Albert James FAIL (1856 – 1916)

Name

Albert James Fail

Gender

Male

Birthdate

18 April 1855

Birthplace

London

Marriage(s)

22 January 1883

Date of death

10 February 1916

Place of death

Napier

Parents

  • John William Fail
  • Sarah Fail

Partner(s)

Children

  • Albert Leon Fail
  • Annie Bell
  • Henry (Harry) Drysdale Fail (1887-2/12/1908)
  • Ralph Hare Fail (12/9/1889-20/9/1965)
  • Clive Lawrence Fail (12/9/1889-7/6/1917)
  • Alan Walter Fail (1/4/1891-25/11/1955)
  • Grace Helen Fail (11/10/1895-26/12/1895)
  • Mildred Joan Speakman

Biography

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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