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William Wildman

Birthplace: Settle, Craven, North Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: August 02, 1897 (54)
Devonport, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Meadowbank, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wildman and Margaret Wildman
Husband of Eliza Jane Wildman
Father of Susannah Howarth; Margaret Cleverdon and John Proctor Wildman

Occupation: Wildman & Arey
Find A Grave ID: 216665461
Managed by: Private User
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About William Wildman

The funeral of the late Mr. William Wildman of Devonport, took place yesterday afternoon. The cortege, consisting of carriages, and a number on foot, the latter following to Custom Street East, left the Devonport Ferry Company's wharf at two p.m for Purewa. Before the funeral started for Auckland, a service was held at Holy Trinity Church, Devonport. The opening sentences of the service were read by Canon Nelson of St.Paul's and on the body being deposited in front of the chancel, the choir sang the 90th psalm. The Rev. E. Haytor Car of Holy Trinity Church, read the lesson from Corinthians 1:15 after which the choir sang, "Now the Labourer's Task is O'er." Canon Bales, gave an address, deceased having been for the past five years connected with Holy Trinity Church. The hearse, followed by a number of mourners and friends of the deceased, then proceeded to the Victoria Wharf, the remains being brought across in one of the Devonport Ferry Company's boats. The deceased was buried beside his mother in the Purewa Cemetery, the service at the grave-side, which was of an impressive nature, being conducted by Canon Nelson. Source: New Zealand Herald (4 August 1897, p. 4).

WILDMAN AND LYELL, Booksellers, Stationers, Etc., Victoria Arcade, Auckland. This business was founded in 1886, on the completion of the Arcade, by the late Mr. W. Wildman, who secured the lease of the corner. At a later period, Mr. Alfred Kidd joined the firm, but in 1989 withdrew from the partnership. In 1890 the name was changed to Wildman and Lyell, by the addition of Mr. W. S. Lyell to the proprietary; and prior to the death of Mr. Wildman, whose health broke down at this time, Mr. J. A. Lyell, a brother of the original partner, and also Mr. W. E. Arey, who is now the sole manager, were taken into partnership. The business since its inauguration has grown by leaps and bounds, and at the present time it is one of the most important booksellers' and stationers' shops in Auckland. Messrs Wildman and Lyell always keep a first-rate assortment of the popular Colonial library, published in England. New Zealander, instead of having to pay about 6s a copy for a book, written by a leading author of the day, as they would have to if they were in England, are able, through the establishment of this library, to buy the work for 3s 6d, cloth bound, and 2s 6d, paper bound. Messrs Wildman and Lyell have a reputation for being the first to receive from England the very latest publications. Source: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand {Auckland Provincial District, 1902].

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William Wildman's Timeline

March 15, 1843
St Alkelda's Church, Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
March 1843
Settle, Craven, North Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
New Zealand
New Zealand
October 8, 1890
New Zealand
August 2, 1897
Age 54
Devonport, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
August 3, 1897
Age 54
Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand