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Monday 2 December 1918
Obituary -  001
ARCHER - Harry, an old North Canterbury res.  flour miller of Southbrook, born Essex,  arr. Lyttelton in Mermaid in 1865 ---   marr.a dau. of Mr G.WILLIS, of Malvern,  in 1876  ---
                    survived by widow, 3 sons and 2 daughters.

Obituary -  006
CRUICKSHANK -  Dr Margaret Cruickshank, died Waimate  on 28 Nov,  ------  was a NZ pioneer, of an Otago family, twin sister Miss C. Cruichshank, Lady Principal of Wanganui Girls' College,  -------

Obituary -  007
ELWOOD - Edward W. (Ted) --- theatrical advertising business,   -----  arr. by Waitangi with his parents 40 years ago.  leaves a widow and 12 children ----
CHINN -  Private W.R. interred at Rangiora Cemetery ---  with Military Honours,  ------

Estates  -  008
TAYLOR -  Joseph, of Papanui,  farmer,  ----
BISHOP -  Wedderburn  Helyar, late Christchurch,  civil servant,  Christchurch.
FLEMING - Mary,  Christchurch,  widow,
ROBERTS -  John Frith,  late of Riccarton,   Gentleman, ---

Obituary -  010
GRAY -  Miss A.  of Mangere,  ---- well known in lawn tennis circles,  Auckland's singles champion ---

Obituary -  011
HAY -  Robert, died 28 Nov. 4th son of Ebenezer Hay, son of Canterbury pioneer -- came out in Bengal Merchant  in Feb. 1840   --  Robert bought Otumarama Estate near Timaru,
                after he married  -----   widow and only daughter ----


Tuesday 3 December 1918
Wedding in India -  020
POPE - BROWN -  on 9 Sept. at Naini Tal, India,  Sister Eleanor Lawson, 2nd dau. of Mr and Mrs H.Faber Brown, Timaru  to  Major Philip Fell? Pope, Second Battalion, Indian Army.  ------ more ----

Westport -  Drownings  -  021
THELMER - Dr,    his wife and 2 children were returning home  crossing the Oparara River -----   wife and children drowned  and driver Harry HARRIS  of the gig.

Obituary  -  023
HARRIS -  John W.  of Kaikoura,  died Saturday,   born Kaikoura in  Feb. 1868,  younger son of late Henry Harris,  -----   survived by widow and large family ----

Personal Notes  -  024
KAY - Rifleman, Hugh, born Ayreshire, Scotland,  died Thursday at Chch hosp. buried Sydenham Cemetery with military honours,  ------  aged 29.  Mrs J. HAMILTON, --  Petone is a sister.
FOUNTAIN -  Charles Warwick, killed in action in France, 24 Oct. eld. son of Mr J.H.Fountain,  dentist,  -- Wellington --  
JONES -  Albert henry, son of Mr and Mrs J.H. Jones, Addington,  son been interred in Germany ----   now in London ----

Wedding -  025
KNOWLES -  PARSONS - at Rotorua, last Friday, Captain Ernest, son of Rev. W.F.Knowles,  vicar of Amberley, to Dorothy, dau. of Mr and Mrs A. Langdon Parsons, Perth, Western Australia, 
                            formerly Christchurch,   Mrs R.A. HORNE , sister of  Mrs Knowles

Sympathy - 026
MARSHALL -  at New Brighton Council meeting a motion passed expressing sympathy to Mrs C.J.Marshall -----

Obituary -  027
ROBERTSON -  David, of Wellington,  chief engineer of s.s. Star  ----   colonial of 56 years standing arr. Dunedin 31 Dec. 1863  ----


Wednesday 4 December 1918
Snippet -  028
ALLGOOD - Miss Sara, whose husband died in Wellington 2 weeks ago is to leave NZ for America, she played Peg in a recent production of "Peg o' My heart" in Chch.  her husband
                        was the leading man ---- Miss Nan TAYLOR was a member of the same company

Death -  033
CHANEL - Sister Mary, Superior of the Convent of Mercy,  Kilbirnie, --- came as a child from Ireland,  spent early years in Blenheim,   -----  lots more ---

Fatalities -  035
THEIMER -  the bodies of the late Mrs Theimer's children are still unrecovered, at Karamea,  also the body of the man Harris.
GOODWIN -  John,  aged 55 ---   dropped dead last evening ------

Personal Notes - 036
HYLAND - ex-Private George,  of 9th Reinforcements,  2nd son of Mr W. Hyland, ---Oxford, ---  aged 30.


Thursday 5 December 1918
Inquest -  042
SANDERS -  John McGannell,  at Paparua Prison,   died 3 Dec.  -------

Personal Notes  -  043
PARATA -  Solomon,  of Waikanae,  died ---  son of late Mr Wi Parata  M.P.
MASON - Blake, died at Hastings,      ----  one of NZ's  top chess players ----   
BOSWELL -  James,  died at Waihi, born Auckland,  age 74,  leaves a widow, 7 sons and 3 daughters.
PENMAN -  Mr J.O.  2nd engineer, of steamship Navua,  buried at Papetee,  ------
LIDDELL - Mrs Ada J. died Winton, Southland, on Monday, 2nd dau. of Mr F.W.STAPLES ---- Linwood, sister of Mr S.A.Staples ----
WHITE-PARSONS -  on Tuesday,  came to NZ in 1860, one of 4 sons of Mr Henry Tregonwell White-Parsons,  leaves a widow and family of grown up sons and daughters.
BARCLAY - Mr John,   died at Northland ---  on Monday  born Oamaru, age 50,   leaves a widow and 3 children ------
GAMBLE - Charles Robert, died in Wellington on Monday --   born Guernsey, age 80,  arrived in Wellington  by Ambrosine,  June 1858,  ----  twice married, leaves a widow and 4 sons   Charles,                                             Christchurch,  James, Lyttelton, ---  Henry, USA,   Edwin, Wellington,  4 daughters,  Mesdames Hooks, (Taumarunui)  McLay, (Wellington) J.Gell (London)  Miss Ada Gamble, 
                            Mr John Gamble,   is a brother.

Death - 044
WIDDOWSON - Mrs,  wife of Captain,  prior to her marriage she was a nurse at Christchurch hosp. ---


Friday 6 December 1918
Wellington -  047
Total deaths in camps in November were 229,     at Trentham had 70  and Featherston had 159.

Death -  049a
DUNN -  Miss Alice,  a survivor from the Wimmera disaster on 26 June,  has died ---- born Sydney, -----

Obituary -  050a
HASKETT -  Mrs Esther, ----- an early settler, born Kyle Park, Tipperary in 1830  and with her late hus. David came to NZ in Chrysolite in 1861,    farmed in Waimariri rd,  ---- hus. died 1901 ----

Obituary -  051
Dr LITTLE -  a doctor in the Waiau district which extended from the Weka Pass to the Conway River,  a huge area to cover ---   lots more ------

Personal Notes  from London  -  053
Engagements -
KOEBEL - GEE,  engagement announced Major Frank O. Koebel to Mary Gee, dau. of  Mr and Mrs G. Gee, ---Eastbourne, England,  and Wellington.
SHEARER - HILL - Second-Lieutenant Alfred, son of Mr William Shearer, Karori, Wellington ,  N.Z.R.B.  to  Dorothy Mary , dau. of Mr G.A.Hill, Drayton Farm, Hampshire.

Birth - 053
HOLLAND -   to Lieutenant S.T. and Mrs Holland  -  a daughter.

Marriages -  053
HARRISON  - PRYOR - marr. on 24 Sept. at Watford, Charles Faucourt, son of late Charles Fletcher Harrison,  grandson of Acrchdeacon Fancourt, NZ   to  Gertrude Alice,
                            dau. of Mr Edward T. Pryor, Densworth, Watford, Herts.
MACKENZIE - NICHOLLS - marr. 26 Sept. at Gloucester rd,  Lieutenant Hector  Bruce, 4th son of Sir Thomas and Lady Mackenzie (High Commissioner to NZ)  to  Elyn Caroline,
                            dau. of Mr Jasper  & Mrs Nicholls, Bideford, Devon, --
HALL - BIGGS -  marr. Mr John Hall R.F.A.(Christchurch)  to Miss Gwendoline Biggs  of Oxford.
GATE - JOHNSTON - Sergeant D.I. Gate of Frankton Junction  to  Miss C.E. Johnston, V.A.D. of Cannock Chase Military Hosp. ----
PARTRIDGE - SLADE - Lance-Corporal James Edwin Patterson (No 2 NZ Field Ambulance)  to Miss Mabel Slade,  marr. end of August
BLACK - STEVENSON - Lieutenant A.Travers Black to Miss Charlotte, dau. of late Robert Stevenson, of Auckland,  marr. 26 September at Chelsea.

Death - 054
PRIME -  Stanley, of W.L. Prime and Son, Napier,  2nd son of Mr W.L.Prime,  died at Trentahm Camp Hosp.  age 32, born Auckland,  leaves a widow formerly Miss Linda JOLL,
                    of Hastings  and 2 children.


Saturday 7 December 1918
Death -  059
DOUGLAS - Miss Ethel,  sister of Sir Kenneth Douglas, of Wellington, -----   her Aunt Lady DRAKE of Buckland Abbey.

Death - 060
IRVING - Sister Hannah Mary,  2nd dau. of late James Irving, M.D.  of Newark, Notts.  and Christchurch,  -------

Death -  061
ROSE - Mary Dorothea,   found lying dead ---    

Engagement -  062
WESTMACOTT - CAMPBELL - Captain H. Westmacott, of Timaru  to  Miss Jean Campbell, Christchurch

Dunedin - Death -  062
KNIGHT - Rowena, daughter of the chairman of the Hospital Board.  


Monday 9 December 1918  
Obituary -  Suva -  067
MACKAY - Colonel John Alexander,  ----  born New South Wales in 1859,  -----   lots more ---

Death -  068
MARSHALL -  Mr C.S. Marshall, M.A.  chief English master and teacher of French and Latin, at the Napier Boys' High school,  age 27 2nd son of Mr M.Y.Marshall of this city ----    

Inquest -  069
ROSE - Mary Dorothea, married of 20 Salisbury st, -----  more ----

Fatalites & Accidents  -   070
WINTERINGHAM - Mr J.  was found dead on the Dannevirke - Woodville rd, beneath his car ---  was a single man.
WHEELER -  John, aged 19 suffered a broken shoulder by falling off a horse ------
YOUNG - N.W.  while painting a house  fell into a pail of boiling water and scalded his leg -----

Engagement -  071
YOUNG - BRYAN-BROWN - Captain Charles Le Fann, son of Mr James Young  -- Palmeston North --- -----  to Stephanie Grace, dau. of Rev. W. Bryan-Brown, of Eastbourne, England --
                                    sister of late Rev. G.S.Bryan-Brown, chaplain of Christs' College, NZ


Tuesday 10 December 1918
Accidents - 071
GRAFTON - Raymond, aged 8,  knocked down by a trap and horse in Cathedral Square ---    
WHEELER -  Mr H.A. an employee of Mr L. Wilson, Teddington,  cutting firewood caught his fingers in a saw -----

Fatality - 076
HALL -  William,  aged 58, dropped dead in the train between Pahiatua and Woodville, ----  son of late John Hall, an original settler leaves 3 sons, 2 daughters ----

Snippets  -  078
RUSSELL - Mrs T.G. who died of influenza in New York,  body bought to NZ -- funeral took place in Auckland on Thursday.
JONES-GUINNESS - Miss Frida, dau. of Mr and Mrs Edgar Jones, Timaru, to Mr J.C.Guinness, Ealing, marr on 18 December 1918
ROBERTS - Mrs, relict of Commissioner of Crown Lands --  died Hokitika, on Sunday ---   
YOUNG - BRYAN-BROWN - engagement --- Captain Charles Le Fanu Young --  to Stephanie Grace Bryan-Brown , England ---  


Wednesday 11 December 1918

Death -  081
FLEMING - Mary, Principal of St Mary's College, Stratford,  died last Thursday, ------  dau. of late Mr J.S.Fleming, of Westport,  and sister of Mr Thomas R.Fleming,
                     ex-chief inspector of schools for Wellington and now for Otago.

Commission of Inquiry -  083
OWERS - Conductor William David,   a shunting accident at New Brighton, on 19 June,   will be held on 22 January ---

Railway Fatality -  084
PATTERSON - James,  body found on railway line Monday evening ---  Frederick Arthur ELLIOTT gave evidence ----  Charles MAYO, brother in law ---  aged about 40  -----

Obituary   - 085
PATTERSON - Mr G. Superintendant of Sailors' Rest at Lyttelton,  --- born Lancaster, England, about 40 years ago,  ----- came to NZ about 8 years ago --    more ---

Motor Accident at Amberley -   086
VALENTINE - Lieutenant,  a medical student from Dunedin   ---  He was on his round in a 3 seater car -----    Valentine escaped with a few bruises --  more -----

Wedding -  087
DENHAM - LIVINGSTONE - Conrad,  son of Mr Edward Denham, Sumner,  to Miss Fanny Ruth, 3rd dau. of Mr and Mrs Thomas Livingstone,  ---   more ---

Motion of Sympathy -   088
WILLS - Christchurch Presbytery passed a motion of sympathy  --- Mr William Wills who was in charge of the Sefton Parish, fell victim to the influenza.


Thursday 12 December 1918
Death - 089
McDOUGALL -  Miss Lena, 2nd dau. of Captain Alexander McDougall, of Papanui,   who died at Greymouth on Saturday  -----

Death -  092
BURN -  Mrs Margaret Gordon H. one time Principal of Otago Girls' High School died in Dunedin on Sunday aged 94.  she leaves a family  Mrs ALLAN (wife of Mr R.S.Allan C.E.) 
                    Mr D.W.Burn M.A. headmaster at Glenoamaru  and Mr Edgar Burn, head master at Romahapa.

Snippets  -   093
ANDERSON - JAMIESON - engagement - Elsie W.  Jamieson -----   to  Captain R. Leslie Anderson eld. son of Dr and Mrs Richard Anderson, Christchurch
NAPIER - Miss Sydney has been doing hospital work in Birmingham returned to NZ by the Makura ------
WHEELER -  Mrs H.B. cabled her father Mr T.G.RUSSELL  expect to be back in NZ in January.
WOOD - ANDERSON -  engagement - Flight-Lieutenant W. Brett Wood  to Kathleen M. dau. of of Dr and Mrs Richard Anderson, Chch

Accidents  and fatalities -  095
McGILLIVRAY - Mrs, wife of stock inspector Tapanui, lost yesterday in bush,  body found  at daylight  ---  drowned ----
CALLUM - Walter, aged 9 of Auckland, was killed being thrown out of a cart -------
MACFIE -  a man  while working at belfast yesterday severley injured his left hand ---  
SODERMAN - Anton  a Swede, boarder at Canterbury Hotel, Methven,   was found  ----
WALLBURTON - Richard,  aged 70, of Ashburton  ---  both men now patients at Ashburton Hosp.

Funeral write -up  -  096
PATTERSON - Lieutenant G.    a military funeral ---  more ----

Dunedin - Obituary - 097
PETRE - Frank William,  died on Tuesday ---   born Wellington, in 1847 son of late Hon. Henry W.Petre, who was 2nd son of 11th Baron Petre, of Essex, England and Chairman of
                original NZ Company ---    became an architect ---    marr. 1881 to Miss Margaret CARGILL, dau. of late Mr E.B. Cargill and had a family of 6 sons and 6 daughters. --------
 
Death    -  098
ROGERS -  Madame,  wife of M.Willy Rogers, who was entrusted by the French Government with the collection of fine art depicting the battlefields of France. ---  died at Rotorua, ----  more ---

Deaths  -  099
SUCKLING - Rev.J.B.  methodist Minister of NZ ----- came from Hartley Primitive College, Manchester, England,  10 years ago ---  marr. Miss CUSHEN, a dau. of Mayor of South Invercargill, 
                        leaves a widow and 1 child.
GARDNER - Rev. Thomas, vicar of Pongaroa,  died Monday --   youngest son of late John Gardner of Levin.  was to have married last month but wedding postponed  becauser of the epidemic.

Obituary -  100
THORNTON - Maurice, died Sunday, 1 December eld. son of Mr and Mrs W.Thornton,  sister Mrs W. STONE, of Woodlands, Glenroy died ----  aged 29 --   marr. over 2 years ago
                            to Miss Olive A.R.ROSEVEARE.   leaves a widow and little dau. -- another son Trooper Claud Thornton was killed in action in Palestine 25 Nov. 1917.


Friday 13 December 1918
Wedding -  101
HARRIES - BERRY - on 27 Nov. at -- Geraldine, Miss Gladys Marion, 4th dau. of Mr E.O. Berry, Linwood,  to Mr William Morgan, son of Mr and Mrs E. L.Harries, Geraldine,  ----   

Deaths  -  105
BLACK - Mrs,  age 76 died in London, relict of William Black,   from Merivale, Chch  only dau. of Hon. James ROLLAND, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh, ------  resided in Otago  ---  
                    1st member of NZ legislative Council app. by Sir George Grey.
CURRIE - Mr Archie, died Wellington, son of Mr and Mrs J. Currie,  Westport,  born Ashburton,  age 31 -------
PATRICK - Charles J.   ------- was a school teacher --  taught in Grey and Taranaki --  last member of original Arahura Road Board ----  leaves a widow and grown up family, 1 son in France ---

Engagement   - 107
SMEETON - GARRARD - Captain Warick J. Smeeton, R.F.A.   B.E.F. of Auckland  to Dorothy, dau of Mr C.Garrard, school inspector, Auckland.

Fatality  -  108
HUNTER - Arthur Thomas,  at Tauherenikau Hotel  --------  

Death -    109
MURRAY - Mr Gordon,  of Bank of NZ at Ohura ------

Obituary -  110
O'RORKE - E. Denis, died in England -- fall from a horse --  son of late Hon.Sir Maurice O'Rorke, Speaker of the House ---born Auckland ---  marr. Miss Amy Clifford RHODES,
                     dau of late Sir Heaton Rhodes, Papanui,  -- 2nd son killed in France,  2 sons and 1 dau.


Saturday 14 December 1918

Obituary -  114
TEDDINGTON - Mr John Eden, funeral took place on Tuesday, came here about 50 years ago ---  burial at St Peter's, Teddington,  4 sons  were pall bearers.

Killinchy - 116
NIXON - Mrs William, died ---   aged 81,  res. Killinchy over 50 years,   ------ one of earliest pioneers -----

Hastings -  117
RAMSAY - Mr Alexander, chief clerk Hastings P.O.  died aged 53 ---    been in postal service for 41 years.

Accidents  and Fatalities -  118
ROSS - James, aged 80, res. 29 Cambridge tce,  found in his bath  -------
CREE  -  Robert,   of Waiau,  found in yard of hotel in Manchester st,    died, of fractured skull ---     an inquest will be held.
BIRD -  Mary,  near 50, found dead  at 11 Willow st,  ----  an inquest will be held ---

Auckland -  119
SALE - Mr E.V. a well known cricketer,   a victim of recent influenza epidemic -----


Monday 16 December 1918
Napier -  123
DINWIDDIE -  Mr Peter,  managing director of Hawke's Bay Herald,  for over 50 years ----  

Accidents  & Fatalities - 125
BIRD -  Mary,  was found dead on a veranda of an empty house at 11 Willow st,   ------
O'CONNOR - Mr Patrick, aged 34,  a well known Geraldine farmer,    killed in car accident  -- leaves a widow and 4 children ---


Tuesday 17 December 1918
Accidents and Fatalities -  128
NESBITT    -  John,  of Nelson,  married with 10 children  ----    suffering from depression following influenza ---
MacINDOE   - Evelyn, of Wellington, aged 15, dau. of Captain MacIndoe, secretary of Merchant Service Guild,  ---  drowned  ----
MURRAY    - Mrs J.D. of Taumaruni,    was found drowned in Wanganui River -------

Funeral -  130
LLOYD -  John Joseph,  a returned soldier,  an inmate of Coronation Hosp. for 2 years --  

Obituary -  131
ROSEBY - Rev. Thomas,   former Minister of Congregational Church in Dunedin --  born Sydney, in 1844 ----  more ----


Wednesday 18 December 1918

Obituary -  134
BOURN - Arthur Henry, auctioneer, of NZ Farmers' Co-op -- son of Mr Charles Bourn. early res. Timaru, aged 50,  elder brother Mr H.S.Bourn died a few years ago, he leaves a wife and 2 children.

Fatality   -  136
HAWKE - John F.  a carpenter, aged 59 of Invercargill,  died suddenly  -- leaves a widow and 3 children.

Funeral -  137
NIXON - Mrs of Leeston,  took place on Friday, came here 50 years ago,  interment  at Ellesmere Cemetery.

Death - Kaikoura    - 137a
PEOPLES - Mr John, sen. aged 82.  resided Kaikoura 50 years  ---- leaves a widow, 5 sons and 4 daughters -----

Wedding - 138 & 138a
PROSSER - TUTTON - Walter Cooke, son of Mr A.E.prosser, Dunedin,  to  Edith, dau. of Mrs A.P.Tutton, Rangiora, and late Mr A.P. Tutton,   Miss Bertha Tutton sister of the bride -- 
                Mr E.N.T.  REESE best man ------

Probate - 143
RUTHERFORD -  Andrew, sen. of Mendip Hills,  will dated 29 June 1917 --- lists 10 legacies, most revoked --- wife Emily, ---son Norman, ---  lots more ----

Death -  143a
STEELE - Mr L.J. died last week aged 76,  res. of  Auckland,  over 25 yrs,  born Reigate, Surrey, son of Dr John Sesson Steele. studied art at Royal Academy ---  


Thursday 19 December 1918
Wedding - 139
BANKS - STEVENS -  Leonard John, 2nd son of Mr and Mrs J.Banks,  to Miss Ellen Elizabeth,  only dau. of Mr and Mrs W.Stevens, Woodbury,  Rifleman William Banks was best man,  
                Miss Winnie Banks, attended the bride ----   

Engagement - 140
CUMMING - BAXTER - Montague, son of Captain Cumming, of Gisborne    to  Olive, dau. of late David Baxter,  --- Christchurch

Death -  142
BRIGHT -  Mr Horton,  on Friday at his res, at Otaki,  aged 44 -----

Wedding -  144 & 144a
DONALDSON - NICOLL -  Captain Douglas Vernon, son of late Dr Donaldson, Dunedin  to  Dorothy Viola, dau. of Mr and Mrs H.F.Nicoll,  Hornby and Ashburton ---  Miss Marjorie Nicolls,
                                     and Miss Queenie CLARKE-JOHNSON, Wellington ------ lots more -----

Inquest  -  145
DUNCAN - Walter,  aged about 70, found dead at his res. Winters rd,  -----  more ----

Death -146
DUNPHY - Rifleman George, eld. son of Mr George Dunphy, Ashburton,  died Chch hosp. buried Ashburton Cemetery ------

Auckland -  Death - 148
KETTLE -  Mr Charles Cargill Kettle, eld. son of late Mr C.H.Kettle, ---- Dunedin,  born 4 June 1850 -- admitted barrister 14 July 1873 ----

Nelson - Death - 148a
WILKIE - Mr Alexander, an old res. of the Nelson district, son of late James Wilkie of Motueka, ---- born in 1855 --- brother in law  Mr W. PAGE ---

Funeral Write-up  -  150
BOURN -  Mr A.H., well known auctioneer, of farmers' Co-op Assos.   ---- at Linwood Cemetery ---   Master Norman Bourn (son)  Messrs John & Walter Bourn (brothers)
                         R.H.BOWIE (father in law)  H.H.FRASER  and S.R.TURNBULL (brothers in law) ---  lots more  ------

Obituary  -  -  156
GUTHRIE - Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Orr Guthrie, N.Z.M.C.  died Wellington ----  2nd son of Rev. John Guthrie, Presbyterian Church ---  came to NZ many years ago
                    as a young doctor --- -- marr. Miss May HAY, dau. of late Ebenezer Hay, Pigeon Bay,  ----     leaves a widow and dau. Miss Brenda Guthrie.


Friday 20 December 1918
Accidents  - -  152
JAMIESON - Leith, admitted to hosp from Hawarden,  suffering revolver bullet wound in left thigh ------
CHAPMAN - William J.  a waterside worker,  working alongside the s.s. Rosamond,  was knocked down  --  not seriously injured.

Snippets -  -  153
HAYHURST - RICHARDS - Miss Rita Mary Richards  to Captain Harry Hayhurst, at -- Timaru  marr. on Wednesday ---
GREGORY - DUNCAN - Miss Nora Marjory, 5th dau. of Mr A.Duncan, Auckland  to Mr J.W.C.Gregory -- Miss M.Duncan brides sister ----
BOWMAN - Miss Olive, of North Avon,  on her approaching marriage presented with a Royal Doulton tea service --------


Saturday 21 December 1918
Funeral write -up - -  157
GUTHRIE - took place yesterday at Linwood Cemetery -----   pallbearers were Mr E. Hay, Mr R.S.Hay, Mr J.C.Hay, and Mr Arnard McKellar ----  lots more names ---
 
Wedding --  158
HARRISON - EDGAR - Wilfred G. on Tuesday,  2nd son of Mr and Mrs J.Harrison, Amberley  to  Gladys mary, dau. of Mr and Mrs C.F.Edgar

Motor Accident - -  159
HUTCHISON - Mr W.E.  well known building contractor of Auckland,  died from injuries received


Monday 23 December 1918
Death - 161a
DAWE - Mr H.S.  of Ashburton, only son of James Dawe, Christchurch,  born Lyttelton,  age 34, -----   more ---

Obituary -  163
LIGGETT -  Robert, age 83, of Tullyhue, Waikuku -- born County Armagh, Ireland,  came to Canterbury 1861 by Sebastapol --- leaves a widow, 1 son and 7 daughters survive him.

Auckland -  Death -   163a
MASEFIELD - Mr R.R.O. a well known yachtsman ----   was killed on the waterfront ----   aged 48   ----  leaves a widow

Obituary -  164
RUTHERFORD - George,  of Springbank,  born Victoria in 1850, came to Canterbury in 1860 -- on his fathers farm at Leslie Hills,  and in 1873 went to Dalethorpe ---  6yrs ago sold
                                Dalethorpe  bought part of Springbank estate near Rangiora ---  in 1877 marr. Miss BARR, 2 children ---  Mr G.L.Rutherford, of Hawarden and Mrs J.F.BUCHANAN
                                he remarried Miss GERARD, had 2 children Mrs RICHARDS and Bertie Rutherford.

Accidents -  165
WILSON -  Joe, an electric linesman of Taumarunui  -- found today   ---injuries to the head ---
CLABBY -  a son of Mr Clabby was admitted to Ashburton hosp.   -- accident  -----  amputation of 2 fingers ---  

Tragic Affair  -   179
DYER -  Samuel James ,   aged 18  found on Sat. morn.   Youth found shot -  an inquest will be held today -----
 

Tuesday 24 December 1918
Wedding -  166a
GUINNESS - JONES - at Timaru, on 18 Dec. Frida, dau. of Mr and Mrs Edgar Jones  to Lieutenant J.C. son of Mr and Mrs E.R. Guinness, Timaru,  bridesmaids Miss Naumai Guinness,
                            Misses Phyllis and Enid Jones, Lieutenant S.Waymouth was best ma ----   more ---

Obituary -  167
DIAMOND -  Dr W. born Howood, near Glasgow, 54 yrs ago,  -----    in 1890 left for Australia, , where his father Dr James Diamond, was practising,   in 1894 came to Christchurch ----
                             leaves a widow, 2 daughters and 1 son ----  lots more ----

Inquest -   168
DYER - Samuel James, aged 18, ---- Joseph Galbraith Dyer, father ------  more ---

Wedding -  170
PIPER - RANSLEY - on Wed. Miss Nell Ransley  to Mr Stanley Piper ---  Miss Nellie Piper  bridesmaid,  Miss Joyce FORWARD, flower girl ---- best man Mr Lancelot STONE ----


Thursday 26 December 1918
Funeral write up -   172
DIAMOND  - Dr W. interred at Riccarton Cemetery  on Tues. -----   bearers were Dr Orchard and Messrs C.W.Bean,   W.J.Hunter,  R.Ballantyne,  W.B.Clarkson jnr,  L.B.Hart,
                     Mr W. Diamond (son)  Mr Robert Reid (cousin, Darfield) --- lots more ---

Obituary - 174
LILLY - James, --- born Suffolk, arrived Lyttelton by the Glenmark in 1865 ---   

Funeral write up - 175
RUTHERFORD - Mr George Rutherford, ---   pall bearers at Christchurch were Messrs J.F.Buchanan,  Leicester Matson,  A.W.Cook,  W.F.Watson,  pall bearers at Springfield - 
                                Messrs G.L.Rutherford,  L.A.Rutherford, D.L.Rutherford,  C.O.T. Rutherford,  S.E.Rutherford, and J.F.Buchanan.

Wedding - 176
SULLIVAN - BOWMAN - on Tues. at ---  Charles William Sullivan  to  Olive, dau. of Mr J.W.Bowman, Richmond, --- 2 sisters Miss Marie and Mary Bowman, bridesmaids,
                         Mr W. Burridge was best man  Mr B.Flood. groomsman ---  


Friday 27 December 1918
Wellington -  Death -  177
ALBRECHT - Grace, an elderly woman died on Monday  ---  son Thomas,   aged about 60 ----


Saturday 28 December 1918
Accidents & Fatalities   -  180
JOHNSON -   Invercargill -  a Swedish fisherman, single, aged 40,  drowned on Stewart Island on Christmas night, falling from a launch ---
DANKS - A.C. was riding a motor cycle with a passenger   Danks badly injured -----
HUNTER - Jean,   of Wellington,  inquest found -----  

Wedding - 182
HORWELL - SMITH - at -- Gravesend, kent, England,  on 24 Sept.  Corporal Robert C.only son of Mr and Mrs R. Horwell, ---Christchurch,   to  Josephine Smith of Gravesend.

Death - 182a
KERMODE - Private Claud Ewan,  died Cashmere ---  was accorded a Military funeral last Sat.  son of Mr Joseph Kermode ---

Wedding -  183
McKENZIE - HARE - on boxing day, James, son of Mr A. McKenzie, Culverden  to Aileen Westbury,  dau. of Mr W.E.Hare, Culverden,  Miss Vera TRAVERS, bridesmaid,
                            Joan CARDWELL, niece of bride flowergirl --- George BAKER  best man. ---- more --

Marriage - 183a
MERCER - TOBIN - to be married in a few days --  Miss Nancy Marshall  and mr B. Mercer ----  more ----
   
Golden Wedding -  184
MEGGETT - Mr and Mrs A. Megget,  of Roslyn, Dunedin ---  on Tuesday ---  early settlers of Dunedin ---  Mr Megget arrived in 1861 from Glasgow,  ----    more ---

Death -  185
SKILLING -  Robert, age 84,  died yesterday at res. of his son-in-law, Mr James Skevington, Waikuku,  --- born County Down, Ireland,  came to Canterbury in Matoka in 1860 ---  
                        52 years ago bought land in Sefton, ---   wife came to NZ in Chariot of Fame in 1863 died 5 years ago ---  leaves 2 sons, Joseph and James Skilling
                             and a daughter Mrs James Skevington.


Monday 30 December 1918
Wellington - Inquest -  186
ALBRECHT - Grace, died 23 Dec. injured by son Thomas on 4 Dec. ---   more -----

Engagements -  188
DRAYTON - HOLLAND -  Florence B. dau. of Mr and Mrs A.F. Drayton  and Mr Sidney G. son of Mr and Mrs Henry Holland ---
HARRISON - TURNBULL - Annette, dau. of Mrs J. Harrison, Amberley and Gunner R.T. son of Mr and Mrs D.C.Turnbull, Timaru ---
MARQUET - BROWN - Alice Irene Eulalie, dau. of Mr and Mrs B.J.Marquet,  to Norman brown, Adelaide, South Australia.

Dunedin - 190
WOODHOUSE - Alice May, married, aged 36   drowned in the Molyneux River --------


Tuesday 31 December 1918

Queensland -  192
COLEMAN - Mr Elliott, best known sheep classers ---   struck dead by lightening in Mildura while classing sheep.

Auckland - Inquest - 193
SIMPSON - Flora, aged 48,  ---  adjourned to 9 January ----

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
11 - 11 -  2011

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