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BAY OF PLENTY DEATHS
1872 - 1920
E - G

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EAGER On July 24th at Kilbirnie, Isabel, the beloved wife of Edward Fitzgerald Eager, of Tauranga. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6750, 31 July 1916, Page 2]
EAGER Mr E F Eagar is in receipt of advice to the effect that his late son Flying Officer Captain Neale Fitzgerald Eagar, who lost his life while engaged in aviation duties in Palestine, had been buried at Nekhl and a memorial service had been held for him at Cairo. The Air Force are unable to account for the accident which resulted in the death of the young officer. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIX, Issue 7484, 1 September 1920, Page 2 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIX, Issue 7538, 28 December 1920, Page 2]
EARL On the 21st inst at the residence of his niece, Mrs Moon, William Earl, aged 74. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 21 Aug 1908, p2 + article 24 Aug 1908, brother to Stephen Earl]
EARL On January 21st at his residence, Woodford, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Herbert Arthur, fourth son of Mr and Mrs A G Earl, Otumoetai, Tauranga. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6601, 1 February 1916, Page 2]
EARL We regret to learn of the death of Mrs E Earl of Aongatete, which occurred at the. Waihi Hospital today. Deceased was seized with a serious illness a few days ago, and was taken to the Waihi Hospital. The late Mrs Earl was an old resident of the Katikati district, and was very popular with all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss a large family, all grown up, the youngest son, James being away with the Expeditionary force. Much sympathy will be felt for Mr Earl and family in their great loss. The funeral takes place to-morrow afternoon leaving deceased's late residence at 2 o'clock. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XVII, Issue 7160, 7 May 1919, Page 3] Widespread regret is expressed at the sudden death of Mrs E Earl, of Aongatete. Mrs Earl seemed in the best of health on Saturday week when she drove into the township with Mr Earl. She was taken ill on Monday and Dr Brown of Waihi was sent for. As there was no improvement in her condition the doctor ordered her removed to the Waihi hospital later in the week, but despite all possible attention she gradually sank and passed away on Tuesday. The funeral took place at Katikati on Thursday, the Rev W H Rattray officiating at the graveside. There was a large attendance of friends and neighbours to pay their last respects to the deceased. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XVII, Issue 7164, 16 May 1919, Page 4]
EARL We regret to chronicle the death of a very old resident and war veteran of this district in the person of Mr Stephen Earl which occurred at his residence Elizabeth St last night at the age of 92 years. Deceased was born in Norfolk, England and about 71 years ago left for the Australian goldfields. He followed mining pursuits for some years. He then engaged in farming in the Geelong district and married while he was in Australia. He joined the 1st Waikato Regiment in Australia and landed in Auckland in 1863…He is survived by his widow and adult family of five sons and four daughters… [Bay of Plenty Times, 8 Aug 1922, p2]
EARL We regret to chronicle the death of Mrs E Earl, which occurred at her residence Elizabeth St yesterday at the age of 86 years. Deceased was born in Ipswich, England and in her early life accompanied her parents to Victoria. She was married at Geelong to Mr Stephen Earl about 70 years ago. Her husband joined the First Waikatos in 1863 and the following year Mrs Earl and family came over to New Zealand, settling at Greerton about 1866 and later residing with her family at Aongatete, Waihi and Tauranga. The late Mrs Earl is survived by an adult family of five sons and four daughters as well as numerous grandchildren. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the military cemetery. [Bay of Plenty Times, 2 May 1923]
EARLE The fears for the recovery of Miss [Ada Grace] Earle of Aongatete were only too well founded and she died on Saturday. The remains were brought to Tauranga today for burial. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 2 Aug 1897, p2 + death notice]
EARLE On April 15 at Otumoetai, Henry John, dearly beloved husband of Millicent Theresa Earle, and son of Mr and Mrs A G Earle. Accidentally killed by gunshot, aged 34 years. The funeral will leave the residence of deceased's parents, Otumoetai tomorrow, Thursday, at 2pm for the New Cemetery. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XVII, Issue 7153, 16 April 1919, Page 2] DISTRESSING SHOOTING ACCIDENT - MR J. H. EARLE LOSES HIS LIFE - A distressing accident, resulting in the death of Mr Henry John Earle, son of Mr and Mrs A. G. Earle, is reported from Otumoetai. It appears that on Tuesday afternoon, Mr Earle, junr., who recently arrived from the South Island, and who had just purchased Mr James Paterson's farm at Te Puke left his parents' house with his gun intending to shoot a hare. A report was heard shortly afterwards, but no particular notice was taken of it. As Mr Earle had not returned at tea-time, however, a search was made and deceased's mother found the body lying beside a fence, with the gun discharged, near by, It seemed clear that deceased was putting his gun through the fence when it went off and he received the charge in the face. Deceased was a married man and leaves a wife, and two children. [Te Puke Times 18 April 1919, Page 3] At the inquest into the death of Mr Henry John Earle, who was killed at Otumoetai on Tuesday last by a gunshot wound, verdict was returned that deceased met his death accidentally. [Te Puke Times 22 April 1919, Page 2 and Inquest - Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XVII, Issue 7154, 19 April 1919, Page 3]
EARLE The many friends of Mr and Mrs A G Earle, who recently resided at Otumoetai, will regret to learn of the death at Wellington of their son, Mr Frank Earle who has been in failing health for some time past. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVIII, Issue 7403, 11 May 1920, Page 2]
EARLY Mr E J Early, engineer to the Matamata County Council, died at the Auckland Hospital on Thursday last. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6762, 28 August 1916, Page 2}
ECCLES Captain Horace D Eccles, R.A.M.C, late of Kawakawa, was recently killed in action. The late Dr Eccles practised his profession in Tauranga some years ago, and was held in very high esteem by a large circle of friends, who will hear of his death with deep regret. When residing in Tauranga Dr Eccles took a keen interest in volunteer affairs. He was born in England, and entered Guy's Hospital, London where he passed his medical examinations and gained his degree. He came to New Zealand in 1900. On the outbreak of the war he offered his services to the New Zealand Medical Corps, but thee being no vacancy he went to England and enlisted there. He was immediately appointed medical instructor at one of the RAMC camps and within a month of enlisting was in the firing line in France. On July 25 of this year he was promoted and mentioned in dispatches being transferred from the Irish Rifles to the Artists Rifles.[Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6915, 21 September 1917, Page 2]
EDGAR - Coromandel, this day - A boating fatality occurred here at 4pm yesterday near Pita’s Island. A yacht capsized in a squall and the six occupants were precipitated into the water. William Edgar, miner, Jas Roil and Donald Calder were drowned…All the drowned men were married men…Edgar was an elderly man and his family is grown-up. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 21 Dec 1903, p2 + 23 Dec 1903]
EDGCUMBE On September 6, at The Knoll, Geraldine, daughter of Mr and Mrs Edgcumbe, aged 20 days. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 10 Sep 1873]
EDGCUMBE On April 28, at Thanckes, Tauranga, Robert Everard Valletort Edgcumbe, aged 9 weeks. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 1 May 1878]
EDGCUMBE On February 18, at Stone Hall, Stonehouse, Plymouth, the Honorable George Edgcumbe, aged 82 years. RIP. [Bay of Plenty Times, Thur 13 Apr 1882, p2]
EDGECUMBE On June 20th at Melbourne, from typhoid fever, Edward Mortimer, formerly of Hamilton and Tauranga, second son of the late Honourable George Edgecumbe of Stone Hall, Plymouth, England; aged 42. [Waikato Times, Sat 12 Jul 1890 + article Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 14 July 1890, p4]
EDWARDS On July 31, at Maketu, Ensign Edwards, 1st Waikato Militia… [Southern Cross, 8 Aug 1866, p3]
EDWARDS A telegram from Hamilton states that a fatal accident occurred there on Tuesday last. A lad named Benjamin Edwards, ? years, fell off a railway bridge near that place and was killed. [Bay of Plenty Times, Thur 1 Aug 1889, p2]
EDWARDS David, died 24 December 1891, at Te Aroha, 62 years, cattle dealer. Cause of death general debility, born Glen ?, Scotland, son of John Edwards, farmer and Jane Edwards, nee Will, in NZ 22 years. Buried Te Aroha Cemetery 26 Dec 1891. Married at Edinburgh, Scotland at age 23 to Margaret Watson. 1 male issue aged 34, 3 females aged 39, 36 and 19 years. Informant George Davey, agent duly authorised in writing by deceased’s son, Te Aroha. [RG 1891]
EDWARDS A large number of our readers will be sorry to hear of the untimely death of Mr A M Edwards, Secretary of the Liberal and Labour Federation of New Zealand… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 2 Apr 1902, p2]
EDWARDS On 16th September 1913 at Durham Street, Tauranga, Florence (Flossie), the dearly beloved fourth daughter of George and Matilda Edwards of Auckland, aged 15 years and 3 months. "Safe in the arms of Jesus'. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 6012, 17 September 1913, Page 4]
EDWARDS On January 19th, Eveline, beloved infant daughter of Richard and Louisa Edwards, Omokoroa, aged nine months. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLII, Issue 6064, 19 January 1914, Page 4]
EDWARDS We regret having to record the death of Kereru Edwards, the four year old son of Mr K Edwards of Grey Street. The little fellow was taken ill a few days ago and tetanus developed to which he succumbed yesterday afternoon about one o’clock. We extend to the parents our sincerest sympathy in their sad loss. [Bay of Plenty Times, 22 Jan 1919]
EDWARDS On March 3rd, at St. John's Vicarage, Te Puke, Mary Ann Edwards. At Rest." Her sisters return grateful thanks for many kindnesses. [Te Puke Times , 7 March 1916, Page 2]
EGAN Coromandel, Saturday. Mrs Egan, wife of Dennis Egan, died very suddenly today…Mrs Egan was 34 years old and leaves nine children, the youngest six months old. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 17 Apr 1899, p2]
EHRENFRIED General regret was expressed in Tauranga on Saturday last when it became known that Mr L Ehrenfried had departed this life the previous day in Auckland. Deceased had been unwell for some time…Deceased leaves a wife and one daughter to mourn their loss…In Tauranga the late Mr Ehrenfried owned the block of buildings at the corner of the Strand and Harington St, including four shops, the Tauranga Hotel and the Bay of Plenty Times office and we must say that we ever found him a good landlord. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 1 Mar 1897, p2]
ELEY It is our sad duty to record the death of Mr Frank Edward Eley, a highly respected resident of this town, which occurred suddenly at deceased’s residence Cambridge Rd at an early hour on Saturday morning, the cause of death being heart disease…57 years of age… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 21 Oct 1907, p2]
ELEY Telegraphic advice was received here today announcing the death of Mrs Eley, (widow of the late Mr F E Eley of Tauranga) which occurred in Dunedin on Sunday last. The late Mrs Eley was a cousin to the Hon. J A Millar. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 13 Jan 1909, p2]
ELLIOT On 22 September 1913 at Cameron Road, Tauranga, Vita Margaret, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs D Elliot, aged 7 1/2 months. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 6014, 22 September 1913, Page 4]
ELLIOT At Tauranga, NZ on the 8th inst., David Hunter (Boysie) aged 6 years, elder son of Mr and Mrs D Elliot. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XVII, Issue 7151, 11 April 1919, Page 2]
ELLIS On the 6th inst, at her residence Selwyn Terrace Parnell, Ellen, the beloved wife of Captain William Ellis, aged 62 years. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 8 May 1880, p2]
ELLIS Captain Joseph Ellis, uncle of Mr George Wrigley, and well known throughout this district died at his residence Wynyard St, Auckland last week… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 16 Aug 1897, p2]
ELLISON On March 26, 1918, killed in action in France, Private J Ellison, Twenty-second Reinforcements, husband of Mrs J Ellison, Omanawa Falls, aged 36 years. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7087, 6 November 1918, Page 2] The sad intelligence was received here today that Private John Ellison, of the 22nd Reinforcements, had made the supreme sacrifice. The deceased soldier was well known at Omanawa, and prior to his departure for the front was married to Miss Lilley. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 7002, 19 April 1918, Page 2]
ELSWORTH Agnes Elizabeth, died 7 October 1919 at Rotorua, widow, aged 73 years. Born Warwick, England, daughter of Philip Owens, baker and Agnes Vallance. Married at Auckland at age 20 to James Elsworth. Male issue living aged 40, female issue aged 39, 49; buried Anglican section Purewa Cemetery. [RG 1919]
EMANUERA On Thursday last a native who has borne a prominent character in this district died. Emanuera was the great obstructionist in the days of the prospecting in the Kaimai and other districts adjacent to Tauranga. He also took a prominent part in the war on this coast. About four years ago he ended his period of obstruction by delivering up a chain and compass he had stolen from Mr O M Creagh who was a member of a survey party whom Emanuera’s party drove out of the Whakamarama district. Emanuera died at Huhurua, Te Puna, at the ripe old ago of 70. [Bay of Plenty Times, Tues 31 May 1887, p2]
EMERSON We regret to record the death of Mr Charles Stuart Emerson, oldest son of our respected Inspector of Police. The late Mr Emerson was quite a young man when he died being only 30 years of age… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 30 Dec 1889, p2]
EMERSON We are sorry to chronicle the death of a son of Inspector Emerson, Stewart Emerson, who died of typhoid fever in the Auckland Hospital on Saturday. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 18 Apr 1898, p2]
EMUS Funeral of Sergeant Major Emus and Privates Ward and Stevenson. It was arranged, in order to give all the non-effectives who had distinguished themselves in the last brush with the natives an opportunity of attending, that the time for interment should not take place till 6 o’clock on Thursday…civilians of Te Papa…died gallantly defending… [Southern Cross, 28 Jan 1867, p6]
ENGLISH Opotiki, Tues. Mr W M English met with an accident while on his way from Ohiwa. While crossing the ford at Waioeka Bridge the buggy was capsized and it is feared that he is drowned. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 13 Sep 1893, p2 + body found 27 Sep 1893]
ERICSON By the Chelmsford which arrived at Auckland on Wednesday morning was taken up the body of a man named Thomas Ericson from Whangamata… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 6 Apr 1894, p4]
ERAWETI Eraweti, the King’s carpenter died at Te Puna on Wednesday. A tangi is now being held. Deceased belonged to the Tarewa tribe, North Cape and was married to a local Maori woman. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 26 Aug 1898, p2]
ERUERA At Hairini, Tauranga on May 17 1919, Whakatana Eruera, a chief of the Ngati Ranganui and Ngati Tapu tribes - deeply mourned by his people (also in Maori) [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XVII, Issue 7160, 7 May 1919, Page 2] The death occurred at the Hairini pa this morning of Whakatana Eruera, a well known chief of the Ngati Ranginui and Ngati Tapu tribes. Deceased had resided here all his life, and was a large land holder at Hairini, Oropi and Rotorua. He was the leading rangatira of the Hairini district. The customary tangi is in progress, and will be attended by natives from Rotorua, Waikato and surrounding districts. [Bay of Plenty Times, 7 May 1919]
ERWIN In referring to the influenza epidemic the Whakatane Press of Wednesday last gave the Whakatane death roll as follows: Judge T H Wilson, Messrs W Regan, Erwin, A J Baton, Williams, H Speight and a lad, R Fraser .... [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7094, 25 November 1918, Page 2]
ESDAILE On the 21st inst, the infant daughter of William and Mary Esdaile, aged four and a half months. The funeral will leave Stuart’s store at 3pm this day. [Bay of Plenty Times, Tues 22 Jun 1886, p2]
EVANS At the Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW, on September 28, Henry Evans, aged 28, late steward of Northern Club. Home papers please copy. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 14 Oct 1882, p2]
EVANS At Te Aroha, on 27th inst, Hannah, the dearly beloved wife of Frank George Evans, incumbent of St Mary’s. The funeral will leave the Parsonage at 2 o’clock today. [Waikato Times, Tues 31 Jul 1894]
EVANS On February 22 1907, at her residence First Avenue, Tauranga, Rachel, dearly beloved wife of Rev W Evans (late of Cambridge, Waikato) and daughter of Captain Saer of Newport SW England, aged 88 years. At rest. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 25 Feb 1907, p2 + article]
EVANS It is our sad duty to record the death of the Rev William Evans, which occurred at Auckland on Wednesday evening, in his 90th year, deceased having only survived his late wife by a few months…Mr Evans retired from active church work and took up his residence in Tauranga…leaves a family of five sons and one daughter… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 3 May 1907, p2 + 6 May 1907]
EVANS The friends of Rev F G Evans will regret to learn of the death of his only son Mr Charles George Evans at Cambridge at the early age of 20 years… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 28 Aug 1907, p2]
EVANS At the inquest on the body of John Evans, found hanging in a shearer’s mess room at Galatea, a verdict of suicide was returned… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 9 Feb 1910, p2]
EVANS - Opotiki. September 9. - Two men named Edward Farr and Emrys Evans have been missing since Wednesday night, when they left Ohiwa in a small boat for Kutarere at the head of Ohiwa Harbour. The boat was found washed up on the beach yesterday and at once there were grave fears for the safety of the men. Today the body of Evans was found near Ohiwa, and it is not considered possible that his companion landed safely. (The deceased Evans was engaged as a law clerk for some time in Te Puke. He was a native of Wales, and prior to living in Te Puke was im the service of the Auckland Education Board. He left Te Puke a short time ago to take up a clerical position at Kutarere. Farr was a photographer and is well known in Tauranga and Te Puke. [Bay Of Plenty Times 12 September 1910, Page 3]
EVANS A fatal sequence to the disturbance which took place at the Miners Union hall on Tuesday morning, occurred last night at 10.30, when George Frederick Evans, who was struck with a baton by Constable Wade, when the latter, it is presumed was shot by Evans, died as a result of his injuries ...[Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5884, 15 November 1912, Page 5,Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5886, 20 November 1912, Page 5 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5886, 20 November 1912, Page 5, Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5892, 4 December 1912, Page 5 and Bay Of Plenty Times , 6 December 1912, Page 5]
EVANS Information is to hand from Whakatane of a sad fatality. The three-year-old son of a Mr Evans (who is milking on shares and lives on Taneatua Road) was playing in the milking shed, when he was caught in the belting of the plant. Death was almost instantaneous, the child's body being badly mangled by the machinery. 1918/1698 Evans Ronald James 3Y [Te Puke Times, 22 January 1918, Page 2]
EVANS The death occurred at Katikati on Saturday on Mr Henry Evans, one of the officers of the Public Works Department employed in the location survey of the railway. Deceased was a returned soldier and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7097, 2 December 1918, Page 2] EYRE At Greerton, on March 6, Agnes Beatrice, daughter of Charles and Hannah Eyre, aged 3 years. (Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XV, Issue 2253, 7 March 1888, Page 2)
FAIRS The death is announced of Trooper C S [Cecil Sydney] Fairs of the Auckland Mounted Rifles who succumbed to dysentery on the 3rd inst...enlisted at Tauranga, having been a member of Mr A Findlay's staff for a long period ... [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6511, 12 October 1915, Page 3]
FALLWELL Word was received by Mr A G Fallwell yesterday announcing the death of his mother, Mrs S Fallwell, which occurred at Epsom, Auckland on Wednesday evening at the age of eighty years. The late Mrs Fallwell was born in Devonshire, England and came out to New Zealand about sixty years ago, settling in Auckland where she resided up till the time of her demise. The deceased is survived by a family of three sons and four daughters. 1915/410 Fallwell Martha 80Y [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIII, Issue 6302, 5 February 1915, Page 2]
FARLAND On November 30th, at Morrinsville, Barbara Ettie, dearly loved wife of Henry Farland, third daughter of the late John and Barbara Galbraith, and loved sister of Mrs E. Gilbert, Kataia, Mrs Hugh Douglas, and Misses I. and M. Galbraith, Paengaroa, aged 24 years. Mrs Hugh Douglas received the sad news on Saturday last of the death of her sister, Mrs Farland, who passed away on that day at the Morrinsville Hospital. The deceased was the third daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Galbraith, highly respected local residents, who opened the pioneer store in Te Puke, and who afterwards resided at Papamoa. [Te Puke Times 3 December 1918, Page 2]
FARMER The funeral of the late Mr James Farmer, of Manawaru, took place yesterday afternoon. There was a large gathering of sorrowing relatives and the great esteem in which the deceased was held was evidenced by the large number of friends, neighbours and residents who assembled to pay tribute of respect.… [Te Aroha and Ohinemuri News, Thur 16 Jun 1898]
FARR Edward - see EVANS Emrys [Bay Of Plenty Times 12 September 1910, Page 3]
FARRALL The many friends of Mr Geo. Farrall will be shocked to learn of the death of that gentleman which took place on the 5th inst in the Sydney Hospital. The cause of his death was a complication of heart disease and dropsy. Mr Farrall had been a resident among us for two years, having come to Tauranga for his health...about 30 years of age... [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 29 Apr 1889, p2]
FARRELL On 11 October, at his late residence, on Judea side, Mr Robert Farrell, aged 44 years. Deeply regretted. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 22 Oct 1873]
FARRELL At her residence Cameron Rd, Tauranga, on the 5th inst, Mrs Ester Farrell, widow of the late Robert Farrell, aged 59. The funeral will leave her late residence tomorrow Friday at 3pm. Friends will please accept this intimation. [Bay of Plenty Times, Thur 5 Dec 1889, p2]
FARRELL A terrible fire occurred at about three o’clock on Friday morning last at Maunder’s private boarding house Rotorua whereby at least as far as can be gleaned two persons lost their lives…well known in Tauranga and Te Puke named Don Farrell… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 3 Feb 1896, p2]
FARRELL On Friday evening last Sergt Phair received word that a young man, James Farrell, aged 19, was drowned on Thursday evening whilst bathing in the Whakatane river; his body was found on Friday morning. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 11 Jan 1904, p2]
FARRER On 20th September, at his residence Gardenhurst, Tauranga, in his 60th year, Richard Henry Farrer, late 18th Royal Irish, second son of the late Wm Dent Farrer of Brockley Park, Queens County. [The Times (London, England), Saturday, Nov 17, 1883; pg. 1; Issue 30980] The funeral will leave for the new cemetery at 1.30pm on Monday. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 22 Sep 1883, p2 + obit + funeral report 25 Sep 1883]
FARRER Taupo. A shepherd named Farrer fell into a boiling spring at Tokano on Saturday night…he died four hours after… [Bay of Plenty Times, Tues 16 Feb 1886, p2]
FARRER The Irish Times announces the death of Mrs H J Farrer, widow of the late Captain R H Farrer (Royal Irish Regiment) which occurred at Westland, Bridport, Dorset on October 1, in her 81st year. Deceased resided in the Tauranga district many years ago, living on the “Gardenhurst” property and will be remembered by many old citizens. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 17 Nov 1909, p2]
FAULKNER On October 7, at Tauranga, Mary Jane, youngest daughter of Mr George Faulkner, aged 2 years. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 9 Oct 1872, p2]
FAULKNER On September 28, at the residence of his father, Otumoetai, East Coast District, George, fourth son of Mr John Nees Faulkner, aged 25 years. Deeply regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends. [Southern Cross, 22 Oct 1873, p3 + article Bay of Plenty Times, 1 Oct 1873]
FAULKNER On February 14, James Edward Faulkner, aged 11 months. The funeral will leave the residence of his mother, Quarter Acres at 3 o’clock this day. Friends will please accept this intimation. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 14 Feb 1874, p2]
FAULKNER John Lees, died on 8 September 1882, at Tauranga, settler, 71 years, cause of death acute cystitis, son of Jarvis Faulkner, farmer and Elizabeth Faulkner, born Whitby, Yorkshire, England, in NZ 50 years, married at age 46 to Elizabeth Humphries, 5 sons and 4 daughters ages unknown. [RG 1882] Death of Mr J L Faulkner. It is with deep regret that we have to record the death of Mr John Lees Faulkner of Otumoetai at the advanced age of 71 years, which took place at his son’s residence, the Yorkshire Grey Hotel, Quarter Acres, about 11 o’clock yesterday morning… Mr Faulkner’s long residence here ranks him as the oldest settler in Tauranga, having arrived here in 1840, when he took up his abode in Otumoetai, the principal Maori settlement at that time, bringing with him his wife and family from the Bay of Islands… [Bay of Plenty Times, 9 Sep 1882, p2 + 11 Sep 1882]
FAULKNER It is with much regret we have to record still another death amongst the old original settlers of Tauranga, that of Mr Jarvis Faulkner, son of the late Mr John Lees Faulkner of Otumoetai, which occurred early yesterday morning. Mr Jarvis Faulkner was the second son…about 40 years of age ...[Bay of Plenty Times, Thur 21 Dec 1882, p2]
FAULKNER We regret to have to chronicle the death of Mrs J Faulkner wife of the well known manager of Mr G Musgrave’s coal, firewood and carting business. Mrs Faulkner has been suffering patiently for a long period and much sympathy is felt for her husband and son in their heavy bereavement. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 5 Jan 1900, p2]
FAULKNER On August 15, in Auckland Hospital, Lilly, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J D Faulkner, Tauranga. The funeral will leave Victoria Wharf at 9am tomorrow for the new cemetery. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 16 Aug 1901, p2 + article + 19 Aug 1901 + 21 Aug 1901]
FAULKNER We regret to record the death of an old and respected settler of this district, Mr Alfred Faulkner, who has been residing for many years at Bowentown. For some time past he had been suffering acutely from an internal complaint and his condition had been recognised as hopeless, the end coming on Monday. He leaves many relatives including brothers and sisters, among the former being Mr Joe Faulkner of Te Puna and Capt Chris Faulkner of the SS Mangapapa. The body of the deceased was brought here today, by boat for interment this afternoon in the old cemetery when a great many of his friends followed his remains to the last resting place. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 17 May 1905]
FAULKNER Mr George Faulkner, tablet officer at Paerata dropped dead in the Paerata station on Wednesday morning. Deceased had not complained of illness of late. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 2 Oct 1908, p3]
FAULKNER We have to record the death of Mr August Faulkner, third son of Mr J Faulkner of Te Puna, which occurred on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Deceased, who was in the prime of life, was in town on Monday and complained of being unwell. Medical advice was sought but death took place as above stated. Deceased was married to a daughter of the late Tamati Tu and he leaves a widow and one child of about two years of age. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 8 Apr 1910, p2]
FAULKNER Much sympathy is felt for Captain and Mrs Faulkner in the loss which they have sustained by the death of their fourth daughter, Miss Isabella Edith Faulkner, which occurred at Auckland on Monday at the age of 17 years, after a short and painful illness. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5679, 12 July 1911, Page 2]
FAULKNER On December 17, 1911 at the residence of her son (J D Faulkner), Elizabeth, relict of the late John Lees Faulkner, aged 91. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XL, Issue 5746, 18 December 1911, Page 4] It is our sad duty to record the death of Mrs Elizabeth Faulkner, relict of the late Mr John Lees Faulkner, which occurred here yesterday at the ripe age of 91 years. Deceased had lived in the Tauranga district for 67 years. Her husband was a prominent resident in these parts before and after the Maori war. He was engagcd as a trader, and had a store at Otumoetai, where he purchased wheat, potatoes, gum, pigs, etc., from the Natives, and sold to them in return [for] clothing and food. He owned several trading vessels which were used in the transport of goods between Tauranga and Auckland. When the war broke out Mr Faulkner was compelled to transfer his storekeeping business to Tauranga, which was established on the site now occupied by Messrs Dickie and Mathieson's premises. He conducted the business on the Strand for some time, and then re-established the Otumoetai store, which he ran successfully for some years afterwards. Subsequently he retired from business and took up his residence on land at Otumoetai. Mrs Faulkner is survived by one son, Mr J D Faulkner who is the proprietor of a ferry service between the town and Maunganui. The funeral took place this afternoon, the last rites of the Church of England being performed at the graveside by the Rev. Canon Jordan. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XL, Issue 5746, 18 December 1911, Page 5]
FAULKNER The death occurred at Te Puna on Saturday of a young man named Taihere Faulkner, who succumbed after having been in indifferent health for some time. Deceased who was a son of Mr Joseph Faulkner, was well known as a footballer of some note. [Bay of Plenty Times, 7 Oct 1912]
FAULKNER The death occurred at Matapihi on Friday last of Mr John Faulkner, eldest son of the late Mr John Lees Faulkner, who in the early days was a well known trader. Deceased was 86 years of age and is survived by a widow but leaves no family. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 3 Mar 1913]
FAULKNER On July 5th 1916, Annie Lizzie, beloved wife of John Faulkner. In her 56th year. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6730, 5 July 1916, Page 2] It is with sincere regret that we record the death this morning at 10 o'clock of Mrs Faulkner, wife of Mr J D Faulkner of Devonport Road. The deceased lady, who was a daughter of the late Mr Hartis Piercy, has been ailing for some time from heart affliction and her end was not altogether unexpected. Mr Faulkner and family will have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their bereavement. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6730, 5 July 1916, Page 2]
FAULKNER Accidentally killed on the launch Farina on August 7th, 1917, Captain John Daniel Faulkner, aged 59 years. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 689, 8 August 1917, Page 2] A TRAGIC END - Very great regret was expressed locally when the news reached Te Puke that Mr J. D. Faulkner, master of the wellknown launch Farina, had met with a fatal accident on Tuesday morning. It appears that the vessel left the Town Wharf for the Mount at the usual time, half past nine. As she was turning the north-eastern corner of the Railway Wharf she apparently came in contact with a projecting headstock on the wharf which crashed through the glass screen immediately in front of the helm and struck Mr Faulkner, crushing the top of his head against the inner partition. Mr Robert Faulkner, who was driving the launch, immediately went to his father's assistance, but death was instantaneous. The body was taken back to Tauranga, where an inquest was held. The following verdict was returned - That the deceased met his death by accidentally coming into contact with a dangerous headstock projecting from the railway wharf, and the jury adds a rider that steps should be taken to remove this danger. The late Mr Faulkner, who was 59 years of age. was born in Tauranga, and had conducted a ferry service to the Mount for many years past. He was most highly respected, and his untimed death is to be much deplored. 1917/279 Faulkner John Daniel 59Y [Te Puke Times, 10 August 1917, Page 3, Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 689, 8 August 1917, Page 3 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 689, 8 August 1917, Page 3, and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6897, 10 August 1917, Page 3]
FAULKNER A very old resident of the Te Puna district in the person of Mr Joseph Faulkner died at noon today at Te Puna. Deceased was the eldest son of the late Mr J Faulkner, who was a well known trader in these parts before the days of the Maori war and conducted a store at Otumoetai ... Deceased was twice married and is survived by three sons and eight daughters, all of whom are married and residing in the Tauranga district. The surviving sons are Messrs Frederick, Charles and Joseph Faulkner. The only surviving brother of the deceased is Captain Chris Faulkner, of the steamer Tasman. The brothers who predeceased him were Messrs Jarvis and Alfred Faulkner, while the late Mr J D Faulkner was a step-brother. Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Rawiri of Matapihi are daughters of the deceased. The interment will take place at Te Puna. [Bay of Plenty Times, 17 Apr 1918 p3]
FAULKNER On November 28th, at the residence of his parents, at Gate Pa, Alfred George, second son of Mr and Mrs A P Faulkner from pleurisy following influenza, aged 14 years and 5 months. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7096, 29 November 1918, Page 2 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7096, 29 November 1918, Page 2] In Memoriam - In loving memory of our beloved son Alfred who died from influenza on November 28th 1919 (sic) aged 14 years - verse - inserted by loving parents, sisters and brothers, Mr and Mrs Faulkner and family. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XIVII, Issue 7282, 28 November 1919, Page 4]
FEENY Woman drowned at Rotorua. On Thursday forenoon Sergt Cahill received the following telegram from the constable in charge at Ohinemutu. “Miss Feeny found drowned in the Priest’s Bath this morning”… [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 22 Sep 1883, p2 + 18 Oct 1883]
FENDICK Many residents hereabouts will doubtless remember Mr A L Fendick who spent some time in this neighbourhood a few years back and they will be sorry to hear of his untimely death in England through taking an overdose of laudanum when suffering from insomnia in the hope of alleviating his distress. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 21 Apr 1897, p2]
FENNE Thames, Fri. Further particulars regarding the death of Edward Fenne are now available…at Karangahake on Monday afternoon…slipped and fallen backwards… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 10 Aug 1894, p4]
FENNEGER A melancholy occurrence took place on Friday last, when a man named J P Fenneger, lately of Stratford, Taranaki, a native of Switzerland, expired after a fortnight’s illness at Dr Fook’s private hospital. Deceased arrived here a few weeks back looking for land… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 29 Dec 1902, p2]
FENNELL On February 21, Frank Henry Sydney Fennell, youngest son of Sydney Danvers and Kate Audley Fennell. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 26 Apr 1884, p2]
FENTON It is with regret that we have to notice the death of an infant child of our fellow townsman…of Mr James Fenton’s… [Bay of Plenty Times, Tues 18 Aug 1885, p2]
FENTON Mrs S Fenton, formerly of Tauranga, died at Kikowhakariri, near Coromandel about 10 days ago. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 20 Apr 1891, p2]
FENTON At Tauranga, on July 9, John Fenton, aged 52 years. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 10 Jul 1899, p2 + article]
FENTON Word was received by Mrs E Lever on Saturday from the Minister of Defence intimating that Private Alvar F Fenton (Auckland Infantry Battalion) had died of wounds in France on February 14. Deceased resided in this district for many years and was educated at the Gate Pa and Bethlehem Schools. He was engaged in farming work in the Tauranga district for many years and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 68215, 28 February 1917, Page 2]
FENTON The late Mr James Henry Fenton who died at Te Puke on Monday afternoon, at the age of 73 years was born in the town of Antrim, Ireland… [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6910, 10 September 1917, Page 3 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6911, 12 September 1917, Page 3] On September 10th, at his residence, No. 2 Road, Te Puke, after a lingering illness, James Henry Fenton, beloved husband of Alice Fenton, in his 73rd year. The funeral of the late James Henry Fenton will leave the homestead, No. 2 Road, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 12th inst. [Te Puke Times 11 September 1917, Page 2] A very old settler in the person of Mr James Henry Fenton passed away at his residence, No. 2 road, on Monday morning. The deceased, who had been engaged in farming pursuits since his arrival in the district, was highly respected. His death was not unexpected, as he had been ailing for a considerable time. A widow, five daughters, and three sons are left to mourn his loss. The funeral takes place at 2 o'clock to-morrow. [Te Puke Times, 11 September 1917, Page 2]
FENTON The sad news reached Mrs J. H. Fenton on Tuesday last that her eldest son, Private John G. Fenton, had been killed in action. The deceased, who was 29 years of age, was a native of this district, and had lived here practically all his life. He entered camp about twelve months ago, and had been in France since October. Prior to joining the ranks he was engaged in farming pursuits. The greatest sympathy will be felt with Mrs Fenton and her family in their bereavement. [Te Puke Times 12 April 1918, Page 2 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 6998, 10 April 1918, Page 2]
FERGUSON On Tuesday 7th inst., at Langside, Tauranga, Daisy youngest daughter of Alexander and Charlotte Ferguson, ageed 22 years, after a lingering illness. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLL, Issue 5905, 8 January 1913, Page 2] We regret to record the death of Miss Daisy Ferguson, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs A Ferguson, which occurred at her parents' resident 'Langside' yesterday at the age of twenty two years... [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLL, Issue 5905, 8 January 1913, Page 2]
FERGUSON It is our sad duty chronicle the death of Mr Allen Hill Ferguson, which occurred on Saturday afternoon at the age of sixty-nine years. Deceased enjoyed fairly good health until Thursday last, when he was seized with a paralytic stroke, and succumbed at two o'clock on Saturday afternoon. The late Mr Ferguson was born at Arbroath, Scotland and came out to New Zealand about fifty years ago, living for a time in the South Island. About 38 years ago he took up his residence in Maketu, where he engaged in hotelkeeping and later conducted a storekeeping business in that township. Later he moved to Matata where he was well known as the proprietor of the Horse Shoe Inn. About eight years ago he disposed of his interest in the hotel and came to Tauranga, subsequently moving to Matapihi, where he has since resided. Deceased was much esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a widow, but no family. Mrs Willie, of Auckland is a sister of the deceased's and Mr R Duncan of Wellington is a cousin. The funeral took place this afternoon, the burial service being conducted by the Rev A C Wedderspoon. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5996, 11 August 1913, Page 4]
FERRIS A young man named Frank Ferris while walking over the Hamilton Railway Bridge with another man named Davis on Saturday night tripped over a plank and fell into the water ... [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 1 Apr 1908, p2]
FIELD The death occurred at Waihi on Sunday last of Mr Arthur Osgood Field, a former resident of Tauranga. Deceased had lived in Waihi for the past 15 years ... [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 68219, 9 March 1917, Page 2] FIELDER - Rotorua - Mr C R Fielder’s infant child, which died on the 23rd inst, was interred yesterday in the cemetery. Mr Keys acted as undertaker and the burial service was read by the Rev F H Spencer. The usual revolting scene was enacted at the grave, the coffin being lowered into three feet of water. We shall have more to say on the subject of our burial place in a future issue. [Bay of Plenty Times, 29 Jul 1889, p2]
FIELDING The infant child of Mr and Mrs Denis Fielding, Waimapu, died yesterday and much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents. This makes the third death during the current week, a coincidence dear to the superstitious heart. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 14 Feb 1896, p2]
FIELDING An old identity passed away on Monday last at the home, Auckland, in the person of Mr John Fielding who came here in the early days with the Waikato Militia and saw a good deal of service in the war time. He also spent several years on the goldfields both in Australia and the South Island with varied fortunes. He leaves a widow and several children (grown-up) and grandchildren. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 3 Sep 1902, p2]
FIELDING It is our melancholy duty to record yet another death in town, that of one of our oldest residents Mrs Sarah Fielding… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 12 Jan 1903, p2, wife of the late John]
FIELDING At Waihi, on October 21 1906, Sarah Charlotte, beloved wife of John Fielding and only daughter of P and A Herbert of this town. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 22 Oct 1906, p2 + article]
FINLAY A Paeroa telegram states that the dead body of an elderly man named Edward Finlay was found in the water table beside the railway line on Curtain’s Hill, Waitoa on Monday… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 8 Jul 1908, p2]
FIRTH Ohinemutu. A melancholy event occurred on Monday afternoon last, in the drowning of a young gentleman from Sheffield named Alfred Firth. He had only been here a day or two… [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 9 Jun 1883, p2 + inquest 12 Jun 1883 + 16 Jun 1883]
FISHER On 2nd November at Reay House, Inverness, Scotland, Colonel Arthur a’Court Fisher, CB Royal Engineers, aged 49. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 20 Dec 1879, p2]
FITCH On August 13, 1917 at the residence of his daughter (Mrs J Bruns), Elizabeth Street, James Sawyer Fitch, aged 82 years. The funeral will leave Mrs Bruns residence at 1.30 o'clock tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon for the New Cemetery [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6898, 13 August 1917, Page 2] It is our sad duty to chronicle the death of Mr James Sawyer Fitch which occurred at the residence of his daughter (Mrs J Bruns), Elizabeth Street at six o'clock this morning at the age of eighty-two years. Deceased was born in Cornwall and at an early age came out to the Ballarat diggings, and witnesses the whole of the proceedings in connection with the Eureka Stockade. Late her came to New Zealand and engaged in hotel-keeping at Timaru. In the sixties of last century he went to Thames and for many years conducted the Cornwall Arms Hotel. He afterwards went to Reefton and was proprietor of a hotel there for a long time, eventually retiring. He then settled in Paeroa and five years ago accompanied his daughter Mrs Bruns to Tauranga, where he had since resided. He is survived by a family of two sons and two daughters. The elder son is Mr J Fitch, a farmer of Gisborne, and the other son Mr Richard Fitch, is engaged on the staff of the Talisman mine, Karangakake. The daughters are Mrs J Bruns, of Tauranga and Mrs E Clayton of Paeroa. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon at 1.30 o'clock. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6898, 13 August 1917, Page 2]
FITZGERALD Private Philip Fitzgerald, 43rd Regiment. [Killed at battle of Gate Pa, Tauranga 29 April 1864, Southern Cross, 2 May 1864, p5]
FITZGERALD We regret to have to chronicle the death of Mr Patrick Fitzgerald, an old and highly respected settler, who passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday afternoon at 4pm. The deceased, who was 60 years of age, came from Melbourne in 1863 on the good ship Caduceus, having joined Colonel Pitt’s militia there for active service in New Zealand…He leaves a wife and grown up family of four sons and two daughters to mourn their loss… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 21 Oct 1889, p2]
FITZGERALD At the inquest on the body of the Waihi chemist, Mr W C Fitzgerald, the jury returned a verdict that the cause of death was misadventure due to an overdose of trienal, taken whilst in a weak physical state of health. [Bay of Plenty Times, 17 Oct 1906, p2]
FITZPATRICK A soldier of the 12th Regiment named Michael Fitzpatrick was lately drowned in the harbour at Tauranga by the upsetting of a boat. [Southern Cross, 1 Oct 1866]
FLAVELL Many here will be sorry to hear of the death of Mrs Flavell, wife of Mr D R Flavell, formerly first assistant in the Tauranga School. Mr Flavell received the appointment to the Pukekohe School on the transference of Mr Semadeni from there to Tauranga and had only taken up his residence a few weeks when his wife, who for a long time had been an invalid, expired. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 30 Aug 1901, p2]
FLEMING On 1st August, at Tauranga, Dr A A Fleming, late of Oamaru. Southern papers please copy. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 3 Aug 1906, p2 + article]
FLETCHER On March 16, at his residence Holmwood, Katikati, in the 78th year of his age, Thomas Henry Fletcher Esq. His end was peace. Home papers please copy. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 21 Mar 1889, p2 + article]
FLETCHER On May 19, at Homewood, Katikati, Kempston Fox Fletcher, aged 24 years. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 20 May 1889, p2]
FLETCHER With feelings of deep regret writes our Katikati correspondent, I have to report that death has claimed another of the pioneers of the No 1 Settlement, Mrs Grace Fletcher having, at the age of 81, peacefully passed away… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 29 Mar 1909, p2]
FLOWERDAY The many Tauranga friends of Mr A Flowerday of Oporuriao will regret to hear of the death of his son Albert, which occurred on Tuesday; the deceased lad had been a sufferer for a considerable period… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 16 Jul 1909, p2]
FOLEY Isabella, died 30 Jan 1876, Hamilton St, Tauranga, daughter of Dennis Foley and Jane Foley, cause of death diarrhoea, born Katikati, buried Tauranga. [RG 1876]
FOLEY On Tuesday evening Denis Foley, a very old resident of Katikati left the hotel there shortly after eight o’clock intending to go home. He did not reach there, however as there was no sign of him in the morning of Wednesday search was made by Const Dunne and others and his hat and lantern were found in Mr Lockington’s paddock on the banks of the Uretara river. Yesterday morning the body of the unfortunate old man was found in the river about half a mile lower down and he appeared to have met his death by drowning. Const Dunne communicated the facts to Sergt Kelly and an inquest was arranged to be held. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 1 Jun 1900, p2 + 4 Jun 1900]
FOOKS On Wednesday March 30th, at the residence of Dr Brown, Ernest Edward Fooks, surgeon, beloved husband of Marion E Fooks; in his 40th year. The funeral will leave Dr Fleming’s residence tomorrow (Thursday afternoon) at 2.30. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 30 Mar 1904, p2 + obituary + 1 Apr 1904]
FORBES The death is recorded of Sergeant J W Forbes, late of the police force, who was temporarily in charge at Tauranga about two years ago and made a very favourable impression on those who were brought in contact with him… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 23 Aug 1905, p2]
FORBES The many friends of Mr E C Forbes will regret to hear of his death which occurred at Opotiki last evening. Deceased was proprietor of the Royal Hotel, Opotiki and was held in the very highest esteem by all who knew him. He took a real live interest in public affairs and was ever ready and willing to help in the advancement of coastal interests. 1912/4296 Forbes Ernest Colebrooke 44Y [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XL, Issue 5805, 10 May 1912, Page 5]
FORD - Paeroa, Thurs - Particulars regarding the fatal accident to Edwin Ford at Waitekauri…verdict of accidental death... [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 18 Feb 1898, p2]
FORTUNE The death is announced of Mr H. Fortune, proprietor of the Whakatane, Hotel, who passed away on Tuesday last, after a short illness. The deceased gentleman at one time conducted a store in Rotorua. He leaves a widow and daughter to mourn their loss. [Te Puke Times 15 October 1920, Page 2] We regret to announce the death of Mr H Fortune, of Whakatane, which occurred on Tuesday after a short illness. The deceased was well known in former days as a storekeeper at Rotorua and Te Puke, and in later years as proprietor of the Whakatane Hotel. He leaves a widow and daughter to mourn their loss. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIX, Issue 7519, 14 October 1920, Page 2]
FOSTER Paeroa, Thurs. A shocking accident occurred on the railway line Thursday evening, a man named Peter Foster being killed by the downward Auckland train. Deceased appears to have been on his way home to his residence which was on the Te Aroha side of the Ohinemuri River… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 19 Jun 1896, p2]
FOSTER Confirmation has been received by Mr and Mrs F. F. Foster, of Taneatua, of the death from pneumonia, in Egypt, of their youngest son, Private Sydney Chamberlain Foster, a member of the Australian Expeditionary Force. Private Foster joined the Ninth Battalion at Toowomba, Queensland, on the 26th August, and died on December 30th. He was between twenty-five and thirty years of age. His parents formerly resided at Te Puke and at Maketu. [Te Puke Times, 15 January 1915, Page 2 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIII, Issue 6286, 18 January 1915, Page 2] Also NEW ZEALANDER'S DEATH FROM PNEUMONIA IN EGYPT - Sydney, Jan 5 - It is officially reported that Private Sydney Foster Chamberlain, of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, died of pneumonia in Egypt (sic) [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIII, Issue 6275, 5 January 1915, Page 3]
FOX Fatal accident at Opotiki. Captain Baker of the schooner Opotiki informs us that on Friday last a fatal accident occurred at Opotiki by which a man named John Fox lost his life. [Southern Cross, 10 Aug 1871 p2]
FOX It is with extreme regret we have to record the death of Mr Charles Court Fox, which took place yesterday morning. The deceased had been a resident in the district for upwards of 8 years… [Bay of Plenty Times, Thur 19 Nov 1885, p2 + death notice]
FOX At her residence Cameron Rd, Tauranga, on the 4th inst, Ann, relict of the late C C Fox; aged 59 years. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 5 Oct 1887, p2 + article]
FOX The tangi over the remains of the late Major Fox (Te Pohika Taranui) is proceeding at Maketu and several hundred Natives have already assembled there. The remains of the late chief will not be interred for some days yet as the arrival of some close relatives has to be awaited; the body will then be placed in a family burying place adjoining the deceased's large carved whare. Among those whose presence is now awaited are a cousin and aunt of the deceased, Katerina Te Kaho (Mrs D Asher), and her mother Rahera Te Nia, for whom the deceased always entertained a high regard. A part of Natives arrived here on Wednesday night to secure a large quantity of gunpowder which arrived for them by steamer and will be used in keeping up the firing of frequent salutes during the mourning ceremonies. It is said there has been nothing like the firing heard during the last few days, since the sanguinary battle at Te Tumu. Capt Mair who holds the Cross for distinguished bravery in the field in the Te Kooti raids, is assisting largely in the arrangements on behalf of Government, as it is desired to show marked respect to the memory of the deceased loyal chief, who like Major Kepa, (Wanganui), Major Wahawaha, (East Cape), Henare Te Pukuatlia, (Rotorua), and other loyal Arawa chiefs assisted greatly in saving the lives of settlers from the bloodthirsty followers of the arch-murderer Te Kooti. On the day of the funeral, as yet not fixed, it is intended to arrange for a display of unusual magnitude and to give the old warrior a burial with all military honours befitting his rank and services. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 19 Jul 1901, p2 + 12 Jul 1901, 17 Jul 1901, 19 Jul 1901]
FOX We regret to hear of the death of the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs A Fox, Te Puke, which occurred here on Saturday morning through convulsions supervening on pneumonia. The funeral took place this morning at 11 o’clock the Rev J S Pattulo officiating. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 19 Jan 1903, p2]
FOX Mr A. F. Fox received a telegram on Thursday morning announcing the sad news that his brother, Mr Charles Fox, of the Northern Steamship Company's staff at Opotiki, had succumbed to heart failure. The deceased, who had been a sufferer for some time from a weakness of the heart, leaves a widow and family of two. Mr Fox left in the afternoon for Opotiki in order to attend the funeral. [Te Puke Times, 21 July 1916, Page 2 and obituary Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6742, 21 July 1916, Page 2]
FOXCROFT On September 22, at the Tauranga Hospital, Mercy Ann (nee Elliott), beloved wife of William Lord Foxcroft, aged 34 years. Wellington papers please copy. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6771, 18 September 1916, Page 2 and obituary Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6773, 22 September 1916, Page 2]
FRAME A man named George Frame, over 70 years of age, was killed at Napier on Friday evening. While passing over a railway crossing he was caught by a cowcatcher on a train and thrown aside with such severe injuries to his head that he died soon after. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 8 Jul 1892, p2]
FRANCIS On the 11th inst at Te Puna Point, Thomas Francis, aged 69… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 13 Aug 1909, p2 + obituary]
FRANCIS Private W J [William John] Francis, who died of wounds on September 17, was the youngest son of the late Mr G W Francis of Osbourne Terrace, Warrenport, County Down, Ireland and was 27 years of age ... came to New Zealand three years ago ... he enlisted in a reinforcement draft from Tauranga, where he had been residing with his cousins Mr R Francis ... he leaves a wife and child in England. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6799, 24 November 1916, Page 2
FRANCIS Another young man from this district, Sergeant James H Francis, has laid down his life for King and Country, having been killed in action on July 25. Early in the war Sergeant Francis enlisted and participated in the operations at Gallipoli, where he so distinguished himself as to earn the special recognition of the military authorities for valorous conduct in the field. Later he went with the New Zealanders to France. At one time he lived in the Waimana district and later came to Tauranga where he was employed in the timber milling industry and with the Public Works Department. Sturdy and strong he was a fine soldier, who was greatly respected by all who knew him. We understand that he has a sister and probably other relatives in New Zealand. [aka James FREW][Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6898, 13 August 1917, Page 2]
FRANKAU Second Lieutenant P E Frankau, Rifle Brigade who was killed in action at Gaza while attached to the Cameronians was the second son of the late 'Frank Danby', the novelist. In 1911 he married Miss Frances B MILLER eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs S B Miller of Tauranga. Early in life Lieutenant Frankau gave up his scholastic career in order to devote himself to farming and exploration. He had travelled considerably and finally had settled in Rhodesia, enlisting at the outbreak of war. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 6979, 22 February 1918, Page 2]
FRANKLYN On June 15th at Wakefield, Nelson, Major W N Franklyn, the beloved father of Mrs W J Baigent, Tauranga. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XVII, Issue 7177, 16 June 1919, Page 2]
FRASER It was our mournful duty to announce in an extra yesterday the demise of another of our gallant officers. Lieutenant-colonel James Fraser died at Tauranga on the 10th instant of a low typhoid fever, after an illness of 14 days. We purpose giving a short account of his services, which have been so valuable to the colony. James Fraser was of Scottish origin, being descended from the Lovat family. His parents settled in Canada and in course of time he entered her Majesty’s service as an ensign in the 73rd Regiment; with it he served in India during the Mutiny – for some time as adjutant of a wing of the regiment. On his return home, being anxious for active service he sold out with a view of joining the Federal army, but eventually came to New Zealand. In August 1864 he was appointed captain of military settlers in Napier. In October of that year Mr Volkner was murdered at Opotiki and a general rising took place along the East Coast. At that time the whole military force of the country was employed on the West Coast under General Cameron and with the exception of the force at Tauranga there were no Imperial troops on the East Coast. These were not moved and the work had to be done by the colonial forces. Mr McLean sent Captain Biggs off with thirty men to Waiapu and Fraser volunteered to join him. He accordingly embarked with sixty men and began his career of success. A series of skirmishes occurred before he was enable with the help of Morgan and his tribe to attack on Pakairomiromi. He led the attack in person, being the first man in the pa and getting his cap shot off. The rebels here suffered very heavily. Shortly afterwards he invested Pukemaire, a pa believed to be impregnable, but after hard fighting in the trenches, finding themselves in imminent danger, the Hauhaus evacuated the place, and retired to an interior fortress in Hick’s Bay. Biggs, his companion in arms, followed up with vigour, supported by Fraser, and the result was the surrender of 500 rebels. Immediately after this he was ordered to Poverty Bay, and here his soldierlike talents shone forth. He led not only the enemy but his own people to believe he intended to attack Pukeameonga. On this hill the hauhaus entrenched themselves strongly and Fraser, by a night march, left them on his left and attacked Wairangahika (a pa built close by the bishop’s house). The fighting here for two days was very severe and many lives were lost; but the upshot was that the enemy were defeated again with very heavy loss. Wairoa was the next scene of operations, and in concert with Ropata, Fraser invaded the Urewera country and chased the enemy right up to the Waikaremoana lake and fought him at Onepoto. Subsequently, on the occasion of a Hauhau attack on Napier in 1866 he intercepted one column of the enemy at Petane and defeated it with slaughter. The results of his campaign on the East Coast may be briefly summed up; 1,800 natives submitted and prisoners. 600 stand of arms taken – besides those destroyed. Several strongholds captured. Upwards of 200 of the enemy actually buried by us, with loss and casualties on our side only 31. For these services he was promoted to a Majority and appointed RM. On the formation of the Armed Constabulary Major Fraser received the command of No 1, the mounted division for Opotiki, and for the next eighteen months was constantly in the field. After taking his share in several expeditions into the Urewera country, including the skirmishes up the Waimane and capture of Otara and Te Ponga, was placed in garrison at Whakatane, until the news of Te Kooti’s landing again put him on the move. Prevented by stress of weather from reaching Colonel Whitmore in time for his advance he yet caught him up and was hotly engaged at the fight at Ruaheturi where he gallantly covered the retreat. It was shortly after this that his division was removed to the West Coast – a removal which occasioned much dispute in the House. He assumed command at Patea, when things were in a fearful state and his presence and decision quelled a mutiny, which might have had more serious circumstances. From this he was again brought round to the East Coast and assisted in the operations previous to and at the fall of Ngatapa. The position he held there was the most difficult of all and the indomitable pluck of himself and his men drove back under great disadvantages every sortie of the enemy. He was mentioned in despatches and promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel. From Poverty Bay round again to Whanganui was the next move. His was the nearest division to the enemy at Taruangaika. He was engaged in the marches and skirmishes consequent. He was prevented by sickness from taking part in the action at Otauto, but joined his division in time to start on a march round Mount Egmont. While on this march he was seized with an epileptic fit, which necessitated his being sent back to Patea. Joined again at Waitara and came round to East Coast once more. His division formed part of the centre column under Colonel St John in the march up the Urewera county and he specially distinguished himself by the coolness with which he led his men at the taking of Tatahoata pa. He remained with his division on the Rangitikei till the force was broken up, when No 1 went to Tauranga. On the remodelling of the Constabulary he was appointed to this district and in its command he died. Captain Fraser was emphatically an officer and a gentleman. He had a very good eye for ground and knew how to handle his men. A cool brave man he was enabled during the hottest fire to take advantage of every opening which was left to him. Where dash was required he led the way himself and had many a narrow escape. Wherever the report of his death reaches in New Zealand there will be found some old fellow soldier of his to reverence his memory. To say that his brother officers and men deeply regret his loss is using merely a common place phrase. They lament his untimely death and feel true grief. The country can follow their example as in the list of gallant and public spirited officers who have lost their lives while loyally doing their duty, none has deserved more than James Fraser. [Southern Cross, 18 Mar 1870]
FRASER We regret to hear of the death of Mr William C Fraser of the Te Puke Hotel, where he died yesterday morning at 2am. He had been suffering from a cold for some time. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 28 May 1888, p2 + inquest 30 May 1888]
FRASER On 11 March, Grace Campbell Fraser, daughter of Robert Campbell and Annie Fraser, aged two and a half years. [Bay of Plenty Times, Thur 13 Mar 1890, p2 + article, sucked heads off matches]
FRASER Rotorua, this day. Mr Leith Fraser, Government valuer for the district of Rotorua died rather suddenly on Thursday last. At the inquest the following day the jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 15 Aug 1898, p2]
FRASER On March 2, at Hairini, Christina Victoria, daughter of Robert Campbell and Annie Fraser, aged 1 year and 9 months. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 2 Mar 1903, p2 + article]
FRASER On August 3, at his residence Hairini, Tauranga, Robert Campbell Fraser, aged 68 years. The funeral will leave his late residence on Saturday the 6th inst at 2.30pm. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 4 Aug 1905, p2 + article + 14 Aug 1905]
FRASER In referring to the influenza epidemic the Whakatane Press of Wednesday last gave the Whakatane death roll as follows: Judge T H Wilson, Messrs W Regan, Erwin, A J Baton, Williams, H Speight and a lad, R Fraser .... [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7094, 25 November 1918, Page 2]
FRAZER At Sunnyside, on July 24, Alexander Frazer, son of Robert C and Annie Frazer, aged 3 months. [Bay of Plenty Times, 29 Jul 1889, p2 + article]
FRENCH On January 26, at his father’s residence, Robert, son of John French, Greerton, near Tauranga, aged 44 years. The funeral will leave the house tomorrow Saturday at 11am. Friends are respectfully invited. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 27 Jan 1899, p2 + article]
FRENCH At his residence Gate Pa, on August 16, John French, aged 75 years. The funeral will leave his late residence at 2.30pm on Sunday next August 19. Friends will please accept this intimation. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 17 Aug 1900, p2 + article]
FRENCH On January 19th, 1911, Henry, the dearly beloved youngest son of Sarah and the late Robert French, in his 20th year. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5608, 20 January 1911, Page 2 and Obit Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5608, 20 January 1911, Page 2]
FREETH On the 25th instant, John Clarke Freeth, aged 77 years. The funeral will his late residence corner of Fifth Avenue and Cameron Road on Saturday 28th at 2pm. Friends will please accept this intimation. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5864, 27 September 1912, Page 4] It is our sad duty to chronicle the death of Mr John Clarke Freeth, an old resident of this district, who died on Wednesday last at the age of 77 years. Deceased formerly resided at Te Puke, but subsequently removed to Te Puna, where he engaged in farming. Some years ago he disposed of his interests in that locality and came to live in this town, where he had since resided... [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5864, 27 September 1912, Page 4 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5865, 30 September 1912, Page 4]
FREETH At his late residence, Stout Street, Gisborne, of influenza, Harry Burrell Freeth, beloved husband of Catherine Freeth, and only son of the late J C and Mrs Freeth, Fifth Avenue, Tauranga, aged 33 years. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7091, 18 November 1918, Page 2]
FULLER R Fuller, HMS Esk, Ordinary Seaman. [Killed at battle of Gate Pa, Tauranga 29 April 1864, Southern Cross, 2 May 1864, p5]
FULLOON Suddenly, on the night of 28th September last at Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, John Fulloon, in his ?60th year, formerly of Parramatta, NSW. [New Zealander, 30 Oct 1861]
FULLOON Mr James Fulloon, whose life was so prematurely and painfully terminated, was born at the place where he was murdered, Whakatane. His father was a trader there and his mother belonged either to the Ngatiawa or the Whakatohea tribe. Young Fulloon was sent to the school at Rotorua kept by Rev Mr Chapman and having proven himself as an apt scholar was taken on board the ‘Pandora’ Captain Drury’s ship and acted as interpreter…only 22 years of age… [Daily Southern Cross, 7 Aug 1865, p5]
GAIR On the 26th inst, at Tauranga, George Noble Gair Esq, Manager Tauranga Branch National Bank of New Zealand, aged 31 years. Deeply regretted. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 28 Jun 1879, p2 + long article and inquest + Tues 1 Jul 1879, p2]
GALBRAITH On the evening of Sunday 4th inst, Isabella Taylor, the beloved wife of George Galbraith, aged 67. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev John Mark at 3pm Wednesday 7th inst. [Bay of Plenty Times, Tues 6 Nov 1883, p2]
GALBRAITH It is our sad duty to announce the untimely death of Mr Robert Sharpe Galbraith BSc CE solicitor, mayor of Tauranga and brother of the proprietor of this paper…only 32 years of age…born in Hamilton, near Glasgow, Scotland…came out to New Zealand in the Lady Jocelyn some nine years ago… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 24 Feb 1890, p2]
GALBRAITH Died at his residence Ardencaple, Tauranga, New Zealand on 9 December 1899, George Galbraith, for over 40 years chief accountant of the Caledonian Railway Co, Scotland, aged 78. Deeply regretted. Greenock, Glasgow and Edinburgh papers please copy. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 11 Dec 1899, p2 + obituary]
GALBRAITH On July 13 1907, at his residence Papamoa, NZ, John Cameron Galbraith, the dearly beloved husband of Barbara Galbraith, aged 46 years. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 15 Jul 1907, p2 + obituary]
GALBRAITH The death occurred at Waihi of Saturday last of Mr James Galbraith, aged sixty seven years. Deceased formerly lived in Tauranga. He was one of the proprietors of the Waihi Miner, which was incorporated with the Waihi Daily Telegraphh. He was the proprietor at one time of the Bay of Plenty Times and later owned one of the Opotiki papers. For some years he was inspector of the Roman Catholic schools in the Auckland district. By profession he was barrister. For the past 14 years he had been teaching in Waihi how own system of shorthand, French and Latin. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIII, Issue 6442, 23 July 1915, Page 2]
GALBRAITH We regret to record the death of Miss Isabella T Galbraith, eldest daughter of the late Mr G Galbraith, which occurred at her home 'Ardencaple', Sixth Avenue on Saturday last. Deceased had resided in Tauranga for a very long period, and had been in ill health for some time past. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XVII, Issue 7165, 19 May 1919, Page 2]
GALBRAITH On July 30th at her residence 'Ardencaple', Tauranga, Margaret Sharpe, daughter of the late George Galbraith, and dearly beloved sister of Joanna T McLennan of the Manse, Granville, NSW, aged 73. Funeral Saturday 2pm. Friends please accept this intimation. We regret to chronicle the death of Miss Margaret S. Galbraith, which occurred at her residence "Ardencaple," Sixth Avenue, on Wednesday last. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr G Galbraith, who, with his family, arrived in Tauranga in the year 1880. With the exception of a visit to the Old Country some years ago the late Miss Galbraith had since resided here. She took a keen interest in the affairs of St Peter's Presbyterian Church and was organist of the church for a period of six years. The late Miss Galbraith saw much illness in her own home and the loving care which she bestowed upon her late sister and others during long illnesses showed her great self-sacrificing spirit. She was a sister of the late Mr James Galbraith, who was a well-known journalist in Tauranga and Waihi. Another brother, Mr R. S Galbraith, who owned a large farm in the Rangiuru district, died here many years ago. A sister Miss Isabella Galbraith, passed away here on May 17 last. Mrs McLennan wife of the Rev Mr McLennan, of Granville New South Wales, is a sister of deceased, and has been staying in Tauranga for several months. Much sympathy will be extended to Mrs McLennan and family in their sad bereavement. The funeral takes place to-morrow at two o'clock. [Bay Of Plenty Times , Issue 7195, 1 August 1919, Page 2]
GALLAGHER (sic) It is with deep regret we have to chronicle the death of a most esteemed member of our community. For some time past Mrs Gallagher (the efficient and greatly respected headmistress of Katikati No 2 School), has been in delicate health…at the early age of 42. She was a native of Ramelton, County Donegal…leaves a large family of children for whom she was the breadwinner and a bereaved and aged husband… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 16 Sep 1887, p2]
GALLAHER Advice was received in Auckland a few days ago that Mr Dave Gallaher, the well known and popular athlete had died of wounds received in France. Mr Gallaher was born in Belfast, about 46 years ago, and came to New Zealand as a child with the Vesey Stewart settlers. For some time he lived with his parents at Tauranga, and later came to Auckland ...(His mother's death is reported above)[Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 6927, 20 October 1917, Page 2]
GALLOWAY The death is announced of the Rev James Galloway, Presbyterian Minister, at Pukekohe. [Bay of Plenty Times, Tues 6 Apr 1880, p2]
GALLOWAY Mr William Galloway, a farmer of Otamarakau, passed away on Wednesday as a result of an attack of pneumonia. Deceased, who was in the prime of life, recently purchased Mr Dickson's farm at Otamarakau, and had previously resided in Waikato. We understand that Mrs Galloway is also seriously ill. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7093, 22 November 1918, Page 2] The first two victims of the disease now so rife in this district were Messrs W. Galloway, of Otamarakau, and S. Rea, of Paengaroa, both of whom succumbed to the malady on Wednesday, The funeral of the former took place at Te Puke yesterday, whilst the latter was interred at Maketu.[Te Puke Times 22 November 1918, Page 2]
GALLOWAY We regret to announce the death of Mr Andrew Galloway, which occurred at Matata yesterday from influenza. Deceased was only 26 years of age. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7096, 29 November 1918, Page 2]
GARDINER George, died 26 March 1896, Tauranga, proprietor of threshing machine, 44 years, cause of death pneumonia, son of Henry Gardiner, clerk and Fanny Gardiner, nee Gainer, born Swindon, Wiltshire, England, in NZ 25 years, no spouse or children. [RG 1896] Death of Mr G Gardiner. The above sad event occurred about 1.30pm yesterday…about 42 years of age and arrived in Tauranga some 22 years ago with his brother Harry… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 27 Mar 1896, p2]
GARDINER A native woman of very high rank, named Mrs Gardiner, wife of the well known half caste Gardiner, died at Rangiwaea last week at the age of about 25 years… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 3 Feb 1908, p2]
GARDNER Mr Thomas Gardner, a resident of the Waihi district for several years died at his residence last week after a long and painful illness at the age of 44 years. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 10 Feb 1908, p2]
GARDNER The death occurred on Tuesday morning last of Mr David Gardner, proprietor of the Rotorua Chronicle. The late Mr Gardner was 67 years of age, and had been connected with newspaper work from his early youth, principally in Queensland. In 1902 he purchased the Rotorua journal, which he conducted with conspicuous ability ever since. During his residence in Rotorua he was actively identified with local politics. He was also a member of the Tauranga Licensing Committee, a Justice of the Peace, and a member of the Masonic Order, being secretary of Lodge Rotorua. He leaves a widow and family of four sons and four daughter. The funeral took place on Wednesday, and was very largely attended. [Te Puke Times , 1 February 1918, Page 2]
GARRATT Coromandel, Thursday. A fatal accident occurred in Fraser’s bush, Tiki, this afternoon, a young man named Ernest Garratt was killed by being jammed between two logs…married man and had one child… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 5 Jul 1901, p2]
GARRETT We regret to hear that Mr C A Garrett, recently in the butchery business in Tauranga has died in Auckland after a short and painful illness at the early age of 34. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 24 Aug 1898, p2]
GARRETT The death occurred at Auckland on Sunday morning of Mr William Garrett (snr). He was talking at his home to his son Bombardier J T Garrett, when without any warning of previous indisposition, he suddenly expired. Mr Garrett was a native of County Cavan, Ireland having come to New Zealand on the ship Lady Jocelyn as a member of a party of settlers under Mr G Vesey Stewart's Katikati ([sic - actually Te Puke] Settlement scheme. Before long Mr Garrett went to Te Puke and for some time held the position of Government valuer. Later on, he resigned his position in the Government and started business as a land and estate agent in Auckland. Mr Garrett took a keen interest in public affairs. He was chairman of the Edendale School Committee, chairman of Mr C J Parr's election campaign committee and president of the Auckland Agent's Association. Mr Garret leaves a widow, five sons and five daughters. Three sons are with forces; Sergeant Jack Garrett of the Australian Light Horse and Sergeant R Garrett and Bombardier J T Garrett of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Mr W Garrett is manager in Auckland for Mason, Struthers and Co, and Mr Alex Garrett is in Sydney. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6804, 6 December 1916, Page 2]
GARRETT On March 24, 1917 at the residence of his son, W H Garrett, Papamoa, C W Garrett, aged 78. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6845, 26 March 1917, Page 2] We regret having to announce today the death on Saturday last of Mr C W Garrett at the residence of his son Mr W H Garrett, Papamoa. The deceased gentlemen, who was 78 years of age, came from Canada to Tauranga fourteen years ago. Prior to going to Canada the late Mr Garrett was for thirty years headmaster of a large school in London, England. The late Mr Garrett leaves a family of four sons and three daughters, all of whom are married. Two sons - Messrs W H and A E Garrett - reside at Papamoa, one ins Sydney N S Wales, and one in Chicago, USA. One daughter is also in Chicago, another is Saskatchewan, Canada and the third is Mrs H Jones of Papamoa. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6845, 26 March 1917, Page 2]
GARVEY - IN MEMORIAM - In loving memory of John Joseph Garvey, constable, of Taumaranui, who departed this life, on November 14th, 1918. Inserted by his brother, Constable Stephen Garvey. of Te Puke. [Te Puke Times 11 November 1919, Page 2]
GAULT Gisborne, Tues. Margaret Elizabeth Gault, aged 13, daughter of Mr Gault, Settlers Hotel, Gisborne, was killed at Murewai yesterday by falling over a cliff 70 feet high on to the rocks beneath. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 28 Mar 1894, p2]
GEAR On August 6, 1911 at his late residence, Durham Street, Tauranga, George Charles Gear, beloved husband of Sarah Gear, aged 58 years. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5687, 7 August 1911, Page 4] ...the late Mr Gear was born in Plymouth (England) and came out to New Zealand when a young man. Many years ago settled in Tauranga ... he leaves a widow to mourn his loss and grown-up sons... [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5687, 7 August 1911, Page 4]
GELLIBRAND Fatal accidents of any description are happily not of frequent occurrence in this district but it would be difficult to imagine any such happening that would cause more widely spread regret…Mrs [Selina Hannah] Gellibrand had been drowned. On Friday morning the deceased lady arrived in Tauranga from a short visit to Auckland on the occasion of a marriage in the family and later on started in a boat, alone with the waterman, to return to her home in Omokoroa, a few miles from town where her husband was waiting for her arrival…Her age was only 47 years…Rameka deposed: On Friday afternoon a woman came and informed us that a boat had upset. I went to the settlement at Opuroere and found that a canoe had started. They brought Castaing in their canoe and towed the boat ashore. I went out early this morning in company with two others to search for the body of Mrs Gellibrand. I was ahead of my companions and after going a certain distance I saw the body but did not go near it. I returned to my companions and the three of us went back to where the body was in the water. We sent for an older native named Kareti who told us to bring the body to shore and wrap a shawl around it… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 6 Mar 1878, p3, long article including inquest and funeral reports + death notice 13 Mar 1878]
GELLIBRAND At his late residence Omokoroa, Tauranga, on the 10th inst, Joseph Tice Gellibrand, late of Hobart. The funeral will leave the Victoria Wharf at 3pm on Wednesday 12th inst, for the old cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 10 Oct 1887, p2 + article + funeral report 12 Oct 1887 + long obit 14 Oct 1887, p2]
GEORGE On November 10th at the residence of her mother (Mrs J Jackson, Fernside), Emma, beloved wife of Harold E George of Lowcliffe, Ashburton (late of Paengaroa) aged 44 years. (Heart failure). [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIII, Issue 6241, 24 November 1914, Page 2]
GERATY - Opotiki - I am sorry to have to report the very sudden death of Mr George Geraty, a member of the Armed Constabulary, which took place in a most unexpected manner this afternoon… The cause of his death is heart disease. He leaves a wife and two children to regret his loss… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 21 Jan 1874]
GIBSON On Thursday Mrs C E Brewer received word from Hawera announcing the death of her sister-in-law Mrs G Gibson. Mrs Brewer left for Taranaki the following day. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5634, 3 April 1911, Page 2]
GIDDINGS Notice - All Persons having claims against the estate George Giddings, late of Tinwald and Greendale, farmer are requested to send promptly to the undersigned particulars thereof in duplicate, certified as owing on the date of death namely, 30th April 1916. Ferriman & Co, Ashburton. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6720, 23 June 1916, Page 1]
GILBERT On June 20, Edward K Gilbert, storekeeper of Katikati, aged 38 years. Belfast papers please copy. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 23 Jun 1890, p4 + article]
GILBERT We regret to announce the death of Mrs Gilbert, one of the earliest of Katikati’s settlers which occurred in Auckland on Saturday evening last… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 9 Sep 1908, + notice 11 Sep 1908]
GILBERT The death occurred at Auckland recently of Mr John Gilbert, son of the late Mrs Gilbert of Katikati. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7095, 27 November 1918, Page 2]
GILBERT The death occurred at Te Kuiti on Tuesday last of Mrs Gilbert, wife of Mr W Gilbert, formerly of Waihi, and third daughter of Mr James Lockington of Katikati, after a short illness. The deceased who was 35 years of age, leaves a family of three to mourn their loss. The interment took place at Katikati on Thursday. The sympathy of a large circle of friends will be extended to the bereaved in their irreparable loss. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XIVII, Issue 7301, 23 December 1919, Page 4]
GILL …The cavalry escort (Bay of Plenty Volunteers) under Captain Smith left at Opepe by Colonel St John while he proceeded on a reconnoitring expedition was surprised on the morning of the 8th and 9 men killed…Trooper Frederick Gill… [Southern Cross, 14 Jun 1865, p4]
GILLANDER Te Aroha, Tues. A sad fatality occurred at the Gordon settlement today whereby Mr Gillander, creamery manager lost his life… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 21 Dec 1898, p2]
GILLIES The news of Mr Justice Gillies death from apoplexy at Remuera on Friday afternoon last caused a profound sensation in Auckland... [Bay of Plenty Times, 29 Jul 1889, p2]
GILLIES News was received here yesterday that Mr C E S Gillies, a member of the firm Messrs Gillies and Colbeck, Barristers and Solicitors, Auckland and nephew of the Rev Wm Gillies of Tauranga had passed away… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 9 Aug 1905, p2]
GILLIES Mr Murdoch Gillies, who was killed in Wellington on Sunday last was a brother of Mrs Moore, wife of Staff Captain Moore of Tauranga. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 8 Apr 1908, p2]
GILLIES Consternation and grief were prevalent in Tauranga on Monday evening when the news reached here that the Rev W Gillies, Minister of the Presbyterian Church at Tauranga, had expired suddenly on Te Awamutu railway platform after the arrival of the Auckland express. The rev gentleman was travelling the Main Trunk line to attend the Presbyterian conference at Dunedin and was accompanied by his wife… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 11 Nov 1908, p2]
GILLIES Word was received here on Saturday from Napier conveying the sad intelligence of the death of Miss Emily Gillies, daughter of the late Rev. W Gillies, of Tauranga. Mrs Gillies and family have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends in Tauranga in their heavy bereavement. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XXXX, Issue 5720, 25 October 1911, Page 4]
GILLIES On 22nd November, at his residence, Gate Pah, Tauranga, N.I., Gilbert Alexander, the dearly loved husband of Alice Gillies, and loved son of Mrs F Gillies, 60 Arthur Street, Dunedin, aged 37 years. Deeply mourned (Dunedin papers please copy). [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7094, 25 November 1918, Page 2] We regret to chronicle the death of Mr Gilbert Gillies of Gate Pa who succumbed this afternoon to the prevailing epidemic. Much sympathy will be felt for his widow in her bereavement. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7093, 22 November 1918, Page 3]At the meeting of the Borough Council on Friday afternoon a vote of condolence was passed with relatives of the following persons who succumbed during the influenza epidemic; Mesdames H Brown, G Mudgway and Lynch, Miss Maltby, Messrs G Pruden, W Tutchen, G Gillies, F G Dorrington, also Mr and Mrs J Beston who lost their infant child. A vote of sympathy was also passed with Mr Rutland Turner and family of Wainui, in their recent bereavement in the death of Mrs R Turner, an old resident of the district. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7097, 2 December 1918, Page 2]
GILMORE March 4th, at her parents’ residence Oval Cottage, Queenie, the infant daughter of A and A Gilmore, aged 6 months. [Bay of Plenty Times, Tues 6 Mar 1883, p2]
GILMORE We regret to announce the death of Mrs Andrew Gilmore which occurred quite suddenly yesterday morning. The deceased was quite a young woman and was apparently in her usual health when (we are informed) she was suddenly seized with a paroxysm of the heart from which she never rallied. Much sympathy is felt for her bereaved husband and two young children. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 21 Mar 1885, p2 + death notice]
GILMORE We regret to record the death of Mr Andrew Gilmore which occurred in Auckland…settling in Tauranga…opened a drapery establishment in Tauranga…He is survived by a widow, three sons and one daughter all grown up. Mr J Gilmore of Cameron Rd is a brother of deceased and Mrs Fenton of Te Puke is a sister… [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5928, 3 March 1913, Page 2]
GILMOUR The death occurred at Waihi on Tuesday of Mrs Gilmour, wife of Mr Thomas Gilmour, formerley Mayor of Waihi. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7107, 27 December 1918, Page 2]
GILMOURE On 28 June, at the residence of her son-in-law Mr Matheson, Otumoetai, Elizabeth Louisa Gilmoure, formerly of Otahuhu, aged 77 years. The funeral will leave the above mentioned place at half past one o’clock on Sunday for the new cemetery. Friends will please kindly accept this invitation. Auckland papers please copy. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 29 Jun 1888, p2]
GINDERS Rotorua, Tues. Amongst those drowned through the wreck of the steamship Roumania off the coast of Portugal on 27 October last was the eldest son of the resident medical officer Dr Ginders; he was surgeon on board the ill fated vessel and had only recently passed his examination. He was 35 years of age and leaves a widow residing in England. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 4 Jan 1893, p2]
GINDERS Many here will learn with regret of the death of Dr Alfred Ginders which took place at Devonport yesterday. The deceased practiced here for many years prior to his appointment to Rotorua Sanatorium in 1885 and was well liked by all classes of the community… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 14 Nov 1898, p2]
GLEDSTANES We are sure that very sincere regret will be felt throughout Tauranga and Katikati at the sad news of the death of Mr Charles Gledstanes, formerly well known here… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 20 Jan 1902, p2 + 7 Feb 1902]
GLEDSTANES Katikati. The deepest regret was expressed on all sides here this morning when it became known that Mr Cecil H Gledstanes had been accidentally drowned at Katikati…he was a son of Mrs Gledstanes one of the earliest settlers at Katikati… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 6 Jun 1904, p2 + obit 8 Jun 1904]
GLEDSTANES Mrs M. Gledstanes. whose death took place at Tauranga last week, came out to New Zealand in the year 1875 as a member of Katikati No. 2 Party, but did not make the passage in the Lady Jocelyn. Before leaving the North of Ireland her husband, who was a landed proprietor and a farmer, had died. She was accompanied to New Zealand by three sons and two daughters. The family settled in Katikati- The only surviving son is Mr Edward H. I Gledstanes, J.P., who is a wellknown settler at Katikati Mr Charles Gledstanes died some time ago in the New Hebrides, and another son, Mr Cecil Gledstanes, died at Katikati many years ago. The daughters are Mrs Mervyn A. Stewart, of Tauranga, and Mrs George Morris, of Auckland. The late Mrs Gledstanes was a sister of Mr George Vesey the father of the Katikati settlement, and since coming to New Zealand had resided in Katikati, Auckland, and Tauranga. The interment took place at Katikati on New Year's Day, the service at the graveside being conducted by the Rev. H. Rattray. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVIII, Issue 7309, 8 January 1920, Page 3]
GLENN Those who came out on the Lady Jocelyn will learn with regret of the death of Mr W J Glenn at the early age of 24, which occurred on November 7 at Belfast of typhoid fever. He was one of the last to leave the old ship ere she sailed and his cherry face and winning ways must be fresh in the memory of all. [Bay of Plenty Times, 25 Jan 1879, p2]
GLOVER The officers who fell at Te Papa…Captain Robert Coke Glover entered the army as an ensign in the 43rd Regiment on 18 January 1850. He became lieutenant on 5 December 1851 and he received his captaincy on 30 January 1857. He served with the 51st Regiment throughout the Burmese war in 1852 for which he received a medal… [Southern Cross, 3 May 1864, p5]
GLOVER On 27 July about 4.30pm, on board the Southern Cross, of heart disease, while proceeding to Auckland, Edwin Glover, aged 42. Much respected. Victorian and home papers please copy. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 2 Aug 1873, p2 + Wed 6 Aug 1873]
GODKIN Lance Corporal Arthur Godkin, 9th Reinforcements, A Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles, died of meningitis, No.1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 12 March 1916. Opotiki papers please copy. [Auckland Weekly News, 14 Mar 1918]
GOFF Private Henry, 43rd Regiment. [Killed at battle of Gate Pa, Tauranga 29 April 1864, Southern Cross, 2 May 1864, p5]
GOLD-SMITH On the 6th instant, at her residence Devonport Rd, the wife of Eric C Gold-Smith Esq, of a son (stillborn). [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 7 Jul 1877, p2]
GOLD-SMITH On January 3 1879, at Keine Cottage, Devonport Rd, Cecil Stanhope, infant son of Marion and Eric C Gold-Smith, aged 6 months. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 4 Jan 1879, p2]
GOLD-SMITH The death occurred at Auckland on Monday of Mr Eric Charles Gold-Smith. Deceased was 63 years of age, and was well known in Tauranga. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XL, Issue 5781, 13 March 1912, Page 4]
GOLD-SMITH The death occurred at Parnell, Auckland on the 19 inst. of Mrs M Gold-Smith, widow of the late Mr Eric C Gold-Smith. Deceased was well known in Tauranga and was held in high esteem. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6524, 27 October 1915, Page 2]
GOLDSWORTHY Mr John Goldsworthy, the well known mine manager died on Friday in the Coromandel hospital after a short illness at the age of 70 years. He leaves a widow and grown-up family of six daughter and four sons. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 3 Jun 1907, p2]
GOODALL Mr Samuel Goodall of Tadmoor, near Nelson, passed quietly away on Sunday morning after a long illness in his 73rd year. Deceased came to New Zealand as a young man and entered the police force…had headquarters in Tauranga from 1887 to 1889… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 20 Oct 1909, p2]
GOODWIN An inquest was held at the Police Station this morning before Coroner Tovey and a jury of six, touching the death of an infant child of Rebecca Goodwin, born yesterday morning…Mrs Dix gave evidence as to Rebecca Goodwin, who was her sister, having given birth to a child… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 29 Jun 1887, p2]
GOODYEAR On January 18th, at 'Taiparirua', Tauranga, William Goodyear, Canon, beloved husband of Catherine Goodyear, aged 63 years. No mourning by request of deceased. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLII, Issue 6064, 19 January 1914, Page 4] The death has occurred of the Rev Canon Goodyear, aged 63, superintending Maori missioner for the Bay of Plenty including Rotorua. He was the last of the Maori missioners sent out by the Church Missionary Society. He arrived in Wairoa, Hawkes Bay in 1878, was transferred to Maketu in 1885 and to Tauranga in 1896. He leaves a widow, two sons and seven daughters. [Evening Post, 19 January 1914, p8 and Te Puke Times, Volume II, 20 January 1914, Page 3, Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLII, Issue 6064, 19 January 1914, Page 4 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLII, Issue 6065, 21 January 1914, Page 4]
GORDON Paeroa, Tues. Samuel Gordon, head platelayer on the Thames-Paeroa line died suddenly on Sunday after 18 hours illness from cholera caused by drinking swamp water. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 24 Nov 1897, p2 + 29 Nov 1897]
GORDON An inquest was held at Te Puke last Wednesday by the coroner Mr T E Price touching the death of the infant child of Mrs Sarah Gordon… George Alexander Gordon died from natural causes… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 16 Oct 1908, p2]
GORDON Corporal G A Gordon, who was recently reported to have been killed in action on August 2, left with the third reinforcements of the Wellington Infantry Battalion. He was the eldest son of the late Mr W R Gordon, Ford Street, Opotiki, and a grandson of Captain Gordon, who served in the Indian Mutiny. He was born in Opotiki and was 22 yrs old. Cpl Gordon enlisted in Wellington, leaving the employ of the Hawkes Bay Motoring Company. [Auckland Weekly News, 26 Aug 1915, p22]
GORDON The death is announced of Mrs J. Gordon, senr., of Opotiki, a very old settler, who arrived in New Zealand in 1865. [Te Puke Times 6 July 1920, Page 2]
GOSS On December 11, at her son’s residence Cameron Rd, Tauranga, Emma, the wife of Stephen Goss, formerly of Katikati, NZ and Springfield, Devon. The funeral will leave the residence Cameron Rd at 2.30pm tomorrow. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 12 Dec 1898, p2 + article + 14 Dec 1898]TE PUKE NOTES. (Own correspondent.) Great regret was expressed here on Sunday last when information arrived from Tauranga announcing the death of Mrs Goss, senior. The deceased lady was justly respected in the district and great sympathy is felt for the family in their sad and sudden bereavement. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 3788, 16 December 1898, Page 2]
GOSS We are sorry to have to record the death of Miss Kate V Goss, lately of Te Puke, who recently fell into a rapid decline and assed away at her brother’s residence Cameron Road yesterday. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 12 Feb 1900, p2 + notice + 14 Feb 1900]
GOSS It is our sad duty to record the death of Mr Stephen Goss, which occurred on Saturday evening at the age of 72 years. The late Mr Goss was born in the South of England, where he engaged in farming pursuits. He came out to New Zealand nearly 40 years ago in one of the vessels that conveyed settlers to New Zealand under the special settlement scheme promoted by Mr G. V. Stewart… [Bay Of Plenty Times 1 August 1910, Page 3]
GOSSET Major General Gossett, whose death was announced in our telegraphic columns of last issue will be remembered by many here as a visitor to Tauranga on several occasions during his son-in-law Mr Christian’s tenancy of the accountantship of this branch of the Bank of New Zealand… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 9 Mar 1888, p2]
GOTZ Word has been received in Auckland of the death of Mr H F Gotz, which recently occurred in France. Deceased was a former well known resident of Tauranga. [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 16 Oct 1907, p2]
GOULD We regret to learn that Mr C Gould who recently bought the Oporoa Station near Whakatane and who with his family had taken up residence in Tauranga was shot this morning, supposedly accidentally…the accident to Mr Gould was fatal. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 11 Aug 1890, p2 + obituary 14 Aug 1890]
GOURLAY (GOURLEY) At Tauranga Hospital on January 17, A A Gourlay, wife of E D G Gourlay and daughter of Mrs A McKenzie of Christchurch. 1919/234 Gourley Alice Ann 43Y [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7116, 20 January 1919, Page 3]
GOURLAY We clip the following which refers to the mother of Mr Thomas Gourlay and Mrs J. Potika (Potiki), of Paengaroa, from a Southern paper:- The funeral of Mrs Gourlay, a Maori chieftainess and the last of the original stock at Tuturau, was carried out yesterday afternoon on European lines, Mr Dabourne, a theological student at present at Mataura, conducting the service in the house and at the graveside. Owing to the shortness of notice, many of the deceased's old friends at a distance could not attend, but Mr Benson was present as the representative of the Maoris at Puketeraki, and Mr Antone in a similar capacity for Otakou. The settlers round Tuturau were well represented, some of the older generation having known "Queenie" for from 40 to 60 years. The only vestige of native custom was that the coffin was covered by a large mat (manufactured by the Maoris of the Bay of Plenty) this being removed at the grave. The body was laid to rest in the Maori burial ground (known as Pikiraki after the red mistletoe, which formerly abounded in the vicinity0 and it is interesting to note that the deceased is buried within 50 yards of the spot where she was born. [Te Puke Times 21 November 1919, Page 2]
GOVAN On 17 Nov 1914, at his residence corner Baillie & Richmond Sts, Thames, Joseph, husband of Lily, aged 74. [Auckland Weekly News, 26 Nov 1914]
GOW We much regret to record the death of the Rev John Gow which took place at his residence Opotiki yesterday. The deceased was one of the oldest settlers on the coast and was in his 86th year. He will be much missed by the community, being looked up with esteem by all classes. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 18 Feb 1901, p2]
GRACE On 30 April, the Rev Thomas Samuel Grace, at his residence Te Renga Renga, Tauranga; aged 64 years, deeply regretted. Home papers please copy. [Bay of Plenty Times, Thur 1 May 1879, p2 + 3 May 1879, p2]
GRACE At Te Rengarenga on July 29, Douglas Hooper Grace, son of Rev George Grace and grandson of the late Rev T S Grace, Maori Missionary aged 20 years… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 31 Jul 1907, p2 + obituary + 2 Aug 1907]
GRACE - Sudden Death - A man names John GRACE apparently about 35 years of age, employed on the railway line for the past six months dropped dead this morning whilst helping to unload a truck just below the factory. Deceased, who had seemingly been in perfect health, came from Gisborne. An enquiry was held by Mr Lally, Coroner, a verdict of death from natural causes being returned. [Te Puke Times, Volume II, 23 September 1913, Page 3 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 6016, 26 September 1913, Page 4]
GRAHAM A telegram from Ohinemutu has just been received announcing the death of Mr David Graham, one of Auckland’s earliest settlers. [Southern Cross, 15 May 1873, p3]
GRAHAM A seaman named Alick [Alexander Graham], mate of the cutter Elizabeth died suddenly yesterday evening at the Masonic Hotel. The poor fellow had been working hard on board the cutter during the time she was on the beach during Saturday’s gale… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 13 Oct 1875, p3 + inquest 16 Oct 1875]
GRAHAM On Sunday, Dec, 30, at Waihou, George Henry, infant son of Edwin and Annie Graham. [Te Aroha News, Sat 5 Jan 1884, p2, col 2]
GRAHAM It is with sincere regret that we record the death of an old settler Mr Robert Graham, whose decease took place at his residence in Auckland on Tuesday. Mr Graham was an old resident of upwards of 40 years… [Bay of Plenty Times, Thur 28 May 1885, p2 + 20 Jun 1885]
GRAHAM We regret to learn that Constable Graham, at one time stationed in Tauranga, died recently in Auckland. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 27 Nov 1886, p2]
GRAHAM Waitekauri, Monday. The relief party at Jubilee Mine continued their exertions on Saturday night with a view to rescuing if possible the bodies of Wallace and Graham who were entombed…The body of Barton Graham was discovered at the top of No 2 rise… [Bay of Plenty Times, Wed 28 Sep 1898, p2]
GRAHAM Death has removed from our midst an old and much respected settler and Crimean veteran in the person of Mr Robert Graham who departed this life on Wednesday last, after a somewhat lingering illness at the ripe age of 79… [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 20 Oct 1902, p2]
GRAHAM The hand of death has also been very busy in our midst. Mr and Mrs Graham, of Te Matai, lost their only son, a bright, promising lad of 13 years; Mr William McLeod, of Papamoa, in five months lost his daughter, aged 12 years, and his beloved wife. Then it is but a few days since Te Puke hcatd of the tragic suddenness of the death of Mr D. J. McEwen. To these mourning families we give our united heartfelt sympathy. 1913/3180 Graham Walter Hugh 13Y [Te Puke Times, Volume II, 25 July 1913, Page 2]
GRAHAM Mr W. G. Graham, of Paengaroa, has just received the sad news of the death of his father, a gentleman who made quite a large circle of friends during a visit he made to this district some two years ago. Referring to his demise, the Golden Bay Argus says 'In the person of Mr George Pickett GRAHAM, who passed away at his residence at Bainham, Collingwood has lost one of its oldest and most respected residents, and one who haa been closely identified with the welfare of the district for more than half a century... [Te Puke Times, Volume II, 24 April 1914, Page 3]
GRAHAM On April 27 at his residence, Otumoetai, Henry Graham, dearly beloved husband of Mary Graham, aged 46. The friends of the late Henry Graham are invited to attend his funeral which will leave his late residence, Otumoetai on Thursday April 29 at 2pm for the New Cemetery. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVIII, Issue 7393, 28 April 1920, Page 2]
GRANGE We regret to learn that the Roman Catholic clergyman Father Grange, who recently resided here and who is well known on the coast, died in Auckland on Saturday. The funeral will take place today. [Bay of Plenty Times, Tues 30 Sep 1879, p2]
GRANT We regret to record the death of Mr Joseph Grant, of Greerton, which occurred at Mrs Fountain's Nursing Home on Sunday at the age of 75 years. Deceased had been in failing health for some time past and last week had a bad turn, but the end came rather suddenly. The late Mr Grant was born in Aberdeen (Scotland) and came to New Zealand about 50 years ago taking part in the goldfield rushes in the North and South Islands. Subsequently he settled in Auckland, where he opened a business, which is still conducted by one of his sons. Later, he purchased a farm property at Greerton, on which most of his family have resided for some years. Deceased was of a quiet and retiring disposition and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn their loss a widow and grown up family of five sons and one daughter. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the burial service of the Methodist Church being conducted by the Rev. M Ayrton. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XXXX, Issue 5720, 25 October 1911, Page 4]
GRANT On May 10th at her residence, Greerton, Emily, relict of the late Joseph Grant, aged 64 years - Auckland papers please copy. The friends of the late Emily Grant are invited to attend her funeral which will leave her late residence tomorrow, Wednesday at 2pm for the New Cemetery. J B Chappell, Undertaker. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIII, Issue 6381, 11 May 1915, Page 2]
GRANT On January 30th, at 'Te Ranga", Gate Pa, Alexander, the infant son of H J Grant, aged 7 weeks. 1916/360 Grant Alexander Douglas 7W [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6602, 2 February 1916, Page 2]
GRANT On August 6th, 1916, killed in action in Egypt - John, third son of the late Joseph and Emily Grant, Greerton, Tauranga. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6770, 15 September 1916, Page 3]
GRANT Mr W H Grant of Tauranga Road, Waihi received word on Saturday conveying the sad news of the death of his eldest son, Private A P Grant, aged 23 years, who died from phthisis on board a hospital ship. Private Grant joined from Waihi the first Expeditionary Force to leave New Zealand. He was in action in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. At Gallipoli he was badly wounded in the leg. After recovering he joined the Haurakis and fought in France. In one of the engagements there he was struck by a bullet and the missile, glancing off his helmet, hit his comrade beside him. The same day a bullet struck him in the chest, but the bullet pouch he carried in his pocket prevented it piercing his chest. The impact of the bullet knocked him down, but beyond a severe bruising he escaped and continued his duties in the trench. Four months ago he was seized with a serve attack of pulmonary pneumonia and was admitted to the Stockport Hospital and subsequently was transferred to Walton on Thames Hospital and was on his way home to New Zealand when the end came. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLV, Issue 6861, 4 May 1917, Page 2]
GRAY George Edward, died 25 March 1883, at Tauranga, 6 months of age, son of George Gray, native agent and Annie Gray, formerly Piercy, born Tauranga, cause of death diphtheria and teething. [RG 1883]
GRAY On October 28, at Tauranga, James Weir Gray, aged 68 years. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 29 Oct 1900, p2 + long obit, was mayor of Tauranga + 31 Oct 1900]
GRAY - Rotorua, February 21 - During the parade of horses ridden by ladies at the Rotorua Show today, one of the animals became fractious and bolted. It made for the exit gate and just as he reached its goal, the rider, Miss Beatrice Gray, fell heavily to the ground. When picked up she was unconscious. She was removed to the hospital and died three hours afterwards. The cause of death was concussion of the brain. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5618, 24 February 1911, Page 2]
GRAY The verdict at the inquest on Harry Gray, who was drowned by the swamping of a launch from Motiti Island at the entrance to the harbour on Wednesday was that death was due to drowning, the result of a launch accident. The body of Thompson has not yet been found. [Evening Post, 28 Mar 1914, p3 and Te Puke Times, Volume II, 31 March 1914, Page 2 and Inquest - Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLII, Issue 6094, 30 March 1914, Page 5]
GRAY It is with genuine sorrow that we record the death of one of the oldest and most respected pioneer settlers of the Katikati district in the person of William John Gray… [Bay of Plenty Times, 26 Apr 1930]
GREEN An inquest was held at the dwelling house of Mr George Green Sen, Cameron Rd, on Wednesday morning before Capt Tovey coroner and a respectable jury touching on the death of George Green jun who was killed the previous day in the Oropi bush…”That the deceased George Green was accidentally killed by the falling of a log in Oropi bush. [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 6 Sep 1873]
GREEN Gisborne, Thurs. The body of the missing man Green was found in the Waiapu River at Awanui yesterday afternoon. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 6 Oct 1893, p4]
GREEN Advice has been received by cabe of the death in England at the advanced age of 96 years, of Mr George Green, who served the borough of Leicester for upwards of 40 years as councillor, alderman and mayor. Although the deceased gentleman was never in New Zealand, he had financial interests there right from the early days of this colony and has now four sons and many grandchildren resident in the Dominion. One son is our much respected fellow townsman, Mr J. G. Green, of the firm of Messrs Guinness Bros., and another is Mr Frank Green, proprietor of the Raglan Chronicle. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5695, 25 August 1911, Page 4]
GREEN The adjourned inquest of Albert Johnston Green was concluded at Opotiki on December 31, when a verdict that death was due to alcoholism was returned. Sergeant Ferguson stated he made a thorough investigation at Ohiwa. He followed the man's trail to where the body was found and judging from the articles discarded it was just what would be expected from the trail of a drunken man. There would be no motive for foul play. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6583, 10 January 1916, Page 2]
GREEN Sergeant W E Randell writes from somewhere in France to Mr J G Green extending to her the sincerest sympathy of himself and all the boys of the company in the loss of her son Cecil ... [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 6955, 28 December 1917, Page 2]
GREENBOW Andrew, HMS Harrier, stoker. [Killed at battle of Gate Pa, Tauranga 29 April 1864, Southern Cross, 2 May 1864, p5]
GREER The death has been reported from Ireland of Lieut-General H H Greer C.B, formerly commanding the 68th Regiment, who took a leading part in the New Zealand war of 1864-6, first at the head of troops in the Tauranga district, and later with his own regiment at the attack of the Gate Pah, subsequently commanding at the action of Te Ranga. The General, who was created a C.B in 1884, was on the list of Reserve officers, died at Moy, County Tyrone on the 26th ult. [The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 01, 1886; pg. 6; Issue 31722] At the meeting of the Borough Council on Monday evening, Cr Adams advocated that the headstone over the grave of Isabella Knox, a child of Colonel Greer, should be restored in the military cemetery. He pointed out that the cost could be borne by the Government grant and the Mayor ruled that the military cemetery committee was empowered by a previous resolution of the Council to have the work carried out. Source NZSG Cemetery Fiche Surname GREER Given Names Isabella Year of Death 1881 Record Type M/I Age N/RLocation Tauranga Mission Cemetery (Otamataha Pa) [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLII, Issue 6128, 24 June 1914, Page 4]
GREGORY On May 13, at his residence Cameron Rd, William John Gregory. The funeral of the late W J Gregory will leave his late residence Cameron Rd tomorrow Saturday 15th inst at 2.30pm for the new cemetery. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 14 May 1909, p2 + article]
GREGORY The death occurred at Athenree on Wednesday last of Mr Thomas Gregory at the age of 72 years. Deceased was an old resident of the district and was highly respected. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVII, Issue 7100, 9 December 1918, Page 2]
GRIER We regret to hear that one of the shocking fatalities which our telegrams record as having occurred at the burning of the Royal Oak Hotel at Wellington on Friday night has brought sorrow into one of our local households, that of Mr W C Berridge of Otumoetai. The unfortunate man Grier, who was one of the two burned to death was Mr Berridge’s brother-in-law and Mrs Grier arrived here on a visit some 10 days ago and the sad news of her husband’s terrible death reached her on Saturday by telegraph. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 12 Dec 1898, p2 + article about fire]
GRIFFITH On January 11, at Tauranga, the wife of Rev S Griffith, of a son (still-born). [Bay of Plenty Times, Sat 15 Jan 1887, p2]
GRIFFITH On June 2, at Devonport Rd, Mary Lilla, infant daughter of the Rev Samuel and Elizabeth Griffith, aged 4 days. [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 8 Jun 1888, p2]
GRIFFITHS On January 31 1903, at his parents’ residence, Durham St, Tauranga, Tom Eric, dearly beloved infant son of Holly and Isabelle Griffiths, aged 4 months. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 2 Feb 1903, p2 + article]
GRIFFITHS We regret having to record the death of the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs B H Griffiths, which took place on Sunday last from bronchitis. The funeral will leave the parent’s residence at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 28 Mar 1904, p2 + notice]
GRIFFITHS We regret to record the death of Mrs B H Griffiths of this town which occurred last evening from enteric fever at the early age of 34 years. Deceased had been in a critical condition for about a week and succumbed to an attack of haemorrhage as above stated. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and four young children for whom the deepest sympathy is felt… [Bay of Plenty Times, Fri 27 Mar 1908, p2 + funeral notice + notice 30 Mar 1908]
GRIFFITHS Much sympathy is felt for Mr B H Griffiths in the loss he has sustained in the death of his third child Olive which occurred yesterday as the result of convulsions. [Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 6 Apr 1908, p2 + notice Wed 8 Apr 1908]
GRIFFITHS Advice was received here yesterday that Private Vivian Griffiths was killed in action during the recent Western offensive. Deceased resided in Tauranga for many years, and for a long period was a member of the staff of Mr F Allely's establishment. He left Tauranga some years ago and enlisted from the King Country. The news of his death will be received with deep regret by his numerous friends here. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 6934, 7 November 1917, Page 3]
GROVE Our Mount readers and many too in Tauranga, will regret to learn of the death of Captain Grove, which occurred last night at his residence at Rotorua. The deceased gentleman, who was sixty four years of age, was a retired mariner and spent every summer at the Mount where he was well-known as esteemed.[Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6720, 23 June 1916, Page 2] The Rotorua Chronicle in referring to the late Mr C W Grove says: - The deceased gentleman was born in Donegal, North of Ireland ... coming to Rotorua where he had resided for the last 12 years. 1916/1953 Grove Charles William 64Y [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6724, 28 June 1916, Page 2]
GUNN An old prospector named Robert Gunn was found dead on Friday afternoon in a drive on the Tokatea range, Coromandel ...[Bay of Plenty Times, Mon 15 Jun 1908, p2]
GUINNESS A telegram was received in Tauranga last evening intimating the death of Sir Arthur Robert Guinness, which occurred at Greymouth at 4pm yesterday after a sudden illness ... He was an uncle of Messrs Guinness Brothers of Tauranga and brother in law of Mrs J G Green... [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5970, 11 June 1913, Page 5]
GUINNESS His Worship the Mayor Timaru (Mr E R Guinness) received by the last mail a letter from his son Lieutenant Jack Guinness (cousin of Messts Guinness of Tauranga) who had been fighting in the trenches at Gallipoli ...WW1 Deaths 1914-1921 Name GUINNESS Francis Benjamin Hart Date 25 Aug 1915 Reference 7/921 Rank 2/Lieutenant Force CMR Fate DOW Place Sea x Gallipoli Relation Son of Edwin Roland and Florence Annie Guinness, of Timaru Cemetery TURKEY - LONE PINE MEMORIAL. [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLIV, Issue 6575, 30 December 1915, Page 4]
GUINNESS Another young man from this town in the person of Corporal Cecil G Guinness has made the supreme sacrifice ... was the fourth son of Mrs J G Green of Tauranga, and the late Mr Frank H Guinness ... [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 6953, 21 December 1917, Page 2 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 5933, 5 November 1917, Page 3] In Memoriam - In loving memory of Cecil Guinness, 4th son of Mrs J G Green of Tauranga, Twelfth Reinforcements, killed in action October 19th, 1917 on Abraham Heights, near Ypres, where he lives buried ... [Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 5933, 5 November 1917, Page 3 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 6933, 12 November 1917, Page 2 and Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLVI, Issue 6955, 28 December 1917, Page 2]


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