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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 6 (October 1, 1930)

Obituary. — Mr. C. A. Marcus

Mr. C. A. Marcus.

The death occurred at Wellington on 5th October, 1930, at the age of 92 years, of Mr. C. A. Marcus, formerly Stationmaster at Timaru. Mr. Marcus came to Wellington from Queensland and obtained employment on the construction of the Hutt railway. On the opening, in April, 1874, of the line from Wellington to Lower Hutt, he was appointed Guard, and held that position till January, 1878, when he was appointed Stationmaster at Marton. In April of the same year he was transferred in a similar capacity to Halcombe, and in December, 1880, to Wanganui. He remained at Wanganui till May, 1896, when he was promoted to Timaru. He retired on superannuation on 17th October, 1904, and on his retirement took up his residence in Wellington.