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Star - Christchurch - December 1899
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1 December 1899
Invercargill - Obituary - LUMSDEN -
The wife of Mr George Lumsden, formerly member for Invercargill,
and a very old resident, died today. Mr & Mrs Lumsden's
Diamond wedding was to have been celebrated next month.
2 December 1899 p5
Invercargill - BREBNER
a severe thunderstorm occurred during the night ----- the
wire in the Invercargill telephone exchange was fused by lightening
during the night ---- a youth named Brenner son of the Station
master was struck at Johnson's foundry. He is now in the Hospital.
The Late Mr John JOYCE -
The sudden death of Mr John Joyce cast a great gloom over Lyttelton
today. ------ As Mr Joyce stood high in the Masonic
Order, it has been decided that the Grand Lodge Officers shall
follow his remains ---------- lots more - email for a
Wellington - JOYCE -
Owing to the death of Mr John Joyce the late member for Lyttelton, a
new writ must be issued --------- deep regret was expressed here
at the news of Mr Joyce's death, especially in volunteer circles.
Wellington - fire -
CHAPMAN - a seven
roomed house at Lower Hutt, owned by Mr G.A.Chapman and occupied
by Mr Hall was destroyed
December 1899 p3
Lytttelton - COOK -
the spectacle of flags at half mast has been a very common one in
Lyttelton of late, - today on account of the death of the
eldest son of Mr W. Cook, a respected resident of the port.
Auckland - BUCKLEY
a young volunteer named Herbert E. Buckley, belonging to Victoria No. 1
Rifles, was accidentally shot on Saturday afternoon at Mt Eden
Rifle range by a comrade. ---------- the bullet entered Buckley's
right thigh and passing through his left hand, ---- Buckley was removed
to the hospital where he is progressing favourably.
Auckland - ALEXANDER
James Alexander, while giving a wire-walking exhibition at
Devenport, on Saturday night, met with an accident, falling about
20ft. His left elbow was broken.
Palmeston North - CULKEEN
the body of a man named Culkeen, a settler of Bunnythorpe, who was
reported to the police as missing on Saturday, was found in Mangaone
Stream on Saturday night ------- the deceased was a
widower, and leaves a family 4 children.
Inquest - Glentui, North Canterbury -
LAMB - an inquest at Glentui was held
---- touching the death of Joseph Lamb. -------
WOOD - about 6pm on Saturday a boy named Oscar
Wood, 4 years of age, was
knocked down by a horse and cart at the cnr of High and St Asaph
BLACKBURNE - on Saturday a boy named Maurice
Blackburne, while bird nesting,
fell 20 or 30 feet. he was taken to hospital for treatment.
Obituary - Fielding - TAYLOR -
Mr T.R.Taylor, the Government candidate for the Rangitikei seat,
died suddenly at his farm, Kiwitea, this morning. He
was well known and much respected
on this coast ----
Palmeston North -
TAYLOR - the death
of Mr T.R.Taylor, of Kiwitea, who had been a
prominent member of the local Hospital board since its inception in
Tuesday 5 December 1898 page 2
On Saturday evening Mr W.W.COLLINS
presented the certificates and prizes won by pupils attending Miss
Hawkin's shorthand school.
The successful students to whom the
Pitmans certificates were awarded were -
Misses Agnes McGILL,
Prizes for attention to work were awarded to -
Misses Lizzie WELSFORD,
Miss Hawkins was the recipient of a gold brooch presented by the
Fire - Wanganui -
COCKER - a 12 roomed unoccupied house,
owned by Mrs Cocker, of New
Plymouth, was burned to the ground early this morning. ----
Auckland - COHEN -
Mr Benjamin Cohen, a resident of Wellington for 30 years, died
yesterday afternoon at the residence of his son-in-law Mr J.
Ziman. He arrived here 2 years and half ago. Mr David
Ziman, formerly on the west Coast, is a son-in-law of the
deceased. Mr Cohen's remains will be sent to Wellington to be
those of his wife.
Wellington - DODDERELL
Th Rev E. Dodderell, Congregational Minister of Newtown, died
rather suddenly this morning from the effects of influenza. He
came to Newtown from Richmond, Melbourne, 18 mths ago. He leaves
a wife and 6 children.
Auckland - WEST
R.W.West a single man, and an engine cleaner, was run over by a
locomotive at Mercer yesterday and died today.
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Kaiapoi - PEARCE -
Mr F. Pearce sen. of Cass street, Kaiapoi, was thrown from
a trap at Belfast on Wed. afternoon, when returning from
Riccarton. He was severely bruised and otherwise injured and also
sprained one of his wrists. He was removed home, and Dr Murray
Wellington - fire -
POWELL - This morning a 2 storied house in
Taranaki street, owned and occupied by Mr J.J. K. Powell, was
gutted by fire.
Saturday 9 December
Mr H.A.Field M.H.R. whose death occurred last night,
had been in Parliament since 1896 in which year he was returned for
Otaki. He was born in 1852 and followed the profession of a
surveyor for some years. More recently he was a
sheep-farmer. He was a strong supporter of the present Government.
Monday 11 December 1899
ROBINSON - Frank Robinson, aged 16, a
son of a Baker at Pahautanui, while out shooting yesterday
Memorial Service -
- Late Mr John a
service in memory of the late Mr John Joyce was held last night in
the Lyttelton Weslyan Church. ------ lots more
Wednesday 13 December 1899
Last month the arrivals in the Colony numbered 2303 and the
Thursday 14 December 1899
HANSON - about 2 o'clock this morning,
the bakehouse and bacon-house of
Riccarton was found to be on fire. ----the buildings
were old wooden ones
LAMBERT - Stephen Lambert, who was severely
injured by falling into the
hold of the ship THESSALUS,
at Lyttelton, yesterday evening, was
morning reported to be conscious, and as well as could be
Friday 15 December 1899
CROW - Mr Thomas Crow was severely injured in
a buggy accident, and died in the hospital.
LAMBERT - Stephen Lambert who was severely
injured by falling into the hold of
the ship ------------- was yesterday morning reported to be
evening he was somewhat worse.
Monday 18 December 1899
Wellington - HEWART
Information has been received that Mr C.F.Hewart, of Fitzroy
Bay, Pelorus Sound, has been missing since Dec 9th.
He went for a sail, and neither he nor his boat has been
seen since. It is feared that he has been drowned.
Timaru - fatal accident on the s.s PUKAKI -
a fatal accident happened on the s.s. Pukaki at Timaru main wharf on
Friday evening. ---- 3 men went to lower the cargo derrick,
J. McLEOD, A.B. going
aloft to unshackle the end of the span. ---------
John TAIT going to the
winch end --------
J. McQUINTRELL acting
boatswain to the winch to turn on the steam.
--------- hit Tait on the head, ------
died 5 hours after the accident.
deceased was a young man of 25, a native of Orkney, and
only joined the Pukaki at Auckland on her last visit there.
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Tuesday 19 December 1899
Letters of Naturalization -
BURNS, Mary of
Summary Separation -
SHEARD - an application under the married
persons summary separation Act by Alice Sheard was granted.
LAMBERT - Stephen
Lambert, the lumper who fell down the hold on Wednesday
is making very favourable progress, and every hope is entertained of
YULE - Mrs Yule, the wife of a
sawmiller, has been missing since yesterday.
Wednesday 20 December 1899
Auckland - THOMAS
Albert Thomas was falling bush at Mangapai when a tree split, throwing
him on to the edge of his axe. The axe inflicted deep wounds
under the ribs on the right side. The case is considered hopeless.
Mr Parker Westernra, of the Wai Kiri Kiri Station, Selwyn,
was yesterday gored by a bull, and somewhat seriously injured.
KENT - An old man
named Ambrose Kent, over 70 years of age, and residing
in Matsons street, Sydenham, was found by a constable
yesterday afternoon in
stables, Durham street, in
a state of collapse. He was at once taken to the hospital.
Thursday 21 December 1899
Presentation - SEAY
Mr W.N.Seay, headmaster of the Addington School, was presented
yesterday with a very handsome serviette ring and lovely bouquet, from
pupil teachers and Standard VII and VI
THOMAS - Albert Thomas, the man who was
seriously injured at Whangarei on Tuesday died today.
MURDOCK - Dr
J.D.Murdock was found dead in bed today from heart disease. He
attended a Presbyterian soiree last evening.
Wellington - ERITH -
Harry Erith, formerly custodian of the Masons Hall, fell down in
a fit a few days ago and struck his head on a kerbstone,
inflicting a severe wound,
from the effects of which he has since
Friday 22 December
CASSIDY - SYKES -
The marriage of Mr J.A.Cassidy, the well-known solicitor,
to Miss Annie Sykes, of Christchurch, took place
Mr and Mrs
Cassidy left for Wellington by the
Rotomahana last night, en route for Melbourne.
Auckland - KIWI -
a young Maori woman, named Rooka Kiwi, fell into a
boiling spring at Rotorua, and was frightfully scalded.
Grave fears are entertained for her recovery.
Wanganui - AITKEN
a sudden death occurred at the railway station this morning. Mrs
Annie Aitken, a widow, aged 70, intended leaving by the
train, ----- Death was due to heart disease.
Saturday 23 December
Tapanui - HAIGH
Later information from Tapanui shows that the shooting affair there was
accidental. The girl Haigh was stooping over a bed when a rifle
which apparently had been left loaded and cocked, went off,
the bullet passing through her body.
Tuesday 26 December
Mr Angus MacDONALD
- celebrated his 104th birthday
Mr Angus Macdonald, father-in-law of Mr Richard ANDERSON,
Rangiora, celebrated his 104 th birthday on Sunday, having
been born at Fort
William near Ben Nevis, Scotland, on Dec 24th
1795. He came to the Colony in 1864, and having some good
knowledge of sheep, he for some
time managed a run in the Selwyn
district for the late Sir Cracroft Wilson. He is now growing
feeble but has fair health.
North Loburn - HIGGINS
- 100 years old -
Patrick Higgins, who had passed his 100th year, died on
Sunday, at the res. of his son-in-law, Mr M. KENNEDY, North
Inquest - DAVIS -
an inquest, touching the death of Annie Davis, aged
42, who was found dead under a hedge in a paddock off Montreal
street, south, yesterday, was held -----------
William Henry Lancaster, residing at Fitzgerald street, St
Albans, died suddenly early yesterday morning. ------ He
was a carpenter by trade,
and was a single man 50 years of
age. The coroner has been informed.
West Oxford -
ASKEW - Stanley Arthur Askew, aged 8, a
son of Henry Askew,
contractor, West Oxford, died suddenly this morning.
Wednesday 27 December
Wellington - WILSON
private information has been received to the effect that the wife of Mr
D.Wilson, stationmaster at Ormodville, Hawke's Bay,
was drowned yesterday
while attempting to cross a stream in company
with her niece.
inquest - LANCASTER
an inquest was held today at Mr Lane's house, St Albans,
touching the death of William Henry Lancaster, a builder, 50
years of age, who died suddenly
on Dec 26. ---- returned a verdict of
of death from heart disease.
Funeral - LINGARD -
the respect in which the late Rev A.P.Lingard was held was shown by the
large attendance at his funeral, which took place this
morning. At 11-30
a service was held in St Luke's Church
-------- (list of notable names who attended)
Wellington - WILSON
further information regarding Mrs Wilson at Ormondville shows that she
met her death while trying to save the life of her niece, who
fell in the creek
and was also drowned.
Inquest - Oxford - ASKEW -
an inquiry was held on Wednesday into the death of a lad aged 8, son of
Mr Henry Askew, of west Oxford. ------- death
resulted from diphtheria ----
McVAUL - Alexander McVaul, a lad of 9 years
old, was killed at Rotorangi by a kick from a horse.
Amberley - BLAKE
-- a ploughman named William Blake, aged 30, -----
Motonau, 27 miles from Amberley, at 5pm yesterday
afternoon. The deceased was in the
employ of Mr Joseph Hall, a
station holder. The body has been brought Waipara, and the
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