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Wednesday 1 March 1944
Obituary - 002 & 003
BEAVEN - Mr Arthur Ward,  ---- b. England in 1856  to Thomas & Mary Christie Beaven,  of Heytesbury, Wiltshire. ---  arrived in NZ in 1878 --   est. Andrews & Beaven,  same year ---  ret. 1939 --- m. 1892  to Miss Margaret Hamilton,   dau. of late Mr G.L.Beath,  -- leaves a widow, 2 daughters and 2 sons.

Photo - Veteran Bowlers - 006
3 bowlers  who are all  88 years of are on the United Club green.
DWIGHT - Mr S. (Opawa)  and
KINGSLAND - Mr J.  (St Albans)  and
HORSLEY - Mr T.N.  (Linwood) 

Music Examination results -  008
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Obituary -  009
SHAW -  Francis,  manager State Advances Corp. office Christchurch  ---  b. Dunedin 1894   ---    leaves widow, 1 daughter and 2 sons

Invercargill - Fatality -  010
SMYTH - Mrs Margaret, wife of Joseph, dairy farmer, Mataura,  age 65 --  kicked by a cow ---


Thursday 2 March 1944
Fatalities  -  011
SPIRO - John Henry,  age 18mths,  did. Auckland ---
PATON - Thomas,  age 56, divisional director of Chief P.O. Wellington,    died at Dunedin -- 
CURRAGH -  James Dunsmuir,  a miner, age 36, married, 1 child,  killed at Denniston --  inquest to be held ---

Engagements -  013
PARR - RICHARDS
McPHERSON - BROCKLESS


Friday 3 March 1944
80th Birthday -  016
COOP -  Mr J.O.    ---   large gathering at  his home last week ---  residents presented him with a book of Maori legends ----

Photo -  Father & son bowling champs. - 017
CROSS -  T.C.  and son T.  playing in final at Kaiapoi ---

Engagements -  018
RUSSELL - THOMSON  ------
CAMERON - WILLIAMS ----


Saturday 4 March 1944
Fatalities -  020
MATHESON - Alex,  while cycling in Petone,  was killed --   age 41, married with 3 children.
GILES -  Thomas Hollins,  age 53 of Remuera --  died ---

Divorces -  023
Greenhalgh,      Simpson,     Kennerley,      Hill,       McKay.
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Engagements - 024
SMITH - JORDAN ----
CLEMENTS -  PEARCE -----
NEILSON -  MOORE ----
POWELL -  AINSWORTH ---


Monday 6 March 1944
Fatalities -  026
HEXTALL - Hector John,  single, age 31 -- Wanganui  and
RENNIE -  Charles,  33 married --  Ratana Pa   railcar and trolley collided ----
STRACHAN - George,  age 65, fruit farmer, of Roxburgh, was killed  -- 
NEWBEGIN -  John,  age 78  of Koiterangi, (Hokitika)   was drowned ---   body not yet recovered ---

Obituaries -  029
MITCHELL - Stephen William,  b. Windsor, in 1853 arr. Lyttelton in 1873  on "Mary Shepheard"  ------ leaves a widow ---
SCHNACK - Archibald,  -- brass bands -- b. Dunedin 1873   5 times NZ champion soprano cornet player --- leaves widow & 1 son.

Obituaries -  030
PATON -  Thomas,  in Dunedin  --- more ---
DENNEHY -  Denis Franklin -- age 65 --  b. Charleston --  gold miner --   leaves a wife and 3 children.


Tuesday 7 March 1944
Fatality -  034
BOURKE - Bryan Valentine --  age 2, found drowned in a waterhole,  New Lynn, Auckland. ---

Engagement -  035
DASH - LEWIS -


Tuesday 7 March 1944
Quads 9th birthday -  037
JOHNSON -  quads, Bruce, Kathleen, Mary & Vera ---   b. 6 March 1935, at Dunedin -----

Obituaries -  039
HODGKINSON - Eliza Ann,  at Dunedin --  age 93,  eld. dau. of Mr & Mrs Edward HARFORD,  -- Nelson,   ---
MASLIN -  Mrs W.S. --  d. Dunedin,  b at Mt Cook, son of  John FRASER --   sister Mrs C. CUFF d. a few years ago was also b. Mt Cook.
TE ONETU PIHAMA - eld. dau. of late Hone Pihama. Maori Chief, ---  age 98 --   2 daughters, 1 son, all d. 1918 influenza.

Photo - Chch Boys' High Swimming Champs -  040
HARRIS -  G.W.  senior
SAMPSON - B.C.  intermediate
BROCKETT - G.C.  junior


Wednesday 8 March 1944
Engagement -  043
WAREING - LAWRENCE - 

Wedding -  045
HOLLYER - ROSS -  flt Officer Rosemary Ross, RAF  to Mr Richard Norton Hollyer,  in Cairo last week,  Lieut. Donald Inkster Ross gave his sister away, -------

Photo - St Bede's swimming - 046
CANNON - J.J.  senior  and
GIBSON - N.J.  intermediate  and
FORDE - T.J.  junior.

Death -  047
WILSON - Mrs Elizabeth Laird,  wife of Lewis Wilson,  dau. of late Mr & Mrs James SCOTT --- Otago -- 


Thursday 9 March 1944
Engagements -  050
MILNE - USSHER ----
FARR - CANN -----
HARROW - HORWELL ----


Friday 10 March 1944
Engagements -  054
CONNOLLY - WATKINS

Obituary -  055
FARQUHAR - Miss Sarah, of Central Otago, d. suddenly at Auckland --    devoted her life to nursing -----

Obituary - 057
NEWMAN - Thomas,  age 84, was 1st and last man to drive coaches in Nelson area ---  1st to arrive in Nelson in an aeroplane --  drove 1st and last coaches to Murchison --  with brother Harry  became Newman Bros. --- leaves a wife, 4 sons and 1 daughter.

Obituary -  058
WILSON - Mrs Ormond Wilson OBE   (Margery Helen Wace)  d. London  on 11 Jan. wife of Ormond, former MP for Rangitikei.  b. 19 Dec. 1904 dau. of late Col. E.C.WACE --    1940  m. Mr Wilson   (very involved in radio joined the BBC in 1930 ----


Saturday 11 March 1944
Accidents -  059
CROOK - Percival Lawrence,  accident on night shift, died in hospital ---
DICKEY - Norman,  age 13 --  injured his left hand --  now in hospital --
BRUNT - Graham,  age 27 --    fell ---  head injuries --
GOODEN -  Mrs Elizabeth,  age 67, knocked down by a tram -- 

Taylors Mistake -  059a
CRAWFORD -  Miss Shelia,  and
HAMMERSLEY - Miss Joan, 
TAYLOR - Miss Teresa ---  Shelia went to the rescue of Joan and Teresa --- lots more ---

Triplets -  Oamaru - 065
MAVOR -  to Mr & Mrs J. Mavor,  of Airdale,  (1st triplets for 40 yrs in Oamaru)  ----

Obituary -  066
McCULLOUGH - Katherine Horriette,  wife of E.G.   leaves a husband,  1 son Dr E. and 2 daughters -- 


Monday 13 March 1944
Obituary -  070
BRIGHTLING - Frank William,  b. 1872 --  in Cathedral Square,   father John Brightling,  --  leaves a wife, 3 sons & 2 daughters.

Engagement -  071
FIRTH - BIRD -

Obituary -  073
STORER - Mrs Florence Augustus,  b. Nelson 90 yrs ago --  dau. of Mr & Mrs Richard MASON,  early pioneers,  hus. William Storer,  died some years ago --   came out on 1st 4 ships "Randolph"  leaves 3 daughters --  3 sons --  16 grandchildren, 6 g. grandchildren --

Photo -  074
WILLIAMS - C.  on "Chum" winner of novice pony jump ---


Tuesday 14 March 1944
Engagement -  076
MacDOUGALL -  DUNCAN - 

Obituary -  077
FRASER -  Sir Colin,  -- age 69,  b. Coromandel, Auckland,  , a mining geologist in NZ  ---  leaves a widow & 2 daughters.


Wednesday 15 March 1944
Engagement -  080
WALLINGTON -  WALKER

Obituary -  082
NUTT -  Joseph William,  2nd son of late Samuel Nutt of Ataahua,  b. Tai-Tapu 74 yrs ago --      leaves a widow --  1 son and 3 daughters.
KEARNS -  Walter,  age 61 --    manager of NZ Glass manufacturers Co.  ----
BACHELDER -  Leonard Augustus ---  died at -- son in law, Pokeno --- been in  US consular service --  leaves 1 son and 1 dau.


Thursday 16 March 1944
Obituary -  086
CARD -  Miss Harriet, Mayoress of Featherston  -----    lots more ---

Engagement -  087
SANDFORD - BELL -

Photo -  NZ Press Delegation in London - 089
HARDCASTLE - Mr A.A.  (Evening Post, Wellington)
FREETH - Mr P.H.N. (The Press, Christchurch)
WHITLOCK - Mr W.A.  (  (Hawkes Bay, Herald-Tribune)
JORDAN - Mr W.W.   (NZ High Commissioner
GREEN -  Mr W.J. ( Standard, Wellington)
DUMBLETON -  Mr E.V. (Auckland Star) 

Obituary -  090
MORRISON - Robert,  age 74,  of Morrison Bros, Geraldine --  b. Geraldine, 1869 son of late Robert,  who est. a bus. in 1867 ---   brothers took over in 1895  ---   m. Miss Ellen WOODWARD --   leaves 3 sons, 2 daus.  14 grandchildren.


Friday 17 March 1944
Accidents -  091
MARTIN - John,  marr. age 55,  --- of Green Island, died ---  
HAMILTON - Mrs,  broke a leg while cycling  ----
FLEWELLYN - H.J.  suffered head injuries  knocked off his cycle ---

93rd Birthday -  092
BARTON -  Mrs L. came to NZ with parents in "Lancashire Witch"   82 yrs ago --  7 surviving children,  over 60 grand  and great children,    11 of 5th generation  ------

Engagement -  094
McTAINSH -  HARVEY-TURVEY -----

114 Years old -  096
HAMILTON -  Mr Patrick Lucas, of Pleasant Point, South Canterbury,   b. County Donegal, on St Patricks Day 1830  came to NZ 1869  ---  

Photo - Presentation  -  097
LAWRENCE -  H.S. retiring manager of Dalgety & Co. and
RENNIE -  Mr W.O.  speaking at the presentation ----

Write - up -  098
LAWRENCE - Mr H.S.  ---  b. Leeston,  joined, Dalgetys age 17 --  lots more ---

Photo -  unidentified soldier -  099
Loss of memory due to concussion from high explosive shells - --   says his name is CHRISP --  was found wandering amongst UK troops in -- Tunsia,   --  age 30 - 35,  ----- 

Obituary -  100
WHARTON -  Mrs Constance Louanna --  better known as Miss WILLCOX,  dressmaker at Messrs W.Strange & Co. Ltd.     ----- more ---


Saturday 18 March 1944
Engagements -  103
ROBERTS - SMITH -
GUNNING - EDWARDS -
CHISHOLM - SMITH -
BERRY - BURNEY -

Obituary -  103a
COOP - James Openshaw --  b. 80 years ago in Ferry rd, Chch eld. son of late William Coop  who came here about 1860 --  leaves a widow, formerly Miss M.J.HARVEY, and 1 son.  -----  lots more ----


Monday 20 March 1944
Accident -  106
AMYES -  Alfred James,  of Leeston,  --  crushed between a truck and tractor ---

Engagement -  109
FERGUSON - HOLLOBON -

Westport  -  Accident -  111
SARGEANT - Mrs C.M.  and
HERD - Mrs C.A.   drowned in the Buller River  while travelling in a car to Nelson --  lots more ----

Photo - 111a
McCAUSLAND - Miss Carmen  (Miss Aulsebrook)  with 5 other girls  appearing in -- Business Girl Mannequin Parade

Obituary -  112
PEARCE - Thomas David,  age 74,  Rector of the Southland Boys' High for 25 years.


Tuesday 21 March 1944
Engagements -  115
WILLETS - PEARSON -
LOWE - GARDNER ---

Photo -  116a
JEWELL - Miss Ethel (Miss Kaiapoi) with 5 other girls  appearing in -- Business Girl Mannequin Parade

Death -  117
MACKENZIE - Miss E.R. died at Otorohanga last week,  one of 1st nurses to go to Boer War  ---   leaves 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Wednesday 22 March 1944
Obituary -  119
BROWNE - Miss Elizabeth --  b. Northern Ireland,  came here at an early age --  nursing training --  more ---


Engagement -  120
FRAY - SMITH -

Photo -  121a
SAVAGE - Billee,  (Miss Tru-Fit)  rep Duckworth & Turner, with 5 other girls  appearing in -- Business Girl Mannequin Parade


Thursday 23 March 1944
Engagement -  123
BULLOCK - WOODMANSEE - 

Bodies recovered -  125
HERD - Mrs C.A.  and
SARGEANT - Mrs --  found  washed up on beaches --  

Photo -  123a
CHURCHILL -  Miss Catherine, (Miss Westcraft)  rep. Weston Bros. with 5 other girls  appearing in -- Business Girl Mannequin Parade

M.B.E. awarded -  126
MEEK -  Miss T.D.   a NZ woman  in New Year Honours  for distinguished service in Egypt,  went there in 1925 ---   more ---


Friday 24 March 1944
Accidents -  127
THOMAS - Henry Bertram,  of --  killed instantly  -- age 16 --- 
DOWNIE - Leading Aircraftman Andrew Scot --  b. Ormond, Gisborne,   d, aircraft accident Wellington ----- more --
CONNOLLY - Murray M.  age 36, married with 2 children  -- killed at Karapiro hydro works ---  

Photo -  128
BELL - Miss Dorothy, rep. (Perry's Shoes)  with 5 other girls  ---   from leading firms --  will appear in Beaths  Business Girl Mannequin Parade ---

Photo -  130
EMMERSON -  Miss Marcelle,  (Miss Canterbury) -  rep. Lane Walker Rudkin, with 5 other girls  appearing in -- Business Girl Mannequin Parade

Fatality -  131
FRASER -  Mr G.A.  a builder, of Timaru,  found drowned  --  an inquest will be held ---

Welcome  Home -  133
HANNAN -  Sapper George
NICHOLL - Private M.W.
TRELEAVEN - Gunner  R.
WILSON - Gunner J.T.    all welcomed home at the Marshland Hall recently  ------

Photo  -  Obituary -  134  & 135
O'DONNELL - Very Rev. Dean James Joseph,    parish priest at Ashburton for 51 years --  b. Co. Limerick, Ireland, 1 Nov. 1856 --    lots more ----


Saturday 25 March 1944
Engagements -  138
MASON - WILCE - 
CHESNEY - CLOHOSSEY ---
O'CONNOR -  POWER - 
DALE - WORTHINGTON ---

Amazing Story of Halkett Brothers -  140  & 141  &  142
HALKETT -  Privates A.J.  from Opawa   &  S.R.  from Rotheram ---  enlisted together in 1940 ---  a very long amazing story.

Photo -  143
HALKETT - Bros.  as above

Inquests -  144
SIMPSON - Robert Heenan, (39)  solicitor, of Dunedin, d. 23 January ---
LANYON - Carol Patricia,  (5)  d. 29 January ----
WRIGHT -  Yvonne Louise,  (15) d. 31 December ----
RUDKIN - Ernest,  (65)  Belfast, d. 6 February --- 
ROBINSON - Gertrude,  (58)  d. 31 December ---- 
KENNEDY - Maurice Leo,   farmer (43)  Rangiora,  d. 17 December
BINGHAM - factory hand and soldier (24)  d. 19 December ----
WALKER - Lily Collinson, (54)  d. 10 February --
BARKER - William Thomas, (27)   d. 23 January ---
GEORGE - Gilbert,  (38) saw mill hand,  d. 21 February ---
HUMM - Leonard Joseph,  (58) motor-driver,   d. 2 February ---
KENNEDY - William Henry,  (63)  d. 5 February ----
HEAL - Jack Kenneth, ( 16mths)   d. 17  January --- 
FLEMING - Harold James, (39)   salesman,  d. 25 January ---
COCKLE -  Reginald Charles,  (35)  soldier,  d 14 February -- 
HABGOOD -  Raymond,  d. 17 March --
SMITH -  Jennipher Elizabeth (5mths)  d. 10 February ---

Obituary -  145
HERBERT - Rev, Father Joseph Stanislaus S.M.  age 74 --  parish priest, Temuka --  b. Sydney ---  more ---
STOWELL -  Henry Matthew,  age 84,   b. Waimate North,  one dau. is widow of Mr James COWAN ----

Photo - Research fellowship awarded -  146
TAYLOR - Mr J.F.A.  ---  United States Bureau of Mines --   son of Mrs F.L. Taylor  and late Mr J.F. of Dunedin,  --- more ---


Monday 27 March 1944
Fatalities -  147
BATES - Henry Even,  age 60 single,    car left the road north of Rakaia Gorge --- 
REEVES - Francis Eric, age 42,  has wife and 3 children ---  died when tank overturned --- 
LOWE - Flying Officer J.H.   D.F.C. of  Marton,  age 25  was killed in motor cycle accident ----

Photo -  152
Secondary Schools Sports Champions -
Christchurch Boys' High winners -
P.W.Andrew, (Senior)    A.F.Dockery (intermediate)  G.C. Kitchingham (junior)
St Andrews' College winners -
T.D.Allan (intermediate)   C.R. McLachlan  (senior)

Engagements -  153
PAYNE - PARRETT ---
HOCKEY -  WATTON ---

Photo -  Obituary -  155
NEWSON - Noel,  -- fine pianist --b. Wellington 1911,  educated Christchurch --  1933 went to England --  leaves a wife and 1 son.

An Appreciation -  156
NEWSON - Noel --   lots more ----


Tuesday 28 March 1944
Engagement -  160
GALLOWAY - SMITH -----

Obituary -  162
HAGGER -  William Herbert,  age 81 --  b. 1863 in London --   leaves a wife, 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren.


Wednesday 29 March 1944
Engagement -  167
SWANEY - HUME -

Timaru  -  169
Woman's body not recovered   seen in the sea on Sunday -- 


Friday 31 March 1944
Divorce cases -  175
TURNER -  TURNER
KAY - KAY --   a very long column for these 2 cases who were refused divorces ---

Engagement -  176
BRYAN - WINN ----

Accident -  Cyclist - 178
LINDSAY -  Mrs Alice,  age 68,   ----- knocked off her cycle ---

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
19 August 2013
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