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The funeral of the late Dr Parker, professor of biology, took place at Warrington yesterday, and was largely attended. The body was conveyed from Mr Wyatt's house to the pretty little Anglican church, where the first part of the burial service was gone through by the Rev. Canon Richards and the choir, and from thence the procession followed the remains to the grave, and the service was concluded, the hymn • Brief life is here our portion' being sung at the close. Miss Parker, sister of the deceased professor, was present with a number of other ladies; the doctor's three sons also attended, and amongst others present were Dean Fitchett, Canon King, the Rev. A. M. Finlayson, the Hon. J. MacGregor, Professors Sale, Scott, Shand, Ulrich, Gibbons, Gilray, and Dr Heinemann, Drs Hocken, Brown, Colquhoun, Truby King, Fulton, Lindo Ferguson, aud Ogston, and Messrs E. B. Cargill, E. Melland, G. Fenwick, G. M. Thomson, J. S. Tennant, J. P. Armstrong, A. Thomson, A. Wilson, G. Joachim, A. D. Bell, F. R. Chapman, R. T. Wheeler, sen., H. E. Williams, Latter, E. Jennings, P. H. Goyen, T. W. Whitson, J. White, A. Michie, B. Murray Aston, Crosby Smith, A. Hamilton, R. Esving, aud the following university students: —W. E Gibson, S. C. Allen, L. E. Williams, J. B. Sale, G. Fenwick, W. M. Shand, F. Bett, W. M. ThomsoD, O. G. Adams, S. A. Moore. A number of wreaths were sent by the public bodies with which the deceased was connected and by personal friends. Mr Justice Williams, being in Wellington on business at the Court of Appeal, sent a telegram expressing his deep sorrow, at hearing of the death of Dr Parker, and regretting that he could not attend the funeral. The chairman of the Professorial Board received to-day the following telegram signed by Mr Rolleston, Sir Robert Stouf., Mr M. J. S. Mackenzie, Mr A. Sligo, Mr J. Allen, and Mr W. Fraser :—" We desire to express our deep sense of the loss the University and the colony have sustained by the death of Professor Parker. The feeling is widespread among all who have the course of higher education at heart."

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THE LATE DR PARKER., Evening Star, Issue 10467, 10 November 1897

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THE LATE DR PARKER. Evening Star, Issue 10467, 10 November 1897