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John died 28dec1918
Hampson and Davys, Solicitors, Rotorua - death: 28th December 1917 Burial:1918 Old Te Puke Cemetery, SH 33 and Landscape Road Te Puke Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand John Fisher Skipper, Estate of - Judge's Summons -
Bill of Costs for Taxation 1918 - 1918 Agency series accession box/item record no. BBAE 5524 23 / 515 PROBATE John fisher Skipper farmer Matata item R21454548 BBAE 1569 a48 box 393 record 11879

Te Puke Times,   31st December 1917, Page 3
Very general regret was expressed in Te Puke on Friday last when it became known that Mr John Fisher Skipper, a well known settler, of Matata, had met his death under tragic circumstances, Mr Skipper and his family lived on their farm at Otamarakau, situated about twenty miles from To Puke, On Friday morning before breakfast, he took his gun to go out shooting, which was not an unusual occurrence. Shortly after a shot was heard, but no alarm was felt, even when he did not return to breakfast, for he would often call in at a neighbour's for a cup of tea instead of returning home.

As time wore on, however, Mrs Skipper became anxious, and set out in the direction of the sound of the. shot. After proceeding some distance she was horrified to observe the body of her husband lying near a fence, with his head badly shattered. Much agitated, she at once rushed away, and fortunately met Mr Queenie, of Otamarakau, who assisted to remove the body. The authorities were then notified, and an inquest was subsequently held by Mr Lally, Coroner-of Te Puke.

Evidence was given by Mr Burton, who saw deceased leave the house, Mr Quiarrie, Dr MacFarlano, who testified to the nature of the injuries, and Mrs Skipper. The Latter deposed that her husband had been somewhat depressed lately, but there was nothing whatever to indicate that he intended taking his life. He had not been drinking, the only stimulant he took being a brandy with an egg beaten up in it, which she gave him at regular intervals. The Coroner found that, deceased met his death by a gunshot wound, but that there, was no evidence to show how the fatality occurred. The interment took place at the Te Puke cemetery on Sunday.

Auckland Star, 17th January 1919
Tenders are Invited for the purchase of the following lots or for the whole:-
LOT 1.- The Stock-in-trade and Plant (Including the residue of the Lease of the Store), valued at 1322
LOT 2. -The Book Debts, amounting to 1000 Stock Sheets, Terms and Conditions of Tenders may be seen, and further particulars obtained at the Shop, Matata, or at the Office of the undersigned. Tenders close at my Office at 12 noon, THURSDAY, January 30, 1919.
W. S. FISHER, Administrator. Official Assignee's Office, Auckland. 546

Bay of Plenty times,   20th May 1923
On the 28th last, suddenly, at her residence Cameron Road, Annie Mary, widow of the late John Fisher Skipper, aged 58.

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