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Thursday  1 August  1901
Obituary  -  Napier  -  GLEADOW  -  002
---  death of Captain John Gleadow,  aged 75, he  went out to Australia about 40 years ago,  in charge of the ship Rosebery  --  came on to New Zealand during
the gold rush. On settling here  was  appointed Marine Survryor,  -- held until 14 years ago. ------

Lyttelton  -  WHELAN  -  003
Captain Marcel,  Shipping Master at Lyttelton  has received inquiries from Shrewsbury,  England as to the where-abouts of a seaman named John D. Whelan 
who left the ship Akaroa  at Lyttelton  on 5 April  1897,  and has not been heard of since  ---------

Absent without leave  -  SULLIVAN  -  004
A fireman  from the ss Rimutaka,  named Charles Francis Sullivan ----   of having absented himself  from his vessel without leave  ----

Nelson  -  TAYLOR  -  005
A 9mth old child  named Taylor,  died at Pigeon Valley,  last Friday ----      


Saturday  3 August  1901
Inquest  -  Ashburton  -  HARRIS  -  007
---  James Harris,  found dead in a water-race ---   had drawn the old age pension on the previous day  --- was 75 years old, native of Westmeath, Ireland ---


Tuesday 6 August  1901
Dunedin  -  Divorce  -  KEITH  -  010
---  Isabella Keith,  chief stewardess of the Mararoa,  obtained a dissolution of marriage with James Nees Keith,  formerly a purser  ----  were married in 1890 
a child in 1891,  the husband abandoned the family in Sydney in 1893  ---------


Wednesday  7 August  1901
Funeral  -  Sir John McKENZIE  -  012
Mourning in New Zealand
--- flags were mounted half mast today at the Lyttelton Post Office, Railway Station,  Harbour Board Office, Union Steamship Company's Office and Wharf labourers' Shelter  ----
Trubutes to his memory ---
In the House  -    resolution of Sympathy  ----  lots  more  -------


Thursday  8 August  1901
Obituary  -  FRANKLIN  -  014
Mr F. Franklin,  at one time treasurer of the Wellington Racing Club,  and an old resident of the West Coast,  died here age 66.

Dunedin  -  HEENAN  -  015
Trooper Heenan,  of the 4th Contingent,  died in hospital early this morning ------

Funeral  Sir John McKENZIE  -  016
The ss Tarawera  arrived from Wellington this morning  was a full boat among them Ministers of the Crown  and members of the House of Representatives
 -- on their way to Palmeston South  to attend the funeral  ----   list of names -----  lots more ----

Dunedin  - 017
SMITH  -  Mr Albert Smith, a partner in McGavin's brewery,  and about 40 years of age ----   died last night.
BATTY  -  William Batty,  aged 19  accidently shot and killed himself when rabbiting out near Berwick.


Friday 9 August  1901
Probates    -  019
FYFE  - Samuel
WRIGHT  -  Henry
PRICE -  Joseph
HOOKER  -  William
ROGERS  -  Amelia
AITKEN  -  Christina
MADDISON -  Samuel George

Letters of Administration  -  019
PEARSON  -  William
HENDERSON  -  William
GOODCHILD  -  Thomas

Deaths  -  021
O'KANE  -  John,  of Hastings was found dead -----
CURTIS  -  4yr old son of Mr Curtis a sawmiller  was found drowned in a creek in Papatawa yesterday.


Saturday 10 August  1901
Oamaru  -  Sir John McKENZIE  -  023
more about Sir John Mckensie's funeral ------

Inquest  -  Napier  -  O'KANE -  024
---  John O'Kane,  who was found dead in his whare at Hastings  -----  was a single man,  about 57 years of age ----

Memorial Service -  Rev. H.C.M.WATSON  -  025
will be held tomorrow Sunday  at St John's Church,  and Church of Good Shepherd, Phillipstown. ----

Funeral -  Sir John McKENZIE  -  026
The Funeral -  Impressive ceremony  -  a large gathering  -  tokens of sympathy  ----  
a very long column --------


Monday  12 August  1901
Death  -  LUCAS  -  031
a single man named Thomas Hobbs Lucas was found dead in bed ----   out of employment for 9mths  living with his brother-in-law Mr McKnight in
Dean street,    St Albans. -------

Accidents    -  029
McLELLAN -  infant dau. of Mr James McLellan, a merchant,  was drowned ----   was 18mths old  -----of Wellington.
McNAIR  -  an infant named McNair  was badly burnt by clothes catching fire  at Westport.


Wednesday  14 August  1901
Probate  -  034
HARRIS  -  Elizabeth,  late of Styx -------


Thursday  15 August  1901
Accidents  -  036
WILSON  -  Ralph -----  died today,  an inquest will be held on Saturday morning.
JOHNSTON  -    died suddenly at Sydenham today  an inquest will be held at 4-30pm today.


Friday 16 August  1901
Auckland  -  NELSON  -  038
A man named Frederick Nelson,  who accidently fell down a lift  ---  on Tuesday,  died in hospital.


Saturday 17 August  1901
Inquest  -  WILSON  -  040
---  Ralph Wilson  ------  farmer at Clarkville,  was married,  and had a family.  Ralph Wilson  son of the deceased ------  Ellen Wilson,  widow ----

Obituary  -  Mrs BRITTAN  -  042
---  Mrs Brittan,  widow of late William Guise Brittan,  at the great age of 92. ---  oldest of the Canterbury pilgrims,  arrived with her family at Lyttelton in
the Sir George Seymour  ----    her funeral will take place at 2-15pm  at St Michael's Church on Wednesday afternoon,  thence to the Papanui Cemetery.


Tuesday  20 August  1901
Deaths  -  044
WEST  -  Arthur, injured while working at a saw in the Kauri Company's mill at Tekopuru,  has since died.
EMMERSON  -  Robert,  taken to hospital on saturday, suffering from injuries received by falling down ---  of the Empire Hotel,  died ---inquest will be held.

Maintenance  -  045
WALKER -  Henry,  support of his wife ----   
BROWN  -  Peter,  support of his sister ---
GILES -  Lena   support of her child.---
WILLIAMS  -  Albert,  support of his wife.---

Wednesday 21 August  1901
Divorce  -  046
HALL  -    deferred  -----

Gisborne  -  BLAIN  -  047
A young man named W. Blain,  is believed to have drowned  ------  

Dunedin  -  ANDERSON  -  048
Charles Anderson,  a lumper,  45 years of age,  ----    more ----


Thursday  22 August  1901
Wellington  -  SIMKIN  - 050
W.F.Simkin,  the manager in Wellington for Messrs A.and T. Burt & Co.  was found  dead in his house this morning    ----  he leaves a widow and 2 children.


Friday  23 August  1901
Supreme Court  -  CAMPBELL  -  053
Arthur Campbell,  deceased,    judgement reserved  ----  long column -----

Deaths  -  054
KNIGHT  -  Harold,  aged 21,  son of Mr Thomas Knight,  an old settler here  was found dead  in Wellington.
HEALEY  -  P.  of Gore,    killed on the railway.

Probates  -  055
MONRO -  Donald,  letters of administration ---
WRENN  -  James Henry -----
STODDART  -  Robert E.  ---   letters of administration
LIVINGSTONE  -  Elizabeth A.  letters of administration
DELNEN  -  Emma,   letters of administration
WRIGHT  -  Edward  -   letters of administration  granted
HANCOX  -  John  -   letters of administration  granted
LUCAS  -  Thomas  -   letters of administration  granted
SIME v.HUME  and another  ---    executrix ----   reserved decision


Saturday  24 August  1901
Inquest  -  Palmeston North  -  KNIGHT  -  057     page 3
---  Harold Knight, a verdict was returned -------


Monday  26 August  1901
Inquest  -  HOPKINS  -  060
an inquest ---  death of Mr F. Hopkins ---  Bridget Hopkins,  widow,  deceased was 56 years of age -----  William Hopkins,  son of deceased,
 -----  lots more  ----


Tuesday  27 August  1901
Deaths  -  061
SCHMIDT  -  Elizabeth's  infant,  found dead in her bed ----    Napier
KELLY  -  infant son of Mr P. Kelly, the  borough ranger,  aged 2 years,  fell into the creek ----mother jumped into the pool -- she was unconcious for 12 hours
HERRIDGE  -  Frederick  was found ---  in Woodend ---  thrown off a horse ---  survived  ----
McADAM  -  elderly woman  -- an inquest will be held ---
DALLOW  -  Wilfred Augustus a child,  died suddenly   was 9weeks old,  an inquest will be held.

Divorce  -  063
CLARK  -  Janet S. Clark  was granted a  decree nisi  ----  Sydney Charles Clark  -------

Funeral  -  HOPKINS - 064
The funeral of the late Mr Frank Hopkins  left his res.  shortly after 2 o'clock this afternoon,  ----  to Barbadoes Street Cemetery ------

Maintenance  -  065       page 3
HIGGINS  -  Michael  -----  
FRASER  -  James  was cancelled
FREW  -  Robert,  Walter,  Edward  and Frederick,  Henry  and Charles Frew  support of their mother Caroline   had 16 living children,  9 still at home
DUNN -  6 sons  Edward, Patrick, James,  William, Martin  and John  support of thier father Timothy
HOBBS  -  Thomas,  Edward and  Leonard,  William   support their mother Margaret,  
PALMER  -  Arthur, ------
MUNRO  -  George ------

St Albans Tragedy  -  McNAUGHTON  -  066
James McNaughton,  a shepherd,  age 53,   -----  found dead.  not married, -------   an inquest will be held. ---  had independant means ---   a highlander --
 an inquest will be held ----  lots more  ----


Wednesday  28 August  1901
Supreme Court  -  068   page 3
CONNOLLY v DARDIS  summonses  for discovery  ----
HEWLINGS  -  S. deceased
McILWRAITH  -  J.L.  deceased  ---  letters of administration
BRAY  -  James,  deceased,    probate ---
ORCHARD -  Elizabeth,  deceased,   probate
JOHNSTONE  -  Archibald,   deceased,   probate
CASTLE  -  Martha,   deceased,   probate
WRENN -  James H.Y. deceased,  appoint public trustee ---
MADDISON  -  S.G. deceased  ------
STODDART  -  Robert E.  deceased,  letters of administration ---
CLARKSON  -  G.  deceased  ------

Inquest  -  McADAM  - 069
an inquest held at the morgue,  this morning --  Mary Ann McAdam ----      influenza ---


Thursday  29 August  1901
Supreme Court  -  071
CONNELLY  v. DARDIS   granted discovery ----
HEWLINGS -  S. deceased  -----
WRENN -  appointed a public trustee ---
MADDISON  -  S.G.  deceased  ---  claims against estate ----
CLARKSON  -  G.  Letters of administration  granted
STODDART  -  Letters of administration  granted
ORCHARD  -  probate granted
CASTLE  -  probate granted
JOHNSTON - probate granted
DEYELL -  George   deceased --  leave to sell land
WADE v OVERTON   
McILWRAITH  -  administration  granted


Friday  30 August  1901
New Plymouth  -  LAWSON  -  073
A well-known early settler  Mr James B. Lawson,  was  at one time  clerk  to the Superintendant of the Province of Taranaki,  and  clerk to the County Council, -----  driving his cows to a paddock   ----   died ---  


Saturday  31 August  1901
Napier  -  CORNFORD  -  075
The death is announced of Rev. P.H.Cornford,  father of Mr H.A.Cornford,  a local barrister,  aged 83.  He entered the Baptist Church as a missionary in 1840,  arrived in New Zealand  in 1861.  He had charge of the Wellesley Street Church, Auckland until 1877  when he went to Sydney.  he came to Napier in 1880 
and founded a branch of the Baptist Church there.

Deaths  -  076
HAROLD  -  Christopher,  of Ashburton,  well-known in sporting circles,  found dead leaning over a fence in Cass Street ----
DAWSON  -  inquest - was run over by a train  --------

Inquest  -  McLEAN  -  078
The deceased Alexander McLean was sentenced to death for murder  ------   excecuted  at 8am this morning ----  lots more ------

Auckland  -  Divorce -   REED   -  079
Dorothy Reed,  granted a decree nisi ---married George Reed in 1878  and 10 years later he went to Sydney ---  believing him to be dead,  she married again in 1895,  her 1st husband turned up again unexpectedly recently  after an absence of 13 years  and sued his eldest son for maintenance -------

Death  -  WHYTE  -  080
Flags were hoisted at half mast today at Lyttelton railway station and in the town --- death of Mr James Whyte, a much respected member of the railway staff 
who -- died this morning.


Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
30 March  2009

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