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NORFOLK ISLAND, Tuesday. Mrs. Isabelle Christian, one of the original Pitcairn settlers, died suddenly this evening. Mrs. Christian was 78 years of age.
NORFOLK ISLAND, Tuesday. Mrs. Diana Adams, one of the original Pitcairn Islanders, has died. She was 91 years of age.
AUCKLAND, Thursday. The death has occurred of George Gideon Quintal, 84, a great-grandson of Martin Quintal, a member of the Bounty's crew. Mr. G. G. Quintal was the first descendant of a member of the Bounty's crew born on Norfolk Island after the itcairn Islanders changed their abode. He left Norfolk Island at the age of 15, and went to sea, eventually becoming a master mariner. Mr. Quintal achieved a high reutation as a boatman, being regarded as one of the most skilful steerers in the Pacific. He had many adventures, and was wrecked 11 times. Mr. Quintal came to New Zealand 38 years ago.
The death occurred, on Pitcairn Island, on August 5, of Mrs. Ada M. Christian, widow of the late Richard Edgar Christian, who was Chief Magistrate of the Colony. Mrs. Christian was a leading figure on the island, wielding a strong influence in the little community. She was the daughter of James Russell McCoy, who was Chief Magistrate for several years. Mrs. Christian's grandfather was Matthew McCoy (grandson of William McCoy, of the "Bounty"). It was Matthew who, while Chief Magistrate, met with a fatal accident in 1853, at the visit of the "Virago," the first steamship
There now is not one named McCoy residing on Pitcairn Island, but the name continues at Norfolk Island.
Besides five grandchildren, Mrs. Christian leaves two married sons and a daughter, Mrs. Robert Young. One sister lives in Brisbane and another is a nurse in America.