)

Bernard married Dale Marylyn Hebley daughter of Stuart Hebley (1912 - 1987) and Jean Forbes (1916 - 2008).

Marriage (2)

Bernard married Julie Adrienne Halse daughter of Gordon James Halse (1919 - 1991)) and Rhonnda Jeanette Spencer (1924 - 1898).