Papers Past  -  Christchurch  Star  -  November  1877 -  Snippets

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Thursday  1 November  1877
Maintenance  -     HANDS001
Job  Hands  ----  wife Lucinda ------  more  ------

Inquest  -  ELVINES  -  002
Mr John Elvines -- found dead early on Tuesday morning -----  more -----


Friday 2 November  1877
LLOYD  -   003
John  & Wm,  aged 12 and 9 years  -----  neglected children ------  more  -----

CANT  -  004
Charles Cant -----  neglecting to support his wife  ----  adjourned to 29 November


Saturday  3 November  1877
Obituary  -  HODGE  -  005
sudden death of Mr C.J.Hodge,  senior landing waiter in the customs.  ----  he has a son Rev. mr Hodge,  formerly of this diocese  who was drowned
in the Royal Charter.

Sudden death  -  WILSON  -  006
A Mr Wilson  formerly Captain in the 18th Regiment of Foot  ------  arrival from Waimate  2 months ago ----  more ----


Monday  5 November  1877
Found Drowned  -  BOYLE  -  007
------   Catherine Boyle ----      will be an inquest  ----   more  ----

Found Dead  -  McGAFFERTY  -  008
The body of James McGafferty  was found on Thursday last ---  about 2 and half miles from Mount Harding ---  been searching for 3 weeks 
-----  an inquest will be held ---

Bankruptcy  -  LEE  -  009
Thomas Lee  of Christchurch ------


Thursday  8 November  1877
Death by Drowning  -  FERGUSON  -  010
on Monday last Ferguson,  in the employ of Mr Johnson,  at Temuka  was drowned in the north branch of the Ashburton river.  ----  an inquest will be
held on Wednesday

Fatal Accident  -  O'HALLORAN  -  011
On Sunday morning,  a resident at Loburn Mr Martin O'Halloran,  met his death in the river Okuku,  attempting to cross to the other side.  ------
an inquest will be held


Friday  9 November  1877
Sudden Death  -  WALKER  -  012
Mary Catherine Walker,  who resided with her husband  Mr Theodore Walker ----   died ---  

Assault   -  PETLEY  -  013
William Petley  was charged ----    assaulted   his wife  with a tomahawk -----


Monday 12 November  1877
Inquest  -  BOWMAN  -  015
at Rangiora --  Robert Bowman  ----  who died previous day suddenly  ---

Desertion  -  CUNNINGHAM  -  016
W.G.Cunningham  was charged with having deserted his wife ---     had been a deed of separation ----   lots more  ----

Assault  -  PETLEY  -  017
A woman named Petley had to be taken to hospital  on account of  -------


Tuesday  13 November  1877
Neglected children    -  COLEMAN  -  018
-----  case of neglect revealed in Timaru  on Sunday evening  ------  Coleman,  a storeman,    daughter  a girl of 13,    3 children    a boy  5 years old
 was found to be dead,  a girl 7 years old   was insensible ---  Coleman is a widower  and had 5 children in the house  -----     more ----


Wednesday  14 November  1877
Neglected Children  -  WADSWORTH  -  020
Annie,  William  & Mabel Wadsworth  ---- mother was in hospital,  father was a drunken character ---  older girl would be taken into service,  younger children  aged 6  and 3  to the Industrial school  at Burnham  for 7 years.


Thursday  15 November  1877

Kumara  -  Fatal accident  -  McMAHON   &  LAWRENCE  -  021
A fatal accident occurred at Westbrook  in a claim -----  through a fall of earth ---  2 men named McMahon  and Lawrence  were killed.  ------

Inquest  -  Auckland  -   DAVIDSON  -  021a
-----  named J. Davidson ------  more ----


Saturday  17 November  1877
Oxford  -  Accident  -  DOODER  -  023
an accident occurred yrsterday  to a lad of 14 years  named George Dooder,  son of a settler  in the View Hill district,  while playing cricket  ----- 
ball hit him on the leg and broke it just under the knee -----   

Death  -  BROWN  -  025
------   a woman lying dead in Manchester street  near St Luke's Church. -----  named Martha Brown  alias Jones. -----  an inquest will be held.

Inquiry  -  Dunedin  -  HARPER  -  026
at the adjourned  inquiry  ----  death of Ann Harper  ----- death due to a blow on the head ----


Monday 19 November  1877
Inquest  -  BROWN - JONES  -  027
 ---  Martha Jones  alias  Brown  died suddenly on Friday morning  ----  

Desertion  -  WELLS  -  028
George Wells  was charged with having deserted his wife,  Elizabeth -----     more ---

Nelson  -  MAJORIBANK  -  029
A fatal accident occurred  to  Mr Majoribank, a resident of Waimea  ----   lost his balance and fell from the box  -------


Wedneday 21 November  1877
Auckland  -  ROBINSON  -  029a
Helena Robinson,  a little girl of  2years  was burned to death  ----on 10 November  ---- 

Inquest  -  Waitahuna  -  HIGGINGS  -  029b
a  miner named Higgings  was killed last week  by a fall of earth in a quartz claim  at Waitahuna.   -------


Thursday  22 November 1877
Sudden death  -  WARNER  -  031
A man named John Warner  died somewhat suddenly   -----   at the Market Hotel  where he had been staying ----

The Rev H.E.CARLYON  -  031a,  031b,  031c
Prior ro this gentleman's visit to England  whither he has gone in the ship Waimate,  the members of his congregation  ----  incumbrency  at Kaiapoi  decided 
to bid him farewell  -------  arranged to give the children attending the Sunday Schools a treat  in the shape of a tea ----  The children attending the North
 and South Island Schools were also invited  ----  met at the parsonage ----     Mr Wheeler,  photographer  took photographs  ---  75 girls,  60 boys,
 45 adults  ------  lots  more over 3 columns  ------- 


Saturday  24 November  1877
Fatal Accident  -  ODDINOTT  -   (inquest has Hoddinott)   032  &  033
A sad accident occurred on the railway -----  name was James H. Oddinott,  was employed as a horse driver  ----     he was 40 years of age  to a day 
(yesterday being his birthday)   and leaves a wife and 10  children totally unprovided for.

Lyttelton    -  STEPHENSON  -  034
John W. Stephenson,  an apprentice on board  the Empress of ------?  charged  with the desertion from his ship --- ordered to be sent on board  his vessel.

Inquest  -  HODDINOTT  -   ODDINOT  -   035
James Hoddinott,  aged 40  lost his life on the railway  ------ witnesses  -   William McNeil,  brakeman,  James Matthews,  gatekeeper,  John Shield, 
horse driver,  Jane Martindale,  Henry Hesketh  and Dr Collins.  ---   yesterday interred in the Weslyan Cemetery -- followed to the grave by about
300 persons  ---  a subscription has been started  for the benefit of the family  -------


Monday 26 November  1877
Woodville  -  ALLANAT  -  035a
The body of George Allanat  was found in Woodville bush ------   inquiries are being made.


Wednesday  28 November  1877
Lyttelton  -  absent without leave  -  CROOKER  -  036
W. Crooker  and G. Crooker,  seamen on board the ship  Rangitikei,  were charged by Captain Millman  with being absent without leave ------

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
9 January  2009

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