Clarice Dorothy Guthrie

Father:	????
Mother:	????

Born:	28 Apr 1919
	Raetihi, New Zealand

Husb:	Ted Torkington (1917-)

Marr:	25 Jun 1943
Was a middle child in a family of three (elder brother Lionel (????-????), younger brother David (????-????)). Grew up extremely poor in hard farming land during the Depression. Went to teachers training college in Wellington, taught for three years. Married Ted Torkington (1917-) in 1943, and had six children: Bryce Edward (``Bryce'', 1 Oct 1944-7 Nov 1944), Kay Ngaire (``Kay'', 1945-), Leslie Arthur (``Les'', 1947-), Alan Evan (``Zom'', 1949-), Barry David (``Barry'', 1950-), and Jeffrey Lewis (``Jeff'', 1958-). The death of Bryce hit her particular hard. She is a breast cancer survivor, and lives on Ti Point.


Alvin is unsure how long went between Minnie's death and the sale of the house, Ernie might have been living there. Ernie and Pearl and Ted and Dorothy were both living there at the same time as Minnie. But in the end, Ted and Dorothy moved out in disgust. An impossible situation with kids and cats and chooks in a house built for three or four people. It may be that Ernie and Pearl stayed on for a month or two or twelve. [Ask Ted]


See Trudy Astwood's interview with Ted Torkington, 1998

See Trudy Astwood's interview with Dorothy Torkington, 1998


If you have any questions, please feel free to drop Nat <nathan AT> a line.

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