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Saturday  1 December  1900
Inquest  -  SEMMENS  -  001
--  at Dean street,  St Albans ---   death of William John Semmens,  an elderly man  died suddenly yesterday  ----   

Death  -  SLOANE  -  002
Mrs Sloane,  an old lady residing at Glenroy,  Coalgate,  died suddenly yesterday ----   an inquest will be held.

Lyttelton  - Death - PETERS -  003
Mr William Peters,  a very old employee of the Lyttelton Borough Council,  died yesterday afternoon  -------

Sydney  -  Death  -  NESBITT  -  004
Mr John Nesbitt,  Australian manager of the  Westinghouse Brake Co.  died at his res.  Wahroonga,  13 miles north of Sydney,  on 19 November  from the effects of a chill caught in New Zealand -----   more ----


Monday 3 December  1900
Westport  -  BOURNE - 005
The Rev. J.M.Bourne,  Primitive methodist minister at Denniston,  died in the pulpit last evening ----  he was about to preach an In memoriam sermon on Mrs BARTON,  a hospital out-patient  who had been found dead in her bed  -----

Inquest  -  Dunedin  -  EDWARDS  -  006
the inquest -- death of Edward Edwards  was resumed at  Kaitangata this morning.   Mary Jane Edwards,  widow,   ----  more ---

Death - SHEPHERD  -  007
Mr Robert Shepherd,  an old and wealthy resident of the West Coast,  died at Auckland yesterday.


Tuesday  4 December  1900
Divorce  -  008
IRVING  -  Joseph Irving  dissolution  with Gertrude Priscilla Irving ----  married 10 November  1892,  lived in Christchurch,  moved to Wellington,   
                        2 children,  both died,   -----  more  -----

Deaths  -  009
CURRY -  7yr daughter of James Curry  died from the effects of burns  at Woodville
PIPER  -  W.H.  drowned in the harbour ,  age 22  son of a Petone tinsmith  ----  rowing from city to Petone -------

Inquest  -  SLOANE  -  010
At the inquest  held at Glenroy  ---  Mrs W.J.Sloane,   death from ------

Presentation  -  STRANGE  -  012
On Monday evening ----  members of the Christchurch Drapers' hockey club  ----   bid farewell to their late secretary  Mr H. Strange  who is about to leave for England -----   presented him with a silver mounted seal cigar case and silver mounted ebony walking stick -----   


Wednesday  5 December  1900
Divorce  -  013
WASSELL  -  Annie Josephine Wassell  petitioned for dissolution  with Charles Jeffers Wassell --  desertion -- married in Wellington in 1889 -----  more ---

Deaths  -  014
LEPPER  -  12mth child of Mr C. Lepper, of Petone,  -- died ------
LESTER  -  Thomas,  oldest and most respected miner of Arrowtown  was killed sluicing his claim  ----  more ----


Friday 7 December  1900
Drowning at New Brighton  -  015
---  the body of a man has been washed ashore at New Brighton  -----  fully dressed  ----   about 35 years old  ---  no identification -----

Little River   -  WRIGHT -  016
Percival C.A.Wright,  the 3 year old son of Mr John Wright  -- died suddenly  ----   


Saturday  8 December  1900
Inquest  -  PHILLIPS - 017
----  young woman Janet Phillips,  who died suddenly at her mother's res. in Peacock street, 2 days ago.   ----  Maria MASON,  mother of the deceased -- on 6 December her daughter aged 23  ---  a baby was born  ---   she had 2 other children, was stillborn   ---  mother died -----


Monday  10 December  1900
Deaths  -  018
DRYLAND  -  a young man named F. Dryland,  fell off a dray loaded with furniture  ---died  ----  his parents reside in Auckland
EDMONDS  -    Louis  was killed at Stirling  near Eketahuna,  through a log rolling on him.

Auckland Tragedy  -  PIPER  -  019
--  Sarah Ann Miller lived with a man named MILLER,  left house taking 3 children with her,  lived together for 7 years ----   Miller  took  the little boy  ---  killed him  ----  a long story  -----

Invercargill  -  SIMMS -  020
---  discovered a human skeleton ---  it is supposed  to be that of an old man named Simms,  who was missed in November last year.


Tuesday  11 December  1900
Maintenance  -  021
KEBBLE  -  May ----   adjourned until 18 Dec.  ------
DAVIS  -  Richard  --- support of his illegitimate child ----
COXHEAD  -  James ---  support of his illegitimate child ----
RICKETS  -  William Charles --- of his wife  --
AITCHISON  -  James ----  
HIGHSTED  -  Walter,  support of his 3 sisters --
DAVIS  -  Richard ---  support of his illegitimate child ----
MITCHELL -  Robert Alexander  ----  support of his illegitimate child ----

Supreme Court -  022
ROSSITER  -  James,  deceased,    leave to sell  -----
HARRIS  -  William Albert,  deceased,  probate granted.
WADE  v  OVERTON  ----
HAMER  v  HAMER  divorce
JOHNS  -  Thomas,  bankrupt -----  

New Brighton Mystery  -  023
-- an abandoned express waggon  had been found in the sandhills at New Brighton  -- body of WHELAN  -------  lots more  ----

Deaths  -  024
ROSS  -  Mr A.H.Ross,  death at Pahiatua,  an early Otago settler,  several years chairman of Otago Harbour Board and Mayor of Dunedin,  ------
MACARTNEY  -  Miss  of Tai-Tapu,   aged 21 -- mother buried last Sunday ---  she had been in poor health,  shock of mother's death -----


Wednesday  12 December  1900
Woodville  -  OULSMANN  -  025
Mrs Oulsmann,  wife of an early settler,  was killed in the street this morning -- driving a milk cart  horse bolted --   leaves a number of young children.

New Brighton Mystery  -  026
----   a man named WHELAN  -----   lots  more  ----


Thursday  13 December  1900
Wellington  -   Divorce -  027
BIDDLE  -  Selina Biddle  v.  John Biddle
INGRAM  -  Margaret  v.  John Ingram
GRIFFITHS  -  Nelly  v.  John F. Griffiths


Friday  14 December  1900
New Brighton Mystery  -  WHELAN  -  029
Deceased identified  by  the captain of the Westralia  and several other persons on the boat  as Whelan,  who came across on a recent trip from Melbourne 
to Dunedin

Deaths  -  028
PIPER  -  Wensley  Paiper  drowned in the harbour at Wellington  ---  body been recovered.
NOBLE  -  James,  well-known otautau farmer  knocked down by a train ---  died in hospital this morning.


Monday  17 December  1900
Auckland  -  BARNETT  -  030
-----   death  age 36  of Mrs F.  Barnett,  one of the members of the HASZARD family,  who were one of the chief sufferes by the great Tarawera eruption 
in June 1886 --- Mr Haszard and 3 of his children  and a nephew were killed   and Mrs Haszard and the 2 eldest dau. Clara and Ina  ---  escaped   ---
Miss Haszard became a teacher of the Native school at Waotu,  there she married Mr F. Barnett about 10 years ago  -----  more  ----


Tuesday  18 December  1900
Dunedin  -  DALLAS  -  031
-- body of a woman named Anne Dallas,   ---  about 35 years old  was found on the beach -------


Wednesday  19 December  1900
Divorce  -  032
DISHER  -  Arthur,  a warehouseman of Wellington,  ---   from his wife Edith Clara Disher on the grounds of desertion.

Inquest  -  LOADER  -  033
---  Amelia Harriet Loader,  died at the Jubilee Home yesterday  ----     Margaret E. Higgins,  Matron of the Home  an inmate since 1894  ------ 
was 70 years of age ---    a  very long piece ------

Death  -  WHEATLEY  -  034
-----   Joseph Wheatley,  a man of middle age,  accident at Gasworks road railway crossing ------  employed at Manning & Co's brewery ------ 
 an inquest will be held.

Little River  -  PRIEST   -  035
Mrs Robert Patton  and Mrs Samuel Priest  were driving down the hill -----     an inquest will be held.


Thursday  20 December  1900
Bankrupt  -  JOHNS  -  036
There was no quorum  at the meeting of creditors  ---  Thomas Johns,  labourer of Sydenham,  ----  more ---

Inquest  -  WEAKLEY  -  037
--- death of Walter Barkley Ripa Weakley,  killed at Gasworks road crossing -------  Bernard Grainger  at the crossing ----  Peter Dash  saw deceased on ground ----  John McGrath  the keeper of the crossing  ------  accidental death  --------

Dunedin  -  MERCER -  038
---   magistrate dismissed  without prjudice a charge of bigamy  against James Sibbald Mercer.  ----  witnesses in Tasmania to support the charge  -----   

Accident  -  HUNTER  -  039
Robert Hunter,  about 80 years of age,  was knocked down in Cathedral Square  -----     taken to hospital .


Friday 21 December  1900
Balcairn 
FLEMING  -    
---  Mr & Mrs John Fleming of Balcairn,   were driving up High street,  the trap came into collison with a horse-tram ----     


Monday  24 December  1900
Deaths  -  040
STARK  -  James,  inquest at Napier  -- found dead at Mohaka  ----  died from a gunshot wound.
BARKER  -  inquest  at Dunedin   ---  found dead in the harbour ----


Thursday  27 December  1900
Deaths  -  041
HUTCHINGS  -  Alfred  aged 23  found unconcious ---- Wanganui  ----   fallen from horse ------ died this morning
PLUNKETT  -  Robert  died at Richmond Working Mens' Club  sitting in the billiard room,  inquest will be held this afternoon.
BURGESS  -  Lucy,  inquest  to be held   today --------

Hawera  -  PEEBLES  -  042
A sad accident with a fatal ending  at Normanby sports,  boy named Walter Peebles,  aged 15  parents reside in Eltham --  inquest to be held today.

Nelson  -  Deaths  -  043
3 very old Nelson settlers  have just died. They are --
CALDER  -  relict of late Captain Calder  of Wellington,
THOMPSON -  Mr T.J.  a surveyor,  resided in Nelson from the 1st settlement
EVERETT  -  Mrs E.  wife of former Mayor.


Friday  28 December  1900
Obituary -  JANAWAY  -  044
another early settler has passed away --- Mr William Janaway  aged 67  his birthday 13 February last  ----  arrived in the Duke of Portland on 21 October  1852  sailed from Home on the 16 June   --- sportsman,  well-known in racing circles in Canterbury  ------

Inquests  -  045
PEEBLES  -  Alexander Walter,  aged 15  shot with a pea rifle  ---  on Boxing Day -----
MILLER  -  Leander was thrown from his cart on Christmas Day at Balclutha ---  died yesterday  ------


Saturday  29  December  1900
Inquest  -  NEAL  -  047
Henry Neal,  found dead in a shallow creek,  near Crescent raod,  Addington  about noon yesterday,  Annie Neal  wife of deceased  ---  Annie McAdam,  in whose house the Neal's   had rented rooms  ---   Henry Charles Wilkinson  for whom  deceased had worked  --------

Presentations  -  048
SUCKLING  -  Mr F.W.  captain of the Drapers' hockey team  --------  will leave for Napier next week ----  more ----
WATKINS  -  Mr L.T.  promotor and hon. secretary of the Wisden cricket club  --  in honour of his recent marriage.

Wedding  -  049
PENDER  -  McPARLAND  -  Arthur P. Pender,  son of Inspector Pender married on Boxing Day  to Miss Nora McParland,  eldest dau. of Mr F.McParland.                                      The bridesmaid was Miss Kate McParland,  sister of the bride  and best man Mr Frank Pender  brother of the bridegroom --------


Monday  31 December  1900
Lyttelton  -  FLETT  -  050
Mrs Robert Flett,   a very  old resident of Lyttelton,  been on a visit to the Old Country  for over 3 years  returned  -- in the ss Papanui  and arrived at Lyttelton by the ss Flora on Sunday.

Lyttelton  -  BAILEY  -  051
Mrs William Bailey,  a very  old resident of Lyttelton,  died this morning  at age 68  ------

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
8 April  2009

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