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- May 1890
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Thursday 1 May 1890 page 3
Masterton - Fatal Accident -
TEKLER - A
man named Tekler, 22 years old was killed at Eketahuna by a
Melbourne - Fatality - LEE
A man named Lee, who had been on a heavy drinking bout, run amok in the
city last night ----- He was captured after a severe
struggle, but not before he had inflicted seven stab wounds on himself,
from which he died.
Saturday 3 May 1890 page 3
Dunedin - Drowned -
STRACHAN - Charles Strachan was found drowned
in the water of Leith
Dunedin - Death of a Pioneer -
ELLIOT - The death
is reported of Edmund Elliot, one of the pioneers of the Macetown
Blenheim - Drowning - HUSTWICK
Thomas Hustwick, aged 21, a fine athletic youth, was drowned in
the Opawa River last evening. He was out with a companion duck
shooting. The companion missed him and came on into
town. The police and friend instituted a search, and today at 1pm
his body was found in the river, close to shore. Great sympathy
was felt for the father, a chemist and respected citizen.
Greymouth - Death - BARKLEY
James Barkley, of the well known clothing and drapery firm, Smith
& Barkley was found dead in bed this morning. He had not been
ailing in any way.
Invercargill - Drowning - CLARK
A cutter which arrived from the goldfields at Preservation Inlet,
Stewart Island, reports that a contractor named Clark from
Dunedin, was drowned while
attempting to land at Coal Island. The boat capsized, but
the other occupants were rescued.
Monday 5 May 1890
New Plymouth - Inquest -
An inquest was held yesterday afternoon at Stratford, on the body
of Robert S. Agar, who dropped dead on Saturday night on the veranda of
A verdict of death from natural causes was returned.
Westport - Death -
Mrs O'Connor, wife of Mr E.O'Connor, M.H.R. died last night.
Dunedin - death -
KING - King
the second lad injured by the accident late Saturday, died
Dunedin - death - WATSON
The verdict on the body of Robert Watson was "found dead".
It was supposed that the poison was self administered. The
coroner remarked that no doubt many sales of poison took place, and
were not registered.
Patea - death -
PARKES - On
Saturday a child of Mr Parkes Whenuakura, was found dead in bed.
- A little son of Mr. J. Dickson fell off a cart and broke
his back, dying almost immediately.
Tuesday 6 May 1890
Patea - Death -
BROWN - The body of Miss Brown aged 17 years who was
reported missing since Saturday, has been discovered in a dam known as
Dunedin - Fatal accident -
FINLAYSON - A man named Finlayson, who was
injured through a car turning over a month ago, died at hospital today.
Death in Australia - ROBERTS
Mr F. Roberts formerly of Dunedin, died in Australia.
Dunedin - Inquest - MELOR
At the inquest on the boys Melor & King, who were killed by
being thrown froma butchers cart on Saturday afternoon. It
appeared that the horse attached to
the cart was young and easily
frightened. A verdict was returned that the deceased were
accidently killed by the upsetting of a cart. A rider was added
exonerating the driver from blame, the jury being of the opinion that
he did all he could under the circumstances.
Wednesday 7 May 1890 page 3
CHRISTIE - A man named Christie , a recent
arrival from New Zealand to Melbourne was burnt to death at a
house at Rushworth last night.
CHOY - Wong Choy, a Chinese digger at Skippers, has died
from influenza. - Invercargill -
Thursday 8 May 1890
DRIVER - A
girl named Driver fell over a cliff at Purakanui, she died last
night. - Dunedin -
McCANN - Mr John
McCann, was feeding cows at Waiuku, when he fell dead, it is supposed
from heart disease. - North Canterbury
Friday 9 May 1890
Obituary - London - NAYSMITH
Mr James Naysmith , engineer, author of works on mechanism &
astronomy died aged 82. He was born in Edinburgh on 19
August 1808 son of Alexander Naysmith a well known landscape painter,
youngest of 5 children. there is a lengthy column about James.
Saturday 10 May 1890
- During the passage of the ship Lady Jocelyn from London
Lyttelton, an apprentice named Henry Wingate was lost overboard.
DRIVER - A girl
aged 13 years named Agnes Driver died on Wednesday from injuries
received through an accident at Long Beach, Purakanni on April 27th.
--------- there is lots more.
Monday 12 May 1890
Marton - Found dead - RICHARDS
Mr P.C. Richards an old settler was found dead in his bed at the
Railway Hotel yesterday. A bottle of bird poison partly emptied
was on the table near him.
It was supposed he drank the poison during the night by mistake.
Wednesday 14 May 1890 page 3
Motueka - GROSS
Last night a man named Robert Gross, a resident of Motueka, when
passing the Post Office there, fell, and before he could be
carried home, expired.
The cause of death was heart disease.
Auckland - drowning - Charles PAHL
Arrived - Elinor Vernon, from Wellington, when off the East Cape,
in a gale on Monday morning, Charles Pahl, the boatswain fell of
the jibboom and was drowned. He had been sent to furl the flying
jib. The ship tacked for about an hour and a half but no trace
was found of Pahl. He was German and about
28 years of age.
Dunedin - found dead - SALTER
Mr Thomas Salter died suddenly at his res. Andersons Bay Road. In
December he arrived from Sydney with his family, in indifferent
health. He having been in
an lunatic asylum before coming here,
it had been ordered that no spirits should be given him, but during his
wife's absence in town, Salter procured some rum and
on her return he
was found dead.
Fatality - Addington Railway. - GROVES
Harry Groves, shunter at Addington met his death. ------- lots
Sydney - Fatality - McFALYN
The mail train from Brisbane was shunting at Farley, near Maitland,
when the mail train from Sydney dashed into it. The force
of the collison was terrific. A
jockey named McFalyn was
killed. ------- lots more.
Friday 16 May 1890 page 3
Invercargill - Death - GRAY
James Gray a shoemaker at East Invercargill, was found dead in a chair
this afternoon, in his own house. The deceased was an old
resident and much respected.
He was a native of Ayreshire, and aged 71
years. He had not been known to be suffering from any disease
lately, to cause sudden death.
Saturday 17 May 1890
North Canterbury - Sudden Death - ALEXANDER
A lad named James Alexander, aged 16, son of Mr A Alexander of
Woolston, died last night at Mr S.Horrel's farm,
Woodend. Dr Weld who had attended
him, stated that he
could not give a certificate as to the cause of death, and suggested a
post mortem examination.
Addington railway accident - GROVES
A lengthy column about the contraction of the adjourned inquest
into the death of Henry Groves at Addington railway.
Christchurch death -
William Stanley died in hospital yesterday, under circumstances
which will necessitate an inquest. He was a man of about 50 years
of age, many years employed
reporter of the Telegraph newspaper. He lived in St.Albans and
had no known relatives in the Colony. -----
Lyttelton - Flags Half Mast - Brothers FITZGERALD
The flags in the shipping and places of business in Lyttelton were
lowered to half mast this morning as a token of respect to the memory
of the Brothers Fitzgerald. Late Captain & Chief
Officer of the schooner Maud Graham, who were drowned from that
vessel. article at left hand bottom
of page 3
Lost Overboard - FITZGERALD
Brothers Captain Fitzgerald were blown overboard on
the schooner Maaud Graham bound for Auckland from Lyttelton.
a long column on right hand bottom of page 3
Monday 19 May 1890
HEATH - George
The jury returned a verdict of accidently
killed. ------------- lots more
Inquest - STANLEY
an inquest on William Stanley who died in the Hospital on Friday
evening, was held at 5pm on Saturday.
-----lots more returned a verdict,
death from natural causes.
Auckland - CASTLE
A resident of Avondale, named John Castle, formerly of the West
Coast, died suddenly yesterday from the bursting of a blood
Wednesday 21 May 1890
Christchurch - Sudden death - MAULTSAID
About half past seven o'clock this morning a male child named
Maultsaid, five months old, was found dead in bed, at the house of its
mother, 22 Gloucester St. Linwood. It had been suffering
whooping cough for about 5 weeks
-------- there is lots more.
Thursday 22 May 1890
Inquest - child - MAULTSAID
An inquest on the little child Maultsaid, who died suddenly at Linwood,
yesterday, was held before Mr R. Beetham, and a coroners jury yesterday
afternoon. The medical evidence showed that death had been caused
by acute laryngitis, and a verdict to that effect was returned.
Monday 26 May 1890
Volunteer Funeral - HUMPHREYS
Mr F. Humphreys, who died from the effects of an accident on Sunday,
was a first class S
Sergeant of the Rangiora Rifles and consequently he would be
buried with military honours. Deceased was a member of the fine
Rifle Corps that existed
in the early days at Rangiora and always took much interest in
Fatality - Mt. Grey, North Canterbury - HARRIS
Shortly before 1 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, young man named Harris
from the North Loburn district informed the Rangiora Police that Thomas
Harvey, Manager of Mr Stuart's farm, near the Grey
River, had been accidently shot dead whilst out in the bush at
the foot of Mt. Grey, He was about 32 years of age, leaves a wife
and 6 children, the youngest 6 mths. .-------------------
is one and half columns long
Inquest - Mrs Annie GILL
An inquest was held at the house of Mr Patrick Gill, farmer, of
Rolleston, yesterday, into the cause of death of his wife Mrs
Annie Gill. The evidence showed that she complained of feeling
unwell while preparing supper on Sat. night and died shortly
afterwards. --------- lots
more. deceased was suffering from heart disease. Death from
Fatality - HUMPHREYS
On Saturday evening an accident happened to Mr Frank Humphreys, senior,
of Rangiora, which terminated fatally yesterday.
He leaves a wife and grown up family, the majority of whom are
married. An inquest will be held today.
Tuesday 27 May 1890
Killed on a Tramway - MILNER
A boy about 12 years of age met instantaneous death, by a tram
accident on the Ferry Road, near St. Peters Church. The deceased
named Hugh Milner, a son of Mr Edward Milner, wheelwright, Sydenham,
fell off the platform of the first car. --------- lots more.
Wednesday 28 May 1890 page 3
Christchurch - sudden death - CREWES
Yesterday afternoon a child named Sydney George Crewes, two years and
four months old, son of Rev. J. Crewes, died rather suddenly at
his Father's residence. Simmons St. Addington, It was
decided to hold an inquest. ------
Christchurch - LEWIS
An elderly man named George Lewis, sixty-seven years of age, died
suddenly at his res. London St. Christchurch, yesterday evening.
An inquest was fixed for today.
Inquest - Christchurch -
An inquest into the cause of death of Uriah Milner was held at
Lancaster Park Hotel at 4-30pm yesterday.
------ lots more
The jury returned a verdict of "accidental death"
Thursday 29 May 1890
Fatal accident - Waipawa - LARSEN
At the inquest on Taunt Larsen found dead between Takapau and
Norsewood, the evidence showed that deceased was thrown from his horse
and dragged some yards. He had been drinking, but not
excessively. The verdict was accidently killed by falling from a
Funeral of a Cadet - MILNER
About a hundred members of the Queens Cadets assembled at their
Drillshed, South Belt, this afternoon under Sergeant-Major Linn, for
the purpose of attending the funeral of their late comrade, Uriah
Milner, who lost his life by a tram accident on Monday. They
marched to the residence of the deceased's parents on the Gasworks Road
and then proceeded the cortege to the Woolston Cemetery, where the
internment took place.
Saturday 31 May 1890
obituary - CUNNINGHAM
One by one the early settlers of Canterbury, those who have had to bear
the burden of colonization- are passing away to their last resting
At an early hour this morning, Mr Andrew Hunter Cunningham of
died after a long illness, at a venerable age. -------------
He was born in Worcestershire, trained as a school teacher till 1859
then sailed for NZ. -- surviving son Mr C.A.Cunningham an Officer
of the Sheep Department.
Death - FEREDAY
We regret to announce the death of Mrs R.W. Fereday, who died at her
res. in Fendalton at 5am. aged 54 years.
She was Secretary of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Inquest - Waipawa - WOOLLERTON
An inquest was held today at Waipukurau on the body of W. Woollerton,
who was brought to the Hospital yesterday and died soon
afterwards. The inquest was adjourned for a week for further