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OBITUARY

MR. JOHN C. SPENCER

The death of Mr. John Clarence Spencer, which occurred in< Wellington yesterday, will come as a shock to the many people who knew him in the field of sport and in other walks of life. As a Rugby footballer Jack Spencer won no little fame. He was one of the old Melrose stalwarts, ■ and not only did he give long, and faithful service to club football, but he also served Wellington and New Zealand well'as a representative player. He had an outstanding record in big football, appearing for Wellington in over forty matches and representing New Zealand in 1903, 1905, and 1907. It was in 1905 that he captained New Zealand against Australia in a match played at Dunedin. As a Hugby League footballer he also gained representative honours. His playing days over, the late Mr. Spencer continued to take a; keen interest in sport, and from time to time he carried out coaching duues.: His local club associations were not only with Melrose. He: was also connected with the Poneke and Berhampore Clubs. Among other sports in which he took a keen interest was billiards, and he was so proficient' at this game that he. became a prominent competitor in championship events. For, the relatives of this fine sportsman,' who was 55 years of age, much sympathy will be felt by a very wide circle of friends. . MR. JOHN HOCCARD The death occurred last Friday of Mr. John Hoggard, formerly senior purtnor of the well-known Wellington architectural firm of Hoggard. Prouse, and Gummer, at the age of 57 years. He was a son of Mr. Thomas Hoggard, who died last year, and the grandson of Mr. John Farr Hoggard, for some1 years chief postmaster for Wellington. He commenced his architectural career with his uncle, Mr. W. CJjatfieldj and later entered the office1 of Mr. C. Charlesworth. He practised for a number of years with Mr. W Prouse, and later a third partner, Mr W. Gummer, joined the firm. Mr Hoggard visited America in 1910, and from that country introduced to Wellington the suspended verandah for shop fronts. He designed a number of public buildings, including the Trades Hall, Auckland, Public Trust Office Hawera, the State Fire Insurance Office, Wellington, the Hiddiford Baths, and the fire station, at Lower Hutt etc Surviving members of the family are his widow, one son, Mr. N. F. Hoggard of Upper Hutt, and two daughters'. There are two brothers, Mr. S. Hoggard and Mr. G. R. Hoggard, and two sisters, Mrs. W. I. Ward and Mrs. B. L. Donne, all of Lower Hutt.

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OBITUARY, Evening Post, Volume CXXI, Issue 117, 19 May 1936

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OBITUARY Evening Post, Volume CXXI, Issue 117, 19 May 1936

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