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Bessie Jesson, 1931. Looks like a 1924- 1926 tourer - Austin Seven. Bessie Ann Jesson born in 1886 to Mary Elizabeth and John Jesson. Bessie died in 1955. She never married.
Jessons Road, Harewood: Named after the Jesson family, early settlers in the area. Edward Jesson (1835-1907) was a farmer of Harewood. John Jesson (1826-1900), also a farmer, is buried at St. James Anglican Church, Harewood.

Press, 16 August 1900, Page 4
A remarkable coincidence was the announcement in last Monday's issue of "The Press" of the deaths of three, old identities of Canterbury who came to the colony in the year 1856, all in the same ship, viz., the Joseph Fletcher. Their names are John Jesson (Christchurch). E. McDerrmott (Christchurch), and T. Percival Wooding (of Woodbury, near Geraldine).

Timaru Herald, 21 September 1918, Page 2 MRS EDWARD ACTON
On Tuesday, at 11 Mansfield avenue, Christchurch, there passed away another of Canterbury's early colonists, in Mrs Acton, widow, of the late Mr Edward Acton, who was well-known throughout South Canterbury. Sirs Acton was the eldest daughter of the late Dr. T.O. Rayner, who came to New Zealand in the early fifties, and settled in Temuka, where he commenced practice, afterwards becoming a member of the Canterbury Provincial Council. Mrs Acton experienced all a pioneer's discomforts in her early married life. often riding twelve miles across the tussocky plains to Temuka for provisions. She enjoyed excellent health until quite recently and had a family of thirteen, of whom ten — six sons and four daughters—survive heir.

Press 25 July 1938 Page 2 Mrs HELEN ALLAN
The Mackenzie County, through the death of Mrs Helen Allan, has lost yet another of its pioneers. In the year 1880, Mrs Allan, with her husband, the late Mr Robert Allan, arrived in the Fairlie district, Mr Allan being employed as head shepherd on Three Springs Station, some miles from Fairlie. Later Mr and Mrs Allan took over a property on Ashwick Flat. Mr Allan died 12 years ago. Mrs Allan is survived by a family of 12 —Mr Richard Allan (Charleston), Mr Robert Allan (Wellington), Mr Andrew Allan (Kimbell), Mr Walter Allan (Allandale, Fairlie), Mr Alex. Allan (Peel Forest), Mr Albert Allan (Auckland), Mr George Allan (Clandeboye), Mr William Allan (Onehunga). Mr Wilfred Allan (Ashwick Flat), Mrs S. Braddick (Fairlie), Mrs R. Gates (Tripp Settlement), and Mrs R. Cartwright (Fairlie).

Gertrude Frances Symes married Edmond Wilfred Allan in 1918
Gertrude Frances Allan 81 Years d. 20 Sep 1977

Press, 15 April 1929, Page 5
The death occurred at Temuka of Mrs Christina Alves, an old and well respected resident of the town. She was born at Inverness (Scotland) some 64 years ago, arriving in New Zealand in 1885, and joining her father, the late Mr Andrew Cowan, who, at that time, owned Tekapo station. A year later Miss Cowan married Mr Geo. Alves, who was at that time manager of Balmoral station. Here the young couple took up residence. After some years ill-health overtook Mr Aives. and he relinquished this position, and came to live in Temuka, where he died years ago. Mrs Alves was faced with the problem of bringing up six young children, and she not only overcame every difficulty, but was able to render assistance to others who required help. The surviving children of the marriage are: Mr F. Surridge (Temuka), Mrs H. Boyle (Temuka), Mrs Dawson (Dunsandel), Mr Geo. Alves (Wairoa), and Mr R. Alves (Darfield). The funeral, which was largely attended, took place at Temuka, the Rev. H. R. Fell officiating at the graveside. The pall-bearers were Messrs H. Boyle, F. Surridge, B. Cochran (Timaru), and C. Bennett (Geraldine). The floral emblems were beautiful and numerous.

Press, 18 July 1927, Page 5
There passed away, in her 70th year, at her residence, Hilton, Mrs Georgina Archibald, wife of the late Mr Alexander Elmslie Archibald, who died about fifteen months ago. Mrs Archibald was of Scottish descent, and was married over forty years ago. The couple settled at Hilton, where they resided on their farm up to the time of their death. Mrs Archibald was of a generous though retiring disposition, and greatly respected by a large circle of friends. She leaves three sons and a daughter to mourn their loss—Miss Archibald, of Hilton; Mr Thomas Archibald, of Fairlie; Mr John Archibald, of Temuka, and Mr Andrew Archibald, of Hilton. Mrs Archibald was a strong supporter of the Presbyterian Church. The funeral took place at the Geraldine Cemetery on Friday afternoon, the Rev. J. D. Madill conducting the service.

Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, 22 July 1930, Page 3 OBITUARY
MRS JANET F. BECK. At the ripe age of 88 years the death of Mrs Janet F. Beck of Timaru and formerly of "Hartwood", Wairio removes a pioneer of the strenuous and picturesque era in the development of the County of Wallace. The subject of this Obituary, was born at "Coalburn", Lanarkshire, Scotland, and the lassie who spent her school-days in the town of Lanark little dreamt that she would be one of the pioneers carving out Empire in its furthest flung- out-post and would witness in her own span of life, the evolution of that distant outpost from the absolutely primitive to the full status, of a Dominion and one of the brightest parts of the British Empire. The late Mrs Beck has been most intimately associated with the expansion of civilisation and cultivation in Wallace ; she has seen every change in the march of progress, experienced the discomforts, the exertions and the triumphs towards success. Mrs Beck was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Walter Ferguson, of Coalburn and in 1860, at the age of 18 was married to Mr Joseph Beck of "Glakheid" and for the succeeding two years lived there. The wonderful tales of the gold diggings in New Zealand captivated the young- couple, and Mr Beck left Scotland in 1862, landing in New Zealand in 1863 in the ship "Robert Henderson", a vessel which brought a good many of Southland's early settlers. In 1865, Mrs Beck, with her two infant children, followed in the ship "Carriboo" and landed at Port Chalmers; from there a Coastal boat brought them to Bluff, from which point the united family went by coach to Riverton. At Riverton Mr Beck was engaged by Messrs Brown, and Stewart of Blackmount and Belmont Stations, The young couple with their two tiny children set out from Riverton in what was known as a tilted dray, that was a dray with a hooped canvas covering, and it was drawn by a pair of bullocks. "During one day of the week that this slow-moving outfit took to make the journey, no doubt the occupants looked down upon, or passed through what is now Otautau, then only part of the tussock and flax-covered great valley of the Aparima, practically void of habitation. Roads and bridges did not exist, the pukeko and the wild duck held undisputed possession of the water ways, and the cabbage tree and toitoi adorned the hills and banks of the streams. Mrs Beck was the first woman resident at Belmont and for seven years she and her husband remained there. About 1872 Mr Beck took up a farm at Scotts Gap and the family for the first time removed into a house of their own, it was a humble house, built of sods, but it was their own castle. From Scotts Gap a removal was made, when the Wairio district was opened for settlement on the deferred payment plan, the site of "Hartwood" being acquired and here the family has been established ever since, and from here has spread out to possess the land. From the middle "seventies" until ten years ago Mrs Beck resided continuously at "Hartwood." Ten years ago she leased the property and retired to Timaru, where she quietly passed away, on Thursday, 10th July, at the great age of 88 years, her husband predeceased her by 32 years. Of a large family of six sons and six daughters, three sons and one daughter predeceased her, the surviving members being Messrs J. E. Beck (Matamata), W. F. Beck (Totara Valley), J. T. Beck (Aparima), Mesdames Joseph Beck (Wairio), Wm. Ayton (Aparima) J.M. Keen (Aparima), P. Beggs (Otautau) and G. Taylor (Timaru). There are 42 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Of a bright and cheerful nature the deceased lady looked upon the bright side of life, her shrewd, kindly nature expanding to help anyone in distress. In the early days her home was open to every traveller and many a lonely sojourner in those early days got a meal and a bed under her hospitable roof. A staunch supporter of the Presbyterian Church and a regular attender at services. The funeral took place on Sunday, 13th July, at the Otautau Old Cemetery and was largely attended, the long procession of motor cars conveying many of the oldest settlers of this part of Wallace to pay their last tribute of respect of respect to one who had worthily endeared herself to this community.

Press, 8 October 1928, Page 2 Mrs Elizabeth Jamieson Bell
Relict of the late Mr Peter Bell, of Timaru, died recently at Wanganui. Mrs Bell (nee Murley) was a Londoner by birth, of French Huguenot and connected through her family with several well-known artists who were prominent in her generation. Her grandfather served under Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile, and she was the possessor of what is probably the only medal held by anyone in New Zealand granted for participation in that event. On this account she received a special invitation from the admiral to visit the ships when H.M.S. Hood and Renown were in New Zealand waters. Mrs Bell's family were connected with shipbuilding and worked under "Money Wigram," who built some of the wellknown fast sailing ships of the period. Her family came to New Zealand on the Sarah M. and landed in Dunedin in the 'sixties, when they built the lighters for carrying goods from the emigrant ships. Mrs Bell has seen primeval wilderness grow into the fine city Dunedin is to-day. She is survived by six sons, Messrs W. J. Bell, of the Christchurch "Sun," E. J. and R. J. Bell, of Wanganui. J. J. Bell. Hataitai. P. J. Bell, Lower Hutt, and A. J. Bell, Geraldine, and one daughter, Mrs Hope Lewis, of Eastbourne.

Press, 20 June 1929, Page 2 MRS JOHN BENNETT
There passed away at her residence, Te Awa, on Sunday, a pioneer resident in the person of Mrs Jane Bennett. The deceased was born in Temuka in 1867 and she was exactly twelve months old when a big flood took place. Her parents, Mr and Mrs Marshall, arrived in Temuka in 1867 and began business on the site where is now situated Mr E. J. Chapman's bakery business. In 1890 Miss Marshall was married to Mr John Bennett, who was then manager of Allandale Station. A few years later the young couple returned to Temuka, where Mr Bennett had been appointed caretaker of the Arowhenua Cemetery, a position he held for seventeen years. In 1912 he acquired farming property he now holds at Te Awa. The late Mrs Bennett was of a genial and generous disposition and was highly respected in the district in which she resided. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Mr W. J. Bennett (Portobello) and Mr Jack Bennett (Temuka) and six daughters, Mesdames Archibald (Temuka), J. Denison (Temuka), Turnbull (Waihao Downs), Kirk (West Eyreton). and the Misses Lina and Myra Bennett (Temuka). The funeral took place at Temuka on Monday, the large numbers which attended being a tribute to the high respect in which the deceased lady was held. The ceremony at the house and at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. H. R. Fell The pall-bearers were Messrs J. and W. Marshall and Messrs W. and J. Bennett. A large number of floral tokens were sent by sympathising friends and relatives.

The Canberra Times Wednesday 11 April 1945 Page 3 Miss J. M. Black
Miss Jessie M. Black, who had been an inmate of the Canberra Community Hospital for the past two years, died on Sunday at the age of 33 years. Miss Black was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Black, of Timaru, N.Z. She was educated at the Timaru Girls' High School and the Otago University. Graduating in Arts, she took her M.A. degree with honours in history at the age of 21 and spent an additional year specialising in languages at Dunedin Teachers' Training College. She taught in the Ashburton Technical High-School, and the Fairlie District High School, and was for some time a teacher in the Canberra C." of E. Girls' Grammar School. Miss Alison Black, B.Sc, a teacher of Home Science at Wellington East Girls' College, N.Z., is a sister, and is at present staying in Canberra as the guest of the Ven. Archdeacon and Mrs. Robertson. Another sister is Mrs. H. H. McLean of Wellington, N.Z.

Timaru Herald, 24 August 1914, Page 6
Another old Timaru identity passed away at Christchurch yesterday afternoon in the person of Mrs Ellen Boulden, wife or Mr Boulden. Mrs Bouden arrived in Timaru by the ship "Canterbury" on her first voyage forty years ago. Mrs Boulden is survived by her husband and two children — Mr Philip Boulden, carpenter of this town, and Mrs H.A. Marshall, wife of the Adjutant of the Salvation Army now situated at Sydenham. To husband and children the deepest sympathy will be extended by a wide circle of friends.

Press, 14 May 1930, Page 2 MRS ALEXANDER BOYLE  [Fanny Studholme married Alexander Boyle in 1883.]
We regret to announce the death, at her residence, 78 Park terrace, last evening, after a very brief illness, of Mrs Alexander Boyle. Mrs Boyle was the president of the women's branch of the Canterbury Centre of the Red Cross Society from the early days of the War, when it came into existence, and was in charge of the Red Cross depots which did so much to provide comforts for soldiers overseas and in camp in the Dominion. For her work among the soldiers she was awarded the O.B. E. She was one of the foundation members of the Christchurch Ladies' Golf Club, having assisted in its formation when Hagley Park was the only place suitable for play. She was president of the club for many years, and also captain. She was closely associated with the St. James's Mothers' Union, Lower Riccarton, and was president of the women's branch of the Navy League. Mrs Boyle, who was the widow of Mr Alexander Boyle, and the eldest daughter of Mr Michael Studholme was born in Waimate in 1861. She is survived by two sons and two daughters—Commander A. D. Boyle, late the Royal Navy, and now with Messrs Pyne, Gould, Guinness, Ltd., Timaru, and Mr A. P. Boyle, of Messrs Pyne, Gould, Guinness, Ltd., Waimate, and Mrs Algar Williams and Miss Phyllis Boyle.

Ashburton Guardian, 7 September 1897, Page 2
The remains of Mrs Bourke, wife of Constable Bourke, of Temuka, and formerly of Methven, were interred in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Temuka, on Monday morning. The deceased was a daughter of one of the earliest South Canterbury settlers, and the funeral was attended by the townspeople and by country settlers from all parts of the district.

Star 1 March 1897, Page 2
An old and well-known resident of Christchurch passed away yesterday, when Mrs Isabella Bowman, widow of the late Mr James Bowman, died at Timaru. The deceased lady, who was sixty-one years old, had resided in Canterbury since 1858. About a fortnight ago she went to Timaru to visit the family of her late brother, Mr John Ogilvie, who died six months ago. She was apparently in good health at the time, but a week ago showed signs of illness, sank rapidly, and died about noon yesterday. The cause of death was disease of the heart. Mrs Bowman, who was much liked and respected for her kindliness and benevolence, leaves a family of eight, all grown up. Her sons, especially Messrs D. and W. Bowman, are well known in business circle in Christchurch, and two, Messrs J. O. and A. Bowman, who are absent from the colony, are equally well known musical circles. Mrs Bowman's body was to have been brought to Christchurch for burial, but, acting on the advice of medical men, it was to be interred at Timaru to-day.

Press, 15 August 1927, Page 5 Mrs Jessie Brien
There passed away in Temuka during last week a well-known, resident of the Waimate district, in the person of Mrs Jessie Brien, who was on a visit to her daughter, Mrs Stanley, Factory road. The late Mrs Brien was born at Hakataramea 63 years ago, and was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert McKay, farmer in that district. The late Mrs Brien was married in Waimate, her husband predeceasing her 39 years ago. There were seven children of the marriage, of whom five still survive. They are Mr Robert Brien (Christchurch), Mr John Brien (Waimate), Mr Frank Brien (Wellington), Mrs H. C. Nicholas (Waimate), and Mrs Stanley (Temuka). One son was killed in the Great War.

Hawera & Normanby Star, 26 October 1908, Page 5
Napier, October 25. Mrs Phyllis Brookes, aged about 40, who was employed as barmaid at the Criterion Hotel, met with a fatal accident while out riding to-day. Her horse refused to pass a trap on the Petane bridge at Port Ahuriri and turned round and bolted to near the corner of Shakespeare and Battery roads. Mrs Brookes was thrown, and she was dragged for a short distance. Her skull was fractured, and she died at the hospital about three hours later. She has a son at Studholme Junction and a brother at Clinton.  

New Zealand Tablet, 14 February 1907, Page 21
BROSNAHAN.— At Washdyke, on February 6th, Eliza, the beloved wife of Timothy H. Brosnahan; aged, 58 years.— R.I.P.

New Zealand Tablet, 14 February 1907, Page 19
There passed away at her residence Washdyke, on Wednesday, February 6, a true type of Catholic womanhood in the person of Mrs. Eliza Brosnahan, wife of Mr. Timothy H.  Brosnahan. The deceased, who was a. native of Ballyoigott, Kerry, arrived in the Colony in 1864, and during her long and useful life was a staunch supporter of the Church and the cause of Catholic education. She leaves a husband and a family of six children— two boys and four girls— to mourn their loss. One of her daughters is a religious in the Convent of Mercy, South Dunedin. She was attended during her long illness by Rev. Father Finnerty, and her death was a most happy one. The funeral, which took place on Friday at the Temuka Cemetery, was a very large one, Rev. Father Hoare officiating at the graveside.— R.I.P.

Press, 24 November 1928, Page 4 Hanorah Brosnahan d. 22 Nov. 1928
The late Mrs Brosnahan, who was 86 years of age,  was born in County Kerry, Ireland, and came to the Dominion in 1863, and about two years later was married to the late Mr John Brosnahan. About this time, the late Mr Brosnahan acquired a farm on the Levels Plains, which they continued to carry on with conspicuous success until 1906, when they returned to Temuka. The farm is still being carried on by two sons of the family—Messrs Thomas and Matthew Brosnahan. The deceased was an ardent church worker, and interested herself specially in the interests of St. Joseph's Convent, Temuka. She was of ah hospitable nature, and kept open house for all travellers. The deceased's husband died two years ago, and there are 10 surviving children, 27 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Temuka Leader 29 March 1902 Page 3 Fatal Accident. Mrs Elizabeth BROWN.
It is with the utmost regret that we hive to record the sudden and violent death of Mrs Brown, wife of Mr J. T. Brown, of Clyne’s road, Temuka. On Thursday she was desirous of meeting a friend at the Temuka station, and left with Miss Agnes Brown to do so. They drove an aged mare, with no suggestion of restiveness and vice, and visited some acquaintances on the road. Mrs Brown was afraid she would miss the train, and induced h-r daughter to hurry to the station yard. They arrived just in time to catch the first express. Mrs Brown wished to stay in the gig, and apparently was in no way alarmed. Miss Brown meanwhile took a parcel across to the train While she was away the sudden whistle or hoot of the engine alarmed the mare. At the gates the trap narrowly escaped collision with Mr D. King’s cart, and collided with our of the gate posts. The top of the trap was dashed off, and Mrs Brown was thrown out with great violence. When Dr Warren arrived he found that Mrs Brown had received a severe wound on the head, and blood was exuding from the right ear. The deceased lady, whose age was 67. The late Mrs Brown was a very early settler. She was a sister of Mr Oswald McCallum, of Burnside Mains, and was born at the Biggs, Peebleshire, Scotland, being the third daughter of the late Mr John McCallum. She leaves a husband and several grown up children to mourn the loss of a very kind mother and devoted wife.

New Zealand Tablet, 27 March 1902, Page 20 Obituary.
MRS. BUCKLEY, Waimate. The many friends of Mr. B. A. Buckley (formerly Inspector of Police) will regret to hear (writes a correspondent) of the Death of his wife, which took place at the Hook, Waimate, on March 7. The deceased lady, who was a daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Walsh, of County Galway, Ireland, came to this Colony some thirty-seven years ago, and at her Death was in her 69th year. For several months she had not been in very good health. For a fortnight previous to her demise she was constantly attended by her sister, Mrs. Morris, of Rangiora and by her daughter, Nurse Buckley, of the Waimate Hospital. The local clergy attended her frequently during her illness and administered the last sacraments. Rev. Father O'Connell was present at her Death and read the beautiful prayers for the dying. The funeral took place on March 10. A Requiem Mass was celebrated at 10.30, after which the cortege proceeded to the Waimate cemetery. There was a very large gathering of mourners, many of whom came from a great distance to pay their last tribute of respect. After the burial service the Rev. Father O'Connell said a few words, in which he referred to the many good qualities of the late Mrs. Buckley. She was, he said, an affectionate and devoted wife, a fond mother, who trained up her children according to God's ways, a woman who gave to all around her an example in every way worthy of imitation. He urged all to pray for her soul that it might Boon be admitted to enjoy God's presence for all eternity.— R.I.P.

Press, 25 September 1935, Page 3 MRS MARGARET BURNS
Mrs Margaret Burns, whose death took place at her residence, King street, Temuka, on Saturday last at the age of 62 years, was an old resident of Temuka district. She was the wife of Cr. James Burns and was widely known and respected. There was a large attendance, including business men from Timaru and Temuka, at the funeral, which took place on Monday afternoon. The service was conducted by the Rev. C. L. Mountfort, vicar of St. Peter's Anglican Church. Mrs Burns is survived by her husband, three sons, and two daughters, Mesdames Laurenson (Temuka) and Allan (Timaru). The pallbearers were Messrs James, Roland, and Sydney (sons), and Messrs R. Allan and R. Armstrong. As Mr Burns is a member of the Temuka Borough Council, the flag at the council offices was flown at half-mast as a token of respect. 

Press, 9 November 1935, Page 2 MRS H.E. BURTENSHAW
Mrs Harriet Emily Burtenshaw, whose death occurred recently at her home in King street, Temuka, was a prominent member of the Temuka Methodist Church and a well-known social worker. Mrs Burtenshaw was born in Cornwall, England, 60 years ago, and alter her arrival in New Zealand she settled in Invercargill. In 1899 she married Mr Charles Burtenshaw, and for some time they resided at Bluff, where Mr Burtenshaw was employed. In 1910, with their two young children, the family removed to Temuka. During the Great War Mrs Burtenshaw was a member of the Temuka Red Cross Sewing Guild and gave much of her time in making garments for the local contingents in the war zone. When the Temuka Women's Institute was first formed she was one of the first to become a member. She is survived by her husband, one daughter: Mrs B. C. Holwell (Temuka), and one son, Mr Stanley Burtenshaw (Timaru). The funeral, which was private, took place at the Temuka cemetery, the service being conducted by the Rev. R. P. Keall.

Press, 16 November 1915, Page 5
MRS D. CAIRD. SENR. An old South Canterbury identity in the person of Mrs D. Caird, senr., of Southburn, passed away at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr James Philip, Wai-iti road, Timaru, last week, in her 77th year. She was born in Scotland, and was married in 1863. The same year Mr and Mrs in New Zealand in the ship Victory, transhipped at Lyttelton, and landed at Timaru, in a surf boat. Mrs Caird leaves two sons and four daughters— Mr D. Caird, junr., Southburn; Mr J. Caird, Pareora; Mrs J. Philip, Wai-iti road; Mrs A. H. Abbott, Fairview; Mrs J. J. McKeown, St. Andrews, and Mrs Albert H. Abbott, Fairview.

Press, 22 October 1927, Page 5
Another of the early Canterbury pioneers, Mrs W. T. Chapman, passed recently, at the residence of her, Mrs J. E. Scott, Sherwood Downs Fairlie. The deceased was in her 86th year. Born at Belfast, Ireland, in 1842, she came to New Zealand in 1864. In 1867 her marriage took place with Mr W.T. Chapman at the Church of England, Geraldine. Her husband pre-deceased her by 15 years. Mr Chapman sold his farm near Geraldine, and purchased a property close to the Alford Forest School. After spending 3l years on this holding, another property was acquired near Palmerston South, and Mr and Mrs Chapman resided there until the former's death in 1912. Devotion to her household, to her neighbours, and unfailing hospitality to all, were her outstanding characteristics. Surviving members of the family Mrs McWilliam (Auckland), Mrs Wolfreys (Ashburton), Mrs McKenzie (Ngapara), Mrs Scott, and Mrs McGregor (Sherwood Downs) and Messrs F. Chapman (Ashburton), A. E. and C.J. Chapman (Palmerston District). There are 44 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. The interment took place at Palmerston.

Press, 8 December 1936, Page 2 MRS S. A. CLEMENS
Mrs S. A. Clemens, who died on Saturday after a severe illness, was the eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Joseph Beri. of Temuka. She was educated at St. Joseph’s School. She was a gifted singer and pianist, and before her marriage took a prominent part in musical circles in South Canterbury. Mrs Clemens took an active interest in welfare work. She is survived by her husband, two sons, and a daughter. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Monday morning by the Rev. Father Smyth, S.M., assisted by the Rev. Father Kimbell, S.M., of Temuka. At the Timaru cemetery the service was taken by the Rev. Father Peoples, S.M., assisted by Father Kimbell. The pall-bearers were Messrs J. A. Shea, T. Egan, J. O’Leary, and W. Tonkin.

Timaru Herald, 23 August 1916, Page 8 Mrs Henry COLLETT
Another old identity passed away on August 10th, in the person of Mrs Collett, relict of the late Mr Henry Collett, Daisy Hill, Opihi. Born in Glamorganshire, Wales, Mrs Collett came to New Zealand in the ship Zealandia in 1863 with the late Dr. and Mrs Christie, who were coming to visit Mrs Christie's brothers, Messrs Purnell, of Raincliff station. They landed at Lyttelton, coming by coach to Timaru thence to Raincliff, where she met her husband. They were married at St. Mary's, Timaru, in 1864. Both Mr and Mrs Collett were known far and wide for their generosity and kindness of heart. One gift in 1880 was to present all the freestone of which the magnificent Roman Catholic Church, Temuka, is built. It came off the late Mr Collett's property. Mrs Collett leaves three of a family, Mrs F. G. Matthews, "Waiaka,'' Waverley; Mrs H. Maxwell, "Greenhills," Kakahu; and Mr W. H. Collett, "Daisy Hill," Opihi.

Timaru Herald, 25 April 1892, Page 2 Mrs James COLLINS
One of the older South Canterbury settlers passed away at Dunedin last Tuesday and was buried on Thursday, namely, the wife of Mr James Collins, engineer, who will be remembered by old Timaru residents, as he was in business here for a good many years before he left for Dunedin about ten years ago. Mr Collins had a foundry, we believe, on the corner of Woollcombe street and Main Road. Previously he was in business in Waimate. Mr and Mrs Collins came out to Lyttelton in the Tiptree, in 1864, and they came to Timaru soon after their arrival, and after staying here a short time they went to Waimate. Mrs Collins leaves a grown up family of seven, one of whom is in Timaru, the wife of Mr A. W. Bascand. Mr Collins is now engineer on one of the Clutha gold dredges, in the neighbourhood of Alexandra.

Press, 9 January 1918, Page 2
The death is announced of Mrs R. B. Comer, one of Temuka's most highly respected residents. The late Mrs Comer was born at Woodend, North Canterbury, 53 years ago, and with her parents, the late Mr and Mrs William Gibbs, came to Temuka a little over 44 years ago. The family at first settled at Georgetown, on the south bank of the Temuka river, but after a while built a home in Temuka. Thirty years ago, on the 1st December, Miss Louisa Gibbs was married to Mr R. B. Comer, who at that time was carrying on business as a builder and contractor. The newly-married couple made, their home at the north end of Temuka, and there they brought up a family of six children —two sons and four daughters—the eldest son, Lieut. Fred Comer, went away with the 7th Reinforcements, and is now in Brockenhurst Hospital. The younger son, Mr Ronald Comer, is engaged in Temuka. Two of the daughters are married —Mrs B. Coira, Christchurch, and Mrs L. Woodward, Pleasant Point—and two, Misses Doris and Ruby, are still at home.  

New Zealand Tablet, 15 March 1906, Page 15
MRS. CONNOLLY, KAKAHU. Died 1st March , 1906 in her 61st year.
An old and highly, respected Catholic resident- of Geraldine in the person of Mrs. Bridget Connolly, wife of Mr. Jeremiah Connolly, passed away at her residence, Kakahu, on March 1. The remains were taken to the Catholic church, Geraldine, on Saturday morning, March 3, when a Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Very Rev. Dean Bowers. The funeral left in the afternoon for the local cemetery, and the very large concourse of mourners from all parts of the district bore testimony to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The late Mrs Connolly was a native of Lilcornean, Galway, and was born in 1846. She came out to New Zealand in 1870, and two years later married Mr. Connolly. Of a family of four sons and three daughters all but one survive her. The late Mrs. Connolly suffered a lingering illness, and died consoled by all the rites of the Church. Sincere sympathy is felt throughout the district for Mr. Connolly and family in their bereavement. — R.I. P.

Timaru Herald 14 August 1920, Page 4 MRS J. CONNOLLY [Mary Moloney married in 1901, died aged 45 years]
There died after a short illness in Lewisham Hospital, Christchurch, on Sunday last, Mrs J. Connolly, the wife of Mr Jeremiah Connolly, of Rakaia, formerly of Geraldine. The deceased, was a native of Geraldine, where her mother Mrs Moloney, and her sister, Mrs J. Lysaght, still reside. She was of a quiet unassuming disposition, and during her active life dispensed a generous hospitality at Rakapuaka, Geraldine, and more recently at Rakaia. She took an active interest in war work, for providing comforts for the lads at the front, and helping the relatives left behind, and whilst a prominent church worker in connection with the Catholic Church, Geraldine, she let her practical sympathy know no distinction of race or creed. She leaves a husband, three sons and one daughter, to mourn their loss. A funeral car brought the body to Rakaia on Monday, and after a solemn Requiem Mass on Tuesday morning, the funeral cortege proceeded to Geraldine, followed by a large number of mourners, the number being augmented by additions at every cross road, till by the time Geraldine was reached it was considered to be the largest funeral procession seen in the district. The Rev. Dean Bowers officiated at the Church and graveside. Messages of sympathy to the stricken family were received from all quarters and a number of handsome wreaths were placed on the grave.

Press, 4 February 1932, Page 2 MRS E. B. COOPER. [Edward Binion COOPER married Sarah Elizabeth Evans in 1891]
The death occurred in Temuka of Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Cooper, wife of the late Mr E. Binion Cooper, after a long and painful illness that she bore with great fortitude. was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs B. Evans, and was born at Lynnham, Oxfordshire, England, in 1873. At the age of 10 years she came to New Zealand with, her parents, who settled in the Ashburton district, and in 1891, at Alford Forest she was married to Mr Cooper. Some years afterwards she went to Temuka with her husband, who had been appointed clerk and overseer to the Temuka Road Board. There they lived for some years, until Mr Cooper relinquished his position to take up farming near Mataura, Southland. In 1914 they returned to Temuka, when Mr Cooper again took up the position of clerk to the Road Board. Mrs Cooper was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church, and later the Methodist Church, and was an earnest and untiring church worker. In this connexion especially her kindly presence will be greatly missed. She vas also a valued member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, taking an active interest in its activities. Her husband died only two months ago, and she is survived by one daughter (Mrs G. B. Lawry, Dunedin), and four sons (Messrs G. E.B., N. B. and E. B. Cooper, Temuka, and Mr B.W. B. Cooper, Nelson), and seven grandchildren. The funeral took place at the Temuka Cemetery, the service being conducted by the Rev. L. A. Brooks. The pall-bearers were Mrs Cooper's four sons and her two brothers, Messrs G. and J. Evans. Among the wreaths were those from the Comer family, Mr and Mrs Robertson, the Longson family. Mrs Duncan, the brothers,  Mr and Mrs Bryan and family, grand children, Temuka Methodist Ladies Guild. Mr and Mrs Venville, the W.C.T.U., Mr and Mrs E. Blackmore and family, Temuka District High School Committee. Mr and Mrs F. H. McKeown, Mrs Sanders and. family.

Evening Post, 14 January 1928, Page 15
Another of South Canterbury's fast diminishing band of pioneers, Mrs. Margaret Cormack, died at her residence, St. Albans, last week, says the Christchurch "Press." The late Mrs. Cormack was born, in Dunkold, Scotland, and came to New Zealand in the ship Cresswell with her parents, the late Mr. and  Mrs. D. Fergusson. They landed in Timaru in 1859. After residing in Kaiapoi for two years, the family went to Temuka to live, the late Mr. Fergusson taking charge of the Georgetown School. Mrs. Cormack was married by the late Rev. G. Barclay, at Winchester, in 1875, to the late Alexander Cormack, of Woodbury, who predeceased her 31 years ago. Mrs. Cormack and her family resided in Woodbury for a large number of years. A few years ago she came to Christchurch to reside. When living in Woodbury, Mrs. Cormack was always ready to help in time of sickness or trouble. She and other members of the Fergusson family helped greatly to get the Presbyterian Church erected at Woodbury, where she was a regular attendant while residing there. Mrs. Cormack leaves a family of three, two daughters and a son. Also three sisters and a brother, all resident in Canterbury. 

Press, 30 August 1929, Page 6
Mrs O. Cornwell died on Tuesday in the Timaru Hospital. The deceased was 43 years of age, and leaves a husband and three young children.

New Zealand Herald 7 May 1928 Page 10 SISTER MARIE ST. OSWALD.
Hamilton, Sunday. The death occurred in Hamilton yesterday of Sister Marie St. Oswald, of the Religious de Notre Dame des Missions, aged 47. Sister Marie was the daughter of Mr. H. Cotterill, of Fairlie Creek, South Canterbury. She entered a Christchurch convent in 1900 and spent the period of her novitiate there. She worked in connection with the mission at Nelson, Ptikekohe and Dannevirke, and 10 years ago came to Cambridge, where her health broke down. She was removed to the Hamilton convent, where she died.

Timaru Herald, 17 August 1918, Page 7 MRS J. G. COWAN 
[Jane Reed Anderson married John Gray Cowan 4th October 1875 at Oamaru. He was the brother of Alexander Cowan of Peterhead, Scotland.]

Another of the early residents of Timaru passed to her rest on Thursday last in the person of Mrs Cowan, relic of the late Mr J. G. Cowan. The deceased lady had reached the advanced age of 79 years and her end was not unexpected. The late Mrs Cowan took a keen interest in educational matters and in church affairs, and was a great lover of art. For some years prior to her marriage she was a teacher at the Girl's High School at Dunedin, and later the taught at the Timaru Main (where she was assistant mistress), and at the Timaru Girls' High School (where she was also assistant mistress.) After their marriage Mr and Mrs Cowan conducted a night school at Cullmantown for the benefit of children who could not attend school in the daytime. These classes ultimately became too large for the hall at Cullmantown, and the school was then conducted in premises in Stafford Street opposite the Bank of New Zealand. Mrs Cowan was a member of the South Canterbury Art Society and in her earlier years did a good deal of painting in both oil and water colours. She was a staunch member of Trinity Church, in which she took a very real interest, and was an active church, worker. A woman of broad sympathies she founded the first Dorcas Society in connection with the Presbyterian Church here, and never tired of her kindly ministrations on behalf of those less fortunately situated than herself. When Chalmers Church was opened Mrs Cowan joined that congregation and continued to take a prominent part in church affairs till failing health would no longer permit her to do so. She survived her husband by six years, and leaves one son. Mr Dave Cowan, now resident near Fairlie.

Timaru Herald, 12 May 1916, Page 3 MRS GEORGE CROSS. [Rebecca] [no headstone]
Yesterday funeral took place privately of an estimable lay, Mrs George Cross, who was well known to and highly respected by most people in Timaru. Her husband, Mr George Cross, was for many years in charge or the Timaru Domain, and with Mrs Cross in the decorative classes they were large and successful exhibitors at the local flower shows. They were attendants of Trinity Church, under the ministry of the Rev. W . Gillies, and Mrs Cross was among the foremost lady workers for the church in its social and benevolent, activities. Mr Cross afterwards engaged in the nursery and florist business on his own account, on Otipua Road, and meeting with a bicycle accident that made him permanently an invalid, Mrs Cross had since been very much confined to her home, where her sincere character and cheerful disposition won her new friends, who with older ones sympathise with the survivors in their loss. Her only son, Captain Alex. Cross, resigned a mastership in the Wellington Boys' High School, to join the Expeditionary Force, and after some service there was invalided home, from Gallipoli. He returned to duty and is now with the Forces in France. So also is Captain Jennings, the husband of Mrs Cross's only daughter, who gave up an excellent scholastic position to care for her ailing parents. Both Mr and Mrs Cross, we understand, were natives of Rugby and ordinarily were members of the Anglican Church, to which they had returned. The Rev. Mr Thorpe conducted the funeral service.

Rebecca and George Cross children: 1886 Cross Bella Dykes McIntosh

Evening Post, 9 December 1944, Page 12
MRS. C. CRAIGIE. Timaru, This Day. The death has occurred, at the age of 92, at Kingsdown, South Canterbury, of Mrs. Catherine Craigie, widow of Mr. James Craigie, who for many years was Mayor of Timaru and represented the town in Parliament and was a member of the Legislative Council for some years.

Press, 4 October 1930, Page 2 MRS JESSIE CRAWFORD.
A pioneer settler in the Dominion, Mrs Jessie Crawford, wife of Mr Adam Crawford, Hornbrook street, Temuka, died on Sunday last, at the age of 82 years. Mrs Crawford, whose maiden name was Findlay, was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, and came to New Zealand with her parents in the ship Pladda, landing at Port Chalmers in 1862. In 1865 she was married to Mr Adam Crawford, who had just returned from the gold diggings on the West Coast. After living f or a short period in Dunedin, the young couple took up a farm at Arrowtown, Otago. Here they went through all the hardships incidental to pioneering and the breaking up of rough country, and in the end they were successful. Mr and Mrs Crawford were members of the' Presbyterian Church, and while at Arrowtown, Mrs Cawford took an active interest in the Choir and Sunday School, and on her departure she was presented with an illuminated address, netting forth her services to the church, as leader of Psalmody, teacher, in Sabbath School, and helper in every good cause, during a period of eight years. From Arrowtown, Sir and Mrs Crawford went to Meadowside, and twenty one years ago they went to Temuka to live in retirement. Mrs Crawford was a fine type of settler, undaunted by difficulties which were met unflinchingly and surmounted, a staunch friend, and a good neighbour. Cheerful and kindly, she will long be remembered by a large circle of friends. The burial took place at Mosgiel, East Taieri, and the service was conducted by the Rev. Mr Watson. Mrs Crawford is survived by her husband, who, although in his 91st year, is still hale and hearty.

Evening Post, 3 January 1936, Page 13
A Press Association message from Timaru announces the death of Miss E. M. Culverwell, borough librarian for twenty-two years, who resigned last month on account of ill health. 

Press, 31 August 1928, Page 6
News has been received by cable that Mrs Caroline Corry-Evans, widow of a former Town Clerk, of Temuka died suddenly in London on Saturday, after a few hours' illness, at the ripe age of 80 years. The late Mrs Corry-Evans lived in the Temuka district for many years, her first husband, whom she married when 17 years of age, being the late Mr Julius Mendelson, one of Temuka's earliest and most prominent business men. Early in the present century the then Mrs Mendelson married the late Mr E. Cutten, in Temuka, and after his death in 1917 she travelled about the Dominion, taking up her residence in several places, and finally went to live in England, where she married Mr Corry-Evans, who died a few years ago. Two married daughters live in England, and another (Mrs J. C. Miller) resides at Woodbury (Canterbury). The business area of the town, extending from Gabites' corner to the Royal Hotel right-of-way, still belongs to the family. The late Mrs Corry-Evans had made arrangements to visit New Zealand towards the end of the present year, and purposed taking up residence in Temuka. [Caroline Mendelson married Edward Cutten in 1888]  [NZ DIA marriages 1870 Carolina Schwartz to Julius Mendelson] [NZSG Marriages - Schwartz, Caroline to Julius Mendelsan]

The Times Friday, Aug 24, 1928; pg. 1
Corry-Evans - On Aug. 22, 1928, in London, Carolina Corry Evans, formerly of Seadown, Temuka, NZ. Interment at Brompton Cemetery tomorrow 11.30.

The Times  Wednesday, Jun 01, 1927; pg. 21
Mr Trevor Corry Evans, a member of one of the oldest families in Ireland, died last Thursday at Caterham at the age of 77. He was a son of Major George Thomas Evans, of Ash Hill Towers... and his mother was Barbara Louisa Corry, of Abbey Yard, Newry, Co. Down.. Mr Evans was born at Ash Hill
Towers, and after learning agriculture and shipping in his youth, he settled in Oamaru, Otago, and there is still a surviving brother, George Maurice Evans in Wellington. Mr Evans married in 1923 Carolina, widow of Mr Edward Cutten, of Temuka.... Some years after the death of the tenth Earl in 1888,
his widow returned from New Zealand to England...

The Times  Wednesday, Aug 15, 1923; pg. 1;
Evans: Cutten - On the 14 Aug. at St. Maryebone Registry Office, Trevor Corry Evans, eldest surviving son of the late Major and Mrs George Thomas Evans, of Ash Hill Towers, Co. Limerick, and brother of Nina Dowager Countess of Seafield, to Carolina, widow of Edward Cutten, of Temuka, South Canterbury. NZ. The wedding was a very quiet one, the only persons present being Sir Lees and Lady Nina Knowles, Mrs George Morris and Miss Alice R. Maclaren.

Timaru Herald 26 July 1912 Page 5 Mrs Mary Ann Cullen
The late Mrs Cullen, wife of Mr George Cullen, who died in Timaru a few days ago, was one of the pioneers of this country who served her day end generation well. Born in Somersetshire, England, she came out to Australia in 1854 and to New Zealand in 1862, landing at Lyttelton, and in 1864 with her husband came to Timaru, where she has lived ever since. Mr Cullen occupied many positions in Timaru in the early days, and his wife was ever a valuable helpmate to him. She was the mother also of a large family—eight sons and two daughters—all of whom are married but one, a daughter who lives with her father. The eldest son is well known as Fireman T. Cullen, of the Volunteer Fire Brigade, and the other son is also a member of the Brigade. The deceased and her husband celebrated their golden wedding about eighteen months ago, when all their children and their fifty-two grand-children were present. Mrs Cullen had only been indisposed a few days prior to her death, and she and reached the age of 72 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, and the funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Mr Kirby.

Timaru Herald, 3 April 1918, Page 2
THE LATE MRS DAWE. There was lost to South Canterbury on last Monday morning, another of the pioneers of South Canterbury, in the person of the late Mrs Dawe, of Levels Plains, who had attained the age of 84 years, and who was the widow or the late Mr Richard Dawe, who died eight years age [27th Aug. 1910]. It is no mere figure of speech to say that the deceased was one of the pioneers of South Canterbury, for she did a great deal of work in the days before bridges and road's afforded a means of travelling—work which most women would find it physically impossible to perform. Born in Plymouth 84 years ago, Miss Bartlett exchanged her maiden name to become Mrs Richard Dawe, and immediately following their marriage she and her husband set sail for New Zealand in the ship Akringbon, arriving at Lyttelton in 1865. From Lyttelton they journeyed to Timaru by bullock dray. On arriving here they found that Mr Teschemaker wanted a married couple for Haldon station in the Mackenzie Country, and they filled this place for a time. From there they removed to Maori Hill, Timaru, where their first child was born, and after this they decided to strike out for themselves. They accordingly bought a farm at Levels Plains, where for a good many years they carried on dairy and agricultural farming successfully. They "broke in" their farm from the tussock, and with their own hands built their dwelling house. After Mr Dawe's death eight years ago, the farm was sold and Mrs Dawe secured a home at Washdyke, where she had since lived. She always took a keen and very intelligent interest in the affairs of the district, and retained her mental faculties right up to the time of her death. She always took a special interest in agriculture, and was never happier than when pottering about the field or garden. Deceased leaves a family of nine daughters and three sons, and there are 34 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs McMurchic, of Washdyke, Mrs Wm. King, Levels Valley, Mrs Wilson, Waimate, and Mrs A. Stocker, Upper Washdyke Valley. The sons are Messrs W. F., R., and I., Dawes all of Washdyke. The funeral will take place to-day.

Children of Jane and Richard DAWE
1865 Dawe Sarah Annie m. William King s/o Eli King, South Australia 20 May 1884
1866 Dawe William Francis
1868 Dawe Richard
1870 Dawe George Strong d. 29th May 1874 aged 3½ years
1875 Dawe Thomas Isaac married Isadora Bailey in 1897
1878 Dawe Fanny Maude born at Whitley Farm 7th Aug.  married George King in 1897
1880 Dawe Alethea married Ernest Henry Wilson in 1913
1883 Dawe Jane married Albert Glynn Stocker in 1906

Timaru Herald, 3 December 1887, Page 2 Death
Bartlett — On 1st December, at Level Plains, William Bartlett (brother of Mrs Dawe, Levels Plains) aged 55 years.

Timaru Herald, 29 April 1920, Page 4
A HOOK FARMER'S Helpmeet. Mrs Wm., whose death was recorded in the "Herald" yesterday, died at Coleraine, Co. Antrim, Ireland, on February 3rd. She was born in that county in 1861. Her husband, a well known Hook farmer —indeed, justly reported one of the best farmers in South Canterbury is also a North of Ireland man. They came out to New Zealand in June 1884. For two years they moved, about Otago. In 1886 they came to the Waimate district, entering the employment of Messrs Hardie and McGoverin, where they remained six years. Thereafter they farmed land at Pleasant Point for ten years, and then returned to the Waimate district and bought and farmed the property at Hook, where they resided until about a year ago, when they decided on a trip to the Old Country. They were having a good time with old friends in the North of Ireland, and were thinking of returning to New Zealand, when Mrs Dempsey contracted a severe cold, which developed pneumonia, and on February 3rd she passed away. Mrs Dempsey's well known spirit, of unselfishness, and her willingness to spend her energies for the sake of others, had endeared her to many to whom her death is a personal sorrow.

Timaru Herald, 28 April 1920, Page 6
DEMPSEY. At Coleraine, County Antrim, Ireland, on February 3rd, 1920 (of pneumonia), Isabella Dempsey, wife of William Dempsey; aged 59 years.

Waimate Cemetery
Isabella wife of William Dempsey died County Antrim Northern Ireland 3 February 1920 aged 59
William husband died Hook 25 November 1933 aged 74

Isabella and William Dempsey had John born 1884. John Dempsey husband of Jean died 4 September 1950 aged 70
John married Jean Linton in 1918. Jean died 4 September 1968 aged 72. Children:
Ian William Dempsey born in 1920 in Waimate. Died 1998 (at age 78‏) Hook, Waimate
Isobel Dempsey born 1922 in Hook, Waimate. Died: June 2008 (at age ~86‏) in Hook, Waimate

Pte W A Dempsey NZ Infantry 2nd NZEF July 1981 aged 82

John Frederick Dempsey buried 5 February 1918 aged 44
Ruth Pricilla Dempsey buried 7 March 1928

New Zealand Tablet, 30 May 1901, Page 15
The announcement of the death of Mrs. Michael Dennehy, of Timaru, which occurred on the 21st inst., will be read with regret by her many friends. The deceased lady had been at different times a resident of Timaru, Oamaru, and Wellington, and in each of those centres was well known for her kindly and amiable qualities, and highly respected by her many acquaintances. She died fortified by the rites of the Church, having performed the general jubilee a few days before, and was attended during her illness by the Rev. Fathers Tubman, Aubry, and Pertuis. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon. A Requiem Mass was celebrated in the morning at the Church of the Sacred Heart by the Rev. Father Tubman, who also officiated at the grave. The funeral was attended by a large number of friends. She leaves a husband, two sons, and two daughters to mourn their loss. — R.I.P.  

New Zealand Tablet, 12 August 1898, Page 19
It is with sincere regret I record the death of Mrs. Doyle, housekeeper to the Rev. Father Fauvel, which occurred yesterday (Sunday) morning, at half-past six o'clock, after a protracted illness, borne with heroic patience. The deceased lady was a native of County Cavan, Ireland. She married Mr. Doyle, who was in a large way of business at Liverpool. After the death of her husband, the late Mrs. Doyle carried on the business until the failure of the Liverpool bank, through which she suffered so severely that she was compelled to realise and came to New Zealand. In this colony she has held situations in the highest families, including Dr. Menses (Southland). Ready-Money Robinson (Cheviot), and Mr. Allan Maclean (Waimate) and won the respect and esteem of all. About 25 years ago she took up the position of housekeeper to the esteemed Rev. Father Goutenoire (then of Timaru), and a little over 20 years and came to Temuka as housekeeper to our much-respected pastor, the Rev. Father Fauvel, whose comment to me on her fidelity was 'If I served God as faithfully as she served me these 20 years would need have no fear.' The deceased lady possessed almost singular qualities. She always had a kind word for everybody. Her great delight was to have a Mass said for some poor friendless person who had left this vale of tears. She gave the handsome donation of £30 to the convent building fund, along side of which she had a pretty chapel erected at a cost of £70 10s. Her last— I might say dying—act was a donation of £2 to the famine relief fund for Ireland. Her acts of charity were numerous, many of which are only known to the One she served with all her heart and soul and strength. — R.I.P.

Press, 27 April 1934, Page 8
Mrs Esther Mary Doyle died early yesterday morning at the age of 76. Mrs Doyle, who was born in County Wicklow, Ireland, came to Timaru with her husband, Mr Daniel Doyle, 41 years ago from Melbourne. They were in business for some considerable time and Mrs Doyle retired about 10 years ago. She was a prominent worker in the Church of The Sacred Heart and a member of St. Anne's Guild and Altar Society. She is survived by a family of six—Miss K. Doyle, Messrs M. J.. T., D. J. and Felix Doyle (Timaru), and W. Doyle (Christchurch). Her husband died some years ago.

Press, 27 August 1928, Page 4
Considerable regret was expressed in Timaru at the sudden death on Saturday morning of Miss Janette Priscilla Dryden, who endeared herself to thousands of New Zealand soldiers', when acting as one of the official Dominion visitors in England during Great War. Miss. Dryden, who was a sister of Dr. Dryden, Barnard street, had been in excellent health, but shortly after 8 o'clock she took ill. Although several doctors were in attendance and did everything possible, she passed away about half an hour later. Miss Dryden was born at Barnes, Hammersmith, London, and received a liberal education, showing marked ability in mathematics, drawing, and painting. She studied at the South Kensington Technical School, being one of the most distinguished pupils. Miss Dryden later spent several years on the Continent, travelling extensively in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and France, and becoming an accomplished linguist. Twenty-five years ago she came to New Zealand in order to join her brother, Dr. Dryden, and for the greater part of that time she remained in the Dominion. While in Timaru Miss Dryden took considerable interest in the work of the Plunket Society, Horticultural Society, and similar organisations, and the was also an active member of the Women's Club and the tennis and golf clubs. On the outbreak of war Dryden travelled to England at her own expense, and was for a time engaged in cooking for soldier invalids at Russell Square, London. The authorities thought so highly of her capabilities that she was appointed one of the official visitors for New Zealand, and for the following three or four years was engaged in this work at Brockenhurst, Tidworth and Codford. During the time she was thus engaged over 18,000 New Zealanders passed through these institutions. The greatest, sympathy is felt for Dr. Dryden in the loss which he has sustained. The interment took place at the Timaru Cemetery yesterday afternoon, the Rev. H. W. Monaghan conducting the service.

Timaru Herald, 12 September 1916, Page 4 MRS JOSEPH [sic] EARL nee Bridget Behane
Mrs Joseph Earl, whose death occurred at her residence, Kakahu, on the first instant, was born in Asthole, County Kerry, Ireland. In 1861 she arrived at Melbourne in the ship Commodore Perry, and was married to Mr Joseph Earl in 1866, and came with, her husband to Kakahu, where she was the second woman resident of the district. She has left, besides her husband, eleven of a family—eight daughters and three sons, and 35 grand-children living. After a short illness she passed to rest in her 76th year. A very large number of neighbours and friends paid the last token of respect by attending the funeral, among those present being several whose ages ranged from 90 to 95.

Bridget Earl
Wife of Job
Age at Death 76
Date of Interment 1 Sep 1916
Geraldine Cemetery  Section General Row 122 Plot 28

Job EARL died on 1 Feb 1920, aged 88 years. There's an obituary in the Press on 7 Feb 1920, pg 8. Job came from County Wexford, Ireland and the couple married in Victoria, Australia. Also gives the initials (and married surnames) of the 11 children (eight daughters & three sons).  Three of there children married three LYSAGHT siblings.  The 1881 Electoral Roll says Job was a farmer and owned "Part Section 10854, Kakahu".  Earl Rd over the Manse Bridge near the Temuka saleyards runs straight to the Fairlie Geraldine highway and then becomes the Te Moana Rd, near Speechly's Bridge.

Press, 3 November 1938, Page 2 MRS T. EDWARDS
The death occurred recently at Temuka of Mrs T. Edwards, who was well known in South Canterbury for the social work which she did both privately and for charitable organisations. Mrs Edwards, who was the daughter of Mr and Mrs William Robertson. was born at Peel Forest, and was educated at the Rangitata Island School. She later worked in Temuka, Dunedin, Wellington, and Timaru. For several years Mrs Edwards had represented Temuka on the South Canterbury Hospital Board and up to the time of her death she was an active member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She was also the leader of the Temuka Presbyterian Junior Young Women’s Bible Class for many years. Mrs Edwards is survived by her husband and two. sons, Messrs Bruce Edwards (Temuka) and Ross Edwards (Lower Hutt).

New Zealand Tablet, 28 May 1908, Page 24
There passed away on Thursday last Mrs. Egan, relict of the late Mr. Jeremiah Egan, in her 49th year. The deceased lady was a native of Tralee, County Kerry, and came to the Dominion thirty years ago. She lived for some time at St. Andrews, and then with her husband carried on business at Fairlie and later at Timaru. She leaves three daughters to mourn their loss. She died fortified by all the rites of the Church. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, and the large number of persons who took part in it showed the esteem and respect in which the departed was held. Rev. Father Tubman officiated at the graveside, and was assisted by the Very Rev. Father Regnault.— R.I.P.

Temuka Leader 1 August 1922 Page 3 MRS J. J. Ellis [Nellie Dunovan married John Joseph Ellis in 1878.]
There passed away at her residence Railway Terrace, Temuka, at the age of sixty-four, the wife of Mr J.J. Ellis. The late Mrs Ellis arrived in NZ in the early seventies and held positions with the Elworthy family, Pareora; Postlewaite family, "Raukapauka," Geraldine; and the late Dr. Fish, of Geraldine. In April 1878 she was married by the late Rev. James Preston, vicar of Geraldine to Mr J. J. Ellis. They settled at Orari, establishing the Richmond Nurseries and Orchards, which were very successfully conducted until disposed of in the year 1900, during which time farms had been purchased at Orari, Rangitata and Orton. In 1900 when the nursery, orchard and farm properties at Orari were sold, Mr and Mrs Ellis and family removed to the Orton farm, and subsequently to Temuka. At Orari, eight sons and two daughters were born: Messrs L.R. Ellis, Loburn, Rangiora; J.S. Ellis, Claremont; F.H. Ellis, Woodbury; R.C. Ellis, Allandale; A.H. Ellis, Geraldine; H.S. Ellis, who was at the landing at Gallipoli and afterwards served in Egypt and Palestine; J.P. Ellis, Canada; and Preston Ellis; Mrs R.E. Mahan, Waimate; and Miss Gladys Ellis; and twenty-three grandchildren. The late Mrs Ellis was capable in the art of house management and skilful in handling patients in the time of sickness.

Children born  to Nellie and John Joseph Ellis (d. Dec. 1933 aged 77).
1879 Ellis
Leonard Richmond
1881 Ellis John Samuel
1882 Ellis Frank Harold
1884 Ellis Charles Robert m. Jane Cadwallader in 1910
1886 Ellis Nellie Leece m. Richard Edward Mahan in 1907.
1888 Ellis Arthur Hobson d. Nov. 1962 aged 74.
1889 Ellis Herbert Walter Stanley
1891 Ellis Herbert Stanley
1893 Ellis Edith Gladys
1895 Ellis James William
1899 Ellis Walter Preston. Late of spring Farm, Orton, d. Sept. 19th 1961, aged 62 result of an accident.

Evening Post, 16 September 1942, Page 6
Mrs. Dora Fair, wife of Mr. James W. Fair, of Timaru, died suddenly in Nelson last week while she was visiting her mother, Mrs. E. C. Kelling.

Timaru Herald, 11 June 1919, Page 11 THE LATE MRS. F. L. FOSTER
Much regret was oppressed in the Cave district at the death of the late Mrs Foster, who for a number of years was mistress of the local school. The funeral took place on Monday as far as the Cave railway station, the body being taken on to Christchurch for burial. The members of the school committee, with Mr T.D. Burnett, acted as pall bearers, and the school children paid their respects to their late teacher by joining in the procession to the station. Altogether Mrs Foster was engaged for thirty years in the teaching profession. She came to New Zealand about forty years ago. Her husband, the late Mr W K. Foster, predeceased her nine years ago. The deceased lady was the second daughter of Sir William Smith, headmaster of Millhill Grammar School near London, a scholar of very high standing, who was knighted for the works which he published in furthering the cause of education. The late Mrs Foster leaves two sons and three daughters. One of the sons, Captain P. J. Foster, is to arrive in Auckland in a few days, and has been employed during the war in conveying troops in the Mediterranean and in the vicinity of the Old Country. The other son, Mr R. Foster, is a farmer in Marlborough, and Miss K. Foster is headmistress of Cave school. The late Mrs Foster was a lady of very fine character, of a quiet and kindly disposition, and was much respected by everyone in the district.

Ashburton Guardian, 28 July 1891, Page 3 MRS HARRY FRIEDLANDER
It is with great regret that we have to record the death of Mrs Harry Friedlander, which took place this morning, after a long and painful illness, during which her life was more than one despaired of Mrs Friedlander was sister to the Messrs Zander, of this town, and was a native of Kolmar, Posen, Germany, where she was born in 1853, so that she has been carried off at the early age of thirty-eight years. She came to Ashburton in 1876, and was married to Mr Harry Friedlander shortly afterwards, and with the exception of two years residence at Timaru, lived here ever since. She leaves five children, the youngest six years of age, with her bereaved husband to mourn the loss of a most affectionate mother and wife. The delicate state of Mr Friedlander's health will tend to intensify the sympathy felt for him and his motherless children by a large circle of relatives- and friends. Mrs Friedlander's kind and charitable nature attracted many friends to her ; both here and in Timaru, and though for .some years past the state of her health has not permitted her to enjoy much society she will still be greatly missed. Most of the members of her family were around her at the time of her death, at an early hour this morning. The funeral will take place to-morrow forenoon at eleven, to the Ashburton cemetery.

New Zealand Tablet, 15 February 1906, Page 20 MRS. HUMPHRY GEANEY
(From our Timaru correspondent.) There passed away at Cairnsmore Private Hospital, Timaru, on Tuesday evening last, in her 30th year, Mrs. Humphry Geaney, one of the most widely known and esteemed Catholic ladies in South Canterbury. She was a daughter of Mr. J. Kenny, of this town, and a sister of Mrs. T. J. Burns. Seldom indeed has such widespread sympathy been shown at any demise as has been tendered to her sorrowing husband and relatives. Born in the Waikato district in 1876, her education was commenced in the Christchurch Convent and completed at the Sacred Heart Convent, Timaru. On leaving school she taught for two years in our Catholic boys' school, then on the advent of the Marist Brothers she took charge of the Catholic mixed school at Gisborne for three and a half years till the Sisters came, and then spent two years more assisting in the girls' school, Timaru. She was a successful and devoted teacher, and her ex-pupils and their parents speak in the highest terms of the good done by her teaching and example. Later on she married Mr. Humphry Geaney, of Makikihi. Since settling there she had been more than ever active in Church work, and particularly devoted herself to forming the present fine choir of nineteen members, which is a credit to a church in a scattered country district, and more particularly reflects the energy and devotion of her who has passed away. She died as she had lived, a pious, fervent Catholic. A Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Le Floch on Thursday morning for the repose of her soul, a large congregation attending. The funeral took place the same afternoon, and was one of the most imposing that has left the church for a considerable time. — R.I.P.

Press 13 February 1937 Page 2 MRS W. GILCHRIST
Mrs Walter Gilchrist, who died recently at her home in Timaru. was 85 years of age She was the only" child of Mr and Mrs Samuel Briggs, and was born in Wales in 1852. She spent much of her childhood in Switzerland and in France, where she received a gift of a Bible autographed by Florence Nightingale from a Crimean War veteran, whom she assisted as interpreter in a legal case. In 1863 the family sailed for New Zealand, and after a journey of five months in the Captain Cook they arrived at Lyttelton in September. After spending some time in Christchurch and Cheviot, the family removed to South Canterbury in 1867. Mr Briggs took up land at what is now known as Briggs' Gully, and their first home there was a tent in which they lived while their home was being built. Mrs Briggs and her daughter helped to carry the stone which Mr Briggs had quarried to build their home. After her marriage to Mr Walter Gilchrist in 1873 Mrs Gilchrist continued to live in Timaru where her parents had also moved. Mrs Gilchrist had a family of four sons and five daughters. The surviving members are Mr S. Gilchrist (Christchurch), Mrs H. S. Russell (Dunedin), Mrs V. Ardley (London), Mrs George Parker (Timaru), Miss I. Gilchrist (Timaru), and Miss E. Gilchrist, (Timaru).

Otago Witness, 30 June 1909, Page 40
A very old and respected resident (Mrs Ann Grigson) passed away on Wednesday morning, after having reached the age of 84 years. Mrs Grigson arrived in Timaru on February 14 1859, and has resided in the Waimate district for the past 50 years. Mr Grigson was killed at Saltwater Creek in 1867 while carting stores. Mrs Champion the elder daughter of Mrs Grigson died in 1878, but the younger daughter was married to the late Mr Thos. McKee, and is now the wife of Mr Samuel M'Kee, of Inchholme. Mrs Grigson's granddaughters, the Misses Bruce, have lived with her for many years and are well known in Waimate for faithful work in day school and Sunday school.

Press, 21 June 1932, Page 2 MRS JANE GUDEX
The death occurred recently of Mrs Jane Gudex, wife of Mr Michael Gudex, of Temuka. Mrs Gudex was a keen member of the Temuka Women's Division of the Farmers' Union and the Presbyterian Church. Born in 1856 at Newtonards, County Down, Ireland, Mrs Gudex came to New Zealand in 1880 in the ship Elizabeth Graham, the journey out taking 122 days. Immediately on arrival she went to Raincliff to act as housekeeper for her brother, Mr William McCully, and in 1884 married Mr Gudex, who was farming at Raincliff. In 1903 Mr and Mrs Gudex retired from farm life and went to live in Timaru, but in 1910 they purchased a farm at Milford, Temuka, from which they retired a few years ago to live in Temuka. Of a cheerful and kindly disposition Mrs Gudex had many friends. She is survived by one daughter and a son, Mrs A D. Grossman, of Milford, and Mr M. C. Gudex (Hamilton).

Press, 19 July 1916, Page 2 MRS W. GUNNION. Margaret Graham married William Gunnion in 1858
At noon on Sunday one of the old identities of Temuka, in the person of Mrs W. Gunnion, passed away peacefully at the age of 81 years. The late Mrs Gunnion was born in London, and in the year 1851 she arrived with her parents at Port Lyttelton, coming out in the ship George Pollock. In 1858 she married Mr William Gunnion, of Halket, at Trinity Church Avonside, Christchurch. He predeceased her 42 years ago. The late Mrs Gunnion came to Temuka about 20 years ago to keep house for her son, Mr T. Gunnion, and after his marriage she took up her residence with her daughter, Mrs T. Tilbrook, where she passed away on Sunday. She leaves two sons, and three daughters, the sons being Mr T. Gunnion (Temuka), and Mr W. Gunnion (Invercargill). The daughters are Mrs T. Tilbrook (Temuka), Mrs Glennie (Ashburton), and Mrs H. McCullum (Blenheim).

Evening Post, 14 October 1942, Page 6
Lady Hall-Jones, widow of Sir William Hall-Jones, passed away last evening at the age of 84 years. Lady Hall-Jones was Miss Rosalind Lucy Purss. She was born in England and her marriage took place in 1875. Her husband was prominent in the political life of New Zealand for many years, representing Timaru, and he held the portfolios of Public Works and Marine in the Seddon Ministry. He was High Commissioner for New Zealand in London from 1908 to 1912 and was later a member of the Legislative Council. Since Sir William's death, six years ago, Lady Hall-Jones lived quietly at her residence in Burnell Avenue. There are two sons and three daughters—Mr. F. G. Hall-Jones, barrister, of Invercargill, and Governor of Rotary; Mr. W. Hall-Jones, Hamilton, an engineer of the Public Works Department; Mrs. E. A. Christie, Wellington; Mrs. W. Brown, Wellington, and Miss H. Hall-Jones, Wellington.

Evening Post, 25 February 1937, Page 18 MRS. MARGARET HANBY. [Margaret Mackay Munro m. Herbert Osmond Townsend HANBY in 1926]
The death occurred recently of Mrs. Margaret Mackay Hanby, wife of Canon H. O. Hanby, vicar of Belfast, and editor of the "Church News," after a long illness, states the Christchurch "Press." Mrs. Hanby was well known in the parishes of Fairlie, before her marriage, and of Woolston, Cust, and Belfast, after her marriage eleven years ago. In these parishes, in spite of her frail health, she took an active interest in church activities, and by her generous disposition and many unostentatious kind deeds, especially to the unfortunate in life, was very much loved. The funeral took place on Saturday from St. David's Church, Belfast, the interment being at Bromley, Bishop C. West-Watson and Dean J. A. Julius officiating. The bearers were the young men of the Bible classes, followed by Bible class members from the vicarage to the church. Mrs. Hanby came from Scotland to New Zealand at an early age on the death of her parents, to the care of her aunt, the late Mrs. H. B. Johnstone, of Park Terrace. She was educated at the Otago Girls' High School when Miss Marchant was principal. She is survived by her husband and a brother and sister, Mr. Charles Munro, of Henley, Otago, and Sister T. Monro, formerly matron of Malvern Maternity Hospital, Ashburton, and known to many returned soldiers during her three years' service with the nursing division of the Expeditionary Force on the transports and in Cairo and English hospitals.

Ashburton Guardian, 28 November 1913, Page 2 Mrs Thomas Hardcastle
Another of the pioneers of Canterbury passed away yesterday at Timaru in the person of Mrs Hardcastle, sen., widow of the late Mr Thomas Hardcastle, at the advanced age of 89; years. The deceased lady came to New Zealand with her husband and the elder portion of their family in the ship Canterbury, arriving at Lyttelton in July, 1858. After a short time spent at Kaiapoi and at the 'Springs Station, the late Mrs Hardcastle resided for four years at Longbeach, where her husband was manager, and when the now noted estate was in its wild, natural state.

Timaru Herald, 9 April 1917, Page 4 Mrs ANNE H. HEALEY [In 1865 Ann Le Ber married Duncan McLean]
There passed away at Christchurch on Wednesday, April 4th, another of the fast diminishing band of early pioneers' connected with the settlement of South Canterbury, in the person of Mrs Anne Healey. She arrived in Timaru in 1864, and was married the following year to the late Dr McLean, by whom she had four children, who survive her. They are Mr Duncan McLean sheepfarmer of Hawke's Bay; Mr Harry McLean, of Wellington, who left with the Main Expeditionary Force and is now in France; Miss Mary McLean, headmistress of the Girls' College Wellington; and Miss Agnes McLean, of the Immigration Department, Wellington. In 1873 she married Mr John Healey by whom she leaves five surviving children Mr George Healey, of the State Shipping Company, Fremantle, W.A.: Mr Cecil Healey, manager of the N.Z. Refrigerating Company's Picton Branch; Mr Harold Healey, farmer, Wellsford; Mrs John Gillies, also of Wellsford, and Mrs Brahazon Ellis, of Christchurch. After 38 years residence in Timaru, Mrs Healey removed to Christchurch, where she spent the last remaining fourteen years, being a patient sufferer for a considerable time.

Press, 13 February 1939, Page 20 MRS ELIZAPRTH HEAP
The death occurred recently of Mrs Elizabeth Heap, a Temuka pioneer, who came to New Zealand on the sailing ship Mongol in 1873. The voyage from England to Port Chalmers took three months, during which time her father, a Mr Tombs, was occupied with carpentry work which had been uncompleted when the vessel sailed.
    Mr and Mrs Tombs settled at Sefton, where they were engaged in farming, and five years later, Mrs Heap, then Miss Tombs, secured a position in the Royal Hotel, Temuka. She there married Mr John James Heap, whose mother kept the hotel. Mrs Heap is remembered in the Temuka district for the help she gave to the sick in a time when there was little medical assistance in Temuka. She was a member of the St. Peter’s Church and of the Mothers’ Union since its inception. Mr Heap died in 1903. Mrs Heap leaves a. family of two sons, and a daughter. They are Messrs J. Heap, Christchurch, L. Heap, Temuka. and Mrs A. B. Scott. Winchester. A sister, Mrs A. Waters, lives at Amberley.

Press, 10 December 1935, Page 2 MRS MARY E. HEWSON [Miss Mary Elizabeth Smith]
The death occurred at her home at Ashburton on Sunday of Mrs Mary Elizabeth Hewson, who was an early resident of the Mid-Canterbury district. She was in her eighty-first year. Mrs Hewson, who was born at Christchurch on June 21, 1855, was the second daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Smith, who came out in the Cressy in 1850. The family travelled in a bullock dray to the Mount Peel station, where Mr Smith took up a position in 1857. They went to the Orari Gorge Station in 1859 and there Mr Smith built the first house. Mrs Hewson received her education at the Old Bark Hut, at Geraldine, the township then consisting of a store and a few houses. In 1871 she married Mr Alexander Hewson at the Alford Forest Anglican Church. Mr Hewson, who had arrived by the Queen of Mersey from Glasgow in 1864, was a well-known shepherd and station manager in the Ashburton county for many years. Mrs Hewson had lived in Ashburton for 50 years, and before that had resided in various parts of the county with her husband. She was a staunch supporter of St. Stephen's Anglican Church, and a member of the Ladies' Guild and the Mothers' Union. Her kindly disposition endeared her to a large circle of friends. Her husband died 10 years ago. There was a family of 13, of whom six sons and five daughters survive. These are Messrs Heber Hewson (Tinwald), William Hewson (Geraldine), Henry R. Hewson (Christchurch), Alexander Hewson (Gisborne), Charles Hewson (Inglewood), Douglas Hewson (Christchurch), Mesdames R. Rhodes (Auckland), W. Smale (Blenheim), C. Tovey (Oxford), M. Marson (Ashburton), and Miss A. Hewson (Invercargill). There are 39 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs Hewson is survived by two sisters and one brother.

Press, 4 September 1931, Page 2 MRS A. B. HIGINBOTTOM. [Annie Bain RODDICK married  George William HIGGINBOTTON in 1891]
The funeral of Mrs Anne B. Higinbottom, wife of Mr G. Higinbottom, of Main North road, Temuka, took place vestordoy afternoon at the Temuka Cemetery. Mrs Higinbottom had suffered from ill health for some months and her illness had become gradually worse in the last few weeks. She was born in Dunedin in 1870 and at an early age went to live at Waitohi and later at Temuka, where she spent the remaining years of her life. She was married on April 15th, 1891, in the old Temuka Presbyterian Church, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Mr waters, who was relieving in the Temuka charge. There were twelve children of the marriage, four boys and eight girls, all of whom are still living. They are  Mrs F. South (Winchester), Mrs S. Donkin (Redcliffe, Christchurch), Mrs M. Swap, Mrs G. Washington, Mrs H. B. Andrew (Temuka), Mrs Neilson (Blenheim), Misses Eva and Edna Higinbottom (Temuka), and Messrs S., W., C., and A. Higinbottom (Temuka).

Star 6 September 1897, Page 3
Timaru, Sept. 6. Mrs Holdgate; wife of Mr Edward Holdgate, a very old resident of Timaru, died last night, after a painful illness lasting ten days. The deceased lady, who was most highly respected, was a zealous worker in the Wesleyan Church. She leaves a large family circle and numerous friends to mourn their loss.

Evening Post, 2 February 1944, Page 8
Mrs. Mary Rose Hunt, wife of Mr. F. K. Hunt, S.M., Auckland, died in Auckland last week after an illness of two days. Born in Timaru 74 years ago she was the daughter of Mr. A. Jagger, the first schoolmaster there. She was married in 1899, and lived with her husband in Auckland during the whole of his Magisterial career, with the exception of a period from 1920 to 1923, when Mr. Hunt was stationed in Wellington. Mrs. Hunt was preparing for a holiday when she was suddenly taken ill. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Sutherland, Bendigo, and Mrs. Courtenay Biggs, Hokitika.

Timaru Herald, 8 October 1900, Page 3 Obituary
The funeral of the late Mrs T. Jefcoate took place yesterday afternoon. It was attended by many Timaru friends of the deceased lady and family, among the followers being several old identities and friends from the Pareora district. The late Mrs Jefcoate was a native of Langholm, Scotland, and came out to the colony with her husband in 1864, in the ship Eastern Empire. They settled first at Christchurch, and then, in 1868, came down to Timaru, Mr Jefcoate having bought Prospect farm at Pareora. These were early days, for on reaching Timaru Mr and Mrs Jefcoate tethered their horses where Messrs Kernohah and McCahon's store now stands m North street. After spending 22 years at Pareora, where they saw many changes in South Canterbury and did good work among the pioneers, Mr and Mrs Jefcoate sold out and went Home for a trip. This was in 1891, and on their return to the colony, Mr Jefcoate bought a farm at Oteramika, near Invercargill. After living there about seven years, failing health compelled them to drop fanning and they sold out. Mrs Jefcoate then took a trip to Wellington to see some of her family, and for about five months was a confirmed invalid. Her death, however, came rather suddenly in the end, at her son-in-law's residence, Wellington, on Friday. In accordance with a wish of the family, the remains of Mrs Jefcoate were brought to Timaru cemetery for interment. The deceased lady was of a most hospitable and kindly nature, and many a weary traveller has had occasion to thank her for kindly services rendered. She leaves a husband and family of nine children, all married but one, to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and loving mother.

Clutha Leader, 16 October 1900, Page 3
Our obituary contains a notice of the death of Mrs T. Jefcoate. The deceased lady was the mother of Mrs J. A. Valentine, whose husband was well and favourably known in Balclutha as first assistant in the Balclutha District High School for about 10 years, and also of Mr T. E. Jefcoate (manager, Lochindorb). The late Mrs Jefcoate was, a native of Langholm, Scotland, and came out to the colony with her husband in 1864, in the ship Eastern Empire. ...

Otago Witness, 9 October 1901, Page 44
MEMORIAM. JEFCOATE.—A fond tribute to the memory of Mrs Thos. Jefcoate, who a year ago to-day, October 5, was called by God to change her temporary dwelling on earth for her heavenly and eternal home. Her faith in her Saviour the Lord Jesus gave her the title thereto.
We miss her and mourn her,
In silence unseen,
And dwell on the memory
Of joys that have been.
Interred in Timaru Cemetery.
— Inserted by her husband, Thos. Jefcoate, Owaka, Otago.

Otago Witness, 12 September 1906, Page 45
JOYCE — On the 3rd September, at her residence, Matilda street, Timaru, Elizabeth Jane, relict of the late M. Joyce, of Port Chalmers, and mother of Buckley Joyce; aged 73 years.  

Evening Post, 23 December 1899, Page 6 MARRIAGES.
Joyce — Billman.— On 11th December, at the residence of the bride's parents, 156, Cuba street, by the Rev. W. C. Oliver, Buckley, son of the late Mr. Joyce, of Port Chalmers, to Annie, oldest daughter of Mr. F. Billman.

Press, 7 March 1927, Page 8 Mrs Zacchaeus Kay
Profound regret was felt by the townspeople on Friday, when the news of the death of Mrs Beatrice Ada Kay, wife of Mr Z. Kay, Hornbrook street, Temuka, became known. Mrs Kay suffered from a long illness, and had only recently been discharged from a private hospital, and for some days past was much improved, so that her death came as a shock to her friends. She was a daughter of Mr Thomas King, formerly of Temuka, but now of Christchurch, and married Mr Kay in 1903, being 42 years of age at the time of her death. There are eight children of the marriage, two boys and six girls, and heartfelt sympathy is extended to the relatives in their loss.

Otago Witness, 14 March 1906, Page 52
Burkes Pass. Obituary — The passing away at the comparatively early age of 52 years of the late Mrs James Kerlee, whose Death, though not unexpected, occurred somewhat suddenly on the 22nd ult., her mortal remains being interned in the local cemetery on the following day. The widespread respect in which deceased was held was manifested by the large gathering that assembled at the graveside to pay her the last tribute. She was one of God's true servants, and to know her was to honour and respect her — one who was ever ready to assist others. She leaves a husband, and a family, the latter mostly grown up and settled in the district, and they have the sympathy of a very wide circle of friends.

Temuka Leader 31 December 1927 Page 3 MRS MARY ANN KNOWLES
There passed away on Christmas Day, at her residence, “Airdale,” Four Peaks, Mrs Mary Ann Knowles, wife of Mr .Robert Knowles;  aged 72 years. The deceased lady was born at Mahan, Yorkshire, England, and in 1899 she and her family arrived in New Zealand, on December 23 reaching Mr Knowles’ nephew’s place on Christmas Day. After a short stay they left for Geraldine, taking a farm on the Geraldine Downs, where they lived up to four years ago, when Mr Knowles' purchased a sheep run in the Four Peaks district, where the late Mrs Knowles, her husband, youngest son (George), and daughter (Miss Elizabeth Knowles) resided up to the date of her death. Mrs Knowles had three sons—John, who lost his life on the march to the Rhine after the Armistice in the Great War; William, who is manager for his uncle (Dr. Knowles) on the latter’s sugar cane plantation, in Northern Queensland; and George—and one daughter, Elizabeth. The late Mrs Knowles was of a very kindly and generous disposition; and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Of life years she suffered much from ill health, which she bore with great fortitude, and up to the last never lost her cheerfulness. The funeral took place at the Geraldine Cemetery on Tuesday, and was largely attended. Many beautiful wreaths and floral emblems were sent. The service at the graveside was conducted by Archdeacon Purchas, Vicar of St. Mary’s, and was of a very impressive nature. Deep sympathy is felt for Mr Knowles and his family.

Press, 2 August 1933, Page 5 Elizabeth Dryburgh Mundie [sic] LUNDY
Mrs Andrew Kennedy died at her home, 91 Hassall street, early yesterday morning, after a short illness. Mrs Kennedy was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John Lundy, of Dunedin, where she was educated. She married Mr Kennedy 27 years ago [1907], and three years later came to live in Timaru.

New Zealand Tablet, 31 October 1901, Page 19
The death of Mrs Ellen Kennedy, relict of the late Mr John Kennedy, of Geraldine. Though the deceased lady had been in indifferent health for the past twelve months, her death came as a great shock to her many friends. On Sunday, the 20th inst., she assisted at Mass as usual, and marched in the procession apparently in the best of health, but in the evening she fell ill, and passed away on Monday afternoon. She had the happiness of being attended by and of receiving the last rites of the Church from the Rev Father Bowers. The deceased leaves a grown-up family of three to mourn their loss— Mr J. Kennedy (Ashburton), Mrs J. P. McQuilkin, Willoughby), and E. Kennedy (Geraldine). The large number of people who followed the remains to their resting place showed the respect in which the deceased lady was held by the people of Geraldine, where she had resided for the past 27 years. Among the mourners present were several from Lyttelton, Rakaia, Ashburton Temuka, Seadown, Kerrytown, Pleasant Point, Albury and Timaru.

Press, 17 August 1931, Page 2 MRS N. KYNE. [Norah Folen married Patrick Kyne in 1884]
The funeral of Mrs Norah Kyne, of Temuka, took place at the Temuka Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, the service being conducted by the Rev. Father J. E. Ainsworth. Death came as a happy release from a long and very painful illness. Mrs Kyne was born in the Connemara Mountains, County Galway, Ireland, in 1860. When sixteen years old she left Ireland for New Zealand, and landed at Timaru in 1876, the landing being carried out in the surf boats that were in use at that time. Her first work in New Zealand was as a domestic in the service of Mr Martin Connolly, Georgetown, Temuka. Later, she worked in a similar capacity for Mr Michael Quinn, at Temuka. In 1884, she was married, in Temuka, to Mr Patrick Kyne, and with him she went to the Mackenzie Country where Mr Kyne took up contracting. Later, leaving the Mackenzie Country, Mr and Mrs Kyne went to Geraldine, where they took over the old Bush Inn Hotel. From Geraldine the two went to North Canterbury, taking over the Coalgate Hotel. After some time in the hotel business in the north, and Mrs Kyne took over a farm and continued in this work doing education of their young family. 1911 Mr and Mrs Kyne returned to Temuka, to engage in fanning at Waitohi. During the Great War they sold this farm and went to reside is Temuka, Mr Kyne dying some five ago. There were eight children of the marriage, six of whom are still living, W. Leonard, Mrs D. Daley (Temuka) and Messrs P. Kyne (Temuka), _ Kayne (Auckland), J. Kyne (Christchurch), and H. Kyne (Wellington); It is interesting to note that Kyne was a first cousin of the James J. Corbett, ex-heavy weight boxing champion of the world, while on the late Mr Kyne's side, the family close relationship with the well-known author, Mr Peter B. Kyne.

Evening Post, 14 June 1937, Page 20
Many friends in South Canterbury, West Coast, and Wellington will regret to learn of the passing away of Mrs. J. Lawlor at the age of 54 at the Home of Compassion yesterday morning after a brief illness. Mrs. Lawlor was born at Timaru, and was one of the eldest of the surviving daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. McGowan. Mr. J. Lawlor was a South Canterbury farmer, and lived there up to the time of the Great War. During the 1914 crisis Mr. Lawlor sold his farm and with his late wife and daughter came to Wellington. During the absence of her husband overseas Mrs: Lawlor and her daughter resided at Carrington Street and Kilbirnie, and later Mrs. Lawlor purchased a home at Danube Street, Island Bay, and lived there up to the time of her death. During her residence at Island Bay she voluntarily contributed to and assisted in many works of charity, and had the welfare of the community at heart always, helping in many ways in the Island Bay Catholic parish. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. T. Boon, of Petone, and Miss M. Lawlor, of Island Bay.  

Temuka Leader 26 October 1926 Page 2 MARY LYSAGHT
There passed away at her home at, Pleasant Valley, Geraldine, on Friday, Mary Lysaght, eldest daughter of the late Mr Andrew Lysaght, who died a few months ago. The deceased lady was born in the Valley, where she lived all her life, She was educated at the Pleasant Valley School, and was an earnest worker in connection with the Roman Catholic Church, to which she belonged. About two years ago she went on a visit to her sister, who was a religieuse of the Good Shepherd Order in Australia, and who has herself passed away. Miss Lysaght is one of an old family in the district, and recently nursed, her father through a long illness. She lived a quiet, retired life, and, her death at the age of, 59 will be mourned by a large circle of friends.

Timaru Herald, 26 November 1887, Page 2
This morning in our obituary column is announced the death of Mrs Lewis, at her husband's residence, Maori Hill. The news will be received with unfeigned regret by a very huge circle of friends and acquaintances by whom the deceased lady was hold in high and affectionate regard. She had been a sufferer for many years, and to the very last moment, and endured great pain, which, however, she bore with the utmost fortitude. The deceased was an old identity, having arrived in Timaru in 1860, and remained here over since. Being convinced that her end was approaching, she expressed a wish to visit England for the purpose of again seeing her father, and she accordingly paid a short visit to England and the Channel Islands. From her return her illness deepened and continued until her death yesterday morning. Mrs Lewis was a native of Bournemouth, Sussex. She was twice married, and she leaves one son, issue of the former union. One of the deceased's sons, many of our readers will no doubt remember, was killed by an unfortunate and frightful accident while fulfilling his volunteer duties on the C Battery's howitzer, some years ago, on the occasion of a Royal Salute. During her residence in Timaru she won universal respect and gratitude from many, for her heart was over sympathetic, and her heart was ever busy in works of lore and benevolence.

Timaru Herald, 9 July 1917, Page 3 Mrs McCALLUM
Another old settler and a well known resident of Temuka, Mrs Archibald McCallum, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs James Elder, on Thursday last, at the age of 86 years. The late Mrs McCalium was born in Edinburgh in 1831. In, 1861, with her husband the late Mr Archibald McCallum, she came to New Zealand in the steamship William Henderson, landing in Dunedin. Early in the seventies the family came to Temuka, and settled there. The late Mrs McCallum acted as a ladies' nurse, travelling from one end of-the Dominion to the other to attend to her patients. She was one of the oldest and most zealous members of the Methodist Church and also an active member of the Order of Good Templars. She is survived by two daughters and two sons.

Press, 27 September 1937, Page 2 MRS R. J. M’CALLUM
Mrs Anne McCallum, wife of Mr R. J. McCallum, of Timaru, who died recently, was born at Temuka and was the second daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Gaffaney, of “Belper.” After their marriage in 1908 Mr and Mrs McCallum lived at the Arowhenua homestead till 1919, when they retired to Timaru, making their home in Sefton street. Mrs McCallum is survived by her husband and her daughter, Miss Alma McCallum, who is at present touring the British Isles. Mourners from all parts of South Canterbury attended the' funeral, which was preceded by Requiem Mass celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church by the Rev. Father Smythe, S.M., and the burial service at Temuka was conducted by the Rev. Father Peoples, S.M., assisted by the Rev. Fathers F. Bartley, S.M., Brosnahan, and Egan. The pall-bearers were Messrs James and Joseph Gaffaney (brothers), H. Blackler, E. W. McCann (nephews), P. Davey, and W. Lilllco.

Press, 11 November 1935, Page 3 MRS A. M'CASKILL [Annie Acton married Donald McCaskill in 1906]
Mrs A. McCaskill, whose death occurred recently in Wellington, was the wife of Mr D. McCaskill, a former pupil and teacher of the Temuka District High School, who later became an inspector of schools in the Canterbury district. Mrs McCaskill (formerly Miss Acton, of Pleasant Point) was married during the period Mr McCaskill was teaching at the Temuka School. She is survived by her husband, one son, Mr I. McCaskill, of Napier, and one daughter, Miss F. McCaskill, of Wellington.

Press, 12 December 1936, Page 2 MRS JANET M’CASKILL
The funeral of Mrs Janet McCaskill, a former resident of the Winchester and Temuka district, took place yesterday afternoon. The service at the graveside in the Temuka cemetery was conducted by the Rev. L. Williams, of Timaru, and the bearers were Messrs T. H. Langford, J. Satterthwaite, A. McLean. B. Blodhorn, J. McLean, and A. E. Friman. Mrs McCaskill, who, before her marriage, was Miss Janet Blisset, was born at Orari in 1870. She was a former pupil of the Winchester School, and although she lived for a time at Temuka, much of her married life was spent in Winchester. In 1919 she removed to Timaru. She is survived by her two sons. Captain G. M. McCaskill (Palmerston North) and Mr L. W. McCaskiil (Christchurch), and two daughters, Mrs T. H. Langford (Christchurch), and Mrs R. Mathieson (Dunedin).

Timaru Herald, 13 September 1920, Page 3 Mrs JANE McCLINTOCK, Temuka
Mrs Jane McClintock, one of the early settlers of South Canterbury, died in her late residence, Murray Street, Temuka, on Wednesday, at the ripe age of eighty-four. Mrs McClintock was born at St. Johnstone, Londonderry. When she was about eight years of age the family went to reside in Barrnead, Renfrewshire, Scotland. After remaining there a number of years they sailed for Lyttelton, where they arrived in 1862. The family lived in Christchurch, where Mrs McLintock's marriage look place, Mr Joseph McClintock having accompanied the family from Scotland. After spending four years in Christchurch they decided to come to South Canterbury, arriving by boat at Timaru. They finally settled at Waitohi, where they remained for about thirty years. They then went to Temuka to live, where Mr McClintock, died about sixteen years ago. Mrs McClintock, who had always good health until a few weeks before her death, was of a genial and generous disposition, and a typical Scots countrywoman, retaining many of the old Scots customs and mannerisms to the end. She leaves two brothers, Mr W. Currie, Waikaia, Southland, and Mr J. Currie, Timaru, and two sisters, Mrs Marshall and Mrs Wixon, of Temuka, and eight surviving children of a family of ten, seven daughters and one son, about forty grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Otago Witness, 16 May 1906, Page 47
MACDONALD — On the 14th May, at Waimate. Anne Macdonald, mother of Mrs P. J. Wain.

Otago Daily Times 1 July 1898, Page 2 MacKAY
Mackay.— On the 30lh June, at Upper York place, at the residence of her son-in-law (W. F. Cuthbertson), Isabella Ferguson, relict of Robert Mackay, Roslyn in her eighty-sixth year.

Timaru Herald, 1 July 1898, Page 2
Another old identity, Mrs Robert Mackay, passed away in Dunedin yesterday morning at the advanced age of 84. It is nearly 40 years since Mrs Mackay arrived in the colony with her husband and family, settling first in Dunedin, then in Oamaru for a time, and again returning to Dunedin. Mrs Mackay was well known in this district, having after the death of her husband, lived in Timaru with her daughter, Mrs W. F. Cuthbertson, for some years. Up to the last few months she was hale and hearty, and could get about without assistance. Of a kindly and cheerful disposition she was much respected by all who knew her. Two of her sons are well known in the printing trade, the eldest, Mr Joseph Mackay, having started the Bruce Herald and Mackay's Southland and Otago Almanac, while the other, Mr John Mackay, is the Government Printer. Mr Andrew Mackay, for many years one of the Bank of New Zealand managers and at present manager for the Assets Board in Christchurch, is another son.  

Elizabeth McGIMPSEY (?Miss Elizabeth Moore)
Northern Advocate 27 September 1920, Page 2
MRS J. McGIMPSEY There passed away at Timaru on September 23, one of the oldest colonists of that district, Mrs J. McGimpsey, in her 78th year. The deceased was the relic of the late William John Fulton and later of the late James McGimpsey. The deceased shared the hardships early, colonists, coming out to New Zealand in the East India Company's ship "Bluejacket," and landing at Lyttelton 65 years ago. Mrs MCGimipsey is survived by five sons and three daughters— Messrs J. Fulton, Christchurch; W. J. Fulton, Timaru; T. N. Fulton, Railways, Whangarei; G. Fulton, Fairlie; J. McGimpsey, Oamaru; Mrs K. McLennan and Mrs H. Allen, Timaru; and Mrs M. McLeod, Auckland; also 23 grandchildren.

New Zealand Tablet, 31 October 1901, Page 19
It is with feelings of deep regret we have to record the death, on the 22nd inst., of a very old and respected Catholic resident of Timaru in the person of Mrs Anne McKennah, relict of the late Thomas M'Kennah. The deceased was born in Dublin, and arrived in the Colony many years ago. She had been ailing for some months, but it was not until a few week previous to her death that any serious consequences were apprehended. During her illness she had the constant spiritual ministrations of the Rev. Father Tubman and the Rev. Father Aubry. Her last moments were consoled by the administration of the rites of the Church of which she was a devoted member. Her genial manner and good qualities made for her a large circle of friends, by whom she was highly respected. The remains were taken to the Church of the Sacred Heart on Thursday, 24th inst., at 8 a.m., and a Solemn Requiem Mass was offered up for the repose of her soul. The funeral, which was representative of the esteem in which the deceased was held by her many friends, took place in the afternoon. The Rev. Father Tubman conducted the burial service. The coffin was borne to the grave by Messrs J. Cunningham, J. Sullivan, P. Kane, and T Egan There was a very large number of wreaths, amongst which was a very beautiful one from the choir, of which her family were prominent members. There is a family of three left to mourn the loss of their devoted mother— viz.. Miss Ellen M'Kennah and Messrs John M'Kennah (of Dunedin) and Thomas M'Kennah, and to these we tender our sincerest sympathy in their bereavement.— R.I.P.

Press, 27 March 1929, Page 5 [James Methven m. Martha McKegg in 1896]
Temuka people will regret to learn of the death of Mrs James Methven, which occurred at Timaru on Sunday. The deceased was the wife of Mr James Methven, who for some time was headmaster of the Temuka District High School. The late Mrs Methven was possessed of a charming personality, which won for her many friends in Temuka and the surrounding district. Since removing from Temuka she had resided in Timaru, her husband being headmaster of the South School there. Her two daughters are the teachers of the Watt-Lowry School, which is attached to the Bramwell Booth Boys' Home.

Press, 16 August 1932, Page 5 [Florence Warrington married Herbert MARRIOTT in 1904]
Mrs Marriott was a native of Glossop, England, and came to New Zealand in 1899. She joined her uncle, Mr John Jackson, Timaru, and was a companion to Mrs Jackson. She travelled extensively with her uncle on business trips to the West Coast and other parts of New Zealand and Australia. She was married to Mr Herbert Marriott in Timaru in 1904. She was a staunch member of the Banks Street Church, and a prominent worker and committee member of the Church Guild and other organisations. Mrs Marriott survived by her husband, one daughter, Miss Irene Marriott, and one son, Mr John Warrington Marriott. 

Press, 22 September 1923, Page 2 Mrs Johanna Moore
Another pioneer of South Canterbury passed away at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr P. Fitzsimmons, Cust, on September 5th, in the person of Mrs Johanna Moore. Deceased, who was 80 years of age, was born in County Limerick, Ireland. At the age of 20 years she went to Australia, remaining there for a few years. She married the late Michael Moore, and came to New Zealand about 55 years ago, residing in North Canterbury for a few years. Mr and Mrs Moore then removed to South Canterbury where they purchased a property in the Waitohi Flat district, and farmed it successfully for over 40 years. Ten years ago Mr and Mrs Moore retired, and they lived in Temuka until the death of Mr Moore seven years ago. Since then she had been living with members of the family in North Canterbury. The late Mrs Moore was always to the fore in cases of sickness and distress, and her home was well known for the kindness and hospitality extended to all who called. She had been in failing health for some time, and her end was not unexpected. The funeral took place at Temuka, and the very large number of people who followed the remains to the graveside showed the esteem in which she was held. One son and one daughter predeceased her. She leaves a family of three sons—William (Timaru), John (Waitohi), and James (Ashburton), and four daughters —Mrs Fitzsimmons, Mrs Gillon (Cust), Mrs Beattie (Ashley), and Mrs Costello (Blenheim).

Press, 14 April 1934, Page 6 Annie Morris died 20 April 1934
Fairlie. By the death of Mrs Morris, at "Eversley." Fairlie, at the age of 87, the district has lost another of the few remaining pioneers. She was born in Culinington, Radnorshire, England, on September 21, 1840. She was married in 1868. Mrs Morris and her husband made their home in Shropshire, With their three children, they came to New Zealand by the sailing ship Opawa in 1880. They arrived at Lyttelton, and went to live temporarily in Geraldine. They then went to "Eversley" in 1881, the family travelling in a tip-dray, which was the ordinary means of transport in those days. They built their home in 1880, and Mrs Morris resided there up till the time of her death. Mrs Morris was very widely known in the district as a maternity nurse. Mrs Morris's two sons died in 1895 and 1901 respectively, and her husband died in 1912. Mrs Morris is survived by her two daughters, Mrs Young (Fairlie) and Mrs Annals (Timaru).  [Martha Morris married Walter Annals in 1919]

Press, 31 December 1928, Page 2 LATE MRS CATHERINE MEYER
There passed away at her residence, Shearman street, Waimate, Mrs Catherine Meyer, widow of the late Mr Herman Meyer, an old and much respected resident of the Waimate district. Mrs Meyer, whose maiden name was Kriete, was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1847, coming to South Canterbury, New Zealand, m 1865, where she met Mr Meyer. They were married at Timaru in 1870 by the Rev. George Barclay, and for lour years afterwards lived on the outskirts or the bush near Waimate. The great fire of 1878 forced them to abandon their home there, and they went to Waituna to live, where Mr Meyer established his home at Rosehill, which he farmed successfully for thirty six years, coming to Waimate m 1914 to live in retirement. After forty years in New Zealand, Mr and Mrs Meyer took a trip to Hanover, and New York to visit relations. Mr Meyer died in 1915, and for a great part of the time since then, Mrs Meyer had lived alone in her house in Sherman street. She was a very' popular woman, who will be much missed, especially m Church circles. The surviving members of her family are: Mrs Entrican, Auckland, Mrs H. H. Darfield, Mrs L. McMasters, wife of the Rev. Mr McMasters minister of First Peter's Presbyterian Church, Christchurch, and Messrs H H. and John Meyer, of Hook, Mr F. J. Meyer of Waituna. and Mr R. D. Kauroo Hill, Oamaru. There are 28 grandchildren.

Press, 16 November 1934, Page 2 MRS A. NICHOLAS [Augusta Morris married Alfred Nicholas in 1886]
Mrs Augusta Nicholas, whose death occurred recently at Temuka, was born in the Isle of Wight, and came to New Zealand, with her parents, in the s.s. Waitangi in the year 1879. After staying a few months in Christchurch the family settled at Temuka, and in 1886 Mrs Nicholas was married to Mr A. Nicholas. She was a staunch member of the Anglican Church, and took a great interest in its activities. She leaves a family of three daughters. Mrs F. Curtis (Wellington), Mrs P. Collins (Wellington), and Mrs M. Hughes (Timaru) and three sons, Messrs L., and V. Nicholas (Temuka) and D. Nicholas (Marton). Many friends attended the funeral, which took place at the Temuka cemetery, and a large number of floral tributes were sent. The services at St. Peter's Church and at the graveside were conducted by the Rev. C. L. Mountfort. Pallbearers were Messrs W. McCallum, sen.. H.H. Hutchison, and A. W. Buzan (Temuka), and three brothers of Mrs Nicholas, Messrs D. Morris (Palmerston North), A. Morris (Hamilton), and R. Morris (Temuka).

Auckland Star, 3 August 1934, Page 3
Born in London in 1857, a month before the death of King William IV., Mrs. Charlotte Nicholson, who died this week at her home in Sherborne Street, St. Albans, was probably the last person in Christchurch to have lived in the reigns of four sovereigns. Mrs. Nicholson celebrated her 97th birthday on May 21 last. The most romantic incident in Mrs. Nicholson's long life was her narrow escape from death in 1874, when she was to have been a passenger for New Zealand on the Cospatrick. She find her first husband, Mr. James E. Hasell, intended sailing by this ship, but owing to some mistake in the berthing, they had to postpone their departure. On that voyage the Cospatrick was burned at sea off the west coast of Africa, only two of her complement of 400 surviving. Mr. and Mrs. Hasell came to New Zealand by the Star of India, making their home in Christchurch, where Mr. Hasell followed his trade as a builder and played a big part in the erection of some of the earliest buildings of Christchurch. Mr. Hasell died nearly forty years ago, and after about twenty years of widowhood she married Mr. Henry Nicholson and went to live with, him near Temuka, where her husband was engaged in farming pursuits. During her residence in Temuka, Mrs. Nicholson gained the affection of a large circle of friends, both through association in church work and by her general kindliness. On the death of Mr. Nicholson, Mrs. Nicholson lived in Auckland with a daughter for some time, but then returned to Christchurch, where she has lived in retirement for the past twelve years. Mrs. Nicholson enjoyed the esteem of many friends, and she was the oldest living member of the Edgeware Road Methodist Church. These friends, and her descendants, many of whom are resident in Christchurch, never allowed her birthday to pass without due celebration, and only two months ago there was a cheerful little party arranged for her 97th birthday. Mrs. Nicholson came of a long-lived family. She had a sister aged 92 in England, and brothers aged 80 and 81 in New Zealand. Her eldest son died at the age of 70, and she was a cousin of Mr. Samuel Manning, who died recently at the age of 91. Apart from a slight deafness, Mrs. Nicholson enjoyed remarkably good health and had a keen memory, being able to re-call events in London 90 years ago. Mrs. Nicholson is survived by five sons, Messrs. Edward, George, Alfred, Charles and Samuel Hasell and one daughter, Mrs. F. Henley, of Auckland. There are seventeen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Timaru Herald 25 February 1903 Page 2  Mrs Mary Gerity married Mr  Thomas O'Driscoll in 1884
One of the oldest identities of Timaru, and one connected with its earliest associations, died yesterday, in the person of Mrs Thos. O'Driscoll. The deceased lady arrived here in 1860 with her husband, Mr M. Gerity, under an engagement with the late Mr M. Studholme, of Waimate, and after about eighteen months' there, came to Timaru and started one of the first boarding-houses on the site now occupied by the Old Bank Hotel. Mr Chisholm, on behalf of the Bank of New Zealand, bought out the site and started the first branch of the bank there, which accounts for the origin of the name of the present hotel. Subsequently Mrs O'Driscoll removed to what was at that time considered a pretentious building on the site now occupied by Messrs Davies and Murphy's, drapers, and again shifting, built the Hibernian Hotel, the old building now standing next the present Hibernian. .At that, time it was considered one of the most commodious houses in Timaru. In 1867 Mr Gerity died, and two years later she married Mr Thos. O'Driscoll, who erected the present Hibernian Hotel, arriving here when scarcely a respectable building dotted the coastline, when many of the pioneers were very happy in the possession of a tent. Mrs O'Driscoll lived to see Timaru advance to its present proportions, and will no doubt be missed by many of the early pioneers of the .town who bore the heat and burthen' of 'the clay. She leaves two daughters (Mrs M. F. Dennehy and Mrs Wm. O'Driscoll) and three sons to mourn her loss.

Timaru Herald, 2 July 1914, Page 3 MRS. JAMES OLIVER [James Oliver married Ellen Josling in 1877]
There passed away on June 28th at Timaru another of Canterbury's old and much respected pioneers, in the person of Mrs Jas. Oliver, of Surrey Downs, Pleasant Point. The deceased lady was the eldest daughter of the late John Josling of "Stratford Grove" Rangiora, and came out to the colonial, an infant, with her parents in the ship 'Travancore' which arrived in Lyttelton three months after the first four ships. In the year she was married to Mr Jas. Oliver, and in that year came to reside in South Canterbury, living there up to the time of her death. The deceased, who leaves a husband and family of four sons and three daughters, was buried at Pleasant Point Cemetery on Tuesday, the funeral being attended by a large number of relatives and friends.

Press, 21 September 1927, Page 4 MRS JANE OPIE
Another of South Canterbury's pioneers in the person of Mrs Jane Opie passed away at her late-residence, Winchester, recently at the age of 85. The late Mrs Opie was born in Carnmenellis, a small village in Cornwall, in 1842. She was married in 1860 to the late Mr John Opie, who predeceased her seven years ago. They left England for New Zealand immediately after the marriage and arrived in Timaru by the ship Glenmark later in the same year. They went straight on to Waimate, where they resided for 26 years. The family were all born in Waimate. Leaving Waimate in 1891, they came to Winchester to reside, the late Mr John Opie and two sons going into business as butchers, bakers, and general storekeepers. The late Mrs Opie, by her kindly sympathy, endeared herself to all who knew her, and she was highly respected throughout the district. The late Mrs Opie was a valued member of the Temuka Methodist Church for many years. She was also a member of St. John's Church at Winchester. She was also a member of the Methodist Ladies' Guild, Temuka, the Mothers' 'Union, and the St. John's Ladies' Guild. She leaves two brothers—Mr A. C. Collins (Johannesburg) and Mr N. Collins (Redruth). She also leaves a family of nine, seven of whom are still living in Winchester. The funeral took place on Thursday, the cortege being a lengthy one. The service at the house and graveside was conducted by the Rev. R. Richards, of Temuka. The bearers were: Mr A. H. Opie (grandson), Mr R. A. Collins (nephew), Messrs J. de Renzy and W. J. Moore (sons-in-law). Many beautiful wreaths and floral tributes were sent by:—Mr and Mrs C. A. Opie and family, Mr and Mrs W. J. Moore, Mr and Mrs J. de Renzy, Miss M. Opie, Mrs G. T. South and family, Mr A. C. Collins (Johannesburg, S.A.), Collins family (Ashburton), Mr and Mrs C. A. Opie and family, "Menorlue," Mr and Mrs H. Holdgate, Mr and Mrs R. Maddren and family, Harrison family, the Mothers' Union, St. John's Ladies' Guild, Temuka Methodist Guild, Miss Mattie Robertson, Mrs W. Boston, Mr and Mrs W. Norman and family, Mrs A. T. Langford and Mr and Mrs J. S. Lee, Mr and Mrs T. H. Langford, Mr and Mrs L. H. Orbell, Mr and Mrs J. C. South and family, Miss E. M. Aitken, Mr and Mrs H. E. Smith, Mrs T. Galletley, and Mr and Mrs W. Pearce.

Evening Post, 18 October 1933, Page 13
LONDON, September 13. With much regret is recorded the death of Mrs. Orbell, widow of Mr. C. N. Orbell, The Levels, Timaru, who passed away at her London residence yesterday. For some weeks Mrs. Orbell had been seriously ill, and small hopes were entertained of her recovery. During the spell of hot weather she contracted pneumonia. Other complications ensued, which the patient could not combat. Throughout her illness she was remarkably cheerful. The end came very peacefully after, several days of unconsciousness. Her two daughters were with her continuously, and for them much sympathy is expressed in, their bereavement. Mrs. Orbell's remains are to be cremated at Golder's Green.

Press, 20 September 1935, Page 2 MRS G. H. PATRICK [George Henry Patrick married Jane Harriet Button in 1888]
The death occurred recently at the home of her daughter, Mrs C. Taylor, Winchmore, of Mrs G. H. Patrick, who was a well-known and widely respected resident of Geraldine. Mrs Patrick was the daughter of Mr and Mrs R. T. Button, of Peel Forest, and was born in Taranaki in 1857. Her parents arrived in New Zealand about 1851, when Mr Button took up an area of bush in Taranaki and commenced milling operations. They resided in Taranaki until war was feared with the Maoris, when they removed to Kaiapoi, and later to Little River, Mr Button continuing in the timber and building trades. Later they removed to Leeston, where Mr Button was engaged in farming, and in 1874 he took up a large tract of bush at Peel Forest and started the first steam mill there. There were no houses then, at the present township, and he was obliged to build a dwelling Mrs Patrick resided at Peel Forest, and after her marriage to Mr Patrick in 1888 went to live at Geraldine, where her husband was m business until 1894, when he took up a farm lat Arundel, where they lived for 14 I years. Subsequently they resided in Christchurch and at Kirwee, but eventually returned to Geraldine, living at Raukapuka, and later at Walhi terrace. Mrs Patrick is survived by Mr Patrick and one son, Mr Robert Patrick (Auckland), and one daughter, Mrs C. Taylor (Winchmore). Another son, Mr James Patrick, was killed during the Great War. The funeral was largely attended, and the service was conducted by Canon J. F. Coursey. Pall-bearers at Winchmore were Messrs H. M. Verrall W. R. Hammond, B. Evans, J. W. Wright, J. J. O'Grady, and W. A. Andersen, and Messrs F. R. Flatman, K. Mackenzie, W. Fyfe, B. Logan, G. Borrell, and L. J. Bennington were the pail-bearers at Geraldine.

Press, 6 May 1929, Page 8 Mrs Margaret PATTON
The death of Mrs Margaret Patton, which took place last week, removes from the district a very old and much respected resident. The late Mrs Patton was born in County Down, Ireland, 80 years ago. At the age of 23 she married the late Mr Patton, who, in the year 1883 arrived in New Zealand, together with Mr and Mrs McCully and family. A year later the late Mrs Patton followed her husband and parents, and on arrival in New Zealand, the couple took up a farm at Clandeboye, where they remained for about 20 years. They then sold out, and established a home on another property at Seadown. The late Mr Patton's health gave way, however, and they disposed of this farm and took up residence in Guild's road, Temuka, some fifteen years ago. Two years later Mr Patton passed away. Mrs Patton always enjoyed good health, until about six years ago, and since that time she has been more or less an invalid. She was the oldest of a family of fifteen, the surviving members being: Mrs Gudex, Mrs Milliken, and Mrs Boyd, all of Temuka, and Mr W. McCully (Seadown), Mr H. S. McCully (Timaru), and the Rev. R. McCully (Hastings). Mr S. McCully died some four months ago. The exceptionally large, attendance at the funeral, which took place on Tuesday afternoon, was an eloquent testimony of the high respect in which the late Mrs Patton was held in the community. The Rev. H. R. Pell conducted the ceremonies at the house and also at the graveside; and the pall bearers were six nephews of the deceased lady, namely: Messrs J. McCully (Seadown), W. McCully ("Thorngreen"), Robert and Hugh Milliken (Temuka), Denis Crossman (Milford), and H. Milliken (Timaru). A very large number of beautiful tokens were received from sympathising friends.

Press, 25 June 1928, Page 4
Mrs Jane Philp, widow of Mr William Philp (who predeceased her at Winchester five and a half years ago), passed away at her residence, Winchester, early on Sunday morning, the 17th inst., after a long and painful illness. The deceased was born at Polseoe, Cornwall, in 1848. She was married to the late Mr William Philp at St. Winnow's Church, Cornwall, in 1870. In 1874 she and her husband came to New Zealand in the ship Helen Denny, landing at Napier after a voyage of thirteen weeks. In 1875 they came to South Canterbury and entered the employ of Mr Roberts, who was then manager for Mr John Grigg at "Trevenna." Four years subsequently Mr Philp took up his residence at Winchester and started a business as a coal merchant and carrier, which ho successfully carried on until a short time before his decease. There was a family of six, five daughters and one son—Mrs E, Eager (Timaru), Mrs T. Connolly, Mrs C. P. Hawke, Mrs C. Niles (all of Winchester), Mrs F. Pickett (Morrinsville), and Mr J. Philp (Winchester). The funeral took place at Temuka on Tuesday, and was conducted by the Rev. G. N. Watson. The pall-bearers were Messrs H. A. Philp, E. Philp, C. P. Hawke, and C. Niles.

Press, 25 June 1928, Page 4
Mrs Jane Philp, widow of Mr William Philp (who predeceased her at Winchester five and a half years ago), passed away at her residence, Winchester, early on Sunday morning, the 17th inst., after a long and painful illness. The deceased was born at Polseoe, Cornwall, in 1848. She was married to the late Mr William. Philp at St. Winnow's Church, Cornwall, in 1870. In 1874 she and her husband came to New Zealand in the ship Helen Denny, landing at Napier after a voyage of thirteen weeks. In 1875 they came to South Canterbury and entered the employ of Mr Roberts, who was then manager for Mr John Grigg at "Trevenna." Four years subsequently Mr Philp took up his residence at Winchester and started a business as a coal merchant and carrier, which ho successfully carried on until a short time before his decease. There was a family of six, five daughters and one son—Mrs E, Eager (Timaru), Mrs T. Connolly, Mrs C. P. Hawke, Mrs C. Niles (all of Winchester), Mrs F. Pickett (Morrinsville), and Mr J. Philp (Winchester). The funeral took place at Temuka on Tuesday, and was conducted by the Rev. G. N. Watson. The pall-bearers were Messrs H. A. Philp, E. Philp, C. P. Hawke, and C. Niles. Funeral. The funeral of the late Mr Rundel John Millard took place on Saturday afternoon, and was attended by members of the Lodge St. George, No. 29, and members of sister lodges. The Rev. R. Taylor conducted the first part of the service, and the Rev. G. W. Watson read the Masonic service. The pallbearers were Messrs A. Meek, H. Anderson, L. Nicholas, R. Lyall, W. Mackie, and J. Boocock.

Timaru Herald, 22 September 1914, Page 9 MRS JAMES PHILP [James Pringle Philp married Helen Sturrock in 1863]
The death is announced of Mrs James Philp, one of the earliest residents of Wai-iti, Timaru. Mrs Philp was born in Arbroath, Scotland, seventy-four years ago and came out to New Zealand in the sailing ship Matoaka in 1860, marrying Mr James Philp two years later. They took up their residence in Timaru, where they remained until a few years ago, when they removed to Christchurch. The late Mr Philp was a well-known bridge contractor and ironmonger who died seven years ago. Mrs Philp was well known and respected by all who knew her and made many friends, and was beloved by her family of eight sons and four daughters, of whom four sons and three daughters are still living. Mrs Philp died at her son-in-law's residence, Mr R J. Whyte, Windsor Terrace, Christchurch. Her remains will be conveyed to Timaru for interment.

Evening Post, 29 June 1937, Page 16
The death occurred yesterday of one of the early pioneers in the person of Mrs. M. A. Power, of 62 Nairn Street. Born in Ireland, Mrs. Power came to New Zealand with her husband 64 years ago, arriving and settling .in Timaru in 1873. After conducting a business in Timaru for seven years the family moved to Wellington in 1890. Of a pleasing and endearing. personality, Mrs. Power won the esteem and respect of all with whom she came in contact. For the past 30 years she was an esteemed and respected member of the congregation of St. Mary's Church, Boulcott Street. Her husband predeceased her twenty years ago. She is survived by a family of one son, Mr. J.W. Power, of the Wellington Post Office staff, and three daughters, Mrs. P. J. Kelleher, Mrs. P. D. Hoskins, and Miss K. Power, twelve grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. The interment takes place tomorrow after a Requiem Mass at St. Mary's, Boulcott Street, at 9 a.m.

Press, 8 August 1938, Page 2 MRS MARY ANN PRATT
The death occurred recently at Raukapuka, Geraldine, of Mrs Mary Ann Pratt, widow of Mr Henry R. S. Pratt Born at Greenwich in 1851, Mrs Pratt left England by the Merope at the age of 20 with her twin sister and her brother, Mr Charles Trengrove. They landed in surf boats on their arrival at Timaru, and left by waggonette to join their brother. Mr T. G. Trengrove, at Waihi (now Woodbury). A month later Mrs Pratt went to Geraldine, where she was employed at the store and post office owned by Mr W. Grimmer. The following year she was married to Mr Henry R. S. Pratt, a painter, of Temuka, and resided there for seven years. Later she went to Geraldine, where she resided at "Surrey Villa’’ until the time of her death. Although of a retiring disposition, she made many friends and was a home lover who spent a happy time with her family. She retained vivid recollect/ions of early days in the Geraldine district. Mrs Pratt’s husband predeceased her 19 years ago, and she is survived by a family of four daughters and two sons—Mesdames C. Stock (Geraldine), E. R. McDonald (Christchurch), C. McDonald (Brisbane), Miss L. Pratt (Geraldine). Messrs H. S. Pratt (Arundel) and F. G. Pratt (Orari Bridge). There are 24 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. The Rev. F. O. Prosser conducted the funeral services at the home and at the graveside. The pall-bearers were four grandsons—Messrs Henry Pratt (Clandeboye), Philip Stock (Geraldine), Frederick Pratt (Orari Bridge), and Roderick McDonald (Christchurch).

New Zealand Tablet, 13 November 1902, Page 19
It is with regret (writes our Waimate correspondent) I have to chronicle the death of Mrs Nicholas Quinn, which took place at her residence, Bellview, Makikihi, on November 3. The deceased lady had been ailing for a long time, but it was not until a week before her death that it was thought serious consequences would result. In her illness she was attended by the Rev. Father Regnault, and died most peacefully, fortified by the rites of Holy Church. The funeral left Makikihi on Wednesday morning for Timaru, arriving there at 10 o'clock, when a Requiem Mass was offered up by the Rev. Father Regnault. At 2.30 the funeral left the church for the Timaru cemetery, the remains being followed by a large concourse of mourners. The Very Rev. Dean Foley (representing his Lordship Bishop Grimes) officiated at the graveside, assisted by the Rev. Fathers Tubman and Regnault.  

Press, 13 January 1936, Page 2 Mrs J. M'K RADFORD
The death occurred recently at the Timaru Public Hospital of Mrs Jane McKay Radford, widow of Mr James William Radford. Mrs Radford, who was 64 years of age, was a daughter of Mr and Mrs McLeod, and was born at Orari Gorge station in 1871. Later her father was employed by Mr Angus Macdonald at "Pakahi," and with her brothers she attended the Orton School, completing her education at the Temuka School. She married Mr J. W. Radford 42 years ago, and had resided in the Temuka district ever since. Mrs Radford was an accomplished amateur vocalist and for a long period was an enthusiastic member of the Temuka; Caledonian Society. All her life she maintained a keen interest in the Presbyterian Church, and this interest was maintained by her family. Her husband predeceased her 20 years ago, and she leaves a family of six daughters and one son—Mesdames M. McKenna and J. Shelton (Timaru), J. Liddle (Temuka), and Misses Tui, Waka and Lorna Radford, and Mr Stuart Radford (Temuka), two brothers, Messrs R. McLeod (Christchurch) and J. A. McLeod (Clyde), and four halfbrothers, Messrs D. (North Island), J. (Temuka), W. (Timaru), and C. McLeod (Fairlie), and one grandchild. The funeral took place at the Temuka cemetery, the services at the home and at the graveside being conducted by the Rev. C. A. Kennedy. The pallbearers were Mrs Radford's three sons in-law, Messrs M. McKenna, J. Liddle, and J. Shelton, and Mr J. McLeod.

Press, 9 August 1937, Page 2 MRS SUSAN RAY
The death occurred recently of Mrs Susan Alice Ray, who had resided in Geraldine for nearly 40 years. Mrs Ray, who was in her sixtieth year, was the third daughter of the late Mr and Mrs G. Wood, of Woodbury. About 40 years ago Miss Wood married Mr Charles E. Ray, who was employed at the Orari Gorge station, and who subsequently conducted a saddlery business at Geraldine until his death about eight years ago. Mrs Ray is survived by three sons, Messrs Walter Ray (New Plymouth), Roland Ray (Christchurch), and Cecil Ray (Geraldine), and two daughters, Mesdames James Hunter (Waimate) and Geoffrey Thorp (Gisborne). Canon J. P. Coursey conducted the funeral services, and the pall-bearers were Mrs Ray’s brothers, Messrs G. H. Wood (Orari), E, C. Wood (Ashburton), P. J. Wood (Geraldine), and L. T. Wood (Timaru).

Press, 23 October 1937, Page 2
The death occurred suddenly at her home, Eastbourne, Wellington, last week of Mrs Celine Rodgers, widow of Mr James Edward Rodgers, of Christchurch. Mrs Rodgers was a daughter of Mr Emil Hall, of Timaru, and was educated at the convent there. After her-marriage she lived for many years in Christchurch, and about 13 years ago moved to Wellington. She was well known for her kindly and charitable nature, which won her many friends. She leaves two daughters. Mrs S. Otley (Sumner) and Mrs C. Marchant (Invercargill), and two sons, Messrs Emil and Noel Rodgers, both of Wellington. The interment took place at the Linwood cemetery, the Rev. Father P. Timoney officiating at the graveside.

Press, 20 April 1929, Page 5 Mrs Mary Rooney
The funeral of the late Mrs Mary Rooney took place on Tuesday morning at the Timaru Cemetery. The service at the graveside was performed by the Rev. A. J. H. Dow. The deceased was born in County Tyrone in 1836 and arrived in Timaru in 1865 and her death marked the passing of another of New Zealand's pioneers. Her kindly disposition won her the esteem of all with whom she came in contact. She leaves a family of daughters and one son to mourn their loss. She was a staunch member of Trinity Presbyterian Church as far back as the ministry of the late Rev. G. Barclay.

Press, 3 November 1922, Page 7
One of the very old Canterbury settlers, Mrs Eleanor Rutland, wife of Mr G Rutland, of Temuka, passed away after a brief illness on Monday last, in her 82nd year. Mrs Rutland (nee Lanzridge) was born at Maresfield, came to New Zealand in 1858, in the "Indiana," landing at, Lyttelton. After her marriage at St. Michael's Church Christchurch on Christmas Day 1862, Mrs Rutland lived for some years in Christchurch, and in 1870 settled in South Canterbury. Mrs Rutland, who maintained a wonderful virility until a few days preceding her death, was an exemplary and very lovable example of womanhood and motherhood. She is survived by her husband and one son, Mr Percy Rutland of Christchurch, and one Mrs E Whitehead, of Temuka. Her son John who was a known warrant officer in the N.Z.R.A., died some years ago.

Grey River Argus 5 January 1912, Page 5
Two old residents of Timaru passed away to-day, viz., Frances Sarah, widow of E. P. Sealy, provincial surveyor and Alpine explorer of the early days, aged 56 years, and Mary widow of Richard Turnbull for many years M.H.R. for Timaru aged 83 years. Mrs Turnbull had been an invalid for a long time.

Press, 27 February 1940, Page 2 MRS MARY SMART
The death of Mrs Mary Smart, which occurred at her home at Burke’s Pass recently, removes another of the early pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. As a girl of 19 (then Mary Greig) she set sail from Ross-shire with her aunt, Mrs Donald Bain, on the Pleiades, in 1874, and landed by surf-boat at Timaru. She made her home in the Tekapo district until 1877, when she was married to Mr Elijah Smart, one of the Canterbury pilgrims, who arrived by the Randolph, one of the First Four Ships. Mr and Mrs Smart made their first home in the Mackenzie Country, first with Mr Sibald, of Sawdon, and Lily Bank, and later at Simon’s Hill. Finally they retired to their farm at Burke’s Pass. Mrs Smart is survived by a family of five daughters: Mrs W. Manning (Wellington), Mrs W. Manning (Temuka), Mrs V. Howes (Albury), Mrs J. Struthers (Mona Vale), and Mrs J Willetts (Burke’s Pass). The funeral, which was a private one, took place at the Burke’s Pass cemetery. Many floral tributes were received.

Press, 21 June 1932, Page 2 MRS E. J. SOUTH
The death occurred recently of Mrs Elizabeth Jane South, of Winchester. Mrs South was born at Mosgiel 26 years ago and was a daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Rankin, of Mosgiel. Mrs South received her education at the North Taieri School, and after leaving school went to reside in Dunedin. Later on she joined the Dunedin Hospital nursing staff. About six years ago she went to Orari to reside, and shortly alter took up a position with Mrs G. A. M. Macdonald. Three years ago she was married to Mr Norman South, of Winchester. When living in Orari Mrs South was a member of the Oran Ladies' Miniature Rifle Club and the Tennis Club. She also was instrumental in forming the Winchester Ladies' Miniature Rifle Club. Mrs South is survived by her husband and a baby daughter. The funeral, which took place on Saturday at the Temuka, cemetery, was largely attended. Many wreaths were sent. The Rev. C. A. Kennedy conducted the services at the house and the graveside. Messrs A. and L. Rankin, F. M. Priddle and R. South were the bearers.

New Zealand Tablet 4 December 1919 Page 33 MRS. MARGARET STACK, LYALDALE
There passed away at the residence of her husband, Lyallale, St. Andrews, Margaret late wife of Mr. John Stack, after a prolonged illness which terminated rather unexpectedly on All Saints Day (Nov. 1). During her illness she was constantly attended by one of the priests from Timaru. The deceased was a devout and fervent Catholic, and will be much missed by all with whom she came in contact. A native of Co. Kerry, she came to N.Z. in the seventies, and resided ever since in South Canterbury for the last 20 years in St. Andrews. She is survived by her husband and family of 12 nine daughters and three sons. Two daughters are members of the Order of the Sisters of St. Joseph, (Sister Irene, Taumaruriui; and Sister Chrysostom, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay). The other members of the family left to mourn their loss are Misses Mary, Norah; Margaret, Kitty, Lucy, and Gertie Stack (St. Andrews), Mr. John Stack (Woodbury), and Mr. Thos. Stack (St. Andrews).R.l.P.

Timaru Herald, 10 December 1912, Page 7 MRS. MAURICE STACK
In the Woodbury cemetery yesterday the last rites of friendship were paid to the memory of a sterling early settler in South Canterbury, Mrs Maurice Stack, who passed away after a comparatively brief illness in Timaru on Friday last. For five and thirty years or so, her husband was well-known as a farmer in the Fairview district, and Mrs Stack was an excellent helpmeet. Her name, as many will remember, appeared for many successive years in the prize lists of Timaru Shows as chief prize-taker for butter, and trophies won by the excellence of her exhibits formed quite a notable collection. Moreover, no farmer's wife in the district had a higher reputation for hospitality a trait that doubtless had been cultivated by a sojourn of some years in the Mackenzie Country. The late Mrs Stack came out to Lyttelton a young unmarried woman in the Blue Jacket about 1867 or 1868, and then down to Timaru, where she saw the Great Fire of '68. After marriage, Mrs Stack went with her husband to Haldon Station, Mackenzie Country, then held by Messrs Smith, Dennistoun and Wallace, and after spending about four years there. Mr and Mrs Stack began a successful career on a farm at Fairview. from which they retired to live m Timaru about four years ago. The deceased's only surviving child is a daughter Mrs F. Flatman, of Woodbury. The funeral took place at Woodbury.

Evening Post, 30 June 1933, Page 11
MRS. J. R. STANSELL. The funeral took place on Wednesday from St. James Church, Lower Hutt, of the late Mrs. C. M. Stansell, widow of the late. Mr. John Rainbow Stansell, whose death occurred on Tuesday, after a short illness. The late Mrs. Stansell was born at Gravesend; England in 1850, and arrived at Lyttelton with her parents the following year in the ship Cornwall. On arrival at Lyttelton, the womenfolk had to remain on board ship while the men went ashore and built huts for them. Her early life was spent at Temuka, and after marriage she took up her residence in South Canterbury. The early years of her married life were spent in pioneering work in the rugged MacKenzie Country, Mrs. Stansell being one of the first women settlers. Subsequently she took up her residence in Timaru, where she was well known and greatly respected. From Timaru the family moved to the North Island, and for many years resided in Foxton. During the past twenty years of her life Mrs. Stansell lived at Lyall Bay and .Lower Hutt. She was a member of the first Hunt Club formed in New Zealand, and followed the hounds. She was of a generous and kindly nature, and always kept open house. In church and charity matters she was a very earnest but quiet, worker. Mrs. Stansell is survived by seven children—Messrs, W. F. Stansell (Palmerston North), A. C. Stansell (Swanson, Auckland), P. R. Stansell (Lower Hutt), and Mesdames W. G. Vickers (Levin), M. V. Reid (Lower Hutt), T., C. Lomas (Ngaio), and S. Raper (Featherston). She also leaves twenty-two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.- An impressive service was conducted by the Rev. H. E. K. Fry, M.A., and the Rev. H. V. C. Reynolds assisted by the Venerable Archdeacon Hansell. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Archdeacon and Mr. Reynolds, and Mr. Fry delivered an impressive address.

New Zealand Tablet, 27 October 1898, Page 20
MISS MILLIE SULLIVAN. The funeral of Miss Millie Sullivan, daughter of a most respected resident of Timaru, Mr. John Sullivan, took place on Saturday last. The deceased girl was a pupil of the Sacred Heart parish school, and a large number of her school-mates attended, marching in procession at the funeral. Being the only daughter in a family of six, her decease was much regretted. She was a great favourite amongst her schoolmates. Her illness was comparatively very short, and her demise came as a surprise to all. Father McDonald, who officiated at the grave, addressed some very appropriate remarks to the children on the death of their late companion.— R.I.P.

Star 25 May 1889, Page 3
Timaru. May 24. The. Rev Mother Sullivan, a Sister of the Sacred Heart and Principal of the Roman Catholic Girls' Parochial School, Timaru died on Thursday night from apoplexy. The deceased was forty-three years of age. She came from Chicago with other Sisters in 1880, when the Convent was opened in Timaru. She was greatly beloved by all who were acquainted with her, and as a teacher was most zealous, able, kind, and successful. She was first attacked by illness about a month ago, and was believed to be recovering. Then a relapse occurred, and another stroke carried her off.

Timaru Herald, 4 January 1917, Page 7
A private cable message announces the death of Mrs Sutter, widow of the late Captain Suttter, at one time Mayor of Timaru, chairman of the Timaru Harbour Board, and member of the House of Representatives for Geraldine. Mrs Sutter came to New Zealand with her husband in 1859. They were in Otago till 1863 when they came to Timaru. In 1866 they returned to Scotland, where they remained for some years, but again came to Timaru where they lived till Captain Sutter's death in 1903. Mrs Sutter returned to Scotland in 1914 and died on Sunday last in Aberdeen in her 82nd .Two sons survive her, one in Scotland, and the other a doctor practising England.

Timaru Herald 23 June 1948 - Death
TEMPLETON - On June 21, 1948, at Timaru, Myra Iris Templeton, loved only daughter of Mrs. A. Elder, 249 King Street, Temuka and loved mother of Jack, Val and Jim, in her 41st year.

Press, 5 May 1930, Page 7
The death occurred recently at Raukapuka of Mrs Julia Elizabeth Thatcher widow of the late John Thatcher, of "Riverside," Woodbury. She was the elder daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Robert Saville, of Upper Riccarton. Born, at "Clonton Homes" Bury St. Suffolk, she came to New Zealand with her parents sixty-six years ago. She visited England when she was twenty-five, and shortly after her return to New Zealand she married and lived at "Riverside" with her family, for thirty-five years, afterwards removing to Raukapuka, where she resided until her death. Her husband died in 1901. She is survived by three daughters and three sons, all residing in the Geraldine district. The funeral took place, at the Woodbury Cemetery, and was attended by relatives and many old friends. The service was conducted by the Rev. B. N. Blaklston. The bearers were her three sons, Messrs Eric, Gerald, and Arthur Thatcher, and son-in-law, Mr Robert Hewson. Many beautiful wreaths were sent by relatives and friends.

Press, 30 May 1931, Page 2 MRS M. E. TILBROOK [Margaret Elizabeth Guinnon married Thomas Tilbook in 1895]
The funeral of Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Tilbrook took place at the Temuka Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. After a service at the home of Mrs Tilbrook's brother, Mr T. E. Gunnion, the funeral procession, preceded by officers of the Salvation Army, the flag of the Temuka Corps, and boys of , the Bramwell Booth Home travelled via King street and High street to the Cemetery. The service at the graveside was conducted by Colonel F.W. Burton, of Wellington, and bearers were Messrs M Miller (Lyttelton), T. Elmes (Timaru), R. McCallum (Blenheim), E. Butler (Temuka). S. Shepherd (Temuka), and White (Blenheim). The chief mourners were: Mr and Mrs T. E. Gunnion, Mr and Mrs B. McCalhun (Blenheim), Mr J. C. Graham (Christchurch). Mrs A. McCormick (Ashburton). Mrs E. Johnstone (Hanmer), Miss E. Smith (Hanmer), Mrs H, Sharplin (Ashburton), Mr H. Graham (Timaru), Mr and Mrs K Taylor (Timaru), Mr and. Mrs K. Glennie (Timaru), Mr and Mrs T. Elmes (Timaru); Mr and Mrs W. O. Smith (Orari) and Misses M. and K. Gunnion (Temuka). There were many beautiful wreaths, including one from the Mayor and Councillors of Temuka, who were also present at the funeral.

Press 11 April 1931 Page 9 Mrs Elizabeth TRUMPER
The death occurred early on Thursday morning at her residence, Milford, Temuka, a widely known and respected resident. Mrs Elizabeth Trumper, wife of B. Trumper, died aged 73 years. She was born on Shropshire, England and came to New Zealand in 1864. Seventeen years later Mrs Trumper whose maiden and was Elizabeth Benbow and married Mr Ben Trumper, and the pair started married life in a little cottage on Geraldine Downs. They lived there until 1892, when they went to live at Milford, where they have resided ever since. Mrs Trumper is survived by her husband and four sons and five daughters.

Press, 4 September 1931, Page 2 MRS W. H. TUBB
The death occurred recently of Mrs W. H. Tubb, an old resident of Timaru. Mrs Tubb, whose maiden name was Targdon, came to Timaru from Cornwall in 1882 with her sister and brother. She married and lived there for some years. Mrs Tubb was a kindly woman of retiring disposition. Her brother and sister predeceased her. The bearers at the funeral were Mr A. Harris, of Dunedin (cousin), Messrs W and F. Hawkey (nephews), and Messrs W. E., C. L., and G. Tubb, of Timaru. A large number of friends attended the funeral, and Bome beautiful wreaths were sent. An impressive service was conducted at the graveside by the Revs. H. T. Peat and F. J. Shaw.

Press, 5 August 1929, Page 4
There passed away at the Timaru Hospital on Wednesday an old resident of this district, in the person of Mrs Janet Wagstaff. Deceased came from Scotland fifty years ago, and resided for some time in Dunedin, removing about forty years ago to Geraldine. For the past four or five years the late Mrs Wagstaff suffered from ill-health, and she became an Inmate of the Old People's Home, at Timaru, where she was frequently visited by friends from the district. She was a staunch supporter of the Presbyterian Church, and took a keen interest in many of its activities. The funeral, which took place at the Geraldine Cemetery on Friday, was attended by many of the deceased's old friends. The service was conducted by the Rev. W. J. Couling.

Press, 20 May 1927, Page 16
The death of an exceedingly well known resident of this district, Mrs Clara C. Wareing, relict of the late Philip Wareing, has occurred in a private hospital at Timaru. Death supervened on an operation. Mrs Wareing, who was 70 years old at the time of her death, came to New Zealand with her husband in 1875, and they immediately settled in Temuka, alternately carrying on general storekeeping and farming. Mrs Wareing had always taken a keen interest in the affairs of the town, and was always willing to assist in any movement for its betterment. She was an active church worker, and was one of the foundation members of the Tennis and Croquet Club. There were fourteen children, all of whom survive.

Press, 7 August 1917, Page 2
Nurse Annie Watt, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Duncan Watt. Balclutha North, died recently at the Sanatorium, Waipiata. Nurse Watt, who was 23 years of age, was born at Temuka, and educated at the Balclutha D.H. School. She adopted a nursing profession, and was a member of the staff of the Dunedin Hospital. About eight or nine months ago she returned home, and, taking ill, she got extended leave. Her illness gradually developed to a more serious nature, and she was taken to the Dunedin Hospital for treatment, later being removed to Waipiata.

Timaru Herald, 28 December 1920, Page 7
A cable has just been received stating that Mrs Wells, wife of Mr George Wells, of Christchurch (formerly of St. Andrews and Timaru) had died on Thursday last, at Berkley, California. Mr and Mrs Wells left Christchurch some months ago, intending to visit England and America, and they were just about to leave California for England, when Mrs Wells's death occurred When she left New Zealand, the deceased lady, was apparently in excellent health, and her sudden death will come as a great shock to her friends. Possessed of a kindly nature, Mrs Wells was one who did a great deal of good, devoting her ample means to the benefit of others rather than to herself, and Mr Wells will have the sympathy of a host of friends in his great loss.

Press, 21 May 1927, Page 4 Agnes Cain married Joseph Woodhead in 1873
Still another very old resident of this district, in the person of Mrs Agnes Woodhead, has passed away. Born in Belfast, Ireland, in the year 1854, she came to New Zealand with her parents, Mr and Mrs John Cain, in the ship Clontarf landing at Lyttelton in 1859. The family took up residence in North Canterbury for about five years, and then journeyed south by road to Temuka, bringing their stock and belongings with them. A farm in the Milford district was purchased, and in 1873 the late Mrs Woodhead was married. Her: husband died 34 years and left her with a .large family. She carried on the farm left by her late husband up to the time of her death. Mr S. Cain, of Seadown, is a brother of Mrs Woodhead, and a family of three sons and eight daughters are left to mourn their loss. 
    Temuka Leader. The late Mrs Woodhead is survived by one brother, Samuel Cain, of Seadown, and she leaves three sons and eight daughters to mourn the loss of a hard-working and devoted mother. The names of the family are:—Messrs George Blanchard, Stanley Coira and Francis Barclay Woodhead, all of Temuka; Mrs A. E. Smith (Temuka), .Mrs R. Taylor (Kerrytown),;Mrs R. Ward (Temuka), Mrs A. McDonald, (St. Andrews), Mrs H. McDonald (Woodbury), Miss J. Woodhead (Milford), and Mrs A. Beattie (Temuka) The funeral at theTemuka Cemetery.

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Timaru Herald, 24 January 1872
The following is one of the funniest printers' errors we have come across for a long time : — In the obituary notice of a lady the editor wrote : "It is feared that her husband will not be able to bear her demise," which the careless compositor, with but a change of two letters transformed to : "It is feared that her husband will not be able to wear her chemise." The horror of the bereaved husband, and of the editor, and of the mourning relatives may be imagined.