The Weekly Press     -     Christchurch  -  30 May 1928      -  Snippets

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Leaving the Country  -    MARTIN  -  078
Mr Hugh M.Martin, who has sold his farm at Wendonside  (Southland)  purposes leaving the Dominion on 9 June  for the Home Country.  It is probable he will take up his permanent residence at his old home at Killinchy,  County Down,  Ireland,  from which part he emigrated as a young man about 30 years ago.

Death  -  THOMSON -  079
The death took place from heart failure on Monday week of Mr Oliver Scott Thomson,  of Geraldine,  at age 72.  He was the son of a well known Christchurch business man of the early days and was educated at Christ's College.  He was at Hopefield for 3 years,  manager of Glynwye  for from 1886  to 1893  and in 1894 was appointed manager of Mount Peel Station.  Later on he was sheep farming at Kakahu before retiring to reside at Geraldine.   ------  his wife predeceased him a few years ago, was a daughter of Hon. J.B.A.Acland,  the owner of Mount Peel Station.  ------

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
11 April  2010