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MR. JOSEPH lORNS. (From Our Correspondent.) MASTERTON, Thursday. A grandson of one of the founders of Masterton, .Mr. Joseph lorns has died at the ape of S7 years. Born in Wellington in IK.->l. he was the son of the late Mr. Richard lorns. When he travelled t j Masterton at the apt" of three and a half he came across the Rimutaka track in a box 011 the hack of a bullock. He saw Masterton grow from a few houses and bark whares to the thriving centre it is to-day. He was the town's principal storekeeper as a young man, later selling to Mr. Meyer Caselberg the business that is now the Wairarapa Farmers' Co-operative Association, Limited. Mr. lorns was a keen sportsman, being secretary of and a player in the first football team in Masterton and a lifelong member of the Masterton Racing Club. He was the club's first secretary and later judge and was for many years patron of the club. He was a member of the first committee of the Wairarapa A. and P. Association, and captain of the fust fire brigade, a volunteer organisation. MR. P. J. PARKER. A former resident of Papakura, Air. Patrick Joseph Parker, has died at Otau, Hunua, at the age of 58. Born in Wanganui, he farmed in Poverty Bay for some years. After returning from the Great War he disposed of his interests in Gisborne and settled in Papakura, later removing to Otau. He served on the Papakura Town Board and was one of the founders of the old Everslie Golf Club. He is survived bv liis wife, two sons "and four daughters. MRS. ALICE SMITH. (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) WHAN'GAREI. this day. A well-known member of a North Auckland pioneering family. Mrs. Alice Smith, died 011 Wednesday evening. Mrs. Smith, who was 74 years of age. was the eldest, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Vyle, of Otaika. Her parents came to New Zealand from England 7"> years ago and Mrs. Smith w;as born in Auckland. Her parents settled at Waikiekie and later at Manga pa i before taking up land at Otaika, near Whangarei. For 4.3 years Mrs. Smith was j actively connected with the Wha'ngarei 1 Salvation Army Corps, of which she was a foundation member. In addition to her husband, Mr. Howard Smith, whom she married 40 years ago, Mrs. Smith is survived by three brothers. Messrs. A. E. Vvle (Otaika), W. E. Vyle and H. H. Vyle (Wliangarei), and five sisters. Mesdames H. Tatton, A. Elmore and R. Neil (Auckland) and G. Rhodes and J. Coulton (Whangarei). MR. J. W. KELLY. (By Telegraph.—Tress Association.) TIMARU, Thursday. The death has occurred of Mr. James Whyte Kelly, aged 84. Born at Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. in 18;V>. Mr. Kelly came to New Zealand in 187.~>. landing at Port Chalmers. He later moved to Invercargill. for which town he was member of the House of Representatives from 1800 j until 1809. |

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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume LXIX, Issue 297, 16 December 1938

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OBITUARY. Auckland Star, Volume LXIX, Issue 297, 16 December 1938