Past - "Star" Christchurch
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GEANEY - Timothy Geaney, late butcher and
hotelkeeper at Pleasant Point, was drowned in the Tengawai
yesterday. He was crossing in a buggy, which
and Geaney was somehow
entangled with it.
WILKIE - William who
arrived at Nelson in 1843, died yesterday, aged 77,
after a long illness.
Monday 5 January 1891
Invercargill - Death -
MANDERS - Mr Henry Manders, former
representative of the Lake Wakitipu district in Parliament,
died suddenly this morning.
Palmeston North -
WILLIAMS - A chemist at Palmeston North,
named Williams, was found dead in bed yesterday. As he was
known to be in the habit of taking morphia, it is supposed
that this had something to do
Shipping telegrams - Auckland - Alameda
arrived Alameda, from San Francisco. The Alameda's passengers
for NZ are
Misses Higgenson, Beddome and Perry, Messrs
Baillou, Chalnieley, Evans, Macpherson, Noakes,
Connor, Stephenson, and Edge. Mr Mead & wife,
Mr Beddome & wife, Mr Fowler & wife, Rev Watling &
wife, Count Wachtmeistir, and 5 steerage.
6 January 1891 page
Body Found -
WILLMOT - This forenoon the body of a man named
George Willmot was found floating in the harbour at Lyttelton,
close to the Ocean steamer's wharf, Willmot had
been living in a small shed on the reclaimed
ground for some time, and he was last seen at 11pm on Monday.
It was supposed he was going to his home
when he fell over the wharf. He is a man of
about 37 or 40 years of age, and a native of Hobart.
Death in the Gaol -
PRINCE - at 11am today a man named Prince, a
coach builder, of Christchurch, died in the Lyttelton
Gaol. He was under medical treatment, having been
on charge of drunkeness.
Thursday 8 January 1891
Death at Hospital -
HUTCHINSON - A young man named
H.J.Hutchinson, a billiard champion, who has until
recently been engaged as billiard-marker at the Sydenham
Hotel, was recently
hospital suffering from the effects of excessive drinking. He
died on Tuesday, and enquiries were today being made
respecting the case,
as Dr RENZIE,
under the circumstances, did not feel justified in issuing a
HALL - Emily, this morning an inquest was
held on the body of a child named Emily Hall, eleven weeks of
age., who parents reside Queen St. South. The verdict of the
natural causes. ------ lots more.
Fatal accident - Brunner, West Coast -
KENNEDY - Thomas Kennedy, belonging to
Dunedin met with a fatal accident in the Brunner mine last
night. He eas engaged jigging trucks, when a staple
trucks running down the bank, he was caught by them and
Dunedin - Obituary -
DALEY - Mr Daley, Manager of the
Caversham Gasworks is dead.
Monday 12 January 1891
RENKIE - William Renkie, miner, of New River,
was found dead this morning.
PARKER - The body of
Mr William Parker, the missing settler, has been found at the
January 1891 page 3
Auckland - death -
WHITE - Mr John White a Pakeha-Maori,
died suddenly in bed during the night, it is believed from
heart disease. He came to the Colony 59 years ago
and figured prominently in the
early history of the Colony as the author of "The Ancient Maori".
Oamaru - John
LORD - Jan 10th - The first officier of the barque
Ganymede, named John Lord, was found drowned this
morning in a pool of water near the Cross Wharf. He had been
town on Saturday night, and it was supposed he
was returning to his ship when he fell into the water. The
night was very dark. Deceased leaves a wife a
and 3 children in the Old Country.
LORD - John , Jan 11th At the inquest on Mr
John Lord, chief mate of the barque Ganymede, the
jury returned a verdict of "found drowned' and added a rider that
where the accident occurred should be fenced or
Wednesday 14 January 1891
Funeral Notice -
RANGER - Mr William J.T.Ranger are respectfully
informed that the funeral of his late son, Frederick
Leon, will leave the res. of Mr T.H.Ranger,
Bridge at 3 o'clock on Thursday 15th January for the Woolston
CRAWFORD - Last evening Miss Crawford,
formerly employed in an hotel, was found dead in a cottage at
RAYOR - The police
have received a telegram stating that Mrs Rayor, of Alford
Forest, was burned to death last night.
The particulars of her death
have not yet been sent.
Woodville - Drowned -
QUINLAN - Yesterday a child named Quinlan was
drowned in a bucket of water at Danevirke.
Napier - death -
MATHESON - Mr Roderick Matheson, head shepherd
on the Rakamoana Station. The appearance of the body, and the
circumstances, pointed to the cause as
his having been thrown from his horse and kicked
on the head. Information last night showed that there were
of foul play. The injurioes on the head had been inflicted
with a sharp instrument. a station hand named Charles Chadwick
him has been fruitless and it is supposed he has hidden himself in
the bush. Rakamoana is forty miles from Napier on the Taupo
KIRBY - The body of a young girl was found
floating in the Molyneux, near Clyde. It is believed to
be that of a daughter of Kirby, a rabbiter, who was missing
from home a
HAWSON - De HORSEY -
Yesterday morning, the marriage of Mr C. Hawson, of the Bank of New
Zealand, to Miss Constance De Horsey, was solomised at St
by Rev. W. Harper. The bridal party returned to "The Poplars"
in St Asaph St. west, the res. of the bride's aunt, Mrs
BROWN, where they were
photographed and shortly afterwards the happy pair left by southern
express on their honeymoon trip.
Dunedin - Inquest - Emily FERGUSON
An inquest was held at Dunedin Hospital touching the death of Emily
Ferguson, who broke one of her legs on the wharf on Dec. 12 and was
to the Hospital. From the evidence it appeared that she
was a native of kent and had come to Dunedin 7mths ago from
Wellington. she told one
woman that she had a son and husband in Melbourne, that Ferguson was
her maiden name, her married name being Clkaridge. After
into the Hospital she developed symptons of delerium of an alcholic
character, and the cause of death was brain disease,
influenced by the shock of
the accident and alcohol. A verdict to the effect was
Monday 19 January
Jan 18. Doric, R.M.S.S. 4744 tons, Jennings, from London,
passengers - Misses Pye, Page, and Potter, Messers
Leach, Smith, and Whitehead.
Lytttelton - Morayshire s.s. 2481 tons Coull,
cleared for London via Rio de Janeiro.
Tuesday 20 January 1891
Dunedin - poisioned -
Mr John Morrison, brother to Mr Anderson, plumber,
of this city, died at Waipori from taking an overdose of
Invercargill - Fatal accident - LYNCH
Thomas Lynch, a miner, was killed yesterday by a fall of earth, at
Moke Creek, near Queenstown.
Wednesday 22 January 1891
Inquest - drowning at Lyttelton harbour - HARMER
email m for a copy.
Thursday 23 January 1891
Invercargill - MORRISON
Mr Morrison, the dispenser at the Hospital, who
committed suicide last night. had been 15 years in the Army service
at Malta, Cyprus, Afghanistan,
South Africa, the Straits settlement, Hong Kong, Mauritius,
and Egypt. He was present at thr bombardment of Alexandria and
held the Afghan
and Egyptian medals, and the Khedive's Star. --------------
Death of young New Zealander - WILLIAMS
Herbert Francis Williams was drowned in the Goulburn River,
long column email me for a copy.
Friday 23 January 1891
Death of Mr STEDMAN -
Yesterday Mr F.de.C. Malet, Chairman of the Board of
Governers of Canterbury College, received a cable message from the
Agent general, conveying
the unwelcome news that Mr Stedman's death took place in London on
Sunday last. Deep regret will be felt by the great number of
people who have
known him in his capacity as Registrar of Canterbury College.
Saturday 24 January 1891
Wellington - PALMER
A lad named Palmer, son of a widow at Upper Hutt, was thrown
from a horse on the Hutt Road. The horse trampled on him and
he died in 2 hours.
Monday 26 January 1891
Blenheim - Sudden death - DAVIS -
Mr Thomas Davis, an old resident of Blenheim, fell dead in his
orchard on saturday afternoon while fruit-picking. He died of
Inquest - Fatal Railway accident - Paul SNADDON -
An inquest was held at the Mitre Hotel Lyttelton, today, to enquire
into the circumstances connected with the death of Paul
Snaddon, who fell off the train at Lyttelton, on Sunday
a long column email for a copy.
Tuesday 27 January 1891
Marriage - LARNACH -
The Hon. W.J.M.Larnach was maried this afternoon to Miss Constance
de Bathe Brandon, eldest daughter of the late Hon. A. de Bathe
Woodville - death - Lizzie HILL
Lizzie Hill, aged 12, daughter of Mr Rowland Hill,
fell off a timber waggon this morning when going to school, and was
Inquest - Auckland - McCARTHY -
At the inquest on the body of Mccarthy, tailor,
Newmarket, who stabbed himself with a pair of shears, a
verdict of temporary insanity was returned.
Wednesday 18 January 1891
Dunedin - divorce - Atkinson
In Atkinson v Atkinson, Mr Justice Williams
dismissed with costs the motion for a new trial. The Judge
further decreed petitioner was entitled to a judicial
separation, respondent to pay petitioner an annual sum for the
maintenence of her and her children.
Auckland - obituary - CONWAY -
Mr James Conway, a well known foorballer, who
represented Auckland in matches with England, Canterbury and
Otago, is dead. His funeral,
which took place today, was attended by many members of
the Athletics Clubs.
January 1891 page 3
Auckland - drowned - VAILE -
Frank Vaile, aged 16, was drowned whil;e swimming today in the dam
of the Chelsea Sugar works. A man named McCarthy tried to save
but failed. The boy is the son of Mr J.R.Vaile,
who resides at Mt. Eden.
Shipping - Wellington - R.M.S.S.Tongariro -
The Tongariro, from London, via way ports, arrived in
the Harbour this morning. she was detained in London until 15
December (4 days late)
owing to the fog. The passage was a fine weather one,
and uneventful. She brings 80 passengers for New Zealand.
Passengers for Lyttelton:
Firsr saloon - Hon. and Rev. J. Lascelles, Mr, Mrs &
Master uscombe,Searelle, Miss Patersen, Miss
cardale, Mr, Mrs and Miss Forbes,
Second saloon - Messers Powell, Campbell and Orde.
Third saloon - Miss Balls, Messers Owles, Dolan
Friday 30 January 1891
Inquest - CLAPHAM -
A child 7 days old, daughter of Mr J.Clapham, of Kilmore
st, having died, and no medical cert. given, an inquest was
held --- the evidence showed
the child had been prematurely born, and was delicate. ----A verdict
of death by natural causes was given.
Funeral - Mr H. WESTLEY -
A Young Men's Christian Association Funeral
The funeral of the late Mr H. Westley, a member of the Bible Class
of the YMCA took place today at the Public Cemetery.
Sudden death - Margaret McFEDRIES -
A woman named Margaret McFedries, died suddenly at the house
of a man named Daniel QUADRI,
no 4 cottage Windmill Road. email me for a copy.
31 January 1891 page
Obituary - Anglo-Australian writes:
Mr William BOWRON, an old
New Zealand colonist, has passed away at 43 Clapham Common SW. at
the age of 80.
Auckland - Fatal accident - WOODRUFFE -
Lucy May Woodruffe, aged 7, daughter of Mr
E.F.Woodruffe, formerly a draper in Queen st. now of Mount
albert, was killed by swallowing
a shirt stud. today.
16 November 2005