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OBITUARY

MR J. D. HALL A well-known Canterbury farmerMr John Dryden Hall, died at his residence, Macmillan avenue, Cashmere Hills, yesterday, in his seventy-sixth year. He took a leading part in the affairs of the New Zealand Farmers Union, and the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association. The second son of Sir John Hall, who was Premier from 1879 to 1882, Mr Hall was born at his father’s home, Coldstream, Fendalton, in 1865, and was educated at Christ’s College and St. John’s College, Oxford, where he gained his Rugby Blue. He was called to the English Bar in 1889. and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in .1890, practising in Christchurch until 1912. In 1910 he took up land at Hororata. , Mr Hall was. president of the North Canterbury Farmers’. Union for many years, and in 1936 was made a life member of the New Zealand Farmers Union. He was a former president of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association, and the New Zealand Council of Agriculture, and was keenly interested in agricultural research. He was a member of the board of directors of Massey Agricultural College from, its establishment until a few years ago. In 1908 Mr Hall was elected to the Christchurch City Council, and was chairman of the first Christchurch Fire Board and a member of the North Canterbury Hospital Board. He contested the Christchurch’North seat in the Reform interests, following the death of Mr T. E. Taylor in 1911, and was again a candidate in the general election the same year. In 1930 he was the Canterbury representative on the Railway Commission, which recommended the removal of the railways from political control. Mr Hall was a member of the Canterbury Jockey Club, and a former honorary secretary of the Christchurch Hunt and the New Zealand Hunts Association. He is survived by his wife, a daughter. Miss Margot Hall of Hororata, and two sons, Mr J. W. D. Hall, who is farming at Hororata, and Lieutenant P. D. Hall, who is on active service in the Middle East. •Resolutions of sympathy with the ■relatives of Mr Hall were passed at the meeting of the general committee of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association and a meeting oi the Canterbury Progress Leagues executive.

MR C. E. BALDWIN President of the New Zealand Workers’ Union for many years, Mr Charles Edward Baldwin, of Marshall street, Opawa, died last night, in his seventyseventh year. Mr Baldwin who was born in Melbourne, was educated at Scotch College, and for 12 years was

a miner, shearer, and woolclasser in Australia, He came to New Zealand about 40 years ago. and followed rural pursuits and wooldassing. For a considerable time Mr Baldwin was secretary of the Christchurch branch of the New Zealand Workers’ Union. He was also a member of school committees and licensing commissions.

MR J. C. WILLIS (PS.S.) DUNEDIN, July 9. Mr Joseph Charles Willis, who died this morning at the age of 71 years, was well known locally, having finished his career in the Police Force in Dunedin as superintendent. Mr Willis, who retired in 1931, had previously served as a sergeant at South Dunedin, after which he was stationed in various districts in the Dominion. He was a keen bowler, and was for years a member of the Anderson’s Bay. Club. He was also a member of the committee of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and a Justice of the Peace.

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OBITUARY, Press, Volume LXXVII, Issue 23377, 10 July 1941

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OBITUARY Press, Volume LXXVII, Issue 23377, 10 July 1941

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