MRS ELLEN MARSDEN
One of the early pioneers of the Dominion, Mrs Ellen Marsden (relict of th© late Mr John Marsdenj a Maori War veteran, who died in 1902)', died at the ago of 82 years, at the residence of Mr R. Marsden, Moore. Street, Ashburton, to-day. Deceased landed in Lyttelton with her husband about 60 years ago. Mrs Marsden lived for t a time at Ohristchurch and Kaiapoi, and then went with her husband to the North Island, where one of her children was born in a tent in the bush country. Thirty years ago she came to reside in Ashburton. For many years she was a regular attend,er and worker in con: riection with Wills Street Methodist Church. She leaves a family of five sons and one daughter, and there are over 50 grandchildren, eight of whom are serving with the colours.
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