- August 1930 - Obituaries &
1 August 1930
Obituary - CARPENTER -
Another old colonist - Mrs William Carpenter - died at Prebbleton at
the advanced age of 95 years. Mrs Carpenter was born in Hampshire,
and came to New Zealand in the ship "Glenmark". She lived at
first with her Uncle (Mr George Marsh) at Templeton. Her marriage
Carpenter was the second to take place in the Templeton Church.
Mr & Mrs Carpenter lived at Tai Tapu for a few years after their
residing later on the farm at Springs Road, Prebbleton.Mrs Carpenter
was predeceased by her husband 35 years ago.
The funeral was attended by a very large number of friends.
Thursday 7 August 1930
Obituary - Mr Stanley
Mr Stanley Crichton Walker who died at Ashburton yesterday was born at
Timaru 38 years ago and was the youngest son of Mrs P.Walker and the
late Mr. Pringle Walker of Alford Forest road, Ashburton. Mr. Walker
was well known in Ashburton some years ago and was employed with
Friedlander Bros. for some years. He left NZ with the 5th
reinforcements and saw service in Gallipoli and in France, he was badly
gassed at Ploegstaat in 1917. He married Miss A.M. Thornton,
daughter of the late Mrs M.A. Thornton, of Greymouth and leaves a widow
children. Mr Walker has lived in Greymouth during the past 5
years. He was a member of the Ashburton Club and M.S.A. The flag
of which was
flown half mast out of respect to him
Friday 8 August 1930
Obituary - Mr.
The many friends of George Hartley Bonnington will learn with regret of
his death which occured suddenly at his residence in Bealey Avenue.
Mr. Bonnington was born in Nelson in 1864 and was a son of Mr. George
Bonnington. At the time of death he was a director of the
Christchurchfirm of George Bonnington Ltd. He was a son of the former
founder of the firm. Mr Bonnington was keenly interested in
music, being one of the first conductors of the Woolston Band in
which he played the cornet. He had been connected with musical
societies in Christchurch for the last 40 years.
He was a keen bowler and took a great interest in all outdoor sports.
At the time of his death he was a member of the Canterbury Bowling
his younger days he was an enthusiastic cricketer and was a member of
the old Lancaster Park Club. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity.
Mr Bonnington leaves one son Mr Roland Bonnington of Lowcliffe,
Ashburton and 3 daughters Mrs V.Pike, Miss Hilda and Miss Beryl
Bonnington of Christchurch. Though of a retiring dispostion Mr
Bonnington was an extremely popular man. To his relatives sympathy will
be felt by a wide circle of friends.
Saturday August 9th 1930
Obituary - Mr Henry
One of the pioneers of Canterbury, Mr Englebrecht passed away yesterday
morning at the age of 90. He came to the Dominion in 1857,
the ship "Bosworth" and farmed at Kaiapoi until the flood in the North
Branch of the Waimakiriri River in 1866. Later he bought a farm
Bennetts, to the area of which he added to from time to time. For
four years Mr Englebrecht was a member of the old Oxford Road Board and
five years he was a member of the Carleton School Committee. He
married in 1861 a daughter of the late Lancelot Giles of Kaiapoi
Island. He was
keenly interested in all pertaining to farming and this was reflected
in the perfect condition in which his farm was kept. It is now
worked by his grandson.In 1905 Mr Englebrecht retired from farming and
came to live in Christchurch on a property in Boundary Road, where he
lived until his death. For a few years he was a member of the St.
Albans Bowling Club. Mr Englebrecht was typical of those who helped to
make Canterbury the
foremost farming province in the Dominion. He leaves 4 sons and
3 daughters and a large number of grandchildren.
Tuesday 12 August 1930
Death - Mr John SMITH
The late Mr John Smith, a very old and highly respected resident of the
Tai Tapu district, died at his residence a few days ago. He was born at
Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, Ireland. in 1836 and lived there until
1864 when he left for NZ arriving in the ship "Tiptree". After doing
harvesting work for a short period in Rangiora he was employed by the
late Mr Michael John Burke who then owned the Halswell Station. This
being afterwards leased to Mr Bell with whom Mr Smith remained for 6
years. In 1875 Mr Smith purchased a part of Mr Burkes Halswell Station
on which he farmed until his death. Mr Smith saw the country when it
was "niggerheads" and swamp and he used to tell many interesting tales
of pioneering days, his memory in spite of his great age being most
retentive. Mr Smith married in Ireland, his wife predeceased him 20
years ago. He leaves no family. The funeral took place in Halswell.
Thursday 14 August 1930
Obituary - Mr Edwin
The death took place at 4pm yesterday at his residence 299 Armagh
Street Christchurch, of Mr Edwin Huddy Couzins age 90 a resident of
Christchurch for nearly 50 years. Mr Couzins was born October 1840 at
Chatham, England. His father was a naval officer, who served with
distinction and was wounded in the Crimea War.Mr Couzins was educated
in his native town and when 25 years of age came to NZ. He was in the
Dominion for some years, first working as a sail maker in Auckland,
then later in Christchurch, but returned for a time to England where in
1868 he was married. In 1884 he again came to NZ on
the ship "Kaikoura" on her maiden voyage. Her master was Captain
Crutchley who was well known in NZ in the early days and who died about
12 months ago in England. Mr Couzins joined Mr Benjamin Hales in
Christchurch with whom he had been an apprentice in Lapthorne's sail
loft at Portsmouth Dockyards. Mr Hales sail and tent making business
was then conducted in Cashel Street on a site which Whitcombe and Tombs
now stands. On Mr Hales retirement Messrs Couzins and T.J.Johnson took
charge of the business and were in partnership for many years. Mr
Couzins eventually retired and his son Mr Tom Couzins carried on in his
stead. He remained in good health until recently but following his
wife's death 2 months ago , he failed rapidly. He is survived by 2 sons
and 3 daughters all of Christchurch. The funeral will leave
299 Armagh Street for Bromley Cemetery.
Friday 15 August 1930
Obituary - Mrs J.
ILOT - of Wellington.
Mrs Ilot whose death occured this morning, was the daughter of
the late Mr H. Baldwin, a well known Irish landowner. She
was married to Mr John Ilot in England in 1882 and shortly afterwards
came to NZ, she and her husband made their first home in Te
Aroha. In 1892 she came to Wellington and together with her
husband took a great interest in all good works, being mostly
interested in the welfare of young people. Mrs Ilot was closely
associated with the work of the YMCA and the YWCA serving on the
committee of both of these institutions. She was past president
of the Ladies Auxilary of the YMCA and was of considerable service to
that institution. A liberal and keen mind and her wide sympathies made
her greatly loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her son and
Wednesday 20 August 1930
Obituary - Mr Peter
MARTIN - of Waimate
The death occured at Waimate of Mr Peter Martin age 75 a well known and
highly respected resident of North Otago. Mr Martin was born in
Wigtonshire and came to NZ in 1873. For a few years he resided at
Milton and for some time was employed at Elderslie and on the Awamoa
Estate. He later followed farmimg persuits at Deborah (near Oamaru)
where he resided for over 20 years. he was a life member of the North
Otago Agricultural & Pastoral Ass. and always took a very keen
interest in its affairs. He was a prominent horse judge and in
this capacity judged at many shows throughout NZ taking him as far as
Melbourne. Mrs Martin predeceased him 5 years ago. He is survived
by a brother and 7 children.
Thursday 21 August 1930
Obituary - Mrs
Dionysia HARPER -
The death occured this week in Christchurch of Mrs Dionysia Maud Harper
widow of the late Mr J.F. Harper of Clarkville. The late Mrs Harper was
the daughter of MAJOR HORNBROOK, who was one of the oldest settlers in
Canterbury and a member of the 1st Provincial Council. Major fought in
the Maori Wars in the North Island and may be remembered as being the
original owner of the Mount Pleasant Estate, his residence being on the
site of the present tea rooms at Mt. Pleasant.
Monday August 25th 1930
- Mr C.D.GOUGH
The death occured on Saturday at his residence at Sumner of Mr Charles
David Gough of the firm C.D.Gough and Son, at the age of 63.
Mr Gough, who came to New Zealand shortly after 1900 was born in
Birmingham, England, his parents being Thomas & Elizabeth Gough of
city. When 21 years of age Mr Gough went to Australia, and after
carrying on a business in Sydney, he came to Christchurch where he
founded the business of C.D.Gough and Son, Boot Merchant, in High
Street. Mr Gough was actively engaged in that business until 5
when he had lived a retired life.
A keen bowler, Mr Gough was for many years a member of the Sumner
Bowling Club and took an active interest in bowling affairs. A member of
the Masonic Order, mr Gough joined the Avon Lodge some years ago though
he took no active part in public affairs, his interests outside his
business were many, horticulture being his chief hobby, and he had for
some time a very fine garden at his residence in Clifton terrace,
Sumner. Mr Gough was a frequent visitor at the Selwyn Huts, where he
spent a great deal of his time.
Mr Gough is survived by his wife, 2 sons, one in his fathers
and the other in the engineering firm Gough,Gough & Hamer of
Christchurch, a daughter, also a sister.
Obituary - Mrs
The many friends of Mrs Agnes Prebble will learn with regret of her
death, which occured on Tuesday at her residence in Linwood.
Mrs Prebble was the daughter of Mr John WALKER. Born in Scotland in
1860 she came to NZ with her parents in 1862 when the family settled in
Prebbleton. In 1878 she married Richard Prebble who was a son of
the Richard Prebble after whom the district was named. Mrs
Prebble and her
husband went to the North Island to live in 1886 and settled in
Pahiatua, later living in Woodville and then Levin. They returned
the South Island where Mrs Prebble lived until the death of her husband
in 1910 when she moved to 18 Woodhouse St. Linwood Christchurch.
Mrs Prebble is survived by a family of six and eleven grandchildren.