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An old and esteemed Akaroa resident passed away in Cristohurch on Wednesday evening in the pereon of Mrs William Pen* lingcon. Mrs Penlington was born in Sussex in 1836, and came to N'W Zealand with her parents abont 1842. The family first settlied in Wellington, when her father ser ved in the Maori War. The family came down to Akaroa in a boat owned by the late Mr Geo. Armstrong about the year 1852 She m&ried the late Mr William Prnlington about 1857, the Eev W. Aylmer performing the ceremony. Mrs Penlington lived in Alsaroa up to nine years ago, when she sold her residence on Beach road to the North Canterbury Education Board for the site of the new Akaroa sohool, and. since that date has lived in Christcburch. Her husband predeceased her eleven years ago. She hed a family of eleven—six sons and five diugh. ters—of whom nine are living.. The sons are Mr Geo. Penlington, architect for the N.C Board of Education, Messrs Benjamin and Frank Penlington, headmasters of Lyttelton and Leeston sohools, Fred Penlington of the poet and telegraph department, and Thcmaa Penlington, of Ak»roa. The dangh ters are Mrs Thomas, of Bookhampton,; Anstralia; Mrs Funnell, of Christohurch and Mesdames Riches and Mottram, of Akaroa. Mrs I eniington enjoyed excellent health until recently, and paid frequent visits to her relatives and friends in Akaroa.

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OBITUARY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3411, 2 April 1915

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OBITUARY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3411, 2 April 1915

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