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Monday 2 February  1942  -
Engagement  -  006
HATHERLEY   ---- to   - ANNAND -----

Obituary  - 
Captain J.F. Spring BROWN  -  007

Accident  -  008
BARR  -   soldier Hugh Barr  aged 19 -----   from a fractured rib -----

Taumarunui  -  GAWITH  -  death  - 008
Roy William Gawith  aged 10  son of Mr H. Gawith  was killed  --------  

Inquest  -  LUCAS  008
James Herbert Lucas  aged 68  ---------   

Photo  -   009
Private J.S. CHAMBERS  of Ashburton
Private V. RUSSELL  of Lincoln
Corporal E.J.ROBINSON  of Oamaru
Private A.S. LEMON  of Lauriston


Tuesday  3 February  1942
Nelson  -  DECK  -  MEAD  -  ROSE    -     013
Miss Alice Deck  celebrated her 90th birthday  -----   4 of her brothers and sisters lived to between 91 and 97 years  and 3 reached late 80's.  Miss Deck arrived
n NZ  by the Cornwall  in 1853   -----  also celebrating  their 90th birthday is Mrs John MEAD  sen.  who arrived in NZ from Scotland  87 years ago.  
Mr John F. ROSE  of Takaka  was 91 recently

Engagements  -  014
McKAY  ----- to   FILLANS -------
MILLS ----- to   McMENAMIN-------
 WOODBURY ---to  ROBERTS------
VILLIERS ---- to   DERRETT--------

Obituary  -  BRISTOW 016
Charles Albert Bristow,  ---pioneer of baseball in Wellington  -------  he was 46 years of age.

Havelock North  -  CLARKSON  017
----  death of Mr Edward Cooke Clarkson  age 88 years -------  took up Glenlyon Station ------  retired to Havelock North in 1915.

Photo  -   018
Sergeant D.J.AITKEN  of Leeston   


Wednesday  4 February  1942 
-
Engagement  -  022
LAINE  ----- to  -----  CHRISTIE ----------

Obituary  -   WAGHORN  023
Mrs Margaret Waghorn ------  death -------was Little Akaloa's oldest resident  ----in her 88th year  eldest daughter of late Mr and Mrs James COOKE,  granddaughter of Mr and Mrs Alexander McINTOSH --  of McIntosh Bay  when the Canterbury Pilgrims arrived in 1850 --- survived by 3 sons Messrs
Clarence,  Guard,  and Ralph Waghorn,  19 grandchildren,  20 great grandchildren,  3 daughters pre-deceased her.

Photo   -   024
Bombardier J.F.BENJES  of Christchurch
Lance-Corporal A. McKENZIE  of Christchurch
Private J.MILLER  of Lyttelton
Private Allan BISMAN  of Lyttelton.

Accidents  -  025
4 soldiers   hurt   -  in a car  on the Hutt Road,  Wellington
Captain D. ECKHOFF
Captain G.H.WEIR
Lieutenant K.R.REED
Sergeant N. HOGG

Montalto  -  KEEN  025
Frank Keen of Montalto,  Mid Canterbury  a married man aged 30  -----   an inquest opened -------

Injuries  -  026
LAVENDER  -  Bernard James    aged 13
CHURCH   -  
Alfred   -- aged 40


Thursday  5 February  1942  -
Obituary  -  COLLINS  -  030
Mrs Sarah Collins  of Parnassus,  Cheviot district -----youngest daughter of late Mr and Mrs Daniel McTAMNEY  born County Derry,  Ireland.  came to New Zealand with her parents and other members of the family on steamship Bombay  arrived Port Chalmers  in 1882 -------  married Mr John Collins of Cheviot
 in 1901 --- retired in 1938  ---  survived by her husband and 3 daughters --------   

Obituary  -   McGAHEY  -  031
Mr James Joseph McGahey ---   aged 62,   born in Wellington,  -----father  (Mr Felix McGahey)   a lighthouse keeper ------   lots more 
ncluding  a photo    ----

Photo    -  033
Sergeant Pilot R.A. HAMILTON  of Omihi
Second-Lieutenant J.I.MOIR  of Christchurch
Corporal Wiremu Rangi AKUIRA  of Tuahiwi
Private W.D. SHEPHERD  of Rangiora


Friday  6 February  1942
Auckland  -  McNAB  -  037
--  death occurred  of Mr Thomas McNabb,  Mayor of Mount Eden  from 1931 - 1938   aged 59  -------

Eltham  -  TRASK  -  037
---  death of Mr Thomas Edward Trask ----   he was 56   born at Foxton,  survived by widow and 3 sons  and 2 daughters.

Auckland  -  BIDDLES 038
---  aged about 26  --Richard Beamish Biddles  fell to his death  -------


Saturday  7 February  1942
Engaement  -  042
HART -----    to  MOORE   ----------

Deaths    -  043
EDMONDSON
  --death of Mr Percy Clement Edmondson  ---  staff of Southland Boys' High  about 30 years ago ----   born in Takaka  57 years ago ---------  
BANKS  -   at Hastings former resident of Christchurch  Mr James Banks  -  died --- in his 69th years------  survived by his wife,  1 son and 4 daughters.


Monday  9 February  1942
Engagement  -  048
PRICE------  to  HENEY  --------
SLOSS ------- to  WRIGHT  -----  

Photo    -  049
Driver Ronald Hanmer ANDERSON  of Hanmer Springs
Private N.A. DENMEAD  of Christchurch

Wellington  -  JONES  -  050
 death in Wanganui  at age 85  Mr Frederick Ireson Jones  ------  born in Wanganui  -----   survived by 1  son  ----  and  2 daughters ------ 
Mr W.A. Jones  ----is a brother

Invercargill  -  MITCHELL 051
Mr John Mitchell  death  ---     5 years Mayor of South Invercargill  -------

New Plymouth  -  BROWN  052
Mr Joseph Brown,  ----- died  age 83 ----------  

Auckland  -  RAINE  053
Mr Joseph Dudley O'Callaghan Raine -------  arrived in NZ  from Tipperary, Ireland,  at 17 ---   many years lived in Canterbury,  moved to Waikato 
--- survived by 2 sons  and 2 daughters --------


Tuesday 10 February  1942
Pleasant Point  -  GLENNIE  -  058
Miss Margaret Glennie  was guest of Mrs J.J. Blackburn  for the Harris-Blackburn  wedding.  Miss Molly Kingsland  who was a
bridesmaid  ----

New Plymouth    -  Lady BLUNDEN  -  058
--- recieved at New Plymouth  of the death in England of Lady Blunden  who was formerly Miss Florence Caroline Shuttleworth,  daughter of late Henry Shuttleworth  of New Plymouth.

Christchurch  -  FRANICEVICH  -   059
Mrs G. Franicevich  formerly Miss Betty NEAVE,  whose marriage took place ------  some weeks ago ----------- was guest of honour --------

Obituary  -  TRENT  061
Miss Mildred Trent,  one of the best known ----   most useful women in Canterbury,  died yesterday in her home-------  a twin daughter of late
Mr Frederick Trent ------  very long and interesting column -----    survived by her brother Mr F. Trent (Avonside)  4 sisters  her twin
Miss Maude Trent (United States)  Mrs E.A.Bishop  Mrs Hayhurst (Temuka)  Mrs Nottingham  (Wellington)

Engagements  -  062
CAMPBELL ----- to CURRIE  -----
WETHEY ----- to  BANKS  -----
DUTHIE  ---   to   McPHERSON  ------
DENCH  - ----  to   BENJAMIN  -----

Obituary  -  THOMSON  -  063
Acting Sergeant Roland Stephens Thomson,  who was killed in the bomb accident at Trentham Camp on Saturday -------  he was son of Mr James Stephens Thomson  of Christchurch.

Accidents  -  065
3 soldiers  at Trentham  -    Sergeant BOLTON,     Corporal STEVENSON,     Private WOOD.   
ENGLAND  -   Hugh Leonard England  aged 16 years   --------   fractured his right arm -------


Wednesday  11 February  1942
Marriage  -  MUIR  -  GOW  -   068
Sergeant Pilot Robin Muir RNZAF  and Miss Jeanette Gow (Oamaru)  married quietly in Christchurch a few weeks ago  ---------


Thursday  12 February  1942
Photo  -      072
Catain A.G.GILCHRIST       
Lance-Corporal A. McKENZIE  of Avonside

Accidents  -  073
THOMPSON  -  Thomas George  age 67  fell from a ladder --------
SHERWOOD  -  Colin  aged 11 years    fell from a tree -----
McKENDRY  -  Annie  married woman  aged 56 ----  knocked from her bicycle --------
SPEED  -  Mr Stanley  of Auckland   aged 35 a married man,  fell from a fire escape 3 storeys high ---------

Obituary  -  BULLOCK-WEBSTER  -  075
 ---  Mr Harry Bullock-Webster  for 26 years master of the Pakaranga Hunt  --- died this week at his home ----  aged 86 --- survived by his wife, 
2 sons and 2 daughters.


Friday  13 February  1942
Engagement  -  078
LINDSAY  -----   to MURDOCH  --------

Obituary  -  VARNEY 079
death occurred in Dunedin  of Mr Arthur Varney  1st Principal of the Wanganui Tech. College ------

Accidents  -  080
MEIKLEJOHN  -  Alexander Miller  -----
REID  -  David Struthers  aged 32  -----

Te Aroha  -  HEREWINI  -  080
The  3 yr old child  of Waihini Herewini  ---------     died  ----------

Wellington  -  Air Accident  -  081
1 member of RNZAF  was fatally injured and 2 others injured  -----   
SUTTON  -  Aircraftsman David Joseph died of injuries    ---  mother Mrs L. RULE  of Auckland
WORDEN  -  Sergeant John Mortimore  severly injured  -  wife Mrs J.M.Worden  Auckland
CURTIS  -  Aircraftsman Kenneth Ivan  slightly injured    wife Mrs M.B.Curtis, Napier


Saturday  14 February  1942
Wellington  -  DUDLEY  -  085
Mrs Edith Ursula Dudley,  whose death occurred at Wellington  came to NZ with her parents Mr and Mrs John BESWICK,  Timaru  in the Hampshire Castle in 1852 -------  Mrs Dudley married Mr Charles Edward Dudley  only son of Dr and Mrs Dudley  of Canterbury  and late of Stombridge,  England  ------

Engagements  -  086
JOHNSTON -----   to   THOMPSON  ----------
ARMSTRONG  ----- to  HART  -------
VOLLER  ----- to  THORPE  -------

Accidents  -  087  and 087-1
BAIRD  -  William,  killed   aged 54,  widower of Epsom
McCONOCHIE  -  Donald ---  aged 44,  widower of Mt Eden,  injuried to back
EARSMON  -  Archibald  aged 54  single of Newmarket,  broken left arm --------   

Greymouth  -  ROWSE  -  088
Robert Lindley Rowse  was killed instantly ---------   Rowse's father resides at Kotuku.


Monday  16 February  1942
Engagements  -  092
WATTS  -----of Geraldine   to  MURRAY  of Manurewa -------
MacDONALD ---  of Invercargill   to  JONES   of Auckland  -------
WOOD    ----  to    McKAY  -------

Marriage  -   BOAK   -   BAKER   -  093
Miss Moya Winifred Boak,   of Tauranga  and Mr Harold L.Baker,  of Gisborne,  were married at the Falkland Islands -------  more

Wedding  -  UPTON  -  ALGIE  -  094
wedding of Miss Cecil Mary Upton,  ----   daughter of Mr and Mrs Percy Upton  of Auckland,  and Sub-Lieutenant Donald Algie  ----- 
bride been in England  since 1937 --------   

Photo   -  095
Driver C.R. RULE  of Saltwater Creek
Gunner L.C.FLETCHER  of Christchurch
Private W.J. HAMPTON
Sergeant Mitchell LAZARUS  of Christchurch

Death  -  FROST  -  096
Shirley Ann Frost  aged 8,    died  from injuries  ------ at Corsair Bay --- her father was  Mr H. Frost ------

Accidents  -  097
McADAM  -  Robert    aged 82 ----  death at Domett on Saturday  ---------
WHITE  -  William John White  aged 31  ----   suffered concussion  ------
PIERCE  -  Peter  aged 13  ----  fell over a bank  ----  
ASHLEY  -  Nelson  aged 13  -----  cut his left foot ----
HIRST  -  Thomas  aged 62  married,  of Wellington   was killed  --------
FITCHETT  -  Ashton Edward John----  killed  cycling --- aged 64  ----of Papakura

Obituary  -  COTTRELL  -  098
Mr Anthony Crispe Cottrell,  ----   age 75 -------    lots more  --- survived by wife  whom he married in 1905  and 1 son  and 1 daughter ------


Tuesday  17 February  1942
Burnham  -   soldier killed  -  BELLAM 102
Private Robert Chambers Bellam,  a cook,  aged about 50  was killed instantly --------

Inquest    -  VINNELL  -  103
Barry John Vinnell   aged 5mths  son of Walter Percy Vinnell  -----   died on Sunday night  ----

Inquest  -  FROST  -  104
Shirley Ann Frost  aged 8 yrs  --------  adjourned  ------


Wednesday  18 February  1942
Photo    -  108
Sergeant Pilot John Bernard KENNEDY
Driver Raymond BAKER  of Timaru.

Obituary  -  Auckland  -  NEWDICK  -  109
Arthur Thomas Newdick  aged 51  ---------

Death  -  Auckland  -  HENDREY 109
Mr Charles W. Hendrey   --  former Superintendant of Police, ---- one time Canterbury district ----  retired 1926 ------


Thursday  19 February  1942
Marriage    -  BARAK  -  POLLITT  -   119
--NZ's  Rhodes Scholar   Dr Montefiore Barak  will be married in England on Saturday   to   Miss Josephine Ruth Pollitt  daughter of late Colonel J.W
and Mrs .Pollitt of Ashton-under-Lyne  Lancashire ---  a graduate of Canterbury University College -----  elder son of late Mr M and Mrs Barak
of Christchurch  

Marriage  -  CLARK  -  MacFARLANE  -  120
at------- Christchurch, Erica Prudence  daughter of Mr and Mrs Hugh M. Macfarlane    ---  Waimate,  and Lieutenant Graham L.Clark  NZMC 
Trentham ---- son of Mr and Mrs W.H.Clark  Christchurch.

Engagement  -  121
FORRESTER  ----of Christchurch    to   EVERIX  --------of Wellington  

Obituary  -  COATH  122
--in Auckland of Mr Walter Lang Coath ---------  including Rakaia and Waimate -----  son recently killed  in a flying accident  ----- survived by 1 daughter

Accidents  -  123
EARLY  -  William Raymond  aged 53  ----    satisfactory ----
WATSON  -  Frederick  aged 30 ------ cut his hand and fingers -----
GALLAGHER  -  Mollie Edith  aged 20  ----  satisfactory
DUFFELL  -  George Robert  --- aged 43 ----   satisfactory ----
MAYBURY  -  John  aged 13  fractured his leg  -----
SANS  -  William Sans of Auckland aged 48   ----  died ------


Friday 20 February  1942
New Plymouth  -  GIBSON  -  126
The death occurred  ---- Mrs G.G.Gibson  formerly of Christchurch.  --- after her marriage went to new Plymouth  in 1907  --survived by husband,
1 son  and 1 daughter

Marriage  -  Wellington  - WILSON  127
Mr and Mrs Lloyd Wilson  whose mariage took place in Wellington  this week -----   was Miss Betty PETRE  formerly of Christchurch  

Photo   -  128
Gunner Allan (Evan)  HEPBURN  of Methven
Private J.L.CROFT  of Amberley

Greymouth  -  Inquest  -  STRAIGHT  -  129
  ------  Alexander Henry Straight  age 49,  single,  butcher of Wainihinihi  who died   January 17  result of injuries deer stalking ---- on January 1. 
chief witness patrick Henry PUGH   -------  long column  ---

Inquest  -  Greymouth  -  WILLIAMS 130
18mth old child Alan Lloyd Williams  son of Mr and Mrs George Williams of Cobden -----   more


Saturday  21 February  1942
Golden Wedding  -  GRIGG  -  134
Rev W. GRIGG  ------  more

Engagement  -  135
WEBB ---- of Christchurch     to  MORSE ---- of Dargaville
PREBBLE -----   to   MARKS --- both of Christchurch


Monday 23 February  1942
Sydney  - Death  -   van LUBECK  -  139
-----  Mrs Joan Kirk van Lubeck ---   28 years old ----death in Sydney ----  wife of Mr W.M. van Lubeck  and daughter of Mr and Mrs H.K.
McDOUGALL  of Christchurch  her brothers Iain  and Ewin  ------

Engagement  -  140
THOMAS  -   to  WILLS   ------ both of Christchurch

Photos   -  141
Private Norman PRETTEJOHNS
Pilot Officer M.M. CAMPBELL
Driver J.L. BOLOSKI
Private Raymond William COLLIER
Warrant Officer C.W.WOODHAM
Lance-Corporal J.D. MARQUET

Obituary  -  McDOUGALL  -    143   and 144  with photo
Mr Robert Euing McDougall -----     born in Melbourne in 1861  came to Christchurch  in 1863  ------    donated   McDougall Art Gallery in Botanic
Gardens -----  survived by wife and 3 daughters --------  Mrs C.J.Ferrier,  Mrs Griffith Bristead,  Mrs Ivan Seay

Invercargill  -  Death  -  BRASS  -  145
----  Mr John Still Brass ---61 years of age,    President of Southland Cricket Assoc.  --- survived by wife and 2 daughters.

Accidents  -  146
Dunedin  -  FRYE  -  Charles W. Frye   struck by a hammer thrown by a compeitor,  died
Auckland  -  PIDGEON  -  Charles Pidgeon  aged  52,  married  body recovered ----  missing since Tuesday


Tuesday  24 February  1942
Marriage  -  HARLEY - GUNN 149
James Wynn Harley---   son of Mr and Mrs Leonard Harley  of Rangiora  to  Kathleen Mary Gunn  daughter of Mr and Mrs V.R. Gunn  of Wellington ---------

Photo    -  150
Private Gordon SLOPER
Signaller W.H.R.DAVIS  late of Akaroa
Sergeant A.L. COOK
Driver J.L.BORCOSKIE

Funeral write up  -  McDOUGALL  151

Accidents  -   152
WILKINS  -  William  cycle  death  aged 81   died in hospital
RAY  -  Albert  fell in trench  fractured left ankle  ---  aged 54
BRIDGES  -  Henry  aged 76   head injuries  --bicycle  ---  satisfactory
PETTIT  -  William Henry----  fractured left leg ----kicked by a horse ---

Hamilton  -  Drowning  -  McKUBRE  -  152
James McKubre  aged 17 -----   McKubre and James Robert MATHER  were swimming  in Waikato River -------


Wednesday  25 February  1942
Dunedin  -  Death  -  SMITH  -  156
Mrs Lee Smith     ----     judge in gardening competitions ------

Engagement  -  158
PETERSEN ------  to  HENDERSON   -------    more  both of Christchurch  

Photo     -  159
Private L.B.B.WADE
Private C.L.TREGONING
Private D.G.BOAL  of Killinchy
Private Douglas S. JAMES  of Rangiora.

London  - photo  -   PANNELL  -  160
Pilot Officer G.C.R.Pannell  of Greenpark,  Canterbury  has been promote to Flight Lieutenant --- 28 years of age,   son of Mr and Mrs Charles Pannell of Greenpark ----  


Thursday  26 February  1942
Masterton  -  LLOYD  171
Mrs Elizabeth lloyd  of Wellington and Christchurch  aged 92 years  born in Lower Hutt  daughter of  Mr and Mrs John STRATFORD.  her father a surveyor  -------

Engagement  -  172
BAIN  ----    BLEWETT  ----  both of Christchurch  -----

Death  -  PRITCHARD  -  173


Friday  27 February  1942
Marriage  - REID  -   176
Dr and Mrs J.B.Reid   who were married in Wellington on Saturday  will take up residence at a South Island Air Force station.

Renwicktown  -  BARY  - 177
Mrs Sarah Bary  celebrated her 96th birthday  this week  ---   lived in Renwicktown for 83 years

Blenheim  -  WOODHAM  -  178
Richard Norman Woodman  aged 61 years -----    more

Accidents  -  179
ORR  -  Constable Cecil Edgar  of Auckland ----aged 38,  married,  police constable  was killed --- survived by wife and 2 children
CAVILL  -  Catherine of Temuka  ---  fall from horse ---  17 yrs old,  ---  inquest will be held
LANGSTONE  -  Rodney  -- aged 2 son of Mrs W. Langstone  --------

Obituary  -  McADAM 180
Mr Robert McAdam ---  at Domett,  North Canterbury -- born Inverness-shire,  Scotland  in 1860  came to NZ in 1895  --------------     
judge of sheep -----

Palmeston  North  -  DICK  -  181
Crenston Sangster Dick  aged 26  soldier at Awapuni camp  found dead  -----  


28 February  1942
Auckland  -  Lady WILSON  -  185
Lady Wilson,  widow of Sir George Wilson  died ---  age 72 years - born in Yorkshire  --lived in Canada for 16 years ----  since 1908 lived in
Auckland------  her only child a son died at 12 years old  and her husband died in 1939

Engagements  -  186
HARRIS  ----   to  DUMERGUE  ---  both of Christchurch
MOORE ---  Gisborne   to    HERBERT  ----  Christchurch
HUNT  ----of Akaroa ---   to  McMAHON  of Hawera.

Photo    -  187
photo of prisoners of war in Germany  -  unnamed  NZ prisoners of war at Stalag 18A   about 27  men in photo

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
1 January  2008

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