Arthur Jackson was born in January 1883 with twin brother Albert in Fitzroy to parents Laurence Jackson and Mahalia Mead.
Arthur and older brother Robert Jackson were raised by their mother’s sister Elizabeth Mead and her English born husband Ernest Pateman, a cigar maker.
The family immigrated to New Zealand in 1898, for him to become Manager of a Cigar Factory in Auckland.
In 1911 Arthur was living alone in Hawkes Bay and is described as a shepherd on the electoral roll.
In 1919 he is living on Tamumu Station in Hawkes Bay as a shepherd. In 1925 at the age of 42, Arthur married Ellen Creedy, aged 40. In 1935 and 1946 he is still at Tamumu Station with wife Ellen.
In 1954 Ellen and Arthur have moved to Watt Street, Waipawa, Hawkes Bay. He is still listed as a shepherd. There are no children listed with them in any of the years covered by the electoral rolls.
In a 1955 Calendar sent to his Australian family, he lived in Napier, New Zealand. Arthur kept in touch with his brother Albert and their family, and sent a couple of photos of his wife, and every year would send a New Zealand pictorial calendar.
Arthur and Ellen are pictured here in 1933.
Arthur died on 16 Aug 1955 in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand aged 73. His brother Robert died the same year in the same town.
Ellen Jackson disappears from Hawkes Bay after the death of her husband in the electoral rolls, so I’m unsure if she died, or moved away.