Papers Past - Star - Christchurch - Snippets - July 1899
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Saturday 1 July 1899 page 5
Auckland - O'NEILL -
Mr Allen O'Neill, a solicitor, died suddenly at the Northcote
Hotel, where he resided. He was the son of the late Mr
James O'Neill, an old Auckland identity.
Fielding - THOMAS -
A man named George Thomas was drowned in the Rangitikei River
yesterday, near Rewa. ------ The body has not yet been
Cheviot - HEDGMAN -
Elizabeth Hedgman of Cheviot, married, age 55 years was
found dead in her bed this morning. ---- Epilipsy was cause
Lincoln, Canterbury - RATHGEN -
Mrs Hedwig Rathgen, a widow, residing at Lincoln, died suddenly
at the Prebbleton Town Hall last night ------ Dr Cook will
certify cause of death.
Monday 3 July 1899 page 3
SMART - James was at Rangiora on
Saturday afternoon, -- attendance of townspeople
and friends from the district. interred at the
New Plymouth - Obituary - CLARKE -
Mr F.E.Clarke, the Chief Draughtsman in the Survey Office,
died rather suddenly on Saturday evening, from heart
disease. The deceased who arrived
here from the West Coast, about
5 years ago, was an authority on sea fisheries.
Dunedin - COOPER -
Mary Cooper one of Dunedin's favourite concert singers, died on Monday after a painful illness.
Inquest - Auckland - O'NEILL
At the inquest on Allen O'Neill, solicitor, a verdict of death from syncope was returned.
Inquest - New Plymouth - READER -
An inquest on the body of the girl Reader, which was drowned on the beach on Friday. -------
Westport - McALPINE -
Alexander McAlpine, a native of Scotland ------ attributed to heart disease.
Dunedin - GAWNE
William Gawne, sauce manufacturer, age 69 years, died suddenly this morning. ---
Dunedin - HENDERSON -
John Henderson, single man age 60 years, was found dead in boardinghouse.
Tuesday 4 July 1899 page 3
Cust - BURNS
-- of the death young man Robert Burns, a recent arrival from Scotland. Burns left
Cust 3 weeks ago for the North Isalnd. - ----
The deceased was a
relative of Mr Hugh Spiers, of Cust.
Shipping - Auckland -
arrived - "Alameda" with the San Franscico mail.
Mrs Hunter, Dr Hunter, Messers
Kennedy, Gardiner, Parkhouse, Roll, Saunders
Knapdale - DICKSON -
George Dickson, who was scarcely 6 years old, ---- lots more.
Friday 7 July 1899 page 3
Obituary - Dunedin - REIMER
Dr Reimer - one of the oldest medical practioners in Dunedin, died this morning.
Saturday 8 July 1899 page 6
Inquest - LOWBURN
A man named Ralph Lowburn, was killed at Lowburn by a kick from a
horse. At the inquest the verdict of accidental death was
Monday 10 July 1899 page 3
Obituary - Hawera - WILSON
Mr Walter Wilson, a member of the Hawera County Council and for
some years President of Egmont Agricultural & Pastoral
Association, an old and
respected settler, died yesterday.
her fellow workers in the Kaiapoi clothing factory.
Napier - Joseph CROWTHER
A half-caste lad named Joseph Crowther, 16 years of age was killed by falling from a horse.
Tuesday 11 July 1899 page 3
Funeral - Rangiora - CHAPMAN
The respect in which the late Miss Eva Chapman, of Fernside, was
shown by the large number of people from Christchurch and surrounding
attended her funeral at Rangiora on Sunday.
The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths, 2 very handsome ones
being sent by her fellow workers
in the Kaiapoi
Obituary - LESLIE
Mrs Thomas Leslie, who died at Heathcote Valley on Saturday, came
first to the Colony on the ship "Cashmere" She was employed by Mr
at Opawa for some time and after her marriage was
hostess at the old Saxon Hotel, destroyed by the great Lyttelton
Obituary - Lincoln - TOD
The death is announced of Mrs Mary Tod, widow of the late Mr William Tod, of Lincoln
at the advanced age of 82 years. Mrs Tod with her husband was
here in the 1840's and was in the North Island at the time of the first
rising of the Maori's.
The family came to Canterbury with the
late Mr J. Deans and were at Riccarton when the pilgrims arrived in the
historical first four ships in 1850. For some
years Mrs Tod had
lived with her son at Doyleston. She was a most energetic woman
and at the time of the rising of the Maori's at Wanganui, walked from
that place to Wellington carrying son John on her back. She died,
after only a brief illness.
Inquest - ULLRICH
An inquest was held by Mr Mr H.W.Bishop at Rangiora this morning,
touching the death of Leonard ULLRICH, age 3 years, which
occured on Sunday morning, from drinking some hot coffee
-------- The jury returned a verdict of a severe attack of croup
brought on by drinking some hot coffee.
Wednesday 12 July 1899 page 3
Addington - HARMAN
A labourer named James Henry Harman, apparently about 55 years of
age, died suddenly at Addington this morning. The deceased
was employed at
Messers White & Co.'s timber
Auckland - KERR page 4
A Settler named Arthur NAIRN rode from Port Charles today to Coromandel
to report that the house of W. Kerr, a settler on the East side of Port
was burned to the ground early this morning and that Kerr was
burned to death. Early in the morning Mrs Kerr and her son were
awakened by the flames
and with Kerr managed to escape.
Subsequently Kerr went back into the burning building to save some
articles of value and was not seen again. The son
wanted to go to
the assistance of his father, but Mrs Kerr said it was useless
and prevented her son from also sacrificing his life. Kerr was a
settler and was between 50 and 60 years of age.
Thursday 13 July 1899
Inquest - ANSELL -
An inquest touching on the death of Elien Ansell, the 9mths old child
of Amy NAPIER, which died yesterday morning was held at 17 Armagh
before Mr Beetham, coroner, and a jury of
whom Mr Henry William Hale was elected foreman. Dr. Ovenden, who
had attended the child, gave evidence
that it had died of
marasmus. It had been well taken care of. The jury returned
a verdict of death from Marasmus.
a follow up on Monday 19 July as to the mother being incorrectly named as Amy Napier.
Friday 14 July 1899 page 4
Inquest - DILLOWAY -
An inquest touching on the death of John Dilloway, who was found
dead in Seaton's stables, was held atthe Queens Hotel, yesterday.
John George SEATON said that shortly after 10am
deceased walked into his stables in Cashel St.
Saturday 15 July 1899 page 5
Carterton - ROUSE -
The Rev. W. Rouse, a retired Weslyan minister fell dead at Greytown from heart disease.
Inquest - WOODFORD
An inquest touching the death of Ernest Charles Woodford, aged
2yrs, who died yesterday at linwood, was held this afternoon at the
Royal George Hotel ----------- A verdict was returned in accordance
with the medical evidence that death resulted from pleurisy.
Monday 17 July 1899 page 3
The body of the late Lieutenant Gen. Fulton, who died here last
week, was taken South by the express train this morning to be
buried at Outram.
It was incorrectly stated in the report of the inquest on the infant
Elian Ansell that Amy Napier was the Mother of the child. The
mother resides in Nelson,
and Miss Napier had charge of the child under
her charge at her home, which is registered under the Infant Life
Inquest - SLATER
An inquest touching on the death of Agnes Slater was held at the
Waltham Arms Hotel this morning ------ death was caused by carderic
synope. --- lots more
Melbourne - SHELLEY
An aged couple named Shelley were burned to death at Ballarat by upsetting the lamp.
Auckland - EALES -
Samuel Eales, 2nd mate of the barque Hiram Emery fell from
aloft on 8 July and was killed. He was buried at sea next day.
Auckland - STIRLING - page 4
The body of Archibald Stirling aged 35, a seaman belonging to to
the Waiotahi trawler, was found floating this morning near the
Albert St wharf,
in the vicinity of his vessel. He was seen near
midnight in the street last night. He has a sister in Fiji.
Carterton - ROUSE -
The Rev W. Rouse, a retired Weslyan Minister, fell dead at
Greytown shortly before 8am. He suffered from heart disease.
Wellington - BRENNAN
Ann Brennan, a single woman, about 40 years of age, died suddenly
in Grant Road today. A verdict that death had been due to natural
causes was returned.
Tuesday 18 July 1899 page 3
Naturalisation - GARRICK & PETTERSEN
Letters of naturalisation have been issued to John Garrick,
bricklayer, Oxford, North Canterbury, & to Mangus
Petersen , shipwright, Christchurch.
Wednesday 19 July 1899 page 3
Stratford - PARKER
A woman named Mary Anne Parker, 67 years old was killed on
the East Road on Monday evening by the overturning of a dray, in
which she was coming
to Stratford. An inquest was held last
evening and a verdict of accidental death returned.
--------- The woman was carried to the Toko Hotel, but died
before the doctor arrived.
Inquest - KAY
Jonathon Kay, an old man who was remanded from the Christchurch
Magistrates Court to Lyttelton Gaol this morning, for medical
died in the gaol shortly after being admitted.
------- an inquest will be held.
Lyttelton - ANDREWS
Mrs Andrews, a resident of Lyttelton, died suddenly at the
house in Dublin Street this morning, --- an inquest will be
held this afternoon.
Obituary - MOORHEAD Page 4
Mr Michael Moorhead, who died at Southbridge at the age of 64,
was much respected in the Ellesmere district. He was a native of
County Down and
came to New Zealand in the ship “Sebestapol” in 1861
and took up land near Southbridge. He leaves a widow, one son and
6 daughters. The funeral
which took place on Tuesday was largely
attended. The Rev. J.P.Cocks conducted the burial service.
Thursday 20 July 1899 page 3
Obituary - BAYLISS - Cust - Ashburton
One of the early settlers of North Canterbury died at Cust on
Tuesday, the late Mr James Bayliss, who for several years
was engaged in farming pursuits at Swannanoa. About thirty years
ago he sold out, and took up a block of land in the Ashburton
district. He however was not fortunate there, and after giving
his property, lived with his children for the last few
years. His remains will be interred in the Ashburton cemetery on
Divorce - SMITH v SMITH
John James Smith sued for a dissolution of marriage with his wife Annie Agnes Smith.
A long column,
Friday 21 July 1899
Dunedin - John YOUNG
John Young, an old resident, of Alexandra South, was found dead
in his hut this morning, it is supposed from heart disease.
Death - GRAHAM
Mrs Graham wife of Chief Officer of the Monowai, died suddenly
at North-East Valley. She had been in bad health for some
Her son went to school in the afternoon, and on his
return home found his mother dead in a chair.
Saturday 22 July 1899
Obituary - RUTHERFORD
By the death of Mr Robert Rutherford, which took place yesterday,
Canterbury loses another of the fast diminishing band of hardy early
settlers. The late Mr Rutherford came over from Adelaide with his
father and family in the early days of the back country settlement of
the province. ------- joined his brother
Mr J. S. Rutherford
at Opawa Station, Albury, which the latter still
Fatal Street accident - TRIGANCE Page 5
A sad accident, which resulted in the death of a child occurred on
Oxford Tce, shortly after 12 o’clock today. A 5yr old boy named
Frank Joseph Trigance, accompanied by his elder brother, was crossing
the road on the Terrace ----- The child’s parents reside at 206 Madras St. North. An inquest will be held.
Auckland - McCARTHY
A gum digger named Thomas McCarthy aged 60, ------- at Lucas Creek. ------ He was a native of Cork.
Wanganui - SIMON
Mr Leon Simon, brewer, --------- this morning,- --------
Deceased was an old West Coaster and highly respected. The
deceased leaves a widow and daughter.
Funerals - Ashburton - HENRY & BAYLISS
The funerals took place at Ashburton yesterday of the late John
Henry, for eight years a hotel-keeper in Ashburton, and of
the late Mr James Bayliss, who died at Cust last
Monday 24 July 1899 page 3
Inquest - Auckland - McCARTHY
At the inquest on Thomas McCarthy, gum digger, a verdict of of
suicide while in a state of temporary insanity was returned.-----
Auckland - ADAMS
The daughter of Mr Harry Adams, Takapuna, aged 3 years, has
died from burns. While she was playing with matches her clothes
Inquest - fatal accident - TRIGANCE
------- the jury returned a verdict of accidental death
exonerating the cab driver from any blame for the occurrence.
Inquest - HOGAN
An inquest, touching the death of Joseph Patrick Hogan,
aged 8 years, who met his death by falling from a ladder. On Saturday.
--- Sarah Hogan,
mother of the child. -----
Inquest - Agnes Bessie REYNISH
Inquest adjourned so witnesses could attend. --------
Obituary - Auckland - MacFARLANE
Mr James MacFarlane, merchant, aged 51 years, chairman of
directors of the Northern Steamship Co. and director of several mining
companies, is dead.
Tuesday 25 July 1899 page 3
Inquest - CROOK
inquest under the Infant Life protection Act, the death of
the infant, W.A.Crook, who died at the licensed home of
Mrs Peters, on the North Belt,
was held at Mrs Peters house yesterday
afternoon. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the
medical evidence that the child had died from convulsions.
Wednesday 26 July 1899
The dead body of a man aged about 70, unknown --- in the
cemetery this morning having ---------- about a
Dunedin - Alexander JOSS
Alexander Joss, aged 28 years, a draper employed by Mr Talboys at
Alexandra, died suddenly from inflammation of the lungs.
Deceased was well known at Reefton.
Obituary - Adelaide - GERARD
Oscar Gerard, comedian, of the “Belle of New York” Company is dead.
Arrivals & Departures from the Colony
The arrivals in the Colony in June were 976 and the departures 1303
Thursday 27 July 1899
Inquest - NINNIS - Auckland - 27 July
The man who committed suicide in the cemetery has been identified as
John Ninnis, a labourer aged 60. At the inquest a verdict
of suicide was returned,
there was nothing to show the reason for
Obituary - Dunedin - LOGAN
Mrs Logan - mother of Lady STOUT is dead.
Friday 28 July 1899
Death - Sydney - 27 July
The “Pendlehill” bound for Newcastle to Napier, put in here owing to the death of Captain MORRIS owing to pneumonia.
Obituary - Hastings - WHITE
P. White the well known jockey has died of consumption.
Inquest - REYNISH
The adjourned inquest on the body of Agnes Bessie Reynish, was
held at the Hospital this morning, before Mr R.Beetham,
coroner. Evidence was given to
the effect that the child was
kicked by a horse at Pigeon Bay and had her jaw fractured. She
was brought to the Christchurch Hospital, where she died.
verdict of accidental death was returned.
Death - NICHOLSON,
Mary Nicholson, wife of R.H.Nicholson, drover, at
Chaneys’ Corner, died suddenly at half past eight last
night. With the exception of a slight cold,
the deceased who was
52 years of age, appeared to be in good health.
Dunedin - BELLS
Peter Bells, hotelkeeper, Long Gully, was thrown from his horse
on Tuesday night, on his way home from Queenstown, and was
not found for 16 hours.
He was terribly frost bitten and died
from the effects.
Saturday 29 July 1899 page 5
Obituary - Thames - HANSEN
Mr Peter C. Hansen, well known in mining circles, died this
morning. He had been engaged in mining since the opening of the
and was highly respected.
Fatal mining accident - Sydney - BROWN - QUIGLEY
Two men named Brown & Quigley were killed and 2 injured by a fall of
earth in the Broken Hill mine. A man named PARKINSON
similarly killed in Block 12 mine.
Sydney - 28 July
Two children named McCormack were burned to death in a house near Dapto.
Inquest - NICHOLSON
Mrs Mary Nicholson, wife of R.H.Nicholson, drover of
Chaneys’ Corner, ------------ yesterday an inquest was held on the body
before Mr R. Beetham, coroner, - --- the jury
returned a verdict that the deceased died from syncope of the heart.
Inquest - Ashburton -
An inquest held yesterday at Ashburton touching on the death of a
female infant age 4 days. Dr Hunter gave it as his opinion that
the child was well nourished and cared for but had been smothered by
the mother, holding it too closely when asleep. The jury returned
a verdict of accidental death.
Monday 31 July 1899 page 3
Funeral - MANSON
The funeral of the late Constable S.J.P.Manson took place at
Governers Bay, and was attended by a very large number of friends
Lyttelton, and the Peninsula. The
coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths, some of which came
from the Wellington Police.
Mr Manson leaves a wife and one son.
Perth - Australia - 31 July
A tree fell across a tent at Jarrahdale, killing 3 men named O’HEARNE, CONAUGHTON and PAINTON.
12 July 2005