John ‘Jack’ Etherden Coker (1831 -1894) Died of ill health Place of Death: Christchurch
* Established the business that became the ‘Warners’ Hotel (Cathedral Square, 1863) and built the Cokers Building (Manchester Street, between George and Allen Streets, 1879). Both these buildings were lost to the quakes of 2011.
For a closer look at the story of the Jack Coker: http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/john-jack-etherden-coker-1831-1894/
Jack is buried at Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch.
*Photo courtesy of Annette Bulovic*