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DEATH NOTICES - Otago Times - July 1886

Journal by ngairedith

some death notices from the OTAGO TIMES 14 July 1886
- anything in italics is my addition -

ABBOTT, on the 20th June, at his late residence, Dundas street, Dunedin, after a long and painful illness, Mr Charles Abbott, contractor, late shipowner; in his 62nd year
- (in 1876 Charles tendered 53,000 for the Blueskin contract of the Dunedin and Moeraki Railway. This is equivalent to $7,730,000 in 2012, however the lowest tender of 45,000 from David Proudfoot, was accepted)

AUGHTERSON, on the 10th July, at her residence, Tomlinson's store, Princes street south (Dunedin), Alice (nee Harris), wife of Peter Aughterson; aged 57
- (Peter (1827-1916) was a brickmaker & a driver for Mr Latimer the coal merchant. He arrived in Otago in 1852 on the Joseph Fletcher and married Alice Harris in 1872. 6 months after Alice's death, 18 Jan 1887, he married Louisa Ewers. He was then 60)

BROWN, on the 26th June, at Bradford, Yorks, Gentle Brown, father of Professor Brown, of the University of Otago

BROWNE, on the 3rd July, at his mother's residence, Cairns Terrace, Upper Walker street, after a long and painful illness, John Thomas Browne; aged 25 years. Deeply regretted. Australian papers please copy

BURKE, on the 12th July, at Napier, New Zealand, William Ulick Burke, manager bank of New South Wales

CROCKER, on the 2nd July, at the residence of his son Harry (Harry Stephen Crocker), Gloucester street, Christchurch, Charles Crocker (late R.N. and H.E.I.C.S.); aged 76
- (Charles married Rosetta Semper in 1871)

De MAUS, on the 25th July, at the residence of her parents, George street, Port Chalmers, Orma, the beloved and only child of D. A. and Annie De Maus; aged 4 years and 5 months
- (daughter of David Alexander De Maus, early Otago photographer, & Ann Cooper Buchan)

DUTHIE, on the 2nd July, at his parents'residence, Union street, after a short illness, Edward, youngest son of James and Jean Duthie; aged 2 years and 6 months

FITZGERALD, on the 19th April, at Roxburgh, Honorie Tracey Fitzgerald, native of Waterpark, County Clare, Ireland, relict of the late Michael Fitzgerald
- (Honora/Honorie was 74)

GEORGE, on the 5th July, at Berwick (accidentally drowned), Emma Rose, infant daughter of Thomas and Ellen George; aged 1 year and 17 days
- (a child of thirteen months old, the daughter and youngest child, of Thomas George, of Berwick, was drowned by falling head foremost into a tub of water)

GILLIES, on the 15th June, at Transit House, Park street, Robert Gillies, aged 50 years
- (the late Mr Robert Gillies, was born in Rothesay, Buteshire on July 31, 1836, arrived in Otago Nov 1852 and was a brother of the Rev William Gillies (see next entry). He married Emily Street in 1866 and had 6 sons & 2 daughters. He died of anuerism of the heart)

GILLIES, on the 29th June, at the Manse, Timaru, after a short illness, William, second son of of the Rev William Gillies
- (William David Gillies was 10 years old, son of Rev William Gilles & Jane Reid Russell)

HARRIS, on the 24th July, at the City Hotel, Dunedin, John Hyde Harris; in his 61st year

HASTIE, on the 21st June, at her parents' residence, Leith street, Dunedin, Olive Booth, only child of George and Hannah Hastie; aged 2 years
- (daughter of George Hastie & Hannah Jane Crawford who had a further 2 children, 1890-George Booth & 1899-Harold Rewi Hastie)

HERRON, on the 8th July, at the residence of Mrs Paton, Jones street, St Kilda (Dunedin), Margaret, the beloved daughter of Thomas Herron, late of Anderson's Bay; aged 20 years

HOGG, on the 29th June, at her residence, Waitati, after a long and painful illness, Agnes Mitchell, the beloved wife of George Hogg. Deeply regretted
- (Agnes was 58)

HOGG, on the 7th July, at the residence of his brother (John Hogg, piano tuner, castle street, Dunedin), Alexander Hogg, draper, late of Edinburgh; aged 47

HUNTER, on the 17th March, at Lawrence, Annie, the infant daughter of Sophie and Donald Ross Hunter; aged 17 days
(on Sunday 28th February, the wife of Donald Ross Hunter, of a daughter)

HUNTER, on the 9th June, at Lawrence, Sophie, the wife of Donald Ross Hunter, of Lincoln's Inn, barrister at law; aged 29
- (Probate re Sophie Hunter, deceased, Mr Copeland moved "That letters of administration of the estate and effects of deceased be granted to Donald Ross Hunter, the husband" - Application granted)

JONES, on the 16th June, at Camden, Green street, of heart disease, Sophia Clarissa Jones, relict of the late Henry Jones, of Croydon, England and much beloved mother of Mrs Clement Wilson; in her 72nd year. Deeply regretted
- (daughter Cecile Sophia Jones married Clement Wilson in 1875)

KNOX, on the 28th June, at her residence, Princes street, Margaret, the beloved wife of James Knox; aged 45 years

LAWLESS, on the 3rd July, at Moray place, Dunedin, after a long and painful illness, Mary Jane Lawless, eldest daughter of James Lawless and Margaret Heley
- (Mary was 23 & went under the name of Mary Jane Heley)

LAZARUS, on the 30th June, at the residence of Mr A. Solomon, Hope street, Caroline Lazarus; aged 71

MacGIBBON, on the 26th June, at Waimate, South Canterbury, Jeannie, the second daughter of John MacGibbon, Mataura, wife of James McP. (McPherson) Miller - She rests on the promise of God of eternal like to all believers on Jesus as the Son of God and as the only sufficient sacrifice for sin
- (Jeannie was 41)

MacGREGOR, on the 21st June, at Anderson's Bay, Jane Isabel, the wife of James MacGregor; aged 77 years

McFARLANE, on the 29th May, at the residence of her mother (Mrs Prentice), Park street, Kensington, Dunedin, Mary Prentice, the beloved wife of Andrew McFarlane, Wyndham; aged 29 years. Glasgow and Edinburgh papers please copy

McKAY, on the 12th June, at Dunrobin, East Taieri, after a short illness, Agnes Jane, eldest daughter of the late Alexander McKay
- (Agnes Jane was 32. She was born in 1853 to Alexander & Janet McKay)

McLEAN, on the 28th April, at Waimangaroa, Westport (suddenly), James McLean, blacksmith, formerly of Dunedin; aged 52. Glasgow papers please copy

McQUILKAN, on the 25th June, at the Dunedin Hospital, Catherine, the beloved daughter of Donald and Catherine McQuilkan; aged 21 years. Deeply regretted
- (daughter of Donald McQuilkan & Catherine Robertson Wallace)

MILLER, on the 26th June, at Waimate, Jeannie, wife of Mr J. M. Miller, and youngest daughter of Mr John McGibbon, Mataura aged 41 - also see MacGibbon

MUIR, on the 20th June, at Wyndham Valley, Ann Fraser, neloved wife of William Muir; aged 65 years. Deeply regretted

PRAIN, on the 1st July, at Hillgrove, Moeraki, after a long and painful illness, Bessie, second daughter of the late Alexander Prain; aged 26

RATCLIFF, on the 18th July, at her residence, Waikoaiti, Eliza, the beloved wife of George Ratcliff; aged 27 years. She was the last member of the family of Mr William McLachlan
- (Elizabeth 'Eliza' McLachlan married George Ratcliff in 1882, spelt McLaughlan at BDM)

ROBERTSON, on the 26th June, at his residence, George street, Caversham, Lawrence Robertson; aged 66 years. Deeply regretted

ROONEY, on the 13th June, at Balclutha, Hannah Anjelica, beloved wife of John Rooney, ex-sergeant of police; aged 40 years

ROSS, on the 29th January 1886, at Continong, Queensland, William Charles Danby, eldest son of the late Charles Alexander Ross, of Invercargill; aged 36 years
- (Continong was/is a farm near Ewan, 137km west of Townsville. William was born 1850, a son of Charles Alexander Ross (1825-1868, died Bulls, Manawatu) & Frances Danby). A brother, Edwin Hugh Ross (1852-1854) was buried in St David cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania

ROWLEY, on the 9th July, at Avondale Station, Southland, John Cotton, youngest son of the late Rev Thomas Rowley, D.D., rector of Willey, Shropshire; in his 46th year

SHENNAN, on the 8th May, at Lockerbie House, Dumfriesshire, Burnet Robert, infant son of Watson Shennan
- (Watson arrived in Otago in 1857, returned to Scotland in 1885 and married Grace Burnet, a minister's daughter & had 4 children, 1886-Burnet Robert Shennan in Scotland, 1887-Watson Douglas, 1889-Grace Burnet & 1891-Lancelot Stuart Burnet Shennan in NZ)

SIME, on the 24th June, at Port Warrnambool, Victoria, Alexander Sime, late of Union Steamship Company, Dunedin; aged 40

STEWART, on the 2nd July, at Tomahawk (aka Ocean Grove, Dunedin), Walter John, infant son of William and Helen Stewart

TAYLOR, on the 7th July, at Lawrence, Richard Wolstenholme, the infant son of Catherine L. and G. O. Taylor
- (son of George Ormerod Taylor & Catherine Lydia nee Sheath)

THOMSON, on the 20th June, at the residence of his parents, Woodhaugh, David, the beloved son of Mr David Thomson, shipwright; aged 17 years and 8 months
- (son of David Thomson & Jessie Smith)

TORRENS, on the 20th June, at Auckland, William John Torrens, grandson of William Caldwell, H.M. Customs, Dunedin; aged 15 months
- (1st of 6 children of John Torrens & Agnes Ferguson Caldwell. They also named their 2nd child, born 1887, William John Torrens)

Watson Shennan
(1835-1920), father of Burnet Robert Shennan
... bio at link above

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