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Margaret Guthrie Kidd

F, #5308, b. 12 December 1890, d. 30 September 1972
Last Edited: 3 Mar 2018
1959 Margaret Guthrie Kidd Gear Golden Wedding


Father*: William Kidd b. 5 Sep 1860, d. 17 Jul 1927
Mother*: Ann McQueen Alexander b. 1867, d. 20 Oct 1914
  • Birth*: Margaret Guthrie Kidd was born on 12 December 1890 at Brunnerton, Buller, New Zealand.1,2,3
  • She was the daughter of William Kidd and Ann McQueen Alexander.
  • Marriage: Margaret Guthrie Kidd married Edward Henry Gear, son of Charles John Gear and Sophia Ann Bates Moore, on Tuesday, 10 August 1909 at residence of William Kidd, Millerton, Buller, New Zealand; Henry was a 22 year-old bachelor & blacksmith born in Westport and residing in Millerton. Margaret was an 18 year-old spinster with no listed profession, born in Brunnerton and residing in Millerton. Married by certificate. Both signed their names. Marriage witnesses: James BROWN (storekeeper at Millerton), Myrtle KENNEDY (domestic duties) & William KIDD (Margaret’s father).4,2,3
    August 9th 1909, Millerton, New Zealand. Wedding of Margaret Guthrie Kidd and Edward Henry Gear.
    Wedding party L-R : William Esau Kidd (with unknown best man seated in front), Isabella Kidd aged 20, Margaret Guthrie Kidd, bride aged 18, Edward Henry Gear, groom aged 22, Elizabeth Ann McQueen Kidd aged 11, Ann McQueen Kidd, mother of the bride aged 42, on her knee Fred Fox aged 2, Frances Fox nee Kidd aged 22, Margaret Guthrie Broadfoot, sister of the mother of the bride aged 39, Thomas Alexander aged 84, Jack Broadfoot holding his son Johnny, Thomas Alexander Kidd aged 21, Albert Kidd aged 15 seated on ground. Unfortunately the father of the bride, William Kidd, was standing at the extreme left hand side, but the photographer had his thumb over the lens and William Kidd was blotted out!
  • Death*: Margaret Guthrie Kidd died on 30 September 1972 at Westport, Buller, New Zealand, at age 81.2,3
    September 1972 at the old homestead on the morning of Margaret Guthrie Kidd Gear's funeral.
    Front L-R: Margaret Guthrie Gear, Thora Gear, Dardenella (Della) Gear, Doris May Gear, Phyllis Isabel Gear, Maud Sophia Ann Gear (the eldest).
    Back L-R: James Simpson Gear, Donald Allan Gear, Robert Alexander Gear, Thomas Alexander Gear, John Charles Gear, Gilbert Niven Gear, David Henry Edward Gear, Albert Henry Edward Gear.
  • Name-Married: Her married name was Gear.2
  • Married Name: As of 10 August 1909, her married name was Gear.


Edward Henry Gear b. 11 Nov 1887, d. 12 Dec 1958


Maud Sophia Ann Gear+5 b. 18 Nov 1909, d. 16 Nov 1990
Phyllis Isabel Gear2 b. 10 Jul 1911, d. 1991
Doris May Gear2 b. 20 May 1914, d. 23 Feb 1996
Dardenella Gear2 b. 2 Dec 1915, d. 24 Jun 2014
Albert Henry Edward Gear2 b. 14 Mar 1917, d. 28 Nov 1990
Thora Gear2 b. 31 Aug 1918, d. 11 Sep 2000
David Henry Edward Gear2 b. 27 Mar 1920, d. 18 Sep 2008
Gilbert Niven Gear2 b. 27 Aug 1921, d. 25 Feb 2005
John Charles Gear2 b. 25 Feb 1923, d. 18 Sep 2012
Margaret Guthrie Gear2 b. 10 Jul 1924, d. 10 Dec 1992
Frederick William Gear2 b. 7 Feb 1926, d. 7 Sep 1945
Robert Alexander Gear2 b. 9 Mar 1929, d. 27 Oct 2000
Donald Allan Gear+2 b. 5 Jan 1931, d. 8 Feb 2010


  1. [S70] Unknown name of person, unknown record type (unknown file date), unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  2. [S123] LGB, Tait Gear & related surnames in "GEDCOM from LGB via FB", listserve message to Facebook, 2015. Printout dated 11/11/2015, [Nov 2015]. Hereinafter cited as GEDCOM LGB.
  3. [S40] From CFmsM [Mar 2010].
  4. [S98] Unknown name of person, unknown record type (unknown file date), unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  5. [S40] CMF [Mar 2010].