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OBITUARY.

MRS W. H. CUTTEN. _ On Tuesday another of the fast-diminish-ing band of early settlers passed away in the person of Mrs W. H. Cutten, who died in her ninety-second year, after two or three days' illness, at her residence, "Belmont," Anderson's Bay. Mrs Cutten was the eldest daughter of the late Captain Cargill, founder of the Settlement of Otago, and was born in Edinburgh. She spent her youth in York and Norwich; and came to New Zealand with her father in the John Wiokliffe in March, 18*8, being then 21 years of age. In 1850 she married Mr W. H. Cutten, who was for many years Commissioner of Crown Lands, a prominent member of the Provincial Council, the first- representative of Otaeo in the first General Assembly held in Auckland, and at one time member for Taieri. She was one of a family of 17, of -whom only two—Mrs J. R. Johnston (Dunedin) and Lieutenant-colonel Cargill (Bengal) survive her. Of her family of 11, seven survive her, also 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr Cutten was one of the original proprietors of the Otago Witness, which was presented to him in 1852 in, compsnsat-ion for his gratuitous labours as editor of the paper. In 1861 Mr Cutten decided to publish a daily journal, and in November of that year the first issue of tho Otago Daily Times -was produced. Mr Julius (after Sir) Vogel was the first editor of the paper, and a"few weeks later foe ■was admitted into partnership l with Mr Cutten.

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OBITUARY., Otago Daily Times, Issue 17430, 26 September 1918

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OBITUARY. Otago Daily Times, Issue 17430, 26 September 1918

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