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April 1899 - Snippets -
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CARLSON - The 12 year old son of J.
carlson, res. at Newtown, was drowned through falling off a
raft in a pond at Newtown.
HAY - John Hay, aged 54, married,
was found dead on the
floor of his house yesterday, apoplexy being the supposed cause
3 April 1899
Wellington - EWART -
The body of a man named George W. Ewart was found in a small room
attached to the Theatre Royal. The deceased was a married man and
had been out of
work for a considerable time. He was formerly a
clerk in the Stamp Dept.
4 April 1899 - page 3
PRUE - John Prue, aged 30, was found dead in
his bunk at Mr L. Higgin's
station. A verdict of death by natural causes was returned.
MEARES - A girl named meares was seriously burned
through her clothes
firing, and her life is dispaired of.. her father was
burned extinguishing the flames.
April 1899 page 2
Timaru - Presentation -
Mr C.B.Inglis, late manager of the C.F.C.A., leaves today for London,
to represent two Canterbury and the Hawke's Bay Farmers'
He was last evening presented with an address
and three pieces of plate by the staff of the assoc. ------
Christchurch - . KIDDEY &
A pleasing little ceremony took place at the establishment of Mr C.
Pannell, Manchester St. on March 29, when Miss L. Kiddey and Mr
C. Baynon were
the recipients of a handsome dinner service and half a
dozen tumblers. as token of respect and good wishes of their employer
and fellow employees on the
occasion of their approaching marriage.
Inquest - Amy KEMP -
An inquest touching the death of Amy Kemp, who died on Monday was held
at Dr Russell's res. this morning. - a long column,
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Obituary - Hokitika - CAMPBELL
Mr Campbell, manager of the Bank New South Wales, died suddenly
this morning. He sprained his knee some time ago, and was
laid up in his bed.
About 12-15 today he complained of faintness,
and within 5 mins he was dead. The cause of death is thought to
be heart disease. The deceased was
about 60 years of age and was
well known and respected in this district.
Glentunnel - JEWEL -
The man James Jewell, who was severely injured on Thursday last
by a mass of clay falling on him while working near Glentunnel,
died from the effects
of his injuries at 20 minutes past 4
April 1899 page 3
STEVENS - A carrier named Frederick
Stevens, who resides at Rangiora. ------
In the will of the late Mr James Weir, of St Clouds, Blackrock, Dublin,
who died on October 30th 1898 the testator recited that
some of the persons
who might be entitled to legacies under his will
were, he believed, resident in Australia and New Zealand, and
with a view ------ claim had to be made
within 3 years of death, list of names in article
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7 April 1899 page 3
Professor and Mrs R.J.Scott, of
Canterbury College, will leave for England in the Fifeshire
Inquest - Rangiora -
STEVENS - An
inquest was held at Rangiora this morning, relative to the death of
Frederick Stevens. --- lots more email me for a copy
April 1899 page 5
Obituary - Timaru - SHRIMPTON
News reached town this morning that Mrs Ingram Shrimpton had died at
her res. Church St, Timaru at the advanced age of 89 years. The
venerable lady was one
of the pilgrims of Canterbury, having
arrived here with her husband and family shortly after the advent of
the historical first four ships. Mr Shrimpton sent out all the
necessary plant and requirements wherewith to establish a newspaper in
the newly settled Canterbury province, and only remained at Home
meanwhile to to close up a bookseller's and stationer's business in
Oxford. The first publication of the Lyttelton Times was
made by his sons and Mr George Tayler, now in business in
Christchurch, but when mr Ingram Shrimpton arrived, the
province had so far progressed that he at once set about to remove the
office of the paper to its present position in Christchurch. its
history since then has frequently been written, and therefore needs no
reptition. Of the deceased lady little has been known of late
years save by her numerous family connections and neighbours. But
it is admitted on all sides that she has proved herself a most
exemplary parent, a God-faring woman who has gained the
highest respect from all with whom she has ever come into
contact. She leaves an exceptionally large number of
descendants, all the members of her own family having married and
settled in the Colony. Her husband died in Timaru in 1889, since
when she has lived a quiet and peaceful life with her eldest
daughter, the widow of the late Mr James King. Her funeral
is to take place in Timaru on Monday.
Body found - FAULIS -
The body of a man identified as that of Patrick Faulis, of
Richmond, Christchurch, was found floating in the
harbour. he was formerly a farmer,
but latterly was gaining
a living as a hawker.
Death - ROPER -
Robert Roper, a farmer, residing at Halkett, died suddenly
yesterday morning. The deceased, who went to bed on
Saturday night in his usual good health,
was seized with a fit of
coughing at 5 o'clock yesterday morning, and died a couple of
hours later before a medical man arrived.
A wedding - Hastings -
NAIRN - RUSSELL - Dr Robert Nairn was married
at Havelock on Saturday to Mary, the dau of Captain
Russell. Mrs Russell is now out of
McINTIRE - Mr Hartley McIntire, a well known
solicitor, formerly Resident
Magistrate at Blenheim, died early this morning. He had
been ailing for some time.
In divorce -
Flanagan v Flanagan
Brockett v Brockett
JOHNSON - Although a
diligent search was made for the body of Robert
Johnson, which was reported to the police as having been seen
floating in the lower
afternoon, it was not
McCONCHIE - William McConchie, an old resident, died
morning, aged 62. The cause of death was
the bursting of a blood vessel over the heart.
BOYD - Cable
advice has been received of the death of Captain Boyd, the local
manager of the New Zealand Shipping Company.
April 1899 page 3
shipping - London -
arrived - Clan
INGLE - Mr N.S.Ingle, ironmonger, was
found dead in his bed this morning. His death was probably due to
15 April 1899 page 5
Wellington - ENGALL
Mr H.A.Engall, in charge of the note department of the Bank of New
Zealand died suddenly in a bus while coming from Worser Bay this
he leaves a widow and one child. It is supposed
that the cause of death was heart disease.
Wellington Divorce Court -
Brinfield v Brinfield formerly of Roxburgh, Otago.
Knigge v Knigge
Presentation - CONGREVE -
On Thursday morning, Mr Robert Congreve was presented, by
the employees of Mr W. Congreve, with a handsome travelling
rug, on the occasion
of his departure for England.
New Plymouth - ASHER -
The inquiry into the accident which resulted in the death of Walter
Asher, a railway porter at the New Plymouth station, was
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Obituary - Hastings -
HAPUKU - The wife of Hapuku, a well known
Native, has died aged 80. She was a grand daughter of chief
Inquest - Auckland - CAINE -
At the inquest on Hugh Caine, who was found dead on the road at
Howick, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased was
apparantly lying on the
road when he was accidently killed by the
wheels of a vehicle passing over his body, but what or
whose vehicle there was no evidence to show.
Masterton - CLEMENTS -
The remains found near Eketahuna are believed to be those of William
Clements, who some years ago after a drinking bout, left
Pahiatua, was never heard of again.
BAMBRY - A settler named Bamby was found drowned in the
Mangatei stream, twelve miles from Makuri. He leaves a
Bancruptcy - photographer -
WINN - Benjamin -
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Shipping - arrived London. April 18th "Rakaia"
Friday 21 April
1899 page 3
Wellington - COPELAND
The body of James Copeland, the missing clerk of the Bank of New
South Wales, was found in the harbour today. An inquest
will be held tomorrow morning.
April 1899 page 5
Mr Edmund GREEN of St.
Albans, who died on Thursday, in his
70th year, was a colonist of 40 years standing. He came out
specially to undertake
the work of constructing the telegraph line
between Lyttelton and Christchurch, and was connected with many
other public works.
Wellington - Mr McFarlane,
whose case is referred to elsewhere in
this issue, died between 5 and 6 o'clock this morning. An
inquest was to be held
at Glengarry House at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Inquest - COPELAND -
The inquest on Mr Copeland, elicited nothing to show how he got into
harbour except that he was somewhat under the influence of liquor. -----
Fatal accident at Waimate -
Cuthbert Harold Walker, aged 17, son of Mr Alfred
Walker, carpenter of Waimate, was accidently shot at 7
o'clock yesterday morning. Deceased
and a friend named Ernest
HUNT were out shooting in a boat on the Wainono Lagoon, when Hunt
handed one gun to Walker, having in his hand his
Hunt's gun was discharged by some means, and the shot struck his
companion on the left side of the head. Walker died almost
and his body was removed to the Studholme Junction
Hotel, where the inquest will be held.
Inquest - Dunedin - GALLAGHER
At the inquest touching the death of the child gallagher a verdict of
"accidently drowned" was returned, the jury adding a rider to the
effect that the corporation
should close up the holes on the street
side of the wharf.
Masterton - .WILLIAMS -
R.G.Williams an old resident, well known in the Wellington district
---------- deceased was the 1st mayor of Masterton. He was
seen alive in apparently good spirits at twenty to nine and was found
dead at two minutes past nine.
Dunedin - WATSON-
A married man named John Watson, 50 years of age, drowned himself in a
well at Green Island, at one o'clock yesterday morning. deceased
a miner by occupation, met with an accident in the Walton Park
mine 6 months ago, and since then has been despondent.
Obituary - London -
Sir John Mowbray M.P. for Oxford University and father of the House of
Commons is dead age 84.
Blenheim - Obituary - ANDERSON -
Captain Anderson, marine superintendant for Shaw Savill &
Albion Co. died early this morning at age 55 years.Deceased arrived in
Blenheim at the beginning
of the present month and intended residing
here for some time for the benefit of his health.
Fatality at Prebbleton - Mr W.
On Thursday April 20th, while Mr W.Dunlop, farmer at Prebbleton, was
engaged in thatching a stack, he was seized with a fit and fell to the
---- The deceased was the son of Mr William
Dunlop of Marshlands, an inquest will be held at Prebbleton at
Palmeston North - O'BRIEN
A man named Patrick O'Brien, employed on Carmody's contract at
Kairanga, near Palmeston North. --------
O'Brien was found dead in his tent this morning by his mates.
Deceased was about 44 years of age, and had been drinking lately
MILLS - An elderly woman, wife of Mr George
Mills, an old resident, --------
BROADBENT - Broadbent, a victim of a railway accident on
Saturday night, died
in hospital this forenoon, after an operation for the amputation of his
Palmeston North - Inquest -
O'BRIEN - At the inquest of Patrick O'Brien
----- a verdict of suicide whilst temporary insane was returned.
The Hon. J.G.Ward left this
morning for England via Wellington.
Dunedin - Inquest - FARRAR
At the inquest on Mary Farrar, an elderly woman, who was seized
with a fit in the street, and taken to the hospital, on Monday, a
verdict was returned of "death from acute alcoholism and
10 September 2005