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Mr and .\li> Hubert Meik!e, o: I'phali, i Ru.ssell street, at a family reunion celebrated their golden wedding to-d,iv. Horn ! at Uphaii. m Linlithgcmsinie. Seoiiand, in t 1843, Mr Meiklo and his. lather, tin- late ' William Meikle. came- to Xew Zealand by the .-hip Storm Cloud in 1860. Mr.-. \ Meikie. who was born at Hopotuiin. near Litil ilupetoun's Citato. Kdiu burgh, ar- ; rived lour yeaiv later by the ship Ha/el- ' deane. Thev woiv married in 1804. ;u a ■ hou.-e on the ■sain.- section on whirh their , pro.-ent. residence i.s built. During his o4 '• years' rec-iuoi'.ce in Now Zealand Mr Meikie . has oiilv been out of Dunudiu for eight [ year;-., during vOiioh time ho u<ok up i'arnung nearßalclutha, returning to Dun- ; edin tu practise liis profession again in j WU2. Thev have 1L children--four sons i and teven" living. Light j are mairied, and reside, in different parts : of X\w Zealand and Australia. 'J here are | 12 ..landchilureu. Mr and Mw Meikie are , enjoViug tiie best of health. They ha v.- ■ been" the recipients of numerous < oug.-atu- ; kition* from a. large number of friend.-, and j of nianv handsome prei.-.ent.s. j Mr W. G. Riddvll, S M., of Wellington, | is liavin" in a annual vi.sit to Dunedm. i ■VlViee l'-is been reeeived in Diiiiodiu thai i* : John Kirk, of the Canton Village Minion, obtained the decree of F.IU'.S., | Kdin.. in October last. . I Mr .1. I'. Nl'Gowan has been appointed ; a director of the firm of Sargood. > Son. and Kwcn. with which he has been : connected lor upwards of 50 years. \ cable message from Sydney reports j the death of the Rev. Mr Wooluoujh, ex- j president of the New South "W ales Metho- , di-t Conference. The ofliee-beirer-. aml , choir of Maori Hill Presbyterian Church ; tendered a. farewell social to Mr Thcs. , Ritchie. wln>. after 4J, years' service a- ] nrjjiitu-t and choirmaster, has relinquished | the po-ition. The members of the choir presented Mr Ritchie with a Ixaulifully- ; illuminated address, and the otric-'-bearv-and congregation showed their appreciation j of his services by asking him to accept a set of gold studs and sleeve-links. The address bore testimony to the excellent work which Mr Ritchie, had performed at ■ the organ and a-, a conductor, part'ciilarly , referring to the. high standard of mu-ie d ; excellence which ho had set. ( regret was expressed that Mr Ritchie had found it necessary to sever ids connection , with'th.- church "and choir. In lesponding. Mr Ritchie thanked all for their kind!..-con-ideration and gifts, and expressed tie.- ! hope that the choir would continue to ! work in the best intercuts of the imi.- ; c;il ; service of the church. j News was received in town to-tliv r>f the j derth of Mr A-her L. Myers, dentist, of j Christchurch. The. deoes.ised, vho was ; aged 54. was for some years president o»" : the Christehirch Jewish congregation, and : treasurer of the New Zealand Trotting As > sociation, being, like his brother t'Cr S. S. j Myers), a keen patron of 'port. He leaves j a son (l)r Frank Myer.-. of Wellington ] frnspital staff) and two daughters to mourn ; their lojs. ! Mr P. S. K. Maca-sey. of the frown j Law ofti:e\ Wellington, is spending h:s I holidav in Dunedin. I

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PERSONAL, Evening Star, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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PERSONAL Evening Star, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914