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From: The Weekly News

This magazine is recorded on microfilm and can be accessed at the Auckland City Library.


, George Percival, possibly from Kawhia, died at Te Aroha, self-inflicted revolver shots. [AWN 29.04.1915]
BROWN Mr Thos. George Brown, of the firm Brown & Stewart, died Sunday at his res. Dunnottar, Home Bay, aged 48. Born at Stonehaven, Scotland, 1866, 31 yrs in NZ. Served apprenticeship with Messrs John Walker & Co, London.
Employed in NZ by Collins Bros. Was in partnership with Mr R L STEWART thus founding the firm of wholesale stationers. The deceased had been a traveller for the greater part of his life and was one of the best known and most popular men 'on the road'. The cause of death was cerebral haemorrhage. [AWN 25.03.1915]
CASEY Daisy Vincent, 21 mths, fell into a hot drain at Ohinemutu and died as a result of injuries. [AWN 29.04.1915]
CORNISH Mr J H, died last week at Auckland Hospital, aged 73, one of the oldest shipwrights in Auckland. He arrived in Auckland in the Ida Zeigler 47 years ago. [AWN 29.04.1915]
FITZGERALD William, builder's labourer, engaged in pulling down the old Grosvenor Hotel, Timaru, died when the brick wall he was standing on collapsed under him. He was the father of a large family who saw his 4th son off to Trentham the previous Saturday. [AWN 29.04.1915]
FRENCH Thursday night last, Mr Robert French, resident of Belmont Tce, Remuera, after a Short illness, aged 60. The deceased gentleman took a lifelong interest in political and temperance reform and some years ago displayed an active interest in the 'knights of labour' movement. The late Mr French was a candidate for Parliament on three occasions, standing twice for Auckland City and once for Eden. He was one of the best known temperance leaders in the Dominion. [AWN 07.01.1915]
GOODMAN H, horse-trainer, Dunedin, died of acute peritonitis. [AWN 29.04.1915]
GRANT Dr N McKay, died at his residence, Auckland, on Thursday, aged about 50, second s/o Mr Alexander Grant of Stellarton, Novia Scotia, Canada, was trained at the Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. He arrived in NZ about 1892 and commenced practice in Auckland in 1897. A member of the Auckland Club. Has been suffering from ill health for approximately the last two years. [AWN 29.04.1915]
HARFORD Mrs, an elderly widow of Napier, died suddenly in a tramcar. [AWN 29.04.1915]
HINDMARSH REEFTON SETTLERS - Two old Reefton settlers have just passed away - Mrs W S HINDMARSH aged 80; and Mrs McQUILLIAN, an early pioneer, aged 79.[AWN 07.01.1915]

Herbert J, killed on the Main South Road 3 miles from New Plymouth as a result of a fall from a 6-horse wagon he was driving. Believed to be a resident of the Nelson district. [AWN 29.04.1915]

HOPEWELL Thomas, 33, recently arrived at Hastings from Dunedin, committed suicide by cutting his throat. He has a wife & 3 chdn. [AWN 29.04.1915]
HUNTER William, an old man who had been kicked by a horse, sustaining two broken legs, died on Tuesday from blood poisoning. [AWN 29.04.1915]
JACKSON Mr David Jackson - The death has occurred at his residence, Glasgow Terrace, Auckland, of Mr David Jackson, aged 83 years. Mr Jackson arrived in Auckland when quite a young man and saw service in Maori war. He married a daughter of the late Mr James Sims who, with his family, arrived here in the Duchess of Argyle in 1842. He leaves six children. Mr R Jackson of Auckland; Mr F Jackson, resident in Sydney; Mr David Jackson, of London; Mrs W E Baxter, and the Misses M & J Jackson of Auckland. Mr Jackson was very highly respected and possessed many friends. See Obituary [WN 05.11.1914]
JOHNSON Evelyn, a student aged 16, s/o Mr Cameron Johnson, artist of Queens Bldgs, Wellesley St, Auckland, fell from a verandah of the Ferry Bldgs to the footpath last week and died almost immediately. With others, he was at Mr H A Holl's University Coaching College where they were watcvhing the troops passing. Johnson stepped on to the glass verandah which gave way. Beside the effects of the fall he was badly cut with broken glass. Drs MILLINGTON, PURCHAS & DUDLEY attended. The immediate cause of death was a dislocated neck. [WN 01.10.1914]
McDONALD Mr Hugh McDONALD, aged 80, died at Coromandel. He came to Coromandel shortly after the Waikato War. He was one of the first men to join Major Jackson's Forest Rangers and was many times under fire. When the Native Contingent was formed under the late Major DRUMMOND HAY, Mr McDonald came to Coromandel and engaged in mining pursuits. He was Manager of the Success Goldmine when the mine was worked by an English company. He leaves a widow and adult family. [WN 01.10.1914]
McQUILLIAN REEFTON SETTLERS - Two old Reefton settlers have just passed away - Mrs W S HINDMARSH aged 80; and Mrs McQUILLIAN, an early pioneer, aged 79.[AWN 07.01.1915]

Mrs Vincent, died (influenza) at Ohaupo on Wednesday, only d/o late Primate of NZ, Bishop Cowie. Her eldest brother is the Archdeacon of the Waikato, her second brother the vicar of Paeroa and the youngest is a missioner at Auckland of the Church of England Mission to Seamen. The deceased leaves a husband and four young children. [AWN 29.04.1915]

O'NEIL John, single, found with his throat cut, Royal Hotel, Coromandel. Believed to have been recently depressed. [AWN 29.04.1915]
OLDCORN Thomas, a middle-aged carter, died as a result of injuries accidentally received at the Dominion Cement Co., Wairua Falls. [AWN 29.04.1915]
PATON Frederick, 'a young married man' was killed at Talisman Mine, Karangahake, by falling down a shaft while working with Ernest JOYCE. [AWN 29.04.1915]
PETTIGREW A J - at Kimbolton last Monday, a very old settler & contractor, killed by a fall of gravel. [AWN 29.04.1915]
PIRIE PIRIE, Lieut-Col, James, V.D.
Friday morning at his residence, Sarnia Lodge, Parnell, aged 80. Formerly 
Major & Adjutant, 1st Regt, Royal Guernsey Militia. Arrived in NZ 1879 & was actively connected with volunteer & Defence matters, was instructor in musketry & inspector of ammunition. 

Married eldest d/o late Mr John CAREY, Lord of the Manor of Sainte Helene, Guernsey who, with 2 sons & 2 daus. Survive him. Sons, Mr Carey J Pirie, is in China and Mr Cecil W Pirie is with the Union Steam Ship Co. Daughters Mrs COOK resides in Sydney and Mrs E Phillips TURNER, in Wellington. 

Funeral took place at St Marks Churchyard, Sunday. Conducted by Canon MacMURRAY & Rev W E GILLAM. The choir of St Matthew's under Mr PHILLPOT sang the hymn "Just as I Am" set to music composed by the late officer. Among the many wreaths was one from the Garrison Officer's Club, Carlton Bowling Club, Dr MACKELLAR, Misses F A & E KISSLING

Among those at the funeral were members of the Carlton & Auckland Bowling Clubs, Col Arthur MORROW, Major HARRIS, representing the Garrison Officers' Club, Dr E D MacKellar, Rev J King DAVIS, Messrs A Wight-Thompson, W O Garland, Harrop, Cracknell, Walker, Thornes, Leslie Hunt & others. [AWN 25.03.1915]

WILLIAMS John Tudor, aged 50, married, storeman, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor at St Albans, Christchurch. He had been suffering from nervous depression. [AWN 29.04.1915]
Every care possible has been taken with these records but, as usual, remember to check original sources of **everything** for yourself.

Transcribed: January, 2001 by Jackie Walles, New Zealand


March, 2001