Lyttelton Times March 1899 

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Wednesday 1 March 1899
Bankruptcies -  001
ALEXANDER - John James,   --   applied for discharge ----
BRICK - Daniel,    hotelkeeper in Rakaia --- 
WILSON - William,  deceased ----

Affiliation - 004
GUY - Duncan,  charged with being the father -----  adjourned --

Maintenance - 005
BRULAND - John,  failing to provide for his mother ---
WATSON - John Herbert,   ---
BATES - John,   to support his father ---
McDONALD - Alister,    --- 

Presentations - 006
HEYWOOD - Mrs S.  and family about to leave for England -- 
LYON -  Rev. and Mrs T.H.   departing for Invercargill ----
POTTINGER - Mr A.W.  --  left to join the Gothic, for London ----


Thursday 2 March 1899
Meeting of Creditors  - 009
HASLAM - Professor,  --  lots more -- adjourned ---

Presentations - 010
BALL -  Mr C.   of the Zealandia Cycle Works --  getting married ---
SEATON - Miss B.W.  teacher at Waltham School,  --- more ---


Friday 3 March 1899
Wellington - 012
FILDES - John Gifford,   wool and grain merchant for 33yrs,  died  --- age 62.


Saturday 4 March 1899
Fatalities -  015
HISLOP - Walter,   -- died at Bruce Woollen Mill, Dunedin -- 
POYNTER - Edwin Alfred,  age 22, was killed working in a quarry at Wairoa Gully ------

Fatality - 016
GUNN - Mrs Bridget, age 62,  ---   died in hospital ---

Missing Friends -  018
TAIT - Thomas William,  b. Mauldslie, Co. Midlothian, Scotland in 1863    ---  more --
IRVINE - Thomas, left Rakaia, 3 yrs ago --  sister Mary Ann, l;ooking for him.
HICKS - Caroline,  St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, deceased,  looking for next of kin.
MOSLEY - James Joseph, blacksmith, late Bunnan, NSW  write to your wife  --
McGUIRE - Barnard, late of Gortash, Co. Cavan,  --  cousin Hugh Owens ---
REIMANN - Carl,  last heard in Sydney 1889 ----
HORAN - Michael,  shoemaker, --  ---  left Renwick Marlborough 6yrs ago --
JONES - Herbert,  plumber, left Cheltenham about 1873   ---

Missing Friends - 018a
WEIR - Thomas Alexander,  son of late Capt. Robert Dundes Weir, Edinburgh,   --
JAMIESON - Daniel,  left Kumara, 4 yrs ago --
WALKER - Dan,  left Leeds 20yrs ago --
ELLIS - Thomas,  on Almanley, Cheshire, was in Chch 1883 ---
CRAWLEY - James,  seeks his brother,   sailed  under the name Frederick WELDON
RICHARDSON - Amos WALKER,  sister marr. George Richardson 30yrs ago  and sailed for NZ
MELVILLE - Philby,  last heard of in Marton 15yrs ago.
HAMMOND - Benjamin, left Enderby, Leicester, 16yrs ago.
PRANGNELL - Frederick William,  ---
CHURCHWARD - John,  of Buckfastleigh, Devonshire -----
WORTHINGTON - John,  left Liverpool 37yrs ago for Auckland.  sister Mary Moore --
UPHON - Edith,  left Kangaroo Point Brisbane, ---
DAWSON - Thomas, son of George, late Winstanley Hall, Lancashire, ---
BUCKINGHAM - James, of Brixton,  last heard of 20yrs ago -- 
WARD - Henry Cooper, left Camberwell, 33yrs ago  --
GEORGE - Joseph,  left St Teath, 32 yrs ago ---
WRENN - William Humphries,  came here in 1883  ---
MORAN - Mary, left home on 9 Sept. 1882 in Wellington,
NORMAN - Henry, left Old London Road, St Albans, Herts,  20 yrs ago --

Answers -  018a
CONDOR - Mary,  hus. z& children,   Messrs Bury & Son,  Renwick answered.


Monday 6 March 1899
Accidents - 019
GRIFFIN - wife of Rev. C.  of Kaiapoi, ---   accident at Woodend  
DUNCAN - Mr Malcolm,  of Rangiora, fell getting out of a cab --
McCUTCHEON - Mr C.  at Cust, loading up a bakers cart ---- 
CLARK - little boy, son of Mr G.S.  thrown from a  horse and cart ---

Fatalities - 022
HISLOP - Walter, killed at Bruce Woollen Mills  ---
O'HALLORAN - Michael,  young married man thrown from horse -- died at Dunedin --

Drowning - 023
JONES - Arthur S. age 31,  drowned in the Selwyn, married with 3 children ---

For Sale -  024
STEVENSON - Mrs D.  selling all furniture, -- leaving for England ---


Tuesday 7 March 1899
Accident - 025
BARNES - John,  suffering from burns ---

Fatalities - 027
CLARK - A.  drowned at North-east Valley ----
FERGUSON - Norman,  age 3yrs,  died ------
O'HALLARAN - Matthew,  killed at North-east Valley -- fell from a horse -- 
ROSS - a woman, age 23,  sailing on the Pukaki from Westport,   is missing presumed drowned ---

Fatalities - 028
PATTEN - Mrs Ernest,   a very old Canterbury settler ----- died  --
GRAY - James Joseph,  age 2yrs,  drowned  at Coldstream on Friday --  inquest held Saturday.

Inquest - 030
JONES - Arthur Stephen  --    drowned in the Selwyn River while bathing ---

Dunedin - 031
GIBSON - Thomas, blacksmith, kicked by a horse  --   died ---
PAGAN - John,  age 70, dropped dead at Glenomaru, Catlins ---


Wednesday 8 March 1899
Wellington - 034
ROSS - Miss,  who disappeared from the Pukaki  -- age 24  ---- 

Presentation - 035
WERE - Past Master W.H.  -- leaving for the North Island --  lots more ---


Thursday 9 March 1899
Timaru - 038
HAYES - Mr Alpheus, an old res. of Waimate, has died, went to the Klondyke about 1 yr ago ---


Friday 10 March 1899
Obituary - 041
GAY - John,  an old colonist -- arr. 1862 --   age 57

Timaru - 042
WHITE - Mr J.W.    a garden party  to raise funds ---


Saturday 11 March 1899
Fatalities - 043
MUFIN - Alfred, a cook on the "Poherua"  found dead -- 
RAYTHORNE - George, age 20   -- found dead in bush  at Umutaoroa,  Dannevirke -----
TUPPER - Howard,  age 63 --  dropped dead --- 

Whangarei - 044
FULLER -  Robert, age 75  ---  killed  ----  lots more --

Missing Friends - 046
HICKS - Caroline,  looking for next of kin ---
HORAN - Michael,  shoemaker,  --
IRVINE - Thomas,  left Rakaia, about 3yrs ago ---  sister Mary Ann --
MOSLEY - James Joseph,  late Bunnan, NSW -- 
McGUIRE - Barmard, --  late Co. Cavan, Ireland -- 
REIMANN - Carl,  last heard of in Sydney 1889 --
TAIT - Thomas William,  b. Maudlie, Scotland --  came to Chch about 1863 --  lots more --

Missing Friends - 046a
BUCKINGHAM - James, of Brixham -- 
CHURCHWARD - John -- of Buckfastleigh, Devonshire, --
CRAWLEY - James,  ---
DAWSON - THomas,  a sailor,  left -- Lancashire 30yrs ago --
GEORGE - Joseph,  left St Teath 35yrs ago --
HAMMOND - Benjamin,  left Enderby, Leicester, 16yrs ago ---
JONES - Herbert,  plumber -- left Cheltenham about 1873 --
MELVILLE - Philby,  ----
MORAN - Mrs Mary,   last wrote home in 1882
NORMAN - Henry, left Old London Rd -- Herts, 20 yrs ago -- 
PRANGNELL - Frederick William,  ---
RICHARDSON -  George AMOS looking for his sister marr. to George Richardson
UPHON - Edith,  left -- Brisbane  -- brother Harry RANDS ---
WALKER - Dan,  left Leeds 20 yrs ago --
WARD - Henry Cooper,  left Camberwell 33 yrs ago --
WEIR - Thomas Alexander,  son of late Capt. Robert Dundes Weir, Edinburgh,   --
WORTHINGTON - John,  left Liverpool 37 yrs ago  --
WRENN - William Humphries,  went to NZ in 1883 -- 

Answers -  046a
HERRING - J. Woodville, --
JAMIESON - H. Whangamomona -- received a reply --
MacLENNAN -  of Belfast --
WAKEFIELD - Thomas,  Raetihi,  --- 
WILLBY - Mrs Kumara,  ---

Presentation - 047
WARDLE - Miss,  West Lyttelton School --  left to undergo training --


Monday 13 March 1899
Lightline Shorthand Exam Results - 049
FREEBORN - Miss Ella,  obtained a speed cert. for 140 wpm.

Rakaia Train Fatalities - 050
BOWDEN - Bernard?  age 6mths
JONES - Miss Fann & Miss Catherine, of Yaldhurst,
FRANKS - Miss Mary Ann,  dau. of John, Yaldhurst.

Injured in Train Accident - 050
At The Hospital
FRANKS - Mrs H.  dau. of Mr J.E. Hanson --
HANSON - Mr J.E. storekeeper, ---
HASKETT - Robert, son of Mr R. Yaldhurst
HARDING - Mr E.R.B. son of Mr W.R.  -- Opawa.
SUTHERLAND - Mrs, of Islington --
WOOTTEN - William, age 20, son  of Henry, Yaldhurst
HUNTER - Leonard, age 14, Windmill Rd.
JONES - Joseph R. of Weedons
BUSCHELL - George,  age 21 ---
HARTLEY - Mr R. --
SMITH - Mrs G. E.  age 5yr old dau.

At the Strathmore Hospital - 050
McDOWELL - Mr & Mrs of Weedons
SPRATT - Mrs,  --

At Rakaia - 050
AUSTIN - Miss --
SEABORN - Mrs, wife of Mr J.A. Sydenham --

At Their Homes - 050
BOWDEN - Mrs W. of Lincoln Rd.
EVANS - Mr,  George St. --
HARDING - Mrs, Miss and Miss Nellie,  of Opawa.
HARWOOD - Rose  still missing  ----

Obituary - - 052
JENNINGS - Mrs S.E. arr. 24 Dec. 1857 in the ship "Bosworth" ---

Property Sales - 053
ARPES - Mr D. purchased 32a. on Harewood Rd.
LILLIE - Dr  (deceased)  several properties
JOYNT - T.I. on Papanui Rd. 28 a.


Tuesday 14 March 1899
Obituary - 055
BROOKER - Stephen,  age 79,  b. Tunbridge, Kent in 1819  arr. Auckland in 1840 in ship "Louisa Campbell" --- 
        came to Canterbury in 1851 --  marr. in Auckland, leaves 6 sons 1 dau. 40 grandchildren, 2 g.grandchildren.

Fatalities - 056
FLETT - Thomas, an old man, ---  found dead ---- Invercargill
MILLER - Millam, an old man found dead at Halstead's stables --  Auckland
WALKER - Frederick, marr. age 24  --  Palmerston Nth.

Rakaia Tragedy incorrect  Identification - 058
HARWOOD - Rose Florence was incorrectly names as Catherine Jones ---  lots more ---

Obituary - 059
Sir Julius VOGEL - b. 1835 arr. Victoria 1852,  arr. Dunedin 1861  est. Otago Daily Times,  ---  more --


Wednesday 15 March 1899
Fatalities -  061
BOWDEN - B.K. disappeared at Karaka in July  1889 ---  bones found -- 
TRIPE - Mr J.R. died at Palmerston Nth --
HUNTER - Thomas, -- died suddenly --  Wellington --

Fatalities - 062
CROSBY - Ellen Amelia, age 8mths died suddenly  --- 
TOOMEY - Mrs A.  of Kakahu drowned in the River --

Write - up of the Funerals of the Victims -  064
BOWDEN - 6mth old son --   long column ---
FRANKS - Misses  &
JONES - at Yaldhurst Cemetery --


Thursday 16 March 1899
Funeral Write-up - 066
COX - Mrs W. of South Rakaia,  took place on Friday -- came here in 1859 ----

Farewell -  068
MALCOLMSON - Mr J.  leaving for Ashburton --   member of Caledonian Society

Meeting of Creditors - 069
PERHAM - Luke, farmer, of French Farm Bay, Akaroa ------ more ---

Obituary - 070
TALBOT - George, at Sydney, 1st came to Lytt. 1867 from Sydney -- lots more ---

Masterton - 071
TAMANUI - Wi,  age 70,   found dead ----


Friday 17 March 1899
Invercargill - 073
FISHER - Mr E. B.  age 22,  killed by falling from a train --- arr. from Eng. 6mths ago ---

Meeting of Creditors - 075 & 075a
HASLAM - F.W.  ----

Inquest -  Kakahu - 076
TOOMEY - Rosanna, wife of Mr E.H. --- more ---

Greymouth - 077
WILSON - Robert, an old resident --  drowned ----
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Saturday 18 March 1899
Inquest - 079
FISHER - E.B.  ---   an open verdict ---  Invercargill --

Missing Friends - 081
HICKS - Caroline, sp. deceased,  St Leonards-on-Sea ---
HORAN -  Michael, shoemaker.  left Renwick, Marlborough, 6yrs ago -- 
IRVINE - Thomas, left Rakaia, about 3 yrs ago --  ---
JONES - Herbert, plumber, left Cheltenham about 1873 --
McGUIRE - Barnard, late Gortash, Co. Cavan, ---
MOSLEY - James Joseph,  blacksmith,  late Bunnan, NSW --  
REIMANN - Carl, last heard of in Sydney 1889 ---
SMITH - Margaret,  now in Rangiora looking for uncle from Aylth, Perthshire --
TAIT - Thomas William, b. Mauldsie, Co. Midlothian in 1863 --  came here 1880 ---
WEIR - Thomas Alexander,  son of late Capt. Robert Dundas Weir, of Edinburgh --

Missing Friends - 082
BAKER - William, sailed for NZ in 1880  --
BARRETT - Fred, Frank Henry & Charlie, left England for Aus. 13 yrs ago
BUCKINGHAM - James, & Richard,  of Brixham ---- 
CARMISHEAL - Thomas, left London 40 yrs ago -- 
COSMAN - Francis,  left Eng. 1852  last heard of from Hobart Town ----
DAWSON - Thomas, sailor, son of George, late Winstanley Hall, Lancashire,  brother Solomon --
GEORGE - Joseph, left St Tenth,  35 yrs ago  sisters Priscilla & Jane --
HARLAND - Mrs,  seeks her son  left Eng. 20 yrs ago. 
MORAN - Mrs Mary,  last heard of in  Sept. 1882, Wellington --
NORMAN - Henry, left -- Herts, 20 yrs ago  --  sister Emma ---
UPHON - Edith, left Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, --  brother Harry RANDS --
WARD - Henry Cooper,  left Camberwell, 33 yrs ago for NZ
WREN - William Humphries,   went to NZ in 1883,  was at Alstonville, Aus. last heard of --

Answers -  082
KINNTLE - Mrs Henry, Invercargill  sent address for Mary MAHONEY
MORGAN - C. Kataia --- 
PAWSON - James, Hunterville  sent address for Philip MELVILLE

Fatality - 083
SIMMONDS - John,  injured --  died in Masterton Hosp. today


Monday 20 March 1899
Presentation -  085
DANN - Mr E.C.   presented at Temuka,  a purse of sovereigns ---- more ----

Fatalities - 086
DARROCH - John,  age 20,
TURNER - W.  age 18    son of Rev.  J. Turner
HOLM - Ferdinand,  son of Capt. Holm  ---  all presumed drowned   Wellington.

Fatalities - 086a
FOX - Patrick Joseph, age 11yrs --  drowned --  Invercargill
KILMARTIN - Patrick,  washed off rocks and drowned at Charleston, Westport --
WILSON - Alexander,  marr. -- died  -- Invercargill ---
unkown man found dead at Balfour --

Presentation -  088
MALCOLMSON - Mr J. leaving Christchurch  ---  moving to Fairfield ---

Accident - 089
MARSHLAND - Miss,  of Oxford,  sustained concussion  --  serious condition --



Tuesday 21 March 1899

Accidents - 090
MARSHLAND - Miss,  injured by a trap on Sunday is now in Hospital --
WINTER - Thomas, age 12   accidentally shot  --  is alright --

Presentations - 093
GRIGG - Rev. W.   at schoolhouse Coutts Island  --- bidding farewell ---

Results Kensington Art Exhibition - 094
lots of names  -  email for a copy ----

Dunedin - 095
PHILIP - David W.   a farmer at Shag Valley,  died -- 

Oxford Fatal fire - 096
STEVENSON -  18mths old child died in house fire ----


Wednesday 22 March 1899
Carterton - 099
ROKA - a Maori girl, age 9yrs, --  died --- 

Shorthand Pitman exam passes - 100
list of names of those who passed ----

Inquest Fatal fire at Oxford - 101
STEVENSON - Archibald William,   ---   more --


Thursday 23 March 1899
Land Sale - 103
CLEPHANE - George, sold his farm of 200a. at Wakanui Mill ---- sold to Mr James COCHRANE

Shorthand Theory Exams - 104
Miss Gladys Lumsden, Miss Dorothy Gard'ner, Miss Ida Thomas,  Miss Alma Parker,  Miss Olive Parker,
              Miss Evelyn Little,  Mr Herbert Lyndsay.


Friday 24 March 1899
South Kensington Exam results - 107
School of Art ---   a very long list of names -----

Presentation - 109
MAINDONALD - Etta,  dux medal at Papanui School ---


Saturday 25 March 1899
Accident - 112
OSBORNE - Walter, engineer,  riding a horse -- ---  is in a precarious condition --

Presentations - 113
GURNEY - Mr John F.  --- leaving the firm Ballantynes ---
HOGBEN - Mr & Mrs, -- headmaster of  boys' at Timaru High -- leaving --


Monday 27 March 1899
Death - 116
ROGERS - Thomas,  age 71, living with his son-in-law Mr R. HUNTER,  choked ----

Inquest - 117
WHITTINGTON - James, age 60,   died in his shed ---  lots more ---


Tuesday 28 March 1899
Fatalities - 119
ROGERS - Thomas, age 69, died while eating dinner --- 
OSBORN - Walter, -- thrown from a horse on Sat. -- died ----


Wednesday 29 March 1899
Akaroa - 121
ADAMS - Thomas, a very old resident of Akaroa, died  age 81 -- came to Lytt. in the "Clara" in 1851 ---

Accidents & Fatalities - 123
BUTLER - W.G. a plasterer,  fell under a tramcar in Wellington -- badly injured --
O'BRIEN - John, a baker, was killed at -- Otago,  ---  thrown from his cart --

Auckland - 125
JONES - David & Miss,  drowned at --   boat capsized --  more --- 

Lyttelton - 126
MALONE - Jonathon Hill,  died --    inquest --  lots more --

Inquest - 127
OSBORN - Walter F. thrown from a horse --  Charles S. a brother ---


Thursday 30 March 1899
Accidents & Fatalities - 129
BUTLER -  injured in a tram acc.  died ---  Wellington --
CARLSON -  a young man,  got an arm caught in a belt -- 
CONNELL -   butcher of Timaru --   scalp wound ---
DERWENT - John,  found drowned at Matakana Creek.
JONES - David,  in boating accident ---- body found today
McCAULEY - Roderick, of Waiapu, killed by a falling tree.

Farewell - 131
WATSON - Mr & Mrs L. leaving Oxford  for Kirwee -- lots more --

Meeting of Creditors -  132
WHITE - Charles, of Richmond, a baker, --- 


Friday 31 March 1899
Accidents & Fatalities -  134
DULLIN - a man -- drowned at Aratapu wharf -- 
HOLM - Ferdinand William,  age 21?   a victim of a boating acc.  on 13 March -- body found --  Wellington
HUNTER - Leonard, age 14  had a thigh dislocated at Rakaia train acc. ---
SUTHERLAND - Mrs,  also in Rakaia acc.  -- progressing ---
WRIGHT - Emma,  -- disappeared 7 wks ago  Hunua --   found yesterday --

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
25 November 2015
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