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Friday  1 February  1918
Christchurch  -  Death  -  BURRIDGE  -  044
Mrs Hubert Burridge,  who died-- on Monday  was the eldest daughter of   Mr and Mrs A.G. Wood -------  racing circles ---  was 26 years of age  born in
Napier  ----  she leaves a widower and a little son.

Wellington  -  Death  -  WARD  -  045
---  Mrs C. K. Ward  over the sad death about her husband  Captain Ward.  ----  patient in Walton Hospital  during October and November -----  Mrs Ward
lost her mother (Mrs Jacobsen of Newtown)  not long ago.  -----  Captain Ward was a member of the Samoan Force  -----

Palmeston North  -  Wedding  -  SMYTHE  -  PIZZEY  -   046
---  on Monday   when miss Gladys Muriel Smythe  ------   to  Mr Albert Vivian Pizzey  of London.  ------    Miss Wavenay Smythe  ---  as bridesmaid

Invercargill   -  Missing  -  047
CASEY  -  Annie Casey,  who mysteriously disappeared on Sunday evening  returned home last night.  She gave no explanation for her conduct.


Saturday  2 February  1918
Christchurch  -  Presentation  -  NELSON  -  053
Miss C. Nelson  ---   employed by Christchurch Press Company Limited  for the past 2 years -----  approaching marriage  ----  a handsome wedding gift ---
Mr A.J.   Benzie -- making the presentation.

Wellington  -  Death  -  PORTER  -  054
----  of Wellington  --- Mrs Mary Ellen Porter  --- arrived in NZ 59 years ago -----    leaves 1 son,  Mr Jay Porter,  of His Majesty's Theatre -----  and a
daughter,  another son predeceased her.  Mr T. Porter  --- manager of the Royal Oak Hotel --

Christchurch  -  Wedding  -  055, 056
PHILLIPS  -  QUEREE
  ----   Mr H. Phillips, son of Mr J.H.Phillips  of Westport to  Miss O.K. Queree,  dau. of Mr J.P. Queree  of Christchurch  ---                                          bridesmaid Miss D. Kerr-----  Mr W. H. Queree  best man ----    more

Wellington  -  Wedding  -  057
HOLMES - KNECHT 
-  Mr Harry M.Holmes  --------   to Miss Knecht  of Dayton,  USA.  wedding took place --- Dayton on December 18th  -------

Whangarei  -  Obituary  -  ARMITAGE  -  058
Mr Louis Philip Armitage --- died at Whangarei Hospital  ---age 72  pioneer discoverer of the Kiripaka coal  ----  Yorkshireman by birth  arrived  with his
family in sailing ship "Wellington"    landing in Auckland 1 January 1882  his wife late Annie  dying 3mths after their arrival  ---survived by 2 sons, 2 daughters, 
14 grandchildren ----

Christchurch  -  Fatal accident  -  059
HARRIS 
- ------  not been identified ---  knocked down by a tram ---   proved to be Samuel Harris  ----   wife is 66 years of age   -----------

Wellington  -  Death  -  060
HASELDON  -  Dorothy Haseldon,  age 9 ------    more


Monday  4 February  1918

Nelson  -    Death  -     Mother Mary SEBASTIAN -   063
------  Mother Mary Sebastian  ----   at Nelson Convent ----   born in Canterbury,   ---------

Christchurch  -  Wedding  -  064
CHAPMAN  -  NEWNHAM
  -   Mr Herbert John Lancelot Chapman ---   son of Captain Chapman, of Temuka  to  Miss Mary Newnham ---  daughter
                                of Mr T. Newnham  ------  bridesmaid  Miss Rita Birch,  Mr Jank Newnham  best man,   ----------more

Greytown  -  Wedding  -  065
BOUZARD  -  HOMSEY  -   Mr Michael Bouzard  ---    to  Miss Julia Homsey  ---  only daughter of Mrs Homsey  of Epsom,  Auckland

Christchurch  -  Inquest  -  066
HARRIS  -  Samuel Harris  aged 66 -----  Annie Harris  wife ---------lots more

Christchurch  - Accidents  -    067
WALKER  -    Charles Walker,  of Spreydon,  -----   
HAWKINS  -  Moses Hawkins  of Spreydon  ------
McGREGOR  -  of Kaiakoura  widow of Rev W. McGregor  --- in hospital in a precarious condition
HARTLEY  -  of Belfast  ----  received medical attention
TURNER  -  of Rangiora  -----   

Wellington  -  Drowned  -  068
BARBER  William Barber,  a railway clerk  was drowned  while surfing at Lyall Bay yesterday.

Dunedin  -  Death  -   068
the body of a well developed child was found   --- at Waiwera South  ------    an inquest will be held ----

Wellington  -  Death  -  HUME  -  069
Colonel Arthur Hume  --  on Saturday ---  age 77  -------  appointed  Inspector of Prisons  7 July 1880   -----  arrived in NZ  October 1880 
-----   Left a widow,  5 sons,   Colonel J.E. Hume,  -------      Mr Kenneth Hume  of Sydney,     Mr Phil Hume,  Christchurch,     Major Frank Hume ---    
Mr Herbert Hume  of Sydney,  2 sons died, Major Arthur Hume  killed at Gallipoli,     Mr Stanley Hume  died in Palmeston North  10 years ago.

Lincoln  -  Death  -  COOKE  -   070
---   Saturday of Dr James Cooke in his  --  6th year    ----- degree at the University of Ireland in 1882  ----  Royal College of Surgeons  Edinburgh  1884
 -----  he leaves a widow,  2 sons,  2 daughters  ----  

North Canterbury  -  Death  -  McKAY      071
----   at Doriston,  Hurunui  of Mr Murdoch McKay.   --- born  in Black Isle  near Inverness,  came to Lyttelton in ship "Blue Jacket"  in 1868  9 years acted as shepherd at St Leonard's station.  ----  leased Pahu reserve  ------

Gisborne  -  Death  -  072
HOLMES
    -- Mr John Holmes  ---  at one time manager of Kiore Station ---    went back to England ----  returned to Gisborne -------

Auckland  -   Death  -  GILLETT     073
-- announcing the death of Mr Richard Gillett,  who was drowned December last  while crossing the Mediterranean Sea in a vessel  which was torpedoed.  He
was 2nd son of Mr R. Gillett, Epsom, Auckland.  ----  born Canterbury  1875  -------   Mr Gillett  with Mrs Gillett   (Miss E. Bolton)  -------

Thames  -  Old identity  -  ASHBY  -  074
---  Mr William Ashby,  died   -----  in his 82nd years.  Mr Ashby was born at Maitland,  Huntingdon,  North Wales  and came to Auckland with his parents when 14 years old.  -------  1st miners rights  dated October 17th  1867  ----   went to Reefton  -------    leaves a grown-up family of  2 sons and  2 daughters.  Mr W.W. Ashby  of Dunedin,   Mr H.J.Ashby  of Hamilton,     Mrs S. McMiken  of Epsom,       Mrs A. Sherlock  of Reefton.


Tuesday  5 February  1918
Kaiakoura  -  Death  -  TAYLOR   077
----- Mrs Douglas Taylor  aged 52.  resident of district for 25 years,  she leaves a widower and 5 daughters.  
Mrs W. Poulter,     Mrs Ritchie,      Mrs R.Boyd,   and 2 unmarried  and 1 son  who is in France.

Death  -  HOBEN     079 and  080
Mr Sydney Hoben  published a number of successful songs -----   wrote a pamphlet  on the life of John Ballance  --- in 1896  joined Sydney Morning  Herald  returning to NZ  was general manager of NZ Times  ----  Manuatu Daily Times   --- 1912  came to Christchurch  on editorial of  Evening News ---    leaves
5 children  in Christchurch   the oldest  being Mr Sydney Hoben  of The Press.

Canterbury,  Lincoln  -  Death  -  COOKE   081
---  Dr James Cooke  --- born in Belfast,-----   Royal College of Surgeons,  Edinburgh,  in 1884  --- emmigrated to NZ -- took up practice at Lincoln  --- brother of Late Mr John Cooke   ----  deceased leaves a widow,  2 daughters and 2 sons    --------  a long column  ---

 Death  -    082
LAMB  Mr Thompson Lamb -----  Dunedin  -  age 82  he was well known  accountant  and sharebroker
BARBER -  Mr William Barber  ----     at Lyall Bay, Wellington,  on Saturday  --- son of Mr Thomas Barber of Ashburton.  ----   

Death  -  MATUSCHKA    083
Private Horace Matuschka  ----   resided for 7 years with uncle Mr Thomas Baxter  of Seafield,  now Mangapiko,  Waikato  ----  died January 25th

Canterbury  -  Casualty  -  083
BRAY 
Mr John Bray  of Springston South, -- eldest son Rifleman R.J.(Jack) Bray  has been admitted to London General Hospital ------   

Canterbury,  Chertsey  -   Death  -  084
GILL
  -------  on January 28th  Margery Ethel Gill,  aged 6 years  ----   Mr Robert Gill,  father ------  lots more

Methven  -  Inquest  -  085
HORNE  - an inquest ---  David Henry Horne   was found drowned -----   married man  -----

Dunedin  -  Death  -  086
McLEAN
  -  Lavinia Jessie McLean,  aged 6 weeks,  daughter of John McLean    ---------


Wednesday  6 February  1918

Otorohanga  -  Obituary  -  CRUICKSHANK    002
Mr Alex Cruickshank, eldest  son of late Mr J.   and brother of Mr J.D.  of Wellington  ----  66 years of age,   born in Wellington,  in 1851  leaves  a widow, 
1 daughter,  Mrs Aldworth (Rangitikei)   and Lieut. Ian Cruickshank --------   now in Palestine

Dunedin  -  Death  -  BRODIE   003
Mr David Alexander Brodie,  aged 38 years  ----    native of Dunedin  ---  --------  was a popular figure in all draughts gatherings in Dunedin and generally
figured in the Town v Country  matches.

Kaiapoi  -  Death  -  004
WRIGHT 
-  Much sympathy  -----   Mr C.H.Wright,  Town Clerk  Kaiapoi  ----   

Wellington  -  Death  -  005
HUME
---Colonel Arthur Hume formerly Inspector of Prisons ----   lots more


Thursday  7 February  1918

Sydney  -  Wedding    -    008
JOHNSTON  -  NEALE  -    January 15th  Miss Leila Johnston,  dau. of Richard Johnston  of Bungendore, NSW,  to   Mr Herbert Neale,  of Geraldine Station,                        Wellington,  NZ   ----  lots more

Sydney     -  Wedding  -   009
HERBERT  -  LIPSCOMB  -  Mr Horace W. Herbert B.Ec.  eldest son of late Edwin Herbert,  of New Zealand,  to  Miss Winifred Houghton Lipscomb,  B.A.                        B.Ec.  eldest daughter of late Mr Benjamin Lipscomb  of Mossman.  -------  

Kaikoura  -  YEABSLEY    010
  -------  claim  by widow of late Samuel Herbert Yeabsley,    formerly employee of County Council ----  May 3rd  -------  died in Kaikoura Hospital  same day

Oamaru  -  Obituary  -     Sir John  MILLER   011
Sir Henry John Miller  ------  member of the Legislative Council -----   in his 88th year.  was 2nd son of late Rev. Sir Thomas Miller Bt. of Hampshire, England.  Born at Froyle, Alton, Hants,  in 1830,  ------ came to Otago in 1860  by ship "City of Sydney"    -----  -------   In 1901 he was knighted,  ---  was married December  15th 1864  to daughter of late Mr John Orbell,  Hawkesbury,   Waikouaiti,    leaves a grown-up family.

Greymouth  -  Death  -  CARSON    013
Mr Carson,  arrived January 31st  -------  came from Hillside Workshops  Dunedin,  about 50 years of age,  --- taken to Dunedin for burial.

Te Awamutu  -  Death  -  014
BRAY
    Arthur J. Bray  ----  aged 40 -----

Palmeston North  -  LOVELOCK  -    015
-- a pioneer settlerMr Levi Stephen Lovelock  in his 78th year  ---  born in Wellington,   June 1840    arrived in ship "Bolton " in April or May 1840,  -----  first white boy to be born in Wellington  ---  father late Mr Isaac Lovelock     -------    Mr I.W. Lovelock of Newbury  deceased's only brother,   lots of nieces and nephews,  one of whom is Mr W.I. Lovelock,   friesian breeder  of Palmeston North.

Carterton  -  Death  -  MANNING   016
Mr J.T.Manning  -----  director of the Taratahi and Belvedore dairy Companies -------   leaves a widow and 7 children

Upper Hutt  -  Death  -  BROWN   016
Mr E. Balcombe Brown,  member of legal firm of Messrs Brown and Dean,  was son of  late Mr W.R. E. Brown,  Registrar-general  born at Johnsonville ---- ----- was in his 61st year  leaves a widow (daughter of Hon. Captain W.D.H.Baillie)   2 sons,  2 daughters, -------- another son was killed in action.

Australia  -  Death  -  RENDELL   017    
Sir Alexander Meadows Rendell -----    was in his 89th year   born 1829.  his wife  who died 1916   was a daughter of Captain Hobson,  who hoisted the British flag ---  in 1840  -------      consulting engineer to the India office  since 1874

Waihi  -  Casualty  -  019
ARMSTRONG   - Albert Ernest Armstrong  aged 47  ---------


Friday  8 February  1918
Suva  -  Death  -  PRICE   020
---  January 24th of Mrs Ruby Price,  wife of DrM.D.Price,  Health officer, Suva and   formerly New Zealand ---  leaves 2 children  by a previous marriage, 
Dr and Mrs Price originally came from Basra on the Persian Gulf.


Ashburton  -  Casualty  -  DUNBAR    021
---  William Dunbar  died suddenly on Messrs Hillier Bros   farm  at Longbeach. -----  was a resident of Hampstead, Ashburton  he was married  his wife and
family reside in Napier.

North Otago  -   MILLER  022
Sir Henry Miller,  of North Otago -----  is survived by Lady Miller,  1 daughter  Mrs St. John Buckley,  and 5 sons.   Messrs Henry & William Miller 
of Dannevirke,   Lieut.Colonel George Miller,    Mr Charles Miller,  farming on West Coast,    Mr Arthur Miller  farming the family home Fernbrook.


Saturday  9  February  1918

Christchurch  -  Missing man  -   025
BLAKE
  -   ----   Edward Blake  -  missing from Taylor's Mistake  since the beginning of the week.  ------

Fatalities    -  026
HARTLAND
  - Mr J.F.Hartland,  secretary of Auckland Racing Club,  many years resident of Christchurch,    born Lyttelton, in 1862  -----------
BECK  ---  Mr William Beck ---   went to Palmeston North in 1883 ---   cordial manufacturer  in 1885   -------------


Monday 11 February  1918

Wimbledon  -   Death  -  PRESTON  030
-----    at Sumner,  cable advice received  that Mrs H. Preston  at the residence of her daughter  Mrs Baynhan  at Wimbledon,  England.  --- widow of the late
Dr Preston,  who practiced at Lincoln (NZ)  30 years ago.  Coming to Sumner with a young family in 1891 -------  worked hard to get the Sumner Public Library -----     ----   she leaves 1 son Mr C.A.Preston (Foxton)  4 daughters  Mrs Todhunter (Clarence River)   Mrs Sharpe (North Canterbury)  Mrs N. Symes  (Christchurch)   ----  younger son  Sergeant F.C.H. Preston   went to the front ---  killed in action in France. last August  ----------long column

Wellington  -  Death  -  SAMPLE  -    031
Mrs Elizabeth Sample,  widow of late George Sample  ---------  deceased was last surviving daughter of late Mr .W.H.FLYGER  and was a sister to Mr J.J Flyger  of Wellington  and Messrs H.T. and S. L. Flyger of Palmeston North  --- leaves 2 children  Mr G.H.Sample  of Melbourne,   and Mrs J.A. Hunt  of Wellington.

Engagement  -   032
STOUT  -  HOLMDEM --- Miss Janet Osla  Stout dau. of Sir Robert & Lady Stout   to  Captain Trevor N. Holmden  M.C.   son of MrH.H.Holmden, 
                        Wellington.  ------  lots more

Wellington  -  Wedding  -  033
PERRIN  -  BLEWMAN 
-  Mr Alfred C. Perrin---formerly sub editorial staff  of the Christchurch Evening News    to  Miss Marcia Blewman of Wellington 

New Brighton  -  Death  -  CRAWFORD     -    035
----    Crawford and Swanston,  went for a bathe  ------  on call of help  Mr J.F.COX  ----------    succeeded in bringing Crawford ashore and brought the man round. -----  found Swanston  ----- with assistance  of  Miss Gwen OWEN   ---------   deceased  Frederick James Swanston  was a married man  with
5 children, --- was 44 years of age,   inquest held later in day -------

Christchurch  -  Drowned  -  DEMPSEY   036
Thomas Dempsey  a 14 year old boy  who was an inmate of the Presbyterian Boys' Home,  Merivale  was drowned in the Municipal tepid baths.
-----------      a long column ------

Napier  -  Remittance man  -   037
DEVLIN
   ---  named W.T.Devlin  was drowned  on the beach  ----    more   ---------

Auckalnd  -  HARTLAND  -  038
Mr J.F. Hartland,    --- leaves a widow,  a single dau,  a married dau and single son.   Mr J.L.Hartland --- at Tauranga --- the married son  Mr C.F. Hartland 


Tuesday  12 February  1918

Mount Somers  -  Fatal accident  -  TODD  -   041
Robert Todd,  ------  aged 67  ------- working for Mr King  at Alford Forest   ---------   an inquest was held  and a verdict of accidental death was returned.

Christchurch  -  Obituary  -  KIRK  -  042
--- Mr Andrew Ross Kirk,  -------   in his 80th year ---  born in Scotland,  -------  leaves several daughters  and 1 son  Mr A.R. Kirk,  a well known solicitor.

Greymouth     -  Death  -  043
CAREW  --- of Dean Carew after a short illness

West Coast  -  Death  -  BOURKE  -  044
--- Mr James Bourke senr died -----   he arrived  at Dunedin  by the ship "Ahavida"  via China  in 1862   coming to Hokitika  4 years later. ------   visited his native country County Donegal  born in 1837.   He married in London,  then went to America  to visit relatives.  returning to Greymouth   --- resided for the last 46 years.  he was twice married,  leaves 3 sons and 4 daughters.  -------


Wednesday  13 February  1918
Wellington  -  DUNCAN   -  047
The death occurred at Wellington this week -----Mrs Duncan,  wife of Mr John Duncan,  ex MP  for Wairau. ----  deceased was a daughter of  late Mr James Speed  ----  born at Wanganui,  spent most of her life in Picton and the Grove.    ----  she had no children ---  Messrs J.M.Speed (Blenheim)  and Hugh Speed  ---  are brothers  and her surviving sisters  are Mesdames H. Howard  (Blenheim)  E.S.Rutherford (Kekerangu)  Gillies (Auckland)  and Miss Speed.

Westport  -  Death  -  SONTGEN  -   048
Mrs Frank Sontgen  ----    native of Musselburgh,  age 63 -----well known and popular in music circles,  her only son is  Mr Joseph Sontgen,  Christchurch.

Melbourne  -  Death  -  048
GLEESON
  -  ----  of Miss Florence Gleeson ----   an actress well known in both Australia  and New Zealand.   -------------

Greymouth  -  Death  -  CHATTOCK  -   049
---   Mrs Chattock,  relict of the alte Richard Chattock  for many years headmaster of Reefton District High School.  ----   was in her 88th year  --- leaves
1 daughter  Mrs T. Phillips  of Reefton,  a step daughter Mrs G.W.Sampson  of Wanganui  and several grandchildren.

Greymouth  -  Wedding    - PHILLIPS  -  WHITE  -    050
---on Saturday   Mr Howard Phillips (returned soldier)    to  Miss Gertrude White,  2nd daughter of Mr and Mrs J.F.White--------

Gladstone  -   100 years old  -  ROWE  -   051
Mr Robert Rowe,  of Gladstone,  will celebrate his 100th birthday on the 19th inst.  says the Wairarapa Daily Times He has lost Mrs Rowe,  but left him a large number of children and grandchildren  and great grandchildren.  Mrs Rodger Renall  of Kakotan  is one daughter,  ------

Christchurch  -  Death  -  KNIGHT  -   052
---  Mr James Knight,  well known butcher and stock dealer,  died at his residence  ----      he was born in England in 1855  came to NZ  in 1879  having married Miss Charlotte Graham  in London. ------  first settled in Auckland  for 11 years  --- In 1890 he sold out and went to England but 7 years later he returned to NZ  in Christchurch.   -------   he is survived by a widow,  1 son,  Mr Charles Knight  and 2 daughters,  Miss Florrie Knight,  and Mrs F.R. Jones of Christchurch.  

Melbourne  -  Death  -  WEBSTER  -   053
 ----  at Melbourne on Saturday of Mr A.P.Webster  chief inspector of the Bank of Australasia.  was 58 years of age,  was the son of a North Canterbury farmer.    -------  survived by a widow and 2 of his 3 sons are now serving at the front. ---------- longish column

Collingwood  -  Death  -  KENNY  -  055
Mr Edward G.M.C. Kenny,  Government Land Valuer  was thrown from his horse  ---- died on Friday.  Born at Hutt in May 1860  eldest son of  Hon C.A.W.T.Kenny  M.L.C. -----------  he was twice married  ------  

Wellington  -  Death  -  COTTLE  -   056
--- Mr Charles Joseph Cottle,  of  Cottleville tce,  Wellington,  died on Sunday  aged nearly 80.  -- was born at Swainswick,  near Bath,  Somerset.  in 1838
 arrived with his parents  in the ship  " Kathleen Stuart Forbes"   on 12 June 1841 --- had a family of 9 sons and 6 daughters.  His wife and 2 sons
predeceased him.  The surviving sons are - 
Messrs  J.J.Cottle (Kopuaranga)           E.W. Cottle (Trentham)        J.R.Cottle (Te Horo)     C.H.Cottle (Levin)  A.B.Cottle  (Mount Bruce0   
W.A. Cottle (Taita)     A.E.Cottle (Hopelands)
The daughters  are -  Mesdames  J.W. Fox (Rongotea)  E.E.Goss (Nireaha)  H.V.Futter,   T.M.Burke,   H.F.Wright
and G.S.Reid (all of Wellington)


Thursday  14 February  1918

Auckland  -  Obituary  -  061
COLVILLE
  -  --------  Rev. A.H.Colville ---   much beloved in Christchurch as a missioner.  -------  came to New Zealand about 1910  ---------

Engagement  -  058
Miss Elsie WRIGHT  ---- daughter of Mr Richard Wright ---  to  Mr W.R.HENEY,  son of Mr James Heney-----

Wellington  -  Death  -  BLAIR  -  059
---  Mrs John Blair  age 75 years  ---- well known in Wanganui  where she resided for over 20 years.  Leaves a grown-up family of  3 daughters and 3 sons - 
Mrs Grant  (widow of the Rev William Grant, killed at Gallipoli)        Mrs Galloway  (Invercargill)         Mrs Steele (Christchurch)       Messrs  J.Blair of Wanganui,    Walter Blair  of Nelson,  and Rev W.C. Blair  of Invercargill.  

Wellington  -     Wedding  -  DRYDEN  -  MILES   058
Miss Daphne Dryden,  2nd daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry E. Dryden  of Karori    to  Mr J.H.Miles,  eldest son of Mr and Mrs F. Miles  of Marton ---------  
sister Miss Hilda Dryden -------

Wellington  -  Death  -  VENNELL    060
---  Mrs G.H.Vennell  in her 80th year ------- lived in Wellington since 3 years old ----  Mr Vennell died on way to England in 1878------   daughter of Mr and Mrs C.Mills,  married in 1856  has 2 daughters,   Mrs E. Bristow of Karori,   Mrs C.F.Millward.    Her sons are  Mr H.G.Vennell  0f Hunterville,  Mr Alfred Vennell of Wellington,   Mr E. Arthur Vennell,  in France,   Mr F. Vennell  also of Hunterville.

Mount Somers  -  Death  -  TODD   062
Mr Robert Todd -----   very old identity of the district  ---  born 1853  in County Antrim  came to NZ  in 1869 in the ship "Matoaka " ------  he leaves  3 sons,  3 daughters,  8 grandchildren  and 5 great grandchildren.  -----


Friday  15 February  1918
London  -  Wedding  -  ANDERSON - TYNDALL     088
 --on December 10th  Major John Anderson Canterbury Regiment    to  Alice,  widow of the late Horatio Darby Tyndall -----  Major John Anderson  eldest son of Mr and Mrs John anderson,  Christchurch.  ------

Leeds, England  - Wedding  -  089
YATES  -  SUTTON
  ----  Private Edlay Albert Yates  NZRB  of Onehunga   to  Miss Phoebe A. Sutton,  eldest daughter of Mr G. Eustace Sutton,  Leeds. 

Engagement  -  091
Captain W.R. WHITE-COOPER  R.A.M.C ------  to   Rosamond Nancy Margaret TRACEY  C.F.  New Zealand ----------

Birth  -  Exeter  -  092
-- a son ---  to Mrs Spencer-Smith  (nee Miss Roma Hope,  of Timaru)  -----------

Farnham - Wedding  -   093
FORD  -  KEATING
   --on December  19  J.H. Ford  NZ Field Artillery  of Taumarunui  to   Miss Noel Keating  of Farnham.

Wedding  -  BARR  -  HAINS    094
December 11th  Myra Beatrice Barr,  youngest daughter of late Mr J.Alexander Barr  of Dunedin   to  Corporal Ernest Hains  N.Z.E.F  of Adelaide,  S.A.

Buckhurst Hill  -  Wedding  -  095
HAY - GUNN
  -  December 5th Mr James Lawrence Hay------  to Sister Davidena Mertel Gunn  of NZ Army Nursing Service -----   more

Leicestershire  -  Wedding  -  096
BATHGATE  -  HOLDEN
At Hinckley ---  Dec. 21st  Lieutenant John Linsley Bathgate  -----   only son of Mr A. Bathgate  of Dunedin  to  Daisy Hilda Holden 

Paddington  -  Wedding  -  097
MUIRSON - RUPERT
  at Paddington,  Captain Kenneth Muirson  M.C.A.I.F.   to  Eleanor Ethel  ----- on December 20th   Captain Muirson belongs to                                     Christchurch. ---  

Sutton  -  Wedding  -  098
CHAMBERLAIN  -  THORNTON -  Miss Sarah Lily Chamberlain  of Hawke's Bay  to Mr Onslow Garth Thornton   also of Hawke's Bay.  on Dec. 18th at                         ---Sutton  ------

Christchurch  -  Funeral  -  099
KNIGHT  -   Mr James,    took place at Linwood Cemetery  yesterday afternoon.  ------  lots more

London   -    "The Times"  Tribute  to  Mr  ROSS  -   100
December 21st  -- Mr Noel Ross  ex New Zealand journalist  only son of Mr Malcolm Ross ------    passed away a few days before his wedding day ----  his engagement to Eileen,  eldest daughter of late Alfred Charles Buchanan  of Sydney NSW,    was recently announced.  

Write - up  -  ROSS    -  101
-- Mr Noel Ross died December 19th of Typhoid fever  ---  was a few days more than 27 years of age  to be married the following week ----  funeral at
Hampstead Cemetery ---  lots more

Ellesmere  -   Obituary  -  CHAMBERLAIN  102
Mr William Chamberlain  of Hadstock Estate, Ellesmere -- born 1849  in Devonshire  came to NZ in the ship "Loch Fleet"  in 1877  -----  as far back as 1883  he shipped sheep to the Old Country on his own account ----  bought a cow from John Deans  ----   gave the land for the local school  ----   was married in 1881  to Miss Withell  and leaves a grown-up family.


Saturday  16 February  1918
Engagement -  105
Sister Winifred HARDY,  of Lyttelton,  to Mr David JACK  B.A.   2nd daughter of Hon.C.A.C.Hardy  

Lyttelton  -  Death  -  Mother Mary Cecelia  -   106
who died at the Convent, Lyttelton  yeaterday  aged 63   arrived in NZ  39 years ago  from Ennis, County Clare,   --------

Tokomaru  Bay   -  Death  -  SHAW  107
--- Mr Frank Shaw,  resident of wellington for many years.  --- business in Blenheim as chemist,  returned to Wellington,   --- removed to the East Coast. 
Mr Shaw is a survivor of the wreck of the "Penguin"   February 12th  1909  he left a widow and family.

Hutt Valley  -  Death  -  SPILMAN   108
Mr D, Spilman  well known  vetinary surgeon  ----aged 69  arrived from England in 1902 -----   7th and youngest son of Mr James Spilman  of Rowland Hall, Yorkshire  ----   he leaves a widow,  2 sons  and 4 daughters  ----  his sons are-  Mr A. Spilman manager of Palmeston abbatoir,   Private F.S.Spilman,  in France,    Miss L. Spilman  and Mrs F. Strand,  (Hutt)  Miss Spilman  hosp. Matron Dunedin,   Mrs G. McChesney of Fielding.

Mataura  -  Death  -  GRIERSON  109
---  Mr Adam Grierson  born Bishopton, Kircudbrightshire,  Scotland,   in 1844 -- came to NZ in 1879  by ss "Kent"  in 1881 joined the NZ Railways ---    married daughter of Mr J.C.McGregor  town clerk of Mataura  and is survived by a family of 2 sons and 3 daughters,  both sons at the front.

Lincoln, Canterbury  -  COOKE  -
Dr Ernest J.Cooke,  who returned to NZ a few days ago  to take up his late father's practice at Lincoln.  He is son of Dr James Cooke  who died early this month 


Monday  18 February  1918

Engagement  -  113
-- Lieutenant O.G. JARRETT,  eldest son of Mr and Mrs R.O. Jarrett of Masterton  to  Miss Olive PRYOR  of Masterton  ------------

Wedding  -  THOMPSON  -  EASTON   114
-- Miss Isobel Lilian Thompson, Wellington,   to  Sapper Matthew George Easton  M.M.   son of late Mr L.D. Easton,  solicitor, Motueka  and Mrs Easton,  Wanganui  took place  --- Wellington

Greymouth  -  Wedding  -  114
SMITH  -  CODYRE
  - Mr J. Smith  -- Wellington  to  Miss Ethel Codyre, -----  of Greymouth.

Auckland  -  Write-up of funeral  -  115
COLVILLE 
- Rev A.H.Colville  vicar of St Sepulchre's Church,  ---- ----  lots more  ------- the internment will take place in England.

Patea  -  Drowned  -  116
HEMINGWAY --- Joyce Hemingway,  2nd daughter of Mr E.F.Hemingway  Prop. of the Patea "Press"     aged 13  lost her life


Tuesday  19 February  1918

Wellington  -  Death  -  HERDMAN    119
Mrs Herdman,  wife of Mr Justice Herdman,  died    -----   was a daughter of Mr Marsden SMITH  of Dunedin,  was married  in 1896,  a family of 7 children 
3 daughters  and 4 sons  -------  lots more

Whangarei  -  Dr BEDFORD  -  120
----  drowning -- of Dr H.D.Bedford,  Professor of Economics and History at Otago University.  ------  arrived in Auckland on a lecturing tour ---  home at Mosgiel,  leaves a wife and 4 children ----    lots more

Whangarei  -  Inquest  -  Dr BEDFORD  -  121
Dr Bedford was born in Leeds, Yorkshire,  in 1877.  He was the son of Mr Walter Scott Bedford,  who arrived in NZ  in 1886  with his wife  and family.  ---   
was at Morley School and Invercargill Public School,   joined his father in tailoring trade ---  later matriculated --- studied law ---  in 1899 was a Macandrew
scholar -------  1901 took his BA ---------  his widow is a daughter of Mr S.N.BROWN  of Dunedin.   -------   a very long column

Tributes  to  Dr Bedford  -  122

Gisborne  -  Obituary  -  Hon. William MORGAN   123
Hon William Morga  M.L.C.  -----   secretary of Gisborne High School Board of Governers ----   he leaves a widow,    4 daughters and 3 sons  Corporal Andrew Morgan ----   Trooper George Morgan ---   Mr Harry Morgan, is clerk of the Magistrates Court,  Hawera. ----  Mr Morgan was born in County Kildare, Ireland  in 1851  brought up  -----   as a saddler   --- in 1874 he landed in Port Chalmers    from the ship "Dunfillan"  -----   married in 1876  to a daughter of the late
Mr George BROWNE  of H.M. Customs,  Liverpool.

Waimate  -  Death  -  124
BECKETT 
- Mr W.H.Beckett ----  died ---  aged 78 years.  He was a J.P.  hon. life member of the A&P Assoc. -------


Wednesday  20  February  1918

Blenheim  -  Death  -   WATSON  -  127
---  Mrs Jane Watson,  wife of William Watson,  of Marshlands,  near Blenheim.  ---  better known as Nurse Watson   ---  was twice married  ---   survived by a widower,  5 sons and 4 daughters,  4 sons and 3 daughters by her 1st marriage   2 sons - Trooper R.W. BEAL ----- and Private A.T. Beal  -----are on active service.

Oamaru  -  Death  -  BOREHAM  - 128
---  Ida Boreham,  wife of Mr J.A. Boreham,  aged 51 years ----   at the residence of is sister-in-law Mrs MATHIE  ------ Ida's  home was in Dunedin ---

Public Mens'  Tributes to Late Dr BEDFORD  -  129

Christchurch  -  Death  -  ALLAN  -     130
----   boy of 14 years  named Arthur Walden Allan,  ---   been swimming in the baths  --  -------     an inquest to be held. --- more

Christchurch  -  Death  -  TRERISE  -   131
-------  Mr William James Trerise  ---   member of Woolston Borough Council, ---------- an inquest will be held

Christchurch  -  Inquest  -  FLETCHER  -  132
-------Richard Fletcher  ---   cycle collision,  --------

Christchurch  -  Death  -  BUXTON  -   133
A little girl  4 years of age  ------  an inquest was held   ---------

Dannevirke  -  Death  -  SMITH  -  134
Rule Smith  aged 18 years  was killed at Weber ---  horses  bolting  ------he came from Musselburgh,  near Dunedin.

Greymouth  -  Obituary    -  SPLAINE  -  135
-----  Mr Wm Splaine  age 78 years  ------


Thursday  21 February  1918

Kaikoura  -  Death  -  McGREGOR  -  138
---  fall from a trap  Mrs McGregor,  widow of late Rev William McGregor,   formerly Pres. minister of Kaiapoi,  and schoolmaster at Amberley,  leaves
1 daughter (Mrs J. Parsons Taylor)    2 sons -  Messrs James McGregor (Mount Linton, Southland)  and J.J.McGregor,  (Greenburn, Kaikoura)  -- deceased resident of district for 20 years.

Wellington  -  Death  -  REDMOND  -  139
Mrs E.L.Redmond  ---  age 77 years.  arrived with her late husband  50 years ago ---  leaves a family of 3,  Messrs G. and J.C. Redmond, of the G.P.O.  and
Mrs Finlay
,  wife of Mr J.B.Finlay (Days Bay)   late Mrs Redmond  direct descendant of Right Hon. Fleming,  Baron of Slanc,  County Meath ------  more

Auckland  -  Death  -  SHALDERS  -  140
Mrs Shalders,  of Northcote,  wife of Alfred Barcham Shalders--------  was the daughter of late Mr Neil Lloyd  of Ponsonby,  an old colonist --- having arrived from Geenock, Scotland with her parents when 2 years old.  --- survived by her husband and 1 daughter. ----

Auckland  -  Obituary  -  141
MUELLER
  -  Mr Gerhard John Mueller  -------  aged 83 years.  Has been in NZ  since 1858 ----

Scotland  - Death   -   MacKAY  -   141
---  death in Scotland of an old Wellington identity  Mr James Mackay.    kept a furniture shop ---    

Christchurch  -  Fatal cycle collision  -  FLETCHER  -  142
--  Richard ----  died 18 February  1916   knocked down by William Roy HAASE  on February 12th while deceased was crossing the road.

Christchurch  -  Inquests  -  ALLAN,  TRERISE  -  143
---  Arthur Walden Allan,  and William James Trerise,  both died suddenly at Woolston.  ---  

Hawera  -  Accident   -  BUNN,   PAWSON     143
----   named Bunn  of Kapuni  ----   suffered a broken leg,  

Pawson,  who was severley injured in the motor smash on Sunday,  died today


Saturday  23 February  1918
Lincoln  -  Wedding  -  147
FITZGIBBON  -  COSTELLO 
- ---  Miss Margaret Imilda Costello,  2nd daughter of Mr and Mrs Costello,  Lincoln,  to Mr Leonard Fitzgibbon of North                                     Loburn.  ---  lots more

Blenheim  -  Obituary  -  148
HICKEY 
-  Mr Maurice Hickey age 85 years  --- oldest residents of Blenheim  ---   arrived in the Marlborough district some 62 years ago.

Gore  -  Obituary  -  REID  148
Mr Robert Reid  ----   late Mr Reid in his 66th year  was born in aberdeenshire  came to Southern NZ  in the shipNelson  in 1883  ----- took up a  farm in 1897 disposed of his interests in the farm about 1907  removed to the Riversdale district  --- survived by widow and 4 sons.

Palmeston North  -  Obituary  -  HARRIS  -  149
-- Mr D.B.  Harris  well known Palmeston North  dentist.  born 60 years ago  in Swansea,  South Wales,  in 1858  where his father was Rev William Harris ---    came to NZ in1874  ship "Norral"  settling in Invercargill  ---   later to Wellington,  ----  in 1886  went to Australia  3 years later,   returned in 1890  to Palmeston North.  ----  Married Miss Louise Thompsonof Brisbane,  well known vocalist  their only son Victor Harris a violinist  died some years ago --------


Monday  25 February  1918

Wedding  -  153
HARDY  -  JACK  -  Sister Winifred Hardy (eldest daughter of Hon.C.A.C.Hardy M.L.C.)    to  Mr D.Jack  B.A.  ----------  more

Wellington  -    Wedding  -  154
JONES  -  CATE
  -  Miss Dorothy Amelia Clare Jones,  2nd daughter of Mr T.E.Jones  of Wellington,  to  Mr E.W.Cate,  eldest son of Mr Cate of Taranaki.  
                                    bridesmaid  Miss Marjorie Jones, ----------     Mrs Percival Morgan  sister of the bride ----

Golden Wedding  -  O'CONNELL  -   155
The Golden wedding of Mr and Mrs Thos. McConnell  of Christchurch   was celebrated on Friday.  -----  married February  22nd  1868  at---- Cathedral,  Barbadoes Street.    family  of 5 sons,  3 daughters,   eldest son Very Rev Father O'Connell,  of Wanganui,   youngest son Corporal T. O'Connell,    member of
 firm O'Connell Bros.  plumbers,  Mr F.O. O'Connell,  and Mr P. O'Connell  of firm A.J.White Ltd,     daughters  are -  Mrs Morrison,  Christchurch,      
Mrs Abbott
,  North Island,       Miss J. O'Connell,     Mr O'Connell arrived in Christchurch  December 9th  1863  by ship D.G.Fleming,   
Mrs O'Connell arrived  on 15th September  1863  by ship Ackrington.  ---------  among those present  ---  Mr M.Donohue  best man at the wedding.

Auckland  -    Soldiers petition  for divorce  -  CHAPPELL  -   156
William Henry Chappell  now of Christchurch  -----  and Sarah Taylor Chappell,  ------  married 3rd May  1901  no children ----   1907  Sarah had a child, 
May 7th 1908  had another child  which was illegitimate -----  lots  more  -----   along column


Tuesday  26 February  1918

Dunedin  -  Dr BEDFORD  -  158
Dr H.D. Bedford's  funeral today  was one of the largest seen in Dunedin -----    the deceased father and other members of his family  are in South Africa.


Wednesday  27 February 1918  

Engagement  -  161
--- Mr Randall WILLIAMS  of Napier   to  Miss Louie FITZROY  of Havelock North.

Wellington  -  Death  -  RATHBONE  -  162
--Mrs William Rathbone    ---  maiden name was Miss Lissie ARROW  was born in England  came to NZ  many years ago,  married  to Mr W. Rathbone,  a
large landowner in Waipawa  in 1863 -----  lived there until shortly after death of her husband  13 years ago.   Family of 10 children,  9  survive  their mother.
sons are -  Messrs H.M.Rathbone  and W.H. Rathbone  of Waipawa,  E.G.Rathbone  of Tikokino,  Hawke's Bay,   L.C.Rathbone,  of Remuera.  daughters  - 
Mrs A.L. Warburton,  of Wellington,    Misses H.G.  and D.E. Rathbone,   who reside with their mother at Waterloo road,   2 daughters in England, 
Mrs R.O. CHESNEY 
(wife of Major Chesney  ----)    and Miss M.K. Rathbone  who is with her sister.

Blenheim  -  Wedding Jubilee  -  163
HORTON
  - Mr and Mrs T. Horton  of Maxwell road  ----  married in Greymouth,  -----   6 sons and 6 daughters.    ------- Mr Horton is 83 years  is an                                 ex-Mayor of Blenheim.

Port Chalmers  -  Death  -  164
MACPHAIL
  -  ----  on Monday of Mrs Macphail,  assistant Professor of modern languages  at Victoria University College,  Wellington,  ---  born at Haddington,  Scotland,  ------   a  long  column  -----

Maintenance cases  -  165
HYNES  -  Bartly  -----
GARRICK -  Robert  ------
SCOTT  -  Wm Page   -----
FLANAGAN  -  Christopher  -----
SMITH  -  May  -----
BOURK  -  Henry L.  -----
ROLFE  -  Margaret    -------

Death  -  MORRIS  168
Mr William Morris,  until recently  well known resident of Greymouth  and member of Greymouth  Harbour Board    ---- ----    died at Whangarei  on Sunday. ------  he leaves a widow,  4 daughters  and 3 sons -----

Christchurch  -  Divorce  -  170
JONES  -
Emily Isabel Jones  v. Henry Evans Jones,  butcher    ---------  lots more

Christchurch  -  Accidents  -
BEARDSLEY  -  L.  aged 19   had his hand caught in a press---------
WICKS  -  W. H.  school teacher,  knocked down  while riding a motor cycle  -----  received injuries to hands and knee ------

Auckland   -    Death  -  171
COLLINS
  -  Laurie Collins, a single man  34 years of age  res. of Karekare,  swept from rocks  ----   Manukau Heads  ------ and drowned


Thursday  28 February  1918

Seaman's  fall down hold  -   175
KELLY
- William Kelly,  a seaman   engaged in Westport Coal Company's  collier Canopua  ------  slipped and fell into the hold,   -------  more

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
27 October  2007

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