Ethel was born in 1879 in Auckland to William and Jane Gallot.
Ethel married, hairdresser, James Jensen on March 21 1900, in St James Presbyterian Church, Auckland, when she was 20 years old. James, born Jens Olai Jensen (birth certificate) in Norsewood New Zealand 12 June 1875, was the son of Thomas JENSEN (FORLAND) and Eli (Ellen) JONSDATTER DRIVENES from Norway.
James and Ethel had 3 sons; Reginald James (1901-1989), Tom (1902-1987) and Arthur Owen (1905-1978). Reggie worked at Farmers in central Auckland and another of the sons took after his father to become a barber.
Ethel, along with her brothers, was named as a major beneficiary in Jane Gallot's will.
On April 24 1934, aged 55 years, Ethel committed
suicide by drowning herself in Auckland harbour. James remarried in 12
March 1935 to Elizabeth Ann Hosking, she died 17 April 1970
James remarried, to Elizabeth Ann Hoskings and died on October 6th 1947 in Herne Bay of cronic Pneumonia.
James and both of his wives were buried at Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand
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