Macdonald Dictionary Record: Edward Wingfield Humphreys
George Ranald Macdonald
One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Edward Wingfield Humphreys. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: H. 868 When C.M. Gray on becoming Mayor Vacated his seat in the Ch.Ch.C.C. Humphreys was returned unopposed. He left for Eng. to undergo an operation for cancer and was given a farewell 1.9.91. He and his wife were very popular. She gave a farewel fancy dress ball when they left. When thy left Otago to live in Canty she made a gift of Â£5000 to ther Dunedin Hosp Fes ting Jones in his Life Samuel Butler said that Hinn preys lent Butler a large sum of money without security when he was badly in need of it. This was probably when an expected remittance from Butlers father oed not arrive. Butler took erp and stocked a good deal of county in 9 short time to male up Mesopotamia Station. marr. 21.4.69 at St. Johns Lat. Sq. Alice 2' dau of Joseph Hawdon. M.L.C. witnesses were Lancelot Walker and W. S. Moorhouse. wife had a son . Ching ford, Dunedin He d. in Eng. April '92. 25.10.70 LT. 30.4.92; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
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