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Thursday  1 May  1924
Hokitika  -  O'NEILL - 001
The death took place yesterday at Kokotahi,  of Mrs O'Neill,  wife of Mr T. O'Neill, a well known settler.  The deceased who was a native of Hokitika,
was aged 50 years and is survived by her husband, 2 sons and 1 daughter.

Friday  2  May 1924
Dunedin  -  CALDER  - 003
The death occured at Naseby of Mr George Calder,  aged 79 years.  He was an old resident of North-East Valley.  He arrived in NZ in 1849 by the Mariner -------  was Mayor of the Valley when it was a Borough,    ---  an executive of the Otago Early Settlers' Ass. of which he was President last year. 
He leaves 4 sons and 1 daughter.

Dunedin  -  Dr  R.V.FULTON  - 004
The death occurred this evening of Dr R.V.Fulton,  --------  Dr Fulton was the youngest son of the late Hon. James Fulton, M.L.C. and was born at West Taieri in 1865. studied medicine at Otago University  --------  Master in Surgury at Edinburgh in  1889  ---  commenced practice at Dunedin in 1890  ----    He is survived by a widow,  3 sons and 2 daughters.  The sons are all in the medical profession.

Saturday 3 May 1924
Obituary  -  CRAIG  -  006
The death took place at Matai yesterday of Mr Thomas Craig, a well-known  farmer,  aged 84 years. Over 40 years ago he commenced farming at Matai  -------- He leaves a widow and 1 son and 6 daughters.

Inquest   -  GOODENOUGH 007 and 007a
The inquest into the death of Harold Perdu Goodenough was re-opened  ----   was found on the evening of April 21st  on the river bank at Avonside ----
a very long column.

Obituary  -  The late Mrs G.W.RUSSELL  - 009
wife of the Hon. G.W.Russell,  whose death was recorded yesterday,  was the only daughter of the late Mr G. PARK,  one of Otago's earliest settlers,
having arrived at Dunedin in the Philip Laing  -------  She was born at Sawyer's Bay in 1859

Monday  5 May 1924

Timaru  - obituary  -  TIZARD - 013
There died at Timaru on Friday morning a very well known popular member of the Timaru police force -  Constable John Marsh Tizard.  Constable Tizard
joined the force on July 3rd 1911 at Christchurch.  He was transferred to Timaru,  where he served for some time,  and then to Taupo.  Whilst at Taupo
Mrs Tizard suffered from ill-health,  which resulted in her death.  After his bereavement  Constable Tizard returned to Timaru with his 3 children and
served here chiefly in the watchouse,  up until a couple of months ago.  He was retired medically unfit,  on February 29th 1924.  The late constable
was a quiet man, and of a strictly retiring disposition.  He leaves 3 children,  ranging in age from 7 years downwards.  The funeral took place on
Saturday afternoon,  and was largely attended by friends and members of the force.

Stratford  - Inquest  -   GUSTAFSON  - 010
At the inquest on the death of Miss Severina  Gustafson, who was killed in a motor collision at Midhirst ---------

Greymouth -  HINE  - 011 and 012
A man named Charles Henry Hine who has been engaged during the past few months in hawking in the Grey district,  was found in an unconcious condition ------   death was  due to exposure  -----   He was about 63 years of age and no relatives in NZ  an inquest will be held on Monday.

Tuesday 6 May  1924
Greymouth  -  DUDLEY  -  014
The sport of amateur boxing lost a keen supporter when William Dudley --------  was killed ------  Dudley was a former resident of Ahaura,  where his parents
Mr and Mrs T.Dudley at one time resided  and was age 22  --- an inquest will be held at Moana.

Wednesday   7 May 1924  
Mr Frank C. BIRD  - 019
formerly of Wellington,  died at Masterton last Wednesday  --- he was the son of the late mr George Bird, journalist, Christchurch. and is survived by
his  wife, 3 children,  4 brothers and 4 sisters.

Inquest  -  DUDLEY  - 014
an inquest was held at Moana today --- ------    William Dudley, who was killed on Monday morning,  being struck by a locomotive at Ruru.  --- 
a verdict was returned of accidental death,  with a rider recommending the action of Glover,  who attempted to rescue the deceased.

New Plymouth  -  HIBBARD 021
Walter  Joseph Hibbard,  age 43 --- dropped dead in his house  ---  Hibbard leaves a widow and 4 children.

Tai-Tapu  -   MORGAN  - 022
Mrs Lumley Morgan,  an old and very highly esteemed resident of Tai-Tapu,  died at her home  "Parkgwyn" on Monday evening.  Mrs Morgan was born
in Wales came to NZ in 1868,  took up residence with her brother,  Mr Richard HUMPHREYS  at Tai-Tapu.  In the following year she married Mr Lumley Morgan.  Mrs Morgan's husband died some years ago,  she leaves 2 sons  and 1 daughter --------

Obituary  -  NIVEN  - 023
Mr Gilbert Niven,  who died in the Christchurch Hospital last week-end,  was an old resident of Southbridge,  where he spent his boyhood and early manhood. 
For a number of years he was one of the leading players in the Southbridge football club.  On removing to Christchurch he and his brother David,  joined the
Albion Club.  Mr Gilbert Niven was one of the club's best forwards in the days when albion triumphed in the 1st grade competition.  He gained representative honours and became well-known as a footballer throughout the Dominion.  The late Mr Niven was also an enthusiastic follower of other branches of sport,
 including coursing, racing, and trotting.  The internment took place at the Ellesmere Cemetery on Monday afternoon.

Taumarunui  -  Inquest  - WALKEY  - 024
The adjourned inquest concerning the death of Henry Walkey ------

Hamilton  -  ANSELL  - 018
Maurice Ansell,  aged 21   whilst riding a bicycle,  collided with a motor car.-----------

Orepuki   -   WALLACE  - 025
An old and highly respected resident of Orepuki,  Mrs John Wallace  passed away ---  at the age of 68,  ----  maiden name Mary Jane RODERIQUE 
came to NZ  from Geelong in 1861,  her father the late Captain Roderique of Riverton,  the late Mrs Wallace leaves a husband and 8 daughters, 
the only son (Jack) was killed in the war.

Thursday 8 May 1924

Funeral  write-up  -   James LITTLE  - 028
The funeral of the late Mr James Little,  who died at St. Albans on Monday, took place at Woodend yesterday ---------

Obituary  -  LITTLE  028a
Mr James Little,  who died at St Albans on Monday, was one of the oldest and best known residents of Woodend.  He was born in Cumberland, ------
arriving at Lyttelton in the ship Zambesi  in 1863.  He set up business in Woodend as a blacksmith and implement maker ---- he was a lay preacher of the Methodist Church  --- conducted his first service at St Albans in April 1864  -----    he ministered from Irwell  to  Amberley,  from Tai-Tapu to and Broadfields  to Raithby (Loburn)  and Leithfield  -----   helped establish a school at Woodend  ----    Mrs Little predeceased him about 13 years ago. -----   lots more
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Obituary  -  Mr Alfred LUTTRELL  - 029
The death occurred last night of Mr Alfred Luttrell,  the well known  architect,   who was 59 years of age, responsible for the architecture of buildings all over Christchurch -----   -- he is survived by a widow, a son , Mr E.E. Luttrell,  well-known in cricket circles and a daughter Mrs Temple, who lives in Paris.

Auckland  -  obituary  -   Mr G.D. DRAPER - 026
Another old colonist,  Mr George Dye Draper,  died at Auckland lasy week at the age of 86.  He arrived on the ship Duke of Bronte,  accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr James Edward FITZGERALD,  who was the 1st Superintendant of Canterbury. ---- he married the widow of Major H.B.Hunter, 
and leaves a family of 2 daughters and 1 son.

Funeral write up  -  DUDLEY  - 027
The funeral today of the late Mr William Dudley killed at ruru on Monday was well attended by residents of the Otira line. ------

Friday 9 May 1924

Westport  -  BARTHOLOMEW - 031
Mr George Bartholomer, an old resident of the westport district,  died at the O'Connor Home on May 6th.  The deceased who was 83 years of age is
survived by 4 sons and 2 daughters.

Wellington  -  Sister Mary CLAIRE  - 030
The death took place on Monday of Sister Mary Claire of the Sisters of  Mercy at the age of 79 years ------- (formerly Miss GREEN)  joined the sisterhood
some 59 years ago and lived the greater part of her life in Wellington.

Wellington -  FERNANDEZ  - 032
An old resident of Wellington,  Mr Nicholas Fernandez, passed away on Sunday ---  reached New Zealand at the time of the gold rush to the West Coast,  having come out by way of Australia.  The late Mr Fernandez was Greek   hailing from the Island of Ithaca, ---------

Amberley  -   inquest  -  McKAY -  034
An inquest touching the death of Alexander McKay, shepherd, (Amberley) who was found dead at "The Deans" was held yesterday. ------ died on or about 3 May  result of shock ----   horse falling on him.

Auckland -  MALCOLM  - 033
A well-known resident, Mr James Black Malcolm,  died at his residence, Mount Eden on Monday.  He was the eldest son of Mr Duncan Malcolm, and was
born in Belfast, 69 years ago.  He was educated at Manchester,  and commenced his business career in Glasgow and Belfast  going to South Africa and
America.  He arrived in Auckland from Belfast in the ship Lady Jocelyn in 1878 joined the Katikati settlers in farming,  returned to Auckland in 1883 and began a  accountancy career   ------------ more  ----

Inquest  -   WILLIAMS  - 036
----------  James Ernest  Williams,  32 years of age,   and a sawyer by occupation. was electrocuted in the State Coal Yard  on  Wednesday   coming in contact with an electric cable  ----- Joseph Edward Williams,  (brother)   -------   inquest adjourned.  ---more ----

Saturday  10 May 1924

Wellington  -  obituary  -  Dr BIRKS  -  037
Mr Laurence Birks, NZ chief  electric engineer, when en route to the World's Power conference, arrived at Adelaide only 2 days before his brother
Mr Melville Birks, died.  ----------- achievements in the cause of medicine ------   did much important work on the miners' phthisis.

Auckland  -  FERGUSON  - 038
The death of Miss alice Ferguson which occurred this week, at the residence of her brother, Mr A.M.Ferguson,  Epsom,  -----  Miss Ferguson was the
younger daughter of the late Rev. A. Feguson, was born at Demarara,  British Guiana.  She was educated at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Switzerland and Italy, 
coming to NZ with her people about 40 years ago.

Rangiora  -  GRIMWOOD  - 039
Mr Robert G. Grimwood,  whose death occurred on Thursday at the residence of his daughter --- was one of the pioneer settlers in the Rangiora district. 
At the age of 18 he came to Canterbury in the ship Zealandia with his parents. lived at Southbrook  66 years ago  in the flourmilling business --- also in agriculture ------  his wife died over 20 years ago.     They had a family of 12 children,  4 sons and 4 daughters still living.

Hawker's death  -  HINE  - 040
Death from exposure was the verdict returned at an inquest held today --------

Monday  12 May 1924

Auckland  -  DICKESON  - 042
By the death of Mr Henry Dickeson,  cricket in Auckland loses one of its strongest --- supporters.

Rangiora -  Mr Peter KEIR  - 043
Mr Peter Keir, an old resident of Rangiora,--- at the advanced age of 83 years.  He was born in Laugerait, Perthshire, Scotland, and in 1864 came to
Lyttelton in the Mermaid.   worked on a farm in the Lincoln district ---  went to the West Coast gold digging ---   returned to Rangiora-------  His wife predeceased him about 18mths ago,  he leaves 3 sons and 1 daughter Mrs J.McKee -----

New Zealand  -   Death in Sydney  -  MALONEY  - 044
Harold James Maloney, an Anzac,  died in Sydney Hospital on April 28th from injuries received on Anzac Day.    He was a member of the 3rd Auckland
Regiment and served in France after the Gallipolli campaign concluded.   A musician of the 1st rank,  he conducted the 1st Anzac band,  which toured the
English provinces after the Armistice. ---    Maloney leaves a widow and 2 children in New Zealand.

Wellington  -  Dr J.M. MASON  -  045
---  will regret to hear the death of Dr James Malcolm Mason ------   The late Dr Mason was born at Arbroath, Scotland in 1865.  educated at Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Brussels, and Paris --  has many degrees ---  named------   practised medicine at Portsmouth  and 8 years in Northumberland ---   came to new Zealand in 1895  ----  became a Justice of the Peace  ----  while in England qualified as barrister-at-law ------------ in 1900 appointed Chief health officer for New Zealand   until 1909  ----  returned to England --- came back ----      He leaves a widow, a son, Mr Malcolm Mason,   and daughter.Mrs Duncan ----

Lyttelton  - Funeral  write up -   PORTEOUS  - 046
The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon of Mr George Porteous,  son of Mr J. Porteous,  of the Time-ball Signal Station.  The young man who was
only 19 years of age --------------

Auckland  -  REGAN  -  047
The death is announced of Mr James Regan, who was well known for the greater part of Auckland's history for his connexion with the printing business.
was one of the early apprentices to the typographical trade ---- joined staff of Daily Southern Cross   and New Zealand Herald -----------  more

Death  -  STEVENSON  - 048
The death is announced of Mrs William Stevenson,  wife of well-known bandsman and cornet player.  The deceased, who was 30 years of age,
is survived by her husband and 2 children.

Inquest  -   James Ernest  WILLIAMS  049
Inquest adjourned ,   -----   sawyer, married,  a long column,  email for copy.

Tuesday 13 May  1924

Auckland  -   Captain K. KERRUISH  - 051a
Yhe death is announced of Captain Kneen Kerruish at the age of 99 years.  He was born in the Isle of Man.  He went to sea as a youth --
 his sisters  twins  lived to 100 years,  he leaves a widow and a son.

Dunedin  -  GLENDINING  051
The death occurred at Dunedin on Sunday of Mr J.R.Glendining, elder son of the late Mr Robert Glendining, who had been connected for many years with
 the business of Ross and Glendining.

London  -   The Late Mrs Westcote LYTTELTON  - 
-- death of Emily,  widow of the late Wescote Lyttelton,  of Rakaia,  passed away on March 23rd  -----  daughter of late Mr Lewis WOOD
 born in Tasmania,    ----  most of her married life was spent at Rokeby Station,  Rakaia. ----  lots more

Wednesday 14 May  1924

Obituary   -  LORD - 053
The death occurred on Saturday last  of one of the few remaining old pioneers of Canterbury, in the person of Jabez Lord in his 88th year.  He was born
 in Halifax, Yorkshire,  along with his wife who predeceased him some 27 years ago,  they sailed for NZ in the Clontarf,  arriving early in the year 1860.  
 -----  purchased a small farm in the Courtenay district ----  lots more

Gisborne  -  inquest  -  MALCOLM  - 054
An inquest was held today concerning the death of Arthur Malcolm,  10 years of age, whose body was recovered yesterday.--------------- death was
due to drowning,  the result of the capsize of the canoe.  He stressed the necessity of boys learning to swim before going on the river.

Invercargill  - Father  Daniel  O'NEILL  - 055
Riversdale Presbytery,  10 rooms destroyed by fire. --- about 40 years of age ----    long column

Thursday  15 May 1924

Obituary  -  Mr L.W. BALKIND - 056
Mr Lazarus Wolfe Balkind,  of Woodham road, Dallington,  passed away yesterday at the age of 59 years.  The late Mr Balkind,  who  was well known
throughout New Zealand,  was born in Courland, Russia, and came to new Zealand in 1908.  Some time ago he met with an accident which impaired his
health.  He recently took a trip to England, and returned to the Dominion in February,  when his health appeared to be so greatly improved that he was
able to leave his bed for a short period.  The improvement, however, was not maintained.

Friday 16 May  1924
Dunedin  -  obituary  -   LAW  -
The death occurred today of Mr Henry Robert Law,  who was well known in insurance circles.  Mr Law was the 2nd son of the late Mr Henderson Law
and was born in Dunedin ----   after the death of his father in 1900,  he joined the firm of Henderson, Law & Co.  when his brother Mr  James  A. Law
died in  1901 he became sole member of that firm.  -------  he was a single man.

Greymouth --  DOOGAN  - 059
Mr Francis Doogan died this morning at the home of his aunt mrs J.L.Doogan, Hataitai, Wellington,    ---   Mr Doogan was the eldest son of
Mr and Mrs H. Doogan, Greymouth.  aged 25  ---  lots more

Wellington  - Obituary  -    Mr Gilbert  LAING-MEASON 060
who was 72 years of age,  died -----

Saturday  17  May 1924  
Wellington  -  CAVANAGH  -  063
-----  Patrick Cavanagh  over 70 years of age, resident of Kaiwarra, --------

Westport  -  O'CONNOR  - 064
The death occurred at Westport  ---- of Mr Jeremiah O'Connor,  an old resident.  Deceased was a native of Tralee, Ireland and was 71 years of age,  
He is survived by 3 daughters and 2 sons.

Tuesday  20 May 1924
Cust  -   McKIBBIN  - 067
One of the oldest residents of Cust,  Mrs Mary McKibbin, died at the residence of her son,  Mrs Hugh McKibbin in her 95th year.  Mrs McKibbin was
born in Tullyhakill, County Down, Ireland,  in 1830 and arrived at Lyttelton by the ship Roman Emperor in 1860,  with her husband and 2 children.  After
living in Christchurch  for 4 years the family removed to Cust ---  is survived by 5 daughters, 1 son,  42 grandchildren,  36 great grandchildren,
and 3 great, great grandchildren.------  lots more

Wanganui  -  Mr Lesley  PECK - 069
-- one of the best known musicians in new Zealand.  Mr Peck arrived here 20 years ago from England.  ----------The deceased gentleman married a
 daughter of the late Mr S.H.DREW  and leaves a young daughter.  a long column

Obituary  -  LAW  -  069a
Death occurred today of Mr Robert Law  well-known in insurance circles,  was 2nd son of late Mr Henderson Law  and born in Dunedin.   ---- after death of his father in 1900  he joined the firm of Henderson, Law  & Co.  and when his brother Mr James died in 1901  he became the sole member of that firm.  ----   staunch supporter of the St Kilda Band  ---  he was single.

Gisborne  - JESSUP  - 066
at the inquest concerning the death of James Alexander Jessup,  of Whatatutu, while on active service  was shot in the head,     ------

Wednesday 21 May 1924

Timaru  -  inquest  -  McKENZIE  - 070
at the inquest on John Mc Kenzie,  whose body was found on the Mt Nessing range ---   deceased died from natural causes  ---    he was nearly 70 years of age.

Ahaura  -  Mrs Alice WHITE  - 071
---   of Mrs Alice White,  aged 64 years  was the dau. of the late Mr J.Chapman of Fernside, Canterbury,  --- is survived by her husband and  3 daughters.

Hokitika  -  LINNEMANN  - 071
----deceased who was a well known merchant  was born in Hamburg  in 1840 and resided at Hokitika for about 60 years.  ---- survived by 2 married
daughters and 2 sons.

Thursday 22 May  1924

Mr George Charles  HAITE  074
The death on March 31st is announced of Mr George Charles Haite,  R.I.,  R.O.L.  R.B.C.  who died -- at the age of 68. 
His work as a water colour  artist  -----  lots more

Friday 23 May 1924

Obituary  -  Mr John BOAL  - 076
----  death which occurred on April 26th at the home of his sister, Mrs A.M.Porter,  Ballygowan,  County Down, Ireland. -------  Presbyterian Y.W.Bible Class of New Zealand  ------

Dannevirke  -  Mr B.L.  de MALMANCHE - 077
The death of Mr B.L. de Malmanche of Tipapakuku,  Dannevirke,  occurred very suddenly on Monday -----  who was only 58 years of age,   was of French extraction and was born at Akaroa.  Later the family went to the North Island.  He is survived by his father,  mother, hi widow and family of 7.

Obituary  -  GROSE  - 079
M r Theodore A.Grose,  who died last Thursday,  had spent 49 years in the Dominion.  he and Mrs Grose arrived by the sailing ship Wennington, ---- 
Devenport, where Mr Grose was born in 1853.  For the past 42 years Mr and Mrs Grose have resided in Christchurch ---
 he is survived by his widow,  4 sons, 4 daughters and 26 grandchildren.

Saturday  24 May 1924
Southland  -  ANDREWS  - 080
-----    foremost builders  -   Mr William Mosely Andrews,  -- the deceased was only 49 years of age, born in Milton,  -------

Loburn  -  Mr A.E.COOK - 081
Mr Arthur Ernest Cook,  who died at his residence "Arthurstone"  Loburn, -------  Mr Cook is survived by his wife,  3 daughters and 2 sons. 
The funeral took place at the Rangiora Anglician Cemetery yesterday.  --------

Obituary  - Mr W. Averill  HUMPHREYS - 082a  and 082
----  friends of Mr George Humphreys will learn of the death of his only son  --  which took place at London

Monday 26 May 1924
Wellington  -  RANSON - 087a
Mr Harry Ranson,  who died last week at the age of 59 years, after a long illness, was  well known as a builder and contractor in Wellington for many years. 
Born in Jersey,   he came  to New Zealand  with his parents as a boy.  He ultimately settled in Wellington,  He was an enthusiastic bowler, being a member
of the Newtown Club for 17 years,  and for 2 years he was its president.

Napier  -  Nurse Fanny GRACE  - 087
Nurse Fanny Grace passed away at Napier Hospital last week. The late Miss Grace received her training in the Chelsea Infirmary, London.  when she came
 to the Dominion she was a Plunket nurse for a time and later Matron of the Wairoa Hospital.

Whakatane - Obituary - Maori chief  Hurinui APANUI - 086
One of the foremost Natives in New Zealand,  Hurinui Apanui, a leading chief of the Ngatiawa tribe,  nearly 70 years of age,  died at Whakatane  Pa this morning. 
It is stated that Hurinui could trace his genealogy back further than any other Chief in the Dominion.  He was a fine type of native,  over 6 feet in height, of sturdy
build and handsome figure and bearing,  every inch a Chief.  Preparations are noe being made for a great tangi, which may last a month,  and Natives from all
over the Dominion are expected.

Tuesday 27 May 1924

Masterton  -  COLLERTON  - 090
A motor car lost a tyre  rounding a  sharp corner,  3 miles from Masterton and capsized,   its occupants were Messrs GRIFFINHENEY and W. Collerton
of Tinui,   Collerton was dead,  and Griffin was bruised,  Heney escaped injury.  Deceased was 38 years of age -----

Inquest  -  BROCKLEHURST - 089
An inquest was held at Ngahere this afternoon, ----  touching the death of Joseph  James Brocklehurst, who was found dead in Red Jack's Creek on
Sunday morning.   -----  He had accidently fallen from the bridge to the creek.

Wednesday  28 May 1924
Stafford  - obituary  -  SINNOTT  - 097
The death occurred yesterday of Mr Thomas Sinnott, of Stafford, a pioneer resident of the district. The deceased was 65 years of age and is survived by  2 daughters and 4 sons.

Obituary  -  Mrs William MILES  - 096
The many friends of Mrs William Miles,  late of Wellington,  will be saddened to learn of her sudden death,  which took place in Christchurch on Sunday
morning.  Mrs Miles who was a native of Oxford, North Canterbury,  lived in Wellington about 5 years ago ---- She is survived by her husband,
Mr William Miles, who took such an active part in the Labour movement  in the nineties  and by 3 sons -----   The funeral service was conducted by the pastor of the Spitiulist Church of which Mr Miles is president.

Thursday 29 May 1924

Wellington  -  GIBLIN  - 099
The death occurred at Wellington on Sunday of Mr Arthur Giblin,  formerly a well known resident of Nelson.  Mr Giblin who was about 60 years of
age was born at Motueka,   ------    last --- 10 years worked in the Valuation Dept at Wellington  ---  was an athlete   of some repute  - --- more.

Inquest  -  NEVIN  - 101
The adjourned inquest into the circumstances concerning the death of Mabel Josephine Rosina Nevin  aged 4 and half years of age,  who died at her home
St Albans early on Tuesday morning.  Willian Henry Nevin,  father of the child said his daughter had suffered off and on with bronchitis practically since
birth.  The Coroner returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.

Palmeston North  -  Inquest  -  CHARLESWORTH  - 098
The inquest touching the death of Harry Charlesworth, aged 38, a married man with 5 childre,  living at Tiakithuna,  who was run over by a  railway engine near Longburn on Saturday night and killed  ------  more  ----

Ashburton  -  McCLEERY - 100
Another of the old identities of the Asburton County has been removed by death in the person of Mr Hugh McCleery, of Coldstream. --- worked on the
Coldstream Station as far back as 1880.  ---    and he was employed there for practically the whole of the subsequent period.
He passed away on Friday aged 76 years ---- internment took place on Monday on the Coldstream Estate.

Friday 30 May 1924

Wellington  -  Obituary  -  Dr W.B. GOW  - 102
The death is announced of Dr William Baxter Gow.  He was born at Criess, Perthshire, Scotland,  graduated as M.B. at Edinburgh  -------  arrived Wellington in the Gothic in November 1899  --- was appointed to Sunnyside  -----    he leaves a widow,  a son and daughter,  Mr J.G.Gow who was for many years inspector of schools in Timaru  is a brother  and another brother was late Mr John G.Gow  who was a Trade Commissioner.

Saturday 31 May 1924

Death  -  John FRIEND  - 109
The many friends of John Friend will regret to learn of his sudden death at Wellington last week.  The late Mr Friend was the eldest son of Rev Percival Friend,
one of the early missionaries at Levuka, Fiji. --------- practiced as an annonator of consolidated statutes and law reports. He was the  pioneer of this work in New Zealand  and will be carried on by Mrs Friend and a barrister-at-law.

Obituary  -  Mr Frank GRIFFEN  - 110
The death occurred yesterday morning at his residence Yaldhurst road Upper Riccarton of Mr Frank Griffen, age 59 years.  Commencing life as a tailor in Dunedin, ---  went into the hotel business at Roxburgh.  From there he moved to Brighton,  Dunedin.  then to the Albion in Greymouth later became licensee of Tattersall's Hotel,  Christchurch  until retirement ----involved in horse racing   ------  lots more ----

Beverley Evans
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