Funeral Notice George Scotcher May 1914
From: The Morrinsville Star, Friday 5 June 1914
The Late G. Scotcher
The district has been thrown into mourning by the death of Mr. G. Scotcher, which occurred suddenly on May 27 . The funeral took place at Thames on Saturday last, attended by the majority of Patetonga inhabitants, and many other friends of the deceased. He will be sadly missed in the district, in the affairs of which he took a prominent part, and where he held large interests.
One of the last public acts of the late G. Scotcher was the loan of a building for six months to be used as a temporary school, while the Education Board proceeded with the building of a large new one. The board has appointed Mr. McIntyre, late of Huntly district, as schoolmaster, and he hopes to have the school open this week.