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Tuesday  3 May  1938
Obituary  -  WILSON  - 032
--Mr Henry Wilson  ---of the Kaiapoi district --  born at Durham, England, in 1855  and came to NZ with his parents in the Cashmere in 1859 
taking 121 days ---   wife died about 10 years ago,  he leves 5 sons,  3 daughters,  38 grandchildren  25 great grandchildren,  -----

Obituary  -   CLOTHIER  -  034
Mr William Edward Clothier  was born on 11 May 1860  at Kaiapoi -----  joined the staff of Lightbandd and Allen  ---- for 40 years  ----- horticulturist ---- 
for 37 years treasurer of the Perserverance Division of the Sons of Temperance Friendly Society  ------   vice president of Avon rowing club  ------  
survived by widow,  2 sons ----------

Obituary   -  HOCKEY  -  035
--- Mr W.R. Hockey   farmer of Upper Fendalton -- born in 1870  at Salway Ash, Netherbury,  Dorset,   -- arrived in NZ  in 1876  with his parents 
on the ship Countess of Kinmore  ----  from 1886  lived in Harewood until 1910,  churchwarden for St Jame's church Harewood for 38 years, 
married in 1894  Miss Stanley  whose parents arrived on the ship Randolph in 1850 --survived by wife , daughter, 2 sons and 10 grandchildren.

Obituary  -  Wellington  -  JACK  -  036
Mr Edward Collins Jack,  aged 69 --------  since 1906 Mr Jack has been engaged in secreterial work  -----    more ----

Oamaru  -  Death  -  IRVINE  -  037
Mr Robert Buchanan Irvine,  retired company manager  residing -- Oamaru.  -- lots more -----


Wednesday  4 May  1938
Dunedin  - Inquest  -   CLARK  -  054
James Ralph Clark  aged 15  son of Mrs J.R.Clark  of Waitahi  ----  killed in a shooting accident  at Grenvale on Sunday afternoon -----  a long column  -----

Wanganui  -  Obituary  -  HOOPER  -  055
Mr J.P.Hooper,  Labour candidate for Wanganui City Council and Harbour Board  died suddenly while at work this morning. 
He leaves a widow and 3 boys and 3 girls.


Thursday  5 May 1938
Inquest  -  BURROWES  -  064
an open verdict  ----    John William Burrowes,   a carrier,  aged 24  and Donald James Burrowes,  a farm labourer  aged 22  -----
a long column -----

Obituary  -  FOGARTY  -  065
Mr Michael Desmond Fogarty  ----  res of his parents  mr and Mrs M.J.Fogarty,  Greymouth  at age 25  -----   musical circles, ----
has 1 sister  and 2 brothers,   ---------

Inquest   -  Whangarei -   VULETICH  -  067
a child aged 2 and half years,   a daughter of Mr and Mrs Ivan Vuletich  of Ruakaka  was drowned -----


Friday  6 May  1938
Inquest  - BURMISTER  -   077
Clifford Albert Burmiste,   a single man, aged 22,  killed in an aeroplane crash  at prebbleton  on 27 February ----  witness William John Gallagher --- more ---

Inquest  -  PAGE  -  078
Nancy Mary Page ,  age 6 years of Prebbleton,  was killed  when her bicycle collided with a car on 1 April  -------  more ----

Inquests  -  079
JAY  -  Robert James  --  age 67  ---  died 25 January
SCARF  -  May ---  a single woman   aged 35  died on 16 April  ----
MULLIGAN  -  Margaret Rose ---  a 10mth old infant  died on 24 March  -------

Inquest GRAHAM  -  080
Agnes Graham,  single,  aged 25  -----  died on 6 March  ----   father William Graham ----


Saturday  7 May  1938
Obituary 
-  BRAY  -  085
Mrs S. Bray  ----   resident of Springston South  -------  born at Greenpark  36 years ago,  ----  only daughter of Mr John SILVESTER,  Halswell,   
survived by her husband ,  2 daughters  and 2 sons    -----  more ---

Obituary SEARELL  -  121
Mr Thomas Searell  one of the surviving passengers of the sailing ship Canterbury  ----   he was 83 years of age ---  was born at Nighton,  Devonshire, 
came to NZ with his parents,  brothers and sisters  on the ship Canterbury  which arrived in Lyttelton  on 18 June 1865  ----     was married twice 
his 1st wife was Miss E. Wood,  dau. of the late Thomas Wood  of Christchurch,  his 2nd wife Miss M.M.Whitworth  of Melbourne.   he leaves a
widow,  also a sister,  Miss H.A.Searell  of Christchurch,  a son and daughter pre-deceased him  Mr Searell's other brothers and sisters were
Miss Edith Searell,  Messrs Richard Trist Searell,  Luscombe Searell,  Arthur Searell,  and Ernest Searell.

Sydney  -  Death  FERGUSON  -  126
in Sydney on Thursday  of Mr Harrie Franklin Ferguson,  a native of Australia -----    as a boy of 16 fought in Palestine in the Great War  he was
9 years of age.   son of Mrs and late Mr Franklin Ferguson  of --Timaru    educated at Christchurch ------  in 1924  went to Australia  ---- 
married in Australia ----  survived by his widow,  and son  his mother  still lives in Christchurch  and a sister,    another brother is an officer on the Niagara.


Monday 9 May  1938
Photo  &  write-up  -  GIMSON  -  148      
--death of Acting Pilot Officer Errol Desmond Gimson    in England  ----  a former Christchurch boy  --- was 21 years of age,  ----  left last
November to take up a commision in the RAF    death resulted from an aeroplane crash  last Friday    elder son of Mr and Mrs T.J.Gimson,
 --- dux of Elmwood primary school  in 1928   ------ more ----


Tuesday  10 May  1938
Obituary  -  WILSON  -  166
 on Sunday morning  at --  Mr William Wilson  of Duncan & Co and manager of Hokitika Savings Bank. ------ born at Woodpecker Bay 
70 years ago  ------ survived by his wife  2 brothers,  2 sisters,   ------


Wednesday  11 May  1938
Obituary  -  HAMPTON  -  172
Mrs C. Hampton  ---Broadfield,  youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs H.CHERRY  of Prebbleton ----   more ----

Obituary  -  JONES  -  179
Mr Henry Jones   --  at Rangiora,  he was 87 years old.  born at Burscough,  Lancashire,  came to NZ  on the Waitangi   arrived Lyttelton in 1874
 ------  in 1878  married Miss Alice SMITH  whose parents Mr and Mrs William Smith were early settlers in the district,  ---- survived by family
of 2 sons  and 3 daughters  -----   more ---


Thursday  12 May 1938
Obituary  -  ANDERSON -   191
Mr Andrew Anderson  on a health visit to NZ  died suddenly at the home of his brother  Mr J.B.Anderson, of Leeston ---  was once ----  well known
farmer and stock dealer in Leeston  and was 2nd son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Anderson pioneer settlers of Leeston  --------  left for Australia 29 years ago
 -----  his wife died many years ago  leaves 1 son  --- in Dunedin ---- internment at Ellesmere Public Cemetery ---------

Obituary -  COMYNS  -  192
Mr R.W.Comyns  whose death occurred recently --  age 60---  spent his life in Oxford ---  son of Frederick and Rhoda Comyns  nee CROWE  ---
2 very early settlers of the district ----  leaves a wife and 3 daughters ---


Friday  13 May  1938
Obituaries  -    201
MELANIE -    Sister M.  St  Melanie ,  aged 72  a member of ----  died at Napier this week ---  was born County Kerry, Ireland  ----
NAPIER  -  in Napier  this week of Mrs Ada Mary Napier  wife of Mr Albert A. Napier  and 2nd dau. of Mr and Mrs W. THURLOW  of Kaiapoi  born in                                 Hastings,   lived for many years in Kaiapoi,  Christchurch  and Lyttelton  ----  left for Napier just before Easter.


Saturday  14 May 1938
Obituary  -  MATHER -  234
--- in Christchurch  of Mrs Beryl Mather  wife of Mr Patrick Mather  and 2nd daughter of Mr and Mrs WADE  of Auckland  --- talented musician, ----  

Obituaries  -  242
McMEECHAN -   at Westport  of Miss Elizabeth McMeechan  aged 82  -- native of Ireland,  leaves 1 brother, Mr Adam  &   2 sisters  --------
LAMBERT  -  Mr Joseph lambert  aged 72    native of County Wexford, Ireland,  lived here 50 years -  widow , son Joseph, 2 daughters  

Obituaries  -
ADAMS -   244
Rev J.E.Adams  at Oamaru,  aged 59  was born in Bristol, England,  son of late Rev T.Adams  came to NZ at 4 years old,    ------ ------ spent some
years at Cust in North Canterbury,  Naseby in 1915,  Mr Adams was twice married,  survived by widow  formerly Miss LORY  of Naseby, 
and by his mother  who lives in Wanganui  ----

LYNSKEY  -  245
Mr Thomas Lynskey  ---  farmer,  Kaiapoi district,  son of Mr William Lynskey -----------   survived by his wife,  3 sons and 3 daughters.


Monday  16 May  1938
Obituary  -  MOFFATT -  269
Mr Walter J. Moffatt,   former Mayor of Nelson  -----  died on Saturday  at Nelson ---born in 1866   -----  from 1927  to  1935 he was Mayor ---- 
leaves 1 daughter Mrs A.B.Hurst  --- 2 sons ----  Thomas  & Edgar -----

Obituary  -  Wellington  -  BRASELL -  270a
Mr John Brasell  for 30 years  councillor of Lower Hutt,  died today  age 75  at Dunedin    -----  spending a holiday with his daughter (Mrs G.F.Fowler)  
became councillor in 1894  came from Buckinghamshire,  England,   ----    came to Lower Hutt in  1892 ------


Tuesday  17 May  1938
Obituary  SUMPTER -  274
---in Oamaru  --of Miss Charlotte Sumpter,  3rd dau. of late Mr and Mrs George Sumpter  ---early settlers in Oamaru.  Miss Sumpter was the 1st of their
children to be born in Oamaru after the arrival of the  parents in 1862  and 2 elder dau's  born in Australia. ------  for many years  sub-matron of
Waitaki Boys' High ----- survived by 7 sisters  and 2 brothers.

Obituary  -  WILLIAMS 282
-- at Weheka  on Saturday  ----  of Mr Frederick Williams  --pioneer settler of Westland ----  born in Australia  came to NZ as a youth ---  residing
with his parents at Kanieri  ----  cattle raising ----   was 68 years old  his wife a member of the SULLIVAN family   died about 3 years ago  ----- leaves
5 daughters  -------   and 4 sons ----------   Mr Harold Williams,    a brother  ------  half brothers ----- T.R.  and F. CHESTERMAN  --------

Obituary ROONEY  -  283
---  at Westland Hospital  of Mr James Rooney  of Arthurstown, Kanieri  ----b. County Clare, Ireland,   78 years ago --came to NZ  at an early age ---- 
leaves a widow,  2 daughters  -------    and 3 sons  ---------    more

Obituary GREAD  -  286
Mr Francis William Gread --- res. of Birdling's Flat  and Little River.  born in 1853    went to sea age 13 -----  about 1870  walked over the hill to Kaituna
Valley,    --- worked in late Mr William WHITE's sawmill  ----  for 20 years worked for late Mr H.D.BUCHANAN.  ----   his wife pre-deceased him
9 years ago  leaves 3 sons,  George Albert,  Walter, and 1 daughter Miss Emily  and a step-daughter -----

Obituary  -  288
CONNELL -  Mr J.A.  of Wellington,  a veteran journalist  age 81, b. Ireland  -- came to NZ as a youth -- joined the police,  then a journalist ------

Obituary GEDDES  -  289
---  at Dunedin  Mr Samuel Wilson Geddes  arrived at Dunedin  age 9 ----  became   licensee of Empire Hotel, Naseby,  for 6 years ---  survived by his widow, 
2 sons,  -----  2 daughters  --------   more -----



Wednesday  18 May  1938
Obituary  -   photo included  -  RUSSELL  -   300
Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Russell  widow of John Edmund Russell  formerly a well-known resident of Christchurch  who died many years ago ---  member of a very talented family -- in musical circles in Wellington 40 years ago --- she was an excellent pianist -------   for 40 years she was honourary accompanist of the Royal Christchurch Musical Society ---  retired March 1936  -----  survived by 1 daughter -------

Obituary  -  SPENCE  -  301
Miss Annie Walker Spence  died ---- on Monday  ----- had a long an honourable career as a school teacher ----  --- sister  Miss Mary Spence - 
 -  3 sisters  -  Miss Agnes Spence,  Mrs C.H.WAGSTAFF    and Annie ----   have all died in recent  months

Obituary  -  MACPHAIL  -  302
Mrs A.A.Macphail  an old resident of Banks Peninsula  died on Sunday  -----  born in Scotland  was daughter of late W. McKAY  of Robinson's Bay. 
arrived in New Zealand  with her parents ----    survived by husband,  3 sons -----   

Obituary  -  WALSH - 303
Mrs Mary Ellen Walsh  of Wataroa  ----  native of South Westland   ----   member of ---- MULVANEY family -- age 52,    leaves 1 son and 5 daughters 
her husband pre-deceased her .

Obituary  -  CANNON  -  306
--last Sunday of Mr Philip Sydney Cannon  head of engineering dept Christchurch Technical College   --- for 20 years ---- was 59 years old --- 
survived by wife and 2 daughters

Obituary  -    BRIDGE -    307
Mr George Fletcher Bridge,   former pupil of Christs College  1871 -78   -----death occurred at --Buckinghamshire --  on 15 February  age 76 --- 
brother of Mr C.Hastings Bridge was Provincial Government scholar in 1871, 1873, and 1875  senior Somes scholar  in 1877 -------

Obituary  -   ANDREWS    -    308  &  308(2)
Mr Sinclair Andrews  -   injuries received   ---over the pigroot,  Central Otago,  on Friday 6 May,  age 78  died at Dunedin  on Saturday  ----  Kyeburn sheep station --- 44 years ago  came from Caithness, Scotland,  in Queensland  then NZ   survived by  a daughter  Mrs H.E.Battersby  and a son Mr A. Andrews ------
   
Obituary  -  London  -  FAIRBAIRN  -  309
---  Mr Steven Fairbairn  famour rowing coach  age 76 ----  b. August 1862   son of George Fairbairn  who first started freezing works in Australia  and Virginia Armitage   married Nellie SHARWOOD,  2 sons  ----------   rowed 4 years for Cambridge against Oxford ---  footballer----  worked for 20 years on sheep station ----  writer ----  more -


Friday 20 May  1938
Obituary DAVIDSON -  327
Mrs Caroline Elizabeth Davidson,  widow of Mr William Saltan Davidson  and eldest dau. of  late Mr John C. THIERENS  of Demarara,  and later South Canterbury,  New Zealand.  Mrs Davidson  who was a sister of the late Mrs G. Hampton RHODES  of ------ Riccarton,   was born at Stonehouse,
Plymouth, Devon.    on 20 September 1853,  came to NZ in 1880  --     lived at Otaia Station,  until her marriage in 1889 to Mr Davidson.    ---- lived at Leuchie,  North Berwick  where Mr Davidson  died in 1925 --- died at --- Edinburgh  on Tuesday 17 May  survived by her brother Mr John C.Thierens,  and 1 sister 
Mrs H.H.Pitman,   ----   Mr J.H.Rhodes  and Commander Rhodes are nephews.

Obituary   -  WOODLEY  -  328
-- Mrs Elizabeth Woodley  of Papanui ---  born Blantyre, Lanarkshire in 1862  came to New Zealand  at an early age with her parents  Mr and Mrs WELLS  ---  family moved to Australia  ---  married she married Mr Henry Woodley (South Canterbury) in Victoria in 1884 -- returned to NZ   ---  farmed at Rangitata  ---  moved to Winchester ---  Beaumont Station ---  lived in Timaru with her family    --- bought Mt Earnslaw Ststion   ---  moved to Southland    --- reitred to Christchurch --- husband . predeceased her about 13 years ago --    survived by 5 daughters  and 2 sons  -----------    ----

Inquest  KITSON  -  330
  --- death of Mr Oliver Kitson  --of Kaiapoi,  --- died suddenly  while at work  ------ on Wednesday afternoon ---    

Obituary  -  BEALE  -  331
Dr Thomas Miles Beale ----     for 9 years was assistant medical officer at  Sunnyside   Mental Hospital  from 1916 - 1925   ------ survived by his widow


Saturday 21 May  1938
Obituary 
-  RICHARDS  -  343 -
Mr Frederick Richards  for more than 30 years an employee of the Canterbury Frozen Meat Co.  Pareora  died suddenly ---  survived by his widow, 
3 daughters,  --------   4 sons --------  lots more  ------

Obituary  -  McMULLIN - 346
Mr John McMullan,   a married man  with 2 children  died suddenly ---  Rangiora   age 58  ----  


Monday 23 May 1938
Obituary  -  GRIMMER  -  372
Mr A.W. Grimmer   ---  in business and sporting circles -- for 45 years  died  ---  age 72  on Saturday morning  ----born in Geraldine,  Mr Grimmer  went to England for his education -----    ------ survived by his wife,  2 daughters  ---------   3 sons  ----------

Obituary  -  CHURCH  -  373
Mr Charles Henry Church  of Oamaru   age 67   --- associated with  business  and sport ----  was born at Milton-----  came to Oamaru  at the age of 2  ------  worked more than 50 years for James Craig & Co Ltd.  celebrated in May 1937 ------   leaves a wife, 3 sons and a daughter ----

Inquest  -  Auckland -  MILNE -  374
an inquest opened ----     James Philip Milne  of Kohimarama  --- left Auckland on Thursday night for Napier -


Tuesday  24 May  1938
Obituary  -  LEE  -  380
---  death occurred at Nelson  on Sunday morning of Mrs Jane Winfield Lee  -  widow of the Hon. E.P.Lee  of Oamaru   Mrs Lee came from Colombo, 
Ceylon  to NZ  with her parents  Mr and Mrs J. DELAMBERT  in the early 80's  she lived in Oamaru ever since  ------    more ---

Inquest  GALLAGHER   - 384
--- death of a miner --- at Rewanui,  Timothy Joseph Gallagher,  a single man  aged 43  ---  at Greymouth held yesterday ------  brother Percy James Gallagher -------  a long column  -----  lots more -----

Obituary  -  BELL  -  385
--- death of Mr Henry Bell  ---  born Carlisle,  England  in 1877  arrived in New Zealand   in 1882  -----  chose teaching profession ----- joined  
NZ Refrigeration Co --- retired 16 years ago ---- survived by wife and 1 son  both of Christchurch.

Obituary  -   WILSON  -  387
death occurred in England of Mr Joseph McCartney  Wilson,   of Auckland  --staying at St Ives in Cornwall ------  youngest son of Mr J.L.Wilson 
and a grandson of Mr W.C.Wilson  founder of the New Zealand Herald -- he was born in Auckland  -- shareholder in Wilson and Horton Ltd ---- 
family,  wife,  2 sons ----  1 daughter ----


Wednesday  25 May  1938

Obituary  -  WOODING  -  397
 ---  of Mrs Alice Amy Wooding,  wife of Mr A. R.Wooding  of Ward, -----  coming to the Marlborough district  with her husband  31 years ago ------ 
survived by her husband,  3 sons -----  4 daughters ---------    in her 58th year   was the daughter of late Mr William ANDREWS  of Christchurch --- 
 4 brothers --    Messrs N.S. Andrews, ----  W.G.Andrews --- Miss  O. Andrews  is a sister ----------  

Obituary  CHRISTENSEN  -  399
at Hokitika  of Mr Norman L. Christensen ----  native of Reefton,   aged 66  a quartz miner and dredge hand ----  member of the Inangahua Band 
and late the Hokitika Municipal Band --- leaves a widow,  3 sons  -------   5 daughters ------- -----

Inquest  -  EDMONDS  -  401
----   Jane Elizabeth Middleton Edmonds,  a widow, aged 78,  of Wellington ----    after an accident in Wellington 2 months ago  she was brought
to Christchurch   ----   died  Christchurch   on 12 April  --------

Inquest  -  HILL -  403
---- into the death of Montrell Vivian Hill,  a retired bank clerk,  aged 65  who died at Christchurch  on 29 December  1937 ------

Obituary  -  JOHNSTON  -  405
Mr Andrew Johnston ------  he was an old identity of Kaiapoi,  was born at Inerleithon, Scotland in 1851  started work in the woollen trade in Galashiels ----  joined the army  serving with the Argyle and Sutherland regiment  stationed at Edinburgh Castle ----  came to New Zealand in the Maria Band in 1874 
landing at Port Chalmers,    worked at MosgielWoollwn Mills,  in 1881  came to Kaiapoi Woollen  as a foreman  carder  was there for 40 years,  retired
in 1921 ----     survived by a brother Mr R. Johnston,  of Tauranga,  2 sons ------ 3 daughters -------  13 grandchildren,  and 19 great grandchildren ------
------  more -----

Obituary  -  HAMMOND 406
Mr B.P.Hammond,  aged 38   of---  Akaroa -----  died on Monday  ----  farmer,  member of a well-known family,   son of Mr and Mrs Richard Hammond, 
marr. Miss N.P.CORATY  in 1924  and has 2 sons and 2 daughters ------    

Obituary  -  KITSON  -  407
Mr Oliver Kitson,  foreman spinner at the Kaiapoi Woollen Mills,  ----  death occurred last week.  was born at Yeadon, Yorkshire,  and before the war was foreman spinner at Naylors Ltd,  Woollen Mills,  Wittenberge,  Germany. -----  16 years ago he came to Kaiapoi -----  survived by wife and 2 sons --- 
funeral took place at the Kaiapoi Church of England Cemetery  ----------

Inquest  -  KAY 408
 ---  death of John Kay  aged 62   on 21 March   -----   more ----

Obituary  -  FAMILTON409
 ---  death  occurred   of Mr J.D.Familton,   aged 83,   of J.D.Familton & Sons,  auctioneers  of Oamaru -----  was born at  Goodwood,    --------- 
coming to Oamaru in 1901  ---- lover of nature ---  being an authority on native flora and fauna   --------  survived by his widow,  3 sons ---------  
2 daughters ------  all of Oamaru


Thursday  26 May  1938
Obituary  PARK 421
at Hokitika of Mr Eric leigh Park  ---  native of Hokitika,  age 34,  son of late James Park,  solicitor,  ------  survived by his wife  and son James, 
1 brother Mr A. Park,  2 stepbrothers and one sister

Obituary  -  McMANUS  -  422
death on Tuesday  ---    Mr John McManus,   of Westport,    aged 65,   a native of Victoria  came to New Zealand many years ago,   first settling at
Millerton  ----  last 9 years was prop. of the Commercial Hotel.  survived by his wife,  3 daughters.  -----  4 sons ------  



Friday  27 May  1938
Auckland  -  MILLION  -  446
--------  by Robert Million  aged 38  a miner -----  married in England in 1922  with his wife and 4 children came to NZ in 1929 -------

Obituary  -  BROWN - 450
Charles Lester Brown,  2nd son of Mr Thomas Brown,  sheepfarmer of South Canterbury  ------  moved to Christchurch on the death of his father  --- 
wife died some months ago  survived by 1 son  -----  and 2 daughters ----------


Saturday  28 May  1938
Obituary  -  GURNEY  463
Miss Elizabeth Mary Gurney , aged 38,  of Howick,  gained distinction in Australia as a writer of poetry  and short stories    and - - -horsewoman  occurred
as a result of internal injuries received on Wednesday  when she was kicked by a horse -----     

Obituary  -  GUERIN 466
Mrs Ellen Guerin,  a resident of the Buller district  died at the res. of her daughter  Mrs L. Tredennick  aged 86   -- native of County Tipperary  Ireland, 
came to New Zealand  56 years ago  ----  came to Westport in 1902  leaves a family of 2 sons ------   2 daughters ------   her husbamd pre-deceased
her 19 years ago


Monday 30 May  1938
Obituary DEBENHAM  -  473  
----  at Cobden  of Mr Henry Edward Debenham,  aged 84  a native of London  who came to New Zealand as a child.  ----------

Inquest  -  RAY  -  475
a verdict of accidental drowning ----- on 27 May  -----  death of 3 year old George Ivan Ray  only son of Mr and Mrs G.L.Ray   -----   crawled under
 a  wire netting fence ------

Tuesday  31 May  1938
Obituary  -  CARR  -  486
--- of Mrs Sarah J.Carr,  widow of Mr Frederick Carr  formerly of Essex,  England.  Mrs Carr came to  New Zealand 18 years ago  to reside
with her daughter  Mrs A. Heald,  of Kaiapoi.  -----   

Death  -  MELLOR  -  487
a career that began at humble work in a Dunedin  boot factory  and developed recognition as a chemist of world renown  has been closed by the death in
London of Dr Joseph William Mellor ---  he was 63 years of age  ---  came to New Zealand when he was 10 or 11 years old  returned to England when 
he won an 1851 Exhibition -------- born at Huddersfield,  England --------  survived by widow and a sister  Miss N.H. Mellor  of Dunedin ----- 
a very long interesting column -----

Obituary  HAMILTON  -  488
---  of Kaikoura,  Mrs Annie Hamilton,   widow of Captain Robert Hamilton,   who was in her 96th year,   arrived in New Zealand  by the John Templar
in 1856   -----  she was the last of the 1st generation of Kaikoura residents ----  survived by 3 daughters -------    and 4 sons -------     
pallbearers  4 grandsons ------

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
4 August  2008

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