EAGLE, Isaac Nickles

Isaac Nickles Eagle
Isaac Nickles Eagle born 24 March 1872 Swaffham, Norfolk, England, son of William Eagle and Elizabeth Nickles, baptised 21 May 1872 Swaffham, arrived Lyttelton, New Zealand, in the ship "Waipa" in 1876 or 1877, died 28 May 1955, Christchurch, buried Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Bromley, Christchurch, block 19, plot 16, married Frances Ellen Evans born 11 November 1866, Lyttelton, daughter of Charles Martin Evans and Catherine Martyn, died 12 July 1943 at 32 Canon Street, St Albans, Christchurch.
Isaac Nickles Eagle was born in the market town of Swaffham, Norfolk in 1872.
1. Victoria Estelle Eagle born 5 August 1897 Kaiapoi, reg. 1897/6648, died 1975
2. Alan Randolph Eagle born 7 December 1898 Kaiapoi, reg. 1899/3146, died 28 September 1969 Christchurch
3. Malcolm Ellis Eagle born 15 July 1900 Kaiapoi, reg. 1900/13616, died 31 July 1988 Timaru
4. Ronald Evan Eagle born 27 October 1903 Kaiapoi, reg. 1904/8928 died 28 June 1972 Christchurch
5. Charles William Eagle "Bill" born 2 September 1907, reg. 1907/23675, Kaiapoi died 1983
  above left - Ronald Evan Eagle, third son of Isaac Nickles Eagle, right Charles William Eagle [Bill], fourth and youngest son of Isaac Nickles Eagle, photographs courtesy of Laurence Eagle. See photographs below. 
Self portrait of Isaac Nickles Eagle
photograph courtesy of Laurence Eagle
Mr William Eagle, an old and esteemed resident of Kaiapoi, who died at his residence, "Hillbro," Cam road, Kaiapoi, on Saturday last, aged 83 years, was born at Hillsborough, Norfolk, England, in 1843.

He came to Lyttelton in the ship Waipa in 1876, and directly afterwards settled in Kaiapoi. Being apprenticed to an agricultural machinery firm in England, he soon found work in connection with agricultural machinery among farmers of the district until 1899, when he commenced business as a builder and contractor on his own account.

Mr Eagle served for several terms as a member of the Kaiapoi Borough Council. He was always entrusted with the supervision of anything in his line of work. He assisted in carrying out most of the tree planting done by the borough in the early days, the belt of poplar trees along Sidey quay being planted by him.

He was connected with the Lodge of Oddfellows since 1863, and became attached to the Loyal Kaiapoi Lodge on his arrival in New Zealand, and was a devoted and enthusiastic member of the Salvation Army for the last 36 years.

In 1869 he was married to a daughter of Mr J. Nickles, of Cockley, Clye, England. Mrs Eagle died in 1888, leaving one son and three daughters, and also a number of grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The funeral, which was largely attended, took place at the Kaiapoi Public Cemetery yesterday afternoon, four grandsons of the deceased acting as pallbearers. The service at the graveside was conducted by Lieutenant Colonel Kirk of the Salvation Army, Wellington, assisted by the local officers. Mr G. Meneer, of the Oddfellows' Lodge read the Oddfellows' burial service. A number of beautiful wreaths was received, including tributes from the grandchildren residing at Mokauiti, Waimate, and Christchurch.

Press, Volume LXII, Issue 18809, 29 September 1926
New Zealand 
from 1876
Press, Volume LX, Issue 18022, 14 March 1924, Page 16

Show at Ohoka.
Record Entries There was a record total of entries (520) at the annual spring flower show held at Ohoka last Friday in aid of the funds of the Methodist Church. The Rev. H. Cottom was chairman of the committee and Mr. W. F. Ashe secretary, while the Show itself was opened by Mr. R. W. Hawke, M.P.

The judges were: Flowers, Mr. T. D. Lennie; decorations, Mrs. T. D. Lennie; fancy work, Mrs. H. E. Evans; cookery, Mr. A. J. Kennett; photography, Mr. I. N. Eagle; school work, Mr. G. Mayer...
North Canterbury Gazette, Volume I, Issue 9, 7 October 1932, Page 12 
Band of Hope
First Meeting at Kaiapoi.
The opening of the 1933 session of the Kaiapoi Band of Hope was held, when a lantern picture evening was supplied by Mr. I. N. Eagle, the subject being "The Band of Hope." The varied number of slides and readings were found most instructive and entertaining. At the close a vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Eagle and his assistant, Mr. Adams.
North Canterbury Gazette, Volume 1, Issue 32, 17 March 1933, Page 3

 reverse inscription "Eliza Ann Morgan
born 27 August 1849 Lynn, Norfolk, died 12 May 1922"
photograph blind stamped I. N. Eagle, Kaiapoi, NZ

reverse inscription "Henry James Morgan
born 5 March 1849 Swindon, Yorkshire, died 13 October 1931"
photograph attributed to Isaac Nickles Eagle, the studio backdrop is the same as in the photograph above of his wife Eliza Ann Morgan.

Ronald Evan Eagle, third son of Isaac Nickles Eagle. Born 1903 and uncle of Laurence Eagle.
photograph blind stamped I. N. Eagle
 above photograph courtesy of Laurence Eagle
Charles William Eagle [Bill], fourth and youngest son of Isaac Nickles Eagle, born 1907 and father of Laurence Eagle.
photograph blind stamped I. N. Eagle
above photograph courtesy of Laurence Eagle
photograph blind stamped I. N. Eagle
 above photograph courtesy of Laurence Eagle
photograph blind stamped I. N. Eagle
 above photograph courtesy of Laurence Eagle
Staff and Group of Girls, "Tewai Pounamu" College, Ohoka by Isaac Nickles Eagle

Landscape Postcards
by Isaac Nickles Eagle

 Flaxton showing the church in background
by Isaac Nickles Eagle

 Flaxton Church and Churchyard showing Threlkeld headstone 
by Isaac Nickles Eagle
Kaiapoi showing bridge
by Isaac Nickles Eagle

Ohoka by Isaac Nickles Eagle
 Ohoka showing from left one of the blacksmith's shops, alleyway leading to the Miniature Rifle Club site, the store and P.O. and small houses (the latter two still inhabited by families). Further along Mill Road on the right is a gum tree still standing in the old Eyre Co. Council Office site. Family pictured are facing the Hotel and Baker's shop now the Ohoka Service Station owned by Richard Hamilton and his sons, Edward and John.

High Street, Oxford about 1914
by Isaac Nickles Eagle

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