Joy Clist, d. 1935

Bessie Eunice Scarlett

Bessie Eunice Scarlett

Female 1919 - 1990  (71 years)

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  • Name Bessie Eunice Scarlett 
    Born 09 Apr 1919  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 01 Dec 1990  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mangere Lawn Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19  Clist Connections
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2008 

    Father Albert Thomas Scarlett,   b. 19 Jul 1889, Arapito, Karamea, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1968  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Clara Homan Mason,   b. 18 Aug 1889, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1993  (Age 104 years) 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eric Leonard George Clist,   b. 12 Jan 1914, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1995, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1937  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Roger Selwyn Clist,   b. 25 Apr 1946, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2008 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Bessie Scarlett's Needle Pouch
    Bessie Scarlett's Needle Pouch
    This hand-stitched leather pouch contains four cloth pages to hold needles, pins, safety pins, thread, and buttons. Decorated by pokerwork and marked "Greetings from Karamea NZ" this souvenir is from the tiny remote West Coast town in the South Island of New Zealand where our ancestor Daniel Scarlett settled with his family in 1874. Valerie Scarlett (age 15), his great-grandchild was brought up in Karamea, and she gave it to her cousin Bessie Scarlett (my mother, age 14) in Auckland. It is inscribed in ink "To dear Bessie with much love from Valerie 1933". In 1970 Bessie, my mother, gave it to me as a travel accessory prior to going to live in London in 1970. It is still in use, frequently for needles to remove splinters! (Notes by Roger Clist, Aug 2021)

    Histories
    Grandpa James George Scarlett (b. 1862)
    Grandpa James George Scarlett (b. 1862)
    as told by his granddaughter Bessie Clist
    Found among Bessie's handwritten memorabilia. Bessie's parents Albert Thomas Scarlett (1889-1968) m. Clara Homan Mason (1889-1993) and they lived in Auckland. Grandpa lived at Arapito, Karamea, in the South Island of New Zealand. He was aged 12 when his father Daniel Scarlett and family arrived in 1874, being one of the original settlors.
    Grandma Mary Scarlett ne้ Mulvay (b. 1869)
    Grandma Mary Scarlett ne้ Mulvay (b. 1869)
    as told by her granddaughter Bessie Clist
    Found among Bessie's handwritten memorabilia. Bessie's Grandma Mary Scarlett was born in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. When married she lived at Arapito, Karamea, also in the South Island. She was a widow for many years and died in 1941. She is buried in Karamea Cemetery.

    Folios
    Bessie Scarlett's Anthology Book (1931)
    Bessie Scarlett's Anthology Book (1931)
    by Roger Clist
    My mother's school book containing 24 pages of handwritten classical poems. I judge that she would be aged 12 and attending Standard 6 (now Year 8) which was then the most advanced class at Maungawhau School, Wairiki Rd, Mt Eden. Us children also attended this school but by then Standards 5 and 6 had become Forms 1 and 2 at Balmoral Intermediate School in Brixton Rd. I love the neatness of her printing and the way she coped with correcting mistakes in plain view. The quaint advertisements on the covers would be sponsorships to reduce stationery costs. I remember my mother's delight in reading them to us, especially "Cargoes" (p4) and "Drake's Drum" (p10) both of which have attractive rhythm and emphasis.