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;v ♦.' - Canterbury, on Sunday, lost ah old and respected colonist, Mr William Hobbs, who died from effusion on the brain. Mr Hobbs* death though rather sudden was riot nn* expected, he having had two. or .three apopleplic strokes previously. ..^Bfr-'Hobbf came out to Canterbury from England in 1855, in the Caroline Agnes, from vie same village as Mr George Gould, -■• of ■ this city, whose letters to his (MrG. G6ild's)^father were the means of inducing Mr Hobljß ,fco emigrate. Mr Hobbs established the' business "formerly carried On under the style of Hobbs and Sons, and now of Hobbs and Co._He leaves three sons, Messrs William, Frederick, and Francis Hobbs. He left for the Colony with the intention of not working -any ; more athis trade; but to take his share ill- lhe rough work, of. the early and tiie second day 'after landing -'he.Vstarted work at loading grain.. Ihe "deihafid r for locally made clothing; in the young Province was, however, so great, that Mr liobbs,abandoned his original resolution, and fourjdedj the business whioh is now' the oldest in Chn'lfcchurch. Ifc is now 12 years>ince, he retired from active life ; and both during the time he was a busy member of the community, and that in which he enjoyed his well-earned repose in the evening of life, ho always 'had tlie highest respect and esteem of the miny who knew him. Yesterday, some 120 citizens, including his Worship the Mayor, Messri Stevens and Gould, followed his remaihß to their last resting place, and as a last mark of friendship and respect, the coffin was conveyed to the grave by employes oi the firm which he had founded.

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THE LATE MR WILLIAM HOBBS., Star, Issue 3163, 29 May 1878

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THE LATE MR WILLIAM HOBBS. Star, Issue 3163, 29 May 1878