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• AN OLD PASNELL RESIDENT. MRS ALICE MELTON. A well-known former resident of Par-. nell. Mrs. Alice Melton, died last night, aged SI years. She was the daughter oi" Captain King, who was out here for some years before he sent Home for his wife and family, who arrived by the ship Ironsides, in 1863. Shortly afterwards. Captain King replaced Captain Fairchild for what "was" to have been one trip on a Government steamer. The vessel was never heard of again. Miss, King was later married to Mr. John I Melton, who was in business in Parnell many years ago. Her husband predeceased her about :50 years ago. The following children survive their mother: Mr. Edward Melton. Mr. Charles Melton.' of Sydney. Mrs. George Edge. Whanga- j ret. Mrs. H. W. Meredith. Morning-side, and Mrs. J. Howartb. j OLD THAMES RESIDENT. MRS. C. WESTON. The death of Mrs. Charlotte Weston : ' vestcrdav at Wellington, at the age of. i ; <4 years. removes a former highly-; 1 respected resident of Thames. Mrs. j Weston was born at Santa Maura. | ! one of the lonian Isels, which , ar the time was a British possession. I ' She was the daughter of the late Mr. ' j Michael F. Hanlen. one time sergeant- ! major in the Royal Artillery. After »!' period in the governorship of a penal I station in Tasmania, the family camel to Auckland in the fifties. Mrs. Weston | and her brother, the late Mr. A. il. j Hanlen. were the first scholars enrolle 1 . when St. Matthew's school was opened, i In those days tlie family had a general ; store in High Street. In ISriO Mr. and' Mrs. Weston went to Thames gold-j fields, where her husband started a blacksmith's establishment. When Mr.! , Weston died in ISSO the widow removed; ' to Wellington. There are four sons ', ' and two daughters. 20 grandchildren. I' and a number of great-grandchildren, j ' The sons are: Mr. Fred. Weston, of the Hansard staff. Mr. G. T. Weston, of ' Pukekohe. Mr. A. J. Weston, of Ngarua-! wahia. and Mr. C. G. Weston, chief sub- ' editor of the "Dominion.'' Wellington. ! I MS. J. G. PETCHELL. 'From Our Own Correspondent.) "MORRINSVILLE. Tuesday. Mr. John George Petchell. who died : suddenly or" heart failure, at the age ' ! of sixty-nine years, has been a resident i of New Zealand for fifty years. having "lived for a considerable time at both ' Pukekohe and at Auckland. He was , J born in Lincolnshire. England. He leaves i two sons and a daughter.

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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume LV, Issue 203, 27 August 1924

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OBITUARY. Auckland Star, Volume LV, Issue 203, 27 August 1924