Born: 1879 - Deal, Kent, England
Died: 24 February 1968 - New Zealand
Herald (New Zealand) - 27th February 1968
was the greatest servant this council and the ratepayers of the
Walkohu County had" said the Walkohu chairman, Mr D G Dymock,
when at yesterday's meeting he led fellow councilors in a tribute
to the late Mr J G Appleton, a former clerk to the council. Mr Appleton's
death occurred at the week-end after a short illness.
Guy Appleton occupied the post of county clerk from 1911 to 1950,
during which time he immersed himself thoroughly in all activities
launched for the benefit of the county residents. He held a number
of honorary posts, including that of secretary to the Walkohu branch
pf the Returned Services Association.
in Deal, in the county of Kent in 1879, he was educated at Whitgift
Grammar School, Croydon, where he developed a lifetime enthusiasm
for cricket in particular. He later gave a good account of himself
in several other sports including bowling as a member of the Te
age of 18 Mr Appleton enlisted for service in the South African
War and on conclusion of hostilities elected to remains in the colony
and follow a farming career.
eight years in this pursuit and then came to New Zealand in 1911,
and winning appointment as assistant clerk. He succeeded to the
senior post shortly after.
year following his appointment he married Miss Mary Julia Seamons,
a member of a well known family. They continued to live in the county
township, and among his many interest Mr Appleton included the work
her performed as a member of the Church of England.
St John's Te Karaka as a member of the vestry and as treasurer and
was a lay canon of the Diocese of Waiapu, of which he was also an
elected representative on the General Synod of New Zealand. In diocesan
affairs Mr Appleton also served as chairman of committees in the
affairs he was active both in the South African War Veteran's Association
of which he was Gisborne branch secretary for several terms, and
the district organisation of the New Zealand Returned Services Association;
his services in the Walkohu branch of the RSA were recognised by
the award of the national associations merit badge. He was the only
South African veteran so honoured.
be remembered by his fellow members of the Walkohu association that
on the occasion of his award Mr E N Tilley, a vice president of
the national council traveled to Te Karaka to convey the personal
compliments of his colleagues to the recipient.
the many other services rendered by Mr Appleton to the Walkohu Count
was several years membership of the Gisborne Harbour Board as one
of it's representatives and his constant availability as a Justice
of the peace. After his retirement from council employment he gave
some years service to the National Party's district organisation.
paid to the late My Appleton at yesterday's meeting of the county
council echoed, in measure, those which marked his retirement from
the post of county clerk in 1950. the late Mr A A Fraser then chairman
told the 1950 gathering that the county had had one of the best
clerks to be found in New Zealand.
those who endorsed Mr Fraser's compliments were Messrs HJF Tombleson,
M Doyle, LHL Maclean, HH Dods, JB William, GS Bridge, AF Fitzgerald
and the present holder of the chairmanship Mr D G Dymock.
the time he joined the council's staff until his death on Saturday
Mr Appleton continued to make his home in the county township. His
last ailment, one of the few that his long and happily useful life,
was of short duration.
survived by Mrs Appleton, and their three daughters Margaret (Mrs
A P Gordon - Wainui Beach), Nancy (Mrs R J Feltham, Hunterville)
and Shirley (Mrs JCL Dowding, Te Karaka).
took place today at the Servicemen's lawn Cemetery, Taruheru following
a service at Holy Trinity.
(nee Seamons) Mary Julia
Born: 31 December 1885 - Gisborne, New Zealand
Died: 11 July 1983 - Gisborne, New Zealand
Herald (New Zealand) - 13th July 1983
INTEREST IN COMMUNITY
resident of Te Karaka, Mrs Mary Julia Appleton, 97, died in Gisborne
daughter of Mr and Mrs Edmund Seamons, Mrs Appleton was born in
Gisborne on December 31, 1885.
at Te Karaka, she was married to Mr John Guy Appleton at St John's
Church, Te Karaka, in 1912.
during her years in Te Karaka was involved in many community organisations.
Foundation member and president pf Te Karaka Plunket Society and
district life member she was for many years a member of SPCA and
a foundation member of St John's Church Guild.
had a life long interest in Guiding, having been a foundation member
of the Te Karaka Girl Guide Committee and a District Commissioner.
vestry, Women's Division of Federated Farmers and the Lady Galway
Guild were other organisations she took part in.
a keen bridge player and embroidery, cooking and sewing were also
among her many interests.
is survived by two daughters, Mrs Bobbie Feltham and Mrs Shirley
Born: 4 October 1892 - Cashel, Victoria, Australia
Died: 5 May 1950 - London, England
Ensign - Thursday, May 11, 1950
and district friends of Mr Charles Thomas Ballintine will regret
to learn of his death, which took place suddenly in London on Friday
last. Some weeks ago Mr and Mrs Ballintine left on a trip abroad.
The late Mr Ballintine was for many years attached to the staff
of Ledger, Wann and Co, Benalla. On severing connection with the
firm some years ago owing to ill-health, deceased carried on farming
pursuits in the district, and on disposing of his interest went
to live in Brighton. He was a member of the well known and highly
respected pioneer family of the district, and possesses many sterling
qualities, which made him popular wherever he went. Sincere sympathy
is felt for Mrs Ballintine in her great loss. He is survived by
two sisters, Annie (Mrs Poyzer), Elsie (Mrs Black) and one brother,
Born: 15 December 1860 - Bylands, Victoria, Australia
Died: 22 January 1917 - Benalla, Victoria, Australia
Eastern Ensign (Benalla) - Friday, 26th January 1917
dead body of Mr James Ballintine, one of the oldest farmers of the
parish of Upotipotpon, was discovered on some fallowed land, belonging
to Mr H Wilson of the same locality, on Monday last. Deceased was
about 3 chains from Benalla road. He was lying face upwards, with
his legs crossed and his head from his eyes upwards was blown completely
away. Alongside the bodywas deceased's own double-barrelled breech-loading
gun, one of the barrels being charged and the other empty. There
was also a hole in the ground close by into which the stock of the
gun fitted, as also a stick 18 inches long, the latter being appartently
used to operate the trigger of the weapon. There was also an exploded
cartridge near the body, and the head of the corpse was bleeding.
Everything pointed to a deliberate act of self-destruction. The
matter was reported promptly to the police heads at Benalla by the
finder of the body, of which Constable Gunther took charge and conveyed
to the deceased's home. Later on an inquest was held by Mr Walker,
the deputy coroner. Thomas Ballintine, brother of the deceased,
deposed to having discovered the body, stating also that his brother
seemed in his usual condition of health on the morning of the tradedy,
though he certainly appeared upset about the suicide of Charlie
O'Brien, At Goorambat; and he knew nothing, financially, to trouble
his deceased brother James Plzza said he saw the deceased at 3 pm
on the day the body was discovered and the deceased did not seem
well. Elsie Ballintine, daughter of the deceased, said that after
his dinner the same day her father read for a while and subsequently
disappeared. He had not enjoyed good health for the past three or
four years, through pains in the head and insomnia, medical treatment
giving him no relief.
Constable Gunther gave evidence in accordance with the factswe have
already stated on his visit to the scene of the tragedy. The deputy
coroner found that the cause of death was a gunshot wound in the
head but no evidence was given to show the deceased's state of mind
at the time.
Born: abt 1872 - Fiji
Died: 28 May 1946 - Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Free Press (Kyabram) - Friday, 31st May 1946
Kyabram's best known and oldest residents, Mr Robert Mimpriss Carey,
passed away at Echuca Hospital on Tuesday after having been an inmate
of that institution since last November. Deceased who was 74 years
of age was born in Fiji, his parents being the late Rev Jesse and
Mrs Carey. He came to Australia when only five years of age. For
almost 60 years he had resided on the orchard property at The Avenue,
An old Wesley Collegian, the late Mr Carey was a deep reader, and
possessed of keen perception and solid convictions. He often expressed
valuable opinions at meetings organised for the welfare of the fruit
industry as a member of the Lancaster Fruitgrowers Association.
A strong churchman, he devoted a great deal of his time in the interests
of the Methodist Church, and his pleasing and outstanding tenor
voice was heard for many years in the Methodist Choir and at functions
throughout the district. A sportsman in the highest degree he was
noted for his ability as a cricketer. During the years he played
for Kyabram and the district association he achieved much success
as a slow break bowler, not only against local opponents, but also
against strong metropolitan teams. He was also a capable batsman,
and on one occasion scored a century against Nathalia. Although
retired from active participation for a number of years, he delighted
to converse about the game he loved, and missed no opportunity of
witnessing a match.
The late Mr Carey was married twice, on the second occasion to Miss
Annie Thomas, 32 years ago. He is survived by his widow and one
son (Robert). A daughter (Pearl) by his first marriage also survives
him. Burial took place at the Kyabram cemetery yesterday. Before
the lengthy cortege left Kyabram Methodist Church the Rev FE Blyth
conducted an impressive service. He also officiated at the graveside.
Messrs EK Halliday and sons carried out the funeral arrangements.
Born: 1 March 1883 - Yandoit, Victoria, Australia
Died: 20 January 1942 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Arnaud Mercury - Friday, 23rd January 1942
- Mr C CHANDLER
of the death of Mr C Chandler, of Slaty Creek, was received on Wednesday
with deep regret. Mr Chandler had been ill for some time but this
did not lessen the shock to his many friends and relatives. The
funeral on Thursday afternoon was a very representative one, as
residents from all parts of the district attended to pay their last
tributes to a man whom all admired. A full report will be given
in our next issue.
Arnaud Mercury - Tuesday, 27th January 1942
- MR CHARLES WILLIAM CHANDLER
suffered a sad loss on Wednesday of last week, when the death of
Mr CW Chandler was announced, after a painful illness lasting about
born at Slaty Creek in 1883, and resided in the district until the
time of his demise. Mr Chandler was the son of the late John and
Mrs M Chandler, and was married in 1911 to Miss E Wright, of Slaty
Creek. The late Mr Chandler was recognised as a competent farmer,
and his business ability was often the subject of comment. Where
others, through neglect, had to renew machinery, Mr Chandler's equipment
lasted him for years, simply because all machines were kept in first
class order. In common with others in the district, he passed through
difficult times, but always rose above his difficulties to attain
a farmer's life leaves little opportunity for leisure, Mr Chandler
was keenly interested in all that pertained to the welfare of the
district, and any movement which aimed at the progress of the district
was given his enthusiastic support. As a young man, Mr Chandler
took an active part in the Rifle Club, and later became associated
with the Agricultural Society, where his suggestions and advice
were sought and often accepted. In the early days it was not easy
to communicate with neighbours, and Mr Chandler rendered local farmers
a service when he undertook the duties of secretary of the Coonooer
Bridge Telephone Syndicate. In the death of Mr Chandler, the Coonooer
Bridge Methodist Church has suffered a particularly heavy loss.
He took a keen interest in all matters pertaining to his church,
of which he was secretary and a trustee. Mr Chandler did not go
to church just because it was the right thing to do. His Christianity
was part of his life, and was put into practice at all times. Those
who knew him best, irrespective of creed, pay tribute to the way
in which he lived, and his true neighbourliness. Mr Chandler was
ever ready to give assistance when it was required, and nothing
was too much trouble when a neighbour was in difficulty. It was
such acts which proved the goodness and high outlook possessed by
Mr Chandler. In addition to being a keen churchman, he was also
a member of the I.O.R Lodge for 30 years.
and family of one son (Clifford) and three daughters (Dorothy, Evelyn
and Nessie) together with his only sister (Mrs R Reed) mourn the
loss of one who proved himself one of nature's gentlemen, a very
true and most affectionate husband, father and brother.
tribute could be paid to the late Mr Chandler's life than the very
large and representative cortege, which followed the remains to
the St Arnaud Cemetery on Thursday 22nd inst where the service at
the graveside was conducted by the Methodist Minister Rev WCJ Pearl.
The polished oak casket, with silver mountings was borne by Messrs
C Chandler (son), R Reed, T Wright and Russell Reed. The pall-bearers
were Messrs G Robinson, J Reseigh, J Young, V Fox, J Williams, G
Pole, D Pritchard, G Wright, M Postlethwaite and G Telford.
the large number of wreaths received from friends were those from
the: Telford Family; George and Daisy Pole and Gwen; George and
Lizzie Robinson; Members of Coonooer Bridge Red Cross; Mr and Mrs
H Pole and family; Mr and Mrs Jack Pritchard and Family; Mr and
Mrs IJT Grigg; Mrs Claxton, Os and Dorrie; Mr and Mrs E Quiggen;
Dr H Matheson; The Coonooer Bridge Sunday School; Mr and Mrs R Reed
and family; Mr and Mrs J Williams and family; Nell and Ray; Mr and
Mrs TA Burrage, Adelaide; Mr and Mrs J Reseigh; Mr and Mrs JM Young
and Vic; Mrs W Fox and family; Marion, Dick and Gwen; Bill, Ivy
and Lawrence; Mr and Mrs Chisholm and Family; Mr and Mrs J Polkinghorne
and Sons; Miss M Hodgson; St Arnaud Agricultural Society; Mr and
Mrs Harold Hamilton and the boys; Amy, Will and family; Mr and Mrs
Ivor Griffiths; Middleton, Jean and Vern; Mr and Mrs Hubert O'Donohue;
Mr and Mrs WR Sloane; Don and Elvie; Mr and Mrs G Hamilton and family.
Born: 1850 - Suffolk, England
Died: 30 April 1927 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Arnaud Mercury (Victoria) - 4th May 1927
Quite a number of friends will regret to learn of the death of Mr
John Chandler, a well known and successful farmer and grazier in
the Slaty Creek district for many years. Latterly he had lived a
retired life, but still retained an interest in his property, and
since the death of his wife resided with his son and daughter, Mr
Chas Chandler and Mrs R Reed, of Slaty Creek. Deceased had reached
the age of 77 years, and can truly be classed as one of the pioneers,
having come out to Australia at the age of 12 years, accompanied
by his parents. He was born in Suffolk, England. After spending
about eight years in the Eddington district, the late Mr Chandler
at 20 years of age, settled in Slaty Creek with his parents. He
was an expert judge of stock and a good conversationist, taking
a keen interest in all movements for the advancement of the district,
being also an ardent supporter of the Methodist Church. Deceased
had been on a health trip to New Zealand, and had returned to Sydney,
where he intended staying a little while. Unfortunately a street
accident about a fortnight ago necessitated his removal to Dr Jenner's
private hospital. Later members of his family were communicated
with,and Mr C Chandler hurriedly left for the sister state, and
was with his father at the time of death. The remains were brought
by train to St Arnaud, and the cortege moved from the Methodist
Church yesterday afternoon, the interment taking place in the local
cemetery, alongside those of his father, mother and wife. The coffin
bearers were Messrs W Reed, M Postlewaite, A Phillips, L Harley,
R Reed and W Fox, and the pall bearers Messrs T Robinson Senr, J
Wright Senr, T Telford, H Randall, D Harley, E Fox and GJ Telford.
The Rev Spencer Churchward (Methodist) officiated at the grave.
(nee Seamons) Martha
Born: 9 January 1851 - Tam O'Shanter Belt, Adelaide,
Died: 25 October 1909 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Arnaud Mercury - Wednesday, 27 October 1909
The death is announced of Mrs Chandler, wife of Mr John Chandler,
of Slaty Creek. Deceased, who had been ill for some time, was very
much respected. She was 58 years of age. The funeral will take place
today, leaving Slaty Creek at half past 12 o'clock for the St Arnaud
Born: 19 March 1887 - Benalla, Victoria, Australia
Died: 14 April 1982 - Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Ensign - April 1982
Alexander Chivers, the last surviving member of a pioneer family
in the Benalla district, died at Parkes, New South Wales on April
14. Mr Chivers died age 95 years. He was the son of James and Mary
(Boyd) who settled at Whitegate after emigrating from England in
the early 1850's. He spent his childhood on his parents property,
Savernake, and attended the Emu Bridge State School. After a trip
to New Zealand as a young man, he moved to Parkes, New south Wales
and settled on a property there. He married Miss Rose Blackstock.
His brothers and sisters all deceased were: George, Francis, Charles,
Algernon, David, Albert, Alice, William, Ellen (Mrs Dinning), Robert
and Maud (Mrs Murdoch). He is survived by his widow and children:
Norman, Gladys, Margaret, Edna, Lex, Robert, Les and Gordon.
(nee Seamons) Elizabeth Annie
Born: 20 July 1871 - Serpentine, Victoria, Australia
Died: 19 September 1933 - Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Advertiser - Saturday, 30th September, 1933
Mrs E A Hatt - The death has occurred of Mrs Elizabeth Ann Hatt,
61 years, at her residence, Walter Street. Mrs Hatt is survived
by her husband James Hatt, and five sons. The funeral, largely attended,
left Mr EW Jackson's chapel for the local cemetery. Many floral
tributes were received. The Rev R Fenwick-Brown officiated.
Born: 1874 - North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: 14 April 1944 - williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Williamstown Advertiser - Saturday, 22nd April 1944
Hatt, 71, died on Friday last week at his residence, Walter St.
He had resided locally for over thirty years and was well known
as a cricketer and active member of the Cricket Association. He
leaves five sons, his wife having predeased him. The funeral was
largely attended, leaving Mr Ernest W Jackson's chapel, Ferguson
St, for the local cemetery. The Rev RE McQuie officiated. In his
youth deceased played with North Melbourne CC and later starred
at Yarraville. The last of his long playing career over fifty years
was put in with the Kororoit Stars, a team which included four of
Born: 5 January 1847 - Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire,
Died: 10 May 1915 - Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
Free Press (Kyabram) - Tuesday May 13th 1913.
6 o'clock on Saturday evening a patient sufferer and ernest Christian
passed to his eternal rest, "sustained and cheered by an unfaltering
trust," in the person of Mr Frederick Judkins, an old and esteemed
resident of Kyabram, who had suffered for months past from cancer
on the liver. The remains were interred in the Kyabram cemetery
on Monday afternoon. A special service was held in the Methodist
church and many residents of the town and district followed the
remains to their last resting place. The Rev J Stafford conducted
the funeral service, and Mr Roberts made a few remarks, stating
that the late Mr Judkins desired the hymn "Take time to be
holy" sung over his grave. He refered to the last days of deceased,
his intense suffering, and the patience with which it was borne,
and his desire that all the praise and glory should be attributed
to his Divine Master. The late Mr Judkins was born at Aylesbury,
England, on January 5th, 1847. In the following year his parents
came to Australia, and finally settled at Franklinford. In later
years Mr Judkins selected land at Yarrawalla, and in 1877 was married
to Miss Matilda Roberts. In 1892 Mr & Mrs Judkins removed to
Kyabram, where they have since resided. Frederick & Matilda
did not have any children. Frederick was an orchardist in the Kyabram
area, and his property was called "Aylesbury Vineyard".
Born: 13 March 1871 - Coghills Creek, Victoria,
Died: 8 October 1958 - Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
Age (Melbourne) - Thursday, 9th October 1958
AT 87 OF REV G A JUDKINS
George Alfred Judkins, one of the best known Methodist ministers
in Australia, died at his home in Bruce Street, Box Hill, yesterday
87, and had been 61 years in the Methodist ministry.
a period of training at Queen's College, Mr Judkins entered the
ministry in 1897 at Mount Lyell and Strachan, Tasmania, and began
his Victorian ministry in the Richmond circuit in 1899.
he served at Yarram, Bendigo, Echuca, Horsham, Barkly Street, Ballarat,
Malvern and Canterbury.
he became director of social services department, serving in this
position for 14 years, and retiring in 1939.
was president of the Methodist Conference in 1937 and since his
retirement was chaplain to the Epworth Hospital for 18 years.
preaching until six weeks ago.
held in very high esteem for his social service work and was widely
known as a tireless campaigner in the temperance movement for many
is survived by his wife, Mrs Aline May Judkins, two sons, Dr HG
Judkins and Mr Alfred Judkins, and two daughters, Elvie (Mrs W Armstrong)
and Clare (Mrs A W Mitchell).
service will be at Box Hill Methodist church at 10 am, tomorrow
and the cortege will then go to Springvale.
Born: 6 September 1836 - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire,
Died: 14 April 1929 - Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
Creswick Advertiser - Friday 19th April 1929
One of the early pioneers of Victoria, Mr Henry Judkins passed quietly
away at his home in Narong Road, Caulfield on Sunday last, at the
age of 92 years. Mr Judkins arrived in Port Phillip Bay with his
young wife in the ship Mermaid in 1858. In early years and until
the time of his retirement he was connected with the Education Department.
For several years he was teaching in the Ballarat district. He was
actively associated with the Methodist church and did much in those
early years to establish the work. On Tuesday he was laid to rest
in the family grave in the Coghill's Creek cemetery.
(nee Roberts) Matilda
Born: 23 June 1854 - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died: 24 September 1935 - Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Free Press (Kyabram) - Friday, 27th September 1935
Mrs Matilda Judkins (relict of the late Frederick Judkins, formerly
of Kyabram and a well known Methodist local preacher) died in Melbourne
on Tuesday last. Deceased who was 81 years of age , was sister of
Elizabeth (Mrs Seamons, Yandoit), Ellen (WA), Sarah (deceased),
John (deceased), George (deceased), Joseph Vergen (WA), Richard
(deceased), Alice (Mrs Bamford, deceased) and aunt of Mr Will Seamons
Born: 26 February 1869 - Shepherds Flat, Victoria,
Died: 3 September 1912 - Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Argus (Melbourne) - Wednesday September 4th 1912
OF MR WH JUDKINS A ZEALOUS REFORMER
seems so strange to have dropped suddenly out of the hottest part
of the battle , into a quiet that is disturbing because of its clamorous
insistence." So recently, wrote Mr William Henry Judkins, whose
death occurred at his residence, Camberwell, a little after noon
yesterday. Mr Judkins was always a fighting force, and social reform
in this country and Methodism throughout Australia sustain a heavy
loss by reason of his passing.
The death of Mr Judkins, which closed a long battle against disease,
had been anticipated during the last few days. The deceased gentleman
was conscious and mentally alert to the very last, and the end came
with affecting peacefulness. Originally choosing the career of State
School teacher at his native town of Creswick, Victoria, Mr Judkins
later felt drawn towards the work of the Methodist Ministry. He
entered with zest upon the local preacher's work, and afterwards
passed through the students stages to a probationer's station in
New Zealand. In that country his strong personality and force of
character were eagerly recognised to a remarkable degree by his
temperance reform work. It was in New Zealand that his health first
showed signs of serious break-down. While yet a young man he had
to "go-slow", and with much mental distress he recognised
at last that for him the life work of the ministry was an impossibility.
He had to abandon the idea of ordination to the Methodist Church.
His force as a writer had won him some prominence in both New Zealand
and Australia at this time, and on his return to Melbourne he became
associated with the Australasian edition of the "Review of
Reviews" first as an advertising agent, and later as editor.
With temporarily improved health he threw himself actively into
social reform work in Melbourne, and his dominant character very
quickly made him a force to be reckoned with. His crusades against
the gambling evil , particularly in association with Rev AR Edgar,
Rev Henry Worrall and other will be vividly remembered. This anti-gambling
movement did much towards the passing of the Gambling Lotteries
and Betting Bill of 1906.
Mr Judkins in his private life, was a man of charming personality.
Quiet, genial, a winning friend, it was difficult to recognise in
him at his home the fiercely eloquent fighter of the public platform.
Thousands will miss him for his exemplary kindness of heart and
wise counsel, and the quiet, unobtrusive force of his character
has done much during his latter days to build up the reform work,
which was largely inaugurated amongst the religious community of
Melbourne. It is significant also that when he lay on his death
bed, the public testimonial to him was subscribed largely by his
Mr Judkins married a New Zealand lady and hid widow and one daughter
survive him. The deceased gentleman had completed his 43rd year.
A short service will be held at Wesley Church, this afternoon at
half past 2pm, when the funeral will proceed to the Boroondara Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at Wesley Church next Sunday afternoon.
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