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OTAGO WITNESS 23-04-1919
BIRTHS
HIBBS; On April 6 at Nurse Cupples to Mr and Mrs C.G.HIBBS,Manuka Creek; a son.
MATTHEWSON; On April 13, at 107 Stafford Street, the wife of J.W.MATTHEWSON- a daughter.
PAAPE; On Sunday April 13, at Nurse Cupples Maternity Hospital, to Mr and Mrs Arthur A.PAAPE- a son.
DEATHS

BILLS

On April 15,1919 at the residence of her son in law (W.A.Lucas) 31 Russell Street Dunedin
,Elizabeth ,widow of Charles BILLS (Bird Dealer). Deeply Mournedm
BROUGH On April 21 1919 at Dunedin Ethel Agnes Wilhelmin beloved daughter of John and Marion BROUGH 30 Walton Street,Roslyn,aged 16 years ,Deeply Mourned.
CARR On 21 April 1919 at the residence of her cousin (Mrs Townsend),Waikouaiti
Catherine Lyall,beloved wife of Wallace CARR, aged 54 years. Private internment.
ELLIOT On Apriil 20 at Dunedin,Mavis Daphne, the beloved only daughter of John and Mary ELLIOT
30 Pentland Street,North East Valley,aged 4 years 7 months. (safe in the arms of Jesus.
ELLIOTT On April 22 1919 at Dunedin Mary Ann, second beloved daughter of the late James Clark ELLIOTT, and sister of Mrs H.WOODWARD, 40 Bathgate Road,South Dunedin,aged 56 years.Deeply mourned.The funeral will leave the residence of Mrs H.WOODWARD,40 Bathgate Road on Thursday April 24 at 4 pm, for the Southern Cemetery-Frapwell and Holgate undertakers(Late Cole and Springer).
GEDDES On April 18,1919.at Dunedin ,Maud Myra,dearly loved only daughter of George and Rose GEDDES of 98 Frederick Street,and Grand daughter of Mr and Mrs A GREIG,49 George Street,Dunedin
aged 1year ands 8 months.Gods will,be done.
GREEN; On April 18,at her residence The Woodlands,394 North Road,North East Valley
Charlotte Ann,the beloved wife of Isaac GREEN,aged 72 years.Deeply mourned.
JAMES On April 17 1919, At Dunedin,Samuel the beloved husband of Kate JAMES
19 Neville Street,Caversham.In his 54th year.
JOLLY On April 17 at Dunedin Hospital,James JOLLY,late of Outram and Whare Flat, aged 83 years.
KELLY On April 20,at his residence,Swamp Road,Kaitangata, William dearly beloved husband of Annie KELLY,aged 87 years,"At rest
KING At Riverton Hospital on April 17, Thomas Edward,(late of PortChalmers)aged 78 years.
LESLIE On April 19,1919, at Lawrence(as the result of a motor accident)Edward Leslie of Riversdale (late of Evans Flat);aged 61 years.R.I.P.
LODGE On April 22 at Dunedin, Sarah Ann,relict of William LODGE,Manchester Street,Kaikorai.Deeply regrettted,Private Internment.John Gillies Undertaker.
MELROSE On April 20 1919,at Dunedin,Joseph Alexander Melrose,native of Perthshire, Scotland, aged 63 years, deeply regretted.
O`BRIEN On April 18, 1919, at Bury Street, Gore,William O`Brien,aged 72 years,Deeply Mourned.R.I.P
PEARSON On April 20,191,at her residence, 31 Cutten Street, South Dunedin, Jessie Murray,dearly beloved wife of John Pearson.Aged 58 years.Deeply Mourned.
PEATTIE On April 17, 1919, at Dunedin,(suddenly) Rebecca Julia (Beck) beloved wife of Edwin Peattie,699 Cumberland Street,aged 51years.Deeply Mourned.
PETERSON On April 19,1919,(suddenly) at the residence of his daughter,(Mrs J.M`Ara) Pinehill Terrace,Charles Henry eterson aged 76 .Deeply Regretted.
POTTER On April 17,(suddenly) Helen beloved daughter of the late Alexander and Margaret Potter and sister of Mrs.John Paisley,11 Islington Street,North East Valley and Robert Porter of Dunedin.Deeply Mourned.
RANDLE On April 18,1919,at Dunedin,Alfred,the beloved 4th son of Edward and the late Sarah Randle of 342 Highgate,Maori Hill.In his 32nd year
SIZEMORE On April 17,1919 at her residence,Clyde Terrace,Kaitangata,Hilda Mary,beloved wife of Gordon Sizemore.Deeply Regretted
SMITH On April 19,1919, at his residence,89 St.Andrew Street,Dunedin,John, the beloved husband of Maggie Smith(nee Andrew) aged 38 years. Deeply Mourned
SMITH; On April 21,1919, at the residence of her son -in-law(Mr G.Goodwin)Goodwood,Ann relict of William Smith aged 72 years."At rest"
TITCHENER On April 16 1919, at his residence,1 Helena Street, SouthDunedin,Albert Ernest beloved husband of Lillian May Titchener aged 44 years. Deeply Mourned.
IN MEMORIUM
 
EDIE In loving memory of Barbara Laura Edie who died at Lawerence on April 20,1914.Gone but not forgotten.(Inserted by her loving husband and family.)
FISHER In fond and loving memory of dear wee Nellie, who passed away April 22, 1918 aged 6 years,also her grandfather Thomas Robertson,died suddenly at Dunback April 22,1918.Aged 72 years. (Inserted by her sorrowing parents H and M. Fisher,Sawyers Bay.
HERRON In loving Memory of James Thompson Herron who died at Gore April 21 1917,aged 58 years. (inserted by loving wife and family)
LARSEN In loving memory of little Neville who passed away April 21 1918, aged 3 years and 1 day.So sadly missed.(I(nserted by his loving parents and brother).
LATTIMORE In sad and loving memory of George Lattimore who died April 23 1918. "Thy will be done" ( Inserted by Wife and family)
LUMSDEN In loving memory of Emma Lu8msden who passed away April 24,1918, at her residence Waimate.(Inserted by her loving family)
M`KINLEY In loving memory of Charles M`Kinley who died on April 22,1918, Balboa,Canal Zone.(Inserted by his loving mother)
MULRINE In loving memory of Jane Mulrine,dearly beloved wife of William Mulrine,who passed away at her home,Inchclutha on April 21,1918(Inserted by her loving husband and family).
WILSON In loving memory of our dear mother,who died at Gamma Street, Roslyn April 18,1916.(Inserted by M.M.Caldwell)
WOODS In loving memory of dear mother,who died suddenly on April 23, 1918,at Chatham Avenue.(Inserted by loving daughters and sons).
ROBERTSON In loving memory of Thomas,dearly beloved husband of MaryRobertson who died suddenly at Dunback on April 22, 1918.Aged 72years.Also Wee Nellie,Grand-daughter of the above,died April 22, 1918 aged 6 years.(Inserted by his loving wife and daughters.)
DEATHS FOR THE EMPIRES CAUSE
 
GAFFANEY On April 22, 1919 at Dunedin,Lance- Corporal James Eaton Gaffaney,(No 9/475,Main Body) beloved second son of Francis Dominic Gaffaney of Cutten Street,South Dunedin, and brother of Joseph,Vincent and Francis Gaffaney(on active service) aged 38 years.R.I.P.To beinterred with military honours at Northern Cemetery.HughGourley,Military Funeral Director.
HAYES On March 31, 1919at No.3 New Zealand General Hospital,Codford,England.of Pneumonia),Daniel Hayes,dearly beloved fourth son of Mrs A. Hayes, Outram.Aged 23 years.R.I.PDeeply Mourned.
WHITING On April 16,1919 at his parents residence, Seacliff, Second Lieutenant Norman Alexander Whiting 7/274a (N.Z.E.F. Reinforcements,Main Body) and dearly beloved youngest son of R.J. and Catherine Whiting,of The Lodge,Seacliff, aged 25 years. Deeply Mourned.
OTAGO WITNESS 8-01-1924
MARRIAGES
 
Bennett-Charters On Thursday November 29 at First Church ,Dunedin, by the Reverend,Professor R.E.Davies
Annie Doris,younger daughter of Mr and Mrs H.S.Charles,Greenvale,Southland,
to Louis, elder son of Mr and Mrs J.Bennett ,Murchison,Buller.
Harvey-Henderson On Monday December 24,1923 at Wellington ,by the Rev. Shirer of St.James Church,
George Francis Harvey,son of Henry Philip Harvey,Opoho,Dunedin to
Helen, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Henderson of Bristol Avenue,Lansdowneroad, Belfast.
Pullan-Beer On December 29 at Hamner Springs,Audely James Pullan younger son of Mr
and Mrs A.Pullan,Scarborough, Sumner to Elsie Beer,younger daughter of
Mrs J.H.Beer,Elder Street,Dunedin.

Golden wedding
Watson-Knox

 

At Mossend,Gore-bridge,Midlothian,on December 31 1873,Christina Archment Knox
to William Watson,plasterer, Irvine,Ayrshire.Present address:560 Castle Street,Dunedin

BIRTH
 
PILLING on December 31,1873,at Kirkhill,Perceton,Ayrshire,by the Rev.John Connell,Free Church Minister,
Robert Wilson born Muthill,Perthshire,Scotland,to Janet Pilling,of
Lesmahagow,Lanarkshire.Present address: "Craigielea",Benhar,Otago.
BODKIN
On January 6 at Alexandra,to Mr and Mrs W.A.BODKIN of Alexandra-a
daughter.
DUNCAN
At Dr Howdens Maternity Home,Palmerston on December 26,to Mr and
Mrs C.M.Duncan,Seacliff-a son.
FORD: On December 28 at Nurse3 Rosa`s"La Rochelle" to Mr and Mrs Albert
J FORD,Argyle Street,Mornington - a daughter.
GIBSON; On January 1 at Nurse Broomfield`s Private Hospital,Balclutha to
Mr and Mrs W.GIBSON - a son.
IRVINE; At Mrs MacKenzies,Cromwell on Friday December 28,1923 to Mr and
Mrs B.D.IRVINE - a daughter
M`IVOR-KYLE- On December 30,1923 at Nurse Clemmet`s Home,Eddystone
Street,Kaitangata to Mr and Mrs Andrew M`IVOR-KYLE - a daughter. Both well.
PALMER; at Nurse Cupple`s,on December 29 to Mr and Mrs PALMER - a
son.Both well.
ROBINSON On December 2 at Rose-leigh,Millers Flat, to Mr and Mrs T.W.ROBINSON- a son.
SCANNELL: On Decemebr 30,1923 to Joyce wife of Dr.W.G.SCANNELL of Wanganui- a son.

WATT

On December 28,at "Rangamarie",Oamaru to Dr and Mrs W.WATT,Kurow - a son
WHITE;

On December 30, 1923 at Nurse Rosa`s"La Rochelle" Elm Row, to Mr and Mrs J.C.WHITE
56 Cole Street- a son ( Arthur Vincent)

WHITE; On January 2, 1924 at their residence,6 Gourley Street,Musselburgh,to Mr and Mrs Harper.S.WHITE - a daughter
WILKINSON; On December 28 at 330 Armagh Street,Christchurch, to Mr and Mrs A.Owen Wilkinson- a son.
SPORTS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Tahakopa Caledonian Sports,December 19,1923
Winner of Highland Fling under 14,Miss E.COXON.
Winner of highland fling: Miss J.MITCHELL
Winner of Sailors Hornpipe,Irish Jig,Seaun Truibhais,and Sword Dance; Miss M.GOLD
Running Competitors: N.FRASER, P. M~DOUGAL - MITCHELL,W. TREMBATH,V.CORKLIN,J.TAPP,K.A.RYAN.

Inaugural meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society of New Zealand held in Wellington.
Messrs G.L MARSHALL (Marton),R.D.D.M`LEAN (Maraekakaho), William PERRY,(President:Masterton)
,K.W.DALRYMPLE,(Vice-President:Bulls),Sir W.C.BUCHANAN,M.L.C.(Masterton),H.B.STUCKEY (Dannevirke)
J.D.HALL(Hororata),H.Y.LEITHBRIDGE (Turakina),J.M.JOHNSTON (Treasure;Palmerston North) D.,JONES (Christchurch), W.J.BLUNDELL (Wellington),James BEGG (Dunedin), E.C.JACK, acting secretary.
OTAGO WITNESS Feb 6th 1923
BIRTHS
 
BLUNDELL At Whangarei,on December 28,1922,to Mr. and Mrs E.H.Blundell (nee REMER) of Kawakawa- a son (Stillborn)
CAMPBELL On January 28, at Nurse M`Kenzies home,Cromwell, to Mr and Mrs C.Campbell,"Pyramid"- a daughter.
COLGAN On January 31, at Nurse M`Ewans, 5 Princess Street,Musselburgh,to Mr and Mrs F.J.Colgan,Seacliff- a daughter.
CRICHTON On January 3, 1923, at Nurse Reilly`s, Waimate, to Mr and Mrs H. Crichton,(late Balcluth) a son. Both well.
HANGER On November 16,1922,at Nurse Pearsons "Rahui" to Mr and Mrs F.S.Hanger,New Street,Musselburgh- a daughter
M`KENZIE On January 30,1923, At Nurse Cupples,Duke Street,Dunedin,to Mrand Mrs Hubert M`Kenzie,31 Coughtrey,St.Clair- a son.
MIDDLEMASS At "Nevada"Private Hospital,Coquet Street,Oamaru, On January 28, to Mr and Mrs W. S. Middlemass,Rother Street,Oamaru- a daughter
MOORE On January 28,at 232 Royal Terrace,wife of F.Zwingle Moore,- a son.
PRINCE On January 28, at "El Nido" Nurse Cupples Hospital,the wife of Mr.P.Prince,Ravensbourne- a son.
SPRATT At "Nevada" Private Hospital,Oamaru,on February 1, 1923 to Mrand Mrs M.L.Spratt,jun,Awamoko-a son.
TISDALL At "Louisa Roberts"Hospital,Middlemarch,on January 26, to Mr and Mrs H.R.Tisdall,Ngapuna-a son.
CASUALTIES
Otago Witness,February 6, 1923
The death occured of Miss Henrietta M`COIG,aged 81 years,as the result of burns recieved.Her house caught fire through the curtains being blown against a lighted candle used for reading in bed.Deceased practised as a nurse in Nelson for over 40 years.
Henry George DAIKEE ,65 years of age,an old resident of Wairau,fell dead on the 25th.Death was due to heart failure
What was thought to be a dual flood fatality,occured on the 25th near Lake Coleridge,Miss Elizabeth IRWIN aged 24 years and George GOOD aged 22 years,son of the manager of "Glenfalloch Station",are believed to have been swept away and drowned in the Wilberforce River,which was in flood.They left the station in the trap for Lake Coleridge. The trap and the dead horse were later recovered and later the both bodies.
A miner named Edward M`Pheat, aged 45 years,who is employed at Green Island,was admitted to the hospital at 7.30 am on the 30th ult,suffering from concussion and bruises. It appears that while he was riding down Saddle Hill,on a bicycle,he collided with another bicycle which was lying on the road and was thrown heavily.Mr. M`PHEAT,whose injuries are of a fairly serious nature,is a married man and resides in Clyde Street,Mosgiel.
J.W.WALL, a single man, a railway porter, was killed at Newmarket Station,Auckland,He was Struck by a train while he was oiling the points on the line.
Harold LENNOX aged 6 years,son of Mr Gordon J.LENNOX,of Remuera,was drowned at Orekai on the 31st. With his brother and two other boys,the eldest aged 11 years,he was fishing, and fell into a channel which has a strong current.The eldest boy of the party,Reginald JUDSON, luckily jumped in and had almost reached deceased,when he himself began to sink,having to be drawn to safety. He ran for assistance,and a boat brought LENNOX ashore, but it was too late.JUDSON, who is a son of Lieutenant JUDSON .V.C.learnt to swim only a fortnight ago and could not swim more than 10 yards.
While fishing a few days ago about 6 chains above the Lower Hutt bridge,a man named SCHRAMKA discovered the body of a man entangled in the willow trees which abound on the bank of the river. It was subsequently identified as that of John Edward HAYES, builder of Lower Hutt,who had been missing from his home for over a week. The deceased had been worrying considerably of late.Some months ago he met with an accident,which he said quite un-nerved him.
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