Macdonald Dictionary Record: George Oram
George Ranald Macdonald
One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for George Oram. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: O 95 Geo. Cram and intended to rebuild and re.-0gan ise it and in corporate a mercantile club with it. It has always been the best site for a hostel in Ch.Ch . and its present form as Clarendon Hotel in the 50's) it has usually been used by the Govern or when w siting Ch.Ch and was reser ied for the Queen on her visit to N.I Oram set to work to transfor it into a first class hotel. Alteration, and additions were carried out by Balcke and when they were unshed Oram gave Balclutha and his men a dinner in the He rechristened i t the Clarendon. He provided the supper fi a Grand Ball which was held in the Prov. Coun Chamber 16.1.67 when the Govern or, Sir Geo Grey visited Ch.Ch. for the first time in 15 years . He was one of the Original founders of the Canty. Brewing , Matting + Dis tilling Co. and was appointed a director at the first meeting , May 67. He was the first chair man. He was a steward at the Paparua Steeple Chase meeting . He was bankrupt in 67. Wynn Williams and W.H. haney were contesting the Papanui seat in Oct. 71 ; Geo Oram seceded Lane at nomination and made marry very hostile and personal remarks against - Wynn William s Oct. 7 Oram used to ride at the early paper chase hunts and broke a rib at one in July 72. LT. 16.4.67 : 15.6.67 : 4.7.66 : 25.7.67 : 7.10. 71 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: Geo. Oram. O. 95 In Ap. 73 he deeded to retire from the Clarendon which he had madly the f most famous hotel in Ch.Ch . He had been for 4 years chairman of the L.V. Assoc. and his brothers in the trade prese ted him with a silver tea and coffee service . Ap. 73 . He stood for the Prov. Aoun. for the Papanui seat in Ap. 74 , Wynn Willi ams and J.T. Peacock bang Will ahead of him. They were both strong candid aer . His election slogan was that "he would open up Papanui He bought J.H. Hopkins New Brighton Hotel.- -. He Seems to have retired in 75 and was living at Ellerslie, New Brighton. When he was at the Carlton there was a toll gate there and Walsh and Henry White were toll gate Keepers. The toll gate was removed betwee sn J.A. in . and 5.30 A an . bey malicious persons , June 64 He was a member of the C.Y.C. for some years. marr. (1)- - nothing K noun (2) 10.4.73 at St. Michaels, Dean Jacob Louisa Sophia Bad ham. She was his housekeeper. He d. at New Brighton 3.4.76 ag 50. she d. 9.4.15 ag 96 18.7.72 : 23.4.73 : 8.4 74 : 11.4.74 : 5.2.75; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: Geo. Dam. 4 O. 95 His funeral was a very large one Owing to his connection with the C. Y.C. the Ch.Ch. Club as manager , various hotels and the L.V. Assoc. He was given a full in eli ary funeral. . Dean Jacobs read the service Pall bearers were D. McG cnn ess , Chas. G reen , H. Haddrell l and J Hadfield. (all connected with " The Trade" eldest dau. Sarah Ann marr. 6.4.74 C.Klingenstein , a publican yun gist " Phoebe Gait 14.7.75 Edmund Hyland Dartnell Hag.75; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
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