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An old resident and ex-Mayor 6! Parnell passed away after a very-, short illness last night in the person of Mx Napian W. Pollard, J.P. Ttie. death took place at his residence in Brighton Road after an illness-which first appeared on the previous evening. i>rs. Marsack, Gordon ,and Grant, were summoned and performed' an operation for gangrene, but this failed to save life. Deceased was 58 yeara of age. He was born in Tasmania, and came to Auckland %ith his parents during his boyhood, living here practically ever since. He was a builder by trade, and was well known throughout the city. In Parnell he has taken a prominent part in municipal affairs, and he has also officiated in his capacity of Justice of the Peace. For. twelve years he was »; Parnell Borough Councillor, and ipt three years Mayor of Parnell. It was through his energies recently that the site af the foot of Brighton Road was secured for a park for the people of Parnell, and he was cpllefttmg- subscriptions for the development of the park at the time of Ms death. He never tired of working for the interests of Parnell, and ha will be greatly missed by PamelHtes. On the school committee- he was a faithful worker for,a great number* of years, including .five consecutive years as chairman. He was one ol the first to raise subscriptions and secure the present site for the erection of th& present school, and spent a great portion of his time-m the interest of *he education of the district. He was still a member at the time of his death,'and to-day the flag over the school was flying at half mast out of respect to his memory. Deceased saw service in the _Maon war % and as a veteran he acted, as marshal at the recent Coronate* proceedings at Parnell. Mr• Polta* was. an active politician an the Government interest, and was chairman ol Mr F Lawry's committee for several years. TJeing a forcible speaker afli indefatigable worker his. help wasot .reat value in the election- campaxgns. The fcrnily consists of a widow, two sons and three daughters. The funeral takes place at two o clock to-morrow afternoon at Purewa, ~

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XXXIII, Issue 212, 6 September 1902

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DEATH OF AN EX-MAYOR OF PARNELL. Auckland Star, Volume XXXIII, Issue 212, 6 September 1902