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Saturday 2 November
Auckland - SPROUL
Mr Alfred Sproul J.P. of Taupo, died suddenly
---- at the res. of Mr Spencer,
Auckland - HARVEY -
Mr John M. Harvey has disappeared .
----not seen since 11 October, it is feared he
fell overboard. He was well known to the miners on the West Coast.
Dissolution of Partnership -
TAYLOR - PAPPS -
Taylor, Pappas & Co. have mutally agreed to
dissolve the partnership -- owing to ill-health of one of the
partners. ----- more ---
The many friends of Mr S. Nashelski will be glad to know that he
has nearly recovered from his recent severe illness.
November 5th 1889
Canterbury - Inquest - Prebble
Yesterday afternoon Mr Beetham, Coroner, held an inquest at Prebbleton,
to inquire into the circumstances attending into the
circumstances attending the death of Kenneth Prebble, an infant aged 19
mths, Mr Charles Hazelhurst was chosen as the Foreman of the
jury. The evidence showed that the deceased had been missed on a
previous afternoon at 3 o'clock. Search was made, but not till 6pm was
the little one found, drowned in a tub of water, into which he had
The jury returned a verdict of accidently drowned.
Timaru - Obituary - ROSS
Mrs Ross the wife of Mr D.M.Ross, Mayor of Timaru, died last Friday
after a long illness, and the funeral took place on Sunday
afternoon. There was a very large attendance at the
ceremony. The Borough Councillors occupied a prominent place in
the procession, and the Brethren of two Friendly Societies of which Mr
Ross was a member, mustered well while business and professional
people made up an unusually large cortege. Mrs Ross had
long been an invalid from a chest complaint, which has carried her off
at the relatively early age of 39.
Wanganui - Fatal Accident - BRITTON
A fatal accident occured at the Railway Station this afternoon.
It is the habit of the boys of the town to fish from the the wharf
opposite the railway station platform. This afternoon 2 porters
were shunting down a track, when a lad names Britton, who had a minute
beforebeen fishing, came across the rails unseen by the men behind the
truck. and was knocked down. A wheel went over him causing
instantaneous death. The deceased was aged 10 years. No
blame was attachable to the railway employees.
Blenheim - Fire - CRAIG -
a fire occurred in Grove road ---in a grocery store belonging to Mr
Craig. ----- more ----
Auckland - Obituary - O'SULLIVAN
Mr R.J.O'Sullivan, ex Inspector of Schools in the Auckland District has
died today from the effects of a paralytic stroke. He has been in
precarious health for some time. Mr O'Sullivan, who was 61 years of
age was Inspector from 1872 until 1888 when he retired from that
Westport - Fatal
Alexander Brown, a boy of 6 years old, son of John Brown of
Denniston, was accidently killed this evening. he was standing by
the side of a goods waggon, with
his hands on it. when the waggon being
pulled away to get filled, he fell underneath. he was caught by
the waggon, which went over him. Death was instantaneous.
Auckland - Death of a Footballer - WEBSTER
It transpires that Alexander Webster, who died on the Brigatine
Oamaru, from lockjaw, was brought on by injuries received at Long
Island, was a member of the Native Football Team, for which he played
forward, he was well known in football circles.
New Plymouth -
John Gollar, near Inglewood yesterday, when trying to catch
a young horse in bush clearing, ------ he had his leeg and 2 ribs
broken and his skull fractured.
---he is in a precarious condition.
7 November 1889
Dunedin - BARR -
John A. Barr, the ---- solicitor, was ---- a
bankrupt ----- on petition of Mr Cunningham, blacksmith.
Personal - COLEMAN -
Mr and Mrs George Coleman of Christchurch who came Home 2 months
ago, after a residence of 20 years in New Zealand, return
Colony per Aorangi in November --------- still of the
opinion there is no country like New Zealand
Accident - JAMESON -
John Jameson, son of Mr Jameson of Ashburton at
school at Mr Baker's French Farm at Akaroa, while
riding, was thrown from his horse ------
9 November 1899
Dunedin - KENYON -
James Kenyon, of Merton near Waikouaiti, was found
dead in a paddock this morning. ----
Death - MAY -
Mrs Sarah May, who lived in Office Road, St Albans, was
found dead in her bed this morning -----
Wellington - KEY -
---Peter Key, for some years barman at the Duke of Edinburgh
Hotel died suddenly early this morning -----
Returning to the Colony - ENYS, MONTGOMERY -
Amongst the names of the passengers by the Doric leaving
the Old Country for Lyttelton are Messrs J.D.Enys and
Blenheim - FILDES -
Mr John Gifford Fildes, for 10 years Manager of the Bank of New
Zealand here, was persented with a purse of sovereigns
being transferred to another branch.
Dunedin - Accidently Killed - KENYON
At the inquest of Mr James Kenyon, the farmer who was found dead on
his property, near Merton, the verdict was "accidently
killed by shot wound"
12 November 1889
Accident - GEORGE -
a boy aged 12 or 13 years of age son of Mr J.George,
farmer of Ashley was thrown from a horse he was riding
Drowning - JOHNSTONE
a little girl named Ellen Victoria Johnstone aged 2
years daughter of Mr John Johnstone --- was drowned in a
well sink at the back of her father's house -----
a neighbour Mrs COOPER
came and assisted -------
Dunedin - Tram accident -
a man whose name is unknown was killed by the North-east Valley
Wellington - WIDDOP
the funeral of the late Mr E.L.Widdop took place ----
Fire - POUND -
a cottage at Ashley, belonging to a man named J. Pound was
by fire ------ 3 children were in the house but ran
out and alarmed
the neighbours -----
Wednesday 13 November
Lyttelton - BAKER -
Henry Baker, 9 year old son of Mr H. Baker,
Lyttelton, ---- boy's head and face badly burned
Inquest - JOHNSTONE -
--- Ellen Victoria Johnstone ----- accidental
death by drowning ---
Dunedin - BARR -
at a meeting of creditors of J.A.Barr ------ lots
Richmond - Sudden Death
Mr Charles Thomas, a fitter employed at Messers P & D
Dunca'n's died suddenly at his residence North East Belt,
Richmond at 6-15am. this morning. His wife states that he was in
his usual health last night. he got up this morning, before 6
o'clock to get his breakfast and was found by her at 7-30am lying on
the floor of the kitchen. His two sons who were
sleeping next door heard no noise. Dr. Stewart was sent for
and found life extinct. He was unable to give a certificate as he
had not attended the deceased lately. Deceased was 57 years of
age. He had been employed as a fitter at Messers P & D
Duncan during the last 23 years.
Obituary - Little River - CURLING -
Captain John Curling, aged 74, Native teacher here,
died at his residence ----- he leaves a wife and adopted
Hokitika - Accidents & Fatalities
- GRIFFITHS -
A fatal accident happened to Joseph Lacy, a miner of Kumara. A small
slip occured forcing him against a sharp edged stone. and broke his
skull. He died whilst being removed to hospital. Serious
injury happened to a miner named William Griffiths He fell down a
shaft at Rimu, 40 ft. deep and his spine was severely injured. He
was taken to hospital.
Obituary - PETO
- page 3
Sir Samuel Morton PETO, engineer, age 80, Deceased was engaged in
the construction of large railways in England & Canada also
in Balaclava in the Crimea War 1854. He was born at Woking,
Surrey on 4 August 1809. He served a 7 year apprenticeship
with his uncle, Mr Harry Peto, an extensive builder, at whose death in
1830, he suceeded to a moiety of the business, his partner being Mr
Thomas GRISSELL, another
nephew of the deceased. There is a lot more .
Found Dead - Timaru - ROLFE
A general dealer named George Rolfe was found dead on the road near St.
Andrews, on Saturday evening. He appeared to have fallen
from his cart, head first.
Dunedin - Deaths - HARVEY - BARNES - HASTLER
The deaths are announced of Mr Harvey, ex District Judge & Mr
Barnes, ex Mayor of Dunedin.
George Hastler was killed at
Drybread, by a fall of earth on his claim.
Dunedin - Fatal Accident - GIACHIMO LA FRANCHI -
of Cardrona, has died, one of the oldest miners in the district,
has died through a fall from his horse.
Kaikoura - Fatal Accident - WEREMA
Constable Smart, stationed at Kaikoura, telegraphed to Inspector
Pender this morning that a Maori, named Meihana Werema, Kapotiki,
fell off a dray last night.
The wheel passed over his body, he died this morning from the
injuries caused thereby.
Sudden Death - ISLIP
This morning Inspector Pender received a telegram from Constable
Johnston, stationed at Waiau, North Canterbury, stating that an
infantchild of A.C.Islip, shepherd to Mr J. McFARLANE of Achray, died
rather suddenly at 7am today.
Sudden Death - McGRATH
On Sunday morning Mr McGrath, one of the oldest residents in the
Oxford district, was found dead in his bed. Mr McGrath was
84 years old and universally respected by all who knew him.
Death was the result of senile decay.
In Memorium - SKEIN
The Christchurch Volunteer Fire Brigade are not going to let
their comrade Skein be forgotten, as at a committee meeting, held
at the Chester St. Fire Station, last Friday evening, it was decided to
erect atombstone over his grave. They propose working in
connection with the ex-fireman and Working Men Clubs of which he
was a member. A sub- committee was appointed to carry into
effect the wishes of the Brigade consisting of Messers E. SMITH, Chch Fire Brigade, G. WOODROUGH of Working Mens
Club, & C. SAMUELS
on behalf of the ex-firemen. A subscription list will be found at
Smiths Boot Depot for ex- firemen and friends who wish to
Wellington - Fatality - HOLLOWAY
A boy named Fred Hollowway, eight years old, son of Mr. E.C.
Holloway, was killed at the railway station today, by being run
over by a waggon.
Dunedin - REID
David Reid, employed by Messers Ross & Glendinning is reputed to
have been drowned at Waipahi. Mr Reid was a
member of the firm Reid & Gray.
and aged about thirty.
Obituary - for ex-Judge
HARVEY ( from Otago Daily Times) page 3
George William Harvey born County Derbyshire 1823, arrived
Dunedin 1861, from Australia. A much more detailed obit can
be viewed at
Fatality - Dunedin - HOBBS
George Hobbs, working at Glen Quarry, near Hillside, was killed this
morning by a fall of broken rock.
Christchurch - Death from Sunstroke -- ROURK
Yesterday morning about 9 o'clock the four year old daughter of Mr.
C.Rourk, tailor, Conference Street, when in company with her mother in
garden, fell down and became unconcious. Dr. Deamer was at
once sent for, prounced it to be sunstroke, the child died at 4pm in
Kaiapoi - Sudden Death - LIPSCOMBE
Early this morning a single man named George Lipscombe, living in
Beswick St. Kaiapoi, was discovered by 2 of his neighbours, Messers
Thompson & Heney,
lying with his head immersed in a small overflow
well, supplied by artisan pipe. The poor fellow had evidently
been dead for some time, as he was frequently subject to fits of
epilipsy, there is no difficulty in accounting for his death.
Obituary - Baron BLACHFORD
The Rt. Hon. Frederick Rogers, Baron Blachford, was the eldest
son of the late Sir Frederick Lemon Rogers, Bart of Wisdome, by
daughter of the late
Col. Charles Russell Deare of the Bengal
Artillery, who was killed in action in 1791. born London January
31st 1811. there is a lot more.
Masterton - Fatal Accident - MORRISON
Mr Duncan Morrison, of Glen Donald, Lower Valley, the oldest Settler in
the Wairarapa, was thrown from his horse on Wednesday, on the
Blairlogie Road, while on a visit to his late brother John Morrison's
people. He died from internal injuries last night.
Found Dead on the Port Hills - WALLS
Mr William Walls met with his death while out on the Port Hills
yesterday afternoon. Walls was until the last 9mths landlord of
the Sandridge Hotel. --------------- He leaves a wife
and ten children, the youngest being 3 mths. An inquest
will be held. there is a lot more
Obituary - Frank Young STRATTON
Yesterday afternoon at the Linwood Cemetery were interred the remains
of Frank Young Stratton, whose death at the age of 53,
on Thursday night. ------- There is a lot
9 January 2005