Oswald Dunnill Avison was born 27 June 1878 in Batley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom to Andrew Avison (1834-1882) and Ann Clapham (1835-1913) and died 1954 of unspecified causes. He married Miriam A. F. Blain 5 February 1903 in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. He married Dorothy M. Emery 15 May 1933 in Clive, Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Offspring of Oswald Dunnill Avison and Miriam A. F. Blain
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thelma Avison
Oswald (Boysie) Avison
Aline Avison (1907)
Hedley Avison
Jean Avison
Roger Avison

Offspring of Oswald Dunnill Avison and Dorothy M. Emery
Name Birth Death Joined with
Francis (Frank) Avison (c1935)
Brian Avison

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Ossie was a cabinetmaker in Petone in 1905 and a piano-tuner in Hastings in 1913
  • Family tree


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