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The death occurred at Levin yesterday of Mr John HjTidma-n Bussell, at the age of 82 years. Deceased was bom in Staffordshire, Engyand, and emigrated to the Australian Ballarat goldfields. He arrived in lira tedin in 1860, and took part in the Gab riel’s Gully rulih, then going to the West. Coast, where he worked in the same mi:i:,c. as the late Mr tied don. They were closn friends. Air Russell arrived in Well) ligton in 1874, and took part in the PaivJiaka campaign. He went to reside in Levin in 1395.

Dalclutha ‘ Free Pres*’ states that Mrs Matthew fell died <m Sunday morning at the age cif 77 years, She was born in Edinburgh,! came out to 'New Zealand in the slii ip Larkins in 1849. settling with her moths or and brothers in. Dunedin. Mrs Marshall -was married in. Dunedin in 1857, the Hew Dr Darns performing the ceremony. Five days after the marriage the couple sot out for their home, a. 10acre section at Aberturf, and after residing there for pomo time went to Hilleud, where they fumed for 40 years, afterwards going Balclutha. Mr Marshall predeceased bis wife by about two years and a-lialf. Mr G. Bla -ekie, the well-known tenor singer, is at j iresoni on a visit to Dunedin from TVeilingt on.

Mr and Mi - D. IV. Woods, of Drown street, celebn aied their golden wedding yesterday, ai «1 were the recipients <>l many congral/.ilations from their relatives and numerous friends. Mr Woods, who is still hale and hearty for Ids years, arrived in Dunedin fr ora Hobart by the brig Foam in the year 11861, and. like many others, followed tho rush, to Gabriel's Gully, and later ho was at the Dnnstan rushi He experienced ma ny hardships with but little success, but, hike many others of the "old school," lie (did not lack cither pluck or enterprise. In 1865 he returned to Hobart. where die married Katherine White-, and immediately came hack l-o Dunedin by the steamer Albion. He at once commenced business as, .-a building contractor, and carried out : Many large and important contracts in this City, finally retiring from business t three years ago. Mr and Mrs Wood have a family of six sons and four daughters, all of whom have done well in the Doml) Mom.

Sub-ins) lector MTlvcncv is at present on a visit to DniKsdiu prior to taking over Ids duties in Auckland—

The ,H.on. Jls. Allen has agreed to open the new Concord School on February 1.

Captain ,T. A. Aigie, postmaster at. Tal hape, h.v I ieen accepted for service witr the mounto'ds. at Samoa-.

Another i }f lire fast-diminishing hand of Dingo's pio neei’ women in tlie person of Mrs Matths w Marsha ii paf.sod away at her residence, ’ Gorth Balclutha, early on Sunday momit ig, at the ag* of 77. The deceased lad y caught a. chill some three months age and had been confined to bed ever since , the chili finally taking the form of i pleurisy. She was born in Edinburgh in 1837. and came out to Tow Zealand in {he ship Larkins in 1849, settling with licit widowed mother and. brothers in Duncdir,. Mrs Marshall, who was formerly Miss -Lilia B.Bower, married the late. Mr Marshall in. Dunedin in 1857, the Bov. Dr Bmtns performing the ceremony. Five days after the marriage the couple set out for their home, a ten-acre section at Abortin'f, ; mrl after residing there for sonic time went to llillend, where they fanned for 40 ’'/ears, afterwards coming to Baiclutha. "Hie deceased lady was of a. cheery disposition, well known and beloved by many, and could, tell many a good tale of the t ril iillations of the parly pioneers. About seven years ago the, late couple celebr sued, their golden wedding. Mr Marshall predeceased his wife by about two and a'half years, and there is left, to mourn a grer.vji-uv. family of four daughters and two a;r,s. They are: Mrs Hugh Christie (Bal< jiut'.ba). Mrs J. IT. Wylie (Douglas, Ta-rr,.na.kiK Miss M. Marshal) (Balelnthai, Mrs T, Allen (Dunedin). Frank (Martinborouigii). and Matthew (Mastodon). — 4 Free Press.'

Mr O. D. Fraser, who has been junior -auction eer for Messrs Mronach. Morris, and Oi. for the last .-even years, lias accepted a. position as auctioneer with the New VJealaml Farmer--' Co-operative Association! at Christchurch, and will leave to Lake; up his new duties there on Saturday xrtOT-'-rnnp.

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PERSONAL, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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PERSONAL Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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