Golder Family
Genealogy

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1. John Gerard Golder (1918 - 1982)

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


John was born on 21 Mar 1918 in Taihape, New Zealand. John was employed as a Racing Journalist.


John’s mother died when he was young and he was raised at Golders cottage by his fathers sister Teresa.


At the time of his death the following article appeared in the local newspaper "The Dominion"


John Golder was highly respected - by Barry O’Reilly

The death occurred in Wellington yesterday of Mr John Gerard ("Musket") Golder, a former racing journalist for many years with the "Dominion" and, at the time of his death, the editor of the "New Zealand Racing Calendar".


During his time of active race reporting John Golder was one of the best known and most respected racing journalists in New Zealand.


He was a member of a Hutt Valley pioneer family and was educated at St Patrick's College, Silverstream, near where he lived.


Mr Golder started his racing career with the late Stan McEwen on the "Sporting Life and Referee" but shortly after (and I suspect under age) he volunteered for war service and joined 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. When Bardia fell in 1941 Mr Golder became a prisioner of war, but for only six weeks, and he resumed fighting in Italy.


On his return to New Zealand Mr Golder resumed his career with the "Dominion" again with Mr McEwen ("St Simon") and shortly, after the latter's retirement, left to rejoin the "Racing Calendar".


This weekly journal was then published by A B D (Bret) Clark and, when after the death of Mr Clark it was taken over by INL Print, Mr Golder remained editor.


A famililiar figure on racetracks throughtout New Zealand, particularly in the central districts and especially at Trentham, he became friend and confidante to trainers, owners and jockeys, not only from Trentham where large and powerful teams were trained, but also from all parts of New Zealand.


Another part of his duties covered judging and comentating for a number of clubs in the Wairarapa and Taranaki.


Latterly with Mr Golder's recent work requiring less immediate reporting, his visits to the racecourse and the training tracks were relaxed but his love of the sport remained and he raced in partnership several horses, the most recent being Dakait, a Woodville winner two weeks ago.


Mr Golder also had a great love for and deep knowledge of rugby, one of his closest friends being All Black Manager Mr Pat Gill, who was also one of his racing partners.


Marriage

John married Ruth Joan Ward (1918 - 1995) in 1951. Ruth was born on 28 Oct 1918 in Milford-on sea, Bournmouth, England.


Death

John died on 6 Dec 1982 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

He was buried in Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

His wife died on 5 May 1995 in Edgecome, New Zealand.


Children

John and Ruth had the following children:


1.1 Quentin John Golder


Marriage

Quentin married (1) Beverley James .

Quentin married (2) Mhairi Frame .



2. Monica Mary Golder (1919 - 1987)

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


When Monica left home she went to work as a housekeeper at the Kilbirnie presbytery. Whilst here she met her school mate Daniel Kotlowski whom she married.


Marriage

Monica married Daniel Augustus Kotlowski (1907 - 1987).


Death

Monica died on 27 Jun 1987.
Her husband Daniel died on 4 Mar 1987.


Children

Monica and Daniel had the following children:


2.1 Anthony Kotlowski



3. Agnes Veronica Golder (1911 - 2003)

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


Agnes was born on 17 Dec 1911 in Kakariki, New Zealand. Agnes was employed as a Dressmaker.


Death

Agnes died on 25 Feb 2003 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.


Children

Agnes had the following child:


3.1 Maureen Golder


Marriage

Maureen married Edward Stewart .



4. Irene Elizabeth Golder (1913 - 2016)

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


Marriage

Irene Elizabeth Golder married Murray Wilmshurst (1909 - 1978). Murray died on 4 Jul 1978.


Children

Irene and Murray had the following children:


4.1 Barbara Claire Wilmhurst


Marriage

Barbara married Neville Clayton Turner .


4.2 Patrick Murray Wilmhurst


Marriage

Patrick married Sharon Leigh Smith .


4.3 Gweneth Irene Wilmhurst


Marriage

Gwenith married Murray Charles Vedder .



5. Cyril Matthew Golder (1915 - 1973)

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


Cyril was born on 14 Oct 1915 in Kakariki, New Zealand. Cyril was employed as a Farmer. Very successful athlete. In 1939 he won the "Roy Messenger Shield" the most important of all his trophies. Settled in the Waikato, New Zealand.


Marriage

Cyril married Audrey Dobson .


Death

Cyril died on 14 Apr 1973.


Children

They had the following children:


5.1 Dennis James Golder


Marriage

Dennis married Heather Loveridge .


5.2 Judith Patricia Golder


Marriage

Judith married Kevin Walter Steiner .


5.3 Noreen Mary Golder


Marriage

Noreen married Neville Jamieson .


5.4 Bernard Joseph Golder


Marriage

Bernard married Karen Hoogenboom .


6. Marjorie Clare Golder (1918 - 2004)

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


Marjorie was born on 6 Jul 1918. Marjorie was employed as a Shop Assistant. Shone in artistic area - always gained high marks for handwriting and drawing.


Marriage

Marjorie married John (Jack) Coe (1920 - 2007). Jack was born in 1920 and died on December 2007 in Hastings, New Zealand at age of 87


Death

She died1 on 6 Sep 2004 in Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital, Hastings, New Zealand.


Children

They had the following children:


6.1 Dianne Margaret Coe (???? - 1975)

Dianne was employed in Upper Hutt, New Zealand; Occupation: Bacteriologist.


Marriage

Dianne married Clive Henderson .


Death

Dianne died on 20 May 1975. She died 14 days after her 3rd child Paula was born.


6.2 Paul Coe


Marriage

Paul married Susan ??? .



7. Phyllis Josephine Golder (1922 - 1977)

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


Phyllis was born in 1922 in Woodville, New Zealand.


Marriage

Phyllis married David Halpin (1922 - 2003).


Death

She died on 6 Apr 1977. Lived in Greenmeadows, Napier and then Palmerston North.

Children

They had the following children:


7.1 Virgina Halpin


Marriage

Virgina married Roger Longman.



8. Leo Joseph Golder (1924 - 1996)

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


Leo was born in 1924. He was employed as a Farmer.


Marriage

Leo married Eileen O’Connor (1926 - 2002).


Death

Leo died on 10 Dec 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand.
His wife Eileen died on 23 Jul 2002 in Auckland, New Zealand. Both of them are buried in Returned Services Block E Lot 24 Manakau Memorial Gardens, Manakau, Auckland, New Zealand.


Children

They had the following children:


8.1 Timothy James Golder


Marriage

Timothy married Theresa Francescangeli .


8.2 Patricia Jane Golder


Marriage

Patricia married Philip Williams .


8.3 Mary Margarite Golder


Marriage

Mary married Mark Larvin .


8.4 Ann Marie Golder


8.5 Elaine Frances Golder


Marriage

Elaine married Scott Bright .


8.6 Theresa Mary Golder


8.7 Gerard Patrick Golder



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