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Thomas Hingston

Birthplace: Bristol, England (United Kingdom)
Death: March 30, 1891 (48)
Maketū, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand (Drowned)
Place of Burial: [Plot 1836.], Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hingston and Mary Hingston
Husband of Anna Mary Hingston
Father of Frederick Ernest Hingston and Edith Mary Harris
Brother of Gertrude Mary Tanner and Amy Roberta Hingston

Find A Grave ID: 42718534
Immigration to New Zealand: Oxford, April 1881
Managed by: Private User
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About Thomas Hingston

SAD DROWNING ACCIDENT. We regret to learn of the death of Mr Hingston, of Te Puke, by drowning; while bathing in the Waihi Creek, near Maketu, on Easter Monday. The deceased gentleman and his family had gone picnicking to the Waihi, which is a favourite resort of the Te Pukeites for that purpose. Mr Hingston and his son went into the creek to bathe. He swam to the opposite bank, and was returning when suddenly he sank. His son ran off to give the alarm to the ladies, not noticing a Maori close at hand, who might have given assistance. About 3. 30 p.m., Mr A. Warbrick, manager at Matata of Mr Symonds' sulphur works there, (who was on his way from Matata to Mr Symonds here to talk over the proposed purchase of a new sulphur deposit) arrived at Waihi. He, on being applied to by Mr Hingston's family, searched for the body, accompanied by a Maori in a canoe. Mr Warbrick saw the body at the bottom near the bar. He dived, and dislodged it, and succeeded in getting a rope about it and getting it into the canoe. The body was brought ashore, and Mr Benner, Postmaster, Maketu, did his best to restore animation by means of an electric battery, but without avail. Mr Hingston and family arrived here in the Lady Jocelyn as one of Mr Stewart's special settlers. The sad occurrence has cast a gloom over the district and much sympathy is expressed for the family. BAY OF PLENTY TIMES, VOLUME XVIII, ISSUE 2609, 1 APRIL 1891, PAGE 2.

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Thomas Hingston's Timeline

March 15, 1843
Bristol, England (United Kingdom)
March 30, 1891
Age 48
Maketū, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand
March 30, 1891
Age 48
Old Te Puke Cemetery, [Plot 1836.], Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand