Friday, June 1, 2012

Connor, William

A man named William Connor, one of Gore's earliest residents, was found dead in Dundas street, East Gore, on the 31st ult:, about 5.30.

Connor, who was 72 years of age, had been under medical treatment for some time, having suffered from heart disease. He was a widower, and lived alone, and was in the habit of calling on neighbours when unwell.

It is presumed that he was in the act of doing this when death overtook him, as he was only partly dressed, and a lamp was left burning in his cottage.

Connor was a naval veteran, and was present at the fall of Sebastopol, in the Crimean war. He arrived in the colony in 1862, settling at Milton, and 27 years ago came to Gore, starting a fellmongery on the banks of the Waikaka, which he conducted for a few years. He had lived in retirement for a number of years.
Otago Witness , Issue 2695, 8 November 1905, Page 32

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