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Saturday   1 May 1897
Marriages  -  001
COWLISHAW  -  HELMORE     - on 28 April  at ---   William Bossley, son of W.P.Cowlishaw  to  Eva Cresswell, dau. of J.C.Helmore ------
HAY - Le CREN      - on 28 April at --- Timaru,  James, son of late John Hay  to  Helen Mabel, dau of late Henry Le Cren.
JAMESON - BABER -  on 31 March at Hatton, Deckoya, Ceylon,  A. Melville Jameson  of Treivease,  Badulla, Ceylon  to Alice Maude Baber,
                                               dau. of Edward Elworthy, Pareora.

Death  -  001
ANDERSON  -  on 30 April  at Inveresk,  Cashel street,  John Anderson,  aged 76.  John's funeral will leave ---  on Monday 3rd May at 3pm ----

In Memoriam  -  001
VIVIAN  -  dear aunt Mary Elizabeth Crapp Vivian,  died 1 May  1895  ----  inserted by loving nieces M.V.  and L.P.

Funeral Notice  -  003
TAPLIN  - 
--- late William Taplin  -- leaving his res. retreat road,  Avonside,  for the Avonside Churchyard at 2pm tomorrow Sunday -------


Monday 3 May  1897
Marriages  -  005    page 2
BRADLEY - SINCLAIR  -  on 21 April  at the res of bride's mother ---  George William, eld son of Mr J.Bradley, of Keighley, Yorkshire  to Ada E.Sinclair of                                                     Christchurch
FORBES - JOHNSTON    -  on 17 April at ----  Lower Hutt  Ernest Thomas Forbes  to Leah Johnson  both of Christchurch.
GRAY - SOMMER      -  0n 30 April at res. of bride  Alex Gray of Colyton, near Fielding  to  Mary Sommer, 2nd dau of H.Sommer,  Fernside. ----

Deaths  -  005
ANDERSON    -  on 30 April  at Inveresk,  Cashel street,  John Anderson,  aged 76.---    funeral will leave ----  this day ----
LAING     -  on 2 May  beloved wife of William Laing,  St Martins,  aged 63.

Death  -  007   page 3
McCOEY  -  on board the Rimutaka,  on her last trip to London,  Daniel McCoey,  late of Dipton,  Southland ------


Tuesday  4 May  1897
Births  -  014
GREGG     - on 21 March  at --- to wife of R.Gregg  -  a daughter.
ROBERTS     -  on 2 May at Pendrea,  Durham street  to wife of H.Roberts  -  a son.

Marriage  -  014
CRUMP  -  MOHR    -  on 29 April  at ---  John Garrett,  son of J.W.Crump,Esq, of Sydney  to  Ada Lily May,  dau of Mr Philip Mohr  of Christchurch.

Deaths  -  014
FORBES    -  died suddenly on 2 May,  Ellen Rebecca,  relict of Joseph Forbes,  aged 66
GREEN     -  on 3 May  at Dampier's Bay  Lyttelton,  Martha,  beloved  wife of Captain C.Green,  aged 39 years.
McCOEY  -  on board Rimutaka  on her lst trip to London  Daniel McCoey,    late of Dipton,  Southland
PREECE    -  on board Waihora  on voyage to Sydney,  Emma, bel. wife of John Preece, Christchurch  aged 49 years.
WELLER   -  on 2 May at Buccleigh Street,  Linwood,  Alice Maria  bel. wife of James  Alfred Weller  ex-fireman, Christchurch Fire Brigade,   in her 28th year.


Wednesday  5 May  1897
Birth  -  018
WALLER    -  on 30 April  at Holly road  to wife of R.W.Waller  -  a daughter.


Thursday  6 May  1897
Marriage  -  022
MORRISON  -  O'CONNELL  -  on 27 April  at ---Hugh Morrison,  Rothesy, Buteshire, Scotland  to  Catherine (Katie)  dau.of Thomas O.Connell, Chch

Deaths  -  022
BINNING     -  on 4 May at 186 Barbadoes st,  Ann Binning,  dearly beloved wife of George Lovitt Binning,  aged 56
BOUGHTFLOWER    -  on 5 May at res of Mr Michael Rowe, Native Reserve,  Woodend,  John Boughtflower,  aged 83.
RYDE     -  on 5 May at 93 North Belt,  Frederic,  loved hus of Jessie Ryde,  aged 25.
WILSON    - on 5 May  at Ohoka,  Edward Wilson,  aged 61.


Friday  7 May  1897
Marriages  -  024
HUTCHINGS  -  BISHOP  -  on 5 May at --  William,  son of Lewis Hutchings  -----   to     Maude Melanie,  dau of H.W.Bishop, Stipendiary Magistrate,                                                                 Christchurch
WESTLAND - FISHER -  on 19 April  at ---  Charles James Westland of Cheviot  son of Sir James Westland    to  Jessie Eleanor Fisher  dau of Stephen Fisher,                                                                             -----


Saturday  8 May  1897
Marriages  -  025
names  almost unreadable  -  looked up marriage  cd
LOWERY  -  HACKSHAW      -  4 May,    William ---,  Leeston  to  Annie Hackshaw  ----
ROBERTSON  - COLTHART     -  on 3 May at Mr Colthart's res. --  Sheffield,   Lachlan Robertson,  of Methven,  to  Mary Hoatson Colthart  of Dunedin.

Deaths  -  025
HAMILTON  -   Edith May Catherine  at her parents res.  184 Kilmore street,  Edith May Catherine,  3rd dau. of James & Harriet Maria Hamilton 
                               aged 4 mths 1 week.  
KEMP     - on  May 8,  at Stewart street.   James Kemp  ------   aged 52      born Scotland,  buried Linwood Cemetery
TRAVIS      - -------    on 7 May at Papanui road,  -- beloved wife of William Travis  in her 66th year

Funerals  - 026
KEMP  -  James, ----  leave his res. 63 Stewart street,  tomorrow Sunday  for the Linwood Cemetery.
GREEN    -    late wife,  -----   leave his res.  Dampier's Bay   ---  Sunday  3.30pm  for the Church of England Cemetery.


Monday  10 May  1897
Births  -  031
BEER   -  on 7 May at Southbrook  to wife of W. Beer  -  a daughter
GEBBIE     -  on 6 May at Newton,  Gebbie's Valley,  to wife of J.C.C.Gebbie  -  a son
HARDIE    -  on 5 May at Ashburton  to  wife of C.D.Hardie  -  a son.

Deaths  -  031
AKERS    -  on 9 May at Palmeston North,  suddenly,  Jane,  bel. wife of H.T.Akers and dau. of Marianne & Henry Hookham, of Christchurch,  aged 42 years
CHINNERY    -  on 8 May at Woodend,  Louisa,  beloved wife of Charles Chinnery  in her 64th year.
DUNCAN    -  on 9 May at Kinnard,  Spreydon,  Charles Peter,  2nd son of Peter & jessie Duncan,  aged 28 years.
GEBBIE    -  on 8 May at Newton,   Gebbie's Valley,  Elsie,   beloved wife of J.C.C.Gebbie,  aged 30 years.


Tuesday  11 May  1897
Birth  -  040
LENNOX    -  on 10 May at Mrs Evan's,  Poulsen street,  Addington  to wife of Charles H.D.Lennox  -   a daughter.

Marriage  -  040
CRAIG  -  YOUNG  -  on 19 April  at res of bride's parents -- William, son of Wm  Innes Craig  of Wellington  to  Jessie, dau of John Richmond Young, of  Chch                                                   
Deaths  -  040
GASSON    -  on 10 May at Sydenham,  Isabel Harriet (Queenie)  youn/ dau. of Charles and Harriet gasson  in her 13th year  ----
HALL    -  on 10 May at his res. Riccarton,  Henry Joseph Hall  in his 61st year.
KEEGAN    -  on 7 May at his res. Lavaud st,  Akaroa,  Patrick Marien? Keegan,  aged 75 years.


Wednesday  12 May  1897
Births  -  045-1
BUCHANAN -  to wife of Hugh Buchanan,  Kinloch,  Little River  -  a son.
HICKINBOTTOM -  on 11 May  to wife of W.J.Hickinbottom  -  a son.

Marriages  -  045-1
DYER  -  SPICER -  on 29 April  at ---  George, twin son of Edward Dyer  to  Helena,  dau. of Henry Spicer,  Christchurch.
INKSON - WHITE  -  on 1 May at ---  William Alfred Inkson  to  Mary White,  Opawa.
STRUTHERS  -  VAUGHAN  -  on 27 April at ---  Sefton,  Robert Struthers,  of Christchurch  to Jane M. Vaughan,  Sefton.
WELLS  -  JACKMAN -  on 15 April at --  Alfred John, 3rd son of late George Thomas Wells,  Linwood   to  Helena, eld dau of Samuel Jackman, Christchurch.


Thursday  13 May  1897
Marriage  -  047
HEPBURN - PEACOCK  -  on 15 April  at res of bride's parents --  Hugh,  2nd son of Hugh Hepburn, Riccarton  to  Edith, dau. of James Peacock,  Sydenham.

Death  -  047
LORD  -  on 12 May at 97 Lower High street,  Mary Ann,  wife of Jabez Lord,  aged 59  years.


Saturday  15 May  1897
Birth  -  054
McDONALD  -  on 13 May to wife of J.McDonald,  of Manchester street  -  a son.

Marriages  -  054
WILSON  -  DONNELLY     -  on 8 April  -----  at Wellington ---  David Wilson,  of Christchurch  to  Clara Donnelly,  of Wellington.
WARREN  -  BALLANTYNE  -  on 12 May  at ---  Riccarton,  Frederick Maurice Warren, of Christchurch, 3rd son of Charles Warren, Adelaide  to  Maggie                                                         Ethel, dau of late Thomas Ballantyne  of  "Canowie",  Riccarton,  formerly Adelaide.

Death  -  054
PEEL  -  on 13 May  at Radley,  Rhoda,  wife of T.F.Peel,  in her 78th year.


Monday 17 May  1897
Marriage  -  058
GRAMMER  -  STEPHENSON   -  on 14 May at --  St Andrews --- Lawrence Henry Grammer, of Denniston, West Coast  to  Frances Stephenson,
                                                           dau of Mark, farmer, St Andrews. -------

Death  -  058    page 2
HARVEY  -  on 15 May at Church Square, Addington,  Thomas Harvey,  beloved hus. of Fanny  aged 67  years ------

Death  -  060  page 3
McNAMARA  -  on 17 May  at City Hotel, Christchurch,  Charles,  only child of J. and A. McNamara.  aged 6 years.

Funeral Notice  -  056  page 2
WASS  -  Joseph,  beloved son of John & Ethel Alie Wass,  Woolston,  for the Linwood Cemetery ------


Tuesday  18 May 1897
Deaths  -  067
HULL    -  on 16 May at ---  St albans,  Charles Huia?  infant son of James W. and Minnie Hull,  aged 5 weeks.
McNAMARA    -  on 17 May at ---  John  (Jackie)  only child of J. and A. McNamara.  aged 6 years.
RADFORD    -  on 16 May  at Irwell,  Thomas George,  beloved son of T and M. Radford,  aged 2 years 7mths.


Wednesday  19 May  1897
Marriage  -  072
BROWN - Le SUEUR  -  on 10 May at -- William Brown  to  Nouover? Elizabeth,  dau of late J.? Sueur,    native St.Helier's, Jersey,  granddaughter of
                                        William Ilett Jenkins,   late of Geelong

Deaths  -  072
COPLAND    -  on 16 May at ---  James, only and dearly beloved son of Helen Copland,  aged 12 years
FERGUSON    -  on 18 May at res of  her uncle, Alexander A. Gibson,  Nellie,  6th dau. of late  Hugh and Sarah Ferguson,  Waltham,  aged 16 years.
NEWTON    - on 18 May at Northcote, Papanui,  Anna,  widow of late Charles Newton,  aged 60 years.


Thursday  20 May  1897
Marriage  -  081
BROWN -  Le SUEUR   -  May 18  at --  William Brown of Christchurch (native of Richmond,  Victoria) to Rowena Elizabeth, dau of late J. ? Le Sueur --------

Deaths  -  081
CARRATTI     -  on 19 May at ---  Margnoritta Elizabeth (Maggie)  2nd dau of Natali  & Jane   in her 25th year.
HAMILTON     -  on 19 May at the res of Mr george Fergusson,  Wildneress road, Spreydon,  Isabella Hamilton.
SHEATH     -  on 19 May at his res.  Gloucester st, west,  Isaac Brentnall Sheath,  aged 83 years.


Friday 21 May  1897
Marriages  -  086
SIMS -  COMBER  -  on 7 April  at -- Akaroa, Sydney Bennett, son of William Sims, of Akaroa  to  Arundel Rose, dau. of E.Comber, of Duvauchelles Bay.
SINCLAIR - WHEELER  -  on 20 April  at ----- Robert McLean, youngest son of late John Sinclair,  Rangiora,  to  Mary, dau of Alfred Wheeler,  of Timaru.

Death  -  086
SHEATH -  on 19 May at his res. Gloucester street,  Isaac Brentnall ,  aged 83  --funeral will leave for St Marys Catholic Church  --for Barbadoes Cemetery.


Saturday  22 May 1897
Marriages  -  093
PENFOLD - BUSCH -  on 19 May at -- Southbridge --  Albert Arthur, yougest son of Mr J. Penfold, Lumsden, Otago  to    Alice 4th dau of Mr F.Busch,                                                     Bellgrove, Rangiora.
WATSON - WOTHERSPOON - on 28 April at  -- West Oxford,-- Thomas Watson, eld. son of Thomas Watson, Esq Lanark,Scotland    to  Mary
                                                4th dau of Archibald Weatherspoon ---  of Rutherford,  Oxford.

Deaths  -  093
BENNINGTON    -  on 21 May at Rangiora,  William Bennington,  aged 48 years
HUTCHISON     -  on 21 May at 171 Kilmore street,  Abraham Hutchison,  beloved husband of Jane   in his 71st year.

In Memoriam  -  093
NEWLYN     -  ---   Susan Josephine,  late wife of John Heath Newlyn,  died 22 May  1896.

Funeral Notices  -  092
CAMPBELL      -  Duncan Gordon ----  leave his res.  London street,  for the Public Cemetery  at 12-45pm tomorrow.
BENNINGTON     -  W.  -----   for the Presbyterian Cemetery,  Rangiora ---    at 2-30pm Sunday ----   Ashley Masonic Lodge  No 28.


Tuesday  25  May  1897
Births  -  095
ERSKINE     -  on 21 May at Upper Riccarton  to Mrs Robert Erskine  -  a daughter.
SIM     -  on 15 May at  Rangiora High School  to Mrs Sim  -  a daughter,  stillborn.

Death  -  095
WALTERS     -  on 24 May at his res.  211 Kilmore street,  west,  Rees William Walters,  aged 71 years.

Funeral Notice  -  100
WALTERS     -  Mr Rees William Walters  -----  on Wednesday  26 May at 2-30pm  for the Avonside Church.


Wednesday  26 May  1897
Births  -  103
GEDDIS    -  on 23 May  at Bloomfields,  Weedons,  to wife of A.J.Geddis  -  a daughter
HARRIS    -  on 19 May at Konanga,  Park road,  Lower Riccarton,  to wife of George Harris  -  a son.

Marriages  -  103
A.COURT - PERKINS - on 21 May at Christchurch,  Sydney John, 4th son of George A'Court -- to  Jane, 2nd dau. of Mr John Perkins,  of Heathcote Valley.
MINNIS  - BARFORD -  on 18 May at --  John Egbert, son of late John Egbert Minnis, London  to  Thirza Rachel, dau of James Barford,  Christchurch.

Deaths  -  103
AIKEN     -  on 24 May at Leeston, result of an accident,  Frederick,  2nd youngest child of David Aiken
WALLACE     -  on 25 May ---  Ernest, youngest son of James & Isabella Wallace,  Lincoln,  aged 13 years. ----
WATTS    -  on 25 May,  Annie,  beloved dau. of Henry & Mary Watts,  aged 20 years.


Thursday  27 May  1897
Birth  -  104
GULLIVER    -  on 26 May at Church street,  North,  Rangiora,  to wife of George Gulliver  -  a daughter.

Deaths  -  104
GUNDERSEN    -  on 26 May at  res. of his mother,  Mrs Mortimer ---   H enry Gundersen,  in his 29th year.
KING  -  on 26 May at  res. of her dau.  Mrs J. Wilford Smith,  Lyttelton,  Amelia,  relict of late John King  ---  aged 76 years.

Funeral Notice  -  105
MAXWELL  -  Susan    ---  wife of James   ---  tomorrow Friday May 28th  for the  Public Cemetery Linwood ---


Friday  28 May  1897
Deaths  -  108
BAX   -  on 27 May at res of son-in-law H.R.Cater,  W.Charles Bax,  aged 66 years.  Kent papers please copy.
MAXWELL   -  on 26 May at  ----  Susan,  beloved wife of James,  aged 41 years,    Limerick and Belfast papers please copy.
TRAIL   -  on 26 May  at Albany Farm,  Leithfield,  William Trail,   aged 61 years.

In Memoriam  -  108
MANGIN  -  dear Jeannie,  died 28 May  1889   -------   a  poem -- inserted by those who are left to mourn.


Saturday  29 May  1897
Death  -  109
SLY  -  on 29 May,  Sydney,  eldest son of William and S. Sly,  of Ohoka,  formerly of Springston,  aged 21 years.  ----

Births  -  112
WILKINSON  -  on 23 May   to wife of Walter Wilkinson,  Chertsey  -  a son.
HARKESS -  on 25 May  at Dudley Road,  Lyttelton  to wife of William Harkess  -  a daughter.
ROBINSON  -  on 27 May at  Mrs Baker's,  Caledonian road,  to wife of W. Robinson,  of Ashburton Gorge  -  a daughter

Marriage  -  112
ALTONE  -  HARRISON  -  on 22 May at --   ----    August Alexander Altone    to  Matilda Harrison,  both of Christchurch.


Monday  31 May  1897
Marriages  -  114
LILL  -  WALKER  -  on 24 May at --Brookside --John william,  2nd son of Mr Geoge Lill,  Dunsandel  to  Bessie,  eld. dau. of Mr Wm Walker ---  Dunsandel.

Deaths  -  114
PRESTNEY    -  on 29 May at Culverden,  Samuel prestney,  of Fernside,  aged 60 years
SLY   -  on 29 May,  Sydney, eldest son of William and S. Sly,  of Ohoka,  formerly of Springston,  aged 21 years.  ----
TIPPING     -  at Timaru,  on 29 May,  Edmund,  2nd son of late James Tipping,  of Opawa,  aged 62.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
9 May  2009

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