■ ! HOX.- GILBERT CARSON". (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) WAXGAXTJI, Tuesday. The death occurred this afternoon of the Hon. Gilbert Carson, who for the greater part of half a century was one 'of the most prominent public men in "anganui. Deceased was SI years of age. He was born at sea a fortnight before the ship arrived at Auckland. In 1874 he bought the "Wanganui Chroncle," of which he was editor till illhealth compelled him to resign. Afterwards he was associated with the paper as a director until six years ago, when a seizure incapacitated him and also made necessary his retirement from the Legislative Council, in which he had occupied a seat for nine years. He was "-P. for this district for three years and at various times occupied the fol- 1 lowing positions in Wanganui:—Mayor, I borough councillor, chairman of the I Education, Harbour and Hospital I Boards, library and museum trustee, and member of the Girls' College board. He was a prominent member of the Baptist Church, ex-president of the Baptist Cnjon, and a leading spirit _n the prohibition movement from its inception. He was also a well-known Freemason.
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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume LV, Issue 55, 5 March 1924
OBITUARY. Auckland Star, Volume LV, Issue 55, 5 March 1924
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