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A USEFUL CAREER.

THE LATE MR RICHARD MERE- ! DITH. j ! The late Mr Richard Meredith, ..v.1.-o passed invar at Waintate on Tuesday, was born in Tuhow, County Cariow,,lreland, in January, 18-18, and wes educated to fol,u\v lie teaching; profession. He came to New Zealand in the ship j Accrington, landing at Lyttelton on September 9th, 1863. In the siu'.io ! month he commenced teaching, wh.ch ! be continued for iilirea years at WcoJ- ; fend, cloven years at Fernsidc. one! ! oieven years at Cust. In 1567 he mar!ricd: Mjss Louisa" AVillis, daughter of ! tiio Into Mr .Tames "Willis, propriei.r.v or iho "Canterbury Standard," ono oftha early newspapers of tlio Province. In 1888 Mr Meredith pave up tpaeliiv.g, and engaged in fanning, v.iiich he CR-r----ried on successfully at North Mooraki, Dariield, and Waiiiaoruiign. Tha-fisr'n at Wnihaoruiiga sorao four years ago ■Has sold to the Government for :ncnt purposes, and is iiow known as tlis "IVira, Settlement-." The deceased gentleman had since Itvod in retirement at "P.-irk Villa." Wainjyte. In. 'lio year IS9O Mr "Meredith successfully contested the Ashley Seat, and represented tlif>t electorate in P-irli.n- - twelve consecutive -years, during wliieh ho was appointed to Mic chairmanship of the M to Z Pub.ic Petitions and other -«mntiiWnt offices. Ho was a member of tile Land Board for eleven Tears. North Canterbury Education T?oard six years, and .was chairman tor one year He was also an active' member [of the Farmers' Union, Technical and j High School Committees, A. anc' P. Association. Tiniaru High School Board. and was for twentv-five year", a Justice of the Peace. Mr Mo.-odit'i was |nn active supporter of the MetJiod;st 'Ohnrcli, and served on its various committees of management, and for fifty years was a valued local preacher, not only of that churcli, but willingly gave his time and assistance to any other church requiring it, regardless of personal inconvenience, .ind ' frequently lone journevs into tho baokWocks. He was a liberal supporter vt many local benevolent institutions, a-nd_ also the British ajid Foreign Biblo Society, of which he was .eleven years president. He was a prominent Orangeman, and was Right "Worshipful Grand Master «F tho Orange Institution for the Dominion for ,two, .terms! Mr and Mrs Meredith celebrated their Golden TYedding on Easier Mondav of , last year, when there was a. .large" reunion of the members of the family.and ver.v old friends, ' tho whole function passing off under very, Jiofjjjy conditions. Tho late Mr Meredith is survived V-y a widow, four soir=, Messrs- R. -Mc.red:th, ■ "VVnipukiirjai; ,E. .T, Meredith, Morrcii; JI. H- -Meredith, W:iikaKihi: and G. S. Meredith, "Wnimai-o; and by four daughters, Mrs .Hiichins and 3Lis Black, "Waimate: Mrs C 4. J?. Rc.bert-.wn. Cbristchureh, and -Mrs P. Meyers, Geraldino; and hy 22 grandchildren. One child dictf in i!;.i"a.ncv, and third daughter. Mrs Vs. Bi-idg-man. JlasMnpj". died, some seven year? ago. In monrniiic their loss ti:i widow and family wiJI hnrD tlie sympathy of n wide- circle, of friends.

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A USEFUL CAREER., Timaru Herald, Volume CVII, Issue 16612, 22 August 1918

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A USEFUL CAREER. Timaru Herald, Volume CVII, Issue 16612, 22 August 1918

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