Christchurch  Press  -    1881  -  September  -   Snippets

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Thursday 1 September  1881
Dissolution of Partnership  -  002
JONES,  William  and    DUGGAN,  Charles   under Wm Jones and Co. Plumbers, Painters  etc.  ----  from 30 June 1881

The Late Dr CAMPBELL  -  funeral  write-up  -  004
The funeral of the late Dr and Mrs Campbell and their 2 children  took place yesterday afternoon,  and was one of the largest that has been
seen in Christchurch ------    to the Presbyterian cemetery  -----   a long piece

Otaki  -  McWILLIAMS  -  005
--accident to daughter of Rev. James McWilliams,  by which she lost her life --------  

Friday  2 September  1881
Funeral   -  GOUGH  -    write up  -  010
 --Mr O? Gough  of Greendale  one of the passengers by the ill-fated Tararua,  was interred in the Greendale Cemetery yesterday. 
Mr Gough was an old and much respected settler in the district.

Auckland  -  inquest  -  LUHRS  -  011
 ---  Mrs Luhrs  ---  verdict  ----   found drowned.

Accident  -  012
WILSON  -  Nellie,  while romping on the wharf --fell in ---   rescued by a seaman from --  barque Waimea

Fatal Accidents  -  013
HOWARD  -    --Michael Howard -----  an inquest will be held
PHILLIPS  -  ----10 years old ---   an inquest will be held
COLLINS  -  Charles Cyril infant son of Mr Henry Collins,  school master,  Mount Somers -----

Bankruptcy  -  014
COURTLAND  LOFTUS HERBERT WARRINGTON  of Southbridge,  farmer-----
McLEARY -  Edward James,  -----
WALTON  -  Charles of Drain Road,  -----
BATCHELOR  -  Joseph ----
LUMB  -  John  of Christchurch,  stonemason


Saturday  3 September  1881
Escape from Burnham  -  FREEMAN  -  017
a lad named Arthur Freeman  -------

Charleston  -  inquest  -  PELL  -  019
 ---- Emma Pell -----    

Dissolution of partnership  -  020
MURRAY  -  John George  &
WRIGHT -  R.   farmers  & graziers  of Greenpark

Dissolution of partnership   -   021
FOSTER  -  Charles James  &
WILDING  -  Frederick  of Christchurch,  Barristers and Solicitors  ---------


Monday 5 September  1881
Insolvency notices  -  023
Carl Haeusser  of Hillsborough ------
William Harris  of Rangiora,  butcher ------

Oxford  -  inquest  -  NIEMAN  -  024
-----  of John Nieman  who died suddenly at the above hotel on Thursday night.  Mr LOVE,  landlord of the hotel ----  heart disease. ---------

Diamond Wedding   -  LEWIS  -  025
In Sandhurst, Victoria ---  couple who have been married 60 years ----     aged 94 and 84   the diamond wedding    ---- take place on the 25th
instant  and "all the world and his wife" are invited to the event.

Masonic Funeral write up  -  JENKINS  -  026
funeral of Mr W. jenkins ----  lots more ----

Auckland  -  McKEON  -  027
a fatal accident occurred at Kihikihi  to George McKeon,  a carter,  who was killed whilst engaged in  driving his team.

Fatal accident  -  GREEN  -  028
 -------  to a child of 5 years of age at Lower Hutt yesterday --------  the child was killed instantaneously.

Drowning  -  030
the mate and cook of the Mary Ogilvie,  lying in the stream,  are believed to have been drowned while going off the boat last night.  -------

Dunedin  -  WATT  -  030
a man was picked up in Cumberland street this morning dead,  having fallen over a cliff -----  his name was Watt --- come from near Christchurch,
 ---known to Mr BAYLEY,  hotelkeeper,  Dunsandel,  a letter from his uncle McGregor Watt  was alo found on him.

Bankruptcy  -  031
HARRIS  -  William ----  of Rangiora,  butcher -----
HAEUSSER  -  Carl  of Hillsborough,  labourer -----

Tuesday  6 September  1881  
TOBIASON  -  036
------  will be discharged from hospital today. -------

Inquest  -   MARSDEN  -  037
Charles Marsden,  a child of 6 years of age ----

Inquest  -  GREEN  -  038
 ---child Green,  who was killed at Taita ------

Bankruptcy   - 039
NEWTON -  George Stanley,  of Rangiora,  hairdresser.


Wednesday  7 September  1881
Insolvency notice  -  041
DALZELL  -  Henry,   of Sefton,  a farmer.

Presentation  -  TORKINGTON  -  042
------  Messrs Ward & Co ------  Mr John Torkington,  who has been an employee at the brewery for nearly 6 years  --- departure for Sydney.
 --- very handsome clock  ---------

Inquest  -  WATT  -  043
------  he landed in Port Chalmers  from Lyttelton  on the road to Melbourne on Wednesday.   ----  lots more,   was 23 years of age.


Thursday  8 September  1881
Bankruptcy  -
KEMBALL - Thomas Henry -----   gentleman of Christchurch   048
RONTREE  -  John ----of Springfield  a waggoner.  049
MANSON  -  James -------  of Governor's Bay,  a labourer  051


Friday  9 September  1881
Insolvency Notice -  051
WITHELL  -  William,  builder ------
ARMSTRONG  -  Irvine  of Amberley,  carrier-------
HOBBS  -  George William,  blacksmith,  -----

Death  -  ANIESON  -  053
The infant daughter of -----Mary Anieson  died suddenly at Halswell yesterday.  An inquest will probably be held today.

Napier  -  SMITH  -  054
James Smith,  butcher,  --------  began to choke -----   the man was dead.

Auckland  -  HOUGHTON  - 055
--wife of Constable Houghton ----  was walking  across the railway bridge at Helensville,  was blown off.  -------  animation was restored with difficulty.

Dunedin  -  CAIRNS  -  056
----  recover the body of Cairns (the mate of the Mary Ogilvie)  ----------

Oamaru  -  SUMMERS   -  057
The Rev Summers  of Hampden died suddenly in church  this evening  while conducting a service.  He was a very old man.

Oamaru  -  AUGUSTUS  -  058
--Chas. Augustus  ---------  be committed for trial.

Bankruptcy  -
WITHELL  -  William,  builder  -----     059
RONTREE  -  John  of Springfield,   waggoner  -----     059
WARD  -  James  of Longbeach,  farmer ---- 061
HOBBS  -  George William    blacksmith-------    060
ARMSTRONG  -  Irvine  of Amberley,  a carrier. ----    060
WARD  -  James of Longbeach,  a farmer ------- 061
SHEEN  -   John  ------   062


Saturday  10 September  1881
Inquest  -  ANISON  -  065
--held at Halswell --- child of Mary Anison -----  deceased was accidently smothered.

Wangaroa  -  COLLERICK  -  066
Thomas Collerick,  lately telegraphist at Wangaroa -----  was killed by the Waikato down train ---his wife and children are in Auckland. 
deceased was transferred to Wangaroa  from Catlin's river station,  Otago.


Monday  12 September  1881
Bankruptcy  -  068
SHEEN  -    final dividend  -----

Auckland  - Inquest  -  COLLARICK  -  071
--Thomas Collarick,  telegraphist,  who was killed on Friday night -----  

Wangaroa  -  SIEVRY  -  071
George Sievry  was well nigh gored to death by a bullock at Wangaroa.

Nelson  -  EVANS  -  073
----Captain Evans  ------  he also left a will.

Nelson  -  EVANS  -  067
Captain Evans,  of the steamer Wakatu,  --------  is missing.  -----  Mr BAXTER,  the chief officer brought the steamer into port.


Tuesday  13 September  1881
Insolvency Notice  -
CRONE  -  Gerard  of Addington,  coal dealer and storekeeper  ---- 074
MARSHALL  -  John Westland  ---  of Christchurch,  vocalist.---- 074
JACKSON  -  John  of Riccarton,  labourer  ---- 080

Carterton    -  BLAKESLEY  -  076
Mr Alfred Blakesley,  manager at Mr Henry BUNNY's station,  Tara-Tohi West,  was drowned on saturday  in the Waingawa River. 
--with Henry ROSSITER,  deceased was rabbit hunting on an island in the river ----   this is the anniversary of the Rimutaka railway accident. ------

Nelson  -  KRUSE  -  076
--named Kruse, a resident of Hope, received a kick from a horse a few days ago ------  his injuries have now proved fatal.

Invercargill  - 077
BROWN  -   --Edward Brown  aged 62  ---disappeared on 29 August ----
MUER  -  Mrs Muer's Edendale Hotel was burned down ----


Wednesday  14 September  1881
Partnership dissolved  -  078
BULL  -   George
EDMONDS  -  George   of Christchurch,  butchers.  under Bull & Co.

Bankruptcies  -  079
PRIMMER  -  Francis  -  of Knightstown,  butcher
JACKSON  -  John -  labourer
HARRIS  -  William of Rangiora.  butcher

KIRK  -  Austin Kirk,  who made his escape  -----  081

Oxford  -  CLEEVER  -  082
---  accident at View Hill School  ----  a boy aged 5 years named Thomas Cleever  had his left leg broken -------------------


Thursday  15 September  1881
Partnership dissolved  -  078
BULL  -   George
EDMONDS  -  George   of Christchurch,  butchers.  under Bull & Co.

Insolvency Notice  -  084
GREGORY  -  John,  junior,  contractor


Friday  16 September  1881
Insolvency Notice  -   087
HOOPER  -    George  of Christchurch,  jeweller,  

Death -   BLAKE   - 088
Dennis Blake ----  an inquest will be held today

Pukekohe  -  JOHNSON  -  089
Edward Johnson  aged 5  tripped and fell  -----  fell on a stump and died of the injury --------

Bankruptcy  -  090
McINTOSH  -  Little Akaloa,  farmer
RONTREE  -  
ARMSTRONG  -  Irvine  of Amberley,  carrier.
HOOPER  -  George,     jeweller


Saturday  17 September  1881
Death of an old Settler  -  FELGATE  -  093
Mr George Felgate  of Akaroa,  died aged 85  on the 16th  Mr felgate came to Wellington in 1842  and arrived in Akaroa in 1855  -------

Sudden death at Kaiapoi  -  HEWLINGS  -  094
--Mrs Hewlings,  wife of Mr G.F.Hewlings,  clerk to the bench here, died ---- 

Accidents  -  096
CURTIS    -Frederick Curtis -----   dislocted shoulder -----    095  
McGINNIS  -  Michael,  fell down in a fit ---  was taken to hospital -----

Inquests  -  096
BLACK  -  Denis -------  more
WHITE  -  H.F.  a child aged 18mths son of Mr Harry White of Holme's Bay.--------

DUDLEY  -  097
Dr Dudley  one of the earliest Canterbury settlers  died at his residence, Kaiapoi ----  

Partnership Notice  -  098
ELLIS,   Dr Edward    and    STEWART  Dr MacBean Late of Ashburton


Monday  19 September 1881
Accident  at White Cliffs  -  MILLIGAN  -  103
--Michael Milligan  ---- quantity of shingle fell on him ---  taken to hospital where he now lies.

DUDLEY  -  104
The late Dr Dudley -----  member of first Road Board, for 3 years  ---- polling  highest  in 1864 ----  term as Mayor ---1862 elected
President of Farmers Club ---for 14 years ---1874 returned as member of first school committee of the borough school ----  rural
sports started in 1861 ----  boating club was commenced in 1866 ---- steered first Kaiapoi 4 oared boat ----    commodore of
Kaiapoi regattas for 13 years -------   more -----


Tuesday 20 September  1881
Bankruptcy  -  106
MOFFATT  -  Henry,  a miller of Wakanui,  Ashburton.

Accident - Le Bons Bay  -  SMITH  -  108
---daughter aged 18mths of Mr Richard Smith,  of Le Bons Bay.  ------   removal to Akaroa Hospital  -------  more ----

Auckland  -  109
WHITE -    a man named White   missing for a month from the Taima  was found dead in the bush about a mile from the the mill.
SOUTH  -   a seaman on the ship Hermoine named John South ----  died of heart disease.  ------

Port Chalmers  -  CRIBB  -  110
George Cribb,  labourer,  dropped down dead at Port Chalmers this afternoon from heart disease.


Wednesday 21 September  1881
Bankruptcy  -  111
McINTOSH  -  Henry,  Little Akaloa,  farmer

Insolvency notice  -  112
HATCHARD  -  Charles,  of Christchurch,  builder.

The Late Mr GOODGER  -  113
The funeral of the late Mr Goodger took place yesterday afternoon -----    no less than 80 vehicles ----  he was a remnant of the old
coaching days of England,  ----

Dr DUDLEY'S Funeral  -  114
---  included about 150 persons on foot and in carriages -----  lots more ---

Inquest  -  SMITH  -  116
SMITH  -  Charles,  who died on a yard arm on the Hermoine  --------
LONG  -  Walter,  draper  of Christchurch was ordered to pay 3s. per week for the maintenance of his daughter Annie Long -------  more


Thursday 22 September  1881
Bankruptcy  -  118,  119.
HART  -  Georgina Pennington Hart,  of Christchurch,  widow,  ------

-  121
JONES  -  John Jones, cook at Powell's dining room,   dropped down dead,  in the kitchen
BELL  -  a little girl, daughter of Mr Bell, a farmer of Te Kaho, Waikato, was burned to death , her clothes caught fire ------


Friday 23 September  1881
FRASER  -  122
 a daughter aged 18mths of Mr Fraser, engineer of Le Bons Bay  in the absence of Mrs Fraser, was yesterday drowned by falling into a washing tub.

Oxford  -  fire  -  ZWEIBRUCK  -  125
--straw stack and shed of Mr Zweibruck was  ---on fire.-----   lots more ----

Inquest  -  Auckland  -  JONES  -  126
at the inquest on John Jones waho dropped dead in a boarding-house, a verdict was returned of death from natural causes.

Masterton    -  RENALL  -  127
Richmond Renall,  of Hurunniorangi,  Carterton,  son of Mayor of Masterton,  found dead of a gunshot wound -------   

Bankruptcy  -  128
McINTOSH  -  Henry,  Little Akaloa
HOOPER  -  George of Christchurch,  jeweller ----


Saturday 24 September  1881
Insolvency Notice  - 129
SEARELL  -  Thomas --  architect of Christchurch

Wellington  -  POWER  -  130
--accident on the tram  to a lad named Power,  son of Wm Power,  tailor,  the lad was bringing his father's dinner down -----  
 is in a critical condition ----


Monday 26 September  1881
Lost child  -  MORGAN  -  134
q boy aged 12 named Samuel Morgan,  has been missing from his home  -----

Wellington Tram accident  -  POWER  -  135
 a very long snippet about the accident -----

Lyttelton  -  Death  -  Father DONOVAN  -  136
The Rev Father jeremiah Donovan,  a Catholic Priest of Lyttelton  expired on Saturday  ------  lots more -----

Auckland  -  PAUL  -  137
 ---  a seaman named James Paul,  belonging to the barque Sarah,  and lying at Wangaroa,  died suddenly on the ss Glenelg  while coming into
Auckland to the Hospital.


Tuesday 27 September  1881
Bankruptcy  -  139
MILLETT  -  E.W.  -----

Inquests  -  141
DUKES  -  Mary Jane --- cyst on the brain ---
FRASER  -  Robina  --- aged 12 mths ---accidental death ---

Auckland  -   142
VERCOE  -  Briganr Vercoe, an old Auckland settler,  is dead,  aged 72  -------
PAUL  -  James  ---death by consumption  was returned at the inquest ----

Invercargill  -  143
GOBBE ? -  John
BROWN  -    the body of a man named Brown was found on Saturday in the New River.


Wednesday 28 September  1881
Insolvency notice  -  146
PATTERSON  -  Daniel  of Kaiapoi,  blacksmith
FORWARD  -  Henry James  of Christchurch,  commission agent
McDONALD  -  Spenser george  of Christchurch,  commission agent

Funeral of Father Donovan  -  147
seldom has a larger funeral been held in the Port ------     lots more  -----


Thursday 29 September  1881
Bankruptcy  -  149
McCOLL -  William-----
BEUMELBURG  -  C,C,-----
HART  -  John Pennington ------
FINDLAY  -  John  ------

Insolvency Notice  -  150
FINDLAY  -  John  of Sydenham,  shoemaker

Obituary  -   BOWLER  -  151
--------  Mrs F.C.Bowler,   giving her  musical services in the cause of charity ----------

DOUGLAS  -  152
Thomas Douglas  aged 70 accidently fell down in the Drury saleyards and died shortly afterwards.  -----

KEARNS  -  153
The body of Kearns,  mate of the Mary Ogilvie,  who was drowned in going off to the vessel about 3 weeks ago,  was found today ------

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
31 March 2008