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MR W. A. WATERS. j Au old and well-known Wellington identity, Mr William Alfred Waters, j died at the week-end, at the age of 81 years. Mr Waters was born in Wellington in ISSI, and in his younger days was a member of the staffs of the legal firms of Moorhouse and Stafford, Barton and Mtzherbert, Travers and 01liver, and Buckley, Stafford, and Fitzherbert. Afterwards Mr Waters was for twelve years employed as a clerk in the Legislative Council, and subsequently he joined the Lands and Deeds Department. He retired on superannuation in 1909. He was an original member of the Wellington Choral Society, a member of the Wellington Operatic Society, the Early Settlers' Association, the original D Battery, and for just on 30 years he was associated with, the choirs of St. Peter's and St. Mark's Churches. Mr Waters leaves a widow, two sons, Messrs V. H. and A. W. Waters, of Wellington, and a daughter, Mrs Charles Blackwell. of Auckland. There are two brothers, Messrs 3?. Waters, Nelson, and E. Waters, Timaru, and a sister, Mrs Mitchell, Melbourne. MR J. R. BURT. The death occurred at Christchurch yesterday, after an illness lasting for more than four months, of Mr John Robert Burt, of the firm of A. and T. Burt, Limited, at the age of 59. Mr Burt was well known in business circles throughout the Dominion, and in his younger days was a prominent footballer and cricketer, representing Otago in both these sports, as well as being an emergency in one of the New Zealand football teams. Mr Burt was educated at the Otago Boys' High School, later studying at Canterbury Agricultural College. For a time he was farming, but later joined the staff of the fen of A. and T. Burt, Limited, in Dunedin. From 190? till 1912 he was the manager of the Wellington branch of the firm, going from there to manage the London branch. In 1920 he returned to New Zealand and j managed the Christchurch branch, re-1 maining till his retirement, about eighteen months ago. Mr Burt was a member of the Federal Club. A widow and j two daughters survive him. The interment will take place at j Dunedin. j MR WILLIAM KENNEDY. iritESS ASSOCIATION TSLEGKAJt.) WELLINGTON, January 16. The death occurred in the Wellington | Hospital of Mr William Kennedy, of Brooklyn, at the age of 85 years. Mr Kennedy, who . was born in Paisley, j Scotland, came to New Zealand siĀ» years ago, setting up in business as a blacksmith, at Pleasant Point, South j Canterbury, where he lived for many years. He leaves a son, Mr David "Kennedy, of Brooklyn, and formerly of Timaru. MR ARTHUR CLOTHIER. [THE PRESS Special Service.] DUNEDIN, January 16. j Mr Arthur Clothier, formerly of the Land and Income Tax Department at Wellington and latterly officer in charge of the Department at Dunedin and Christchurch, Las died at the age of 81 years. Mr Clothier was well known in ; Masonic circles and was installed as Worshipful Master of Lodge Leinster, No. 44,-in 1896. Among other Masonic distinctions conferred on him were -those of Grand Organist and AssistantGrand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of New Zealand. He also held the office of first Grand Principal of the Supreme Grand Chapter of New Zealand in 1910, and continued to be an active member of the Royal Arch Chapter, No. 7, until his death. . -

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OBITUARY., Press, Volume LXIX, Issue 20756, 17 January 1933

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OBITUARY. Press, Volume LXIX, Issue 20756, 17 January 1933