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OBITUARY.

MB. JOHH A. EMDEAJT

j Tb« death occurred on Saturday of a . nWI-known resident of Auckland. Mr. Jobs Albert Eodean. Hi* health had Swen failing for some yean past. Mr. Kndean is •arrived by hi* wile and fh e unmarried daughters. The interment took place this afternoon at Panmure ocroeterv.

Deopa*ed »w a son of Mr. John Eadean. and w born at Thames in 1875. He «u educated at the Church of England Grammar School and Auckland University College. In 1695 Mr. Kndean parsed his examination as a chemist, and spent the following year studying in Melbourne, where he «m* assistant to one of the leading firm* of chemists. He returned to Xew Zealand in 18S*6. and studied at Thaanea Scbori of Mines, where he pased bis examination in assaying with iirst-clasa honour*. Snbsequently. Mr. Endean at various times acted as dispenser at Auckland Hospital. Latterly he has held the license of the Waitemata Hotel, at the corner of Qneen and Customs Street.

In bis younger days. Mr. **»*»»n was connected with nearly every athletae game, and in rowing was the winner of a large number of trophies. On one occasion be saved th* life of a lad named Slade. who was drowning is Auckland Harbour. A heavy gale vac blowing a 1 tbe time. Hut although hampered by his clothing, Mr. Kndean at considerable risk jumped in to the lad's assistance.

Mr. Endean was also a well-known footballer, and in 1899 played for the* senior team for the City Club. He was an official of the Rugby Union, and later in life had a lot to do with founding the Northern Rugby League. He waK at one time also a well-known cyclist. Mr. Endean was an enthusiastic volunteer before the days of Territorials, aad for a good time Lieutenant of the Auckland Xaval Yonnteers.

CAPTAM TOM CLASH.

P.v iljr death of CVpto.ni Tom Clark. which took plaee last week aad who was buried'at CXeiflV Point cemetery, when a large nnmber of old residents and employees of the Dcvonport Ferry Company attended tie funeral, a last link with the first employees of the Bevonport Ferry Company has passed away. Captain Clark had between fifty and sixty yean of service to hi* credit. He was a captain of the old school and right up to the last used to maintain those old standards of dignify which were part of the old tradition* associated with a master mariner* life. When the Peregrine was launched a few years ago as commodore of the company, he was given charge of her and he said it was the proudest iiiimi—l of his life that he had lived long eaoagh to see the ferry company, which la the early days had come auuLesafuly through so mach competition, prosper so well as to be able to bnfld such a fine boat. By Captain Clark* death, the Hon. E. W. Alison, managing director of the company is now the sole am aim of all those who, in whatever am W j had anything to do with the Devonport Ferry Company when it waa first formed. All the original shareholders and directors had passed away with the exception of Mr. Alison himself. Mr. Alison said that Captain Tom Clark was one of the oldest captains aad he had set a very high standard of duty to live np to and which, he was glad to say, had been continued by those who had followed on to take the places of those who had gone before. No accidents had marred the record of the old captains, few errors of judgment had been committed and they retired from their work with fine records.

MR. JOHN A. DBTJMMOHO.

OLD CITIZEN OF VABGAYUMM (By Telegraph.—Own Correspoadeatl DARGAVTLLE, tlm day. One of the most respected cad bestknown citizens of Dargaville, Mr. John Alexander Drumraond, died early yesterday morning at the age of 72 year*. He was born in Ceylon, and came to New Zealand as a qualified chemist. In 1883 he set up business in Napier and afterwards at Waipawa, Greymouth. Wellington, and Auckland. *He came to Dargaville 27 years ago, and remained till his death. He -was associated with all the activities of the town and district, including the horticultural society, fire brigade, bowling drib, school committee, friendly society work (Oddfellows and Druid*), St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and tbe St. George, 1801, E.C. Masonic Lodge. He was a life member of the Returned Soliders' AssociaJtfon. He did yeoman service during tbe influenza epidemic hi 1918 and we* noted for his charity and work among the sick and afflicted of the town. He had enjoyed excellent health up till about 18 months ago. and kept to close to hi« business that during 27 vear* he •■-as only absent three days "from it. About three month?: ago he iru knocked down by a cyclist. This gave him a severe shock, and he gradually weakened. He is eurvived by his irife and three i daughters—Mrs. H. Baker, of Hamilton and Mi*«es Gladys and Frances Drummond. of Dargavi He—on© brother, Mr. Robert Druro:m«»nd, of Auckland. TV f«n<>r»J iflok v Ure *hi* afternoon, and a.« a mark of respect all the shop* in The I tows u-ere closed for an hour.

**- C. J. CARRTJICTON

The death place at tho M _ :i . Mjvnwrdi* Hospital. Auckland, of Mr Carry John Carrington. late of Dare* d ** ?****- He wa, born .1 WakmjAan. England, and came of an old Teaman family, which had lived in the same district for 300 rears.. He learned the engineering trade at Wolverhampton, and came to New Zealand in 1875. He lived most of the time in Auck land, but retired from active work in IIKC. and three year* ago went to reside with hi« non at DargaviUe. the Hon. C. J. Carrington. JLL.C. He in survived bv three sons and four daughters. Mr*. Carringtnn. died ahont a year ago. Requiem mas* trill He celebrated at O a.m. tomorrow in St. Patrick** Cathedral, after which the interment will be at' Taumarunui.

MR. J. D. BRUCE.

fßy Tetegrapfcoprcaa association.)

CHPJFTCHURCH, this d»v

Mr. J. D. Bruce, a member of the Highways Board, since Jft->3. and a prominent farmer, died at Akaroa. u-r-j 73

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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume LVIII, Issue 203, 29 August 1927

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