Reuben Crawshaw was born on the 14.4.1877 at Pakuranga, Auckland N Z. He died on the 4.12.1950 at Orewa, North of Auckland, age 73. He was the eigth and last child of John and Elizabeth Crawshaw . He married Rosaline Agnes Forrest the tenth child of of James and Sarah Forrest at Cambridge on the 4.6.1902. Reuben worked for the New Zealand Railways as a Porter or a Guard early in their married life and because he got moved around various North Island railway towns their children were educated at various schools. Later the family purchased a dairy farm at Norton Road, Frankton, Hamilton. They retired to Orewa, North of Auckland. His last job there was as a Town Warden during the second World war. Reuben and Rosaline were buried at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Warkworth.
The five children of Reuben Crawshaw and Rosaline Agnes Forrest are:
Louis Crawshaw born 23.4.1903. Died 1.3.1968. Married Joyce Litten 4.5.1948
Mavis Rosaline Crawshaw born 10.3.1906. Died 28.10.1971. age 64. Married Davie Burns Trotter 30.5.1934
James Crawshaw born 12.12.1909. Died 21.8.1982. Married Aileen Walton 12.2.1937
Lily Forrest Crawshaw born 10.11.1911. Died 22.8.1974. Married Fredrick Joseph Anderson 5.4.1933.
Reubena Alexander Crawshaw, born 18.4.1919. Died 27.8.1967. Never married.
Above: Reuben and Rosaline, and their headstone at the Anglican Cemetery at Warkworth
Below: Their wedding at Cambridge 4.6.1902. James Forrest sitting by Reuben, Sarah behind Rosalind, Grace behind.