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Monday 2 June
Wanganui - JACKSON - 001
Mr Freeman Lawlor, eldest son of the late Mr Freeman R. ex-mayor
of Wanganui, senior partner in firm F.R.Jackson and Co. Ltd ----
was firms rep. in Wellington -- in 1893 accepted a position as
auctioneer at Palmeston North ----------married Miss Southy BAKER and leaves a
family of 6 children.
Taumarunui - Inquest - THOMS - 003
Rebecca Florence, aged 26 years, married woman, died under
Tuesday 3 June 1924
Obituary - GOURLAY
Edwin Thomas -- in his 50th year. Linwood,
Christchurch Press Co.------- he leaves a widow and a son Mr E.
Gourlay --- another son lost his life in an avalanche
disaster on Mt
4 June 1924
Christchurch - CULLEN
Mr William John, in his 70th year. --- arrived as a young man
from Scotland, -- compositor on the Lyttelton Times. ------
a widow and 2 daughters.
Featherston - inquest - Ernest E.RICHMOND - 013
----a war pension no. 1464 found on him. inquest adjourned.
Sydney - obituary - LILYEBALD - 009
Captain H.F.Lilyebald, he arrived at Auckland in 1880 and
qualified as a master marriner there.
Mr David MAIN - 010
The death occurred -- He was born in Dunedin in
1866, eldest son of Mr John and Mrs Main of Oamaru,
educated at ---- in 1912
became manager of Frank A. Cook Ltd. well known in
commercial circles and for many years was president of the Master
Grocers' Assoc. ---- leaves a widow.
5 June 1924
Obituary - STEWART
Mrs James Stewart who died at her res. --- came out to NZ
in the ship British
Empire, in 1864. She spent her
early years in Stewart's Gully,
which was named after her
husband. she leaves a family of 2 sons and 5 daughters.
Tokaanu - JONES
The death occurred suddenly on Saturday of Mr Robert Jones of Tokaanu
at the age of 68 years. The late Mr Jones was born in Wanganui
----- host of the Tokaanu Hotel for past 20 years
------ he leaves a widow and 3 children
Obituary - McGREGOR
Mr Archibald McGregor, another of the old pioneers has
died May 30th at aged 73 years, at his res. Clydesdale Farm,
Selwyn. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1850
came to NZ
with his parents in 1855 in the ship Merchantman
landing November 9th
at Port (Lyttelton) came to Selwyn in 1865, in 1866 he left for a trip
to the States ------ returned to the West Coast diggings with his
brother Robert ----he was marriedon 1 November 1880 to Elizabeth DOW
who predeceased him some 20 years ago. He leaves 1
sister and a grown
up family of 12, 4 sons and 8 daughters.
Inquest - PITCHFORD
the inquest on the
railway surfaceman Albert Pitchford, who was killed last evening
Wellington - Mr D.W .DUTHIE
the death of Mr D.W.Duthie ------- was manager of
National Bank of NZ, his parents who came from Scotland arrived
in Wellington in 1840 and went to Milton. he is survived by Mrs
Duthie, whom he married in 1887 and who was a daughter of the
Captain CLAYTON of
Auckland. ------- lots more
6 June 1924
Obituary - Mr M.H.
STOKES - 023
the death occurred of Mr Matthew Henry Stokes a well known
and esteemed resident of the Waikuku district. at the age of 63
-- was an original member of the Rangiora County Council
-------- lots more
7 June 1924
Lyttelton - Inquest - Edward DAWSON - 026
died in Christchurch Hospital on Thursday as a result of injuries
------------- deceased died as the result of shock and
-------- a very long column
Inquest - FRIEDMAN
the adjourned inquest -- surrounding the death of Lewis Duncan
Friedman, 6 years of age -- died May 22nd
-- lots more
Palmeston North - COOKSLEY
The death occurred --- of Mr Elijah Cooksley, --- age
34 --born in Christchurch
9 June 1924
Write up of Mrs Robert RUTHERFORD
There passed away at Sumner on Friday, Charlotte Elizabeth,
widow of the late Mr Robert Rutherford. she was the daughter of
Mr Walter ASKIN
was born in Ireland, and arrived in NZ 67
years ago, a babe in arms. --- married age 17, lived
at Mt Nessing, South Canterbury, --- husband
1899, lived in Oamaru with her grandson Mr Charles POPE for the
last 10 years. she leaves a daughter and 3 sons and 17
funeral took place at Linwood Cemetery.
10 June 1924
Timaru - Inquest - GREEN - 033
George Green a 6 years old boy died on Saturday, the
coroner returned the verdict accidental death.
Dunedin - HARRIS
Charles Harris, a widower, aged 60 was found dead in his hut,
---- at the inquest a verdict was returned of death from heart failure.
The death of Mr George B.Way, of Kumara, ---deceased was a
very old resident of the district, his wife predeceased him some
He leaves no family.
Mine Deputy Killed -
GILMOUR - 032
William Gilmour was killed by a fall of coal in Millerton
mine------ was about 70 years of age, leaves a grown up
family of 6 sons and 1 daughter.
Wednesday 11 June 1924
Timaru - ANGLAND
at about 3pm yesterday a man named Michael Angland aged about
30, ---- deceased had been in NZ for about 14
up until a few days ago Angland had been rabbiting in Albury. an
inquest will be held tomorrow morning.
Inquest - Thomas MAUDE
the adjourned inquest --- of Thomas Maude, aged 61 years of
age, ------- The Coroner returned a formal
verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.
Whangarei - Inquest - Ruki PENE - 039
-- death of Ruki Pene, of Waima, ------- lots more
Thursday 12 June 1924
Death - Mrs F.C. MURRAY
who passed away on Saturday, arrived in NZ with her parents in 1860.
---- settled at Springs homestead, near Lincoln.
married Mr Frederick Charles Murray of
Walsingham, ------- she leaves 3 sons,
and 2 daughters.----------
Inquest - MILLER
The circumstances of the death of David Thomas Miller, 68 years
of age, of Winchester, on June 2nd ------ lots more.
Wellington - BULKLEY
the death is announced at Karori, of Mr John Bulkley, only son of
Mr Richard Bulkley dentist. ------ who was only 28 years of
he was married 12 months ago, leaves a widow,
Dunedin - FIELDWICK
Mr Arthur Fieldwick, who died at Dunedin this week,
------- survived by Mrs Fieldwick, 1 daughter and 2 sons.
13 June 1924
Inquest - ANGLAND
an inquest --- Michael Patrick Angland, died on Tuesday
last. Mary Jane Angland said that her husband ----- age
34, 3 children
aged 11, 8 and 3 years.
---------- a long column
- OAKFORD - 052
at the Wairau hospital ---- Mr George Oakford. ---- Mr
Oakford was born at Devises, Wiltshire, nearly 69 years ago,
----- wandered about
the various South American
States, ---- went to Australia, ---- then West Coast
Casualty - KIPPENBERGER
In connection with the ----- accident at
Studholme, by which J.Kippenberger lost his life ------
West Coast Notes -
Hokitika - obituary - ARCHER - 049
the death took place at Hokitika of Mr David Archer, a native of
Victoria, at the age of 70 years. -- was formerly a resident of
and is survived by a widow and family of 3 sons and 4
Bruce Bay - August
Katau We Tenahi - 049
a native of Bruce Bay, South Westland died on Tuesday
at the Westland hospital at the age of 30 years. the
deceased is survived by
a widow and child ------
Saturday 14 June 1924
BRADSTREET - 053
the death occurred this week of one of the best-known soft good traders
in Auckland, Mr Julius Arthur Bradstreet. Mr Bradstreet was
son of Mr E.B.Bradstreet, of Mitcham, Surrey,
and was born on 1861. in 1883 he cam to NZ
Obituary - Mr J.W.C.NIXON
who passed away at his residence at Fendalton on Thursday at the age of
49 years. was the youngest son of Mr W.Nixon of Killinchy,
Leeston. --------- he leaves a widow who was formerly Miss
Florence BULLER of
Kaikoura, 4 sons and 1 daughter.
West Coast Notes -
Westport - CURRIE
The death took place at Westport this week of Mr Edward Currie,
employee of the Westport Coal Co for 31 years. The deceased who
years of age, is survived by a widow and 1 daughter.
Monday 16 June 1924
Obituary - Mrs Margaret STEWART
Mother of Profesor Stewart, of Canterbury College. Mrs
Stewart accompanied by her daughter Miss Margaret Stewart arrived in
from Scotland about 3 years ago to visit her
son, they returned to Great britain in March last year and
lived with Mrs Stewart's sisters
Granton-on-Spey, Elginshire, --- widow of the
former Minister of Premay, (Scotland)
----- lots more
Auckland - WELSH -
Daniel Welsh, who was injured at the Glenfield Brick and Pottery
Works on Thursday, --- died in hospital this morning.
He was a
married man aged 41 with a wife and 3 children.
Inquest - DUMPHY
an inquest into the death of James Dumphy ----- was
found dead in bed --- inquest was adjourned
Obituary - Mr John CORBETT
the death occurred yesterday, ----- at the age of 61
years, he spent practically the whole of
his life in the employ of A and T.Burt Ltd.
He leaves a widow, 2 sons, and a
daughter, the funeral will leave his late res. at 10-30am
tomorrow for the Bromley Cemetery.
Winslow - DALBY
At Winslow on Saturday morning Alfred Dalby, 45 years of age
-------- the inquest opened ------ the inquest was then
Wellington - LEICESTER
the death is announced at Wellington of Mr Herbert Leicester, the
deceased leaves a widow and a grown up family of 3 sons and 1 daughter.
he late Mr Leicester was born in Melbourne in 1857
--------- came to NZ in 1893 -----
Brother Valerian DERWIN
A well-known member of the Marist Brother's order, Brother
Valerian Derwin, died at the Mater hospital, Auckland
------- born in Carcoar, NSW
and came to NZ 30 years
Wellington - JAMES
Mr George E.James --- died on Friday evening -----
the late Mr James came from South Africa, --- employed in
transport duties in connexion
with the Boer war in 1904 he
leaves a widow an a daughter.
West Coast Notes -
Reefton - SMITH -
The death occurred at Reefton Hospital yesterday morning of Mr James
D.Smith, of Waiuta. The deceased was a native of
38 years of age, he leaves a widow and 5 children.
Tuesday 17 June 1924
Inquest - BLACK -
an enquiry------- of Miss May Black, who died ----- on the Tycho
road, on April 20th ----- William Joseph Black said he was
of the deceased, a verdict was returned. -------
Dunedin - Mrs Alfred NORTH
Mrs Alfred North, wife of Rev A. North and mother of Rev
J.J.North and Dr C.North of Dunedin, died suddenly in
Dunedin - inquest -
RANKIN - 071
A married woman named Sarah Gilchrist Rankin aged 44
years ---an inquest was held -----
West Coast Notes
HACKETT - ----- Mr James
Hackett, deceased was about 80 years of
age, was a native of Ireland and been a resident of
NZ for 60
He was not married.
Wednesday 18 June 1924
Invercargill - the death of Miss A. BETHUNE - 074
Melbourne, ----- was a daughter of the late Rev.
Alexander Bethune, who conducted the
1st sunday service
held in Southland in 1856 the year in which Invercargill was 1st
surveyed. She was sister of Mrs J.S.Baxter of Invercargill
Mrs Cato of Melbourne, and Mr Alexander Bethune of Auckland.
Greymouth - Inquest - SHAN - 080
-- touching the death of A.H.Shan, a Chinaman --- a verdict
returned of death from natural causes.
Obituary - MOONLIGHT
-- Mr John Moonlight, formerly of Waiuta. the deceased who
was 52 years of age ------- he is survived by a widow and family.
Obituary - McCLELLAND
The Ellesmere district has suffered the loss of one more of its
pioneers in Mr David McClelland, who died age 66. The late
was a native of Diamond, Ulster, and was where the
1st Orange Lodge was established. ------ came to NZ in 1875
------ lots more.
Dunedin - HANNA -
the death occurred today of Mr John Hanna aged 67 years
from 1884 - 1913 he was gymnastic instructor at the Boys' and
Girls' High schools-------
Pahiatua - CHECKLEY
--- Mr T Checkley one of the early settlers of Canterbury.
He was born in Notts, England, when only 4 years of age came to
with his parents on the Indiana. He was the eldest son of the
late Mr George Checkley of Mt Pleasant, Akaroa. ------
was 70 years of age, is survived by a widow and 3 sons and 3
daughters. Mr J.J.Checkley of Christchurch is a brother of the
The late Mr George Checkley, late of Akaroa and
Weld's Hill, Nelson, was also a brother of the deceased
Auckland - CREAGH
one of the oldest and best known of NZ surveyors Mr Oliver Mason
Creagh, died at Auckland-- at the age of 91. was born in
South of Ireland, came to NZ 58 years ago.
--- he leaves 2 sons and a daughter.
Thursday 19 June
Obituary - Greymouth - HOWAT - 081
--- of Eileen the 7 yr old daughter of Mr and Mrs W.Howat of
Cobden -------- an inquest will be held on Friday at 11am.
Auckland - RUTHE
-- of Captain William Ruthe ------ at the age of 82. he was
master of the Glasgow ship Helen Denny and made many trips to NZ
purchased Roto Roa an island at the back of
Waiheke, ---- he is survived by a widow and adult family.
Inquest - RENNIE -
At the inquest of Betty Constance Rennie, aged 3 years and 7 mths
Friday 20 June 1924
Obituary - Constable E.J. PORTEOUS - 091
the death occurred at the Christchurch Hospital on Wednesday night of
Constable Edwin jarden Porteous, who had been statioed at Fendalton
since 1912. --------- he leaves a widow and1
son. The funeral will take place tomorrow.
Oamaru - FRAME
Jeannie Frame, widow, aged 55 a dairy farmer was found dead at
noon ------ she had 2 sons and a daughter in the North Island.
Wellington - LESTER
an enquiry concerning the death of Walter Lester, a railway
surfaceman, who was killed last Friday. ----------
Palmeston North - HOLLAND
the death occurred this morning of Mrs Gladys Holland, 3rd
daughter of Mr and Mrs S.Mills
of Greymouth, ---- was 28
years of age
and a native of Greymouth.
ROBERTSON - 092
William Campbell Robertson, aged 72, formerly a local
flourmiller, was found dead in his house yesterday. An
inquest will be held.
Southbridge - HANNAH
A youth 17 years of age names John Hannah, youngest son of Mr
Joseph Hannah of Southbridge, ---- an inquest has been
Auckland - MATTHEWS
Mr Seering H. Matthews died on Wednesday at Auckland, aged
85. He was one of Auckland's earliest pioneers and an ardent
for the Baptist Tabernacle.
Saturday 21 June 1924
Obituary - ORMANDY
the news received by cable of the death of Miss Dora Bartlett Ormandy
came as a great shock to many hundreds of residents in New Brighton.
During her 23 years work here as Infant mistress at the local school
Inquest - ROBERTSON -
at the inquest -- of William Campbell Robertson, a retired miller
of Ashburton, Mary Robertson, wife of the deceased ------
Wellington - READ -
The death occurred in Wellington this week of Mr James Earl Read,
-----also well known for the work which he carried out in
The late Mr Read was born in Wellington in
1868, was 4th son of Mr Micaiah Read, one time governor of
The Terrace, Gaol, -----------
Wanganui - inquest - DUIGAN - 093
Mr H.V.Duigan ---- a verdict of accidental death was returned.
Timaru - ORFORD
The death occurred of Mr Joseph Orford principal and proprietor of the
Waihi Boys' School. Winchester. ---- he arrived in the Dominion
30 years ago,
---- He built the present school at
Taihape - GILLIAND
John Gilliand, a roadman, 30 years of age,
single, is missing, --- believed drowned, Gilliand is said
to have a father and brother in Ashburton,
and a brother at Kawakawa.
Monday 23 June 1924
Inquest - HANNAH -
John Leslie Lorimer Hannah aged 17 years -------- was held at
Southbridge on Saturday. ----------a very long column
Miss J.B.MENZIES - 107
the news of whose death in Bournemouth in England, has just been
received in Christchurch, was infant mistress at the West
Christchurch school for many years.-------- was on a holiday trip to
the Old Land at the time of her death.
Tuesday 24 June 1924
another member of the old colonist band in the person of Mrs Jane
Morton Brown, has crossed the border. was born in
Glasgow, and with
her parents came to Canterbury in the sailing
ship British Empire in 1864. 6 sons
carried her to her last resting place in Sydenham Cemetery.
had 4 daughters and 7 sons, also her brother, Mr A.KIRKWOOD
Auckland - obituary - WINSTONE - 118
The death is announced of Mr William Winstone founder of the firm
of Winstone Ltd, aged 81 years. He arrived here in
He leaves a widow and married daughter.
Auckland - Captain FRATER
announces the death of Captain Frater, aged 87 years for many
years in business with his brother in a land agency business.
Auckland - TWOHILL
an old and well known resident of Auckland -- at the age of
73 born in County Cork, Ireland arrived as a boy on the
West Coast, with his father,
the late Mr Edmund Twohill,
Auckland - CLARKE
A colonist of over 60 years standing, Mr James Clarke, died
last week at the res. of his son-in-law at the age of 89. was
born at Lisburn,
County Antrim, Ireland, in 1835 had lived in 4
reigns. --- arrived in Auckland in 1863 in the ship
Owen Glendower, -- went to Thames goldfields.
predeceased him 6 years ago - leaves 2 sons and 3 daughters.
Wednesday 25 June 1924
Nelson - obituary - DOBSON - 122
Mr John Howard Dobson a well known surveyor, aged 73 years
Otaki - BLAKISTON -
the death of Mrs Mary Anna Blakiston at Otaki in her 93rd year ,
was 2nd daughter of the late Bishop HARPER, and sister to Mrs
Percy Cox of
Christchurch. Mrs Blakiston and the late Mrs
TRIPP 3rd daughter of Bishop Harper, were both married the
same day at St Michael's Church,
Christchurch Her husband
the late Mr Charles R.Blakiston, --- died in Christchurch in 1898
----- she leaves 5 sons and 1 daughter ----------
Nelson - DOBSON
the death is announced of Mr John Howard Dobson, a well-known surveyor
aged 73 years, --------
Mr Daniel CANT - 120
who died in Christchurch on Sunday in his 79th year was a former
res. of Lakeside, and one of the early settlers of the Ellesmere
He was born in Sussex, in 1846, came to NZ
in 1865 by ship Tudor, ------ he married Miss FINEHAM
of Taumutu, who died 30 years ago.
leaving a family of 3 sons and
Wellington - ROUTH
Mr F.C.Routh late printer and bookbinder, a son of the late Mr
Joseph Routh of Wandsworth, London, -- born in London 1843,
---- migrated to the Colonies landing in Melbourne in 1874
soon after he crossed to Wellington, -----------
Dunedin - CONNOR
Mr John Joseph Connor-- at the age of 85 was one of Dunedin's old
identities. Born at Sydney (NSW) moved to Melbourne,
established the printing business of Jolly and Connor
in the Octagon.---- leaves a widow, 4 sons, and 7 daughters.
Templeton - inquest
- STANLEY - 126
At the inquest on Mrs Edith Elizabeth Stanley, 43 years,
who was found dead -------
Thursday 26 June 1924
Timaru - WRIGHT
Edward James Wright, aged 50, at the inquest a verdict was
returned, that death was due to syncope, hastened by exhaustion
The Late Mrs C.E. COOPER
Canterbury has lost another of its pioneers in the death of Mrs
Chas. E. Cooper. --- on Tuesday . She was born in Kent, England,
on August 29th 1838,
2nd daughter of Captain John PARSONS
1st Harbour Master of Lyttelton. ----arrived in Lyttelton with
her mother and sisters and brother
in the ship Minerva, on 3rd February
1853 she married the late Charles Edward Cooper at Papanui.
----------------- She leaves 2 sons and 5 daughters,
grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
West Coast notes - 127
BROCKLEHURST -- at
Hokitika last night of Mr Joseph George
Brocklehurst, jeweller, of Revell st. He was a native of
arrived in Hokitika in 1865 -- was aged 66 years
ans is survived by a widow and family of 4 daughters and 1 son.
Friday 27 June
England - death - FIELD
on April 26th at Brize Norton, England, there passed
to rest the oldest resident --- Mrs Mary Field, relict of
the late Joseph Field,
who had reached the ripe old age of
95. ---- Mrs Field leaves a family of 8 sons and
daughters. 4 sons reside in NZ John, William and Harvey and
Obituary - Mr R.M. SUNLEY
Mr Robert Maxwell Sunley, who died in Christchurch, was
born in Taranaki 69 years ago ----------the deceased is survived
by a widow
and 5 children, 3 sons and 2 daughters, -----
New Plymouth - EWING
the death of Mr William Neilson Ewing. -------- was a well known
settler in Taranaki ---
Inquest - GIMBLETT
concerning the death of Charles Gimblett, who was found lying in
the Eyre River ------- Mabel Gimblett, widow of the
son Geoffrey Gimblett ------
Auckland - inquest - SCARFF - 136
a verdict that death was due to ----- at the
adjourned inquest into the death of William Scarff. -----------
Saturday 28 June 1924
Timaru - Inquest - GOULD - 140
an inquest into the death of Norman A.Gould, --------
Hamilton - ANSEL
at the enquiry concerning t Maurice Enoch Ansel who was killed on May
Mr T.A. GATES - 139a
Mr Thomas Adkinson Gates, who died at his late residence ------
was for many years headmaster of Southbridge School, ----
he was a native of England, ---------
Inquest - Mrs Martha SPILLANE
a married woman, aged 72 years ------
Obituary - TAYLOR - 145
The death is announced of Mrs Thos. Taylor, wife of Mr T.
Taylor, for many years manager of the National Bank at Waikaia
and later Gore.
married in 1876 --- was 66
years of age, mother of 20 children, all now adult age.
Inquest - LAMOND
an enquiry into the circumstances of the death of R.E.Lamond,
------- lots more.
Monday 30 June 1924
Inquest - Hercules HUNTER
aged about 50 was found dead on Saturday afternoon
------ an inquest was held yesterday, was
Inquest - BUTCHER
the adjourned inquest touching the death of Frank Whiting
obit - Mr G.B.NELSON
The death occurred at his res. of Mr George Bushnell
Nelson, at the age of 71 years. ------ employ of Press Co.
Ltd for nearly 50 years. -------
survived by his widow, a
son, and daughter. -------
Obituary - CARRUTHERS
A worthy pioneer, 60 years resident in NZ and 49 years in
Rakaia, Mr D.B.Carruthers of Beachgrove,
Dorie. ---- age 82, born in Dunfries,
1842, at an early age went to Canada, came to NZ in 1864
------ he is survived by his widow, 1 daughter and 2 sons. -------
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