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The death occurred of Mr James Londrigan, of Little River, on' Monday evening under distressing circumstances. The deceased, as"was usual, was coming towards the township on bis favourite pony, when for some reason or other his pony suddenly reared and threw him off. In doing so, he fell with his. head on a sharp

Btone and was .tendered uncons-ciuu Mr Jatnes Joblin, wbo saw the■».«>

dent, rushed to bis assistance, as aUo i did Mr Henry JDondrigao, his nepba?. !*■'■• Jt was at once seen tbat inj'uiioH

were of a serious nature. The do.tor ii-rwas summoned, He was carried i<ito his brother's house .a few yard.-* away, where his injuries were attended to The doctor thought it advisable to : have him removed to the CbristchurcL Hospital. He was conveyed to Christcburoh on the mid day train. As the day wore onliis condition grew worse, and he died at 9 15 p vi. without regaining consciousness. An inquest was held on the following day, when the coroner returned a verdict that the deceased was accidentally killed by ' falling oft' bis horse. The deceased gentleman was born in Tipperary, Ireland, fifty three yeara ago. He arrived in New Zealand in 1874 along with his brother John, also of Little River, with whutihe lived during his stay in New Zealand. He then deeded to take another trip to bis home. On bis re turn he visited America, where he had another brother, and he resided there till 1901, when he again landed in the dominion along with Mr J. Harty, of Puaha. Since then he has lived by himself up the Port L.vy roid. As a farmer, he was always respected by all. He loved to talk of his unlive laud, and one always listened to him with pleasure. He always bad a hearty greeting for everyone be mot, and his . sudden death ha. 'left a gloom over the township. As la mark of respect, tbe flag at tbe Central School was flown at half-mast^.The body was conveyed from Christchurch by hearse and rested duriug Wednesday night in the Catholic Church, of which be was a member. The funeral took place on Thursday morning at 11 • a.m., when Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Rev Father Bonetto, who also officiated at the grave *ide.

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4382, 27 March 1914

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4382, 27 March 1914

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