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MISS LAVINIA COATES. MANY CHURCH ACTIVITIES. HONOUR FOR WAR SERVICES. The death of an old resident of Auckland, Miss Lavinia Coates, 0.8. E., occurred on Saturday at the residence of her brother, Sir James Coates, St. Stephen's Avenue, Parnell. Miss Coates, who was in her 86th year, lived ah active life of noble service. Tho daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Coates, she was born in a houso at Eden Crescent in 1044, and, although she travelled extensively and at one period lived for 25 years .in Wellington, the greater -part of her life was spent in Auckland. Miss Coates' father was an English barl'ister, who came to New Zealand as private secretary to Governor Hobson. After the establishment of the Government in Auckland ho became first clerk of the Executive Council and later was appointed sheriff of Auckland, holding this oftico until his death in 1853. Miss Coates lived practically all her life with her brother, Sir James Coates. Miss Coates was one of the most willing workers for tho Church of England in New Zealand. She was baptised by Bishop Selwyn and retained memories of his great work before his return to England. As a young woman Miss Coates was actively engaged in church work at the old church of St. Paul. In 1893 Miss Coates went for a trip to England and shortly after her return went to live in Wellington with her brother. Miss Coates was in Wellington during the entire war period, and it was at this time that sho did work that endeared her to many. Sho organised hospital comforts for wounded soldiers and in her own home sho personally assisted in tho packing of boxes to be sent to wounded New Zealanders. In recognition of her war work Miss Coates received tho Order of the British Empire. Miss Coates also continued her church work in Wellington. For many years sho was president of St. Mary's Homes and she took a great interest in the Girls' Friendly Society. She was also president of the Wellington branch of the Victoria League. Miss Coates took a groat interest in the affairs of St. Mary's parish. Her health continued to be remarkably good and she attended service at St. Mary's Cathedral as recently as yesterday week. Her death occurred after a very short illness. Reference to her life and work was made by Canon Fancourt at St. Mary's Cathedral yesterday. Tho funeral took place at Purewa cemetery. yesterday afternoon, the interment being private. Sir James Coates is the only surviving member of the family. MR. A. N. SNEDDEN. The death "occurred at To Aroha yesterday of Mr. Alexander Nesbit Snedden, formerly of Auckland, in his sixty-second year. The late Mr. Snedden was in business in Auckland for many years and for a considerable period was manager of tho Auckland branch of Ross and Glendining, Limited. Failing health was responsible for his retirement some years ago and he went to live at Te Aroha. During the last two years he was in business there, but more recently he suffered another breakdown in health. Mr. Snedden was well known in bowling circles. Mr. N. C. Snedden, tho Auckland and New Zealand representative cricketer, and Mr. C. A. Snedden are sons. MR. ARTHUR OGLE. [BY TELEGRAPH. —OWN CORRESPONDENT. ] CAMBRIDGE, Sunday. Tho death has occurred at his residence in Princess Street, Cambridge, of Mr. Arthur W. Ogle, aged 67 years. Mr. Oglo was well known as a chemist at Waitara, Taranaki. He came to live at Cambridge four months ago. Ho is survived by one son, Mr. Jack Ogle, of Cambridge, and a 'married daughter, avJio lives at Waitara.

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OBITUARY., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVI, Issue 20361, 16 September 1929

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OBITUARY. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVI, Issue 20361, 16 September 1929