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We regret) to announce the sudden and unexpected'death of the Rev. A, 11. MeGalium, of Northcote, who passed away yesterday morning, at the age of 65, ab his residence, "Mount of Olives," About a week ago Mr. McCalluin had a stroke of paralysis. He appeared to be recovering, bub ha took a relapse, and died as stated above. Mr. McCallum was a native of Scotland, having been born in Glenalmond, Perthshire, in 1832, and graduated at St. Andrew's University. Hβ was for 15 years miliater of the Free Church of Scotland at Shandon, Dumbartonshire. In 1875, owing to an attack of bronchitis, he was recommended by the doctors to go to Galifornia, and he did so, and settled at San Jose, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits, and took a special interest in fruit culture and seed growing. In 1878 he removed to New Zealand, selecting Auckland as his home. Mr. McCallum twice received calls to Sb. David's Church but declined as he did not feel equal to the strain of such a large pastorate. Later on ho accepted a call to tho North Belt Presbyterian Church, Christchureh, and afterwards to the North Shore, where he was minister for several years. He also acted as pastor omeritus at Onehunga, Mangere, and other places. For the past eight yoars he has been living in retirement at his estate, "Mount of Olives," Lake Takapunn, Mr. McCallum was an enthusiastic orchardisb, and took an active and practical interest in all matters connected with fruit culture, and frequently sent contributions on this and cognate subjects to the New Zkaland Herald, Mr, McCallum married a daughter of Dr. Andrew Thomson, a well-known Scottish divine, and she predeceased him by ten years. The deceased gentleman leaves eeven sons and two daughters, all grown up, to mourn their loss. Three of the former are in tlie United States, one of them being editor of a nowspaper, and the others engaged in fruitgrowing. The other sons are Messrs. R, H. McCallum, the well-known contractor, M. B. McCallum (of Wingate and Co.), P. \V. McCalluin (surveyor), and Mr. H. R. McCallum. Mr. McCallum was a member of the Auckland Presbytery, and a regular attendant at its meetings. He frequently filled the pulpits of his brother ministers. In private life deceased was genial and courteous, and was much respected and esteemed by those who enjoyed his acquaintance as a good colonise, and an upright clerfrymnn. The funeral will take place at three p.m. to-morrow, the cortege leaving his late residence at that hour for the Birkenhead Cemetery.

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DEATH OF THE REV. A. M MCCALLUM., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXIV, Issue 10381, 4 March 1897

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DEATH OF THE REV. A. M MCCALLUM. New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXIV, Issue 10381, 4 March 1897