DEATH OF MR S. JACKSON.
TRIBUTES FROM BENCH AND BAR. About thirty members of the legal pro fession gathered in the Magistrate's Court this morning to pay a tribute to the memory of the late Mr. Samuel Jackson, whose death took place at noon yesterday. Dr. H. D. Bam ford asked leave to interrupt the proceedings in order that the members of the legal profession in Auckland might make some public expression of their feeling on the occasion of the death of Mr. Samuel Jackson, who was rightly regarded as the father of the profession in Auckland. They felt that the occasion should not be without some mark of their sympathy with Mr. Jackson's family and of their own sense of loss by his death. Mr. Jackson had been in practice for nearly sixty years, r.nd in active practice almost up to the time of his death. He was always regarded a.* one of the bright examples of the profession, and in Auckland he was universally respected and liked. He left a reputation upon which no shadow bad fallen. He was a man of great ability and of high character, ajid inspired the confidence of all who had to do with him. As one of the younger members of the profession, said Dr. Bamford, he could say that Mr. Jackson was an example and pattern to many young lawyers, and his loss was deeply felt.
Mr. ('. ('. Kettle. S.M.. said that it was fitting that the members of the legal profession should assemble to show their esteem and affection towards their fallen chief. He was sorry that he had not known Mr. Jackson intimately, though he had spoken with him on several occasions. From what he knew from his old friend Mr. Hosking. K.C., who had been Mr. Jackson's articled clerk, he could well understand the feeling of the profession towards the deceased gentleman. Mr. Jackson, from what he had learned, was a good husband, an affectionate father, and a good citizen—a man who "did good by stealth and blushed to find it fame." He was a sound and honourable lawyer, and always endeavoured to uphold the honourable traditions of his profession. -He plavod hi* part well." said hi* Worship, in "conclusion; '-he has gone to his rest; what more can I say? May his ashes rest in peace!
ti, p. I V l >r3ZPr ' 8M " "« Prosent on the Bench, but Mr X C. Cutte.n was unavoidably absent. Mr Kettle apologising on his behalf to the assembled lawyers. Ine Court was adjourned till 2'pm £ s a mark of respect. Dr' Bamtord informed those present that the funeral would take place to-morrow morniug. and ked that solicit close their offices, if possible, while it was in progress.
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DEATH OF MR S. JACKSON., Auckland Star, Volume XLIV, Issue 180, 30 July 1913
DEATH OF MR S. JACKSON. Auckland Star, Volume XLIV, Issue 180, 30 July 1913
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