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Name: PHARAZYN, Eric Louis (Capt.)

Nee: son of Louis Charles Pharazyn

Birth Date: 24 May 1891 New Zealand

Death Date: 3 June 1952 Kitale

Nationality: New Zealand

First Date: 1920

Profession: Settler, Kitale. Megson & Pharazyn Ltd

Area: Farm 271/275b, Trans Nzoia, Kitale, Eldoret

Married: Marjorie Eunice Girth Richardson

Children: Dennis Lewis Charles (1925 Warwick-Nov 1965 Pietermaritzburg); Robert Eric Patrick (19 June 1923)

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, EA & Rhodesia, Red 22, Trans Nzoia Scrapbook, Pioneers, SS, Macmillan, Barnes

General Information:

Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Trans Nzoia Voters List
East Africa & Rhodesia - 19/6/52 - Mr Eric Louis Pharazyn, a New Zealander, who was one of the early settlers in the Trans Nzoia district of Kenya, has died in Kitale at the age of 61. After serving in the 1914-18 war, during which he received the White Eagle of Servia for liaison work, he went to Kenya, where his farming interests were chiefly concerned with stock. He served throughout the recent war with the East African Pioneer Corps. He leaves a widow and 2 sons.
Red 22 - Honorary Permit Issuer - E.L. Pharazyn, Trinity Estates, Eldoret
Trans Nzoia Scrapbook - Article by Marjorie Pharazyn - Early Settlement in the Trans Nzoia
Trans Nzoia Scrap Book - 'Amateur Dramatics' - [1928] About this time Eric Pharazyn instigated the Kitale Players who put plays on in the Kitale Hotel
Soldier Settlement Scheme after WW1 - Class B - Capt. E.L. Pharazyn, 96 Ashley Gardens, SW1 - Farm 272
Macmillan 1930 -  Megson and Pharazyn Limited - The business of Messrs Megson and Pharazyn Ltd was one of the first concerns started at Bahati Township in 1923 when that place was intended as the site upon and around which local commercial activities would revolve. A year later it was transferred  to where the town of Kitale now is and underwent very rapid development; so much so that there was difficulty in getting suitable and reliable assistants for the many departments into which the undertaking expanded. Accordingly in the early part of 1929 the shareholders of the limited liability company into which the firm had been formed on June 30th 1928 arranged to their mutual satisfaction and for the greater enhancement of their interests to divide the business into separate and distinct concerns. Thus the printing department executing general jobbing and commercial work is now owned and operated by Mr E.L. Pharazyn and is the only enterprise of the kind in the town. Mr Pharazyn is the printer and publisher of 'The Trans Nzoia Post' which is an excellent advertising medium issued free every week and has a circulation of 700. It may be mentioned that the printing department was initiated by Mr P. Megson of Messrs A. Megson and Sons Ltd. The well-known printers of Manchester who went from that city to Kitale specially for the purpose and who is at the time of writing still supervising its affairs. Three of the share holders took over the department for hardware and implements and are running it under the title Associated Hardware. Mr F.L. Megson who founded the business with Mr Pharazyn and is cousin of Mr A. Megson already referred to holds the controlling interest in the remaining departments which are carried on under the name of Megson and Pharazyn Ltd.
Barnes - Kitale Cemetery - Eric Louis Pharazyn - died 3 Jun 1952
Red 25 has E.L. Pharazyn, Kitale.
Red 25 - Honorary Permit Issuer.
Hut has E.T. Pharazyn 1922 Eldoret partner with Walker Luxford.
Hut - Donated land for airfield
Gazette - 26/9/1923 - Voters Register - Plateau North - Capt. Eric Louis Pharazyn, Settler Eldoret

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