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Friday  1 March  1918
Obituary  -  KEITH  -   002
Mr James Keith,  another of the west Coast pioneers,  died --- on Sunday.  He arrived in Hokitika in 1865  ----  native of  Aberdeen,  78 years ago,  leaves a grown-up family  of 3 sons -  Messrs J.Keith (Cobden)  George Keith (Queensland)  William Keith (North island)      and 4 daughters -  
Mesdames  J.G.Gibb  (Wellington)  G.Olgilvie (Karoro)  J. Goodyer  (Wellington )  Miss Coral Keith (Wellington)

Dunedin  -  Obituary  -  McINTYRE  -  003
----  Dunedin's oldest resident--  Mr John McIntyre.  He was born on Isle of Islay, Scotland,  in 184?   -- a sailor  ----  he made 2 voyages to NZ  at about 18 years of age,    joined ship "Janet Court"    on ship met Miss Elizabeth Carmichael,  were married on board in   landed Port Chalmers  44 years ago. ------------  leaves 1 son  Mr J.McIntyre,  Hillside railways,   and 3 married daughters.
Mrs R.S. Moore (Kalgoorie, W.A.)  Mrs S. Southam (Christchurch)  Mrs W. Rush  of Dunedin.

Wanganui  -  004
MARSHALL 
- Frank Samuel Marshall ----    more

Hastings  -  004
OTENE
  -      6 year old son of Pae otene  was killed instantly  on the Karamu Bridge  ----------

Fielding  -  005
TONKS
  -    Henry Tonks -----  found dead in his bed this morning. -------- widower with 2 children  and resided at Wanganui.


Saturday  2 March  1918
Engagement  -  008
STANLEY -   Miss Edith Eileen of Hastings  to  Mr William Daniel O'LEARY  of  Waipukurau.

Obituary  -  009
BROWN  -   Mr John Brown -----
FLETCHER  -    Mr Samuel Fletcher  of Gore  aged 66 years.
COOK  - Mr Sam Cook, a well known resident of Otaki  fell dead  ---- about 60 years of age,  leaves a widow and grown up family of 6.  private George Cook  a                     well known runner and footballer  is the youngest son.  ------


Monday 4 March  1918
Engagement  - 012
HILL  -  Miss L.E.Hill, niece of Mrs Coe, Fendalton,   to  Mr Stuart FORBES-WILLIAMS,  of NZ Insurance Co,  Dunedin.

Horrelville  -  Inquest   -  013
IRONSIDE 
-  ---George Ironside,  -----  a long column  ----


Tuesday  5 March  1918
Manchester,  England  -  Obituary  -  WYLLIE  -  015
---- death of  Mr Robert Wyllie  sen. at res. of eldest daughter  near Manchester  ------  brother of late William Wyllie  of Hastings   ---since death
of his wife in 1909 ---    family  members in NZ are -      Mrs Alec MUNRO [Pukero,  Weber]       -    Captain W.J.Wyllie  and Mr R. Wyllie, Hastings,  
2 nieces    Mrs J. JOLL of Taranaki,  Mrs Kenneth McKENZIE,  Glenbrook Station,  Waikari,  North Canterbury.

Pahiatua  -  Death  -  016
SMITH
  -  Mr Francis Heathcote Smith,   only surviving son of Mr Amelius Smith  of Island Bay,  Wellington. ------   leaves a widow  but no family.

Wanganui  -  Pioneer  -  DRUMMOND  -  017
---  Mr Thomas Finlayson Drummond,  died on Friday  aged 76 years.  ---   born in Perthshire, Scotland --came to Wellington in 1864  ---  in 1879 established  Drummond and Co.  --- leaves a widow,  1 daughter and 3 sons.  ---

Gore  -  Obituary  -  FLETCHER  -  018
Mr Samuel Fletcher ----  was born County Donegal, Ireland,  in 1852,  emigrated to NZ  when a young man.    ------ spell on the  goldfields  ---- 5 years at Moa Flat Station ---   storekeeper at Mandeville ----  in early 80's he moved to Gore,  started a butchery.  then stock agent,  -------   known as the "Cattle King"  -----  acquired run of 5200 acres  Campbell's Block,    -----  sold  took up Retreat Station  in the Hokonui Hills  -----   survived by a widow and 3 sons and 1 daughter.


Wednesday  6  March  1918
Engagement  -  021
--Mr A. COLE,  2nd officer of an overseas vessel  to  Miss Violet DAVISON  of St Leonards,  Culverden,  ----

Greymouth -  Death  -  MASON  -  022
Mrs Mason,  wife of Mr William Mason ----  Greymouth,  died on Sunday ------  native of Belfast  59 years of age,  resided at Maori Creek  prior to going to Greymouth  ----  grown up family of sons and daughters ----

Wedding  -  023
ROBSON -REYNOLDS 
-  at Gisborne  - on Thurs.  Mr W. Robson  of Hawke's Bay   to   Miss Rosamond Reynolds, dau of Mrs R.J.Reynolds of Te Hapara. 

Maintenance  -  024
HAWKINS  -  Thomas  --------  more
GRIFFITHS -   Thomas  -----   
SANDERSON  -   Sydney  -------   

Te Kuiti  -  Inquest  - 
NASH
  - ---William Nash,  a soldier who was killed  on Friday  at the railway station -------

Hokitika  -  Death  - 025
MEHARRY  -     Thomas Meharry  jun.  aged 43 years  single,  farmer,  ----------


Thursday  7  March  1918
Wellington  -  Obituary  -  028
ROBERTSON
  -  Mr C.B.Robertson  died on Sunday  -----  connected with firm Sargood,  Son  and Ewen  ----

Southland  -  Obituary  -  SCOBIE -  028
The death  of Mr William Scobie  sen.  of Eastern Bush,  Southland  at age 81 years  ----  born in Scotland  was married June 5th  1862  in Paisley, 
to Miss Gilmour  and sailed soon afterwards  for Dunedin.  ----- ---  Mrs Scobie predeceased him 6 years ago.  He has 4 of a family, 
all settlers in the Waiau -    Mrs Donald McLaren,    Mrs Malcolm Mount,    Mr William Scobie jun.    Mr John Scobie.

In Divorce  -  029  
STRINGER  -  Amy Bishop   &  Edric Harold Grierson  -------  
DAVIDSON  -  Ethel May  &  Ernest Walter Ralph -----------
DYHRBERG  -  Mabel Mary  &  Charles Christian  -------
RIX  -  Martha Meta Catherine  &  Frank Horace  ------
OSWALD  -  John James  &  Louisa Lavinia  -----
SHARMAN  -  Enid Eva Grace  &  William Henry ------

Christchurch  -  Accident  -  030
SMITH
  - Hugh Smith  --- Woolston,  a married man  age 43  -----   kicked on the head by a horse.

Foxton  -  Drowning  -   030
HAMER  -
   William Hamer,  29 years of age,  a single man,  son of Mr Hamer,  picture framer,  was drowned in the Manawatu river  --------   


Friday  8  March  1918
In Divorce  -  033
CRADDOCK  -  Eleanor Maude  &  Frederick John  ---------
WHITEMAN  -  Eugenie Emily Charlotte  &  James Carlisle  --------

Christchurch  -  Death  - 038
 STOTT  -  --- Hugh Dorance Stott  aged 58  who resided at ----Linwood,  was found in the river Avon  at Dallington --------


Saturday 9 March  1918
Engagement  -   040
REED  -   Miss Enid,  younger daughter of Mr J.R.Reed K.C. Auckland  to  Captain George NICCOL,   M.C.  of Auckland  --------

Christchurch  -  Inquest  -  041
STOTT   - ----  Hugh D,Stott,  married man,  59 years  -----   more

Obituary  -  042
DUNBAR 
- Adjourned inquest of William Dunbar  ---- found  dead in his bed  at Hillyer Bros farm at Longbeach  on February 6th  

Christchurch  -  Inquest    -  ERICSON  -   043
Charles Ericson,  miner and labourer -----   died yesterday at the Hospital ----  was a single man,  age 38  came originally from the West Coast  -------

Wanganui  -  Drowned  -  HOOD  -  044
John Hood was drowned  as a result of a boating accident  -----  born Wanganui  60 years ago ---  well known wheelwright.

Ashburton  -  Death  -  GORDON  -  046
Mr Douglas James Gordon,  acting driver on the Methven branch line  -------  was 28 years of age,  leaves a widow and 1 child.  He was 2nd son of
Mrs W. McFarlane,  Southbridge.  ----     been in Methven for 6 years.

Christchurch  -  Obituary  -  O'MALLEY   -   047
Mr George O'Malley  J.P.  formerly --- in the Kirwee district -- died on Tuesday.  He was born in Galloway, Ireland  in 1847  arrived NZ  in the ship "Mermaid" 
in 1862  -----  Marlborough diggings in 1865  ---- 1871  began farming at Castle Hill ----    sold  went  in 1882  to Ireland  on his return bought a farm at Kirwee    

Dunedin  -  Obituary  -  HASKELL  -  048
Mr Thomas Henry  Haskell,  age 99 years  was born in London  father of Mr Oscar Haskell,  early rep cricketer -----  The old gentleman was in the service of the Van Dieman's Land Government at the time when it obtained its constitution --------   pension from 1855  until his death ----- came to Otago 40 years ago  --------

 Obituary  -  CHAMBERS  -   049
---Mr John Mogine Chambers ----   engineering firm  of John Chambers and Son -------  about 55 years of age,  son of late John Chambers  -----  born in England,  came to NZ with his parents  when an infant  -------   joined his  father in business ------  married a daughter of Sir Richard TANGYE  while in England  -----  has 2 sons  who are at College in NSW  ---  and 1 daughter  ----    latterlyspent winters at the Blue Mountains in NSW  and the summer at his res.in Khandallah,  Wellington.


Monday 11 March  1918
Weddings  - 
ROWLEY  -  IBBOTSON 
- 052 ---  Miss Florence  Ibbotson,  daughter of late Mr T.H. Ibbotson,  of Southland   to  Lieutenant T.J.Rowley ------
DALL  -  FARRIS  -  053  Miss Doris Dall,  2nd daughter of  Mr and Mrs G.B. Dall,  ---Wellington,  to  Captain Irwin Eric Farris,  audit inspector of NZ                                             Railways ----   more
WATSON  -  MACDONALD  -  054   Miss Gladys Lena Watson,  daughter of Mr and Mrs W.M.Watson of Hastings  to  Mr Angus Macdonald  of Stornoway,                                      Ness, Scotland.  -----

Auckland  -  Death  -  KIRKBRIDE  -  055
Mrs Grace Kirkbride,  ----- was an old colonist -- arrived in Auckland  1862  by the ship "Romulus".  widow of the late Mr M.M.Kirkbride  represented Manakau in the House of Representatives --- was in her 80th year.

Engagement  -  056
DUNNAGE  - --Miss Annie,  4th daughter of Mr and Mrs F.W.Dunnage,  to  Mr George B. READ,  eldest son of Mr and Mrs H.L.Read-----

Christchurch  -  Inquest  -  057
BONNYMAN  
- ---  Mrs Ann  Bonnyman,  71 years of age,  ---  daughter lived next door -----

Wellington -  Death  -    058
ELLISON  -  ---Percy Ellison  who disappeared from Petone  last Sunday night  ---------

Christchurch  -  Inquest  -  059
MATSON  -
   --Henry Richard Tracy Matson  was found ---in his house in Tomes Road,  Papanui -----  was a single man --------- more

Christchurch  -  Obituary  -  ADAMS  -  060
Mr Luke Adams,  well known pottery manufacturer,  -----  was born in Hampshire in May 1838.  he arrived in Canterbury in September 1873  by the ship "Punjaub"  ----on landing  employed by Mr Wm Neighbours  and later Messrs Austin and Kirk. Mr Adams with the assistance of his 2 sons 
established the Sydenham Pottery Works  in 1881  -----  prominent exhibitor  in many shows ---  won many medals and prizes  including Christchurch
Exhibition 1885,  Indian and Colonel Exhibition (London) 1886  Melbourne Exhibition  1888  ------    

Canterbury  -  Obituary     -  061
MATSON 
-     Mr Harry Matson  ---  stock and station agent


Tuesday  12 March  1918
SHIEL  -  065
Mr James Shiel,  whose death is reported by cable  came to NZ over 30 years ago (telegrahs our Dunedin correspondent)  ------  left New Zealand
to live in retirement in Dublin,   where he kept open house for all New Zealanders in Khaki.  -- served a term as president of Otago A & P Association.

Wellington  -  PATTULLO  -   066
Mr Frank Puttallo   of Poverty bay,    was 48 years of age,  resided Poverty bay  18 years   born on the Eassie Estate in Forfarshire,  Scotland  -------- 
married a daughter of Mr R. Sherratt  of Swathmoor,  and had 1 son.  His only brother  -  Mr P. Pattullo  resides at Newstead station,  Hawke's Bay.


Wednesday  13 March  1918
Wedding  -  069
PEMBERTON  -  SETON
  -  at Ashhurst  -  Miss Leila Pemberton,  eldest dau. of late Mr R.M.  and Mrs L. Pemberton   ---  to   Mr Guy Seton,  -- 2nd                             son of late Rev A.R.W. and Mrs Seton,   of Cheltenham,  England,  -----   given away by her grandfather  Mr A.H.Moore  ------


Thursday  14 March  1918
Christchurch  -  ERICKSON  -  073
Mr Charles Erickson,  ---   was draughts champion  ----      native of Sweden,  about 40 years of age,  

Ellesmere  -   Obituary  -  SLATTERY    -  074
Mr John Slattery  ----a native of Tipperary, Ireland, -----  arrived in New Zealand  over 50 years ago ------- living with his son Mr P.Slattery. --- leaves 2 sons 

Cheviot  075
TAYLOR
  - ---- farmer named Thomas Taylor,  aged 47,  was killed ----  by falling from a trap -----


Friday 15 March  1918
Wellington  -  Obituary  -  IZETT  -   078
Mr James Izett,  ----   journalistic and Parliamentary circles  ----     died in Wellington on Tuesday  ay age 82 years  born in Scotland,  arrived as a boy with his parents  in "Victoria"   -- came to New Zealand with his wife and family  -------  edited the Christchurch Star  ----   joined parliamentary staff in Wellington  -----     leaves a widow  and grown-up family.

Poverty Bay  -  IMAGE  -   079
---  Poverty bay settler  Mr Reginald Henry Image  of Matawhero -- born in 1861  at Barbadoes,  west Indies  ---  educated ---  England  ----   
took up sheep farming  joining his late Uncle  Mr Woodbine Johnson  ---   he leaves 3 daughters,  the eldest  Mrs R. Ambridge,  of Christchurch.

Poverty Bay  -  GRAY  -  080
Mr Charles Gray  of Waiohika --  resident over 41 years  ---  born in Godmanchester  near Huntingdon,  England  in 1840 -----   spending 11 years at sea  -----  retired from sea in 1870 ----   in Queensland  with a brother   ----   acquired well known Waiohika   ---  lost his 1st wife  in 1880  shortly after their arrival in the district.    married a daughter of late Bishop W.L.Williams  of Waiapu.    surviving daughters include   Mrs Blunt  [India]  Mrs Ormerod [Ruakituri]  and Miss Gray.   The eldest son Mr L. Gray  -- Lake Coleridge  hydro-electric staff   2nd son  Mr D. Camplin Gray  manages the  property  with a younger brother  --  3rd son Sydney  commission in Indian Army   youngest Douglas  ----   Flight Lieut. --Royal Flying Corps.

Gisborne  -  BROWN     081
Mr James Brown ---  was a native of Glasgow,  came to New Zealand with his parents when  6 years of age.    served apprenticeship in engineering
 --- in Dunedin ---  in 1867  settled in Gisborne  ----------  leaves a widow,  1 son  and 2 daughters.

Wanganui  -  CORLISS  -  082
Mr M.C.Corliss  ----  joined NZ telegraph  48 years ago  ---   transferred to Wanganui  in 1914  ----   was married twice,   leaves a family of 12 children  ---
Cuthbert  recently wounded  in Palestine  ----  another wounded in Messines

Wellington  -  BILLMAN  -  083
--- Mr Abraham (Fred)  Billman  --- born at Lancashire  nearly 70 years ago --- came to New Zealand  with his parents on barque "Alma"  landing in
Wellington  ----   carpenter,  ---  music was his hobby   ------   he was twice married --  left a widow,  6 children  and 20 grandchildren
2 sons  -  Mr Frederick Billman  coachbuilder of Fielding,        Mr Walter Billman Wellington   
4 daughters  are -  Mesdames  L. James  and Waddell  (both of Timaru)    Mesdames  James Wilson  and Buckley Joyce  (Wellington)

Fatalities  -  084
WHITE  -   Charles White  42,  was killed  by a falling tree while working in the bush at Manunui
DICKIE  -   -- 2year old son of R.H.Dickie  of Tuturau,  near Mataura,  was accidently drowned  in a water tub  near the stables on his father's property yesterday.


Saturday  16 March  1918
Nelson  -  087
MARSDEN 
-  Miss Marsden -----   more

London  -  Wedding  -  088
HETLEY  -  HETLEY 
-  on New Year's Day  Frederic St Arnaud Hetley,  son of Mr C.F. Hetley,  of New Zealand  to  Hilda Margaret ,  elder daughter of   late                     Dr Henry Hetley of Norwood,  and Mrs Hetley  Croydon.  ------

JAUNAY  -  TILYARD   
-  089
Lieut. F.L.G. de JAUNAY  RNR  HMS Wistaria   was married in December in Brockenhurst,  Hants.  to  Miss L.E. Tilyard,   NZANS

Westminster  -  Wedding  - 
KEY-JONES  -   BUCHANAN 
-  090
---  January 2nd  Captain W.H.Key-Jones ---   to  Elaine Florance Buchanan,  only daughter of Mr Archibald Buchanan  of Remuera.

Sheffield, Cathedral  -  Wedding  -  HOOKER  -  COWAN   -  091
Engineer-sub-Lieut. J. Grove Hooker  RNR (Auckland)  to  Doris Ida  only daughter of Mr and Mrs C.W.Cowan  Mr Hooker is son of  Mr and Mrs William Hooker,  of Epsom.  ---  December 27th  wedding took place

London  -  Wedding  -  092
RICHARDSON  -  WARE
   - Jan11th  of Lieut. Frank Richardson NZEF  to  Miss Dorothy Ware,  younger daughter of  Mr William Ware  CE.  Remuera,  ----

Engagement    -  093
HARVEY  - Major Frank Newenham  Harvey  NZMC (Napier) son of late Rev A.T.Harvey Athboy, Co. Meath  to  Effie Beatrice,  daughter of
Mr and Mrs A. Tilstone DUDGEON,  -----Surrey, England  ----------

Abdereenshire  -  Wedding -  094
DUKE  -  LITTLE 
    -  At Toftwood,  Murtle, Aberdeenshire,  Charles Robert Duke  to  Marjorie Grace Little  of NSW  ----

Kew, England  -   Wedding  -  095
BRIGHT  -  JAMES 
-  January 12th  at Kew Parish Church. --- John William Bright   NZEF.  Wellington,   to   Jeannette Elizabeth James,  eldest dau. of late
                            Mr Arthur C.R.James  of Jamacia  and of Mrs James  5 Cumberland Gate,  Kew Gardens  -----    

Kensington  -  Wedding  - 096
HARDIE  -  STEWART 
---- Lieut. J. Clayton hardie -- elder son of Mr and Mrs W. Hardie -- Kensington   to  Helen,  daughter of   Mr and Mrs Stewart 
                        of Heretaunga,  New Zealand.  ----  took place on 14th January.

Engagement  -  097
ALLEN  - -- Lieut.-Colonel Stephen Sheppard   Allen,  D.S.O.  to  Mary Isobel Hay FOSTER,  eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs A.L. Foster 
                        of Auckland  and 41 Iverna Court Kensington.  Stephen is 5th son of late Mr W.S. and Mrs Allen of Woodhead Hall,  Cheadle,  Staffs.  -------

Wedding  -  Knightsbridge, England   -   97 & 98
CARLISLE  -  RUTHVEN 
-  Lieut.  the Earl of Carlisle and Miss B.H.Ruthven  daughter of the Master of Ruthven  and the Hon Mrs Ruthven.  ------

Timaru  -  100
VAUGHAN
  - Frank Vaughan,  a single man  45,  was burned to death in a hut  at Totara Valley  last evening.  ----

Waimate  -  101
WILSON
  - -- Harry Wilson,  aged 35  ---------    he now lies in Waimate Hospital

Christchurch  -  Obituary  -  DIXON  -  102
Mr Thomas Dixon  whose death occurred on Thursday  was born in Tyrone County, ireland  in 1829  arrived Lyttelton  in 1863 in the ship  "D.G.Fleming"   ----   farmed  in Doyleston  ----  he leaves a widow,  2 sons  and 2 daughters.

Death  -  Rakaia  -   ALEXANDER    -   103
Mr Archibald Alexander  -----  native of Glasgow ---   arrived in New Zealand  in 1874  and settled in the Leeston district. -- after 17 years
he moved to Rakaia ----    he leaves a widow,  3 sons  and 3 daughters,   -------

Napier  -  LEETE  -  104
Mr Edward Leete,  ---  28 years  Hawke's Bay Herald  --- in his 59th year  was a native of London -------    predeceased by his wife 
 some   4 years ago.  leaves 2 sons ---


Monday  18 March  1918
Australia  -  CHEVALIER  -  107
 -----  recent death,  advanced age  --   brilliant pioneer of art ------ husband  Nicholas Chevalier ---   public galleries of Australia  and New Zealand  are likely to be enriched by mementoes  of her gifted husband.

Wedding  -  Auckland  -  108
MACE  -  McDONALD 
- ----  Miss J.D.Mace,  daughter of Mr Charles Mace,  ---to  Dr Hugh McDonald,  resident Magistrate  of Rotoma, Fiji  --------

Wellington  -  Obituary  -  LUFF  -  109
--old Colonists  has passed away  --- Mrs Andrew Luff,  came to Wellington  from England  about 65 years ago  with her father  (Mr CHANNON)   and 2 sisters.   one of pioneer settlers in Hawke's Bay province  ---   about 1858  ----    1874  went to England  with her husband and family,  returning  to Welligton  in 1880  ----  
Christchurch  -  Death   -  FFITCH  -   111
Mr Henry Ffitch  ----   Fendalton   in his 79th year  arrived at Lyttelton  in 1851  in "Sir George Pollock"  ---   farmed in Oxford district,  leaves
 a widow and grown-up family.

Wellington  -  Death  -  SULLIVAN  -   112
----  Mr Dave Sullivan,  licensee of the Pier Hotel,  ---   was 54 years of age,  born Mosgiel,  --------  Mrs Sullivan  and the 3 daughters (one is Mrs Kieran Whelan of Lyall Bay)  -----   only son has a commission  in the Navy -----   owner of several racehorses -----

Christchurch  -  113
SMITH 
- ---  rabbit shooting  ---- shot in the thigh  ---- H. Smith  ----  admitted to Hospital  --

Pahiatua  -  113
McLACHLAN
  -  Donald McLachlan,  50,  single  was killed on Rimu Road,  Pongaroa ----   he died almost instantly.

Auckland  -   Death  -  114
COX
  - William Cox,  married,  of Onehunga  aged 35  died  ----   

Blenheim  -  accident  -   114
SEATON 
- Rev A.J.Seaton,  ----  at Spring Creek,  ----  thrown from horse  ----- not expected to recover.


Tuesday  19 March  1918
Engagement  -  Christchurch  -  117
COATES  -  Mr Randolph Coates,   2nd son of Mr G. W.Coates,  to  Miss Alice STEPHENS,  4th daughter of Mr C.Stephens  ---

Palmeston  -  Marriage  of 2 old age pensioners  -   118
considerable excitement  in the quiet town of Palmeston  -----  marriage of 2 old age pensioners (says Otago Daily Times)    bride was
--  spinster  of  68  and bridegroom a widower of 75.  ------  no names given -   but a delightful story  -  lots more ------

Wedding  -  Christchurch  -  119
MENNER  -  TREWEEK 
- ---- Mr Frederick Menneer,  son of Mr S. Menneer,  of Clarkville,   to  Miss Ivy Treweek  of Wellington.  ------  long column 

Waddington  -  BRUCE  -  120
------   Waddington Scool on Friday,   ----  bid farewell to Miss Bruce, assistant mistress,  leaving to be married.  ----- Miss Gwen Townshend 
and Master Geoffrey Adams  presented Miss Bruce  with a handsome silver teapot.  Mr McAlpine responded for Miss Bruce.

Christchurch  -  Obituary  -  FFITCH  -  122
--Mr Henry Ffitch  another pioneer of Canterbury --- came from Essex  with his father  and family ---  in "Sir George Pollock"  arriving in Lyttelton  in 1851   ---  farmed in Sydenham  in 60's  moved to Ellesmere    then to Woodstock  run on the Waimakiriri  ---   farmed Springfield,  Oxford,  ----  inspector of farms ---  1906  moved to Fendalton -- married  1884  to Miss Florence DUNNAGE   daughter of late Mr George Dunnage  of Papanui.  ---  survived by widow,  1 son
Mr R.G.C.Ffitch (Wellington)    1 daughter   ----    younger son fell at Gallipoli ---

Wanganui  -  KINCADE  -  123
Mr Arthur Kincade,  resident of Wanganui  over 50 years  died -- aged 83  --native of County Down, Ireland  ---  enlisted in the 68th Regiment
of Foot  in March 1854  ---   to Crimea  ---  to India  ---  1862  came to New Zealand  --------   he leaves 2 sons  -----

Blenheim  - 124
SEATON  -  Rev A.J.Seaton  ------  died in hospital.  --stationed at kaikoura  for some years  was releiving at Spring Creek.


Wednesday  20  March  1918
Wedding  -  Brunnerton  -   127
WILLIAMS  -  HILL 
- Mr Frederick Williams,  Mayor of Brunnerton,  2nd son of Mr and Mrs Williams  to  Daisy,  4th dau of  Mr and Mrs R. Hill,  of                                         Dobson.-------

Engagement  -  128
WARD  - Miss Kathleen  Ward,  2nd daughter of Mr R.S.Ward, of Avonside  to  Mr Maitland HOGGAN  son of Mr C.W.Hoggan  Christchurch.  

Maintentance  -  129
SHEARSBY  -  Frederick  Thomas Shears   and  Emily Georgina  - -----  more
McKERRON  -  James McKerron    and Bertha McKerron  -      ----  more
PRICE  -  Ruby   Price  and Essie Price  ---  more
MACLAINE  -  Alexander  ---   in arrears. --- more

Christchurch  -  Obituary  -  130
RIORDAN  -  Mr John Riordan ----  Addington,  age 56.  resided in district for last 30 years ----   

Melbourne  -  131
GLASS
  - -- death in Melbourne  on Monday  of Mr Barnet Glass  founder of the the Barnet Glass Rubber Co.

Wellington  -  death  -  COLEMAN  -  131
--- by Mrs R.T.C Ffitch  of the death from smallpox  of her brother  Mr A.E.Coleman,  only son of  late Mrs R.F.Coleman  of  Christchurch ----  engineer with Messrs Scott Bros.    managing director for the Lightfoot Refrigerating Company  Ltd.   Bombay.

Wellington  -  132
LETT 
-  ---Charles Lett  82 years of age  well known in Masterton and Wellington districts  -------     more

Hamilton  -  132
SHAW
  -  Marion Shaw,  single,  aged 32  -----   died last night.


Thursday  21 March  1918
 -  ZENKOVICH  -  135
unnaturalised Austrian  fined. -- 1st Christchurch  prosocution  under the registration of Aliens Act  took place when Martino Andrew Zenkovich--  failing to register ----  Aliens were given 28 days to register   --  ignorant of act  ---  been in NZ  12 years  under name George Albert Baker  -----  never attempted to disguise his real identity -----   lots more

Engagement  -  136
McHARDY -  Miss Lorna Evelyn McHardyeldest daughter of  Mr and Mrs P.A. McHardy  of Palmeston North  to  Lieut. R.E. BALE  R.E.  of Trentham.

Petone  -  JAMIESON  -  137
----  Petone,  on Monday,  Mrs A.A. Jamieson  age 77.  ---- was a daughter of late Captain LEA of the East India Service    --  member of a well known military family  one of whom was General Lea.  -survived by her husband,  was twice married  -- no children  by either marriage.   Her sister Mrs Knight  lives in Dunedin.

Wedding  -  138
JONES  -  WILLIAMS
  - ------  Miss Annie Williams,  2nd daughter of Mrs M. Williams  ----  of Addington,   to  Mr G.H.Jones  of Wellington ------  more

Military  Wedding  -  139
BARSTOW  -  FULLER 
- Lieut. Robert Arthur Barstow,  Group Area Officer -- at Dargiville ---to Miss Mary Fuller,  2nd daughter of  Mrs Frederick Fuller
                        of Merivale -----  long column

Wedding  -  140
JONES  -  BAIRD  - ---  Mr Mostyn Pryce Jones   --- and son of Mrs A. Jones  to  Miss Gladys  Baird,  2nd daughter of Mr Baird of LInwood,  ---more

Auckland  -  Death  -  142
MARTIN 
-  Sydney Martin,  a single man,  aged 44  ------   died  ----  more

Christchurch  -  Inquest  -  142
RIORDAN 
-  ---  John Riordan  ----  and verdict  death from cardiac failure -------


Friday  22 March  1918
Wedding  -  Masterton  -  145
CAMERON - LEWIS 
-  Dr Percy Cameron  of Dunedin  to  Miss Nancy Isabel Lewis,  2nd daughter of late Mr F.C.Lewis  of Masterton.  ------- more  --

Dunedin  -  Obituary  -  MERCER  -   146
Mr Alex Balfour Mercer,  died a few days ago,  -----   aged 61 years  son of the late Mr Andrew Mercer who  arrived on the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848  and was Mayor of Dunedin  in the early days.  deceased was an office bearer  in St Andrews Church - survived by 1 son  and 6 daughters 
and 3 brothers  in Dunedin.Mr Robert Mercer (Registrar  of electors Dunedin South)   Mr Hector Mercer (of Mercer and Mitchell)  Mr John Mercer (Mornington)  his wife died about 2 years ago.

Greymouth  -  146
RYAN  -  Mr William Ryan   ---  connected with Greymouth Fire Brigade  for 30 years   died yesterday.

Taihape  -  Fire  -  147
AKERSTON 
-bodies of   J.Akerston,  of Mangaituroa,  his wife and child have been discovered ---- 62 buildings have been  completely  destroyed in the town


Saturday  23 March  1918
Engagement  -  151
 DEY - Miss Estelle Dey,  niece of Mr A.A. Maxwell  of Tourist Dept, Rotorua,  and formerly of Wellington.


Monday  25 March  1918
Christchurch  -  Accident  -  HILL,  CRAMPTON   -   158
----  motoring ---  Mr W. Hill, ----  in Amuri district,  turning a sharp corner just beyond Waikuku,  -- overturn the car.  Mr M. Crampton  and son of Rotheram,  who were with Mr Hill  --- severly hurt  ---------  Mr Crampton had 2 broken bones  in the ankle  and the boy --   cut about the legs.

Christchurch  -  Accidents  -  THOM,  REGG  -   159
Wm Thom a returned soldier  ---   fractured leg.  --- fall from a motor-cycle.Mrs M.E.Regg, --Sydenham,  fell  ----  from a tram ---   suffering injuries to her head.

Dunedin  -  160
CASEY 
- ---  married man named Thomas Casey   was handling a horse ------  taken to hospital,  died last night  -----

Oamaru  -    FORD  -  162
A resident of Oamaru  for 50 years  died -----   Mr Patrick Ford  ----  native of County Galway,  Ireland   -- landed in Port Chalmers  in 1860  ship
 North Melbourne   ------ miner at Gabriel's Gully ---- married in Dunedin  --celebrated his Golden Wedding  some 7 years ago.  ---  he was a stonemason -----  survived by Mrs Ford,  6 daughters  and 3 sons  ---in his 84th year    -------


Tuesday  26 March  1918
Wedding  -  164
COLE  -  DAVISON 
- Miss Violet Davison,  3rd dau of Mr and Mrs J.H.Davison  of St. Leonards  to  Mr Alex Cole,  an officer on a transport
                            at present in NZ waters.  -----  lots more  -----   

Templeton  -  Fatality  -  JAMES  -  165
----  an old man  named Charles James  about 74 years of age  the water-race inspector  ----    lots more  -------     killed at railway crossing  ------

England  -  Death  -  BEAUMONT  -  166
a cable from England announces the death -----  Bromley, Kent,  of Mrs Anne Beaumont,  widow of the late John Beaumont.  Mrs Beaumont lived for many years
in Christchurch ,  where her late husband had many large business interests.

Bathurst -  Austalia  -  ALEXANDER  -  166
James Alexander,  known as Australian Blondin,  died at the Bathurst Hospital  ----   he was 55 years of age  and had given wire-walking performances in all parts
of the world.

Inquest  -  Kaiapoi  -  COUNSELL  -  167
---  death of Mrs Maria Frances Counsell  ------    found dead at her home  -------


Wednesday  27  March  1918
Wellington  -  Obituary  -  LUDWIG  -  176
Mr William Louis Ludwig  --  arrived in Wellington in early 70's -----died  ----in his 65th year  -- son of late Mr C. Ludwig,  was a brother of Mr Louis William Ludwig  and Mr E. Ludwig,  of Wellington.


Thursday  28 March  1918
Christchurch  -  Accident  -  179
BENNETT  ----A.H.Bennett  fractured his leg -----   admitted to Christchurch Hospital  ---

Friday  29 March  1918   -   Good Friday  -  


Saturday  30 March  1918
Silver Wedding  -  182
BOWDEN
  - The Silver wedding of Mr and Mrs J. Bowden,  was celebrated on Monday evening.  ------

Inangahua Junction  -  ALBORN  -  183
----  of Mrs Harriet Alborn  formerly of the Inangahua Junction Hotel,   -----  leaves a family of 2 children  (Mrs Darcy Inwood  and Mr V. Alborn, well known amateur reinsman)

Nelson  -  184
BATCHELOR 
- ----  Mr and Mrs A.N. Batchelor  of "Walmer"  Nelson,   death of teir younger daughter Marion   ----  

Engagement  -   185
PERRY - Miss Frances Perry, dau. of Mr and Mrs J. P.Perry  of "Sulphur Wells"  to  the Rev. J.J.COWAN of Ayr, Scotland ---  says a Wairarapa  paper.

Wedding  -  Palmeston North  -  186
McHARDY - BALE  - 
on Wed.  ---- Miss Lorna McHardy,  eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs P.A. McHardy  to  Lieut. Richard Bale  R.A.  of Trentham ---- 
and son of Mr Richard Bale  of Stonehouse, Devonshire.  -------  lots more

Nelson  -  Death  of Old Settler  -  CHILD  -  187
-----  Mr William Child ---  was 76 years of age,  was born in Yorkshire,  came to Nelson  40 years ago.  --  deacon of Nelson Baptist Church, 
-----  survived by widow and 2 daughters,  Mrs Harold Wood  and Miss ella Child  the latter known as Nurse Child ---  

Palmeston North  -  Obituary    -  ROBBIE  -  188
Mr James Robbie  -----  on Tuesday  aged 83 years  was one of NZ  pioneer's.  -- came in 1863  from Scotland with his wife,  took up land in Canterbury -----  in 1890  moved to the Manawatu district ---  leaves a family of 2 daughters  and 5 sons  and 26 grandchildren.  ----  5 grandsons are on active service  one grandson A.F.Robbie  died at Gallipoli  ---  one son Lieut. G.A.Robbie  was killed in France  members  of the family are --   Mrs J.H.Coates (New Brighton)  Mrs J.R. Moodie  (Tokomaru)  Messrs William (Terrance End)   James and Frank (Waihoki Valley) 
Charles Edward  (Huanui)  Fredreick  (Eskdale,  Hawke's Bay)    Mrs Robbie  predeceased her husband  14 mths ago.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ.
10 November  2007

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