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Julia MacNamara 1846-1924

Obituary Mrs William Falconer

The death occurred at Wellington on November 25th of Mrs Julia Falconer, relict of the late William Falconer, of Waiareka, Oamaru and a very old resident of North Otago. The deceased lady left Glasgow on the clipper ship, Ben Lomond which was making its maiden voyage, and landed in Dunedin in February 1863.

She was married in 1864 to Mr William Falconer; and for many years they resided in Oamaru where Mr Falconer carried on business as a general blacksmith and wheelwright. Later he took on farming in the district. After the farm was sold Mrs Falconer removed to Hawkes Bay; and on the death of her daughter, some two years ago, took up her residence with her son-in-law Mr. J.H. Kraft of Wellington, where she resided until her death.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs J.H. Kraft and Mrs D. Isdale; and eight sons, seven of whom are farming in the North and South Islands, while her youngest son is the Rev. G.D. Falconer of Pleasant Point.

Many of the older residents of North Otago will remember the deceased lady, who was held in high respect by all who knew her; and their sympathy will be extended to the bereaved relatives.

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