During Sept/Oct 2014 the task of adding 1st and 2nd generation Alve descendant biographies from "Alve Road" has been completed - well almost. In the process biographies have been edited to include deaths and other updated factual information. Not all "Alve Road" photos have been available; while new and relevant photos have been added. We are reliant on family members supplying relevant pictures and updated info to complete this task. If you can provide a photo/s please scan a copy and send it/them to Terry Alve. Alternatively please post to Terry at Box 51-132, Tawa 5249 with accompanying text and your photo will be scanned and returned. Supplying a post paid envelope for return would be appreciated.
As we prepare for the Easter Sunday 2015 (5 April) mini Family Reunion, the completion of this task takes us a long way towards preparing the website for the occasion. We are encouraged at the response thus far of family members in pre-registering for the mini-Reunion. Busch, Simmons, Purdom, Pedersen plus Henry, Eddie and Dolf Alve descendants have all expressed an interest in attending. Are there any Alfred Alve descendants out there who will consider coming? We are relying on you to get the word out as we do not have a lot of email contacts.
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Bert & Gwen Davie celebrated their 60th Wedding
Anniversary on 25th February 1992
Bert and Gwen Davie celebrated their 60th Wedding anniversary in 1992 in South Canterbury. Gwen Purdom is the daughter of Carolena Alve - 5th child of Carl and Maria Theresia Alve. This photo appears in Lena's bio page in the website.
Over the summer we are adding 1st generation descendant biographies to the website.To date Mary, Charlie, Theresia, Anna, Carolena and the infants Rosa and Emma bios have been added, along with new pics.
These bio pages as they are added are password protected. You will have to join our list to get the password to enter these pages. Joining is currently FREE. Get your password HERE.
A much younger Gwen Purdom
An enhanced photo from
"Alve Road" the book.
As we convert, edit and enhance content from the 1994 publication, "Alve Road" we are seeking to improve accuracy, grammar, content, imagery and accessibility. We love to receive your feedback. From our perspective, News Blog comments are best. They make you responses publicly available and they facilitate our editing processes. Email or other content is acceptable and will be acted on.
Another picture (right) associated with Carolena's bio also features Gwen Purdom. The original of this photo from around 1923 is very badly spotted and damaged. With the aid of computer technology we have been able to significantly improve this image. The original (it also appeared in the Book) appears below.
N.B: Clicking on the photos in this post will give you an enlarged view of them.
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