Obituary Notices Transcripts


Williams, Margaret

Obituary Notice - Timaru Herald - 16 January 1959

A well-known South Canterbury Identity, Mrs Margaret WILLIAMS died recently.

She was born in the Mackenzie County on 1 January 1881. Her parents, Mr and Mrs Elijah SMART were pioneers of Canterbury, her father arriving in 1850 by the Randolph and her mother by the Plaides (sic) about 1871 (sic).

Mrs WILLIAMS married James CALDER and their early married life was spent on a farm at Hook, and then at Sherwood Downs in 1911. After her husbands death she sold her property and moved to Wai Opi, Temuka, where she was married to Mr W WILLIAMS. She lived in Temuka until the time of her death.

She is survived by 4 daughters, a son and 4 sisters. Two brothers were killed in the First World War (sic). She died on 13 January 1959 in Temuka.

WILLIAMS, Margaret - On 13 January 1959, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs CH MURPHY, RIver Road, Temuka, beloved wife of the late William WILLIAMS and loved daughter of the late Elijah and Mary SMART and d 1 m of Jessie (Mrs HONEYMAN, Timaru), Mary (Mrs HOLMES, Auckland), Margaret (Mrs Murphy, Temuka), David CALDER (Temuka) and Betty (Mrs R McDOUGALL, Oamaru), aged 78 years. The funeral will leave the residence, River Road, Temuka, this day, Wednesday after a service commencing at 11:30am for the Fairlie Cemetery. (W GALBRAITH).


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