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OBITUARY.

DEATH OF ME RICHMOND HUIiST-

HOUSE.

We regret exceedingly to have to record the death, wha-h occurred at the hospital .•shoi.'e.iy foelore Jive o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, of pneumonia, of Mr tcienmond Huistkouae, who wae^one of the candidates for* the Egmont seat. The late^Mr Richmond H«rsthouse was tne~sec6ncT son 01 . iiie fcuo-John. jßLXirstKouße, who r arrive I m laranaki , with his ' brother Char.es, and his wife- and three- children in 1342. tie was born at^his father's farm on Lhe Carrington .Road on 'sth May,; iB4G. He was educated in Taranaki, and on the outbreak of the war went with his mother and others of the family to Nelson, where his education^ was completed at the Nelson College. jUe subsequently returned to Tatanakij and joined the Militia, and .was engaged against the rebel natives. He subsequently obtained a lieutenancy 'in the Taranaki regiment of m iblary settier-s^-— An— *rtfee»- early seventies Sax Hursthouse removed to jlotueka,, in the Nelson -Prpv4n.ee and engaged in farming 'and fruit "growing 1 pursuits,, from that time"" until the early part of tnis; year..., He married a 'daughter of the late Cagtain tfearon, of Motueka. Mrs 'Itu~ristnouse died in September, IS9I. Mr Hursthouse was elected three * times -as a member of the IJousje pf Representatives for the Mbtueka 7 electorate,', and -juring the first l Premi&rsilip: of -the late -\S;r Bariy Atkinson°in'"lß76 % Mr ; JlurstEouse heTd 'for V brief period the;. portfolio of Minister of Lands. In consequence of an alteration in the electoral boundaries of the , Mojtneka t djstrict by which' *ifc? ' became - joined-' . u>' part: jot the\West <3oaßt district)-,- Mr Hursts house HvaS' riot jreturned^-aud- he wasf also .defeated- for- the ■ Nelson City electorate in 1899." Jflr' Hursthouse -has* neld-seyeralJ* offices -df a ! public nature./ f H#- was 'for njan^ years a m6mber/of * Vf tfi& - INeTsori - JUand Board and'alSo ofHhe ;' Nelson ' Education B6ard t besides holding - office ' in con-. He inherited- the faculty of public^ He inherited the facility of ;piublic speaking ' fi'om his father,- and whilst in the 1 House was recognised^ a3 l one of ; the best debaters 6f. |Ms- time, and was very popular, irom ;^thfe-' vein of humour that characterised hi»'Speaking.... Mr- Hursthouse \ was -a -man , of ' great integrity of character, and was universally PBsbected; t f r^r^iiia straightforwardness.- He. leaves tour- spns, and ■fouir- daughters to: - in'purn 1 their'.loss,'the eWest;'son/ 'Mr John •Hursthouse, being jn^tlie eervice- of the Vnijon ».c>. -06: Mr Hursthouse' had' disppsed-; of his interests* in* Nelson with"V%jiew of 'settling 1 in his ioid^ homering. laranaki ■when • ?&# " oft at ' cOniparati vely early- a^e-of 57yt»y 'an' attadkot .pneumonia^ against wkvM he ' Struggled for some- time M va^riir- Only 'a few weeks a&6 he'canie toTaranalci for change ' and -'holidayi' < andr was- indticed, a-.-. -gainst : Ms wishes, to become a , caiididi^te for^Ke \Egm'6nt J stfa't;- Once : . ' consented *%<* nominiition ;,he entered '4nto>*the contest with spirit and- determination .4nd Rapidly, .made headway, 'gi&iniiig many -friends by his pleasant x manner and straightforward "speeches! In* the course of his 1 campaign in- the "-cTountry he contracted a ■ severe 'cold; ' against 'which/ however, •he 'struggled l 'uriwisely> perhaps, en. td 'keep ' his* electoral engagemeirfcsV '• The '"result was that pneumonia" supervened, necessitating: his removal to' the 'hospital/ on-bun-3 day; when' lie* gradually ' sank; jtne end coming/ 1 as stated iobove; on Tuesday 'afternoon. ThoughJ for- the past 30 years he' has been almost a stt anger in Taranaki, he' had; during the .past few weeks, made very many .friends who will join with us in regretting his untimely -decease; and itf sympathising^ with KisWfatoily and relatives 'm their loss. " /-'.'"'. '- ."- . » j'j t^i-^a ■> The sad "riew,s v6f, the. death of # M* Hursthouse /Was irpceived at Waitara oh night \vith. letil}tig,s of sincere regret: During v his few' l»riet Visits tto ' . Waitara, •he made many friends arid r cpmnianded.a high; respect fi»m all: ! Thbse 'politically opposed td ,him . admite^d J his straightforward, honest manner^, ";" k ."" ' '

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OBITUARY., Taranaki Herald, Volume L, Issue 12120, 12 November 1902

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OBITUARY. Taranaki Herald, Volume L, Issue 12120, 12 November 1902

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