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Rev Samuel Douglas

Rev Samuel Douglas

Birth
Urr, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Death 5 Dec 1893 (aged 38)
Napier, Napier City, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Burial Taradale, Napier City, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Memorial ID 176334734 · View Source
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Rev Samuel Douglas 1889-1893
Rev Douglas came to Taradale from the Waipukurau -Waipawa Parish at a stipend of one hundred and thirty pounds of which seventy pounds was to be provided by Port Ahuriri (the Parish boundaries at this time were extended to include Port Ahuriri and Petane) and sixty pounds from Meeanee, plus a manse. His ministry ended tragically when he was drowned in one of the major floods, while out on Pastoral visitation.

The body of the late Rev. S. DOUGLAS was found floating at the Spit yesterday morning by Mr C. WILSON, storeman. He obtained assistance and the body was taken to the Railway Hotel, where an inquest was held last evening. Mr F. SUTTON acted as coroner, and the following constituted the jury:- Messrs R. MILLER, G. WILSON, J. BOTHAM (foreman), W. MOONEY, J. WULLIVAN, and W.H. ESSEX. Formal evidence as the finding of the body having been given, Charles COBB, who was with deceased when he was drowned, described how the accident took place. The cart on which witness and deceased were seated capsized through the horse jibbing at the flood water rushing across the road. Witness advised deceased to hang on to the cart, which he did while the horse was got out of the shafts. When this was done deceased asked what he should do, and was told to get out of the back of the cart carefully. In trying to follow this advice he fell backwards, and as fully two feet or more of water was!
rushing across the causeway at this spot he was at once swept into the lagoon and towards the sea. After hearing the other evidence, which shed no additional light ujpon the sad fatality, the jury returned a verdict that deceased was accidentally drowned on the 5th of December, and that no blame attached to anyone.


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  • Created by: Matt Maxwell
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176334734
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Samuel Douglas (20 Dec 1854–5 Dec 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176334734, citing Taradale Cemetery, Taradale, Napier City, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand ; Maintained by Matt Maxwell (contributor 47782712) .