RING, Claude

Claude Ring
born circa 1887 Greymouth, New Zealand
 died 30 August 1971 Christchurch, New Zealand

James Claude Ring (known as Claude) was born about 1887 the son of the Greymouth photographer, James Ring. He married at Knox Church, Dunedin on 24 June 1911 to Winifred Margaret Beattie the youngest daughter of the late Robert Beattie of Christchurch.

Claude Ring.
After the church services at the Presbyterian Church last evening the choir assembled to make a presentation to Mr Claude Ring, who leaves this morning for Dunedin to be married to Miss Beattie. Mr Moss, in presenting Mr Ring with a handsome travelling bag, wished him every happiness in his married life. Mr Ring thanked the members for their handsome present and kind wishes. 
Grey River Argus, 19 June 1911, Page 5

Children included:
1. Claudia Margaret Ring born 28 April 1912, reg. 1912/8173.  

2. Denis Gilbert Ring, born 5 August 1915, died 2 June 1984, reg. 1984/45141, married 25 November 1944 at St. Mary's Church, Merivale, Christchurch by Archdeacon A. J. Petrie, Rima Awa Smith, second daughter of Mr and Mrs E. . V. Smith of Kowai Bush, born 25 September 1917, died 1 July 2010, reg. 2010/15680.  

3. Janette Winifred Ring born 13 March 1922 at 46 Naseby street, Merivale, Christchurch, died 4 October 2003, reg. 2003/22583, married 24 July 1943 at St. Mary's Church, Merivale, Christchurch by Archdeacon A. J. Petrie, James Douglas Sinclair, son of the late Mr. and Mrs J. A. Sinclair of Timaru.

In 1964 he was living at 101 Innes Road, Christchurch and died at Christchurch on 30 August 1971.

 James Ring with his sons Leslie, Gus and Claude, in Greymouth. 
Shanks, Claudia: Photographs of the Prince of Wales, Ring family and Rangiruru School. 
Ref: PAColl-2059-1-1. 
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. 

Stewart Dawson Building
222 High Street, Christchurch
1919 - circa 1955

succeeded Walter Clegg about January 1919

In 1919 Claude Ring took over the photographic business of Walter Clegg situated in the Stewart Dawson Building, at 222 High Street, Christchurch and he remained there until at least 1955. 

Press, Volume LV, Issue 16436, 1 February 1919, Page 12

 Canterbury Society of Arts, 40th Annual Exhibition, Catalogue 1920, 
page 101, Christchurch Art Gallery

Canterbury Society of Arts, 41st Annual Exhibition, Catalogue 1921, 
page 79, Christchurch Art Gallery


 Canterbury Society of Arts, 42nd Annual Exhibition, Catalogue 1922, 
page 77, Christchurch Art Gallery

Mr Claude Ring, of Christchurch, has been appointed photographer to the Governor-General (Lord Jellicoe).
Press, Volume LIX, Issue 17677, 1 February 1923, Page 7


Canterbury Society of Arts, 43rd Annual Exhibition, Catalogue 1923, 
page 51, Christchurch Art Gallery

Canterbury Society of Arts, 44th Annual Exhibition, Catalogue 1924, 
page 51, Christchurch Art Gallery

 above - an unidentified women by Claude Ring, Christchurch.

  above - an unidentified sailor of the HMNZS Leander by Claude Ring, Christchurch.

above - "The Bristol" Staff Christchurch 1928

above - The marriage on 3 December 1948 of Marjorie Hight, pictured here with her parents Thomas Clayton Hight and Linda Mary Hight nee Chambers at the Rangiora Methodist Church.

22 November 1945

James George Herdman, Manager of Dalgety and Company Ltd, Christchurch (died 1931) from the Dalgety Album
by Claude Ring

"Boyd" by Claude Ring

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