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OBITUARY.

MR. GEO. PARR.

The death is announced of Parr, of Newbury Line, one of the oldest settlers in this district. It \»as. in the early seventies when Mr fuel Mrs Parr, who is equally well known in Palmerston, took up their laud on Newbury line, which at that time was wei' flanked by heavy standing bush. Ta:y had to clear a space on their section tor their dwelling, and following up his occupation of a building contractor Mr 'Parr erected the frst store and post office and hall at Newbury. Subsequently he devoted himself entirely to farming pursuits. Mr Parr took no public interest in local government matters, but his bluff genial manners won for him a whole host of friends, who will hear of his decease with keen regret. The district itself owes its name to Mr Parr, it being called after Newbury, in Berkshire, from where Mr and Mrs Parr came when tho Ma'nawatii Road Board was first formed. Deceased, who had been suffering from an internal complaint for some time past, is survived by his wife and two adopted daughters, for whom the greatest sympathy has been expressed by a largo number of friends. He was aged 69. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m.

MR. G. A, SAUNDERS. The demise is also announced of Mr G. A. Saunders, of Broad Street, Palmerston, who died somewhat suddenly at an early hour yesterday morning at his residence. Mr Saunders, who was only 39 years of age, came to New Zealand about three years ago on a health recruiting trip, and with the hop© of throwing off the_ after results of an attack of pneumonia. Ho is survived by his wife and one child, a son five' years of age. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon.

MISS ETHEL WATTS

We regret to hear of the death of Miss Ethel Watt 6, daughter of the late Mr W. T. Watts, of Auckland, and formerly of Palmerston. Miss Watts, who was suffering from consumption, had a fit of coughing late yesterday afternoon, which induced hemorrhage. Another attack occurred at an early hour this morning, terminating fatally! Deceased, who had been ill for about five years, was ,a sister of Mrs F. Meyrick, of Palmerston, and; a sister of Mr Watts, of Morris and Watts, Cuba Street.

MR. C. W. HURSTHOUSE. Mr Charles Wilson Hursthouse, who on March 30, 1909, retired from tho Public Work Department after a long and honourable connection with it, died at his residence, Lower Hutt, at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Ee had been ill for a considerable time. Mr Hursthouse leaves a widow and a grown-up family of three, daughters and four sons. LORD WOLVERHAMPTON. (By/ Electric Telegraph—Copyright.) (Per Press Association.) LONDON, Feb. 25. Lord Wojverhampton, ex-Lord President of the Council, is dead, in his 81st year.

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OBITUARY., Manawatu Standard, Volume XLI, Issue 9452, 27 February 1911

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OBITUARY. Manawatu Standard, Volume XLI, Issue 9452, 27 February 1911

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