Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hugh Ross

Hugh Ross
died 21 February 1915, Three Springs, Kimbell
buried Burkes Pass Cemetery 
(his brothers John Ross and Andrew Ross are also buried there)


Hugh Ross, senr

Death's silent messenger entered the house of that, old and highly esteemed family the Ross's of Three Springs, Kimbell, somewhat suddenly, early on Sunday afternoon last, calling away Mr Hugh Ross, senr.

Mr Ross met with a serious trap accident a little more than a month ago, and this caused his family and medical adviser much concern. A patient sufferer, he was also a thoughtful neighbour, a good companion, husband and parent. He at first made splendid progress towards recovery, and the last few days was able to take short walks, which was very gratifying to his many enquiring friends. But hopes were shattered by a sudden collapse, and the sudden death of one who will he sadly missed, not merely by a devoted wife and family (a son and three daughters), but by a very wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

The late Mr Ross was possessed of many estimable qualities, and recognised with appreciation by one and all. He was a resident locally of many years, and a colonist of over 50 years, having arrived in August 1864 and identified himself with pastoral pursuits ever since.

He was formerly in North Canterbury and the West Coast, coming south in the early seventies, and shortly afterwards he took charge of Sawdon Station. He afterwards removed to "Three Springs" where he held charge when that property was acquired by the Government for closer settlement. He retained the old homestead where his family's hospitality has become proverbial, and his unfailing help in all worthy causes was also noteworthy.

The funeral, which took place on Wednesday, consisted of a very large concourse of those anxious to pay their last tribute to a man whom to know was to respect. The grave is in the Pass cemetery, where already rest, a daughter and two brothers. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent. In the unavoidable absence of the Rev. Craig, the funeral service was conducted by the Presbyterian Minister at Albury.
Timaru Herald, Volume CII, Issue 15592, 26 February 1915

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