ANNIE WELHAM ( 9th child of Nathan and Jane )
Born 3 June, 1873 (Milton, N.Z.), died 2 July 1929 Opiki, N.Z.), buried 5 July 1929.
Was born in Milton (Candletown) – her parents were Nathan Welham and Jane Davies.
had 6 brothers – Harry (eldest), Will, Tom. Alf, George, and Sam. Sam was the youngest brother and Annie was the youngest child. When she was about 12, her brothers bought her a Singer sewing machine which she loved to use, she
loved sewing. She used to sing while she sewed.
She had beautiful waving dark hair, every hair curled, and it did not take long to do each morning,
just a careless knot and it looked lovely all day. She was a very loving person, with a strong sense of humour. She saw the funny side of most things and was a very lively person to have around, fill of cheerful talk, laughter and songs. She
was also a very patient person, and undemanding.
In middle age, she quietly endured the problems of a difficult menopause but collapsed in a coma from prolonged
bleeding and developed severe diabetes. Without the benefit of modern treatment, the disease caused rapid deterioration, blindness and eventual death at the age of 56.
Photo supplied by Amanda Miller.