George Gatonby Stead (1841 – 1908)

George Gatonby Stead (1841 – 1908)     Died of Brights Disease          Place of Death: Christchurch Very successful Christchurch Business man. Buried at Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch The story of George Gatonby Stead: http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/george-gatonby-stead-1841-1908/ Photo taken by https://www.facebook.com/CanterburyRacing

George Gatonby Stead (1841 – 1908)

George Gatonby Stead was born in London, England. At the age of 9, his parents moved his life to South Africa where he lived until he was 24. During that time he became a excellent rider and good shot with a rifle. On returning to England in 1865, he soon decided to emigrate to Canterbury, …