Macdonald Dictionary Record: William Hickley Gundry

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for William Hickley Gundry. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: G. 599 Gunnell , William Hickey (1852-1907) wo s born in Lylt. the son f Samuel Gundry and educ. there at the school of the Rev. James Fergus o. He first went into the office of his b2other in-law. E.C. hatter at Akaroa. He was then articled to C.E. Fooks , surveyor; Fooks had come out in the Steadfast with his father and his unde Dr. J.S. Gundry and the families were friends. He thee went into the o ice of Twentyman + Couzins , merchants and was cashier for them in '72 . In the same year he was accountant to Robert Wilkin of the N.Z. Wool Stores. He joined the Canty. Rowing Club Sept. 71 and became stroke of then No1. crew after Charles Fooks left f e Wgtn Nov. 71. He and I. Callender rowed with success in pairs on the Avon in '73. He went to Ashburton n and joined Thomas Block + Co , auctioneers. of In '78 he bought the business; the Edmiston brothers were in part. with him ; they were bankrupt o i Nov. 80. He was peoples churchwarden at Ashburton , May 81. In '86 he bought the St. Helens coal pits at Malvern Hills and worked them for 2 years , When T.D. Acland and C.T. Dudley went into part. as land + estate agents he was their accou nt ant Jan. 91. He went overto Tasmania to. have look at the silver mines there, and 8 was in part. with one of fo Dickens for a time there. Cyclop. N.Z ii LT. 4.9.71 : 30.11.71 : 12.1.74 : 27.4.76 : 2.5.81 : 18.1.91; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: G. '599 W.H. Gundry He was auditor to the Canty. Seed Co and to the Ch.Ch. Meat Coy. He and G.W. Hume f Ch.Ch. prepared much of the information for the Greater Ch.Ch. Scheme when it was taken up by the Mayor , Hon. H.F. Wig ram. marr. 17.1.72 at St Michaels bry Dean Jacobs Ellen Maria eldest dau of Joseph Deighton, car stable, of Akaroa. Mrs Deighton kept a school in Ch.Ch. 69.72. 3 sons, 4 dau. He d. at Sum ner of pren mon ia 2.10.07 ag. 55. f A corn tarts He was prominent in establishing the Inst. of N.Z and was Pres. 1899-1901 He was a lieut in the Ashburton Guards; prominent Fre mason : vestryman of St. Marks Op awa. family. daus. Ellen Constance marr. 8.7.03 Arthur 3 S son James Geo. Anstiss Ethel Theresa 20.8.02 Fred. Geo. Howard Bach eldest so J.H. Howard strong , Public Librar ian, Ch.Ch. 2 sons were electrical engineers in Eng. LT. 23.7.92 : 22.8.02 : 11.7.03 : 7.11.04 : 4.10.0 7 : foist. of St. Marks Opara.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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