Person Index

Death, William

William Death
Evening Post 19 September 1919
There passed away at Eltham recently Mrs. Samuel Death at the age o£ 78 years. Born in 1841 on the ship Thomas Sparks, just before reaching Wellington Heads, Mrs. Death settled at Petone with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Riddler. Mrs. Death was married in 1863, and was therefore within four years of her diamond wedding. After living forty years in the Hutt Valley, where their family were all born and brought up, Mr. and Mrs. Death went to Taranaki. Mr. and Mrs. Death both passed through the vicissitudes of the early settler''s life, Mr. Death having served in the Militia in the troubles with the Maoris. She leaves a husband and family of nine, eight sons — Messrs. Arthur (Levin), George (Thames Valley), Henry Frank, William, Thomas, Norman, and Sidney (all of Fraser-road, Eltham), and one daughter, Mrs. T. Hudson (Palmerston North).

Evening Post 22 December 1885
The Schools
The prizes awarded to the children of the above school were distributed on Friday last by the Chairman (Mr. R. Mellow), in the presence of the teachers and the following members of the School Committee:- Messrs. W. Cleland, S. Death, J. Harris, W. S Milne, and J. H. Ross. After a few appropriate remarks, the Chairman proceeded to distribute the prizes, addressing a few words of congratulation to each of the prize-takers as they came up. The following is the prize-list: Standard VI.- Ernest Pike, Agnes Drummond, Laura Pinny, Arabella Welch. Standard V.- Forbes Johnston, Hipzibah Fisk Standard IV.- Ernest Bodman, Harry Edwards, Francis Fisk, Ada Welch. Standard III.- Norman Bodman, George Boyd Frank Clement, Frank Death, William Death, William Fisk, Isaac James, William Meager, Horace Meager, Emma Barlow, Minnie Hancock, Allison Johnston, Nellie Mabey, Ellen Martin, Ilma Ross, Jane Wright. Standard II.- Charles Drummond, Edwin Edwards, Jack King, George Hancock, George Haywood, Albert Peck, Geo Russell, Marjore (sic) Duck, Eliza Duck, Katie Russell, Agnes Russell, Hettie Russell, Jane Stevenson, Maria Webb. Standard I.- John Fisk, Edward Rouse, Herbert Tilbury, George Wright, Charles Watson, Sophia Burt, Ethel Burt, Amy Death, Amy Hancock, Alice James, Connie Mellow, Minnie Russell, Maggie Ross. Special prizes were awarded to Laura Pinny and Alick (sic) Ross, for being the most popular and best-behaved girl and boy in the school. This decision was arrived at by vote, the girls voting for Laura Pinny, and the boys for Alick Ross The distribution having been made, the children sang " Home Sweat Home" with great taste. The head teacher, Mr. Johnston, entertained the children to a tea at 5 p.m., to which ample justice was done. After games, &c, they proceeded homeward, evidently delighted with their evening''s outing. An entertainment was also given by the same gentleman in the evening; to the heads of families and young people in the district. After having spent a very pleasant evening the company broke up at 12.30 a.m. At the examination of the school on the 16th October, out of 60 presented 53 passed, which may be considered very satisfactory.
George Death
1808 - 10 FEB 1890
Samuel Death
1838 - 1 JUL 1920
Mary Ann Unknown
1805 - 28 OCT 1886
William Riddler
1801 - 24 JUL 1879
Mary Ann Riddler
1841 - 27 AUG 1919
Eizabeth Unknown
1811 - 22 JAN 1897
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Samuel Death
Death1 JUL 1920
Marriageto Mary Ann Riddler
FatherGeorge Death
MotherMary Ann Unknown
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Riddler
Death27 AUG 1919
Marriageto Samuel Death
FatherWilliam Riddler
MotherEizabeth Unknown
MGeorge Death
MHenry Death
MFrank Death
Marriage15 JUN 1898to Annie Langley Smith at Christ Church, Taita
MWilliam Death
MThomas Death
MNorman Death
MSidney Death
FAlice Ethel Death
Marriage1911to Thomas Haigh Hudson
MArthur Samuel Death
Marriage1886to Sarah Anne Jones
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