by Rhonda WILSON
My husband’s parents were Robert George WILSON and Beverly Joy Wilson nee WYBER. Robert George Wilson (known as George) was born 8/1/1930 in Clinton and died 15/12/2002 in Balclutha. His parents were George Wilson and Ethel May Wilson nee FERGUSON.
Robert George Wilson spent all his life in Clinton he drove buses for many years as well as doing shifts on trucks and then driving a bulky before he retired. His wife Beverly Joy Wilson (known as Joy) was born in Milton where she meet George and was married then moving to Clinton where she spent her life with George until after his death. She then moved back to Milton to be closer and have the support of her siblings.
According to George Wilson Senior’s marriage certificate he was born in Kaikoura to Robert Henry Wilson and Sarah Wilson nee WOODS and he was 29. But I can not find any proof of this. I know he is buried in Clinton and when, but no where can I find a birth date. Not even in the family bible.
He and his wife Ethel May were married at Clinton 19/12/1928. It also tells me that his usual residence was Gisborne so I then went looking and think I may have found his parents in a Gisborne Cemetery and that there was a small place called Kaikora North in that region.
Is anyone able to help me or able to point me in the right direction? As for the Fergusons and the Wybers they both go back about five generations in the Clutha District. More about them another time.
These are family stories from some of our members.