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OBITUARY.

MRS. JAN IE PAGE. THE DAYS OF THE PIONEERS. Another of the band of pioneer women of New Zealand, Mrs. Janie Page, widow of the late Mr. Robert Page, of Waimamaku, Ilokianga, died recently at the age of 76 years. Mrs. Page was born at Carlisle, and when seven years of age accompanied her parents to Christchurch. In 1878 she married Mr. Page and 10 years later, when an association was formed in Christchurch by a band of intending settlers, under the homo settlement scheme of the Ballnnce Government, Mr. and Mrs. Page, with a family of four young children, joined the party, journeying to the unsettled North. Here, in country inhabited only by Maoris and a few scattered whites, and facing great hardships, they made a. home, transforming bush-clad hills and valleys, into farm lands. In 1909 Mr. Page died, but Mrs. Page remained in Wainiamaku until 1917, when she removed to Auckland. Latterly, she had resided with her daughter, Mrs. D. B. Howard, of Mount Albert. Of her children, the youngest son was killed in France in 1916, those- surviving being Messrs. .T. It. Page, of EJlerslie. W. V. Page, of Wainiamaku, A. M. Page, of Mount Albert, and Mesdames E. H. Parsons. of Hamilton, (J. 0. Revoll. of Pukekohe, A. J. Bracey, of Wainiamaku, T. Mortimer, of New Lynn, and D. B. Howard, of Mount Albert.

MRS. ALICE COATES. Tho death lias occurred at Puketlui Road, Epsom, of Mrs. Alice Coates, wife of Mr. Isaac Coates, who was prominently associated with public life in Hamilton in the early years of the town. Mrs. Coates, who was a daughter of the late Mr. P. Coleman, of Kirikiriroa, now known as Rototuna, was married in 1875, when Mr. Coates was farming the area now known as the Ruakura State Farm. He and Mrs. Coates went to Thames when tho goldfields wero opened, but later returned to Hamilton, Mr. Coates taking up farming, flax-milling and contracting in the Waikato. Mr. Coates was Mayor of Hamilton for five consecutive terms. During the last few years Mr. and Mrs. Coates have lived in Auckland. Mrs. Coates is survived by her husband and a family.

MR. A. T. KENRICK. [from our own correspondent.] TE AROHA, Tuesday. The death lias occurred at liis residence at Ruakaka of Mr. Arthur T. Kcnrick. Mr. Kcnrick was born at Groymouth in 1867. Later he moved with his parents to Gisborne, where his father was resident magistrate. Upon his father being transferred to Thames, where he was warden of the goldfields and resident magistrate, Mr. Kcnrick joined the staff of the Bank of New Zealand. He was in those days a prominent footballer and look a leading part in athletics. From Thames Mr. Kenrick went to Reefton and later was transferred to Coromandel. His last transfer was to Inglewood, where he retired. Shortly afterwards Mr. Kenrick came to Te Aroha, where he was accountant to the firm of Messrs. J. B. Johnson and Sons, with whom he remained until illness forced him to retire. In 1912 Mr. Kcnrick married Miss Hazard, a member of a well-known Waihi family. He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter. There are two brothers, Messrs. G. L. Kenrick, of Takapuna, and Mr. F. L. Kenrick, an inspector in the Bank of New Zealand.

MR. S. ABRAHAMS. [BX TEI.EGRAIUI. —OWN CORRESPONDENT.] PALMERSTON NORTH, Tuesday. The death occurred suddenly last evening of Mr. Solomon Abrahams, one of (he oldest, residents of Palmerston North. Mr. Abrahams was horn in London 83 years ago and came to Palmerston North in 1872. He had a record of 60 years' continuous residence and at the time of his death was residing on the area of land which lie took up upon his arrival, Palmerston North then being a town of 700 people. Mr. Abrahams started in business as a storekeeper in Main Street. In 1877 he was appointed to the Town Board, and when the borough was divided into wards he was elected a member of tho council. In 1885 Mr. Abrahams was re elected and held office until 1888. The following year he was elected Mayor. Mr. Abrahams worked successfully for the establishment of tho Palmerston North Hospital. He is survived by his wife and one son.

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OBITUARY., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIX, Issue 21167, 27 April 1932

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OBITUARY. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIX, Issue 21167, 27 April 1932

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