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OBITUARY

MRS. CHARLES POPE

The late Mrs. Aloe Pope, of Remuera, whose death occurred at tho Auckland Hospital recently, was well known in the Maungatawhiri district, where she spent the greater part of her life. Mrs. Pope was born on tho ship Aloe on its voyage from England to New Zealand 65 years ago. On their arrival in New Zealand, her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George Reed, went to live at Tauranga, where Mr. Reed was engagod in the provisioning of troops at the time of tho Maori wars. Soon afterwards he commenced farming in the Maungatawhiri Valley, where Mrs. Pope spent her girlhood, married and lived until six years ago, when she and her husband, Mr. Charles Pope', retired and took up their residence in Auckland.

Mrs. Pope is survived by her husband, three sons, Messrs. G. C., H. A. and F. B. Pope, all of Maungatawhiri, and three daughters, Mesdames A. J. Freegard, of Motumaoho, W. H. Carter, of Patumahoe, and J. Matchett, of Auckland. Another son, Private Edward Thomas Pope, was killed at Passchendaele in 1917. There are 14 grandchildren.

MR. ALEXANDER FERGUSON. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] * TAURANGA, Wednesday. The death has occurred of Mr. Alexander Ferguson, a well-known resident of Tauranga. He was born in Glasgow in 1846 and came to New Zealand by the ship Star of Germany in 1875, when he entered the service of Messrs. Collins Bros, and Company as their commercial traveller. Later, Mr. Ferguson commenced business on his own account in Palmerston North There he took a loading part in public affairs, serving for a numbex of years as a member of tho borough council and Mayor. As the oldest available living ox-Mayor, ho had the privilege of presenting the mayoral chain in Palmerston North six years ago. Ho was intimately connected with the building of the Manawatu railway line, which Wa 3 undertaken by a private company.

In 1894 Mr. Ferguson moved to Wanganui, where he remained in business for 14 On his retirement he settled in Tauranga. Mr. Ferguson was 0 wide reader and a lover of books. His extensive library was open to'all who cared to make use of it, and nothing pleased him more "than to assist studonts in their quest for knowledge. Mr. Ferguson was an older of tho kirk session for many years and looked forward eagerly ito the time when Church union would become an established fact. He is survived by his widow, three daughters and two sons. Thcro are eleven grandchildren. /

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OBITUARY, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVIII, Issue 20968, 3 September 1931

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OBITUARY New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVIII, Issue 20968, 3 September 1931

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