Ernest Gallot & Annie McLaughlin
Ernest was born on July 28 1875 to William and Jane Gallot in Auckland and grew to become a bootmaker by trade, completing his apprenticeship at Trenwiths.
On May 4 1898 Ernest married Annie McLaughlin. Ernest was a heavy drinker. He played the piano by ear in pubs for free drinks and sometimes would steal money from the housekeeping. There were many such disagreements, with Annie throwing her husband out several times before they finally separated after the birth of Eric.
The Origin of the Anderson family name
Annie McLaughlin came to NZ to Auckland from Northern Ireland, when she was only 1 year old, in 1874 aboard the' Queen of Nations', which was eventually wrecked and sunk off the coast of New South Wales in 1881. Her mother died in 1882 and Annie and her younger brother Marcus were sent to live in Thames with their Aunt Margaret Jane (nee McCann) who had come out on the boat with them and who had married James Wright Anderson. The Andersons, who appear to have had money and no children, had moved back to Auckland by 1910 and helped Annie with her family after she had separated from Ernest. Annie obviously looked on him as a father, the couple were known as Old Uncle and Old Auntie to the children and after his wife died Annie nursed him and he was buried from their house.
Ernest, like his brother, Harold and nephew, Lawrence, served in the Army. Ernie was a private with the Canterbury Regiment of the 1st NZEF. Ernest was on a troop ship of in France when the armistice was called, so her never actually saw any action.
Ernest died on April 2nd 1935 only 1 year before his eldest son James.
On 4th April the following appeared;
“Ernest, beloved son of the late William George and Jane Gallot, aged 59 years. Funeral leaves Sibuns Chapel, Newmarket 2 p.m. today”
and on the 5th
“Gallot; at Auckland, Ernest, husband of Annie was Intermed at Waikumete cemetery yesterday”
Annie died on December 7 1943 at the age of 70 and lies in Waikumete cemetery (K/2/4) beneath the headstone marked;
“Our dear mother. In memory of Annie Gallot, called to rest December 7 1943; aged 70”
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