from the Brighton Southern Cross titled "The Late ex-Councillor W. T.
T. Huntley died last Saturday at his residence in Thomas-street at the age
of 72 years. He had not enjoyed the best of health in recent years,
but the announcement of his death came as painful surprise to the community.
He leaves a widow and 3 sons and five daughters. He was born in
Collingwood in 1845, and two years later came to reside in Brighton with his
The late Mr. Huntley
was a member of the Brighton Council for over 30 years. He represented
the East Ward during that time. He lost his seat in 1893, when Messrs.
Cheeseman, Stone and Bent were returned, but six years afterwards he won in
a straighout contest with the late Cr. Cheeseman, who, in turn, was
re-elected on the death of Sir Thomas Bent. Mr. Huntley retired in
1911 owing to ill-health, and the Council passed resolutions thanking him
for his long and faithful service to the town, and expressed appreciation of
his actions as a councillor. He enjoyed the unanimous goodwill and
esteem of his brother-councillors for his unassuming manner and
reasonableness on all matters. His opinions were never aggressively
expressed, but were respected as being invariably sound and sensible.
He was liked generally by all with whom he came in contact, as one who could
see both sides of a question and gave credit for honesty of purpose of
others. As a cricketer, he took a keen pleasure in the game, both as a
player and a supporter, and always could be relied on for material
assistance in old-time games between Brighton and other councils. He
followed the district cricket for many years as president of the Hurlingham
The funeral took place
on Monday at the Brighton Cemetery, when Rev. W. Ham conducted the service
at the grave. The pall-bearers included Crs. T. Wilson, Francis, and
Satchwell, and ex-Crs. Macpherson and Stone.
The arrangements were carried out by Messrs. J. Monkhouse and Son, of