K. M. TAYLOR. (Per Press Association.] AVELLIisTG'TOT'7, August 26. Air Richard Alolesworth Taylor, formerly member for Sydenham and Christchurch, died in Wellington today, aged eighty-five years. '. Taylor, who was born in London in _ !Bdo, arrived at Auckland by the brig Heather Dell in 1846, and received Ins education in New Zealand. He went to Victoria in 1851, returning to Auckland in 1857. He served in the Militia during the Alaori War, and subsequently became a Government contractor. In 1869 he settled in Canterbury, and was engaged as a general contractor until 1886. Mr Taylor was elected a member of the Sydenham Borongli Council in 1884 and also a member of the Drainage Board. Subsequently be gained a seat on the Waimakarm River Board, and at a byelection m May, 1886, he was returned to the House of Representatives for Sydenham, being re-elected the following year.- In 1890 he was returned as one of the members for Christchurch City, but suffered defeat at the genera] elections of 1893 and 1890. Air Taylor was married in 1887 to a daughter of Air S. F. Gray, of London.
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OBITUARY., Star, Issue 12729, 26 August 1919
OBITUARY. Star, Issue 12729, 26 August 1919
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