Christchurch Press  -   April    1924.   Obituaries  &  Inquests

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Tuesday 1 April 1924
Obituary  -  CHAPMAN -   002
Mr William Chapman,  who died on March 29th,  while driving a car on  the Coast road, Gisborne,  was well known in musical circles in Timaru.  For some
years he was a painter but  lately has been in the employment of Dalgety and Co. as  a traveller.  He was extremely popular and news of his death was
learned with deep regret.  The late Mr Chapman married Miss A. MORGAN,  daughter of Mr Robert Morgan,  of Dee street,  and for his widow and
family much sympathy will be felt.

Mr George WADE  -  005
There passed away at his residence 96 Innes road,  last Friday  Mr George Welles Wade,  who for over 40 years was one of the best known and highly
 respected commercial travellers in Canterbury.  Born in Deptford in 1841,  the late Mr Wade was educated at the City of London School. --- arrived
in the ship "Monarch"  landing at Auckland in 1866. A few months later he came to Christchurch,  and procceeded to Timaru. a very long column,  
email for a copy.

Dunedin  -  Inquest -  William George MILLER  - 001
The adjourned inquest concluded today in the case of a young man named William George Miller,  who fell from a dray at Opoho on wednesday,
 ------  a  long column  email for a copy.  

Auckland  -  Minnie Bertha   ARNDT - 004
Minnie Bertha  Arndt,  aged 32 residing with her parents in Parnell.  ---   email for copy.


Wednesday 2 April 1924
Wanganui -  CLAYTON - 006
The death took place at Wanganui on Sunday of Mrs Clayton, a former resident of Wesport.

Dunedin -   deaths -   COX  -  McMILLAN   -  007
The inquest into the deaths of William Ernest Cox and David Edward McMillan,  which occurred-------  was continued in Palmeston today. 
Inquest adjourned. ----------  more


Thursday 3 April  1924
Death  -  Mrs STANILAND - 008
Mrs Ada Staniland,  whose death was announced yesterday,  was a highly esteemed resident of the New Brighton district,  and for many years was an
active member of the Plunket society,  which she inaugurated in that district.  ----------  The late Mrs Staniland,  who was a native of Sheffield, England, 
arrived in New Zealand in 1876.  Her husband Mr G.W. Staniland a partner in the Union Brewery Co.  died 4 years ago.  Mr W. Staniland,  (Temuka) 
Mr G. W.Staniland,  (Christchurch)  Mrs H.H. Wauchop  (Heaton Street, Christchurch)  and Mrs Gerald Haskins  (West Bargo,  NSW) are surviving
members of Mrs Staniland's family.    email for copy.

Death  -  F.J.TORRY   (TORRIE)  -  009
The body of a man was found about 11 am yesterday near the gates of Victoria Park, Cashmere Hills,  by a lad named A. Smith.  ------  The body
was subsequently identified at that of Torry, a commercial traveller,  and at one time a tobbaconist in business at Timaru.  Torry who was a single man,
aged about 45 years had been staying at the Belvue Private Hotel for about 3 mths.   An inquest will be held today.


Friday  4 April  1924
Inquest  -  TORRIE 014
The inquest on Frederick Joseph Torrie,  whose body was found near Victoria Park,  -------
email for copy.

Wellington  -  Death  -  Dr NEWMAN - 011
Widespread regret will be felt at the news of the death of Hon.Dr Alfred Kingcombe Newman, M.L.C. one of the best known figures in the district. 
----------  born in India in 1849.  His father the late Captai Alfred Newman --- came to NZ with his family in 1853, settling in Hawkes Bay and in
1863  -----   he  went to England completeing his course at Bath.  About 1874 he gained his degrees ---   early 1875 he returned to New Zealand-
-------In 1879 Dr Newman married Miss Octavia Featherstone,  youngest daughter of the late Dr Isaac Earle Featherstone,  the first Superintendant
of  Wellington.  Dr Newman's son Mr Frank Newman, -------- subsequently took control of his father's station at Koputaroa.

Obituary  -  REUNERT - 013
Mrs Jane Ann Reunart,  who passed away on Tuesday, was a widow of Mr Henry S. Reunart, at one time------as one of the finest baritone singers
in the country.   Mrs Reunert who had reached the age of 71 years came  ------  when a girl of 20 years and was married in Balclutha, 
 ---------- more

Greymouth   -  Obituary  - COULTHARD - 010
A Brunner miner of the old days, Mr Thomas Coulthard, died suddenly at Taylorville this morning.  --  74 years of age  survived by 2 sons
and 2 daughters.


Saturday 5 April  1924
Death  -  PAYLING  -   017
The death occured yesterday at Fendalton of Mrs Julia Payling, ----------  as Mayoress of Christchurch during the time  the late Mr Payling was Mayor
 ----  the deceased came to New Zealand from King's Lynn, Norfolk,  about 40 years ago with her father (Mr Henry Judd) and his family.

Okain's Bay  -   Mr William HAWES - 016
The late Mr William Hawes was born in London in 1869 and emigrated to New Zealand with his parents in 1872.  With them he lived in Dunedin
and Christchurch,  eventually settling in Okain's Bay,  where except for a few years in Whakatane, where he resided until his death.

Auckland  -   Muscian's death  -  WYMAN  - 018
Miss Evelyn Wyman, a well known Auckland music teacher,  was found dead in her studio ----  email for copy


Monday 7 April  1924

Death -  Mr A.G.HART -
----  The late Mr Hart was one of the most successful farmers in Canterbury.  He was born and bred at Winchester. ---  
email for copy

 
Tuesday 8 April  1924
Temuka  -  Mr Matthew  CAMERON  - 022
The cortege was one of the longest seen in Temuka.    A very long column.  email for copy.

Wellington  -  ANNEAR - 020
James Annear,  aged 30, a married man,  employed as a tram conductor, residing at 18 Argyll street,  Mirimar, was found in a state of collapse, 
near his residence at midnight on Saturday,  and died shortly afterwards.   ----------

Wanganui  -  Mary Louise CLARE -  023
The body of a woman named Mary Louise Clare,  63 years,  residing in Somme Parade,   ------

Inquest  -  Edward Hugh William GALLEN  - 024
At the inquest touching the death of Edward Hugh William Gallen,  a young man who was killed in a motor smash in the Camp Valley Road,  Albury, 
on Saturday,  the Coroner Mr E.D.Mosley,  returned a verdict that death was due to injuries accidently received.  ---------------- 
lots more   email for copy.

Wellington  -  TREMBATH  - 025
William Trembath,  a single man aged 35,  assistant manager at Barrett's Hotel,  was riding a motor-cycle from Trentham to Wellington yesterday
afternoon,  and when  near Taita the cycle skidded on a pot-hole in the road.  he fell on his head and fractured his skull.  He was brought into
hospital  at 5-40 last night and died at 7-30.

Dargaville  -  Cecil  BENNETT - 021
A young man,  Cecil Bennett,  the son of Mr G. W. Bennett,  Raupo,  while playing in a football match at Ruawai,  received a kick on the head and
was rendered unconscious.  A docor was called in,  but the young man died at 7 o'clock in the evening.  Deceased was well known as an all-round
athlete,  and was a general favourite.


Wednesday   9 April  1924.
Obituary  -  Mr George Mayo  KEBBELL  - 028
Cabled advice was received in Wellington on Monday of the death at Aberdeen of Mr George Mayo Kebbell,  well known in business circles in
Wellington.  Born in Somerstshire  82 years ago,  the late Mr Kebbell came to NZ with his parents in 1856. -------   is survived by a widow and
 large family.  -------  email for copy

Mr Arthur  DUNKLEY  - 027
Mr Arthur  Dunkley, of 331 Selwyn street, Addington, one of the early settlers of the Dominion,  died yesterday,  at the Christchurch Hospital.  ------  
Four of his sons are intimately connected with the newspaper world,  Mr O.F.Dunkley being a journalist in Sydney,  Mr A. W. on the literary staff of
the Christchurch "Sun"  and Mr A.D.  publisher of the same paper  and Mr E.H. of the staff of the Oamaru mail.  Mr Dunkley was predeceased by
his wife by 10 mths,  he never really recovered from the shock of her death.

Blenheim  -  obituary  -  Mr Dick SIMPSON  - 030
In the death of Mr Dick (Scottie) Simpson, Marlborough loses one of its oldest identities. The deceased who was 75 years of age,  was born at
New Plymouth, and resided in Blenheim for 52 years.  -------    He leaves 3 sons and 7 daughters,  of whom 3 are married.  lots more

Wanganui   -   James WILSON  -  032
James Wilson,  married with a young child, was killed in a gravel pit at Aramoho,  this afternoon.  A wheelbarrow obstructed the deceased while he
was trying to escape a fall of metal,  which overwhelmed him.


Thursday   10 April  1924
Auckland  -  obituary  -  Dr Humphry HAINES - 034
The death is announced at Auckland of  Dr Humphry Haines.  Dr Haines was a native of Cork,  where he was born in 1856.  He arrived in Auckland
in 1886 and was in practice in that city,     a long column - email for copy.

Blenheim  -  CLOUSTON  - 033
The death occured yesterday of Mrs Clouston,  relict of the late William Edward Clouston,  who was head of the merchant firm of that name.  The
deceased who was 30 years of age, was the 2nd daughter of  the late Dr HORNE,  who was born in Blenheim,  where she had resided all of her life.-----------


Friday  11 April  1924

Blenheim  -  Mr T. SCOTT - SMITH - 037
The death occurred today of Mr Thomas Scott-Smith a well known member of the local Bar. Mr Scott-Smith was the son of a large sheep farmer in Forfarshire Scotland  ----------   lots more

Blenheim  -  NESBIT -
Mr William Nesbit, who was born at Nelson 80 years ago died in the Wairau Hospital.  His parents arrived at Nelson from Castle-on-Tyne in 1842,
and he was added to the population of the the infant settlement 2 years later.  -----   and his home for the last 50 years was at Kaituna, where he ran a
farm.  His mother died at the Wairau Hospital in April 1920, at the age of 99 years and a brother of the deceased, a resident of Kawhai, (Auckland)
survives him at the age of 82 years.

Death  -  HAMILTON  -  036
News has been received from Ermelo, Transvaal,  of the death of Mr James Dundas Hamilton, of Caledonia,  Vosman's Beacon,  which occurred on 
3rd February.  Mr Hamilton was the 3rd son of the late Mr Hugh Hamilton, of Ayr, Scotland,  and Clayton,  Fairlie, New Zealand,  he was 63 years of age.


Saturday  12 April 1924
Inquest  -  Richard BOLSTAD  - 038
who recieved fatal injuries in a motor accidenton March 10th at the top of Bayfield Hill.  -------    lengthy write up

Inquest  -  F.J.TORRIE 041
adjourned inquest  -   was found dead on April 2nd.



Monday 14 April 1924

Timaru  -  Death  -  Mr R.R.TAYLOR  - 052
Mr Robert Ross Taylor,  one of the oldest residents of Timaru, ---  age 77 years.  mr Taylor left Aberdeen, where he was born at the age of 16,
and arrived in Timaru in 1864.  -----  lots more

Inquest  -  ANNAN - 045
An inquest concerning the death of Robert John Hill Annan, a labourer,  aged 58 years,  ----  wife  Margaret Elsie Annan,
inquest adjourned until tomorrow. -------

Inquest  -  Death  -  FANTHAM  - 047
On Saturday morning Mr George Alfred Fantham. a middle-aged single man, --------- resided at Kaiapoi,
inquest adjourned until tomorrow.

Palmeston North  -  Inquest -   ALLERBY - 044
An inquest concerning the death of Louis Phillip Allerby,  who died from injuries received in a football match at Colyton last Saturday. -----------

Funeral  -  Mr J.S.RUTHERFORD  - 051
about 50 cars followed the hearse from the beautiful homestead at Opawa, Albury,  ------  long column

Masonic Funeral  - Mr R.A.GREEN - 049
The funeral of the late Mr R.A.Green took place on Saturday afternoon,   ----   for Bromley Cemetery.  -----   lots more -----


Tuesday  15  April  1924
Obituary  - BUCKHURST - 055
The death occurred at his residence yesterday morning of Mr William Buckhurst,  who in 1919 retired---------  Crown Lands Ranger for Canterbury,
 -----  was born in Canterbury,  England  71 years ago,   His grandfather was Admiral Stephen Buckhurst,  and his father,  Captain William Buckhurst,
was killed at the seige of Lucknow in the Indian Mutiny.  ---  came to new Zealand in 1870,  he is survived by a family of 2 sons and 6 daughters.

Wanganui  -    Inquest  -  WILSON - 059
At the inquest on  Howard Charles John Wilson, of Marton,  who was killed as the result of a motoe accident on the 7th. ----


Wednesday  16 April  1924
Death  -  Mr T. HODGSON - 067
The late Mr Twentyman Hodgson,  who was the eldest son of the late Mr Thomas Hodgson, passed away at Loburn last week
-----   lots more

Obituary  -  Mrs T.O. HAY  of Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula -  066
Word was reeived in Christchurch yesterday by cable of the death of Mrs T.O.Hay in Bournemouth on the 14th inst.
Mrs Hay was the only daughter of the late Rev. Dr John GUTHRIE,  of Glasgow. She arrived in new Zealand  by the Crusader in 1874 accompanied
by her brother  Dr John Guthrie.  Another brother Dr T.O.Guthrie followed a year or two later.  In 1875 she married the late T.O.Hay,  Annandale,
was her home in Pigeon Bay for over 30 years.  -----  lots more

Obituary  -  Havelock  North -   Mrs Emma PRICE -
The death took place last week, at her res. Havelock North of one of Southern Hawke's Bay's best known and most highly esteemed settlers
 in the person of Mrs Emma Price, of Tangarewa,  Takapau.  --- born Wellington 65 years ago ----  her husband pre-deceased her by 23 years.   
 long piece

Obituary  -  Mr Charles DUNNETT  - 063
The death occurred at Christchurch yesterday of Mr Charles Murray Dunnett,  aged 41 years.  Mr Dunnett was born at Kelso, Otago.  -------- 
The late Mr Dunnett was an exceptionally efficient police officer.  One of his brothers Captain J, Dunnett was killed while serving with the New
Zealand Artillery during the Great War.

Inquest   -  DAFFORN  - 062
The inquest into the death of Peter Dafforn,  who received fatal injuries ------------
The Coroner found that death was due to internal --------- both being the result of an accident on April 1st.--  a long column

Inquest  -  ANNAN - 061
An inquest into the circumstances concerning the death of Robert John Hill Annan,  58 years of age,  ---    lots more

Wellington - Death  -  Mr C.E. FORDHAM -
The death is announced of Mr C.E.Fordham,  aged 55, Chairman of the NZ Football Association, -------

Gore -  AITKEN - 060
wife of Andrew Alison Aitken,  jeweller, ---------  email  for a copy

Obituary  -  Mr T. HODGSON068
The late Mr Twentyman Hodgson,  who was the eldest son of the late Mr Thomas Hodgson,  passed away, at Loburn last week. He was born
at Peltridge,  Melbourne, in 1853 and at the age of 12 years migrated with his parents to New Zealand, settling at Loburn.  ------   The deceased
had vivid recollections of having assisted as a youth,  some 50 years ago, in carting material for the present Loburn School.   a  very long column,
 email for a copy.

Auckland  -  death  -  Mr Hector GEORGE -
--- Mr Hector George, manager of the Ship Chandlery Dept of John Burns and Co.  deceased was 60 years of age,

Wellington  -  Mr Peter DRUMMOND  -
The death occurred at Wellington on Friday,  in his 86th year,  of Mr Peter Drummond,  one of the pioneer settlers of this country.  Born in
Auchterader, Perthshire, in 1838,   He arrived in Port Chalmers by shipBlack Swan in 1862 and attracted by the gold rush -------  

Auckland  -  Obituary  -   Mr William HANSON -
One of Auckland's pioneer settlers Mr William Hanson, has passed away, at the great age of 99 years.  For over 64 years he resided in the province.
 He was a native of Sunderland, and arrived at Auckland in 1858.  ----  Mr Hanson is survived by Mrs Hanson, 16 grandchildren, and 32
great-grandchildren.  -----------  lots more


Thursday 17 April  1924
The Funeral of the late Mr W.B.BUCKHURST  -  072
The funeral of the late Mr William Blyth Buckhurst  ---   took place yesterday, ----  at the Bromley Cemetery.
list of names of those attended -------

Taihape  -  Death  -  BENNETT - 071
William Bennett,  train examiner,  ----------  Bennett leaves a widow with 4 children,  the eldest, about 14.

Oxford  -   Death  -  Mr H. GARLICK - 074
By the death of Mr Henry Garlick,  which occurred last week,  Oxford has lost one of the most highly respected and popular young men in the
district.   ------  sympathy extended to his young widow and little son, --- deceased who was born and educated in Oxford was only 29 years of
age.at the time of his death,  and was the 2nd son of Mr Peter Garlick.  -----     longish column

Ashburton  -    Mr Merchant DIGBY - 073
The death of Mr Merchant Charles Octavius Digby, of Ashburton,  occurred rather suddenly at an early hour yesterday morning.  mr Digby who was
in his 71st year,  was perhaps one of the best known men in the Ashburton County, -------  Born in Colchester,  England,  Mr Digby came as a lad
with his parents to New Zealand in the sailing vessel David Fleming.-------   Mr Digby leaves a widow and one son and two daughters. ---------


Saturday 19 April  1924
Dunedin  -  BURTON  -  078
Mr Sydney Burton,  --  died suddenly at Dunedin yesterday.

Sudden death -  TAYLOR - 080
Mr Alexander Cowie Taylor, a labourer,  aged about 40 years,  died suddenly ---  

Inquest  -  FANTHAM  - 079
The adjourned inquest concerning the death of George Alfred Fantham, ---died on April 12th ---  lots more


Monday 21 April  1924
Dunedin  - Inquest  -  BARTON  -  081
Joan Maureen Barton,  aged 1 year and 9 months, ------ died on Saturday afternoon  ----------

Obituary  -  Mr W.E.KENNY - 087
Sydney -  The death is announced of Mr Wm Eyre Kenny, formerly Director of Public Works,  Federated Malay States.
He was the son of the late Judge Eyre Kenny  of New Plymouth.

Ashburton  - Death  -   Mr Ronald CAMPBELL - 082
There passed away on Thursday morning one of the oldest Chertsey settlers ---------

Ashburton  -  Obituary  -  CAMPBELL - 084
Mr Ronald Campbell, of Ashburton, East, and formerly of Chertsey, --- Mr Campbell was born at Fort William, Inverness, Scotland,  -- before coming
 to NZ with his wife he lived in Amulree. -- came to NZ in 1866 -- arrival at Lyttelton,  -- took up land at Southbridge---   to Barr Hill, ---  then settled
at Chertsey. His wife predeceased him 15mths ago.  5 sons and one daughter.  ------

Ashburton   -  Mr James SMITH - 086 and 086a
Mr James Matthew Smith of Flemington, who died last week, was the oldest resident of the district, at the time of his death. he was born in Herefordshire
in 1841 and married in September 1864.  he came to New Zealand in the sailing vessel Ernesteen,  landing at Auckland in 1865.-----  later he came to
Canterbury and took up farming at Kaiapoi Island. -----   removed to Ashburton County, --- his wife predeceased him some 24 years ago.  There are
4 surviving sons and daughters.


Tuesday 22 April 1924
Obituary  -  Hon. Charles LOUISSON -  090 and 090a
--one of the pioneers of the South Island  -  died suddenly ---  aged 82 --  born London, educated at Gravesend, -- In 1856 when 14 years of age he
came out to Australia --- in 1865 left for New Zealand  to join his brother Mr Alfred Louisson,   In 1876 Mr Louisson married a daughter of Mr Maurice
HARRIS.  He leaves a widow, 2 sons, and 2 daughters. ------    a very long column. ---  email for copy.

Timaru  -  ELLIOTT - 089
Henry Elliott, a farmer at Arno,  aged 35 years, --------

Auckland  -  LOWDEN - 091
The death is announced of Mr John Lowden,  aged 79.  between 1903 and 1921 he was Mayor of Mataura,  ---  he leaves a widow and a family of 6.



Wednesday 23 April  1924

Casualty  -  GOODENOUGH - 096
The mystery surrounding the death of H.P. Goodenough -----  has practically been cleared up. --- an inquest will be held this morning.

Obituary  -  Mr W. SMITH  - 099
Mr William Smith,  who died at his residence North road, Papanui ---  in his 82nd year, was one of the pioneers of Canterbury  ---  born in Essex,
England,  he came to new Zealand in 1874 in the ship Cathcart,  arriving at Lyttelton in August.  he leaves a widow and 4 sons.

Greymouth  -  QUINLAN - 097
Word was received last night in Greymouth that Mr Michael Quinlan had succumbed at Waiho.  The deceased was a resident of Thompson street,
Greymouth,  aged 53 years.  He leaves a widow and 2 brothers.

Sydney  -  Bush Tragedy  -  FARREL  - 094
Thomas Farrel,  a native of New Zealand,   a very long column

Waimate  -  Inquest  -  ELLIOTT -  093
At the inquest into the death of John Henry Elliott of Arno ------  a verdict of accidental death was returned.

Obituary  -  Mr Richard ROWE  - 098
Mr Richard Rowe,  late of Bangor Street,  --- was the son of Mr Joseph Rowe of Cornwall, England,  and the nephew of the late Mr Thomas Rowe, 
well known in this city for many years.  He arrived in NZ about September 1875 by the ship Star of China,  --------  he leaves a widow and
6 daughters, 1 son, 26 grandchildren.

Wanganui  -   Miss Sarah St Clair GILFILLAN - 095
With the passing of Miss Sarah Gilfillan who died on Saturday, another link with the very early days of Wanganui has been severed.  ---  aged 83.  
her death recalls the Gilfillan massacre ---in 1847  a  long column.


Thursday  24 April  1924
Obituary  -  THWAITES 102
Mrs S.E.Thwaites,  who died on Good Friday, at the res. of her daughter ------ was one of the pioneers of Canterbury.  Mrs Thwaited was born in
Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, in September 1842, and came out to NZ  with her parents Mr and Mrs RICKETTS in the Zealandia in 1858. 
In 1863 she married Mr Jas. Thwaites of Prebbleton.  In 1865 they removed to Hororata, ------  ashe left a family of 2 sons,  5 daughters, 
16 grandchildren.  Her husband predeceased her 29 years ago.  ------

Inquest  - GOODENOUGH - 101
An inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death of  Harold Perdu Goodenough, a married man, 48 years of age,  who was found dead on
River Road, Avonside,  -------  the inquest was adjourned.

Obituary  -  GILBERT  - 100
Mrs Gilbert,  widow of the the late Mr John Gilbert,  who died in Christchurch recently,  was for many years a well known resident of Dunsandel. 
A native of Cornwall, England,  the late Mrs Gilbert came out by the ship  Accrington,  which arrived at Lyttelton in 1863.  her first home was at
Prebbleton  -----  lots more.


Saturday  26 April  1924
Methven  -  Funeral  -  McGIRR -108
The funeral of the late Mr H. McGirr of Methven took place on Wednesday at the Methven Cemetery  -------more

Obituary  -  Mr Beauchamp  LANE - 107
------  The 2nd son of Mr W.H.Lane,  Mr Beauchamp Lane was born in Christchurch in 1864, ----  He qualified as a barrister and solicitor and about
1890 entered into partnership with Mr Andrew LOUGHREY and Lane ----   Mr Beauchamp married the youngest daughter of the late
Mr P Murray-Ainsley, and she survives him.

Obituary  -  Mr Alexander FRASER  - 105
One of the oldest and most respected residents of the Malvern District,  Mr Alexander Fraser,  died on Tuesday, ----- aged 84 years,   Mr Fraser
was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1840 -- He came to New Zealand in the Tudor,  in 1864,  and in 1865,  bought his 1st farm at Waddington
. ---------  longish column.

Auckland  -  Obituary  -  Mr Nathan  GOLDWATER   -106
Another of the men who helped build up Auckland,  Mr Nathan Goldwater,  died on Saturday at the advanced age of 90 years.  Deceased was
born in Carlish,  Russian Poland,  in 1833.  In 1849 he left his native land --- London in 1850,  ---  3 years ago the wife died.  The couple had
12 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters survive.

Greymouth  -  EDWARDS -104
Mr E.J. Edwards,  chief clerk at the State Coal Mines died suddenly this morning at his home at Runanga.  He was 49 years of age and is survived
by a widow and 3 children.

Auckland -  BYCROFT - 103
John H. Bycroft,  aged 57 who was engaged in secretarial duties in the city,  had a seizure in a tram car.  He was removed to the Doctor's
residence where he died.

Wanganui  -  DAVIDSON  - 103
John Davidson, a tally clerk on the town wharf, ------  Davidson leaves a widow and 3 children in Hastings.


Monday 28 April  1924
Nelson  -  AHLSTROM  - 109
John Ahlstrom, a second hand dealer,  married with a wife and 4 children died in hospital this morning as the result of concussion of the brain,
through falling off a bicycle.

Obituary  -  Mrs Edward  JOHNSON  - 111
 --- age of 58, -- Mrs Agnes Broom Johnson.  The late Mrs Johnson was born at Green Island, Dunedin,  in 1865 her parents having arrived in
New Zealand  from Castle Douglas,  Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, --- in 1887 she married Mr Edward Johnson, ------   she is  survived by her
husband, 2 sons and 4 daughters. --------

Obituary  -  Akaroa -   Mrs J.P. PETTERSEN -  118
last week saw the passing of the oldest resident in the Akaroa -- of Mrs J. Pettersen. who was 95 years  born in Vifby,  in the Islands of Gotlands
south of Sweden in 1828.  In 1873 she came to NZ with her husband and  2 children.  on ship Cardigan Castle, another son was born on the voyage,
  ----- fellow passengers were, Mr and Mrs C.FREDERICKSEN,  now of Akaroa, who celebrated their Golden wedding last year.  ------  lots more.

Obituary  -  Blenheim -  NEAL - 117
The death occured of a well known settler -- Mr Thomas Nelson Neal --- at his residence Marshlands.  One of the 1st generation of native  born
New Zealander's  he was in his 82nd year. --- one of the first 3 white children born in Nelson  ------   survived by Mrs Neal, now in her 75th year
 and family of 7 sons and 4 daughters  75 grandchildren,  18 great grandchildren.

Funeral  write up  -   Mr B.L.LANE  - 114
The funeral of the late Mr Beauchamp Lassetter Lane took place yesterday.   
a long column  list the names of mourners and those who sent wreaths.

Dunedin  - Death  -    William Atkinson  JONES   - 113
A man named William Atkinson Jones, a farm labourer at East Taieri, was felling trees when a branch struck him  on the head. ------- 
Jones was a married man with  2 children.

Oamaru  -  Death  -  EUNSON - 110
 The death occurred in Oamaru last week of Mr David R.Eunson,  public accountant.  

Ashburton  -  John LINDSAY  - 115
John Lindsay,  a resident of Ashburton,  who had been missing from his home since April 3rd, was found dead today  --  an inquest will be held today.


Tuesday  29 April  1924
Christchurch  -  LAMONT  - 122
The death is announced of Mrs Sara Ann Lamont,  widow of the late Mr Malcolm Lamont.  The deceased was aged 64 and was a native of Oxford,
Canterbury.   She is survived by a grown up family  of 4 daughters and 2 sons.

Westport  -  Mrs KITCHEN  - 121
The death took place on Sunday at Waimangaroa,  near Westport, of Mrs Kitchen, an old identity,  aged 61 years.  She is survived by her husband
and an adult family.



Wednesday 30 April  1924
Wellington  -  Obituary  -  Mrs Edward POWELL - 127
One who had been associated with Wellington for many years,  Mrs Edward Powell,  passed peacefully away,   ------  The daughter of
John BROWN M.D.,  R.N. she was born at Portsmouth in 1854,  married in 1874 and in 1880 came to New Zealand, with her husband and family 
and settled in Wellington,  Later they moved to blenheim and after the death of her husband 10 yrs ago, moved back to Wellington. ----- 
The funeral took place at the Karori Cemetery.

Inquest  -  Crossing Keeper's death  -  CATTLE  - 123 & 124
Walter Cattle,  a crossing keeper at Lyttelton,  inquest adjourned.

Inquest  -  John  LINDSAY  - 126
The adjourned inquest concerning the death of John Lindsay,   long column.

Inquest  -  Catherine RAYFIELD - 128 & 129
The adjourned inquest  into the circumstances of the death of  Catherine Rayfield,  a widow,  60 years of age,  ---  lots more

Obituary  -  Mr R.H.WALKER  - 131
By the death of Mr R.H.Walker,  which occurred on Monday evening, ---    the Rangiora community.  Mr Walker who was born in the
parish of Feigu,  in County Armagh, Ireland,  came to Canterbury over 50 years ago.  ------  he leaves a widow and 2 daughters.

Estate of  T.M. SIM  - 130
a long column  email for copy.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
18 March   2006

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