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OBITUARY - AIR. F. H. BEST. In the death of MIr. F. if. Best ta the age of 91 year., Win low? ? lost aniother of its highly respecte and sturdy examples of tihe pioner. families. Mr. Best as.- ed away a the 29th February, leaving a record of persevera:tce, succe atnd ete behind him. His kind and friendly pesonality will be sadly nmissed5. his many friends, both old at young. The late gentleman a rived at Portland front E:agland wit' his parents in 1852, a? : infaa and lived for a short tin,, in War., numboql, which at that time t slowly dwindling owing to the popa. latioi. shifting on to the ?,ldfield4 which were then opening pil in var. ious part.s of the State. At 151 h entered into the trade of ai tanner and for the following -cn yean worked at this trade in many partt of Australia and New Zealand, wid; ening his knowledge conoiderably In 1875 he married Miss l.Ouise Car. dinal at the Woolsthorpe Chrech and concentrated on a tannery busintr at Winslow, where he built up t, largest business .of its kind outsidt the cities of the State.. For t0 years he continued successfully along these lines until fitally h bought land. During his facttor career he had the misfortune to has several accidents, one resulting i the loss of an arm which later pre. vented him taking any active part b the working of his property. .lrt Frederick Best predeceased her ha. band, having died in 1932 at the a~g of 75. The late Mr. lenjara Davis was an employee of MIr. Ika before the former started husints on his own account in Portland 1882.