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Samuel Larter

Entrepreneur & Town Councillor

Keith Tankard
Updated: 14 October 2009
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DEATH NOTICE: see the Cape Archives, MOOC 6/9/1373, No 463.
OBITUARY: see the Daily Dispatch, 14.12.1918.

Samuel Robert Larter was born in Battersea (Surrey) on 2 December 1852.

After his emigration to the Cape, he lived in Queenstown and Lady Frere before moving to East London where he became a merchant.

After he had retired from business, he joined the Town Council, being elected unopposed for Ward 2 in March 1907. He retired on rotation in 1910 but lost the ensuing election to Thomas Kirk.

Larter died on 12 December 1918 at the age of 66, and was buried at East London.

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