SOME OF MY WATERSON ANCESTORS
(My grandparents, my mother (Ellen), uncles and aunts)
Left to right top row
Freda, Clare, Ellen, Allen, Roy
Vera, Elizabeth (nee Knapp) holding Joey(died 10mths old) James, Mabel
Ray, Daphne, Enid & Jim (twins)
This is the house where they lived in The Waterson Line, Dalefield. This house burned down and another house was built nearby, which is still there today. Elizabth is there with 6 of the children.
The house was sold to some relatives and they moved to Waverley and separated some time later. James had a butcher shop there and Elizabeth had Tea Rooms.
Enid and Vera went to work for the Waverley local paper as the owner asked James if two of his daughters could come to work for him. Enid became a compositor, then later women were stopped being compositors. Later she worked for the Morrinsville paper and when she moved to Auckland she started her own printing business in The Depression time, called Te Wahine Printer. Princess Te Puea was a customer of hers. Daphne's husband, George Roddick, went into partnership with Enid. The business was named Waterson & Roddick Ltd, and had a small bookshop at the front, which Daphne looked after, in Albert Street, Auckland.
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