Papers Past - April 1891 -
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1 April 1891
Gisborne - Drowned -
BOURKE - The clothes of Mr John Bourke,
Town Clerk, were found at the end of the breakwater at 8 o'clock
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Wellington - drowned - GILLESPIE
A private telegram received here states that S. Leonie and Viva
Gillespie, aged 14 and 16, daughters of Mr H.C. Gillespie ,
manager of the Kauri
timber works, Thames, were drowned in the
Kaneranga yesterday afternoon.
Wellington - CAMPTON -
A young man named Otto Campton, while engaged in excavating some
ground at the new lunatic asylum, Porirua yesterday, was buried
fall of earth. he was taken out and brought to the
hospital, where he died this afternoon.
Dunedin - CAMPBELL
William Campbell, a miner, was killed in the Bendigo mine,
Cromwell, on Saturday. He was carrying dynamite in a
bucket, and a lighted candle,
when an explosion occurred
and Campbell was killed.
Wedding at Kumara - BEAN -
Yesterday morning the wedding of the rev. W.S.Bean curate of Holy
Trinity Church, Kumara, to Miss Seddon,, eldest daughter of the
Mines, was solomised.
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Oamaru - James BOWLER
A boy named James Bowler died suddenly yesterday. An inquest was
held and the jury returned a verdict of death by the visitation of
God. The post mortem disclosed that the deceased had ruptured his
liver, which was badly diseased.
Friday 3 April
1891 page 2
Inquest - Auckland -
VEITCH - At the
inquest on the body of Veitch, the victim of the Wairoa
tragedy, the Coroner's jury returned a verdict ----------
4 April 1891
Festivities at Longbeach.
A general holiday was observed at the Longbeach Estate on Thursday, in
honour of the marriage of the proprietor's son, Mr J.C.N.Grigg and
between 600 - 700 people assembled to enjoy the
liberal entertainment provided by Mr Grigg.
Fire - Temuka - HORNBROOK
A two-roomed cottage at Temuka occupied by Mrs Hornbrook, was
destroyed by fire at 2o'clock on Thursday morning.
Departure - Coptic -
Among the many passengers who leave by the Coptic
this morning, few
will leave behind them more friends than
Mr & Mrs J.E.Coker
couple, having leased their hotel and sold their private private
properties, are about to travel for the benefit of Mr Coker's
Monday 6 April 1891
Obituary - NIMMO -
Yesterday morning, at Dunedin, Mr Nimmo, of the well known firm
of seed merchants, Messrs Nimmo
and Blair, died at the ripe
old age of 70 years.
Mr Nimmo will be greatly missed by his many
friends and acquaintances in the southern capital as well as in
Christchurch and elsewhere.
Probates granted -
Francis Grellier STEDMAN:
Letters of administration -
REEVES - William a very
lengthy piece on William Reeves who
passed away age 66 on Sat. evening, born February 10th,
1825 in Clapham, England.
also a very lengthy piece on his
funeral. ---- email me for a copy.
8 April 1891 page 3
Death - Mr
Mr E. Hammond who resided at Rangiora for a number of years, and was
well known in musical circles as a vocalist and cornet player of no
mean ability, died at White Rock Station on Monday evening, after
long illness, which supervened an attack of influenza during the
epidemic of that disorder last year. Deceased was master of
brass band for several years, and subsequently filled the same office
in the Rifle Company's band, but at the beginning of the year his
necessitated his discharge. Out of respect, however the members
of the corps will attend his funeral in uniform. The funeral will
take place at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Silver Wedding - DUDLEY
The Ven Archdeacon and Mrs Dudley celebrated their silver wedding
yesterday at their residence, Earnley, Rangiora,
by entertaining a number of friends.
Inquest - Fire - Nelson - CHISHOLM
The inquest relative to the fire by which the new residence of
T.S.Chisholm was destroyed on February 11 last, was concluded
this evening. --------
Auckland - HYNDMAN
Samuel Hyndman, the miner who was injured whilst endeavouring to
rescue the men buried alive by the Huntley disaster, died this
morning at the
Hamilton Hospital. He leaves a widow and 4 children.
Stratford - SOUTHWOOD -
No further trace has been found of the missing tourist Mr
Southwood. The police search party who returned last night had a
owing to the snow. The uncle of Mr Southwood has offered a reward
to anyone who will find the body and deposit it at Stratford.
10 April 1891
Obituary - Dunedin -
HOUGHTON - Mr Henry
Houghton, the German consul, is dead.
Inquest - Dunedin -
SNOW - At the
inquest on Mr Jonathon Snow, Outram, the jury found
that death was occasioned by laudanum poisoning -------
Probates - Hugh
Letters of administration - Edward Vesey HAMILTON.
Saturday 11th April
- missing issue
Monday 13 April
- page 3
A Fatal result - Charles JAMES -
Charles James, the 4yr old son of Mr James of Lyttelton, who was kicked
by a horse on the bridle Path, Lyttelton, some 5 weeks ago, died
night from the injuries received. The little fellow was
badly kicked in the temple, and although he had been under the care of
a medical man, he gradually sank.
14 April 1891 page 3
BRENNAN - Joseph Brennan, formerly cook in the
Union Company's service, died suddenly yesterday from jaundice.
Oamaru - RYDER -
At the inquest on the body of Henry Ryder, adopted infant son of Mr
John Ryder, of Waimate, the jury returned a verdict of death from
convulsions due to
congestion of the brain.
April 1891 page 3
HAYES - Mr Matthew
Hayes, 72 years fell while walking in David Street
Caversham, last night, and died before medical assistance could
Thursday 16 April 1891
Timaru - HOWARTH -
Two months ago a man named Ralph Howarth left the Pukaki
accomodation house in the horrors, and was lost. The
police search failed to find him. A few days ago his clothes were
found a few miles away, and on further search, his body was
Friday 17 April
1891 page 3
Dunedin - drowned - YOUNG -
John Young, 19 years of age, farm labourer, was drowned in a
creek at Brighton yesterday. Deceased despite the warnings of his
fellow servants, insisted
on trying to take a sensational leap over the
deepest part of the creek, and though he landed on the opposite
bank, fell back into 10 feet of water.
He was unable to swim.
Ann HODGE, James LAW.
18 April 1891 page 3
Death of an old Identity -
On Friday night, at Lyttelton, there passed away another of the
old identities whose ranks are being stripped at a rapid rate.
The last victim is John (Sid) Cowan, who arrived in Lyttelton in the
ship Sir George Pollock in 1851. The deceased has, with the
exception of about 12 mths spent on the Victoria diggings,
resided in Lyttelton ever since. He married fellow passenger by
the same ship, and now has several grown up sons in the
place. For some considerable time past Cowan has been
bedridden, suffering from cancer in the throat, which
terminated his exsistence.
20 April 1891
Obituary - Nelson - BRISTOW
Mr Arthur Bristow, Manager of the National Bank, died
yesterday after a long illness.
Shipping - arrived RMS Ruapehu
from London. Her dates are: London March
6th, Plymouth March 8th, Teneriffe March 13th,
Capetown March 29th,
Hobart April 17th, death on
board - fireman named John ALFANETTE died of
Passengers for Lyttelton -
First Saloon - Messrs Banks, Samlin, McDonald,
and Miss Key,
Third saloon - Mrs Quinn, Miss Gilmer, Messrs
Leather, Murphy, Packer, Swords, and Young.
22 April 1891 page 3
Melbourne - Fatal accident - MAUSELL -
Captain Mausell, Aide-de-camp to the Governor of South
Australia, was run over by a train at Richmond and killed.
Auckland - John GILBERT -
A young man named John Gilbert employed as a gum digger, died
suddenly at Tairua of heart disease. He had been only 3 years in
and was 26 years of age.
Inquest -Auckland - Moses CHAMBERS
At the inquest on the body of moses Chambers, a bricklayer, who
died suddenly at Epsom. ------------
Lost overboard - Dunedin -
The Haurote, from Newcastle direct, arrived today. She reports
that on April 20th -----Joseph Oakley A.B. fell overboard while washing
of the port life-boat. --------
Obituary - Mr W.McCLURE
Mr W.McClure, who has been known in Canterbury for a long time,
died at the Waikouaiti, on Wednesday at the age of 69. Mr McClure
native of Tasmania, -------- He leaves a widow and small
family. longish column email me for
27 April 1891
Wellington - drowning -
Mr Duncan McDougall, sheepfarmer, was drowned in the Lower
Wairarapa lake by the upsetting of a punt, while out duck
Auckland - fatal shooting - GREENWOOD -
Mr Joseph Greenwood, who contested Eden at the recent
elections, was found dead on his farm at mount Roskill,
this morning. he went out with a gun,
saying he was going to
catch horses, and was found shot -------- He leaves a wife and 10
children. He was Chairman of the Mt. Roskill Licensing
and Roads Board.
Letters of Naturalisation -
JENSEN - Martin mariner, Lyttelton.
Found dead - John McCARTHY
Inspector Pender received a telegram this morning from Ross,
Westland, stating that a miner named john McCarthy was found dead
in his claim there at 10 am yesterday. he was a native of
Templemore, County Tipperary, Ireland, was about 55 years of age,
and had been 26 years in Ross, he had a sister living in
Wedding at Opawa -
Dr MURRAY-AINSLEY & Miss KEY.
A chrysanthemum wedding took place yesterday afternoon, the chief
actors being Dr Murray-Ansley & Miss Key, who arrived from England
Ruapehu about 10 days ago. --- lots
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Page 4 -
Auckland - GREENWOOD
a lengthy piece, email for a copy.
29 April 1891 Page 3
Reefton - Fatal Accident - SANDS -
Harry Sands was killed today by a fall of earth in a cutting at the
Midland railway works, near Squaretown. The deceased was
working in a face
when the fall took place from the top, smothering
him. he leaves a wife and grown up family.
Obituary - Dunedin -
WILKIE - Mr James Wilkie, bookseller, well
known in connection with the
Acclimatisation Society, died of pneumonia, after a short illness
McCARTHY - A miner named J.McCarthy was found dead
near Ross. It appears he
fell into the sludge face downwards in a fit, and was suffocated..
30 April 1891 Page 3
Obituary - David CARO -
This morning Christchurch lost an estimable citizen, and the Jewish
congregation a valued member, by the death of Mr David Caro, who
expired at his house, Colombo St, North, at the age of 48 years.
------A remote ancestor was the celebrated Rabbi, Joseph Caro who
lived at Smvra in the 13th century, ----- -------Mr David Caro was born
at Norwich, one of a family of 4 sons, one daughter. One brother
a prominent business man at Valparaiso, another in a good position in
London, and a 3rd, Mr L.Caro is with us in Christchurch.
------ In 1862, he came to Canterbury in the ship Mary Anne, of
Bristol, ------ Mr Caro married 19 years ago, a daughter of the
late Mr Hyam Davis, of Nelson. This lady and 8 children survive
him. His funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.
a very long and most interesting piece, - -----
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Estate of the Late C.Goldstone
Long piece about Mr Charles Goldstone, publican of
Christchurch. ------ email for copy.
14 January 2006