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2 December 1889 - page 3
Sudden Death - New Plymouth
The wife of a settler named
Griffiths died suddenly yesterday. She had been confined a fortnight
ago, and was in
apparently good health, but on getting up yesterday, said she felt
faint and expired. The cause of death was embolism of the heart.
Fatal Accident - Blenheim - JONES
A man, William Jones, was
picked up near Jordan on Friday, having evidently been thrown from his
horse. He was taken to the Accomodation House and
a few hours from peritonitis. He was emancipated in appearance and had
heavily. He is believed to have been a hotelkeeper in Timaru.
A Cricketer drowned -
Auckland - DUFAUR
Percy Dufaur a well known
cricketer and vocalist was drowned in the harbour this morning, while
going over to his
yacht. The body was washed ashore.
Wedding in Tai-Tapu. - HERRICK -
On Wednesday last, the
marriage of Mr E. W. Herrick, 3rd son of Mr J. Herrick of Meadowbank,
to Miss Mary Agnes Watson, 2nd daughter of Mr John Watson.
They were married in the Lincoln Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Anderson,
Bridesmaids were Misses Watson &
Herrick, Groomsmen were Messers J. Watson & H. Herrick.
Inquest for Mr William WALLS
a lengthy write up,
---- Mr Walls died on the Port Hills.
4 December 1889
Sudden Death - New Plymouth
A sudden death occured last
night, William Perkins of Wortley Road, near Inglewood, was heard to
moan during the night. His wife got up, lit a
candle and found her husband dead.
Obituary - Auckland - Mr
A cable message announces
the death of Mr John Milne, well known in commercial circles in
Auckland. He left Auckland in April last on a trip to
England, and was returning home when he died from pleurisey, on the
voyage between Melbourne & Sydney. Remains are to be
brought to Auckland for internment. A
daughter of Mr Milne is married to Rev. Spencer of Dunedin.
Thursday 5 December 1889
Fatal Accident - Auckland - HALL
A miner named Richard Hall
was killed today at Waiorongonini ?, Te Aroha, while at work on the
6 December 1889
Large Funeral Cust District
During the last few months
the rate of mortality in the Cust District has been high, quite a
number of deaths have occured. On Saturday the remains
of Andrew, son
of Richard Thompson, a
well known farmer, were interred in the Public Cemetery, being followed
by a large gathering of friends. The deceased was a mechanic of no mean
ability, having taken out a patent for an improvement
in the working of agricultural machinery. His illness, which was a
severe one, extended
over 9 years.
Mr S. Early fulfilled the duties of undertaker.
Cust District - COTTLE
The Cust District has lost
one of its best settlers in the person of Mr Thomas Cottle, who is
about to leave for Auckland.
During his stay, the medicinal properties
of the eucalyptus were fully recognised resulting in the preparation of that well known
remedy, Cottles Colonial Cure, which has had extensive sales throuhgout
Obituary - Mr John CONWAY
is an abbrieviated version of the obit. in the paper.Mr Conway arrived
here in 1868, a member of the Irish Constabulary, was stationed in
Lyttelton. He had an accident, was compensated and left, purchased the
White Crane Hotel
at Woodend and became lessee of of the Grosvenor Hotel. he leaves a
widow and family
of 8 to deplore his loss.
Death - Greymouth - WELLSPRING -
William Wellspring, age 57,
died from drinking contaminated water.
7 December 1889
Found Dead - Auckland - Mr WOOLLEY -
The manager of a flax mill
at Riverhead, Mr Woolley was found dead in his bed yesterday morning.
9 December 1889
Dunedin - Mr ADAIR -
The body of Mr H.M.Adair, a
well known draughtsman in Queenstown, and forest ranger under Govt. was
found floating in Lake
Wakitipu this morning.
Napier - Accident - BEAMISH
Ernest Reginald Beamish,
only son of Capt. Beamish of the Chatham Islands, was accidently
drowned yesterday while bathing at Monini.
Thursday 12 December 1889
Hotel Burnt - Eketahuna
CUTLERS Railway Hotel was burnt last
13 December 1889 page 3
Obituary - Dunedin - PILLANS
The death is announced of
Mr. Pillans of Clutha, a runholder and Pisciculturist.
Drowning at Rangiora - BURT
An elderly man named David
Burt was found drowned in the Borough gravel pit at Rangiora. It
appears he was subject to epileptic fits, and walked
and walked into the water while suffering one. Lots more ------------
17 December 1889
Body found - Taylors
Mistake - BUCKETT -
The police received
information this morning that the body of the unfortunate man Samuel
Buckett, who was drowned at Taylors Mistake on Sunday 8
December had been found.
Death on The "Arawa"
This vessel arrived at
Wellington yesterday forenoon, a death occured on the voyage, that of
Mr Huxterly, a third cabin
passenger, from heart disease.
Death - Oamaru - DOIG -
Mr W. Doig, a farmer
resident at Papakaio was found dead in one of his paddocks today. He
was supposed to have met with an accident.
Death - Hokitika - McLEOD
At Lorrikina, Kumara, a
miner named Norman McLeod was found dead. It is stated that the
deceased who was fossicking, was seen by some men in the same
position on their return from dinner, as when they went out and they
found life was extinct.
Death - Dunedin - URQUHART -
James Urquhart, a carpenter
been employed in the Railway Dept. for the past 10 years, was crossing
from the railway sheds
at the back of the station, this morning to take the South train, when
a shunting engine ran over him and completely diemembered him. The
deceased who has lived in Dunedin leaves a widow and 4 children.
Wednesday 18 December 1889
Fatal Accident - Killinchy
A man named William
Thompson was thrown out of his dray at Killinchy last night. He was
dragged for some distance along the road and received
injuries from which he died this morning.
19 December 1889
Obituary - INGRAM - London
Death has removed one of
the oldest congregational ministers in London, the Rev. G.F.Ingram, who
but recently retird from
the pastoral charge of the church at Richmond, where he had laboured
upwards of 24 years. The deceased was in his 75th year, was ordained in
1842 at Alloa ? He subsequently held pastorates at Glasgow and
Twiccccckenham before settling in Richmond.
Accidental death in Sydney
men names Cape & Beecroft were engaged today mixing non-corrosive
paint in a ship building yard at Pyrmont?, when the compound exploded
with terrible violence. Both men received fearful injuries and are now
20 December 1889
Inquest - Killinchy - THOMPSON (Canterbury)
------ verdict accidental
Accidental death - Auckland
- Samuel VIVIAN
The man named Samuel
Vivian, who was injured by falling from the United Service Hotel, died
Burnt to death - Wellington
Mrs Hooper who was
seriously burnt at Upper Hutt, by her clothes catching fire, while she
was papering a room, died yesterday.
Death - Dunedin - ASHCROFT
Mr George Henry Ashcroft,
station master, of Dunedin shot himself this morning with a pistol.
Deceased who was one of the most popular men in
leaves a wife and 3 children.
Saturday 21 December 1889 page 3
Obituary - Mrs HAMILTON - Christchurch
We regret to announce the
death on Friday night at Latimer Square of Mrs Hamilton. The deceased
was the widow of
the late Mr W.J.W.Hamilton, Collector of Customs and R.M. and the
eldest daughter of the late James Townsend one of the earliest settlers in
Canterbury. Mrs Hamilton resided with her family for many years
at Dampiers Bay,
Lyttelton, where her children were born, and where she excercised a
notable influence for good through her many excellent
sound and moral guidelines. When Mr Hamilton resigned his office in the
Civil Service, the
family removed to Christchurch, where the deceased lady has since
resided. Since the death of her husband Mrs Hamilton has more or
less been invalided. On Friday she succumbed to a sudden and somewhat
of a complaint which she has suffered much through the past 2 years.
mrs Hamilton was widely known, deservedly loved,and will be
deeply regretted by her friends.
Wanganui - BASON
A well known identity named
Reuben Bason was discovered this morning by his son. shot through the
----------- lots more.
Auckland - RENARD
A man named Henry Renard a
Frenchman, employed at Douglas Bros. sawmills, Helensville, was found
dead in the mill, with
his head split open. He had been engaged drawing logs and it is
supposed that he was struck on the head with a chain which has slipped.
Inquest - POLSON
the inquest on the body of John Polson, recently drowned in the
Harbour, the jury recomended that the Royal Humane Society be advised
to present a medal to Robert MOORE
who on the occasion of the accident,
by which Polson lost his life, saved the life of JOHNSON another of those who fell
from the boat
but was unable to swim. The Auckland Naval Corps. have resolved to
present 15 pounds to Polson widow.
Homeward Bound - STARKY
Mr G.B.Starky owner
of Brackenfield, near Amberley, left Christchurch
last night for a sojourn in the old Colony. He departed from Lyttelton
in the "HAUROTO"
After staying in Australia a short time he leaves
Melbourne for London on the s.s. VALETTA
A returned Colonist -
Mr Joseph Ives and his
family returned to Christchurch last night after having made a
prolonged stay in Victoria.
Tuesday 24 December 1889 page 3
Died at sea - Capt. DRYSDALE
The ship City of Delhi
which arrived at Lyttelton this morning from Calcutta lost her Capt. on
the voyage. The deceased
Capt. Drysdale was well known at Lyttelton and visited the port some
years ago in the same vessel. He took ill on 1st December and
gradually worsened until 14th December when he died. The complaint was
stated to be general
debility. The Chief Officer Capt. Swan bought the vessel into
Obituary - GRIFFITH - Christchurch
It is with sincere regret
we have to announce the death of Mr E.G.Griffith, a gentleman well
known and universally
respected in sporting
circles. His death occured at his residence in Avonside at an early
hour this morning.
27 December 1889
Inquest at Lyttelton -
The inquest of Andrew
Bruce, who met his death by drowning alongside the RMSS "ARAWA" on wed.
night, was held at
White - Parsons, Mitre Hotel today.
-------- lots more.
30 December 1889
Dunedin - John McCOLLEY
John McColley who last week
fell mover the Otaku Bridge, died in the Hospital yesterday, never
17 January 2005