Thursday, March 29, 2018

Smith, William George Alexander Cuningham


William George Alexander Cuningham Smith
born circa 1844
arrived New Zealand before August 1865
died 8 March 1898 Albert Place, Victoria Road, Kensington, London
married 24 April 1894 at St. Paul's pro-Cathedral, Wellington by Archdeacon Edwards
Mary Charlotte widow of James Davidson

1865 Manager Pareora Station
1869 Member Mount Cook District Road Board
1870 Haldon
1871 Justice of the Peace 
1872 Chairman of the Mount Cook Road Board
1873 Best Man at the marriage of Henry John Sealy and Emma Booker Askin, Timaru
1875 partnership dissolved with G. J. Dennistoun and executors of the late John Tennant Wallace as runholders Haldon Station 
1878 partnership dissolved with G. J. Dennistoun as runholders Haldon Station 
1881-94 Manager New Zealand Refrigeration Co.
1894 General Manager Southland Frozen Meat Co.


The late Mr W. Cuningham Smith, whose death has been reported by cable, was well known in Dunedin, where he was manager for the New Zealand Refrigerating Company. Retiring from this position in 1894 he accepted the position of manager of the Southland Frozen Meat Company, this involving his departure for Invercargill. Prior to his leaving Dunedin he was presented by the merchants and others with a substantial purse of sovereigns as a token of their esteem. He had held the office of president and also that of treasurer of the Otago Agricultural and Pastoral Society just before his removal from Dunedin, and it was largely owing to his energy that the Society was placed in its present satisfactory position. He was next offered a superior appointment by the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company to go to London to take charge of the Company's produce department.

Mr Smith came to the colony about eighteen years ago from Glasgow. He and two others owned at one time the Haldon run, in the Mackenzie Country. Mr Smith was married to the widow of the late Mr James Davidson.
Press, Volume LV, Issue 9983, 12 March 1898



 William Cuningham Smith 
by Thomas Edward Price,
Timaru

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