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The many friends of Mr T. M. Jones throughout the county will regret to hear that he died last evening at Nurse Pattrick's Private Hospital. The deceased gentleman was well and favourably known throughout the district. He was a Paat Master of the Masonic Order and for many years had been Secretary of the Ashburton Masonic Lodge, No. 1811, E.G. He was also a member of the Wakanui Eoad Board. Of late years Mr Jones farmed some land m the district, and had charge of the Ashburton Saleyards sheep dip for the New Zealand Loan Co., and Mr D. Thomas He was thoroughly upright and honest m all his dealings and his loss will be keenly felt throughout this district. The late Mr Jones was a widower and leaves one daughter to mourn her loss. A few weeks a«o deceased contracted blood poisoning m the hand, which spread through his system and brought about his death. Deceased was born m 1840 m Gloucestershire of Welsh parentage. When he was quite young, his parents returned to their old county Hereford, and lived on the farm " Dunkard," which is still m the occupation of his brother. In early life m Engl aid Mr Jones carried on business an an auctioneer, timber merchant and surveyor at Graig, Skenfrith, Hereford. In 1877 Mr Jones came to New Zealand, landing at Nelson. The Tadmor gold rush was then on and Mr Jones tried his luck at these diggings for a Bhort time. In 1879 he came to Canterbury under an engagement, with Messrs Hooper and Dobson, of Nelson, to manage their property at Seafield, and was engaged m stock and farm pursuits up till the time of his death.

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OBITUARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6608, 29 June 1905

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OBITUARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6608, 29 June 1905

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