Heaton Rhodes dies

Otago Daily Times - - EDITORIAL -

A Press As­so­ci­a­tion tele­gram from

Ti­maru states that the death oc­curred on Sun­day evening at his home ‘‘ Blue­cliffs’’, St. An­drews, of Mr Robert Heaton Rhodes, who suc­cumbed af­ter a short ill­ness from a chill, aged 62 years. De­ceased was one of the most prom­i­nent men in South Can­ter­bury, and had been chair­man of the Wai­mate County Coun­cil since 1902, di­rec­tor of the Farm­ers’ Co­op­er­a­tive for sev­eral terms, and pres­i­dent of the A. and P. as­so­ci­a­tion.

He was the el­dest sur­viv­ing son of Mr Ge­orge Rhodes who, with his brother Robert, brought the first sheep into South Can­ter­bury in 1852. Mrs Ge­orge Rhodes came Can­ter­bury in 1854, be­ing the third white woman in the dis­trict. De­ceased leaves a widow and a daugh­ter (Mrs O. R Bid­will, Wairarapa), both of whom have been prom­i­nent Red Cross work­ers, Mr Rhodes was a most pop­u­lar man, and will be much missed. — ODT. 13.8.1918.

Wounded New Zealan­ders are put into the am­bu­lance at a ca­su­alty clear­ing sta­tion on the Western Front. — Otago Wit­ness, 14.8.1918.

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