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OBITUARY.

MR. ALBERT DENT.

A former resident of Whangarei, Mr, Albert Deut, died in the Auckland Hospital on September 2. He was born at Whangarei 65 years ago, but came to live in Auckland about 10 years ago. He was for a considerable time wharfinger for the Northern Company afr Whangarei, and in his earlier years was a keen footballer. During the time ho was wharfinger Mr. Dent saved the live# of at least two children who fell into the harbour. Mr. Dent's only son woji accidentally drowned in Australia somt years ago. Three of his brothers live at Waimate North. Mrs. Dent died some time ago. MR. ALEXANDER FERGUSON. A well-known resident of Tauranga, Mr. Alexander Ferguson, has died, aged So years. Born in Glasgow, he camc to New Zealand in the Star of Germany in ■1865 and was for a time commercial traveller for the firm of Collins Brothers. Later he started business on his own account at Palmerston North, where he became a member of the Borough Council and filled the Mayoral chair. Mr. Ferguson was also connected with the building of the Manawatu railway line, which was done by a private company. In 1594 he went to Wanganui, where he was in business for 14 years, then retired and returned to live at Tauranga. Deceased is survived by Mrs. Ferguson, two son 3, three daughters, and eleven grandchildren. MRS. ALOE FOPE. An old colonist, Mrs. Aloe Pope, of Remuera, who died in the Auckland Hospital, had lived the greater part of her life at Maungatawhiri. She was born on the ship Aloe on its voyage from England to New Zealand 65 years ago. Her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George Reed, went to Tauranga, where her father was employed provisioning the troops during the war with the Maoris. Miss Reed was married to Mr. Charles Pope, and they lived at Maungatawhiri until six years ago, when they retired and came to reside in Auckland. Mrs. Pope is survived by her husband and the following children: Messrs. G. C., H- A. and F. B. Pope, all of Maungatawhiri, and Mesdames A. J. Freegard (Motumaoho), W. H. Carter (Patumahoe), and J. Matchett (Auckland). Another son, Edward Thomas Pope, was killed at Passchendaele in 1917. There are 14 grandchildren. MR. G. B. ROBERTSON. The assistant traffic inspector of the Hamilton Borough Council, Mr. George Buchanan Robertson, died on September 1, aged 69 years. He was born in Melbourne and was for some time in the printing trade. Mr. Robertson joined the Salvation Army and was for 26 years stationed at various places, including Rotoroa Island and the Boys' Home at Eltham. He retired from the Salvation Army 11 years ago and went to Hamilton, where for the last five years he was on the staff of the Borough Council. Mr. Robertson leaves a widow and two sons. i MR. F, E. ROBERTSHAW. A colonist for 68 years, Mr. Frank Emerson Robertsliaw, died on September 2 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E, H. Farrand, Papatoetoe. He was born in London 81 years ago, and came to New Zealand in 1863. Mr. Robertshaw was on the Thames goldfield for four years, and later was a building contractor. He retired 10 years ago. When a-.young man Mr. Robertshaw was capsized when out rowing with some companions at Tauranga. They were rescued by Maoris after having clung to the upturned boat "for eight hours. MR. THOMAS TABERNEE. At the age of 86 years Mr. Thomas Taberner died on September 3 at his home, Powell Street, Avondale. Born in Lancashire, Mr. Taberner came to New Zealand 25 years ago, two sons and a daughter having preceded him. He is survived by Mrs. Taberner, four sons and five daughters. MR. ARTHUR GILLARD. A former member of East Tamaki Road Board and resident of that district for 35 years, Mr. Arthtir Gillard died on August 30, aged 77 years. He came to Auckland with his parents in the ship Bombay in 1876. Later he took up a farm at East Tamaki. He retired in 1916, and had since lived at Papatoetoe. He is survived by Mrs. Gillard, three daughters, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. MRS. MARY LOUISE BENTLEY. (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.)] WHANGAREI, Friday. Mrs. Mary Louise Bentley died at her residence, Norfolk Street, Whangarei, this morning, at the age of 66 years, after a long and painful illness. In 1888 she married Mr. Win. Bentley and sailed with him for New Zealand. Mr. Bentley took a pharmaceutical 'business in Whangarei, which had been established by Mr. Clement, of Cheshire, England. Mrs. Bentley was always of a retiring and quiet nature, and did not take much part in public or social life, but devoted her energies to her home and family life and a small circle of friends. In 1901 she visited England, and in 1912 and 1913 she and her husband spent a considerable time in the Old Land. Since her husband's death, nearly a year ago, Mrs. Bentley has not enjoyed good health. Her only living relative in New Zealand is Mrs. A. Cafler, of Wellington.

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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume LXII, Issue 210, 5 September 1931

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OBITUARY. Auckland Star, Volume LXII, Issue 210, 5 September 1931

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