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2 February 1891 page
Drownings - Samuel MARDON
- James EVANS
The police received information this afternoon that a lad named Samuel
Mardon and another boy supposed to be named James Evans were drowned
a dam at Mardon's flaxmill, Upper Riccarton, about noon
today. -lots more,
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Invercargill - Edward SUTTON
Edward Sutton, of Drummond, one of a family of
well-known farmers in the district, was found dead this
morning, the circumstances indicating that he had committed
suicide. Sutton who was a single man, had been from home all day
Sunday, returning about 10pm. About an hour afterwards a man
heard the sound
of a gun shot from the direction of sutton's
house. This morning, as he did not appear, the door was
forced and Sutton was found dead ------- A box had
been drawn across the
door, evidently to prevent admission. No cause is yet assigned
for the dead.
Timaru - death -
HOLE - A girl aged 12, daughter of Mr J. Hole,
brewer, was accidently run over
by a trap and horse ----- , at six last evening. She died
Obituary - Mr R.A.BARKER -
(son of Dr Barker, Christchurch)
News was received in Christchurch this morning of the death of mr
R.A.Barker, of Orari Farm, South Canterbury, who succumbed to
fever yesterday. he was a bachelor, and the eldest son of
of the late Dr barker of Christchurch, a well known colonist in
Canterbury in the earlier days, On the receipt of the news
Messers Samuel and Francis D. Barker left for Orari by the express
today. Deceased was a useful public man, and a member of several
local bodies for many years.
Temuka - BARKER -
Mr Richard Barker of Orari, son of the late Dr Barker, was
found dead in bed this morning. had been suffering from
scarlet fever, and had had no medical advice.
Wedding at St Luke's Christchurch. -
STRANGE - GOSS -
St Luke's was nearly filled with
ladies, assembled to see the marriage of Miss Gertrude Maud
Strange, with Mr William Goss, 2nd son of Mr James
Goss. --- A long piece - email for a copy.
St Albans accident -
FRAWLEY - Eugene Frawley, the victim of this
unfortunate accident at his brother's farm on Monday, died at 2
Four children of a widow named Lund, whose ages ranged from 2 -
10 years, were rescued from a brothel kept by their mother this
morning, and committed to the industrial school. It was stated in
evidence that Mrs Lund had another boy -----
Thursday 5 February 1891
Drowning - Riccarton - MARDON
The remains of the late Samuel Mardon were interred at the Riccarton
cemetery yesterday. The funeral cortege was followed by a very
large circle of friends whom young Mardon had made in the short time he
had been in the district by his genial and obliging ways. As he
belonged to the Oddfellows Lodge about 35 members led the procession
and formed a guard of honour from the gate to the church., the
coffin being borne by Bros. Bucknell,
Carleton, Hanson and
Rowland to andfrom the church.
The service was conducted by the Rev.
W.T.P.Winter. After the
usual service the Oddfellow's service was
conducted by the N.G. all, as they left the grave, dropping twigs of
thyme into it. The funeral of the lad Evans will take place
FRAWLEY - inquest this morning on the body of Eugene
at his brother's house. --- Dr Overton returned a verdict
of "accidently killed"
Wellington - Shipping - The "DORIC" -
The Doric sails at noon for London via Rio.
First saloon -
Messers A. Buchanan, White, Haul, Smith, J.Leitch, W.Leitch,
G.H.Mitchell, Dr Nedwell, Rev. Mr Field, Major- General
Johnston, Misses A. Leech, W.Duncan, Webb (2) and Mrs
Second saloon -
Mr & Mrs Watt and family, Mr & Mrs Thomas, Mrs & Miss
Clements, Mrs & Master Bolan, Mr & Master Palmer, Misses
Hughson and Harris, Mrs Arthur Rawson, Messers Herbert, and
Mesdames Robertson, and Stottingdale, Messrs Aitken,
Stottingdale, Handcock, Macarthur, Horman, Jensen, Parry and Knight.
Probates granted -
BURN - Sarah
Obituary - The Late Mr BARKER
Mr S.D. Barker informs us that the following are the correct
particulars of his brother's death - On Saturday Mr R.A.Barker visited
Temuka, and on returning the same day, he took to his bed.
He was nursed through his illness by Mr GOOCH, bookeeper of the
far, and the housekeeper, who both did everything in their power
to relieve his sufferings. mr barker did not consider himself
seriously ill until Tuesday morning, when the services of Dr Fish
were obtained at once, and in the evening the patient appeared to be
slightly better. A relapse occured however during the night and
at 2am on Wednesday the patient sank.
7 February 1891 page
Wellington - STAPLES
Mr K.Staples, bootmaker, Kilbirnie, was thrown out of a
trap last night, and died of concussion of the brain this
morning. His wife was also injured, but the other occupants
Fatality - Mr Herbert John FAVILLE
on Jan. 19th Mr Herbert John Faville son of Mr John T. Faville of
Selwyn St. Sydenham, was accidently drowned in a branch of the
river Richardson, a town in Victoria. He was thrown from his
horse, and before he could be rescued from the water was quite
unconcious. Every effort was made to restore animation, but
all was unavailing. He was highly respected and much esteemed for
his quiet and unassuming manner. He was born at Lyttelton,
and was 22 years of age.
Accidental drowning - Leeston - PETRIE
On Sunday afternoon between four and five o'clock, Mr George
Petrie, son of Mr Daniel petrie, of Southbridge, was
drowned in the Rakaia. It appears that Petrie, with 2 other
young men, was bathing in the Rakaia about 2 miles above Dobbin's
Ford when Petrie, who evidently got the cramp, was washed into a
hole about 15 feet deep. His companions went to his
assistance, but the current running very strongly, they
were unable to rescue him. The body was found about
8o'clock, and an inquest is being held to-day.
Rangiora - Death - Mr William BEST -
Word has been received at Rangiora of the death, at Sydney,
of Mr William Best, who was employed in Mr G.L.Beath's
Christchurch establishment for a long period, and subsequently
carried on a drapery business at Rangiora for a number of years.
JOYCE - Kate Joyce, 7 yrs of age, was burned to
death, her clothes
catching fire. her elder sister was burned in attempting to
Obituary - WATERHOUSE
The death is recorded of the Rev Jabez Bunting Waterhouse, brother of
the Hon. G.M.Waterhouse, formerly Premier of New Zealand. The
deceased was well known and highly respected throughout Australia
and New Zealand, and for many years held the office of Missionary
Secretary in connection with the Wesleyan Church. He was held in
the highest respect both by clergy and laity, and his matured and
sound judgement always carried great weight in the deliberations of
The late Mr George BOWRON -
At the advanced age of 85 Mr George Bowron died at his res.
Richmond, on sunday afternoon, after a brief illness,
though he has recently shown signs of the
end approaching. Mr
Bowron was an early colonist, having been a passenger to
Canterbury by one of the first 4 ships. He has resided in
Canterbury ever since, and has reared a family who are much
respected. He originally owned a large portion of what now forms
the district of Richmond. Dr Moorhouse was in attendance on
Bowron during his last illness.
11 February 1891 page 3
Ashburton - Mr Neil CAMPBELL
An inmate of the Ashburton Old men's Home, Neil Campbell,
died suddenly after partaking of his dinner yesterday. The
deceased was reputed to be 102 years old.
February 1891 page 3 -
Invercargill - JONES
Mr Josiah C. Jones J.P. a flourmiller at Ophir, was accidently shot
yesterday. In the morning he left his house, with a
double-barrelled gun and dogs, to shoot
rabbits in a paddock about a
mile from his residence. The dogs returned without him, and a
search was then made. He was found lying dead alongside a
with a gun-shot wound in his temple. The gun was
lying three feet away with one barrel discharged. The
circumstances point to his having been shot when
crossing the fence.
Wellington - drowned - David DAVIS -
A seaman named David Davis, belonging to the steamer Duke of
Sutherland, was drowned off the railway wharf at midnight. The
another seaman, named Salvo Arrowsmith,
proceeding on board, but when the gangway was reached the former
refused to go further,
saying he was going up town for more
drink. A struggle took place, resulting in both men going
overboard. The accident was observed, and a
was thrown to them. This was caught by Arrowsmith,
but Davis could not be found. The body was recovered at 2 o'clock
The deceased was a native of Swansea, and 32
years of age. He had no friends in the Colony.
13 February 1891 page 3 -
Dunedin - WHITEFOORD -
Mr Caleb Whitefoord, Magistrate, of Kaiapoi, Canterbury, died
this morning. His death took place at the res. of his
brother-in-law, Mr C.
in Dunedin, with whom Mr & Mrs Whitefoord, were staying prior to
their intended visit to Tasmania.
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Wellington - Arrival of the "Arawa"
Arrived - Arawa at seven o'clock last night from London, but she
was not visited by the health officier till this morning. She
left London on
December 27th Plymouth on December 30th, the Cape
on January 20th and Hobart on february 2nd. --
Passengers for Lyttelton -
Saloon - Mr, Mrs and Miss Decastro, Messers R.T. Turnbull, and
Second saloon - Mr F? N.Edwards.
Steerage - Mr Robert Kaye
14 February 1891 page 3
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Inquest - verdict returned "Found drowned"
THOMPSON - An
inquest was held on the body of Margaret Thompson, a woman who
was found in the Avon on Sunday morning. -------
Obituary - QUAIFE
Late on Saturday night Mr John Price Quaife died at his res. St
Albans, at the advanced age of 79. Mr Quaife was a native
of Cantebury in Kent, where his anscestors had been yeomen for
many generations. He arrived in Lyttelton aboard the ship Cressy,
on the morning of Dec. 17th 1850, and followed agricultural
pursuits for many years. thereby securing a competency. During
the past two years he has been an invalid. He leaves a
widow; his only daughter was the victim
of a drowning accident in
the Avon in 1852.
Tuesday 17 February 1891
Inquest - Ashburton - George EAGLE -
An inquest was held at the Somerset Hotel, Ashburton
yesterday, ----- on the body of George Eagle,
who had died suddenly that morning. -------- lots
more ----- death from epilipsy. The deceased was a very old
resdent in Ashburton, and until his wife's death a few years ago
was a steady, industrious man. For many years they kept a
boarding house in Ashburton. After his wife's death he went
utterly to the bad, and for some time has been an utter wreck.
Reefton - inquest -
FLOWERS - At the inquest on the body of
George Flowers. -------
Dunedin - inquest - verdict of
CAMERON - Donald
Cameron, whose body was found in the
harbour, was returned,
no evidence being adduced to account for the death.
Letters of naturalisation have been issued in favour of .
ROELTER - A.L.Wfarmer, Tai-Tapu.
February 1891 page 3
Wanganui - NEILL -
Mr Alfred Neill, aged 27, son of Major Neill, was found dead in
his bed at 6-30am today, at Mr Murray's farm, Westmere. He
retired last night in his usual health.
19 February 1891 page 3
Palmeston North - MELLISH
Mr W.E.Mellish, solicitor, accidently shot himself this
morning. His death was almost instantaneous. Deceased was
the son of Mr Mellish, who was Resident Magistrate at
Christchurch for many years. ------ Lots more,
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Palmeston North -
At the inquest on Mr Mellish, the verdict was accidently shot.
The gun was found entangled in a wire fence.
Auckland - death -
HALE - The body of Mr Gordon Hale, one of the
missing boating party for
which search parties were out, has been found on the beach at
Dunedin - Fatal accident - McNIDDER -
Mr Mc Nidder, engineer in the employ of of Messers Sparrow and
Company was killed on the Frankton Company's dredge,
Kawarau, this morning.
At the sitting in Chambers this morning his Honor granted probate
to the wills of -
David , deceased,
HEYWOOD - Sarah
Jane , deceased,
Thomas , deceased,
CHARLESWORTH - Frederick
Towns , deceased,
letters of administration of the estate of
FRAWLEY, - Eugene deceased, were granted.
Wellington - BAILEY -
The body of Mrs Bailey, wife of a coachdriver at Otaki, was found
in a creek near Otaki yesterday. She had been missing the last
dew days, and it was supposed to be a case of suicide.
Auckland - drowning - HARPING -
Maude Harping, a girl of 14, was drowned at Motutapu on
Saturday. She accompanied a picnic party of Collins Bros'
employees on the steamer Maori,
and was one of seventeen who were
being conveyed ashore in a dingy when the little boat upset. All
others were saved.
Melbourne - DAVIES -
A man named Davies and his wife have been brutally murdered at
25 February 1891
Blenheim - sudden death -
HEALY - Mr William Healy, a very old
resident of Nelson, while on a
visit to his son, died suddenly of heart disease, at 7-30 this
26 February 1891
page 3 -
Obituary - PATRICK -
Dr. Patrick, of Christchurch, has received news of the
death of his brother, Dr J.W.Patrick, of Carrick-fergus, at
the age of 48. The deceased gentleman was highly respected in
that town, where he held several official and public
positions, and was a prominent member of the Masonic body.
Fortunately his son had taken his degree a few months previously,
which enabled him to carry on his father's practice.
February 1891 page 3
CLIFFORD - A man named George Clifford died at
Masterton yesterday from injuries sustained whilst bush felling in the
Memorial Service -
FRASER - The Rev. C. Dallaston will preach the
funeral sermon of the late Mrs
T.E.Fraser in the Oxford Tce, Baptist Church tomorrow evening.
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