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Benjamin Lewis (1866–1931)

News of the sudden death of Mr. Benjamin Lewis at Paraparapaumu yesterday will be received with regret by a large circle of friends in Wellington. Mr. Lewis, who appeared to be in his usual state of health yesterday morning, was enjoying a game of golf at the links near the beach, when he suddenly collapsed and died. The late Mr. Lewis, who for many years was a resident of Wellington, was a keen golfer, and was a member of the Hutt Club. He was also an enthusiastic member of the Island Bay Bowling Club. Retiring from business some years ago, the late Mr. Lewis went to Paraparaumu to live, and there took an active part in the formation of the local golf club. He was respected by all who knew him, and his kindly disposition earned him a large number of friends. The late Mr. Lewis leaves a widow, three daughters, and one son, Mr. A. D. Lewis, of the Public Trust, Hawera.

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'Lewis, Benjamin (1866–1931)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


New Zealand


10 March, 1931 (aged ~ 65)
Paraparapaumu, New Zealand

Cause of Death

heart disease

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