Richards Family Obituaries
Thanks to June Keating
- 2 Nov 1919
ANN MANTLE; AGED 84
A very old
resident of Queenstown , in the person of Ann Mantle, wife of Mr T. Mantle, died at her
residence, Eastern Terrace, in the early hours of Sunday morning. Deceased had been in
very indifferent health for some considerable time, suffering from many ills peculiar to
her ripe old age of 84. Despite her four score years, however, and the fact that she had
been a martyr to rheumatism she was a remarkably industrious woman. All her life, indeed,
she was a great worker and a keen gardener, in this latter connection being a strong
supporter of the Wakatipu Horticultural Society.
Extract from THE ARROW OBSERVER, Wednesday, May 17, 1876.
NEWS of a melancholy accident reached us on Saturday last, from Queenstown. Mr Richards, who for some time resided in this town, and was engaged at Gilmours Mill, was drowned in the Wakatip Lake, 12 Mile, on Friday morning last. It appears, from what we learn, that he rose from his bed, and on being asked by his son where he was going, said he wouldnt be long; but he never returned alive, his body was found next morn, lying in about 2 feet of water. We cannot account for the occurrence in any way as he always seemed to be a very steady, sober and industrious man. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss.
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