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the funeral of Edward William KANE - 1934 Wellington

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this posting is an attachment to the journal on a 'resident' of Mount Street Cemetery...

EDWARD WILLIAM KANE CMG, J.P. - 16 July 1934 aged 75
- (12 weeks after his wife Rosetta, see his link above)
18 July 1934 The death occurred at about seven o'clock this morning, after a brief illness, of Mr Edward William Kane, C.M.G., Clerk of Parliaments and Clerk of the Legislative Council. The late Mr Kane was born in Wellington on August 2, 1858, the youngest son of Henry Russell and Catherine Howard Kane, who were prominent early settlers in New Zealand, having arrived in Wellington in 1850. Of a family of six children, Mr Kane was the sole survivor. He was educated first at the Catholic School, Thorndon, conducted by the Marist Fathers, and later at a higher school directed by Mr J. H. Brann. After leaving school Mr Kane was articled to Mr F. M. Ollivier, barrister and solicitor and studied and worked at the law as managing clerk for Mr Ollivier forteen years. After a breakdown in health he joined the Parliamentary staff as a committee clerk in 1886. This he intended to be only a temporary occupation until he should return to the law, but he remained attached to the Legislative Department and served successively as committee clerk, reader, and clerk of Bills, second clerk-asistant and clerk-assistant, and for nine years he held the position of Clerk of the House of Representatives. Upon the death in 1929 of Mr A. F. Lowe, Mr Kane was appointed Clerk of Parliaments and Clerk of the Legislative Council. This office also carries with it the position of examiner of Standing Orders on Private Bills. Mr Kane had served continuously in the Legislative Department for forty-eight years. He was fond of racing and in 1929 was made a life member of the Wellington Racing CLub, of which he was one of the oldest members, having been elected in the early eighties. In 1921 Mr Kane married Mrs Baume, widow of Mr F. E. Baume, K.C., of Auckland; she died a few weeks ago.
The interment will take place at Mount Street Cemetery on Friday morning, following Requiem Mass at the Basilica

- the mourners attending Edward's funeral:-

The funeral of the late Mr E. W. Kane, C.N.G, J.P., Clerk of Parliaments and Clerk of the Legislative Council, took place today. There was a large attendance both at the Basilica, Hill Street, where Requiem Mass was celebrated, and at the Mount Street Cemetery, where the interment took place

Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Rev Father Smyth. His Grace Archbishop O'Shea was present in the Sanctuary. The Dead March in Saul was played by the organist, Miss Milligan. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev Father Milligan.

Mr A. J. Luke represented the stepsons, who live in Sydney.
The chief mourners were two nieces of the late Mr Kane.

Those present included:

* Sir Harold BEAUCHAMP

* Mr C. M. BOTHAMLEY, the Clerk Assistant of the Legislative Council

* Mr A. E. BRIGGS, of the Hansard staff

* Colonerl G. F. C. CAMPBELL, the Controller and Auditor-General

* Sir Walter CARNCROSS, the Speaker of the Legislative Council

* Mr E. CASEY, the Assistant General Manager of the New Zealand Railways

* Sir Frederick CHAPMAN

* Mr J. CHRISTIE, C.M.G., the Chef Law Draftsman

* Mr H. H. CORNISH, the Solicitor-General

* Sir Cecil DAY, official secretary to his Excellency the Governor-General

* Mr W. DUNNINGHAM, the Officer-in-Charge of Parliament Buildings

* Signor Giovanni FORMICHELLA, the Italian Consul

* Mr Malcolm FRASER

* Lady GRAY

* Mr T. D. H. HALL, the Clerk of the House of Representatives

* Mr J. W. HEENAN, the Assistant law Draftsman

* members of the House of Representatives

* Mr C. A. JAFFERY, the Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

* members of the Legislative Council

* Mr G. H. LONEY, the Government Printer

* Hon R. MASTERS, the Minister of Education

* Mr J. J. McGRATH

* Mr A. H. MILES

* Mr F. OAKLEY, the Chief Messenger

* Mr F. T. O'NEILL

* Mr E. P. NORMAN, the Town Clerk

* Mr Chunhow H. PAO, the Chinese Consul



* Lieut-Colonel S. G. SANDLE, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives


* Hon Sir Charles STATHAM, Speaker of the House of Representatives

* Mr F. D. THOMSON, C.M.G., the Permanent Head of the Prime Minister's Department

* Mr P. VERSCHAFFELT, the Public Service Commissioner

* Major T. M. WILKES, the Director of Air Srvices

and many others

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