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DEATH OF THE REV. A. MURRAY McCALLUM.

A large number of our readers will bear' with regret of the eomawhab sudden death of the Rev. Sir McCallum, of Norbhcote. ; Tho deceased gentleman had a paralytic stroke recently, from tho effects of which ha did nob rally, and ho passed away this morning at his residence, "Mount of Olives." Mr McCalluna was a native of Scotland, whore he was educated and licensed a minister of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland. H6 held an important: charge ,in Perthshire till compelled through , delicate health to travel abroad. 'A continuous weakness of the tbroafe making rcaidor.ee in the Old Country! inadvisable, 'Mr McCallum «rant to America and settled in California with hie wife and family. There he took a keen . interest in horticulture and orchards, and later on came across to New Zealand wiih the intention of makiug his home here. Settling at Ntsrthcoto, he planted a large orchard there, and he w&b always known as onaof fcno most;onthuaiasticorchardiste. For many years Mr MeUallum was Presbyterian clergyman at DavonporD, and he frequently lilled'the pulpits of brofeher ministers here aod in the South, hia sermons being very much appreciated. As a lecturer Mr McCallum was particularly successful. In private lifo deceased was a most genial and courteous gentleman, and waa characterised by a large degree of broad culture. His wife predeceased him .about eight yeara uko. He leaves behind Jains two daughters and six sons. Two of tbw latter are now in America, tho eldest (Mr Robert McCallum) id a well-known contractor and builder in Auckland, and the fourth son {Mr M. McCallum) is a member of tho firm of Wingate and Co.

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DEATH OF THE REV. A. MURRAY McCALLUM., Auckland Star, Volume XXVIII, Issue 51, 3 March 1897

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DEATH OF THE REV. A. MURRAY McCALLUM. Auckland Star, Volume XXVIII, Issue 51, 3 March 1897

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