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MR. W. E. BUSCH The death has occurred at Hamilton of Mr. William Ernest Busch, of Waihi, aged 73. Mr. Busch was born at Hope, near Nelson, and spent a number of years gold prospecting and mining, first at Makakawa and later in Tasmania. He went to Waihi about 36 years ago and, after being employed by the Waihi (now Martha) Gold Mining Company, started business as a general storekeeper, later going farming. He was a member of the Waihi Borough Council for a term and a justice of the peace for many years. He is survived by two daughters. .- MR. A. H. WARING " The death occurred at Hamilton on Saturday of Mr. Arthur Henry Waring, a well-known resident of Taupiri, in his 81st year. Mr. Waring was born in Shropshire and came to New Zealand as a young man. He settled in the Waikato in 1883 and became a successful farmer at Taupiri, where he later established a butchery business. On the death of his old friend, the Hon. R. F. Bollard, m 1927, he was selected tw contest the Raglan seat on behalf of the Reform Party at the ensuing by-election, but was defeated by the Labour candidate, Mr. W. Lee Martin. Mr. Waring was a past-president- of the Waikato Agricultural and Pastoral Association and the Raglan branch of the Political Reform League. He is survived by four sons and four daughters. MR. RICHARD BARKER (0.C.) GISBORNE, Sunday The death has occurred of Mr. Richard Barker, aged about 70> a member of one of the best-known and oldest families in Poverty Bay. Mr. Barker was one of a family of six brothers who had widespread business and farming interests in Poverty Bay from the days of the earliest development. Mr. Barker's two sons both served in the Air Force during the present war, and both have been killed in action, one after winning the Distinguished Flving Cross as a member of the Roval Air Force. A daughter, Miss Valerie* Barker, is at present in Great Britain, where she has been engaged in war work since the outbreak of the war Mr. Barker was a keen tennis player and golfer. He is survived by his wife and another daughter. * w ______ MR. K. B. CROMBIE (0.c.) WAIROA', Sunday The death has occurred of Mr. Kenneth Berry Crombie, a pioneer of the Nuhaka district. Born in Auckland in 1873, Mr. Crombie went to England, being educated at Cheltham College and Cambridge University. He returned to New Zealand in 1890 and went to Tokomaru Bay as a farm cadet. About a year later, Mr. Crombie purchased a sheep farm at Opoutama and farmed there for several years. He was harbourmaster at Waikokopu from 1911 to 1921. Mr. Crombie was secretary of the Nuhaka Dairy Company for 32 years. Before retiring five years ago, he practised as a public accountant at Nuhaka. He was a member of the Waikokopu Harbour Board and the Wairoa County Council for a few years. Mr. Crombie, who died while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. D. Bower, at Kaikohe, is survived by 10 children and 64 grandchildren. JJR. L. MATSON f.BY TELEGRAPH —PRESS ASSOCIATION! ■CHRISTCHURCH, Saturday The death has occurred of Mr. Leicester Matson, aged 73, a prominent figure in the stock and station business in Canterbury for over 50 years. Mr. Matson was well known as a judge of livestock, and was an auctioneer of wide repute. In the early days he was also well known as an athlete, and competed in various sports meetings with outstanding success. Later in life he* took a keen interest in racing, and trotting. .

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OBITUARY, New Zealand Herald, Volume 79, Issue 24182, 26 January 1942

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OBITUARY New Zealand Herald, Volume 79, Issue 24182, 26 January 1942