MR. LEONARD STOWE
Mr. Leonard Stowe died at his residence. Tinakori Road. 011 Sunday. He had been for a great number of years a notable figure 111 the service of Parliament, having held the highest permanent office in the employ of Parliament for thirty years, and a high position in the same service for fifty-four yenis—a record never previously approached by any servant of the State in New Zealand. He first was appointed Clerk of Parliaments and Clerk of the Legislative Council in 1889, and lie-held this position until 110 retired on the eve of the session of 1919. He had previously held important appointments under the provincial government of Marlborough, having Deen secretary to Superintendents Thomas Carter and A. P. Seymour. He was clerk of the Marlborough Provincial Council in 18(31, and in the following year ho was appointed clerk of tho Legislative Council, a position which he hold for over fifty years. Born at 'Trolly Hall, Buckingham, tho late Mr. Stowe was ■ educated at IfTley and at Rugby School. He arrived in New Zealand in tho ship Lady Alice in 1858, and after spending somo time on a station, ill the Wairau district, lie was appointed secretary to the Superintendent of tho Province. Mr. Stowe was a gentleman very highly esteemed by all who ever had anything to do with the work of Parliament. It was with very genuine regret that tho announcement of his retirement owing to advancing years and fuiling health was received a year ago, and those who had learned to know him, nnd they numbered very inany, must feel real sorrow on hearing the news of his death. Mr. Stowo had been suffering .acutely for some time. An old injury commenced to give trouble, and amputation of a leg was considered to be the onlv means of saving his life. The operation was performed, and it almost seemed that Mr. Stowe was* going to survive this ordeal, n terrible one for a man of his great age. Ho gradually weakened, however, and shock following tho operation has been tlio causo of his death. Ho leaves a widow and a family of two sons'and two daughters. Tho funeral will take place to-day at 3 p.m.
MR. GEORGE HOGBEN
The death o£ Mr. George Hogben; M.A., C.M.G.. F.R.G.S., occurred at his home nt IChandalliih. Mr. Hogben was still not by' any means an old man, 66 years of age, arid the news of hi? death will come as a surprise to very many people who remember him in his robust health of a few years since. 1 Ho had, however, suffered a serious decline in health in recent months, and lately had been quite seriously ill, although' his friends hoped for his recovery. Mr. Hogben wa6 one of the most energetic men in educational and scientific circles in the Dominion. He was (born at Islington, Kent, the son of a Congregational minister, and educated at the Congregational School, Lewisham, and at' Nottingham. After leaving school lie entered the English Civil Service/ and attained the high position of junior auditor in the Accountant aud Controller-General's Department. He left the service to take a University course at Cambridge, where he graduateed' B.A. in 1877 and M.A. in 1881. Ho was mathematical scholar and prizema;i at St. Catherine's College) and also <£- hibitioner of the Goldsmith's Company. At college he was keenly interested in s'port, and he was 'also president of the College Debating Society. He .entered tho scholastic profession as mathematical and science master at Oldenham Gram-, mar School. When the Christchurch Boys' High School was founded in 1881 Mr. Hogben. was selected by commissioners in England to be mathematical and science master. This post 'he held until 1886. when he was appointed Inspector of Schools in North Canterbury. In 1889 lie was appointed headmaster of the Timaru High School, and ten years later lie was appointed to be professional head of tho'Education Department, with the then title of Inspector-General., He' retired from the service in 1915, but his term of office as head of the Department was one of great activity. Some of the changes brought tibout under his regime did: not at the time receive general approval, nor do many of them now, but Mr. Hogben showed most remarkable energy ami enthusiasm. in his eflort to 'riiake improvements in tho education system of tno country. . Mr. Hogben ,was much interested in astronomy jvlso he was probably the leading authority in the country on seismology. ~ For his long and faithiul service to education in the servibe ot the State he was-awarded the distinction of C.M.G. in the year 1915 on his retirement. , , t Deceased leaves a widow and two sons, Mr Julius Hogben, solicitor practising at Thames, and Mr. Noel Hogben, of tno 6taff of .the Palnierston High School. Two other sons were killed ill the war. The funeral will take place to-morrow morning at Karori Cemetery, following a service in the Congregational. Church, Wellington Terrace, at 11 o clock EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY. Br TeleEranh—Pteas Association, Christchurch, April 56. The Canterbury College Board of -Governors passed a resolution expressing its deepest sympathy with the widow and family of tho late' Mr. George _Hogben, and its high appreciation of Mr. services to education ia the Dominion. Regretful references to the death of Mr. Hogben were made at last nights meeting of the Wellington Educational Institute. The meeting passed a resolution expressing sympathy with the relatives of the deceased. .
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OBITUARY, Dominion, Volume 13, Issue 181, 27 April 1920
OBITUARY Dominion, Volume 13, Issue 181, 27 April 1920
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