Rebecca Dack and her family

Photo taken June 1904.
L to R: Rebecca Maud Miles, formerly Dowdle, née Dack, with baby Marion Adeline (she married Jack Christie, 3 children).
Child standing: Edith Elvira (she married Matthew Wright, 1 son died at 21 mths, buried with Rebecca. Her 2nd Marriage was to Alan Adams, no children.) Edith Elvira died in her 102nd year.
Man sitting: husband Fredrick Miles holding Elsie Alexandra (she married Matthew Speller 1 child).
Man standing at end: Fredrick Dowdle, Rebeccas son from 1st marriage (he married Annie Gibson. Annie's surname was in fact Mackechnie.)
1 son not born yet at the time the picture was taken, James (he married Eileen Foss, 2 children).


Here is Rebecca later in her life, with her granddaughter Joan MarionChristie, the daughter of Marion (the baby on her lap in the top photo).


All G/ children of Rebecca are still alive except Matthew Wright.

I have been unable to find date of Rebecca's arrival in NZ.
Rebeccas 1st Marriage to John Dowdle was in 1887. (John died early 1890s), her 2nd Marriage was to Fredrick Miles1898.
Man standing in rear in photo is unknown.

 Rebeccas death cert states father as Matthew Dack occupation Silver smith.Mothers maiden name Maryann Browne.
Rebecca died Jan 4th 1928.

John Christie, New Zealand



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