MRS. ANNE HOWARD. NINETY-SEVEN YEARS OLD. Having reached within three years of the century, Mrs. Anne Howard has just died in Auckland. She was born on the outskirts of Dublin, Ireland, and went with her aunt to Melbourne when a young woman. While in Victoria she was married to the late Mr. W. Howard, and they went to London, but decided to return to the colonies, and left for New Zealand in the clipper Norwood, reaching Auckland some time in the middle 'sixties. They settled in Auckland, but were afterwards farming at Whenuakite, Upper Whitianga. Upon the death of her husband some years ago Mrs. Howard came to Auckland, and had lived here ever since.
MR. G. V. STEWART. FIRST CHILD BORN AT KATIKATI. The death took place at Rotorua, where he had lived for the last twenty years, of Air. George Vesey Stewart, at the age of 53. His mother, Mrs. Sarah Stewart, resides in Auburn Street, Auckland. Mr. Stewart's parents were amongst the special Katikati settlers brought out by Mr. G. Vesey Stewart, and as he was the first child born in that settlement he was named after the founder. t Later he qualified as a marine engineer, and was for years in the employ of the Northern Steamship Company.
MRS. J. E. GRAHAM. Mrs. Jessie Eleanor Graham, who died recently at Wanganui, had lived there for half a century. She was born in London, and arrived at New Plymouth in 1856. Deceased was a prominent member of the Methodist Church, and a sister of Mr. James Purneil, a former town clerk of Wanganui. Mrs. Graham is survived by one aon and three daughters.
MR. WILLIAM COOK. A former member of the staff of the Bank of New Zealand, Mr. William Cook, died suddenly at liis home, William Street, Takapuna, on May 20- He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, his father being Mr. John Cook, owner of one of the shipping lines that were in the South Pacific trade over half a century ago. Mr. William Cook received his training in the Chartered Mercantile Bank of London, and came to Auckland in 1879. He entered the service of the Bank of New Zealand, at Auckland, which was then the head office. Later Mr. Cook became manager of the branch at Ashburton, where he was stationed for 14 years. He retired in 1919, and had since lived at Takapuna.
Mr. Cook waws greatly interested in the work of acclimatisation societies, and was a member of the Auckland branch of the Navy League, of which he was honorary secretary for some time. He is survived by the following children: Mr. W- A. Cook, of Leicestershire; Mr. W. D. Cook, of Ngatapa, Poverty Bay; and Mrs. C. J. G. Wily, of Milford.
MR. R. W. REID. The late Mr. Reginald William Reid, who was accidentally drowned through being thrown off a launch in French Pass, Nelson, on May 30. was the eldest son of Mrs. Caroline Reid and the late William Reid, of Walmslev Road, Mancrere. He was 31 years of age, and is survived by his wife. He was a foreman of Montgomery's garage at Nelson. MRS. W. B. MOORE. After a long illness Mrs. Mary Ann Moore died on Thursday at Rotorua. where she had lived for the nast 19 years. She arrived in Auckland with her parents when an infant in arms. Later she was married to the late Mr. William Burrows Moore, formerly of the Thames. Deceased was 81 years of age. MR. THOMAS SYDNEY WILLIAMS. (By Telegrnph.—Press Association.) GISBORNE, Friday. The death is reported of Mr. Thomas Sydney Williams, a pioneer settler of the East C'oash He was born at the Bay of Islands in 1847 and was a son of the late Mr. Edward Williams. He went to the Waiapu district in 1894 to assume the management of the family estate, and settled at Kaharau, near Ruatoria. Mr. Williams was identified with the development and settlement of the East Coast, being especially helpful to the Maoris, whom he encouraged to farnr their land. As the eldest surviving grandson of Archdeacon Henry Williams, he laid the foundation stone of the memorial Church at Paihia a few years ago.
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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume LIX, Issue 123, 26 May 1928
OBITUARY. Auckland Star, Volume LIX, Issue 123, 26 May 1928
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