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OBITUARY.

The death occurred at the Hospital yesterday of Mr Arthur Wilfred John Poad, a well-known and respected Palmerston resident, after a long and painful illness, Deceased was a College street School old boy, having left to join the staff of the late Mr Richard Lcary, chemist. After Mr Leary's death he served his apprenticeship with Mr A. J. Graham, who manages the Pharmacy, under whom he qualified. Soon after this his health broke down, and acting on the advice of his doctor he relinquished his position and visited Auckland. He remained in Auckland for 18 months without an improvement in his health and then decided to visit Australia. He returned to Palmerston in November of last year in a bad state of health and was obliged to enter the local hospital, remaining there till the time of his death. Mr' Poad, who was only 28 years of age, was a man of more than the average ability, and, but for his ill-health, would have risen to a good position. He suffered long, but was always 'cheerful and hopeful throughout his illness; to him death had no fear. During his stay in the hospital the utmost care and attention was shown him by the matron and staff, and he never could speak too highly of their kindness. Deceased was a son of the late John Poad, who at one time carried on-the business of a blacksmith in Rangitikei street. He was a member of the College street School Old Boys' Association, the choir of the Broad street Methodist Church, and the Orchestral Society. The funeral will leave the Broad street Methodist Church tomorrow afternoon after a short service. The late Mr Poad having formerly been choirmaster at the Broad street Church members of the choir aro requested to be present at the service.

The late .Major F. E. Campbell, whose death occurred in his 88th year at Awahuri yesterday, had resided in New Zealand for sixty years. He was an officer of the Imperial Army, and rendered distinguished service in the Maori war. For a good many years prior to his death he had resided with Mr and Mrs A. H. Briscoe, at Awahuri, Mrs Briscoe being the late Major's only child. His wife died about three'years ago. Major Campbell was always known as a gentleman of a kindly and amiable disposition, who endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact. Until a._ short time ago he was a regular visitor to Palmerston. Briscoe, the Manawatu rep. footballer, is a grandson of the deceased. In tho House of Representatives yesterday afternoon, reference to Major Campbell's demise was made by the Speaker, Sir Arthur Guinness, who mentioned that the deceased gentleman had been Clerk of the House for thirty-live years. A resolution of regret, moved by the Prime Minister, was ordered to be recorded in the journals of the House.

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OBITUARY., Manawatu Standard, Volume XLI, Issue 9626, 28 September 1911

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OBITUARY. Manawatu Standard, Volume XLI, Issue 9626, 28 September 1911

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