Uncle Jim was the third child and second son of Reuben and Rosaline Crawshaw.  He was born on the 12.12.1909.  His Father, Reuben, worked for  the N Z Railways as a Guard and as Reuben was transfered about various towns of the North Island he was educated at a number of schools.  

James married Beatrice Aileen (Aunty Aileen) Walton on the 24.2.1937. They had two children, Barry and Gay.  James worked as a Livestock Agent at times and also farmed the Norton Road Dairy Farm he inherited.  James died on the 21.8.1982.

             James and Aileen's Wedding.

              Bridesmaid: Joyce Walton  

              Bestman: Lou Crawshaw

Above left: Uncle Jim  visiting us about  1947

Left: Jim  in younger times