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Christchurch - July
1901 - Snippets
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REILLY - a woman named Mary Reilly, a
widow, aged 40, died suddenly yesterday.
MILLER - a man named Miller, the
engineer on the Central Electric Dredge, has lost the sight of one of
his eyes ---------
ROUSE - an elderly woman named Mary Anne
Rouse, wife of James
Rouse, a cabman, died suddenly this morning. an inquest
will be held at her late res.
Cranmer Square, at 4pm today.
MacDONNELL - Constable MacDonnell, who
has been ailing for some months, died on Saturday.
STUDHOLME - -
Mr A.E.G. Rhodes this
morning received a cable message from Melbourne to the effect that Mr
Geoffrey Studholme, a cousin of Mrs Rhodes,
had died in Melbourne on the previous evening. Mr Studholme who
was about 22 years of age, was the youngest son of the late Mr
of Waimate. He went to South Africa a few months ago and while
there contracted enteris fever. he was on his way home under the
of a Mr Cameron but
became worse in Melbourne, and died as above.
AITKEN - the death is announced of Mr William
Aitken, a land agent, aged 74 years.
GRAHAM - a man
named Graham, a bush contractor, was drowned in the River
Hokianga during a heavy flood.
Waihi - McNAUGHTON
at Waihi this morning, 2 contractors named McNaughton and
Gibbes, -------- received severe injuries ----------
EDGAR - a man named William Edgar was
thrown from his horse at Waipiata last week, and died at the
Rangiora Lodge - presentation - BLACKETT -
Loyal Rangiora Lodge of Oddfellows held last evening,
P.P.G.M. Marshall on behalf of members presented a
handsomely framed past officers
certificate and a ------- to P.G. Bro
A.B.Blackett, ------ as a trustee for 11 years,
resigned owing to removing to the Taranaki district.
Bros Marshall, Ayres, Wadey, Jennings, and Bell expressed the high esteem
Lyttelton - Presentation
DINEEN - at Lyttelton last evening the friends
of Mr Joseph Dineen, late
of the Royal Hotel, who is about to leave the district
3 July 1901
Nelson - HARVEY
William Harvey, sen. a settler at Pig Bay, near French
Pass, was found dead near his home
yesterday.----------- he was about 47 years old.
He left a widow and 6 children.
CUSSEN - William Cussen, a
surveyor -------- more
4 July 1901
BLACK - Dr George Black was found dead
at his lodgings this morning.
the body of a woman about 40 years of age was found in the harbour at
Thorndon this morning. It has not yet been identified.
HARVEY - at the inquest touching the death of
William Harvey, who was
found shot in Pig bay last week, a verdict of accidental death
Mrs John Haycock, an old settler, died at Hope, on
Saturday, aged 79.
Stratford - accident -
McMASTERS - a man named McMasters, a traveller
in the employ of Messrs
WARD & Co spirit merchants, ran into a trap
Nelson - Death in a Church - SCOTT -
Thomas Scott, a resident of 26 years standing, died suddenly in
the Cathedral last evening. -------- nearly 80 years of
age, he was a native of Ireland, and formerly a school
teacher in England. ----- and Good Templar, He
assisted Mr Joseph MALING
to start the 1st Templar Lodge in England at Birmingham, 50 years
ago. --- he leaves a widow and several
children, ---- longish column ----
Christchurch - the late Mr CHRYSTAL
- funeral write -up
The respect in which the late Mr William Chrystal was held was
shown by the large ------ long column
a young man named John King, about 38 years old, residing
at Croixelles, was found dead in his house on Saturday
9 July 1901
Palmeston North -
KELLY - a contractor named
Augustus Kelly was found dead in his tent -----------
10 July 1901
Christchurch - KENNELL
---visited the residence of Mrs M.A. Osborne
at 173 Salisbury street, and enquired after the missing woman
named Catherine Kennell. mother of Mrs Osborne, who had
been living with her
daughter ------- an inquest will be held at the
Gladstone Hotel ---
11 July 1901
Lyttelton - fatal fire - DAY -
-- a 4 roomed cottage ------ occupied by a man named
Frederick day, was burned down, and 3 children,
Evelyn May, aged 5years 8mths,
Frederick Thomas, aged 4 years and Dorothy Maud, aged
2 years and 7mths ----------
Waihi - HAWKINS
2 miners named Hawkins and Nelson, employed in the
Woodstock mine at Karangahake, met with a serious accident
------ both men were taken to hospital.
Stratford - Fire -
NEILL - --- destroyed Nerill's furniture
shop. ----- it was burned to the ground. -----
Auckland - FOX
Major Fox, the celebrated Maori warrior, died at Maketu
yesterday. He took a prominent part in the reception of the Duke
and Duchess of York.
Lyttelton - Inquest - DAY -
an inquest on the bodies of Evelyn May Day, Frederick Thomas
day and Dorothy Maud Day, the 3 children who lost their
lives in the fire at Little Brenchley Road, Lyttelton,
Alice Day, mother of the deceased children said
- I am the wife of Frederick Day, who is a wharf labourer
----- Evelyn would have been 6 in
November, Frederick Thomas was 4 last March, Dorothy was 2
yrs 7mths --------- a very long column
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Halkett - Inquest -
MOORE - --touching
the death of John Francis Moore a man about 70 years of age.
Christchurch - Accident -
FLETCHER - a lad named Joseph Fletcher who
drives a baker's cart for Drew's
bakery, at Sumner ---- it will be some days before the boy can
13 July 1901
Christchurch - Social - COLLINS -
a "social" in honour of Trooper Collins, who has recently
returned from South Africa, was tendered him last evening in the
by a number of his fellow-employees of the Farmer's Co-operative
Association. Mr W.A. Day
Auckland - Inquest - TRICKLEBANK -
the infant daughter of Mr Tricklebank, of Coromandel, was
suffocated between her parents by the bed-clothes at the
inquest a verdict of
suffocation by misadventure was returned.
Christchurch - An old pioneer - TULLEY -
another old pioneer died yesterday - Mrs Sarah Tulley, at
147 Harper street, Sydenham. She arrived in Lyttelton by
the ship Labuan
----- the deceased was in her 86th year. and leaves 8
children, 51 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren.
------ she will be buried at noon
on Sunday in the Riccarton Cemetery. her husband died about 11
years ago ---- Mrs Tulley's age was 86 and the number
of her descendants 86.
Wellington - Obituary -
GANNAWAY - Mr John Gannaway, a well-known
stevedore and formerly one of the
shore managers for the old Panama Company, died last night.
Invercargill - SNEYD
last night's fatality was due to the bursting of a rocket. Mrs
Sneyd who was killed instantly ----------- her son Charles
-------- Mr J. Morton,
---- Mr A. McSporran
------- the accident was caused by the bursting of a signal
rocket fired by Captain M'Gillray
of the steamer Invercargill.
Kaiapoi - Sudden death - PERRIN -
Mrs Perrin, wife of Mr John Perrin, and an old identity of
Kaiapoi, died suddenly ------ an inquest is being held this
afternoon. the deceased has been a resident
of Kaiapoi for over 40 years
---- Her husband Mr John Perrin is an old Crimean
Blenheim - Settler -
SEVERN - a Sounds settler, Herbert
Severn, 40 years of age, was drowned at Kenepuru
MURDOCH - on Sunday evening the body of John
Murdoch, a carpenter, ----------
Kaiapoi - inquest -
PERRIN - an inquest was held
------ touching the death
of Elizabeth Perrin, wife of John Perrin, a verdict of
death from natural causes was returned.
16 July 1901
SOLOMON - a
man named B.H.Solomon, a stationer and tobacconist, was
found dead in his saloon. ----------
Christchurch - inquest - SOUTER -
an inquest was held yesterday touching the death of Mrs Hannah
Souter, who was found dead in her bed in her house on the Ferry
Road on Sunday. after hearing evidence the jury found that death
was due to --- of the heart.
17 July 1901
MACKENZIE - a youth named Alexander
Mackenzie, of Whangarei, was killed by a falling tree in
the Whananaki bush.
18 July 1901
Invercargill - fireworks accident -
SNEYD - ---
death of Mrs Sneyd ------- more
YOUNG - information was received by the police
this afternoon that a 12 days
old child had been found dead at Leeston this morning, presumably
overlaid by its
Mrs Samuel Young.
ELLEY - an old
resident named John Elley, aged 60 years
------ for a number of years he carried on a
Christchurch - obituary - HULL -
Mr Charles Hull, who has been a member of the "Lyttelton Times"
literary staff for the past 25 years, died at his residence
Barbadoes street today.
----- Mr Hull and his wife arrived in the colony about 30 years
ago ------- Mrs Hull died about 4 years
PRIOR -the body of the
man found in the water near Clive has been identified as that of John
Prior, ----at th inquest touching the death of John
drowned in the
20 July 1901
KIRK - the Captain of the Kai-iti football team who
last Saturday -----died this morning.
He was a resident of Hamilton, in the Waikato district.
Monday 22 July 1901
Christchurch - funeral write up -
BROWN - -- the late Mr H.S.Brown
----- more ---
Auckland - inquest - McKENZIE -
an unmarried man named Alexander McKenzie was crushed to
death between 2 logs of wood at Whananaki, at the inquest a
verdict of accidental death was returned.
Fielding - obituary - ROE -
Mr Charles Roe, sen. an old colonist died at his res.
Fielding last night. He arrived in Wellington by the ship
in 1840. He was one of Wellington's earliest journalists
Roe came to Fielding in 1874 and has resided here since.
SEW HOY - Mr Sew
Hoy, the well-known Chinese merchant, died suddenly this
Ashburton - inquest - JAMES -
an inquest was held ---- Mr A. James, Hampstead,
Ashburton , -----touching the death of an infant daughter of Mr &
Mrs James who was found dead in bed ----
Akaroa - FYFE -
Mr Samuel Fyfe, an old resident of Akaroa, died suddenly
last night in his 75th year. the deceased was born in
Portsmouth --- Royal Navy, emigrated to NZ with
Bishop Selwyn in the yacht Southern Cross in
1855. ---- he married the eldest daughter of the late
Mr DONNETT and leaves 2
sons and 3 daughters,
His wife died about 15 mths ago -------.
Tuesday 23 July 1901
Trooper Louis Mckechnie, of the 5th contingent, died in the
Dunedin hospital this morning. he belonged to Hawke's Bay.
His parents had been with him several days before his death.
DANIEL -an old Maori chief named Daniel residing at
tauranga, died the other day. being about 90 years of
JACKSON - Mr Alfred
Jackson, at one time a manager of the Union Bank in
Wellington, and recently a managing director for NZ
---- died here yesterday.
Thursday 25 July 1901
Christchurch - obituary - FAIRWEATHER -
Mr Charles Fairweather, whose death occurred at East
Eyreton yesterday, came to Wellington with his father Mr R.
Fairweather, in the ship
1841. In 1856 he settled in Kaiapoi, he leaves
a widow and family of 12 including 9 sons. ------
New Plymouth - fatal shipwreck - LIZZIE
- 12 lives lost. -
----- the Lizzie Bell is an iron barque of 2 decks, -- she
had a crew of 18 - J.Rees, master, W.J.E.
Barron, chief mate, L.Olley, 2nd
J.Milligan, cook, W. Simmons W. Riner, J.
Harding, J.Glen, D.Lang, W.
Perry, H. Fredrikson, and J. Melwood, able
and C. Chappel, T. Gay, W. Boyce, J.M.
Tickell, A.Jones, W.J. Arbuckle, apprentices.
------- those saved are the captain, the mate,
2 seamen, and 2 apprentices.
a very long column ------- email for a copy
Friday 26 July 1901
In Bankruptcy -
LONGSTAFF - email
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JEPHSON - a boy named Jephson, 3 years of age
was drowned by falling into a stream.
Manaia - LIZZIE
a very long column about the journey and wreck
of the Lizzie Bell, email for a copy.
Saturday 27 July 1901
Christchurch - obituary - MOORE -
the death is announced of Mr Augustus Moore, of the east
belt, at the age of 71. Mr Moore was a well-known figure in
Christchurch where he resided for over 40
Wellington - ELLIOTT
a man named George Elliott died in the hospital this morning from
injuries received on July 9th through being jammed by a log rolling off
a truck at Akatarawa,
near the Lower Hutt.
Pihama - inquest - Wreck of the Lizzie
The body of CHAPPLE came
ashore yesterday, at the inquest held yesterday a
verdict death from drowning was found with regard to SIMONS, LANG,
death from exhaustion with regard to OLLEY,
PERRY and JONES. ---- a very
long column - email for a copy.
Tuesday 30 July
a man named Robert Wallace died at the hospital last
evening. he accidentally fell off a dray at Spreydon on Saturday.
------ the deceased was a married man
and 54 years of age -------
In Bankruptcy -
New Plymouth - Magisterial inquiry
Bell - email for a copy
Wednesday 31 July 1901
HUGHES - a farmer Michael Hughes, aged
55 years was found by
his son drowned in a water-hole on his farm between Mosgiel
Napier - mistaken identity
A fortnight ago a middle-aged man was drowned near Clive, and at
the inquest the body was identified by several witnesses as that of
Now it has been ascertained that it was a case of mistaken
identity, John Prior having yesterday reported himself to the
24 July 2007