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Monday 1 April 1891
Sailed May 30th -
Tainui, RMSS, 3321 tons, Evans, for Rio de
Janeiro and London.
The Late Mr CHOLMONDELEY's
The body of the late Mr Charles Pitt Cholmondeley was buried in the
Heathcote Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. -------- lots
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Funeral of Mr W. WHEELER
The attendance at the funeral of the late Mr William Wheeler, on
Saturday afternoon, proved how highly he was esteemed by his
employers, his fellow employees, and all who have worked
with him during the 33 years he was in the Lyttelton Times
office. The hearse was followed from his house in Linwood to the
Public Cemetery by a train of mourners, mostly afoot,
thoroughly representative of the office the old printer served.
From the Managing Director downwards, men of all ranks and
departments took the opportunity of showing their respect.
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Sudden death - PARRY
- page 4
A young woman named Jane Alice Parry, 23 years of age, died very
suddenly at Gloucester street east on Saturday night. An inquest
will be held this afternoon.
The late Mr C.P.CHOLMONDELEY -
In the obituary notice of the late Mr Charles Pitt Cholmondeley it was
stated in error that he was the donor of the site on which the the
Opawa church nows stands. It was the site for the church at Port
Levy which was given by him.
Inquest - PARRY
- page 3
An inquest was held at 23 Gloucester street, yesterday,
touching the death of June Alice Pearson Parry, who expired
suddenly on Saturday. Mr Alfred Gee was chosen foreman of the
jury, and after hearing the evidence of Dr Oveenden and the girl's
mother, the jury unanimously returned a verdict of death from
Wesport - House fire
- EWART -
A 6 roomed house at Waimangaroa, owned and occupied by Joseph
Ewart, was burned down at midnight on Sunday. ---- The
origin of the fire is unknown.
Thursday 4 June
1891 page 3
Death in Lyttelton Gaol -
Early this morning a prisioner named Daniel Flannery, undergoing
a sentence of 3mths hard labour, died in Lytelton gaol. He
took ill about a fortnight ago
at Ripa Island, and although
receiving every attention at the hands of the officials and
surgeon, he gradually sank. An inquest will be held.
Wedding - MARSHALL - ORR -
The Star spangled banner floated gaily over the offices of Messrs
Walter A. Wood, in Manchester street, today in honour of the
wedding of Mr J.F.Marshall, book-keeper for the Canterbury
branch, to Miss Julia Orr, of this city. ---------
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Sudden death - Mr James Struthers WILLIAMS -
It is with much regret that we record the death of Mr James Struthers
Williams, solicitor, who died somewhat suddenly at his
residence, Addington, early this morning, at the age
of 44 years. Mr Williams had been ailing for about 2 mths,
and had been attended by Dr Brittin. --------The deceased
gentleman arrived here in one of the first 4 ships, the
Randolph. His father was Mr John Williams who was the first of
the pilgrims to die in his adopted country. His death which was
sudden, occured on December 20th 1850 four days after his
arrival in Lyttelton. He started to walk from the Port to the
Plains, and was found lying dead on the Bridle Path. Mr
John Williams left 8 children ------- lots more
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Wellington wedding -
HOSKING - READER -
The Times reports -
A fashionable wedding took place at St Paul's Church, Thorndon, on
Wednesday when Mr Hosking, Barrister, of
Dunedin, was married to Miss Kathleen Charlotte Reader,
daughter of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Reader, of
Wellington. There was a large number of friends present,
and the ceremony was
performed by Rev. Mr Tuckey, assisted by Rev. Mr
Still. ------- email for a copy.
8 June 1891
The late Mr Struthers WILLIAMS
The body of the late Mr Struthers Williams was buried in
the Church of England Cemetery, Barbadoes street yesterday
afternoon. The funeral was attended by a considerable number of
mourners, including several members of the legal
profession. The Rev. H.E.East officiated.
Obituary - Masterton - PRICE -
Sergeant John Price, who has been many years in the New Zealand
police force, died at Masterton this morning from acute
Inquest - Fatal accident at Waikari - SUTHERLAND
- page 4
On Saturday a young man named George Sutherland, in the employ of
Mr Neve, of Waikari, met with a fatal accident. He left the
Waikari station about 3pm with an empty dray and 3 horses, and on
Sunday morning the dray was found capsizied--------- The parents
of Sutherland, who is about 21 years of
age, reside in Balcairn. An inquest was held ----- a
verdict of accidental death was returned.
Napier - CHADWICK -
The body of a man Chadwick, - Roderick
MATHESON, on 14 January,
has been found in Pohui Bush, no details
are to hand.
Nelson - MORGAN -
An elderly man named Morgan, recently from the West Coast,
who was residing with a brother at Waimea West, died suddenly on
Wellington - JONES -
An old Settler at Pahataunui, Mr William Jones, aged
77, was found in a creek on his farm yesterday. His wife
drowned in the same creek 4 years ago.
Dunedin - McKINNON -
Archibald McKinnon, employed at the Greenvale Station, was
thrown from his horse while crossing the Pomahaka River, and was
Death of a child - PACKERD
The infant male child of Mr Samuel Packerd, a metal turner, residing
near Dallington Bridge, died suddenly yesterday morning from
convulsions, he was last awake at 12.30am but was dead at 7 when
his mother awoke. Dr Irvine was sent for and attributes the death
Sudden death - William
DEXTER - page 4
At 10pm last night Mr James Woodham, caretaker of the Trinity
Congregational Church, reported to the police that at 9.50pm a
man named William Dexter, who resides in Peterborough st.
near St. Luke's Church, had died suddenly in the Trinity
Hall--------- death was caused by disease of the heart.
Auckland - HOLMES
Holmes, a painter, died suddenly at Aratapu. The
post-mortem showed diseased lungs and a broken blood vessel.
Westport - WHITE -
E.W.White, a shunter on the railway was killed this
afternoon. He slipped------. He leaves a wife and family at
Winton. He came here during the strike.
Friday 12 June
Greymouth - Fire -
By a fire in Tainui street at 5 o'clock Young's bakery and
residence and Adam's boarding house were totally destroyed --------
Saturday 13 June 1891
Dunedin - Fire - page 3
A 5 roomed house at Mornington, owned by Mr J.McDonald and occupied by
Mr James Wallace, was totally destroyed by fire early this
Mr J.D.ENYS - page 4
A well known and respected Canterbury settler, in the
person of Mr J.D.Enys, is on the point of leaving New Zealand to
take up residence in the Old Country. This step he decided upon
on the death of his brother, a gentleman who was formerly known
here, and in deference to the wishes of his aged mother. For over
a quarter of a century Mr Enys has been in occupation of Castle Hill
------- Mr Enys quite recently disposed of the greater part of his
property to Mr STRONACH
of Dunedin, but has retained a small
portion of the estate,------- a very long column. Mr Enys
leaves for London by the Doric
on June 27th by which date he will have
completed within a month of 30years residence in the Colony.
Monday 15 June
Obituary - William NORMAN
Death has removed from our midst another of Canterbury's pioneer
settlers in the person of Mr William Norman, who expired at his res.
Papanui road, last night.-------- Mr Norman was a practical
farmer, and an authority on all matters appertaining to
husbandry, as were his father and grandfather before him.
The family occupied the same property for many years - a farm
situated near the market town of Blandford, in Dorsetshire,
where the name Norman
----------- set sail for Canterbury in the Sir
George Seymour which arrived here Dec. 16th. 1850 He at once purchased
and settled on land at Kaiapoi
Island, which today bears the name
Norman Farm. ------ Mr Norman leaves a widow and only
daughter to mourn his loss. a very long column email for a
Wellington - Mr Thomas McKAY -
Mr Thomas McKay, Native Land Commisioner, died yesterday.
Auckland - CONNELL -
Mr Connell, solicitor, formerly of the firm Connell
and Cooper, died suddenly today.
Drowning - John HUMPHREY
The barque Alice Muir has arrived at Kaipara from Sydney. During
squally weather at sea, John Humphreys, aged 24, an able
seaman, fell from aloft.
A boy was thrown, but he failed to
reach itand went down. The deceased was a native of Kent.
Thames - Ellen DAVIES -
A married woman named Ellen Davies dropped dead yesterday morning while
preparing breakfast. She had always enjoyed good health.
The cause of
death was apoplexy.
Thames - Alfred CLARK
The same evening, a billiard-marker named Alfred Clark, who was
subject to epileptic fits, fell into an open drain and was
Hokitika - AH KEN -
A Chinese miner, Ah ken, was killed in his claim at Ballarat
Hill, Stafford, this morning. A fall of earth knocked him into
the tail race ---------
Death - Mrs Matilda HIBELL
At 5pm yesterday Mrs Matilda Hibell, aged 42, wife of Mr F.
J. Hibell, insurance and marine surveyor, residing at 211
Cambridge Tce east, fell down in the garden near the back door of
the house. Her 3 children were in the garden, and seeing
their mother fall ran and told a passer-by, who went to her
assistance,---------------- and pronounced life extinct, the
cause being heart disease. An inquest will be held. Mrs Hibell
had been following her domestic
duties as usual during the day.
Drowned - Archibald McKINNON
Last wednesday, Archibald McKinnon, shepherd on Logan's
station, was drowned while crossing the Pomahaka river above
Tapanui. He was in
company with Charles McLean
who was a
head, and who looking back, saw one of McKinnon's dogs swimming on the
upper side of his horse. ------------------------- He was a very
old resident in the locality and was much respected.
16 June 1891
Auckland - HASSAN
- page 3
Mark Hassan, an old resident, was found dying in the street
at four this morning. he was taken to the fire brigade station,
but died before a doctor arrived.
The deceased was a single
man, and had no relations in the Colony. He was a
Jew, and a bootmaker by trade. An inquest will be held.
Auckland - CONNELL -
Mr W.H.Connell, solicitor, died suddenly of apoplexy.
He was brother-in-law to the late G.P.Pierce.
Funeral of the late Wm NORMAN -
The funeral of the late William Norman took place at the Papanui
Cemetery at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The funeral service
was conducted by Rev. J.Bryen Hoare. The coffin was followed to
the grave by a large number of the emmbers of the Canterbury
Agricultural association, amongst whom were the
Hon.PEACOCK, Messrs H.P.MURRAY-AINSLEY, John ANDERSON
jnr. George KING, P.CUNNINGHAM, E.G.STAVELEY,
W.BOAG, J.T.MATSON, J.J.KINSEY, John FERGUSON,
William HENDERSON, S.GARFORTH, A.W. MONEY, and
M.MURPHY, secretary, the last 4 being pall-bearers. Some of the
other gentlemaen present were Messrs J.DONALD, F.C.EAST,
and -- TRIGGS, representing the Christchurch Horticultural Society.
Inquest - HIBELL
An inquest touching the death of Mrs Hibell was held at the Forrester's
Hall yesterday afternoon --- Dr Overden said that he had attended the
deceased for affection of the heart, in 1888, and the jury
returned the verdict death from natural causes.
Obituary - Mrs CARD -
At Longburn, in the North Island, on Monday, another
of Canterbury's early settlers, in the person of Mrs Card, passed
away. The deceased lady came to the Colony by the ship "SIR
EDWARD PAGET" in 1855, and resided in Lyttelton,
Christchurch and Sumner, for a great number of years,
making many friends at each place. Some time ago she took
up her residence at Longburn with her son Mr John Card, and ended her
days, at the
ripe age of 83.
19 June 1891
Obituary - New Plymouth - McDONALD -
By The 'Frisco mail advice has been received of the death of Mr John
McDonald, late Manager of the Bank of New Zealand here, who
went to London for a holiday, on sick leave. He died on May 9th.
Nelson - Mr Francis James BLUNDELL
Mr Francis James Blundell, for 22 years editor of the nelson
evening Mail, died this morning after a fortnight's illness. The
deceased was a son of the late Captain Blundell of the 11th light
Dragoons, also a prominent menber of the Church of
England, and Churchwarden at the cathedral, at Nelson, for
many years. He was highly respected, and the news of his death
has cast quite a gloom over the city, where numerous flags are
half-mast high. His age was 57.
Obituary - Ashburton - Mr Walter B. MOSS
- page 3
Mr Walter B. Moss, aged 55, died suddenly this morning, at 5
o'clock, of quinsy. Deceased was born at the Cape of Good
Hope, was educated at the Cape College, and practised as a
barrister and solicitor in St. Helena and America. He arrived in
Greymouth in 1879, where he was Manager of the Loan and
Mercantile Agency Company. He was then moved to Lyttelton,
but resigned his position, and came back to Ashburton, where he
started his business on his own aaccount. For the last few years
he has been in the employ of Mr J.G. Restell. He leaves a family
of 8 - 6 sons and 2 daughters. - of a son and daughter are
22 June 1891
Nelson - Funeral - BLUNDELL
The funeral of the late Mr Blundell was numerously attended this
Timaru - McQUEEN
- page 4
Mr F.McQueen, who had been a clerk on the Levels Estate of New
Zealand and Australia Land Co. for many years, was killed on the
Washdyke road, about 5 miles north of Timaru, last
night. The horse he was riding, bolted and threw him,
McQueen landing on the hard metalled road and breaking his neck.
23 June 1891
Presentation - Mr F.C.HOOPER
On Saturday evening the employees of the North Canterbury Co-Operative
stores Co. presented Mr F.C.Hooper, of the drapery dept. with a
dinner set, on the occasion of his approaching marriage.
The manager Mr A.C.Prichard made the presentation.
Inquest - Timaru - McQUEEN -
An inquest was held at Timaru yesterday, ------ touching
the death of Mr McQueen, who was killed on Saturday night, at
accidental death was returned.
Inquest - Thomas JOINES -
An inquest on the body of the infant child of Thomas Joines was held at
Springfield yesterday, - ----- a verdict of death by natural causes was
25 June 1891
Wedding - FENWICK
- POWELL -
Some consideable interest was manifested by a large number of
spectators, who assembled a little before noon on June 18th in
the Methodist Free Church, East Oxford, to witness the
marriage of Mr Richard FENWICK,
eldest son of Mr William
Fenwick, farmer, to Miss Elizabeth POWELL, 2nd
daughter of Mr Joseph Powell, farmer, both of Oxford.
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Maori wedding - URU
- Te AIKA -
On Wednesday Mr H. Uru and Miss Te Aika were married at the Catholic
Church, Kaiapoi. The wedding was celebrated in grand
style, some 10 traps loaded with friends accompanying the
party. after the ceremony the wedding party returned to the
pah, where the breakfast was provided by the bridegroom's parents.
26 June 1891 page 3
Invercargill - BAXTER
An inquest was opened today regarding the death of the newly born
infant of Elizabeth Srewart Baxter, a girl of 17 years. She
concealed her condition from her parents, ---------- the
was adjourned to July 8 to obtain medical evidence.
Wellington - Late Captain FRASER
The remains of the late Hon. Captain Fraser will be buried hee on
Saturday with military honours. The pall bearers it is understood
will be the Otago
members of the Legislature
June 1891 Page 3
Napier - divorce court
LAFFOLEY v LAFFOLEY
STARK v. STARK
Monday 29 June
Divorce - PRATT v .PRATT
30 June 1891
Sudden death - Rangiora -
The 8 yr old son of Mr Patrick Joyce, farmer, Loburn, died
suddenly this morning. He had been suffering from a cold.
Congestion of the lungs is
supposed to be the cause of death. ---
an inquest will be held tomorow.
2 March 2006