B_ Electric Telegraph. From Our Special Correspondent OBITUARY. • Lyttelton, January 7. At about IO o'clock this momiag John Sowden, a very old resident of Lyttelton while leaving his residence near the signal station, dropped dead at his gate. Tbe deceased gentlemen, who was seventy four years of age, had been in the employ of tbe LyttoL ton Borough Oauncil for tbe past forty years as borough inspector. Prior to this he worked on the woiks in connection with tbe construction of the Lyttelton tunnel as a foreman, He landed at Lyttelton from Mol bourne about 1862, and married Mub Flallison, wboae parents were well known residents. He leaves a grown up family of four sons and throe daughters. Mr Sowden was an offlcar of the Loyal City of Norwich Lodge of officers, having been connected with that body for many years. As be had been under the treatment of Dr Guthrie for heart trouble, it is not thought that an inquest will be necessary.
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TELEGRAPHIC, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3468, 8 January 1915
TELEGRAPHIC Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3468, 8 January 1915
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