DAISY ELIZABETH KIRK(1883 - 1941)
Daisy's parents Edward James Kirk and Frances Alice Kirk(nee Nugent), w ere both born in England(Reading and Holloway, London) and were married in Upper Norwood, London in 1872, but migrated to New Zealand in the s ame year and then settled in Paki Paki. Daisy, the eldest of eight chil dren (two brothers and five sisters), was born the year after they arri ved and is reported to be the first Pakeha child born in the area, whic h is a farming district south of Hastings on the main Hastings to Waipa wa road.
At first the young couple lived with Arthur's mother, Eve, at 86 Carlyl e St. Their first child, Muriel Alma Clifton was born in March 1906 whe n they were still living with Eve. Their second child Eva Francis Clift on was born on 10 January 1908 but died on 26 October 1910 of Congenita l Heart disease. She was buried in Napier and the funeral was from the C lifton family home in Carlyle Street, Napier. By 1909 they had moved to Westshore.
They moved to Wanganui between 1911 and 1914 where at first they were l ocated at 33 Harrison Street, from where Nola Liege was born, but after wards to 27 Niblett Street where they remained until Arthur's death in 1 930.
Arthur died at home in Niblett Street, after 15 months struggling with b owel cancer, on 7th June 1930 and was buried at Aramoho Cemetery in Wan ganui. He was 45 years of age.
Six years later, in 1936, Daisy married George Sullivan .
She moved to Wellington where she worked as the Housekeeper for the Lev in family at Miramar. She was not happy in her second marriage and afte r a very short period she returned to Napier.
She died on 23 August 1941 at 7 Nuffield Avenue, Napier at the age of 5 7 from Heart Failure due to Thyrotoxicosis. She was buried in Park Isla nd Cemetery.