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A Timaru Press Association message states that t.he Timaru Presbytery has sustained the call to the Rev. Ivlr Clarke? of Wymihani, to Waimatc. The Rev. R. S. Gray has received cabled advice that his son, Lieutenant N. Gray, M.C., has been promoted to a captaincy and appointed camp adjutant at litaplcs. France. -Mrs Betty Stewart, widow of Mr David •Stewart, of Xathro. Forfarshire, Scotland, who died at her residence, Castle street, in her ninety-fourth ycjir, had boon resident in Dunedin sincc the arrival of the family in 1872. ISIIO was therefore very widely known. She was also very highly esteemed and greatly beloved. Although advancing years gradually narrowed the range of her activities, it was not until three weeks ago when serious illness overtook her that she was finally precluded from enjoying in those useful works, especially knitting for soldier friends and others, which were her coustant delight. The funeral, which took place at the Northern Cemetery, was very largely attended. The Revs. Professor Ilowiteon (tile former) and R. E. Da vies and Jupp (present ministers of Knox Church, of which she was senior member) officiated at tho house and tile, grave respectively. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Agnes Stewart, Dunedin, and two sons. Mr William Stewart, fanner, formerly of Waiwera South, now living in retirement at Balclutha, and Mr G. L. Stewart, secretary of thc_ Education Board, Wellington. There are 13 grand children and nine great grand children.

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PERSONAL., Issue 17291, 17 April 1918

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PERSONAL. Issue 17291, 17 April 1918

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