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Sat Feb17 1894.

Mr Duncan MUNDALL has had three deaths in his family in 17 days. Another infant daughter was interred yesterday in the Kaikora Cemetery. Infants name Lob.
WM Sat Mar3 1894.

Yesterday morning about 8.30 there passed away one of Hawkes Bay's oldest residents inst he person of John. STEVEN, who died at the = residence of his son-in-law, Mr Charles CLARK The deceased gentleman the province from Australia in the year 1 8~5, which makes him a = resident of 39 years standing. He leaves the following descendants, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 25 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Funeral report W M Tues July 24 1894.

A man named TRACEY, late surface man for the Hawkes Bay County Council on the Te Aute Road, was found dead in his bed this morning. His Christian name was William and he died at Te Aute Bush.
WMSatAug4 1894.

GRAY. At Kaikora 31st May 1895. Ebenezer GRAY. Aged 46 years. Deeply regretted. The funeral will leave his late residence for the new = Cemetery, Kaikora North, at 2 pm, Sunday 2nd June.
CUNNINGHAM At Kaikora on September 25th. Flora, beloved wife of James Cunningham and mother of Mrs C H SHEPHERD Battery Road, Napier. Aged 49 years. W M Thurs Sept26 1895.
MUDGWAY. A lad from Kaikora, Walter Mudgway, aged 9 years. Died in the County Hospital, Waipukurau on Boxing day, December26 1895.

PECKETT. At Te Aute on 3rd January. Allen William, son of Robert and Clara Peckett. Aged 4 years 3 months. WMSatJan41896.

Elsie HICKS aged 8 years. 19 Feb 1896. and Ann Harriet MacKERSEY aged 73 years. 15 Feb 1896. WM Thurs Jar, 16 1896.

Death of Mr R BROCK yesterday, a resident of Kaikora for many years, his quiet respectable demeanour earned for him the respect and esteem of all. WM Thur Feb20 1896.

An infant child of Mr and Mrs E WALTER W M Thur Feb 20 1896.

BUCKMAN. At Kaikora on the 6th of March, Edward Charles Buckman. Aged 59 years.

The case of Mr Buckman, whose death is my sad duty to chronicle, is a pathetic one. He was struck withlock-jaw arising through cutting a corn until it bled and this caused his death. He was only laid up since Saturday last. His sudden end has cast quite a gloom over the township. The deepest sympathy is felt for Mrs Buckman in her great bereavement. The body will be interred in the new Cemetery tomorrow afternoon. W M Sat Mar 7 1896.

A very large number of friends followed the remains of the late Mr Buckman to their last resting place inthe Kaikora new Cemetery on Sunday last. The body was taken to the church of St James where the Rev A. GARDENER conducted the first part of the service for the burial of the dead. The Reverend gentleman gave a most earnest address and exhorted his hearers to be ready for the last call. After the service a procession was formed in which a large number of the children belonging to the "band of hope" took part and followed the coffin to the Cemetery where the last rites were performed by the Rev Mr Gardener. W M Tues Mar 101896
Harwood. At Kaikora on the 3rd February. William Arnold, second son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Harwood. Aged 2 years 8 months. WM Sat Feb 7 1880.

Dinwiddie. At Kaikora on 12th March. John, eldest son of John Dinwiddie. Aged 11 years. WMWed Mar 17 1880.

Dinwiddie. At the County Hospital, Waipukurau on the 5th June. Charles Dinwiddie. Aged 47 years. WMWedJune9 l88O.

McGreevy. At Waipawa on 2nd July. Patrick McGreevy. Aged 43 years. The funeral will leave his brother's residence, Mount Erin, for the Kaikora Cemetery at 2 pm on Sunday. Brethren of the H A C B S are invited to attend. WM Sat July 3 1880.

The funeral of Mr P McGreevy, an old H B settler, took place at Waipawa on Sunday. The body was followed to the grave by a large number of members of the Waipawa branch of the Hibernian Society besides numerous friends.
W M Tues July 6 1880.

Johnson. At Kaikora on the 16th inst. James Johnson. Aged 72 years. A labourer, John Johnson, died suddenly at Kaikora yesterday afternoon. He was formerly engaged as steward on the Sydney boats and had been in the Australian colonies over 40 years.
WMWed Aug 181880.

McLean. At Waipwa on the 13th inst. Neil McLean of Kaikora,
killed by a fall from his horse.

A sad accident which terminated fatally occurred on Saturday evening last to Mr Neil McLean, an old and respected settler of Kaikora. He fell from his horse and died next morning.
WM Wed Nov 171880.

Adair. At Kaikora on April 12. Annette May, beloved daughter of Walter and Annie Adair. Aged 6 months.
WMWed Apr 131881.

Ingleton. At Kaikora Monday July 24th. The beloved wife of Mr John Ingleton. Deeply regretted. The funeral will leave for Napier by the first train on Thursday.
WM Wed July 26 1882.
Croxton. At Waipawa on the 5th inst. Richard Henry, the beloved eldest son of Richard and Elizabeth Croxton of Kaikora. Aged 8 years 6 months. The funeral will leave his grandfathers residence at 11 o clock this day.
WMFriJune8 1883.

Goose. John Edward Goose of Kaikora. Died May 15 1883. Aged 29 years. Goose. Christina Goose. Died 24th May 1884. Aged 21 years.
Headstone Waipawa C of E Cemetery.

Persons having claims against the estate of the late J E Goose are requested to render accounts without delay to Mr D Guy, solicitor of Waipawa. Dated this day 6th July 1883. W A Goose, J A Burton
Trustees.W Urues July 101863.

Inquest at Kaikora last Saturday. George Mess (Moss?). Depositions from S E Thompson, S Oathan -found body in Kaikora Creek, Mr D Mundell - deceased~s employer.
WMTuas Sep14 1883

A case of very sudden death occurred at Kaikora on Tuesday morning last. A man named Anthony Hussey, who had been suffering from heart disease for which he had been under treatment in Napier Hospital, dropped dead without warning upon the verandah of the Railway Hotel, Kaikora. Deceased, who was also known by the name Davis, walked all the way up from Napier during the preceding two days and was intending to resume work in a day or two. An inquest was held yesterday at the Railway Hotel before Dr Todd - Coroner.


Mr Andrew CLARK'S daughter, who died at Patangata on Saturday was buried in the Kaikora North Cemetery on Tuesday. The coffin was carried by six young girls followed by a large concourse of people.
W M Thurs Sept 27 1888.

WESTMORELAND. At Tamumu on the 9th October. Accidentally drowned in the Maungameheki. Ernest HOLLY, son of Joseph and Julia Ann WESTMORELAND Aged 5 years. Buried in the old cemetery (Waipawa?)WM Tues Oct 16 1888.

All claims against the late R McLEAN, deceased, are to be sent in to the undersigned and all monies owing to him are to be paid on or before 31st October. Signed K McKENZIE, Kaikora, J McKENZIE Porongahau.
WM Tues Oct 16 1888.

Venn. At Kaikora on the 19th inst. Ada Amelia, beloved daughter of W J M VENN Aged 14 years.
WM Sat Oct 20 1888.

Lozell. At Waipawa on 28th January, of scarlet fever, Annie Bryan, infant daughter of John and Mary LOZELL.
Aged 16 months.WM Thurs Jan 31 1889.

A sudden death at Kaikora was reported to the Coroner, who decided no inquest necessary. A family named Keine came to reside in Kaikora some three months ago. On Wednesday afternoon Mrs KEINE, a woman of mature years, was confined of her first child, being attended by two midwives. On Thursday at midnight the baby, who had shown great weakness from birth, was taken ill. At 2 am it quietened down on, it's mothers arm and she fell asleep, the nurse sleeping by her side. Waking at 6 o clock she found the. baby was in the same position, but dead. (perhaps the baby was George Keine ,whose name appears on the board at Otane Cemetery)WM
Sat Feb 9 1889.

McKENZIE At the Waipukurau Hospital on the 16th inst. Roderick, third son of the late Alex McKenzie, Feilding. Aged 45 years. (this could
be a brother of Kenneth McKenzie, butcher of Kaikora, who left here to settle with his family at his property at Apiti, near Feilding. A Murdoch Mckenzie re-opened Mr OLLEY's butcher shop in July 30 1879 in Waipawa. May 29 1880 Mr Mckenzie took over the Te Aute Hotel from Mr H WILLIAMS. Perhaps Kenneth, MURDOCH & Roderick were the three sons of Alex McKenzie, Feilding).
WM Tues June 17 1890.

HOWARD On 3rd April at her residence "Hollycombe Farm", Kaikora. Anna, the beloved wife of Thomas Howard. Aged 54 years. Buried at St Peters
Cemetery, Waipawa.WM Sat Apr 4 1891

Inquest at "Milbourne Station" today. William McLEOD deceased on Thursday night. Thrown from a horse (7) on his way home from Kaikora.WMSat July 11 1891.

Ben B JOHNSON has received instructions from J F JARDINE, Public Trustee, in the estate of the lat Alex(ander?) SUTHERLAND to sell, at auction etc.WM Thur Nov 12 1891.

Firth. At Kaikora on December 17. Elizabeth FIRTH, widow of the late S B Firth. Aged 60 years.
Funeral will leave Kaikora at 1.55 pm tomorrow.

Many old residents will regret to hear of the sudden death of Mrs Elizabeth FIRTH, lately of Te Aute. S~ had lately been residing in Kaikora in order to be near her relations, Mrs J C TAYLOR & Mrs R CROXTON understand the illness was bronchitis which terminated fatally this morning at 7 o clock.
WM Thurs Dec 17 1891.

Mrs Elizabeth FIRTH was sister-in-lawof Abraham and wife of Samual Baines FIRTH no issue- had mill and store at Te Aute. Abraham TAYLOR born in North...am near Halifax, Yorkshire, on of John and susann(nee Spencer) married Pauline CROWTHER and had 4
daughters, Pauline (Mrs Chas LEACH Lucy (Mrs J. TAYLOR (Mrs Richard CROXTON and 7 )Mrs HOWARD Westport), not listed in birth order. Apart fromCroxton all daughters came to N Z with their Father on the ship "Douglas". Pauline TAYLOR married CharlesJ Leach 2 Aug 1876 at Te Aute and had 4 children
born at Te Aute 1877 1892 and 4 other children born?



WOOD(s). At Kaikora on the 5th January Mr John Wood(s). from monthly reprinting of B D M)
H B Herald Tues Mar 13 1877.

PETHERICK. At Kaikora on March 27th. Richard, infant son of George Petherick. Aged 1 year 8 months.
H B Herald Fri Mar 1877

MOULDER. At Milbourne Valley, Kaikoraon the 29th March. Mary Jane, infant daughter of James and Elizabeth Moulder, aged 3 months.H B Herald Tues Apr 3 1877

PALMER. At the Te Aute Hotel on the 18th April. Louisa, eldest daughter of Charles and Mary Ann Palmer. Aged 7 years 10 months. The funeral will leave the Napier railway station on Friday on the arrival of the first train. HB Herald Thurs Apr 19 1877.

ALLANACH. At the residence of Mr Geo DAVEY, Napier on 28th February. John Allanach Snr, aged 60 years. (Mr Allenach was proprietor of the Te Aute Hotel. A Miss Allanach and a Jessie Allanach ( same?) are reported in later happenings in Kaikora. Jessie Allanach was the daughter of Eileen Taylor Anderson, who died in Kaikora in March 1885 aged 65 years. Could be that E T Anderson was formerly the wife of John Allanach Snr (above).
H B Herald Sat Mar2 1878.

INGLETON. At Kaikora on March 9th. Curtis, infant son of Mr John Ingleton. Aged 10 months

McLEAN. At Tukituki on 9th March. Isabel Jean Bernard, infant daughter of Allan and Hannah McLean. Aged 10 months. both from H B Herald Mon Mar 111878.

CAMPBELL. At Hampton on August 18th. Maggie, infant daughter of Neil Campbell. Aged 1 year 9 months.
H B Herald Aug 22 1878.
CAMPBELL On September 21st at Kaikora. Mr Neil Campbell.
H B Herald Mon Sept 23 1878.
We regret to have to record the death of Mrs Horace FORD who expired last evening after a protracted illness.

FORD. At Napier on October 6. Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Mr Horace Ford. Aged 37 years.
H B Herald Mon Oct 7 1878.
CAMPBELL. Mr Neil Campbell died at his residence, Kaikora, on Saturday last from the Isle of Skyehad beenin the Hawkes Bay area for a period of 21 years. On arrival he was appointed overseer and paymaster of roads for some time. Resigning this position he was appointed Inspector of Police. He resigned and erected a Hotel at Kaikora and then engaged in sheep farming. Aged 42 years. Leaves a wife and one child.
WM Wed Sept 25 1878.

regret to state that Mr Donald KENNEDY met death by a fall from his horse yesterday afternoon at Kaikora. Dr TODD was sent for, but the injuries were of such a nature that medical aid was of no avail. - The base of the brain was fractured and blood exuding from one ear. He died within minutes after the Doctors arrival. The deceased was close upon 60 years of age and was overseer on the Honourable H R RUSSELL's property at Te Aute. WMWedAug 27 1879.
TAYLOR. At Takapau 22nd inst. The wife
of Thomas Taylor. Funeral will leave the Waipawa Station at 4 pm
this day for the new cemetery at Hadley. (Elizabeth Taylor) ~
W M Wed Sept 24 1879

TOD. At Kaikora on the 27th inst after a short and painful illness. Mary BARCLAY, aged 12 1/2 years. Eldest daughter of Robert and Eleanor Tod

An inquest was held at the Railway Hotel, Kaikora yesterday before Dr Todd, coroner and a jury. Touching the death of Frederick JONES, a carrier. WMTues Feb 12 1884.

SABIN. On 22nd April at Kaikora. Fanny, second daughter of Mr T Sabin, formerly of Oxford, England. Aged 27 years.W M Fri April 25 1884

BERRY. On May 22nd while crossing the Tukituki river at Patanagata. George Berry of Kaikora, and late of Chelmsford, Essex, Aged 46 years. Inquest held last Saturday at Patanagata. Witnesses
Patrick H HICKEY, employer Qf deceased and William STACEY- half brother of P H HICKEY. Depositions from each of the above.W M Tues May27 1884

GOOSE. At Mercury Bay on May 24th. Christina, wife of the late John Edward Goose of Kaikora. The funeral will leave the residence of Mrs N CCMPBELL at 1 pm tomorrow (Sunday). Interred at Church of England Cemetery , Waipawa.Daily
Telegraph. Sat May 31 1884

inquest at Kaikora . Thomas HENRY, found dying at TIFFEN's clearing (near Patanagata ?) and died at Kaikora, while being taken to hospital. (Fondly known as Garryowen)
WM Tues Oct 14 1884.

Fatal accident at Thames. Late Bro ADAIR, member of Abbotsford Lodge. (is this the Walter Adair, once publican at Kaikora Hotel?)
WM Tues Dec 16.1884

MUNDELL. On 5th January at Kaikora. Walter, youngest son of Duncan Mundell. Aged 1 year 7 months.
WM Tues Jan 61885.

Report of sad death of Walter ADAIR (see Dec 16 1884) at Thames. He had gone North looking for work -fell down the shaft of the Price Imperial Mine - unfamiliar with workings of shaft gate - he had been a member of Waipawa Oddfellows - a brother lodge in Thames attended to his burial in the Shortland St
Cemetery, Thames. WMTuesJan6l884
ROBB. At Rotorua 18th February 1885. Alexander Robb of Waipawa. Aged 48 years.
WMTuesFeb24l885.

Mr ROBB's sudden death at Ohinemutu. He had come to Waipawa 22 years ago and worked in the blacksmiths business
with Mr STEELE (now CORSKIE & ROBB). Then to Taradale to work with Mr MUIR.13 years ago returned to Waipawa and joined Mr Corskie WMSat Feb 21 1885.

A ROBB's funeral reported P2 C7. Bro F MINTO a pallbearer.
W M Thura Feb26 1885.

PETHERICK. At Kaikora on March 17th. Frances Henry Stapley, infant sonof George and Charlot

PETHERICK. Aged 2 months and 23 days.
Daily Telegraph. Fri Mar 201885.

ANDERSON. On March 27th 1885 at her residence atKaikora. Ellen TAYLOR, the wife of William Anderson of
Kaikora. Aged 65 years. The funeral will leave Kaikora at 12 o clock for the WaipawaCemetery
Daily Telegraph Sat Mar28 1885WM

A sad death took place at Otaki on Saturday last. A man namedAlex CHRISTEANSEN, son in law of MrsBROCK of Kaikora, was riding a horse and was thrown and killed. His wife is left 5 small children
W M Thurs July29 1888WM

PETTIT. At Kaikora, Leonard Arthur Pettit. Aged 2.1/2 years. A large number of persons, some forty adults and twice as many children assembled to express their sympathy with Mr Pettit and to follow the remains' of his little son to
the cemetery. The Rev Eccles officiated and as all the places of business were close,the township wore contd ... quite a mournful appearance. There would have been a much larger on assemblence had the time of the funeral been properly announced. (Editor of Waipawa Mail apologises so it would seem that the death might have occurred before the paper went to press
on Thursday)
WM Aug 14 1886

The funeral of the late Mrs E HOLLAND was largely attended yesterday afternoon.
The ceremony was conducted by the Rev W S Bowie of Waipawa, who delivered
a most touching address. After singing a few verses of the Hymn "safe in
the arms of Jesus" he appealed to all present to offer their prayers on
behalf of the bereaved husband and father now left with seven little children.
A sad occasion this has been, the mother leaving a little infant. Everyone
here felt the sudden affliction very much.
WM Tues June 51900.

A sad ending to poor old Allan
McNAUGHTON who was found drowned near the first Taradale bridge in
Napieron Thursday evening last. He left here in the morning to attend the races
having first procured an extra ticket for his wife to go to Napier next
day and bring him home. How lamentable the meeting.
WMSat June 30 1900.
Yesterday the mortal remains of Allan McNaughton were conveyed to the new cemetery. Rev H W Johnston officiated.
WM Tues July 31900.

On Sunday a very old identity "Old Jack SHEEHAN" as he was familiarly called here "passed in his checks" somewhat suddenly.
He had visited the township on Saturday last, collected his old age pension and visited one or two places, then went home to his whare. He had been complaining of not being very well for the past few days. He was an old imperial Soldier and drew the Imperial pension. He had live hereover 35 years and was living alone in a whare on Mr J BRITTEN's farm. He prided himself on being the same age as Her Majesty the Queen and therefore was 81 years old. At the Railway Hotel, Kaikora an inquest was held on death of above. Coroner Mr S Johnson. Jury Messrs W Hite (foreman) C McPherson,
G Clark, F Minto, M McRae, W Crawford. Evidence from William Irwin, stableman at Railway Hotel. Ernest Britten, Butcher, Charles Wells butcher employed by E Britten, James Lewis Reed, medical practitioner. Verdict J Sheehan died of Apoplexy.

The body of a young lad, Willie Stuart AULD passed through here yesterday for the new Cemetery, followed by a good number of friends from Elsthorpe, including most of the Brethren of this place, by whom the last sad rites were conducted.
A service was conducted again last evening at the Gospel Hall in memory of the dead, at which Mr Auld, the lads father was present. Inquest held at Elsthorpe. Willie, aged 11 years, son of James Alexander Auld, school teacher of Elsthorpe. James Lex Auld, brother odd Willie, aged 6. Verdict accidental drowning.
WM Tues Oct 91900

Pahiatua News. George MORRISON, deceased. He leaves a wife and three children. Deceased was a relative, by marriage, to Mr
H HOBEN of Waipawa, Mr J MOULDER of Kaikora and Mr WIIG of the Spit, Napier.
W M Sat Nov 17 1900.

John GOLLAN Tamumu, deceased.
WM Tues Mar 12 1901.

The friends of Mr and Mrs Richard MUDGWAY are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of their second son, George, which will leave their residence, Homewood, for the Kaikora Cemetery on Thursday 9th May 2.30 pm. WMTuesMay7 1901.

Letter to Editor - from Mr and Mrs Richard MUDGWAY- thanking people who attended their son's funeral.
WMSatMayll 1901.

MAULDER At Kaikora on the 14th June. Elizabeth Maulder. Aged 62 years. Liddle and Steven, Undertaker.
WM Sat June 151901.

Many old residents will regret to hear of the death of Mr William McCULLOCH of Homewood. Aged 72 years. Buried at Hadley.
WM Sat Sept 141901.

Waipawa, funeral of Mr MOGRIDGE. .WM Sat Dec7 1901.
Another old settler has passed away. Mrs MILL, who had been a great sufferer for many years, was taken t6 private nursing establishment in Napier. She was there only three days and died while sleeping. She was buried in Napier. WM Tues June 9 1903.

Mrs KELLY, an old Waipawa resident died in the Napier Refuge last week. MtuesAug ll 1903

In the administration of the estate of the late John Galloway MUSSEN of Elsthorpe, Farmer, died intestate.
WMSat Aug 15 1903.

An old resident of Kaikora, Phillip BISSON, who has recently carried on his business of boot maker at Woodville, passed away on Saturday. He was ill but a little over a week. The body was bought down by train on Saturday afternoon and will be buried this afternoon in the New Cemetery. The Rev G K Stowell being the officiating minister. WMTues Aug 15 1903.

McLEAN At Kaikora on December 20th. Mrs Rachael McLean. Aged 88 years. Funeral Wednesday at Kaikora Old Cemetery.

Mrs Rachael McLEAN, of Kaikora, died very suddenly on Sunday at Kaikora. She lived with her son-in-law, Mr D MUNDELL Junior. She had been ailing for some time. Dr ROSS attended her a fortnight ago and was able to give a certificate of the cause of death.in
WMTuesDec22 19O3.

Mr Charles BENBOW, an old Ormondville settler, joined the great majority on Tuesday night.
WMSetMayl4 l9O4.

Mr W.POWELL, deceased, Inquest at Kaikora. Emma POWELL, wife of deceased, Howard Powell, son of deceased. The deceased was an old age pensioner since last March. WMTuesJuIy5 1904.

The mortal remains of the late William POWELL were interred in the New Cemetery yesterday afternoon, in the presence of a large gathering of friends. The funeral was conducted by Messrs HARRISON & CURRAN, Evangelists. Deceased was well respected and of a retiring nature and most conscientious ini all his dealings. I had known him ever since he arrived at Te Aute thirty years ago. A most solid and industrious neighbour, true and trusted WMThursJuIy 7 1904.

CARLILE. At her residence, Kaikora on July 8 1904. Janet Carlile. Aged 76 years. An old and highly esteemed resident of Kaikora, Mrs Carlile, passed away on Friday morning in her 77th year. She came to reside here on the death of her daughter, the widow of the late Robert (MOFFOT?), MOFFITT, who was well known throughout Hawkes Bay. The orphans immediately became the care of this noble lady who, with her invalid daughter, mothered a second family and right well she has performed her duties. They revere her as sacred to themselves now and I feel assumed always will. She was a true representative of the old Scottish school and as such was overflowing with faith ... a widow herself, she has left to mourn their loss, three sons Thomas, Duncan and David and one daughter Annie MILNE, children of her first husband. Rev Mr STOWELL officiated at the New Cemetery.
WMSatJuIy9 1904

Inquest. Mr Sydney WHITE. Depositions from parents, also from Sarah TRACEY, employed by Mr W WHITE. WM Sat Sept 3 1904.

CLARK At Kaikora on 24th? September. Annie, third daughter of Charles and Grace Clark. Aged 28 years. WM Sat Sept24 1904.

HALL at Kaikora on 24th? September. Ann, beloved wife of Richard Hall. Aged 75years.

Report on Ann HALL's funeral, her age given as in her 75th year. The sexton, Mr CRAWFORD 7 (CRAYFORD), suffered a dizzy spell and was unable to dig (fill in the grave?) - escorted home and doctor called. W M Sat Seot 24 1904

Many in the district will regret to hear of the death of Sir Norman CAMPBELL the well known rabbit inspector, which sad event took place on Christmas Day. Lady Campbell and her daughters will have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement.WM Sat Dec28 1901.

Many in the district will regret to here of the death of Mr John ROBERTS, who for some time was connected with the Railway Hotel, Kaikora. Deceased died in Palmerston last week after an illness of a few days. He had previously lived for many years at Lyttleton, where he was well known. He leaves a wife and seven children, one of whom is acting Lieutenant Roberts of the Eighths Imperial Contingent.
WMTuesJan7 1902.

WATTS. At Richmond Park, Waipawa on 23rd January. Florence May, beloved wife of W F Watts and youngest daughter of R Cochrane. Aged 19 years.W M Sat Jan 25 1902.

CROXTON. At Waipukurau Hospital on 13th March. Elizabeth Croxton, wife of Richard. Aged 53 years. Kaikora North new Cemetery, Sunday. Rev Swinburn conducted funeral. W M Sat Mar15 and Tues March 181902.

ARROW. At Waipawa on the 27th May. Henry Arrow. Aged 82 years. The funeral will leave Mrs Croxton's residence at 2.30 pm on Thursday for Waipawa Cemetery. (this is included because of the name Croxton)W M Tuea May27 1902.

There passed away during Saturday, Edward DARK, a kindly old man, who had seen better days. He landed in N Z in 1853. He and his "late brother" as he used to call him, took up 2000 acres of hill tops in the McKenzie country. They were fairly successful for years until Sir George Grey, as Governor, sold all crown lands at £2 per acre. Then his troubles commenced, what with the cost of new fencing packed up to the tops and the loss of sheep in winter by snow storms, they came down. A few years after, his brother died and Edward Dark pursued his course alone. Some eighteen months ago he purchased, with the few ponds he had left, a small section in Kaikora and built a small hut there hoping to end his days. Two weeks ago he told me that his old enemies, asthma and rheumatism were troubling him and he did not expect to last much longer. The Rev G K Stowell performed the last rites in the Kaikora Cemetery.

Another old settler is to be interred in the Kaikora Cemetery, the late Charles Noah HARDY, father of Mrs William MAULDER of Milbourne Valley.WM TuesSept 16 1902.

The funeral of the late Samuel LOZELL, aged 83 years, took place yesterday. Rev G K STOWELL officiated. The deceased had been ailing for
a few weeks but passed quickly. He had been living with his daughter,

Mrs McKAIN at St Lawrence the past few years. He arrived in H B 50 years ago and in Kaikora in 1865. He was local schoolmaster for many years and was first clerk appointed to the local boards. Being of a quiet and unassuming disposition he was greatly respected. He leaves one son and three daughters.
WMTues Mar17 1903.

I have to chronicle another death. Last evening in his 71st year, after a brief illness, died Alexander B STEVEN who had been here from about 1861. For many years he was the village blacksmith and carpenter in turns. He held the position of pound keeper for years, but had been unable to do any manual labour for a long period. For the last 18 months he had been a member of the Town Board and was also a steward of the Methodist Church congregation. He leaves a wife and two sons.
W M Thurs Mar28 1903.

The mortal remains of the late Alexander B STEVEN were laid to rest in the new Cemetery yesterday. A large number followed the cortege to the grave side, when the concluding portion having been sung and read at the residence of the deceased before departure. A solemn and appropriate address was delivered by the Rev W S Bowie, a hymn "Forever with the Lord" was sung and prayers of exhortation concluded the burial service.W M Sat Mar28 1903.

It is reported that the late James LAWRENCE's fortune has been left to Miss BROWN, of Napier and Miss F SELEY of Kaikora. WMSatMay2 1903

The news of the death of Mrs G McKAY, which took place on Thursday evening was received with much regret. Deceased, who was the youngest daughter of Mr James COLLINS, had been delicate for years and although the result of her visit to Rotorua seemed to greatly benefit her, the improvement was not sustained. Much sympathy is felt for her husband and four young children ... funeral yesterday afternoon.WM Sat Apr 13 1907.

IRWIN. At Wellington on 9th June. William Richard, eldest son of William and Elizabeth Irwin. Aged 24 years. The funeral will St James Church, Kaikora, at 2 pm tomorrow for the New Cemetery.WMTuesJune ll 1907.

The funeral of the late Constable W R IRWIN took place at Kaikora North yesterday afternoon ... among the many wreaths was one from his comrades of the Wellington Police, with whom the deceased was much respected.WMThurJune 131907

Mr and Mrs W IRWIN, of Omakere, desire to thank the people for the kindness in their sad bereavement.WM Sat June15 1907.

CORSKIE. At Waipawa on June 21st. Alexander Corskie. Aged 63 years.WM Sat June 221907.

A fatal accident occurred at Kaikora yesterday. The victim being Denis B STEVEN, a lad of 17 years of age.W M Thur Nov28 1907.

At the inquest on Denis STEVEN, who was shot at Kaikora. A verdict of accidental death was returned. Mr and Mrs A Steven

return their sincere thanks to all sympathisers in their recent sad bereavement.WM Sat Nov30 1907

Mrs BUCHANAN , wife of Mr J S Buchanan, the former owner of 'Elsthorpe', died aged 65 years. The funeral took place at Kaikora on Monday afternoon.WM Thurs Dec 121907.

DUNN. At Kakora North on 31st December. Leonard Steven Dunn. Aged 14 months. WMThurs Jan2 1908.

MILDON Irene Vivian, infant daughter of Henry and Netta Mildon. Aged 5 months. WMTues Jan 14 1908.

Thomas ROSE. death at Wellington. Post & telegraph Dept. WM Sat Jan 18 1908.

MUNDELL AtWaipawa on 20th January. Duncan Wilson Mundell. Aged 16 months. WMTues Jan 21 1908.

Mr James MAULDER, who has resided in Kaikora North for the last 45 years, died on Saturday. Aged 79 years. The funeral ,which took place last Tuesday, was attended by a large number of settlers and many Oddfellows, of which order the deceased was an old member. The funeral was read by P.P.G.M. Bro JULL WMThurs Jan 21 1908.

A child of Mr Arthur DILLON, aged 2 years was drowned at Omakere today. WMTues April 7 1908.

LIMBRICK. At Napier on 16th July. Euphemia Limbrick, wife of W T Limbrick. Aged 63 years.WMThurs July 161908.

McQUILKEN (an?). At Kaikora on 28th August. Archibald McQuilken. Aged 67 years. WM Aug29 1908.

SMALL. At Fernside on Tuesday 27th October. William Henry Small, beloved husband of Margaret in his 74th year. Obituary P2 C7(the date of W H Small's death my not be correct - trouble deciphering my notes)WM Tues Oct 27 1908

MILNE. At Kaikora on 11th November. Annie Bayliss MILNE aged 50 years..

At Waipukurau on the 12th inst. Mr Joseph HARRIS, late of Patangata. H B Herald Dec 2 1867.

On Saturday the 28th ult. a boy of five years of age, the son of Mr William AUSTEN, was drowned in the Kaikora creek, near which his parents reside. The boy had been playing on the margin of the creek, which was much swollen at the time, the effects of previous rains, and is supposed to have missed his footing and at once being swept away. The body had not been recovered at the time of our informant leaving.HBHerald Aug11 1860.

At Te Aute on 22nd inst. Thomas, second son of Mr W ELLINGHAM Aged 2 years 11 months. Sept 29 1860.

Died at Wharepouga on 1st (?) July. Jane, wife of Mr W HAWKER. Aged 40 years.

H B Herald July 22 1862 All parties having claims against the late Mr William JOHNSON, settler, residing at Te Kapanga, Province of Hawkes Bay, are requested to lodge same with the undersigned without delay.R TOD, Executor, Te Kapanga. 20 August 1862.H B Herald Aug23 1862.

Death. LOZELL. At Napier on the 23rd July, the infant son of Mr S Lozell. Aged 17 months. H B Times July29 1867.

Oddfellows Hall, Waipawa. Friday 9th (because of the floods the date was changed to the 16th) Under distinguished Patronage a grand dramatic performance was tendered to the widow of the late Mr John WOOD of Kaikora.

HB Herald Jan 24 1877 Mr Andrew CLARK's daughter, who died at Patangata on Saturday was buried in the Kaikora NorthCemetery on Tuesday. The coffin was carried by six young girls followed by a large concourse of people. W M Thurs Sept27 1888.

WESTMORELAND. At Tamumu on the 9th October. Accidentally drowned in the Maungameheki. Ernest

HOLLY, son of Joseph and Julia Ann Westmoreland. Aged 5 years. Buried in the old cemetery (Waipawa?) WM Tues Oct16 1888.

All claims against the late R McLEAN, deceased, are to be sent in to the undersigned and all monies owing to him are to be paid on or before 31st October. Signed K McKENZIE, Kaikora, J McKENZIE, Poroungahau.(PORANGAHAU Ed's comment) MTues Oct 16 1888.

VENN At Kaikora on the 19th inst. Ada Amelia, beloved daughter of W J M Venn. Aged 14 years. WM Sat Oct 20 1888.

LOZELL. At Waipawa on 28th January, of scarlet fever, Annie Bryan, infant daughter of John and Mary Lozell. Aged 16 months. WMThursJan3l 1889.

A sudden death at Kaikora was reported to the Coroner, who decided no inquest necessary. A family named KEINE came to reside in Kaikora some three months ago. On Wednesday afternoon Mrs Keine, a woman of mature years, was confined of her first child, being attended by two midwives. On Thursday at midnight the baby, who had shown great weakness from birth, was taken ill. At 2 am it quietened down on it's mothers arm and she fell asleep, the nurse sleeping by her side. Waking at 6 o clock she found the baby was in the same position, but dead. (perhaps the baby was George Keine ,whose name appears on the board at Otane Cemetery) WM Sat Feb 9 1889.

McKENZIE. At the Waipukurau Hospital on the 16th inst. Roderick, third son of the late Alex McKenzie, Feilding. Aged 45 years. (this could be a brother of Kenneth McKenzie, butcher of Kaikora, who left here to settle with his family at his property at Apiti, near Feilding. A Murdoch McKenzie re-opened
Mr OLLEY's butcher shop in July 30 1879 in Waipawa. May 29 1880 Mr McKenzie took over the Te Aute Hotel from Mr H WILLIAMS. Perhaps Kenneth, Murdoch & Roderick were the three sons of Alex Mckenzie, Feilding).
WM Tues June17 1890

HOWARD On 3rd April at her residence "Hollycombe Farm", Kaikora. Anna, the beloved wife of Thomas Howard. Aged 54 years. Buried at St Peters Cemetery, Waipawa. WMSatApr4 1891.

Inquest at "Milbourne Station" today. William McLEOD deceased on Thursday night. Thrown from a horse (?) on his way home from Kaikora. WMSat July11 1891.

Ben B JOHNSON has received instructions from J F JARDINE, Public Trustee, in the estate of the late Alex(ander?) SUTHERLAND, to sell, at auction etc. WM Thur Nov 121891.

FIRTH At Kaikora on December 17. Elizabeth Firth, widow of the late S B Firth. Aged 60 years. Funeral will leave Kaikora at 1.55 pm tomorrow. Many old residents will regret to hear of the sudden death of Mrs Elizabeth FIRTH, lately of Te Aute. She had lately been residing in Kaikora in order to be near her relations, rs J C TAYLOR & Mrs R CROXTON. I understand the illness was bronchitis which terminated fatally this morning at 7 o clock. WM Thurs Dec 171891.

Mrs ElizabethFIRTH was sister-in-law of Abraham and wife of Samual Baines Firth - no issue had mill and store at Te Aute. Abraham Taylor born in Northowram near Halifax, Yorkshire, son of John and Susannah (nee Spencer) married Pauline Crowther and had 4 daughters, Pauline (Mrs Chas Leach), Lucy (Mrs J C Taylor), 7 (Mrs Richard Croxton) and? )Mrs Howard, Westport), not listed in birth order. Apart from Mrs Croxton all daughters came to N Z with their father on the shIp "Douglas". Pauline Taylor married Charles LEACH 2 Aug 1876 at Te Aute and had 4 children born at Te Aute 1877 - 1892 and 4 children born at Ormondville 1855-1892. Abraham TAYLOR died 3 Jan 1892 aged 68 years, had been in NZ 24 years.Married at 25 years of age at Halifax. From Mrs Robin HALL, Matamata. Sat Feb17 1894.

Mr Duncan Mundell has had three deaths in his family in 17 days. Another infant daughter was interred yesterday in the Kaikora Cemetery. Infants name Lob. WM Sat Mar3 1894.

Yesterday morning about 8.30 there passed away one of Hawkes Bay's oldest residents inst he person of John. Steven, who died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr Charles Clark. The deceased gentleman had he lived until February would have been 90 years of age. He came to the province from Australia in the year 1 8~5, which makes him a resident of 39 years standing. He leaves the following descendants, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 25 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral report P2 C6. W M Tues July 24 1894.

A man named Tracey, late surface man for the Hawkes Bay County Council on the Te Aute Road, was found dead in his bed this morning. His Christian name was William and he died at Te Aute Bush. WMSatAug4 1894.

Gray. At Kaikora 31st May 1895. Ebenezer Gray. Aged 46 years. Deeply regretted. The funeral will leave his late residence for the new Cemetery, Kaikora North, at 2 pm, Sunday 2nd June.

Cunningham. At Kaikora on September 25th. Flora, beloved wife of James Cunningham and mother of Mrs C H Shepherd, Battery Road, Napier. Aged 49 years. W M Thurs Sept26 1895.

Mudgway. A lad from Kaikora, Walter Mudgway, aged 9 years. Died in the County Hospital, Waipukurau on Boxing day, December26 1895.

Peckett. At Te Aute on 3rd January. Allen William, son of Robert and Clara Peckett. Aged 4 years 3 months. WMSatJan41896.

Elsie Hicks aged 8 years. 19 Feb 1896. and Ann Harriet Mackersey aged 73 years. 15 Feb 1896. WMTI,urs Jar, 16 1896.

Death of Mr R Brock yesterday, a resident of Kaikora for many years, his quiet respectable demeanour earned for him the respect and esteem of all. WM Thura Feb20 1896.

An infant child of Mr and Mrs E Walter. W M Thura Feb 20 1896.

Buckman. At Kaikora on the 6th of March, Edward Charles Buckman. Aged 59 years. The case of Mr Buckman, whose death is my sad duty to chronicle, is a pathetic one. He was struck with lock-jaw arising through cutting a corn until it bled and this caused his death. He was only laid up since Saturday last. His sudden end has cast quite a gloom over the township. The deepest sympathy is felt for Mrs Buckman in her great bereavement. The body will be interred in the new Cemetery tomorrow afternoon. W M Sat Mar 7 1896.

A very large number of friends followed the remains of the late Mr Buckman to their last resting place in the Kaikora new Cemetery on Sunday last. The body was taken to the church of St James where the Rev A Gardener conducted the first part of the service for the burial of the dead. The Reverend gentleman gave a most earnest address and exhorted his hearers to be ready for the last call. After the service a procession was formed in which a large number of the children belonging to the "band of hope" took part and followed the coffin to the Cemetery where the last rites were performed by the Rev Mr Gardener. W M Tues Mar 10 1896

Funeral of the late Mrs E HOLLAND was largely attended yesterday afternoon. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev W S BOWIE of Waipawa, who delivered a most touching address. After singing a few verses of the Hymn "safe in the arms of Jesus" he appealed to all present to offer their prayers on behalf of the bereaved husband and father now left with seven little children. A sad occasion this has been, the mother leaving a little infant. Everyone here felt the sudden affliction very much.
WM Tues June 51900.

A sad ending to poor old Allan McNaughton, who was found drowned near the first Taradale bridge Napier on Thursday evening last. He left here in the morning to attend the races having first procured an Mrs extra ticket for his wife to go to Napier next day and bring him home. How lamentable the meeting. WMSatJune3Ol900.

Yesterday the mortal remains of Allan McNAUGHTON were conveyed to the new cemetery. Rev H W JOHNSTON officiated. WM Tues July 31900

On Sunday a very old identity "Old Jack SHEEHAN" as he was familiarly called here "passed in his checks"somewhat suddenly.he had visited the township on Saturday last, collected his old age pension andvisited one or two places, then went home to his whare. He had been complaining of not being very well for the past few days He was an old imperial Soldier and drew the Imperial pension. He had live herover 35 years and was living alone in a whare on Mr J Brittens farm. He prided himself on being the same from age as Her Majesty the Queen and therefore was 81 years old. At the Railway Hotel, Kaikora an inquestwas held on death of above. Coroner Mr S Johnson. Jury Messrs W Hite (foreman) C McPherson, GClark, F Minto, M McRae, W Crawford. Evidence from William Irwin, stableman at Railway Hotel. Ernest Britten, Butcher, Charles Wells butcher employed by E Britten, James Lewis Reed, medical practitioner. Verdict J Sheehan died of Apoplexy.W M Tues Sept 4 1900

The body of a young lad, Willie Stuart AULD passed through here yesterday for the new Cemetery, followed by a good number of friends from Elsthorpe, including most of the Brethren of this place, by whom the last sad rites were conducted. A service was conducted again last evening at the Gospel Hall in memory of the dead, at which Mr Auld, the lads father was present. Inquest held at Elsthorpe. Willie, aged 11 years, son of James Alexander Auld, school teacher of Elsthorpe. James Lex Auld, brother odd Willie, aged 6. Verdict accidental drowning. WMTuesOctS 1900.

Pahiatua News. George MORRISON deceased. He leaves a wife and three children. Deceased was a relative, by marriage, to Mr H HOBDEN of Waipawa, Mr J MOULDER of Kaikora and Mr WIIG of the Spit, Napier WMSatNov 17 1900.

John GOLLAN. Tamumu, deceased. WMTues Mar12 1901.

The friends of Mr and Mrs Richard MUDGWAY are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of their second son, George, which will leave their residence, Homewood, for the KaikoraCemetery on Thursday 9th May 2.30 pm. WMTuesMay7 1901.

Letter to Editor - from Mr and Mrs Richard MUDGWAY- thanking people who attended their son's funeral. WMSat May11 1901.

. MAULDER. At Kaikora on the 14th June. Elizabeth Maulder. Aged 62 years. LIDDLEand STEVEN, Undertaker WMSat June 15 1901.

Many old residents will regret to hear of the death of Mr William McCULLOCHof Homewood. Aged 72 years. Buried at Hadley WMSat Sept l4 l90l

WARD WARD. At Kaikora on 21st November. Jessie, wife of Ernest Ward. Aged 26 years. Inquest at Kaikora. Jessie Ward, deceased. Ernest Ward, husband. Hilda PALMER sister of deceased. Harriet SINCLAIR, wife of Thomas Sinclair. Jessie and Ernest were married only 5 months ago.WMTues Nov22 1904

AVISON. At Kaikora North on 11th March. Rachael, beloved wife of Henry Avison. Aged 41 years.WMSat Mar.11 1905

BISSON At Kai'kora on the 8th May. Esther Louisa Bisson. Aged 64 years. Funeral will leave Homewood Park. WM Tues May 91905

HICKS At Kaikora on 25th September. John Hicks. Aged 65 years. (LIDDELL & STEVEN) Obituary P2C6WM Sept 261905.
(On Sunday) in the afternoon Rev G FROST conducts an "In Memoriam Service" in the Rechabite Hall, Kaikora when he will make suitable reference to the life of the late Mr John HICKS, for many years choir master of the Methodist Congregation. WM Sat Sept30 1905.

LIVINGSTONE. At Kaikora North on 3rd October, at the residence of Mrs J McNAUGHTON. Ann Livingstone. Aged 102 years. A very old settler,in the person of Mrs Ann LIVINGSTON passed away yesterday? of extreme old age, being in her 103rd year. She was very strong and hale old woman away back in the early sixties, always herding her cows on the Te Aute road. For the past two years she has been bedridden and to the day of her death always conversed in her native Gaelic tongue. She was fortunate in having one to nurse her for so long who could talk with her and who has done so much for her WMTues Oct3 1905

CORDELL. At Kaikora on the 5th November. Henry Cordell. Aged 71 years. Mr H CORDELL, another of Kaikora's old settlers passed away in the Waipawa District Hospital on Monday(?) evening, having undergone an operation which was successfully performed. He subsequently burst a blood vessel from which he gradually became weaker, succumbing as above.WM Tues Nov 71905.

Mr and Mrs G McKAY of this township, have just lost their little two year old daughter. Tuberculosis of the brain being the cause of death WM Sat Mar17 1906
McKAY At Kaikora on 6th April, Leslie, son of Mr and Mrs Gilbert Mckay. Aged 11 years. The funeral will leave his parents residence at 1.15 pm for the Kaikora Cemetery on Sunday.WMSatApr7 1906.

CLARK. At Kaikora North on May 10 1906. Charles Clark. Aged 71 years. Obituary P2 C7. The funeral will leave his late residence for the Kaikora Cemetery on Saturday May 12 at2.30 pm.WM Thur May 15 1906.

Mr CLARK's funeral reported P3 C2 at the grave side where Mr J N Dodds, of Napier, assisted the Rev

Mr STOWELL in the funeral service followed by an appeal to the assembled friends by Mr ROBERTSON, Evangelist.WMTues May 151906.

The Public Trust Office Consideration Act 1894. In the estate of Peter Miller of Kaikora North, labourer, deceased. WMTues Sept11 1906

Tod. At Homewood on 30th October, Elinor Tod. Aged 71 years. WM Tues Oct 30 1906..
WITHEROW At Patangata on 17th December. Max, infant son of Fred and Isa Witherow.Aged 6 months.

TOLLISON. At Kaikora on Wednesday 16th December. Katherine Ellen Tollison, second daughter of Mary and Edward Tollison. Age 7 (16 I think) (known as Nellie).WM Sat De~ 19 1908.

Mr L PRATLEY - Registrars Report - Waipawa District.

Births Deaths Marriages
1906 123 32 35
1907 123 36 38
1908 126 35 40

WMSatJan2 1909.

A pioneer settler of the Hawkes Bay district in the person of Mr James COLLINS passed away at the residence of his niece at Hastings about 5 o'clock yesterday morning. It was not generally known that Mr Collins was failing in health and the news of his death came somewhat as a surprise and was received with great regret. The deceased, who was 73 years of age was a native of Lincolnshire, England and arrived in Hawkes Bay about 40 years ago, spending most of his time in the Kaikora district. He started as a carrier between Napier and Kaikora and then undertook ploughing and other contracts until he was in a position to take up the well known sheep run of Homewood, Kaikora about 5 years ago the deceased decided to take up residence in Hastings. He was elected to a member of the Hastings Borough Council in 1905 and retained the position until his death.WMThursJan7 1909

The death is recorded of Mrs W SABINof Kaikora North WMThurs Jan 21 1909.

MILDON On the 11th February at the residence of his son John William Mildon, Makotuku, Richard Oliv Mildon. Aged 76. WM Sat Feb 131909.

Another link with the early days is broken. There passed away on Tuesday, at the residence of his daughter Mrs F CCORDELL of Umutoaroa near Dannevirke, William ELLINGHAM at the ripe age of 82. He a his brother Thomas Ellingham, sheep farmers of Ashley Clinton, started the first public house at Te Au called ,by them, "The Two Brothers", before the Great North road was formed through Te Aute Bush They belonged to the 56th Regiment of the Imperial Army stationed at the Bay of Islands, from where they came to Hawkes Bay about 1860, residing here ever since. He was buried at Te Aute today, where wife lies, who predeceased him thirty years ago. He leaves a large family.W M Thur Apr22 1909.

The mortal remains of the late Mr Neil DUNCAN, who was accidentally drowned, were laid to rest in local Cemetery (Mr Neil Duncan was reported missing presumed drowned in the Tukituki river THREE weeks earlier. His body was found by his brother John Duncan and Duncan McRae. Inquest held Hastings).W M Tues July27 1909

The funeral of the late Don G SUTHERLAND Jnr took place on Friday afternoon at Kaikora Cemetery.

Rev J T GUNNofficiating. The coffin was carried to the grave by Messrs H HAYCOCK, William McAULAY

Arthur PADDISON (PATTISON?) and Jas A GILMOUR - all school fellows of the deceased. WM Sat Oct2 1909.

EVANS. At Deancount Private Hospital, Hastings on November 22nd, Reda Mary, youngest daughter of Robert and S M Evans. Aged 21 years. Funeral will leave her parents residence, Homewood, Kaikora North at 1 pm arriving at Kaikora Cemetery at 2.30 pm. Great regret will be felt throughout the district at the announcement of the death of Miss Reda EVANS, uoungest daughter of Mr R.EVANS of Kaikora North. Deceased who was a young lady of great promise as a teacher was held in high esteem and affection by her pupils. Her early death, after a brief illness, has caused a shock to those who knew her. WM Nov 23 1909 Deaths Kaikora 1894- 1896

Mr Duncan MUNDELL HAS HAD THREE DEATHS IN HIS FAMILY IN 17 DAYS. Another Infant daugher was interred yesterday in the Kaikora Cemetary. Infant's name LOLO. W.M. Mar 3 1896

Yesterday morning about 8.30 there passed away one of Hawkes Bay's oldest residents in the person of John STEVEN, who died at the residence of his son-in-law. Mr Charles CLARK. The deceased gentleman had he lived until February would have been 90 years of age. He came to the province from Australia in the year 1855, which makes him a resident of 39 years standing. He leaves the following descentants, 2 sons, 2 daughters. 25 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral report P2. WM July 24 1894

A man named TRACEY, late surface man for the Hawkes Bay County Council on the Te Aute Road, was found dead in his bed this morning. His Christian name was William and he died at Te Aute Bush. WM Aug 4 1894.

GRAY. At Kaikora 31st May 1895. Ebenezer GRAY aged 46 years. Deeply regretted. The funeral will leave his late residence for the new cemetary, Kaikora North, at 2pm, Sunday 2nd June.

CUNNINGHAM. At Kaikora on September 25th. Flora, beloved wife of James CUNNINGHAM and mother of Mrs C.H.SHEPHERD, Battery Road, Napaier. Aged 49 years. WM Sept 26 1895

MUDGWAY. A lad from Kaikora, Walter Mudgway, aged 9 years. Ddied in the County Hospital. Waipukurau oxing Day. December 26 1895.

PECKETT. At Te Aute on 3rd Janurary. Allen William, son of Robert and Clare PECKETT. Aged 4 years 3 months. WM Jan 4 1896

Elsie HICKS aged 8 years. 19 Feb 18666666666666696 and Ann Harriet MacKERSEY aged 73 years. 15 Feb 1896. WM Jan 16 1896

Death of Mr BROCK yesterday, a resident of Kaikora for many years, his quiet respectable demeanour earned for him the respect of all. WM Feb 20 1896.

An infant child of Mr and Mrs E. WALTER. Wm Feb 20 1896

BUCKMAN at Kaikora on the 6th of March, Edward Charles BUCKMAN, aged 59 years.

The case of Mr BUCKMAN, whose death is may sad duty to chronicle, is a pathetic one. He was struck with lock jaw arising through cutting a corn until it bled and this caused his death. He was only laid up since Saturday last. His sudden end has cast quite a gloom over the township. The deepest sympathy is felt for Mrs BUCKMAN in her great bereavement. The body will be interred in the new Cemetary tomorrow afternoon. WM March 7 1896.

A very large number of friends followed the remains of the late Mr BUCKMAN to their last resting place in the Kaikora new cetetary on Sunday last. The body was taken to the Church of St James where the Rev. A. GARDENER conducted the first part of the service for the burial of the dea. The Reverend gentleman gave a most earnest address and exhorted his hearers to be ready for the last call. After the service a procession was formed in which a large number of the children belonging to the "band of hope" took part and followed the coffin to the Cemetary where the last rites were performed by the Rev.Mr GARDENER. WM Mar 10 1896

COLLINS. At Kaikora on 16th May. William COLLINS. Aged 64 years.WM May 16 1896
Deaths Kaikora from 1896
PRATLEY. At Waipawa on the 16th July. George PRATLEY. Aged 4 years. The funeral will leave the parents residence for the Kaikora Cemetary at 3 0'clock Saturday afternoon. WM July 16 1896.

A.K.HOWARD. Also known as Albert KINGDOM. "A letter was received by a Waipawa resident from Mr R L PEENE conveys the sad intelligence that Mr A K HOWARD, who left Kalgoorlie some time ago, died in hosptal at Menzies on 3rd July. The unfortunate young fellow, who was well known and highly respected throughout the district was ill with fever for three weeks and brought down rapidly. The deceased was the son of Captain HOWARD of Kaikora. WM Aug 8 1896.

A son of the celebrated Hawkes Bay Chief, HOUPKA,(Ed's Notes Spelling?) Named Rumatiki WATENE, die at Kaikora on Monday. WM Aug 18 1896.

Inquest at Homewood yesterday. Charles ELLIOTT aged 4 years 8 months (deceased). Mary Elliott, mother of above. Nellie Elliott, aged 13 years (sister of above), Miss Harriet LEYLAND- neighbour of Elliott's rendered assistance. WM Oct 20 1896.

DUNCAN. At Kaikora on Friday 23rd October. Maggie, youngest and beloved daughter of John and Mary Duncan. Aged 3 1/2 years. WM Oct 24 1896.

RISLEY. At Waipawa District Hospital on 9th January. Joseph Rilsey.?Spelling Ed's comments) aged 68 years. Interred at Te Aute. J RISLEY had resided near Kaikora over 35 years. WM June 8 1897.

KELLY. At the Auckland Hospital on 29th August. Florance Kelly, bootmaker (late of Waipawa) formally of HM 57 th Regt. Aged 62 years. A native of Killarney, County Kerry Ireland. Wm Aug 31 1897

From Auckland. A man named Florance KELLY slipped on an asphalt pavement receiving injuries to his head and is not expected to live till morning. He has a wife at Waipawa. WM Aug 28 1897

McKENZIE. At Tamumu on the 9th inst. John McKENZIE aged 79 years. WM Feb 10 1898

William Charles MONK aged about 7 or 8 died suddenly at Kaikora on Saturday. It appears he had been ailing for some time past with cramp. At 7 am he was found to be suffering with a cold which remained on him all day though he ate his meals. His mother gave him some cherry pectoral to relieve his cough. About 6.30 he was put to bed and began to get worse. The parents tried remedial measures but the little fellow died about 9.30 before the arrival of Dr REED, who had been sent for. The symptoms described were partly attentant on an attack of croup. It was not deemed necessary to hold and inquest. WM Feb 22 1898.

WHITE. At Kaikora on 9th August. Ernest William WHITE, third sone of William and Mary White. Aged 25 years. WM Aug 9 1898.

CLARK. At Tamumu on the 6th October. George Henry CLARK. Aged 62 years. He arrived in NZ at Auckland on the Ship Normanhall in 1859.

AVISON. At Willow Bank, Waipawa on 10 February. Allan AVISON aged 36 yrs WM Feb 11 1899

KNIGHT at Kaikora on 15th March. Phillipa, eledest daughter of John and Emily Knight. Aged 28 years. WM March 16 1899.

WATTS At his residence, Otane on May 16th WATTS At his residence, Otane on May 16th. Edward Watts in his 89th year. WM Sat May16 1914.

WHITE. At Otane on June 8th, suddenly. William White in his 74th year. Obituary P2 07. WM Sat Tues June 91914.

There passed away at Otane on Monday one of the oldest pioneer settlers of Hawkes Bay in the person of Mrs BROCK. Deceased, who had reached the age of 79 years, came to New Zealand 59 years ago she leaves a family of 2 sons and 6 daughters. Interred yesterday at Otane. WM Thurs Aug 20 1914

CHEER. At Otane on September 26th. William Cheer. Aged 56 years. The funeral will leave his late residence for the Otane Cemetery on Monday 28th at 2.30 pm. Liddell & Steve, Undertakers. WM Sat Sept 26 1914.

Many residents throughout the district will regret to hear of the death of Mrs WHITE, relict of the late Mr W White, which occurred at Otane on Saturday.WM Tues Nov 171914.

An old resident of Otane, in the person of Mrs Elizabeth SYMMANS, passed away on Sunday Night deceased came to the Dominion in 1861, landing in Christchurch. Her age was 78 years. She leaves on son, Mr Charles R Symmans of this place (Waipawa). The funeral took place this afternoon at the new Cemetery.WMTues Mar23 1915.

WATSON. At Waipawa on April 13th. Charles Arthur, fourth son of J M and L Watson. Aged 8 years. WMThur Apr15 1915.

WATSON At Waipawa on April 17th. Alfred John, second son of J M and L Watson. Aged 13 years. WM Sat Apr 17 1915.

I regret to announce the death of Mrs KNIGHT, widow of one of the oldest settlers in this district. Deceased had lived in Otane for over 50 years and was one of the pioneer settlers.WM Tues Aug 24 1915

MANSFIELD On September 7th, at his residence, Otane. Henry Thomas, dearly beloved husband of Jane Mansfield, in his 60th year. WM Thur Sept 9 1915.

The death occurred here on Tuesday of Mr H T MANSFIELD Mr Mansfield arrived at Napier in May 1874 and after staying there 12 months took up his residence in Otane carrying on his business as a builder.The site of the Otane Post Office was presented by him. He was generally liked and respected for his bluff straight forward manner. WM Thurs Sep 9 l9l5.

COLLINS At Clive Grange on October 17th. Mary Sophia Jane, beloved daughter of Mr and Mrs A V Collins of Homewood, Otane. In her 20th year. WMTues Oct 19 1915.

Funeral of the above, at the local Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon - conducted by Father MAHONEY of Hastings and Father BERGIN of Waipawa - The pall bearers being the four Mudgway brothers, cousins of the deceased. WM Sat Oct 23 1915

Dillon. At his residence, Otane, on November 13th. Alfred DILLON, beloved husband of Rebecca Dillon. Aged 74 years and 10 days. Funeral will leave his late residence for the Otane Cemetery at 2 pm on Monday. WMSat Nov 13 1915. Obituary for Mr Alfred Dillon. (Newspaper P3 06) includes

The late Mr DILLON was a native of Wales and came to New Zealand on the first wool ship, the "Southern Cross" in 1857. His first employment was on the late H S TIFFEN'S "Homewood" Estate when he went to Tamumu. At the age of 19 he entered into partnership with Mr C.CLARK of Kaikora North, purchased a team of bullocks and became a public carrier between Napier and the Waipawa County District Mr DILLON then sold out and purchased his father-in-law's property on which he went sheep farming. He also purchased a portion of the Homewood estate…Mr DILLON leaves beside his widow, 9 sons and 3 daughters….Messrs. Fred,Alfred,Allan,Arthur,Hugh,Hector,Spencer,Percy and Rosslyn (Mrs W CLARK-Argyll), Mrs H.C.COLLETT (Waipawa) and Miss J.DILLON. WM Nov 13 1915.

Motor Fatality. Sad accident near Poukawa. Mrs NEWRICK of Otane killed, two children injured. P3 Cl. WM Sat Feb12 1916.

The funeral of the late Mrs J NEWRICK took place at Hastings on Sunday. I regret to hear that the life of the little girl, Nancy, who was burnt in the accident is despaired of, her back evidently having been injured. WM Tues Feb 15 1916.

The injuries sustained by the little girl Nancy NEWRICK who was thrown from a motor lorry at Poukawa recently when her mother was killed, have proved fatal. The little sufferer dying yesterday morning. WM Tues Feb 29 191 6.

TYLER. At Otane on 30th March. Sarah Tyler. Aged 78 years. WM Thurs Mar 30 1916.

Two very old residents of the district, Mr Duncan MUNDELL and Mrs TYLER has crossed the great divide. The formier had been ailing for some time and passed away at the Waipawa Private Hospital. The interment took place today. Mrs Tyler who had reached 'the advanced age of 78 years died early this morning and her funeral is announced for Saturday afternoon at 2.30 pm. W M Thurs Mar 30 1916.
Mr Duncan MUNDELL's funeral report includes - deceased, who was only 66 years of age, was a colonist of 42 years standing. He leaves a family of four, Messrs G & D MUNDELL of Wanganui, Mrs P CLEARY and Miss MUNDELL of Otane.
Mrs TYLER was the mother of Mrs F BURGESS, of Otane. Mrs LOGAN of Woodville and Mrs G MERRY of Wairoa. WMSatAprI 1916.

Mr Harry HARTSHORNE (Waipawa), a very old resident of the district and who had reached the advanced age of 80 years. He visited the mart, on business, and had just signed a receipt, when he was attacked with giddiness and sat down to rest the attack proved fatal. The late Mr Hartshorne has resided in this district for between 40 & 50 years. He had no relatives in Waipawa. WMTuesJune6 1916.

Mr J C TAYLOR, coroner, held an inquest on Friday morning on the body of Charles McPherson, who died suddenly from heart failure. Deceased was a very old identity of somewhat eccentric deposition and lived alone in a little cottage on the main road. He left a considerable sum of money behind, over £50 being found in the house. One of the testaments of his will was that there was to be "no parsons and no flowers" at the funeral. Sat June24 1916.

DILLON At the Waipukurau Hospital, on July 3rd. George Arthur, beloved husband of Gertrude Dillon and fourth son of Rebecca and the late Alfred Dillon. Aged 43 years and 4 months. The funeral will leave St James Church, Otane at 2.30 pm on Wednesday for the Otane Cemetery. WMTuesJuIy4 1916.

Howard. At his late residents, Otane. Thos Howard in his 80th year. (when?) WMThur Sept 28 1916

Obituary - Captain HOWARD. P2 C7, - leaves a grown up family of five his eldest son, John, sailed with the 17th Re-Enforcement's on Monday last. WM Sat Sept 30 1916.

Mr Duncan MUNDELL, son of the late Mr Mundell, of Otane, died suddenly at Wanganui this week he was an Otane old boy and was
Mr Duncan MUNDELL, son of the late Mr Mundell, of Otane, died suddenly at Wanganui this week he was an Otane old boy and was, for a time, in business in Waipawa. His only son pre-deceased him by 3 or 4 days.

Mr John James SINCLAIR, a very old resident of the district, passed away on Thursday at the ripe old age of 82 years. Deceased, who was born at Unst, Shetland, arrived in Napier 41 years ago in the ship "Clarence" with his wife and family. For a considerable time they resided in Paradise Road, Napier and 35 years ago took up residence in Otane. Seven years ago he celebrated his Golden Wedding. Since his arrival in the colony most of his time was served on the N Z Railways. Deceased leaves his wife and 3 sons, W Sinclair (Hastings), A Sinclair (Elsthorpe), J H Sinclair (Hautuma) and 2 daughters Mrs B RICE (Hautuma) and Mrs A McKAY (Otane). 30 grand-children and 12 great grand-children.

WM Sat Jan 20 1917

Estates of deceased persons. certified for Death Duties in April.
Alfred Dillon £37,506.

Thomas Howard £8,439.

Charles S McPherson £550

WM Sat May 51917.

The death occurred at Napier on Thursday, of Mrs WALKERr, a daughter of Mr and Mrs G Y OLIVER, of Argyll, who succumbed after undergoing an operation. Deceased had only recently been married, her husband leaving for the front shortly after that event. WM Sat June 23 1917.

LANGRIDGE. At Waipukurau Hospital on 3rd July. Sydney CROMMER (?) LANGRIDGE Aged 19 years. The funeral will leave the Otane Church of England on Thursday at 2 pm. son of Mr H Langridge, and nephew of Mr J J Langridge. WM Tues July 31917

HARDY At Waipukurau Hospital on July 20th. Annie Hardy, wife of Charles John Hardy. Aged 61 years. The funeral will leave the Army Hall, Waipawa at 2 pm on Sunday for the Otane Cemetery. WM Sat July.21 1917.

HOUSE. Caroline, at her home, Otane on January 8th. Wife of Thomas House. WM Jan 8 l9l8.

HICKS At her residence, Otane, on 10th January. Phillippa Grace Hicks. WM Thurs Jan 10 1918.

I regret to have to report the death of another long time resident in the person of Miss Phyllis HICKS, the eldest daughter of Mrs Hicks, born here 36 years ago. WMSatFeb l8 l9l8.

The town has suffered a distinct loss in the death of Miss SOLEY, who was an old and highly respected g resident and one of those rare individuals, a real philanthropist. Her charities extended all over the district, no one ever went away empty handed from her door and no appeal for help was ever refused. Many a time she went without to help others.
She was a nurse as well as a daughter to her invalid mother, who, in her 83rd year ,is left alone in the world.
WM Feb 19 1918

Sincere regret is felt generally for Mrs MEGSON at the untimely death of her sole remaining daughter Mrs T HAYCOCK W M Thurs Mar 7 1918.

BUCKMAN. At the Napier Hospital on May 6th. Maria Buckman, relict of the late Edward Buckman of Otane. Aged 87 years. Private interment. WM Tues May 71918.

Mrs OLIVER, mother of Frank and Harley Oliver, of Argyll, died at Napier after a long illness. Interment at Waipawa. WM Sat May 181918.


The funeral of the late Mrs W SMALL took place at the cemetery on Friday afternoon, the Rev G W DAVIDSON officiating. She was the mother of a family of 11, 9 of whom survive, Messrs C H Small, W H Small, A Small, H Small, Mrs FRENCH, Mrs ALLINGTON, Mrs GROVER Mrs KLROGH and Miss SMALL WMTuesJune4 1918.

TOD At his late residence, The Park, Otane, on 21st August 1918. James Tod, in his 76th year. Obituary P2 C7. W M Tues July23 1918.

In Memoriam. MOULDER. In Loving Memory of our dear sons and brothers. George Albert, who died August 27 1910. Cornelius John, who died August27 1915 WMThurAug29 1918.

On Tuesday afternoon the last mortal remains of Mrs WATTS, relict of the late Edward Watts, of "Early Mount", were interred in the local Cemetery. Deceased has resided here since her marriage 59 years ago and was one of the last of the Kaikora pioneers, her sister, Mrs CLARK, of Hastings, whom she visited just before her death, being another of the fast disappearing band. Mrs WATTS leaves a family of ten surviving children besides numerous grand children. They are messes John Watts of Feilding, William,Charles, Harry of Wellington and Edward, Alec James and Thomas and Miss Annie of Otane. WMThurs Oct 31 1918.

Death of Mrs PHILLIPS - see influenza epidemic - (in W W1 pages in newspaper). Also death of Miss D BURGESS in Napier. WM Thu Nov 28 1918 WMTues Dec3 1918.

On Saturday afternoon , another of the districts early pioneers, Mrs CRAYFORD, was interred in the local Cemetery. The deceased was of a very kindly but retiring disposition and during her long residence here endeared herself to whomever she came in contact. Mrs Crayford leaves a husband now over 80 years of age and a son, Mr H Crayford of Waihi and a daughter, Mrs W CHEER of Elsthorpe. WMTues Dec31 1918.

An old and highly esteemed resident of Otane, Mr William FLETCHER, passed away suddenly new years morning as the result of a heart attack. Deceased was a brother of Mr Harry Fletcher ( Town Clerk, Waipawa) and leaves a widow (daughter of the late Mrs COWPER, of Waipawa) and four children. Aged 52 years. Funeral took place on Thursday. WM Sat Jan 4 191 9.

On Thursday afternoon the funeral of the late Mr H POLLARD took place at the local Cemetery. Deceased, who had been ailing for a considerable time was operated on as a last resort a week ago but unfortunately without sucess. Mrs Pollard, who is left with a family of six to provide for, the youngest being of school age. W M Sat Jan 251919.

COLLINS At Homewood, Otane on March 7th. Mary, wife of Albyn Vincent Collins. Deeply regretted. The funeral will leave her late residence, Homewood, at 2 pm on Sunday. WM Sat Mar 81919.

Sudden Death at Pukehou on Sunday Morning. John EDWAARDS, station cook. Deceased was a single man about 62 years of age. No known relations in New Zealand. WMTuesApr8 1919

Word has been received from England of the death of Mr J CORDELL, one of Otane's old identities. Mr Cordell was a cousin of Mr W CHEER of Elsthorpe and a brother of Mrs A SINCLAIR, he was in business in Otane for many years and on retiring went to England to live, he leaves a wife and one child. WM Tues Apr 15 191 9.

Cycling fatality. (failed brakes) at Pukehou last evening, John Arnold WARDELL, 15 years, eldest son of Mr John Wardell. W M Thur Apr 241919.
From Eketahuna. Death of Mrs J S LOZELL. Born in Nova Scotia in 1857 she came to New Zealand at the age of 4, one of the old Scotish settlers at Waipawa. For the last 40 years Mrs Lozell has been resident in Hawkes Bay and Bush districts, 16 of which were spent in this locality ... leaves a husband, two sons messes Bryan Lozell (retuning from England, now at sea) [returning soldier?] Jack Lozell (Maungaoranga) and four daughters Mrs WRIGHT (Feuding), Mrs A FFALKNER (Kaiparos), Mrs J DICK (Hastwell) and Miss K LOZELL. WMTuesJuIy l 1919.

Public Trustee. In the estate of Findlay McLEAN. Otane, deceased WM Sat Aug 91919.

On Monday morning, at her private residence, occurred the death of Mrs Rebecca DILLON, relict of the late Alfred Dillon, ex Member of the House of Representatives, sister of the late Mr James Collins of Homewood. Aged 75 years. WM Tues Sep 2 1919

OATHAM At the residence of Mrs ASPLET, Otane on December 17th. Mary Ann OATHAM, widow of the late Samual OATHAM Aged 81 years. The funeral will leave the Church for the Cemetery at 2.30 pm on Friday.

Yet another pioneer just passed away is Mr W MEGSON an Indian Mutiny and Maori Wars veteran. Mr Megson is survived by his widow, who is over 90 years of age. WM Thurs Dec16 1919.
At the local Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev G W DAVIDSON conducted the burial service of the late Mrs HICKS, one of Otane's oldest
pioneers. The deceased, who was 69 years of age, had been a widow for a great many years and the death of her eldest daughter some time back gave her a shock from which she never properly recovered. Mrs HICKS is survived by a family of 3 sons and a daughter, one of the sons being Mr W T Hicks, the celebrated Orpington fancier. WM Tues Jan 61920.

COLLETT At the Waipukurau Hospital on March 12th. Rebecca Jessie, beloved wife of H C Collett and youngest daughter of the late Alfred DILLON. Aged 37 years. (also death of her newborn daughter) WM Mon Mar 151920.

At the residence of her daughter, Mrs E E STORR, there passed away on Sunday morning, Mrs Annie BERRIGAN, relict of the late Robert BERRIGAN of Hastings. Deceased was an old resident of Pukehou. W M Mon Mar22 1920.

Mr and Mrs J G STEVEN received the sad news on Saturday, of their eldest daughter, Mrs Flora Elizabeth CARTER, had died suddenly of heart failure. WM Wed Mar 31 1920.

An old settler .. Mrs SULLIVAN passed away at Onga Onga on Monday evening .. she was the eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs INGRAM and was the sister of Mrs PARKINSON of Tikokino. Her brothers are messes G Ingram, T Ingram. W Ingram and G Ingram, her other sisters Mesdams G PILCHER and J WILLIAMS W MFriApr9 1920.

On Monday an old and respected identity, Mr F CHANDLER, passed away suddenly, deceased, who was 85 years of age leaves a widow and a number of children and grand children, among the latter being Mrs MIDDLETON of this town. WM Wed Aug 25 1920.

Mrs MEGSON generally known as "Grandma Megson" was buried at the local Cemetery on Friday afternoon deceased who was 97 years of age, was a most enthusiastic gardener and an earnest church worker ... Minister Rev G DAVIDSON ... Mrs Megson was predeceased by her husband (see 18 Dec 1919) and two daughters Mrs HAYCOCK (Mar 1918) and Mrs SMITH (?) 4 of her grandsons were pall bearers .... Messes W & F Smith and T & A Haycock. WMWed Oct 131920.
SMALL-The funeral of the late Mrs W SMALL took place at the cemetery on Friday afternoon, the Rev G W Davidson officiating. She was the mother of a family of 11, 9 of whom survive, Messrs C H Small, W H Small, A Small, H Small, Mrs French, Mrs Allington, Mrs Grover, Mrs Krogh and Miss Small. WMTuesJune4 1918.

TOD At his late residence, The Park, Otane, on 21st August 1918. James Tod, in his 76th year. Obituary P2 C7. WMTues July23 1918.

MOULDER- Memoriam. Moulder. In Loving Memory of our dear sons and brothers. George Albert, who died August27 1910. Cornelius John, who died August 27 1915. WM Thur Aug 29 191 8.

WATTS-On Tuesday afternoon the last mortal remains of Mrs Watts, relict of the late Edward Watts, of "Early Mount", were interred in the local Cemetery. Deceased has resided here since her marriage 59 years ago and was one of the last of the Kaikora pioneers, her sister, Mrs Clark, of Hastings, whom she visited just before her death, being another of the fast disappearing band. Mrs Watts leaves a family of ten surviving children besides numerous grand children. They are messes John Watts of Feilding, William, Charles, Harry of Wellington and Edward, Alec James and Thomas and Miss Annie of Otane. WMThur Oct 31 1918.

PHILLIPS-Death of Mrs Phillips - see influenza epidemic - (in WW 1 pages in newspaper). Also death of Miss D Burgess in Napier. WM Thurs Nov 28 1918 WM Tues Dec 31918.

CRAYFORD-On Saturday afternoon , another of the districts early pioneers, Mrs Crayford, was interred in the local Cemetery. The deceased was of a very kindly but retiring disposition and during her long residence here endeared herself to whomever she came in contact. Mrs Crayford leaves a husband now over 80 years of age and a son, Mr H Crayford of Waihi and a daughter, Mrs W Cheer, of Elsthorpe. WMTues Dec31 1918

FLETCHER-An old and highly esteemed resident of Otane, Mr William Fletcher, passed away suddenly new years morning as the result of a heart attack. Deceased was a brother of Mr Harry Fletcher ( Town Clerk, Waipawa) and leaves a widow (daughter of the late Mrs Cowper, of Waipawa) and four children. Aged 52 years. Funeral took place on Thursday. WM Sat Jan4 1919.

POLLARD-On Thursday afternoon the funeral of the late Mr H Pollard took place at the local Cemetery. Deceased, who had been ailing for a considerable time was operated on as a last resort a week ago but unfortunately without sucess. Mrs Pollard, who is left with a family of six to provide for, the youngest being of school age. W M Sat Jan 251919.

COLLINS. At Homewood, Otane on March 7th. Mary, wife of Albyn Vincent Collins. Deeply regretted. The funeral will leave her late residence, Homewood, at 2 pm on Sunday. WMSatMar8 l9l9.

EDWARDS-Sudden Death at Pukehou on Sunday Morning. John Edwards, station cook. Deceased was a single man about 62 years of age. No known relations in New Zealand. WMTuesApr8 1919

CORDELL-Word has been received from England of the death of Mr J Cordell, one of Otane's old identities. Mr Cordell was a cousin of Mr W Cheer of Elsthorpe and a brother of Mrs A Sinclair, he was in business in Otane for many years and on retiring went to England to live, he leaves a wife and one child. W M Tues Apr 151919.

WARDELL-Cycling fatality. (failed brakes) at Pukehou last evening, John Arnold Wardell, 15 years, eldest son of Mr John Wardell. WM Thur Apr 24 1919.
LOZELL-From Eketahuna. Death of Mrs J S Lozell. Born in Nova Scotia in 1857 she came to New Zealand at the age of 4, one of the old Scotish settlers at Waipawa. For the last 40 years Mrs Lozell has been resident in Hawkes Bay and Bush districts, 16 of which were spent in this locality ... leaves a husband, two sons messes Bryan Lozell (retuning from England, now at sea) ( returning soldier?) Jack Lozell (Maungaoranga) and four daughters Mrs Wright (Feilding), Mrs A Falkner (Kaiparoa), Mrs J Dick (Hastwell) and Miss K Lozell. WMTuesJul 1 1919.

McLEAN-Public Trustee. In the estate of Findlay McLean. Otane, deceased. WM Sat Aug 91919.

DILLON-On Monday morning, at her private residence, occurred the death of Mrs Rebecca Dillon, relict of the late Alfred Dillon, ex Member of the House of Representatives, sister of the late Mr James Collins of Homewood. Aged 75 years. WM Tues Sep 21919.

OATHAM. At the residence of Mrs Asplet, Otane on December 17th. Mary Ann Oatham, widow of the late Samual Oatham. Aged 81 years. The funeral will leave the Church for the Cemetery at 2.30 pm on Friday.

MEGSON-Yet another pioneer just passed away is Mr W Megson, an Indian Mutiny and Maori Wars veteran. Mr Megson is survived by his widow, who is over 90 years of age. WMThurs Dec 181919.

HICKS-At the local Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev G W Davidson conducted the burial service of the late Mrs Hicks, one of Otane's oldest pioneers. The deceased, who was 69 years of age, had been a widow for a great many years and the death of her eldest daughter some time back gave her a shock from which she never properly recovered. Mrs Hicks is survived by a family of 3 sons and a daughter, one of the sons being Mr W T Hicks, the celebrated Orpington fancier. WMTues Jan 81920.

COLLETT- At the Waipukurau Hospital on March 12th. Rebecca Jessie, beloved wife of H C Collett and youngest daughter of the late Alfred Dillon. Aged 37 years. (also death of her newborn daughter) WM Mon Mar 151920.

STORR-At the residence of her daughter, Mrs E E Storr, there passed away on Sunday morning, Mrs Annie Berrigan, relict of the late Robert Berrigan, of Hastings.Deceased was an old resident of Pukehou. WM Mon Mar22 1920.

CARTER-Mr and Mrs J G Steven received the sad news on Saturday, of their eldest daughter, Mrs Flora Elizabeth Carter, had died suddenly of heart failure. WM Wed Mar 31 1920.

SULLIVAN-An old settler .. Mrs Sullivan passed away at Onga Onga on Monday evening .. she was the eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Ingram and was the sister of Mrs Parkinson of Tikokino. Her brothers are messes G Ingram, T Ingram. W Ingram and G Ingram, her other sisters Messdams G Pilcher and J Williams. W M Fri Apr 91920.

CHANDLER-On Monday an old and respected identity, Mr F Chandler, passed away suddenly .... deceased, who was85 years of age leaves a widow and a number of children and grand children, among the latter being Mrs Middleton, of this town. WMWed Aug 25 1920

MEGSON-Mrs Megson, generally known as "Grandma Megson" was buried at the local Cemetery on Friday afternoon deceased who was 97 years of age, was a most enthusiastic gardener and an earnest church worker ... Minister Rev G Davidson ... Mrs Megson was predeceased by her husband (see 18 Dec 1919) and two daughters Mrs Haycock (Mar 1918) and Mrs Smith (7) 4 of her grandsons were pall bearers. Messes W & F Smith and T & A Haycock. WMWed Oct 1920.

Campbell. At Otane on November 25th. Margaret relict of the late A Campbell.Aged 78 WM Fri Nov26 1920.

CAMPBELL-Death has claimed another of Otane's oldest residents in the person of the late Mrs Campbell, of Greenhill. She was married about 49 years ago to the late Angus Campbell, of Argyll, Scotland, and with her husband came to Hawkes bay a few years later, where Mr Campbell and his brother, the late Mr Neil Campbell had purchased good areas of land, the first sawmill, saleyards, blacksmiths shop etc, having been built on these properties. Deceased leaves a family of 4 daughters and 4 sons. Mrs R Evans, of Homewood and Mrs McQuilken of Waipawa were her sisters and Mr Donald McLeod of Argyll was her brother. W M Mon Nov 291920.

SOLEY-. At Otane on January 20th. Mary, relict of the late John Soley. Aged 95 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 pm. We understand that the late Mrs Soley bequeathed the whole of her estate, valued at approximately £5000 to £6000 to charitable institutions. Her executors found about £1000 in notes and cash in the dwelling. WMFri Jan21 1921.

SOLEY-The will of the late Mrs Soley directs that the whole of her estate valued at £6000 shall be divided equally between Salvation Army, the H B War Relief Association for assistance to Returned Soldiers and St Hilda's Home at Otane. WM Mon Jan 24 1921.

INGLETON. At his residence on Saturday November 19th. John Ingleton. Aged 70 years. WMMon Nov 21 1921.

RUMBAL At Mohaka on December 12th. Leslie, youngest son of Mr and Mrs S T Rumbal. Aged 14 years. Funeral at Otane on Wednesday, leaving the English Church at 2 pm. WM Mon Dec 121921.

ASHLEY-Probate has been granted in the estates the late G B Ashley, of Waipukurau and John Butcher of Otane. WM Mon Feb 13 1922

Death of Mrs Bull's daughter. WM Mon June 26 1922.

McKAY-Mr H McKay this week received word of the death of his father Mr Gilbert McKay Snr at Timaru at the age of 82 years. Deceased was an old identity of Otago, arriving there 63 years ago. After following various pursuits he settled at Balclutha as a farmer. He leaves 6 daughters and 6 sons, including Mr H McKay and Mr Gilbert McKay, of Hastings, Mr Adam McKay of the East Coast and Mr Alex McKay of Woodville. 40 grand children and 8 great grand children. WMMon Aug 21 1922.

SYMMANS-On Wednesday at the Otane Cemetery there took place the funeral of the late Mrs Lilian Symmans. Deceased was the oldest daughter of MR and Mrs A J Mudgway and had been an invalid for some time. She leaves a husband and two young children. Funeral conducted by Rev M Harrison. Pallbearers were deceased's 6 brothers messes A G, J W, L P, L G, Stanley and Rosslyn Mudgway. WM Fri Oct 131922.

EVANS-. At Homewood, Otane on December 5th. Robert, dearly beloved husband of S M Evans. Aged 82 years. WMWedDec6 1922.

EVANS-A very old and respected settler, in the person Robert Evans, passed away yesterday morning at 7 am Mr Evans was born in the village of Llansantffrraid, Mongomeryshire, Wales 82 years ago, left for N Z in the "Queen of the Mersy" in 1863, landing in Auckland and later at Napier from where he set out for a few months adventure at the Thames goldfields, afterwards returning to Hawkes Bay and settling near Kaikora North, where he resided up to the time of his death. He took an active interest in local affairs having been a member of the Patangata Road Board, Chairman of the School Committee for many years, an elder of the Presbyterian Church and member of the H B Presby and was on several occasions delegate to the SI Presbyterian Assembly. He is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter, Mr W G Evans, sheep WI farmer, Moanui Station, Gisborne. Dr E Evans, Shannon and Mrs McKenzie, wife of Rev D M Mckenzie, the Manse, Paterangi, Waikato. WMWed Dec6 1922
Glover-. At the residence of her mother, Otane on the 11th December. Ethel Glover, fourth daughter of Mrs Cheer and grand daughter of Mr W Crayford. WM Mon Dec 18 1922.

EVANS-The death took place in Napier on Friday of Dr 0 W Evans, younger son of Mrs Evans of Otane, after a short illness. The funeraI took place at Otane yesterday. He leaves a wife and three children. WM Mon Jan 29 1923.

EVANS-The greatest sympathy is felt for Mrs Evans of Homewood, John the death of her son, Doctor Owen Evans. WMFr iFeb2 1923.

McKAY-. At Auckland on March 16th. James Henry Mckay, formally Town Clerk of Otane. Aged 55 years. R I P. The sympathy of the community to is son Mr J N Mckay of Waipawa. WM Fri Mar 18 1923.

WEDD-. On May 31st. Polly, fourth daughter of Mr and Mrs C Wedd. Aged 20 years. The funeral will leave her parents residence, Otane at 2 pm June 3rd for the Otane Cemetery. WMFriJune l 1923.

WEDD-An accident occurred on the Patangata road last evening as a result of which Miss Polly Wedd met her death ... She was one of a party of eight of Otane residents who were on their way in Mr E Phillips's taxi car to attend the Spinsters Ball at Elsthorpe. The other members of the party were Misses E Cotton, B Stafford, I Watts, Messrs B Pilcher, W Geange, A Neill, C Graham. As the car was descending the hill near "the Gums", Patangata, it skidded suddenly into a patch of loose shingle. In the efforts of the driver to regain control it zig zagged across the road for a considerable distance and finally brought up against a bank which caused it to capsize Miss Wedd was pinned under the vehicle. WM Fri June l 1923.

WEDD-INQUEST.-Miss Wedd's funeral reported P2 C 7. After the inquest the body was conveyed to the Presbyterian Church where it was visited by hundreds of friends. Pallbearers were the two brothers of the deceased Joe and Jack Wedd, her two brothers-in-law, F Scrimgeour and 0 Page and her cousin Eric Clark and Mr G Robinson. WM Wed Jun 6 1923.

DUNCAN- At Elsthorpe on June 13. John Duncan, in his 80th year. The funeral will leave his late residence, Elsthorpe at 12 noon on Saturday for the Otane Cemetery. WM Fri June 15 1923. DUNCAN-Obituary of above P2 C6. Mr Duncan is survived by his widow, five sons, George and James of the Railways Department and John, Walter and Gordon of Elsthorpe and three daughters mesdames Eaton and S Ebbert of Hastings and J Clark of Otane. WM Man June 18 1923.

WITHEROW.- At the Napier Hospital on August 8th. Agnes Ellen, third daughter of the late Thomas Howard and relict of the late Joseph William Witherow of Otane. Aged 50 years. The funeral will leave the Anglican Church tomorrow at 2 pm. WM Wed Aug 8 1923.

WITHEROW-The funeral of the late Mrs Agnes Witherow.-pallbearers Messrs A Clark, A Rowbottom, R and G White, W and J Tod. WM Mon Aug 13 1923.

Mr W H Wilson, whose death took place in Napier this week, was the father of Mrs Malenoir of Otane. The deceased was for many years the Head Master of Port Ahuriri School. WM Fri Aug 311923.
Sterry. At Waipukurau on November 7th. James Laing Sterry. Aged 87 years. Obituary P2 C6.
WM Fri Nov 9 1923.

HICKEY-Hickey. At Waipawa District Hospital on January 3rd 1924. Patrick Henry Hickey, beloved husband of Mrs H Hickey, Otane. Aged 77 years. The funeral will leave St Patricks Church, Waipawa on Saturday at 2.15pm for Hadley Cemetery. WMFriJan4 l924.

HICKEY-Mrs C J Hickey and family, Otane desire to return thanks etc. WM Mon Jan14 1924.

OLIVER-The funeral of the late Mr G Y Oliver took place at the Cemetery (Otane) on Wednesday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev G Davidson and Rev Robertson offered up a prayer. Mrs Oliver, who is in the Waipukurau Hospital, is still prostrate with the shock, but she is now on the way to recovery. WM Tues Apr 22 1924

WARD-. At Otane on May 16. Ada Emily, wife of Robert Ward of Otane, late of Patanagata. Aged 74 years. WM Fri May16 1924.

WILSON-The residents of this district will regret to hear of the death, in the Napier Hospital, after a long painful illness, of George Wilson. Deceased, who was the son of one of the earlier settlers, was bought up in the Pukehou district. Four of his sisters, Mrs J G Stevens, Mrs M Woods, Mrs R Beveridge and Mrs G Mundell still reside in the district. WMMon May 19 1924.

CLARK- At Hastings on May 26. Grace, relict of the late Charles Clark, Otane. Aged 77 years. Another of the district pioneers passed away at Hastings on Monday, in the person of Mrs Grace Clark. Mrs Clark is survived by her four sons, Mr W Clark (Argyll), James Clark (Otane), John Clark (Wellington) Chas Clark (Waipawa) and three daughters Mrs C Wedd (Otane), Mrs D Dunn (Hastings) And Mrs R Ewart (Wellington). WM May 28 1924.

STORAH.-Mr William Storah passed away at Waipukurau on Monday. He had reached his 70th year and was, for many years, the licensee of the Wansted Hotel. WMWed Jun 11 1924. Z
CRAYFORD.-Another of the district's old identities, in the person of Mr W Crayford, was interred in the local Cemetery on Monday afternoon. The funeral was conducted by Rev Brocklehurst. Mr Crayford arrived here with his family over 50 years ago and has been closely identified with the progress of the district ever since. He had reached the ripe old age of 88 years. Mr Crayford was pre-deceased by his wife and only son. His only daughter, Mrs S Cheer, is still a resident in the town. Besides his daughter, Mr Crayford is survived by 9 grand-children and 34 great grand-children. WMWed JuIy22 1925.

McRAE.-Another of the district's old residents passed away on Saturday morning, in the person of Mrs M A McRae, aged 72 years. She had a very short illness, succumbing to an attack of pneumonia. Mrs McRae, who is survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters, arrived in N Z in 1839 and after residing in the Otago district for a long period came to Hawkes Bay 30 years ago and has been associated with the Otane district ever since. The funeral was conducted by the Rev F Robertson and took place at the local Cemetery on Monday afternoon. WMWed Aug 121925

RUMBAL-The death has occurred, in the hospital, of William Rumbal, one of the victims of the recent motor bike accident, he only regained consciousness shortly before he died. Deceased was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs John Rumbal, very old residents of the district as was a particularly fine specimen of a young man, being greatly respected by all. His employer, Mr A Rowbottom, paying a very high tribute to his character. He was in his 28th year. The funeral will take place at the local Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. The evening sports, fixed for this evening has been postponed till next Wednesday WMWed Nov 11 1925.

RUMBAL-The funeral of the late William Rumbal was conducted by Rev Brocklehurst yesterday afternoon. WM Fri Nov 131925.

McAULAY McAULAY.-The funeral of the late Mr John McAulay took place in the local Cemetery on Friday afternoon. Aged 74 years, he succumbed after an operation. He was the brother of Mr R McAulay, an Elsthorpe Pioneer and father of Mr Jas McAulay of Cleary and McAulay. Rev Mr Robertson officiating. WM Mon Jan14 1929.

COLLINS.-. At the Waipukurau Hospital, Sunday, January 13th. Gordon Collins, dearly beloved husband of Anna Collins, and third son of A V Collins Esq, of Homewood. Aged 31 years. Funeral will leave the Church of England, Otane, for the Otane Cemetery tomorrow, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o clock. WM Mon Jan 141929.

Report of above funeral P2 C6. The deceased leaves a widow and two young children. WMMonJan2l 1929

HIGGS.-The death of Mr C Higgs occurred here on Wednesday. Deceased was 84 years of age. He arrived in N Z by the ship "Liecester" in 1876 and settled in the Marlborough district, coming to Hawkes Bay in 1904 and he resided here practically ever since. He leaves a widow, six sons Harry (Wellington), Tom (Poverty Bay), Charles (Nelson), Edward (Levin) William (Wellington), and George (Christchurch) and three daughters([there is a line missing here) thirty grand-children and 8 great-grand-children. Mr Higgs Was a very keen gardener and lived in his garden till the day of his accident. WMFriMar8l929.

COUPER.-Word was recieved yesterday of the unexpected death of Mrs W A Couper in Wellington. This came as a great shock to her many friends and the greatest sympathy is felt for her husband and young family. WM Fri Apr 28 1929.Women's Institute Meeting .
A vote of sympathy was passed to Mrs A Price in her recent bereavement. (?) W M Wed July24 1929.

POWELL.-. At Otane on 25th July. Emma, relict of the late William Powell, in her 93rd year. The funeral will leave her late residence at 2.30 pm on Sunday Obituary P2 C7 deceased was born in Worcester, England and arrived in New Zealand by the ship 'Bebbington" 54 years ago, landing in Napier and has resided in the district ever since. She had a family of 3 sons and 3 daughters and 19 grand-children and 23 great-grand-children. The surviving family being Mrs N C PEDERSEN (Ormandville), Miss Powell (Otane), Mr J W Powell (Petone), Mr Herbert Powell (Ormandville) and Mr Howard Powell (Otane). W M Fri July 241929.

WATTS.-. On August 21st, at his late residence, Lee's Line, Feilding. John William, late husband of Eliza Watts and eldest son of Edward Watts, late of Otane. Aged 68 years. WM Wed Aug 21 1929.

MERRYLEES.-Death of Mrs Elizabeth Merrylees at the Napier Hospital on Thursday last in her 80th year. P2 C7 a big the late Mrs A Grenside of Hastings was a daughter of Mrs Merrylees. WM Mon Sept 9 1929.

GOODRICK.-On Monday the news of the sudden death of Mr Eric Goodrick at Pukekohe was received. Mr Goodrick, with his parents, was for many years a resident of the district and in his younger days attended the local school. WM Wed Sep 25 1929.

SCRIMGEOUR.-Mr Peter Scrimgeour, for many years the licensee of the Railway Hotel, Otane, passed away at Hastings lIe, in yesterday, after a long illness. Mrs C Clark of Waipawa is a daughter. WM Fri NovI5 l929

BURGESS.-Mr F Burgess, one of the district's oldest identities, was buried in the local Cemetery on Saturday last. For the last few years Mr Burgess has resided in Takapau. WM Wed Apr 23 1930.

CHASE-The death occurred on Saturday at Otane of an old resident of the district, Mrs M Chase at the age of 74 at years

CHASE-The death occurred on Saturday at Otane of an old resident of the district, Mrs M Chase at the age of 74 at years. She leaves a grown up family of 4 daughters and 2 sons. Deceased has resided in the Takapua district for some 45 years.
W M Mon Mar 6 1926.

MAULDER.-At her residence, "Lindsay", on March 17th. Elizabeth, beloved wife of William Maulder. Aged he 68 years. Deceased leaves a husband and a family of 3 boys and 6 girls. Funeral at Otane on Friday. WM Wed Mar 17 1926.

IRWIN-On Tuesday afternoon , at the local Cemetery, Rev Brocklehurst conducted the funeral obsequies of the late Mr W Irwin. Deceased was a colonist of 58 years standing and was well known. He is survived by his widow and 8 children, Messrs E Irwin (Colyton), J Irwin (Raetihi), S Irwin (Wairoa), H Irwin (Samoa), Mrs Orluski (Palmerston North), Mrs S Martin (Wairoa), Mrs Naylor (Wellington) and Miss Irwin. W M Wed May26 1926.

HOY-. At the Napier Hospital 3rd July, after a short illness. Olive, dearly beloved wife of T D Hoy and eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs R C Mudgway, late of Otane. Aged 38 years. WM Fri July 9 1926.

LIMBRICK-Obituary. William Thomas Limbrick, died 5th February, at Napier. Aged 83 years. WM Mon Feb 7 1927.

BATCHELOR.-At the local Cemetery last week the funeral of Shirley, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Batchelor, and granddaughter of Mr and Mrs W Marsh, took place.. WMMon Mar 26 1927.

ASPLET.-On Wednesday night Mrs A E Asplet died at her home, very suddenly.Deceased, who was one of the oldest district Residents, was of a very kindly disposition and a genuine Christian. She was about in her garden last week, but succumbed to an attack of influenza on Saturday, pneumonia setting in on Tuesday. Mr J Asplet, who has been blind and semi invalid for some time, is also seriously ill with pneumonia, is not in a position to realise his great loss. During the war Mrs Asplet did very good work and was always an enthusiastic worker for the soldiers. The nearest relation to the deceased is a sister in England. WM Fri Apr6 1927.

MINTO.-The funeral of the late Douglas Minto took place on Saturday afternoon. Prior to the funeral there was a short service at the Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev F W Robertson, who also officiated at the His grave side.
Six Boy Scouts, the latter being under command of Captain Ellis. Among the many beautiful wreaths was one from the Otane Girl Guides, the children of the Otane School, The Committee and Staff of the School, the Otane Presbyterian Sunday School teachers and children.
WM Mon June 13 1927

TAYLOR.- At Otane June 28th. James Crouch Taylor, beloved husband of Lucy Taylor. Aged 83 years. Funeral at Havelock North, leaving Otane 10.00 am Friday. WM Wed June 291927

TAYLOR.-.Obituary. J C Taylor. P2 C6 ... deceased had lived in N Z for about 64 years, the greatest part in this district, in the early days he walked from Wellington to H B. WM Wed June 291927.

JC Taylor. Mr Taylor arrived in Wellington in 1865. His life was an adventurous and active one. as a public man he held a record seldom equalled. He saw service in connection with the Maori Troubles. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, joining in Hastings in 1879. For over 25 years he was a Justice of the Peace, and for 16 years a Coroner, Clerk of the Patangata Road Board, 24 years Clerk of the Waipawa Town Board and Chairman of School Committee for a number of years. He was born at Weymouth Marsh, England
and married in the colony and leaves a widow and family of eight Vernon, Percy, Fred and Frank (Fred wounded in France) and Mrs Forsyth, Mrs Tonks, Mrs Doles, Mrs Trower. WM Fri July 11927.

ASPLET.- At Dannevirke on 6th July John Phillip Asplet. Aged 81 years. Funeral in Otane tomorrow. WM July 6 1927.

DILLON DILLON. On August 28th at her residence. Ellen Frances, wife of Frederick John Dillon of Victoria Aye, Palmerston North and daughter of the late John Miller, late Customs Officer, Napier. (and daughter-inOlaw of the late Alfred Dillon) WM Wed July 13 1927.

FLETCHER.-The funeral of Mrs M Fletcher took place in the local Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. She was the relict of Mr W Fletcher. w M Fri Feb24 1928.

MINTO.-Another of the district's old residents, Mr Forbes Minto, was interred in the local Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Mr Minto had reached the ripe old age of 79 years and leaves a widow and eight children.Messrs James Minto (Napier), Forbes Minto (Otane), William Minto (Palmerston North), and mesdames West (Main Trunk), P Oram and P Pilcher (Otane), Miss J Minto to mourn their loss. There was a large attendance of old friends at the grave side, the Rev Mr Robertson officiating. WM Mon Mar12 1928

THOMPSON.-Word has been received to Otane of the death, at Whakatane, of Mr T Thompson ... very well known in H B one of the most capable and popular travellers for Messes W J Staples. Deceased was a brother-in-law of Mr W Malenoir.W M Fri Apr 201928.

SEARLE.-. At Otane on May 15th. Major John Samuel Napoleon, beloved husband of Caroline Alberta Searle. Aged 62 years. It is with regret that we have to announce the death, at Otane, of Major Searle, licensee of the Railway Hotel. He had been ailing for a considerable time and the end was not unexpected. Of a jovial and good natured disposition, the late Mr Searle made a lot of friends in Otane and district. The funeral will take place at Otane on Friday afternoon. Members of the Abbotsford Lodge, Waipawa, are asked to note that the late Bro Searle was a prominent Oddfellow. WM Wed May 161928.

STAFFORD.-On Saturday afternoon the funeral of Mrs E Stafford's little boy took place at the local Cemetery. The greatest sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents in losing their only son. W M Mon July 9 1928.

BLACKMAN.-. At her residence, Otane on July 27th. Mary Ellen, beloved wife of Jesse Blackman. In her 71st year. Funeral will leave her late residence for Otane Cemetery 2,30 pm Sunday. WM Fri July27 1928. Mrs Blackman's funeral service conducted by Mr Compton of Hastings. Deceased leaves 2 sons and 3 daughters an 22 grand-children. W M Mon July30 1928.

COUPER.-Mr Donald McLean Couper died suddenly at his residence yesterday afternoon. As a result of a heart attack. Aged 65 years. Inquest, statements from Freda Margaret Couper, youngest daughter and Mrs Couper. W M Wed Aug29 1928.

EDWARDS.-On Monday morning, there passed away, at the Patangata Pa, one of the districts oldest and best known identities, in the person of Mr W Edwards. Deceased, who was of the old type, was a very upright and popular man and will be greatly missed in his own circle. He was a considerable land owner and a big tangi is being held at the Pa today. W M Wed Oct24 1928.

WHEELER.-A very old resident of the district, Mr Fred Wheeler, passed away at his residence early this morning, after a long illness. Deceased, who was for many years in the employ of the Patangata County Council. The interment will take place tomorrow. WM Fri Nov 91928.

HENDLE. At his residence, Otane, November 23rd. George, dearly beloved husband of Mary Hendle, in his 61st year. (Wellington papers please copy). Funeral will leave his residence for the Otane Cemetery at 2.30 pm on Sunday. W M Fri Nov23 1928.

HENDLE.- Military Funeral. The funeral of the late George Hendle took place on Sunday afternoon. Rev Mr Hall officiating. As the deceased was a member of the rifle Brigade, which did such splendid service in France. He was accorded a Military Funeral, the firing party being composed of High School Cadets. Mr J Russel sounded the last Post.WM Nov 26 1928
MOULDER-In Memoriam. Moulder. In Loving Memory of our dear brother Stephen (Boxer) Moulder, who was accidentally shot at Patangata, June 2 1929. Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Bob Donghie(?) and nephew Roland.

DILLON-It is with regret that we record the death of Mr Hector Dillon which took place at his residence at Haumoana on Saturday afternoon pneumonia .... the funeral took place this afternoon at Otane. WMMonJune2 1930.

CASE-Public Notice. Public Trust Office. Notice to Creditors of Ford, George Smith Case, late of Otane, retired civil servant, died 12 June 1930. WM Wed June 25 1930.

STACY-One of the district's oldest pioneers passed away at the Waipukurau Hospital on Thursday, in the person of Mr W Stacy. Deceased was born in 1859 at Mr Coopers (Couper?) property at Kairanekae (Kahurangaki 7) and has resided in this district ever since. As a boy of 9 years he drove his first bullock team to Napier in conjunction with his half brother the late Mr P Hickey. Ten bales of wool were considered a fair load. The first days trip being to the Te Hauke graveyard, the second to Pakipaki, the third to the Waiparata Flour Mill and the fourth to the bar of the Ngaruroro river, where the drays were taken over in a punt. He made the first trip barefoot, walking all the way. He had vivid recollection of the big quake about 64 years ago, which lasted on and off for 5 weeks and could remember shooting pigeons in the bush where Otane now stands. All his life he carried on bush work and at one time owned a sawmill at Wairoa and later at Tikokino. He was engaged in laborious! team work up to within a few weeks of his death. In a record of the early days that he left behind he speaks of a trip that he made in a canoe up the Tukituki conveying stones as far as the Tamumu Station. In those days every house had a hand mill to grind a hopper of wheat before they got anything to eat. W M Mon June 30 1930.

CLARK-. At his residence "The Chestnuts" Otane, on Tuesday July 15th. George Clark, beloved husband of F Clark. Funeral St James Church at 2.30 pm on Thursday for Otane Cemetery.

CLARK-Another of the Otane district's old identities passed away yesterday in the person of George Clark, at the of 83 years. Born at Botley, Hampshire in 1847. He was educated at Lymington and Winchester. He arrived at Napier in 1880, taking up land at Kaikora and later at Tamumu. He returned to Kaikora in 1886 and entered into partnership with the Late Mr John Ingleton, which he carried on until the sale of the business to Messrs Langridge and Barrie in 1910. Living in retirement at his residence "The Chestnuts" ever since. Mr Clark took a great interest in public and social affairs, being at one time being a member of the Town Board and the old Library Committee. He was superintendent of the combined Sunday Schools and a member of the Vestry of the Waipawa Parish and on the formation of the Otane Parish, he was elected Church Warden. Mr Clark is survived by his widow and four sons and daughters, Messrs Albert and Douglas and misses Eva and Laura Clark. WM Wed July 16 1930.

CLARK-. At her residence, Argyll East, on August 12th. Maria Jane Clark, beloved wife of William Clark. nee W M Wed WM Aug 13 1930

CLARK-Otane Womens Institute. Vote of Sympathy to Mrs Davies on the death of her Mother (Mrs Clark?) and to Mr W Clark on the loss of his wife. W M Wed Aug20 1930.

MUDGWAY-On Tuesday afternoon the funeral took place of Mr and Mrs Roslyn Mudgway's little baby took place at the local Cemetery, death having occurred at the Waipukurau Hospital. WM Fri Dec 12 1930.

Hickey. On December 15. John Alexander Hickey. (Returned Soldier) Third son of Mrs C J Hickey and the late P Hickey of Otane. Aged 46. Funeral on Wednesday at 2.30 pm. WM Mar, Dec 15 1930.

HICKEY-The funeral of the late John Hickey the service being conducted by Archdeacon Williams and Rev R Hall. The pallbearers were returned soldiers and the coffin being covered with a "Union Jack", the "Last Post" was sounded by Mr J Russell. WM Fri Dec 19 1930.

 

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