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1 May 1897
Marriages - 001
COWLISHAW - HELMORE
- on 28
April at --- William Bossley, son of
W.P.Cowlishaw to Eva Cresswell, dau. of J.C.Helmore ------
HAY - Le CREN
- on 28 April at --- Timaru,
James, son of late John Hay to Helen Mabel, dau of late
Henry Le Cren.
JAMESON - BABER - on 31
March at Hatton, Deckoya, Ceylon,
A. Melville Jameson of Treivease, Badulla, Ceylon to
Alice Maude Baber,
dau. of Edward
Death - 001
ANDERSON - on 30
April at Inveresk, Cashel
street, John Anderson, aged 76. John's funeral will
leave --- on Monday 3rd May at 3pm ----
In Memoriam - 001
VIVIAN - dear aunt
Mary Elizabeth Crapp Vivian, died
1 May 1895 ---- inserted by loving nieces M.V.
Funeral Notice - 003
TAPLIN - --- late William Taplin -- leaving
his res. retreat road,
Avonside, for the Avonside Churchyard at 2pm tomorrow Sunday
Marriages - 005 page 2
BRADLEY - SINCLAIR
- on 21 April at the res of
bride's mother --- George William, eld son of Mr J.Bradley, of
Keighley, Yorkshire to Ada E.Sinclair of
FORBES - JOHNSTON
- on 17 April at ---- Lower
Hutt Ernest Thomas Forbes to Leah Johnson both of
GRAY - SOMMER
- 0n 30 April at res. of
bride Alex Gray of Colyton, near Fielding to Mary
Sommer, 2nd dau of H.Sommer, Fernside. ----
Deaths - 005
on 30 April at Inveresk,
Cashel street, John Anderson, aged 76.---
funeral will leave ---- this day ----
LAING - on
2 May beloved wife of William Laing, St Martins, aged
Death - 007 page 3
McCOEY - on board
on her last trip to London, Daniel McCoey, late of
Dipton, Southland ------
Births - 014
on 21 March at --- to wife of R.Gregg - a daughter.
on 2 May at Pendrea, Durham street to wife of
H.Roberts - a son.
Marriage - 014
CRUMP - MOHR
- on 29 April at
--- John Garrett, son of J.W.Crump,Esq, of Sydney
to Ada Lily May, dau of Mr Philip Mohr of
Deaths - 014
died suddenly on 2 May, Ellen Rebecca, relict of Joseph
Forbes, aged 66
GREEN - on
3 May at Dampier's Bay
Lyttelton, Martha, beloved wife of Captain
C.Green, aged 39 years.
McCOEY - on board Rimutaka on
her lst trip to London Daniel McCoey, late of
on board Waihora
on voyage to Sydney, Emma, bel. wife of John Preece,
Christchurch aged 49 years.
WELLER - on 2 May
at Buccleigh Street,
Linwood, Alice Maria bel. wife of James Alfred
Weller ex-fireman, Christchurch Fire Brigade, in her
5 May 1897
Birth - 018
WALLER - on
30 April at Holly road to wife of R.W.Waller -
6 May 1897
Marriage - 022
MORRISON - O'CONNELL
- on 27 April at
---Hugh Morrison, Rothesy, Buteshire, Scotland to
Catherine (Katie) dau.of Thomas O.Connell, Chch
Deaths - 022
- on 4 May at 186 Barbadoes
st, Ann Binning, dearly beloved wife of George Lovitt
Binning, aged 56
- on 5 May at res of Mr Michael Rowe,
Native Reserve, Woodend, John Boughtflower, aged 83.
RYDE - on
5 May at 93 North Belt, Frederic, loved hus of Jessie
Ryde, aged 25.
WILSON - on 5
May at Ohoka, Edward Wilson, aged 61.
Marriages - 024
HUTCHINGS - BISHOP -
on 5 May at --
William, son of Lewis Hutchings -----
to Maude Melanie, dau of H.W.Bishop,
WESTLAND - FISHER - on 19
April at --- Charles James
Westland of Cheviot son of Sir James Westland
to Jessie Eleanor Fisher dau of Stephen Fisher,
8 May 1897
Marriages - 025
names almost unreadable - looked up marriage cd
LOWERY - HACKSHAW
May, William ---, Leeston to Annie
ROBERTSON - COLTHART
- on 3 May at Mr
Colthart's res. -- Sheffield, Lachlan
Robertson, of Methven, to Mary Hoatson Colthart
Deaths - 025
Edith May Catherine at her parents
res. 184 Kilmore street, Edith May Catherine, 3rd
dau. of James & Harriet Maria Hamilton
aged 4 mths 1 week.
KEMP - on
May 8, at Stewart
street. James Kemp ------ aged
52 born Scotland, buried Linwood
------- on 7 May at
Papanui road, -- beloved wife of William Travis in her 66th
Funerals - 026
KEMP - James, ---- leave his res. 63 Stewart
street, tomorrow Sunday for the Linwood Cemetery.
GREEN - late wife,
----- leave his res. Dampier's Bay
--- Sunday 3.30pm for the Church of England Cemetery.
Births - 031
BEER - on 7 May
at Southbrook to wife of W. Beer - a daughter
- on 6 May at Newton,
Gebbie's Valley, to wife of J.C.C.Gebbie - a son
- on 5 May at Ashburton to wife of C.D.Hardie
- a son.
Deaths - 031
AKERS - on
9 May at Palmeston North,
suddenly, Jane, bel. wife of H.T.Akers and dau. of Marianne
& Henry Hookham, of Christchurch, aged 42 years
on 8 May at Woodend, Louisa, beloved wife of Charles
Chinnery in her 64th year.
DUNCAN - on
9 May at Kinnard, Spreydon,
Charles Peter, 2nd son of Peter & jessie Duncan, aged
GEBBIE - on
8 May at Newton, Gebbie's
Valley, Elsie, beloved wife of J.C.C.Gebbie,
aged 30 years.
11 May 1897
Birth - 040
- on 10 May at Mrs Evan's, Poulsen
street, Addington to wife of Charles H.D.Lennox
- a daughter.
Marriage - 040
CRAIG - YOUNG
- on 19 April at res
of bride's parents -- William, son of Wm Innes Craig of
Wellington to Jessie, dau of John Richmond Young, of
Deaths - 040
GASSON - on
10 May at Sydenham, Isabel Harriet
(Queenie) youn/ dau. of Charles and Harriet gasson in her
13th year ----
HALL - on
10 May at his res. Riccarton, Henry Joseph Hall in his 61st
KEEGAN - on
7 May at his res. Lavaud st, Akaroa, Patrick Marien?
Keegan, aged 75 years.
12 May 1897
Births - 045-1
BUCHANAN - to wife of
Hugh Buchanan, Kinloch, Little River - a son.
HICKINBOTTOM - on 11
May to wife of W.J.Hickinbottom - a son.
Marriages - 045-1
DYER - SPICER
- on 29 April at ---
George, twin son of Edward Dyer to Helena, dau. of
Henry Spicer, Christchurch.
INKSON - WHITE - on
1 May at --- William Alfred Inkson to Mary
STRUTHERS - VAUGHAN
- on 27 April at ---
Sefton, Robert Struthers, of Christchurch to Jane M.
WELLS - JACKMAN
- on 15 April at -- Alfred
John, 3rd son of late George Thomas Wells, Linwood
to Helena, eld dau of Samuel Jackman, Christchurch.
13 May 1897
Marriage - 047
HEPBURN - PEACOCK -
on 15 April at res of bride's
parents -- Hugh, 2nd son of Hugh Hepburn, Riccarton
to Edith, dau. of James Peacock, Sydenham.
Death - 047
LORD - on 12 May
at 97 Lower High street, Mary Ann, wife of Jabez
Lord, aged 59 years.
Birth - 054
McDONALD - on 13
May to wife of J.McDonald, of Manchester street - a
Marriages - 054
WILSON - DONNELLY
- on 8
April ----- at Wellington --- David Wilson, of
Christchurch to Clara Donnelly, of Wellington.
WARREN - BALLANTYNE -
on 12 May at
--- Riccarton, Frederick Maurice Warren, of Christchurch,
3rd son of Charles Warren, Adelaide to Maggie
Ethel, dau of late Thomas
Ballantyne of "Canowie", Riccarton, formerly
Death - 054
PEEL - on 13
May at Radley, Rhoda, wife of T.F.Peel, in her
Marriage - 058
GRAMMER - STEPHENSON
- on 14 May at
-- St Andrews --- Lawrence Henry Grammer, of Denniston, West
Coast to Frances Stephenson,
dau of Mark,
farmer, St Andrews. -------
Death - 058 page 2
HARVEY - on 15 May
at Church Square, Addington,
Thomas Harvey, beloved hus. of Fanny aged 67 years
Death - 060 page 3
McNAMARA - on 17
May at City Hotel,
Christchurch, Charles, only child of J. and A.
McNamara. aged 6 years.
Funeral Notice - 056 page 2
Joseph, beloved son of John & Ethel Alie
Wass, Woolston, for the Linwood Cemetery ------
18 May 1897
Deaths - 067
HULL - on
16 May at --- St albans,
Charles Huia? infant son of James W. and Minnie Hull, aged
on 17 May at --- John
(Jackie) only child of J. and A. McNamara. aged 6 years.
- on 16 May at Irwell,
Thomas George, beloved son of T and M. Radford, aged 2
19 May 1897
Marriage - 072
BROWN - Le SUEUR -
on 10 May at -- William Brown
to Nouover? Elizabeth, dau of late J.?
Sueur, native St.Helier's, Jersey,
William Ilett Jenkins, late of Geelong
Deaths - 072
on 16 May at --- James, only
and dearly beloved son of Helen Copland, aged 12 years
- on 18 May at res of her uncle,
Alexander A. Gibson, Nellie, 6th dau. of late Hugh
and Sarah Ferguson, Waltham, aged 16 years.
NEWTON - on
18 May at Northcote, Papanui, Anna, widow of late Charles
Newton, aged 60 years.
20 May 1897
Marriage - 081
BROWN - Le SUEUR
- May 18 at -- William
Brown of Christchurch (native of Richmond, Victoria) to Rowena
Elizabeth, dau of late J. ? Le Sueur --------
Deaths - 081
- on 19 May at ---
Margnoritta Elizabeth (Maggie) 2nd dau of Natali &
Jane in her 25th year.
on 19 May at the res of Mr george
Fergusson, Wildneress road, Spreydon, Isabella Hamilton.
- on 19 May at his res.
Gloucester st, west, Isaac Brentnall Sheath, aged 83 years.
Marriages - 086
SIMS - COMBER -
on 7 April at -- Akaroa, Sydney
Bennett, son of William Sims, of Akaroa to Arundel Rose,
dau. of E.Comber, of Duvauchelles Bay.
SINCLAIR - WHEELER -
on 20 April at ----- Robert
McLean, youngest son of late John Sinclair, Rangiora,
to Mary, dau of Alfred Wheeler, of Timaru.
Death - 086
SHEATH - on 19 May at his
res. Gloucester street, Isaac
Brentnall , aged 83 --funeral will leave for St Marys
Catholic Church --for Barbadoes Cemetery.
22 May 1897
Marriages - 093
PENFOLD - BUSCH - on 19
May at -- Southbridge -- Albert
Arthur, yougest son of Mr J. Penfold, Lumsden, Otago to
Alice 4th dau of Mr F.Busch,
WATSON - WOTHERSPOON - on 28
April at -- West Oxford,-- Thomas
Watson, eld. son of Thomas Watson, Esq Lanark,Scotland
4th dau of
Archibald Weatherspoon --- of Rutherford, Oxford.
Deaths - 093
on 21 May at Rangiora, William Bennington, aged 48 years
on 21 May at 171 Kilmore street,
Abraham Hutchison, beloved husband of Jane in his
In Memoriam - 093
--- Susan Josephine,
late wife of John Heath Newlyn, died 22 May 1896.
Funeral Notices - 092
- Duncan Gordon ---- leave his
res. London street, for the Public Cemetery at
- W. -----
for the Presbyterian Cemetery, Rangiora --- at
2-30pm Sunday ---- Ashley Masonic Lodge No 28.
25 May 1897
Births - 095
on 21 May at Upper Riccarton to Mrs Robert Erskine -
SIM - on 15
May at Rangiora High School to Mrs Sim - a
Death - 095
on 24 May at his res. 211 Kilmore
street, west, Rees William Walters, aged 71 years.
Funeral Notice - 100
Mr Rees William Walters -----
on Wednesday 26 May at 2-30pm for the Avonside Church.
26 May 1897
Births - 103
GEDDIS - on
23 May at Bloomfields, Weedons, to wife of
A.J.Geddis - a daughter
HARRIS - on
19 May at Konanga, Park
road, Lower Riccarton, to wife of George Harris
- a son.
Marriages - 103
A.COURT - PERKINS - on 21 May
at Christchurch, Sydney John, 4th
son of George A'Court -- to Jane, 2nd dau. of Mr John
Perkins, of Heathcote Valley.
MINNIS - BARFORD -
on 18 May at -- John Egbert, son
of late John Egbert Minnis, London to Thirza Rachel, dau of
James Barford, Christchurch.
Deaths - 103
AIKEN - on
24 May at Leeston, result of an
accident, Frederick, 2nd youngest child of David Aiken
on 25 May --- Ernest, youngest son
of James & Isabella Wallace, Lincoln, aged 13 years.
WATTS - on
25 May, Annie, beloved dau. of Henry & Mary
Watts, aged 20 years.
27 May 1897
Birth - 104
on 26 May at Church street,
North, Rangiora, to wife of George Gulliver - a
Deaths - 104
on 26 May at res. of his
mother, Mrs Mortimer --- H enry Gundersen, in
his 29th year.
KING - on 26 May
at res. of her dau. Mrs J.
Wilford Smith, Lyttelton, Amelia, relict of late John
King --- aged 76 years.
Funeral Notice - 105
MAXWELL - Susan
--- wife of
James --- tomorrow Friday May 28th for
the Public Cemetery Linwood ---
Deaths - 108
BAX - on 27 May
at res of son-in-law H.R.Cater,
W.Charles Bax, aged 66 years. Kent papers please copy.
MAXWELL - on 26
May at ---- Susan,
beloved wife of James, aged 41 years, Limerick
and Belfast papers please copy.
TRAIL - on 26
May at Albany Farm, Leithfield, William
Trail, aged 61 years.
In Memoriam - 108
MANGIN - dear
Jeannie, died 28 May
1889 ------- a poem -- inserted by those
who are left to mourn.
29 May 1897
Death - 109
SLY - on 29
May, Sydney, eldest son of William
and S. Sly, of Ohoka, formerly of Springston, aged 21
Births - 112
WILKINSON - on 23
May to wife of Walter Wilkinson, Chertsey
- a son.
HARKESS - on 25 May
at Dudley Road, Lyttelton to wife of William Harkess
- a daughter.
ROBINSON - on 27
May at Mrs Baker's, Caledonian
road, to wife of W. Robinson, of Ashburton Gorge
- a daughter
Marriage - 112
ALTONE - HARRISON -
on 22 May at --
---- August Alexander Altone to
Matilda Harrison, both of Christchurch.
Marriages - 114
LILL - WALKER
- on 24 May at --Brookside --John
william, 2nd son of Mr Geoge Lill, Dunsandel to
Bessie, eld. dau. of Mr Wm Walker --- Dunsandel.
Deaths - 114
on 29 May at Culverden, Samuel prestney, of Fernside,
aged 60 years
SLY - on 29
May, Sydney, eldest son of William and
S. Sly, of Ohoka, formerly of Springston, aged 21
at Timaru, on 29 May,
Edmund, 2nd son of late James Tipping, of Opawa, aged
9 May 2009