Christchurch  Press  -  1938  -  April  - Obituaries  -  Inquests - 

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Saturday 2 April  1938
Obituary  -  FAIRBAIRN  -  060
--- death of Mrs Sophia Fairbairn,  one of the ealry residents of Kirwee. --was born at Norfolk,  Tasmania in 1856  married to Mr Robert Fairbairn
in 1879 ---came to NZ a few weeks later and made their home in Kirwee. ------  her husband died 19 years ago,  survived by 2 sons - ----- 
 4 daughters - --------     15 grandchildren,  11 great grandchildren ----- 

Inquest  -  NEWBURGH  068
Thomas Newburgh,  Mayor of Sumner  and city sharebroker ----  more ----


Monday 4 April  1938

Obituary  -  KERR -   081
at Westland Hospital  of Mrs Jane Turpin Kerr,  widow of Thomas Kerr.  -- native of Melbourne  and 78 years old.  lived in NZ for more than
60 years -- school teacher at Woodstock ---  private school in Hokitika.   Her  husband died many years ago --- was County Engineer  -- leaves
2 sons -----    and brothers  Mr William Millner  and Mr James Millner.-----

Obituary  QUINN  -  082
Mrs Gertrude Quinn,  eldest dau. of Mr J. Kennedy  of Fernside  and the late Mrs Kennedy,  died  in Christchurch  recently. ------  3 years ago
she married Mr Lawrence Quinn  formerly of Ohoka,  now of Cass.  she leaves a small daughter. ----  more.

Obituary  -  SILCOCK  -  090
--Mr Alfred Richard Silcock  of Westport  died at his residence on Thursday  age 48   born at ---Reefton,  ----  he served Great War  from 1916
 --survived by his wife and 2 sons  -------

Obituary  -  HASTIE  -  092
Mr James Hastie ----  died at his home yesterday morning ----  oldest man engaged in the hardware industry in the city -- 30 years partner of the
firm Hastie, Bull and Pickering Ltd.  which dissolved  late in March last year. ------  at Nelson College,  obtained a scholarship ---  employed for
12 years  --Mason Struthers ------  10 years worked for E.Reece and Son ---  United Farmers  in Palmeston North  for 4 years  -------  more
---  survived by wife and a sister.

Obituary  -  DALLARD  -  093
The death occurred yesterday of Mr George J. Dallard ---  in his 89th year -----  remembered by early settlers in North Canterbury --
medical services ---  Waikari --  Mr Dallard was born in Tewksbury,  England --- employed at Cottage Hospital, Walsall -----  arrived in NZ
 in the Waikato  in 1877 ---  was the ships dispenser ---retired 1911,  wife died  1923  ---  family 5 sons and 2 daughters  ------  more


Wednesday  6 April  1938

Obituary  -  GREEN  -  113
Mrs R.E.Green,  ----  was an old colonist of 74 years  ----  born in Lancashire in 1854 ---daughter of Mr and Mrs Matthew ALLAN  --- 
landed with them in Lyttelton  by the Queen of Mersey in 1862 ---    in 1875 she married Mr R.E.Green  1st bride to be married in Fernside
Anglican Church ---   buried in old family plot in Barbadoes street Cemetery  ---  survived by husband, 2 sons and 1 daughter  ------

Obituary  -  SIMPSON  123
--Mr Robert Simpson  ---   Mr Simpson  was born at Ballarat,  Victoria  ---  in 1856  came to New Zealand   --when a young man ----   in 1886
 he returned to Australia   ---a few years later returned to new Zealand   ---- he retired in 1921 ----   survived by his sister Mrs G.B. West, (Melbourne) 
2 brothers  Mr Alexander and Mr John Simpson  --- Kimberley Cemetery  


Thursday  7  April 1938
Obituary  -  TONG  -  148
---  of Southbridge,  Mr Arthur Tong,  died ---  aged 78  --  arrived in New Zealand in 1879  by the Lady Jocelyn ----  late Mr G.C.WABY,    
death of his son,  Mrs Tong died nearly 2 years ago,  leaves a daughter  and 6 grandchildren.


Monday  11  April  1938
Obituary  -  RAE  -  180
Mrs Mildred Hollis Rae  of Ashburton,  ---  died on Saturday evening ---  Mrs Rae,  4th daughter of late Mrs FIFIELD,  Mr Fifield was formerly
of Woodbury and is now living at Geraldine  ----  she leaves a young family of 3.


Tuesday  12 April  1938
Obituary  -  TOBIN  -  215
-- a clergyman  of the Anglican Church  from 1886  until 1937  ---  Rev cecil Alexander Tobin died   --yesterday morning  -- in his 82nd year.  he
was born at Exmouth, England,  in 1856  -------  youngest son of Captain G.W.Tobin -------  came to NZ in 1878   ---  teaching in Kaipara district 
 --- later 1st Master at Auckland Grammar school --- ordained as deacon in 1886  as a priest in 1888  ---------   married Miss Sarah  Elizabeth
BROWN  daughter of Mr John Brown  of Limerick  Ireland  in 1890  she died in 1930  survived by 3 daughters  and 2 sons  ------ 
14 grandchildren ---    Mr Tobin's twin brother Colonel F.J.Tobin  D.S.O  lives in Devonshire.

Obituary  -  PAIN  -  221
---  funeral of late Mrs Margaret Pain ---   death occurred in the Buller Hospital  on Saturday  -------      resident of Westport ----- member
of the KELLY  family of Granity  survived by husband and  6 children


Wednesday  13 April  1938
Obituary  -  TWEEDIE   -  237
   -- Mr Hector Macdonald Tweedie  ---    8th and youngest son of old residents of Gore Bay.

Obituaries  -   239
MEHARRY  -  Mr Robert  at Westland Hosp.  well known settler --oldest pioneers,  come from County Down -- 3 daughters and 4 sons --------
MILLNER  -  Mr William Charles --native of Melbourne  was 74 years ----  leaves a widow and family

Obituary  -  FAGAN  241
Mr John Edward fagan,  died today  age 69  ----  graduated at Trinity College, Dublin,   ----- came to Auckland in 1906  ---  


Thursday  14 April  1938

Obituary  -  EDMONDS  -  247  -   (of Edmonds  Baking Powder)
Mrs Jane Elizabeth Middleton Edmonds,  widow of Mr J.T.Edmonds ---    maiden name was IRVINE  was 78 years old born in London,
marriage took place there in 1879 --- left immediately afterwards in the Waitangi  for Lyttelton ------

Obituary  -   261 & 262
RUTHERFORD  -    Mr George Leslie Rutherford  of Macdonald Downs Station,  Hawarden,  ---  a long column -----

Inquest  -  Timaru  -  262 -
THOMAS  -  Margaret Joyce,  a young girl killed when alighting from the returning Timaru-Dunedin excursion train on Sunday ------  


Saturday  16 April  1938
Obituary  -
  SHERRARD  -  277
Mrs Grave Sherrard  ---  was an old colonist,  eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs William WALKER,  born  1861  at Galston near Kilmarnock,
Ayreshire,   --protracted voyage in Brothers' Pride landed in Lyttelton with her parents in December 1863.  ----  in 1884 she married Mr Samuel
Sherrard  prop.of the Dunsandel store  20 years ago they retired and went to live in Sumner --- survived by husband and 2 sons,  3 grandchildren 
and severl nieces and nephews -------

Obituary  -  FERRIS  -  280
The death  of Mr Richard Ferris,  of Akaroa on Wednesday  --in his 83rd year ---   farming for many years in Balguerie Valley.  married
Miss E.M.Le Lievre,  dau. of the late Francois Le Lievre  ---  had a family of 5 sons and 4 daughters.  -----   more ---

Inquest   -  282
LESLIE  -   William James Leslie,  aged 39  married with 1 child -- brother in law  Harold Henry Henderson Gardiner -------


Monday  18 April  1938
Dargaville  - inquest  -  306
body of a fully clothed child  found,  --------


Tuesday  19 April  1938
Obituary  -  BEATON  -  318 -

There died at Oaro recently  Mrs Hariata Whakatau Beaton  ----    grandfather being the great chief Kaiakoura Whakatau.  ------  born at Mikonui
 in 1872  and married Mr John Morrell Beaton   who resised in Oaro  for 40 years,  and died in 1927 -----  more ---


Thursday  21 April  1938

Obituary  -  TANNER
  -  346 -
Mr Alfred George Tanner,  -- farmer of the Tai-Tapu district.  born Tai-Tapu  lived most of his life there ----   buried Springston Cemetery -----

Obituary  -  WHITE-PARSONS  -  349
--- death on Tuesday night on board the liner Rangitane at Auckland,  Captain Horace White-Parsons harbourmaster at Napier.  was on holiday
leave --- born at Lyttelton 59 years ago  ------   at the time of the big Napier earthquake, he was foremost in rescue work and complimented
by the Admiralty ----   survived by his widow and 1 son.  and 2 daughters Misses Huia and Tui White-Parsons.

Obituary  -  London  -   YOUNG -  350 -
-- death of Mr Filson Young,  the author, and programmes advisor to the British Broadcasting Corporation since 1926.  Mr Alexander Bell Filson
Young  was born in Ballyeaston, ireland in 1876  had a varied career,  as journalist,  author,  and sailor.  He was a special war correspondent for
he Manchester Guardian in South Africa in 1899 and 1900    ---------  lots more ---


Friday  22 April  1938
Obituary 
-  MOORE 356
---- Miss Mary Marjory Moore occurred at her home,  Grey St. Ashburton yesterday.   She was a daughter of Mr and Mrs John Moore, 
was born at Alford Forest  -----   went to Ashburton with her parents  when they retired from farming about 1916.  ------- 
she leaves 4 brothers -------------


Saturday  23 April  1938
Obituary  DAVIS  -  370
 -  at Palmeston North,  Mrs J.W.Davis  a member of the McIntyre family  who settled in the Ashburton County more than 70 years ago. 
Younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert McIntyre  was born near Digby's Bridge,  Ashburton,  67 years ago.   -----  after her marriage
she went to Palmeston North --- sister of Messrs D.J.M  and John McIntyre, Ashburton.


Tuesday  26 April  1938
Obituary 
FOWKE  -  400 -
--- John Nicholls Fowke ----  a  Canterbury, Auckland and New Zealand representative wicketkeeper for 20 years -------  aged 78 -----
played Otago at Hagley Park in 1881

Obituary  -  SHEARER  -  401 -
--Mr John Shearer ---  farmer of Ashburton  for about 65 years -----  breeder of Clydesdale horses----  he was 87 years of age ----  born at
Orkney Island in the North of Scotland,  came to New Zealand  before he was 20 ----    was married twice ---  1st wife Miss M.GILMOUR 
and his 2nd Miss KENNEDY  ----  survivng members of 1st family are -----  2nd family ------  26 grandchildren .


Wednesday  27 April  1938
Obituary  -  RHODES  -  424 -
Mrs Mary Viles Rhodes  of Akaroa died on Monday ----  was born 26 April  1863 in Hampshire, England ---  came to New Zealand in ship
Waimate  in 1875  with her parents ---- the late Mr and Mrs Edward CHAPMAN --  married Mr Alfred Rhodes  4th son of Mr and Mrs Israel
Rhodes of Flea Bay on 20 June 1886  ----  Golden wedding celebrated nearly 2 years ago. ---  leaves husband, 1 daughter ----  1 son -----  
and 4 grandchildren ----- 

Obituary MORDUANT  - 437
  -  Mrs E. Morduant  --- at Wesport ---  member of well known GEORGE  family,  and leaves a husband and 1 child.

Inquest  -  Kaikoura ROBERTS  - 438
  -  John Henry Roberts  was drowned on 12 April ----  accidently drowned -----  

Obituary  -  DUXFIELD -  439
Mr Robert Dickinson Duxfield  M.A. ----  born 1862 at Newcastle-on-Tyne -------  1885 came to New Zealand teaching ---- 
took up farming in 1898 ---- in 1899 he married Miss K.E.CUBBITT  ---  4 sons,  1 daughter  ---


Thursday  28 April  1938
Inquest  -   456
-
ROOTS  -  Joseph Reuben Roots ------ found dead on 23 March --------

Obituary  -  457 -
MAINDONALD -  Mr Thomas J. Maindonald  a foundation member of the Woolston Band  -------


Saturday 30 April  1938
Obituary  - 
WILSON    -  483 & 484  photo ----
Mr Samuel Frederick Wilson ----  prominent in the  Rugby Union --- in his 60th year ---  in rugby more than 30 years ---  lots more ----

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
13 July  2008

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