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DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST.

Intelligence has been received from England (the Auckland correspondent of the Otago Daily Times says) of the death of Mr Charles J. Taylor, an old and respected Auckland colonist, in London, at the advanced age of seventy. The deceased gentleman was the second son of the late General Taylor, of Tamaki. He served during the Waikato campaign in the colonial forces as major, and on the formation of the Auckland Scottish was offered and accepted the captaincy of that corps. Mr Taylor tvas a member of the Legislature at one time, and took an active part in local politics. Before his return to the Mother Country, fifteen years ago, on a competency, he was a member of the Upper House. His later years were clouded by reverses of fortune, through, his being largely interested in some of our financial institutions, and being liable to heavy calls. There is little doubt that the worry and anxiety these entailed accelerated his end. Major George, of Epsom, is brother-in-law to the" deceased gentleman.

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DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST., Star, Issue 5912, 2 July 1897

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DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST. Star, Issue 5912, 2 July 1897

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