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Henry Charles Leigh Yates (abt. 1861 - 1890)

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Henry Charles Leigh Yates
Born about in Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealandmap
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Husband of — married in New Zealandmap
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Died in Enfield Road, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Nov 2017
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Henry was born around 1861. DOB established from death record

aged 28

The Foresters and printers of NAPIER mustered strongly yesterday to attend the funeral of the late Henry Charles Leigh YATES, who died in his 29th year, and who when living worked as a printer and was a member of Court Sir Charles Napier, A.O.F.

The disease to which he ultimately succumbed only manifested itself within a comparatively recent period, up to which time he was always regarded as a healthy young man, and he took an active part in cricket, football, and other athletic sports.

He was a native of NAPIER, and was apprenticed in the HERALD office, where he rose to be foreman of the night room, highly respected by his fellow workmen and by his employers.

Some time since, desiring to give up night work, he obtained employment on the Telegraph, where again he succeeding in winning the esteem of his employer and his fellow workmen.

When he became to ill to leave his house, Mr KNOWLES kindly allowed him to have a printers' "case" at his home, where almost up to the last he did a little to help in supporting his wife and family. His fellow workmen also assisted him by weekly contributions from their earnings.

The Anglican burial service was read at the grave yesterday by the Rev. De Bert Hovell, and the Foresters' funeral service was read by J.G.GILBERD.

It is the intention of the printers of Napier to erect a memorial stone over the grave of their departed comrade.

The deceased leaves a wife and family, a mother, and several brothers and sisters to mourn his death.


  • See Birth record for son - NZBDM: 1884/2222 Yates Francis Charles Leigh; Jane Eliza; Henry Charles Leigh
  • Death Record; 1890/4899 Yates Henry Charles Leigh 29Y

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