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John Douglass, blacksmith

 

 

 

 

John Douglass (1853- ) was one of the first members of the Hampden Borough Council, New Zealand, of which he has been almost continuously a member, and he has also been mayor of the borough.

He was born in Kerry, Ireland, in 1853, of Scottish parents, who arrived in Port Chalmers, by the ship “Strathfieldsaye,” in 1858. The family settled on the Peninsula, but removed to the Moeraki district in 1869.

Mr. Douglass was brought up to business and established himself us a blacksmith and wheelwright at Hampden, in 1874. Besides serving on the Council he has boon a member of the local school committee.

Mr. Douglass was married, in 1877, to a daughter of Mr. W. Blackwood, storekeeper, of Caversham, and has five sons and three daughters.

 

 

 

 

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