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Family of Frederick James Attfield and Emma Marshall

Husband: Frederick James Attfield (1870-1945)
Wife: Emma Marshall (c. 1870-1936)
Children: Alice Emma Attfield (1893-1916)
Noel Courtney Attfield ( - )
Marriage 1892 New Zealand

Husband: Frederick James Attfield

Name: Frederick James Attfield
Sex: Male
Father: Charles Robert Attfield (1832-1892)
Mother: Elizabeth Haig (1846-1895)
Birth 26 Jul 1870 Clyde, Otago, New Zealand
Death 7 Aug 1945 (age 75) Palmerston North, New Zealand

Wife: Emma Marshall

Name: Emma Marshall
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth c. 1870
Death 1936 (age 65-66) New Zealand

Child 1: Alice Emma Attfield

Name: Alice Emma Attfield
Sex: Female
Spouse: Thomas Reginald George ( - )
Birth 1893 New Zealand
Death 1916 (age 22-23) New Zealand

Child 2: Noel Courtney Attfield

Name: Noel Courtney Attfield
Sex: Male
Spouse: Emma Georgina Gavey ( - )
Birth Australia

Note on Husband: Frederick James Attfield



The death occurred in Palmerston North on Wednesday of Mr. F. J. Attfield, who had been connected with racing for a number of years, both as an owner and breeder and as proprietor of an accommodation-house for trainers and jockeys at Awapuni. Immediately after the first war in Europe he secured the Martian mare Minsk, and with the late Con. Heed in the saddle he won races in close succession at Feilding and Awapuni. However, with the mare failing to carry; her account further, Mr. Attfield disposed of her.

Probably his best winner was that speedy but erratic mare Golden Chant, who in the 1935-36 season won £411 for her owner, two of her successes coming when pitted against the best at Trentham. Mr. Attfield did not enjoy the same good fortune with Bazaine, a younger brother to Golden Chant, although this son of Conchita also won races. At the close of her career Golden Chant went to the stud, and she had produced two foals to Lackham when an attractive offer from overseas led to the Arausio mare leaving this country. Mr. Attfield raced Cheetah and Chamberlain, but neither proved up to the class of their dam. Throughout the racing careers of the horses mentioned Mr. Attfield personally supervised their preparation, but a few years back he decided to retire from his property at Awapuni. and he took up his residence in Ferguson Street, Palmerston North.

OPPORTUNITY LOST. The sale of Minsk was an act that Mr. Attfield regretted in later years, for this well-bred mare was destined to found a great family.

Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 37, 13 August 1945, Page 8

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