Albert James FAIL (1856 – 1916)
NameAlbert James Fail
Birthdate18 April 1855
Date of death10 February 1916
Place of deathNapier
- John William Fail
- Sarah Fail
Arrived in Auckland with his family about 1865; came to Hawke’s Bay about 1876
Occupation of cooper; in partnership with a Mr Boyce until about 1885; operated on his own from Clive until after 1897 flood when he moved his family and business to 410 Eastbourne Street, Hastings; employed sons, Leon and Alan
His family took part in many community activities, including hockey and music. At one time, all of his sons were in the Hawke’s Bay hockey team.
[Information from “Fail Family in New Zealand – Progression by Succession – ‘Our Story’ “, by Anne Compton and Margaret Wilton]
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