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Arthur Uting

Entrepreneur & Town Councillor

Keith Tankard
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Updated: 14 October 2009
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DEATH NOTICE: see the Cape Archives, MOOC 6/9/374, No 656.
OBITUARY: see the Daily Dispatch, 16.2.1898 and 17.2.1898.

Arthur Wilhelm Ludwig Uting was born in Potsdam (Germany) in December 1850 and emigrated to the Cape Colony in 1878.

He settled first in King William's Town and then East London, where he established a toyshop -- L Uting & Company -- which opened in January 1897. He was also a general merchant, and owned an oilman's store and a delicatessen.

Uting was elected to the Town Council unopposed for Ward 3 in August 1895 but failed to gain re-election in February 1896.

He died at Stutterheim on 15 February 1898, at the age of 47.

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