3.2 LOW, Harold Beauchamp

Harold Beauchamp LOW

 

3.2 Harold Beauchamp LOW

 

Born

11 January 1878 River Styx, Christchurch, New Zealand

Parents

John GIBSON LOW and Frances Sophia PRICE

 

3.2 Harold Beauchamp LOW sitting with L-R Nellie MILNE, Cyril Francis LOW, Elizabeth AUTON and Harold Auton LOW

 

10.1 L-R Jessica AUTON, Myers AUTON, Gwen MILNE holding Cyril LOW, Stan MARSHALL, Will RUTLEDGE, Auton LOW, Harold LOW, Annie HOLDSWORTH, Elizabeth AUTON

 

 

Resided

Christchurch, New Zealand

Occupation

Entered the grocery business aged 15 and at age 22 had attained the position of manager of the Papanui Stores Co.  In 1906 opened his own grocery business corner of Barbados and Armagh Streets, Christchurch.  He was there for 10 years and at one time had five branch shops in Sydenham in Barbados Street at the corner of Colombo and Cashal Street, Linwood and at the corner of Manchester and Armagh Streets.  Later he began as a a general merchant as Messrs Lows Ltd, Manchester Street.  He was also the manager of mercantile branch of the Canterbury Farmers’ Co-operative Company in Rangiora and sales manager of the Zealand Flour Mills.  He sold out when he had a serious illness preventing him from carrying out his business for a long period.  He moved to Gisborne for health reasons becoming the first representative of the Hoover Vacuum Cleaning Company and was on the staff of the Poverty Bay Electric Power Board.  Up to the time of his last illness he was with the Gisborne Sheepfarmers’ Frozen Mean an Mercantile Co., Ltd., while later the family took over the business of Le Grand Cafe.

 

3.3 Cashel Street Christchurch, looking west across Columbo Street 1882

 

3.3 Corner of Cashel and Colombo Streets, Christchurch 1898

 

3.3 Corner of Lichfield, High and Manchester Streets 1915

 

 

3.2 LOWs tearooms

 

3.3 Back of Salisbury Road Beachfront

 

Married

Elizabeth AUTON

2 October 1906 Methodist Church, Durham Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Marriage Witnesses Jessica AUTON and Gibson LOW

 

 

3.2. Harold Beauchamp LOW and Elizabeth AUTON New Zealand Marriage Register

 

10 Elizabeth AUTON and Harold Beauchamp LOW. Marriages. Lyttelton Times, Volume CXVI, Issue 14194, 17 October 1906

 

Children

Harold Auton LOW

Cyril Francis LOW

Victor Gibson LOW

 

L-R Back – Christopher AUTON, Harold LOW, Sam and Frank AUTON. Children – Auton, Cyril and Gibson LOW

 

Resided

1917 309 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

1919 at 319 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

Occupation

1917 – 1919 Grocer

Resided

1928 at Breezes Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

Occupation

1928 Merchant

Resided

1935 at 300 Kahutia Street, Gisborne, New Zealand

Occupation

1935 Manager

 

L-R Cyril Francis LOW, Victor Gibson LOW, Harold Auton LOW

 

3.2 Harold Beauchamp LOW

 

 

3.2 Cyril Francis LOW, Elizabeth TRENGROVE, Queenie GRIFFITHS, Harold Auton LOW with their children

 

Died

29 August 1935 Cook Hospital, Gisborne, New Zealand aged 56

Cause of Death

Chronic Gastro Enteritis resection Bowell Intussuseption and Secondary Anaemia

 

3.2 Harold Beauchamp LOW New Zealand Death Registration

 

Funeral

Cochrane’s Private Chapel, William Street, Gisborne, New Zealand

Buried

Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne, New Zealand, Plot 9, Block IX

Probate

8 November 1922 no. 1591 filed Gisborne, New Zealand.  Executor Elizabeth LOW nee AUTON.  Everything left to his wife with the exception of a small bequest to his cousin Elizabeth PATTERN of 21 Calton Street, Merivale.

Headstone

LOW In Loving Memory of Harold Beauchamp 1878 – 1935. Elizabeth 1879 – 1954. Victor Gibson, 1918 – 1966

 

3.2 Headstone Harold Beauchamp LOW, Elizabeth AUTON and Victor Gibson LOW

 

3.2 Headstone Harold Beauchamp LOW, Elizabeth AUTON and Victor Gibson LOW with Headstone of Joy FOSS

 

3.2 Harold Beauchamp LOW Obituary

 

3.2 LOW, Harold Beauchamp, Obituary, Poverty Bay Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 18798, 30 August 1935

 

3.2 LOW, Harold Beauchamp, Obituary, Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21568, 3 September 1935

 

Click here for video and family story Harold Auton LOW (son of Harold Beauchamp LOW)

 

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3.2  LOW, Harold Beauchamp, New Zealand Birth Registration

3.2. Harold Beauchamp LOW and Elizabeth AUTON New Zealand Marriage Register

10 Elizabeth AUTON and Harold Beauchamp LOW. Marriages. Lyttelton Times, Volume CXVI, Issue 14194, 17 October 1906

3.2  LOW, Harold Beauchamp, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1919 Canterbury, Christchurch East

3.2  LOW, Harold Beauchamp, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1928 Canterbury, Avon

3.2  LOW, Harold Beauchamp, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1935 East Cape, Gisborne

3.2 Harold Beauchamp LOW New Zealand Death Registration

3.2  LOW, Harold Beauchamp, New Zealand Cemetery Records 1800 – 2007 East Cape, Poverty Bay

3.2 Headstone Harold Beauchamp LOW, Elizabeth AUTON and Victor Gibson LOW with Headstone of Joy FOSS

3.2 Harold Beauchamp LOW Obituary

3.2 LOW, Harold Beauchamp, Obituary, Poverty Bay Herald, Volume LXII, Issue 18798, 30 August 1935

3.2 LOW, Harold Beauchamp, Obituary, Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21568, 3 September 1935