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Wednesday 1 July
PELVIN - sons of Mr Charles Pelvin, farmer at
working in a gravel pit yesterday when the sides fell in,
covering one of the workers
to the waist and entirly burying a smaller
brother, aged 6years. When the child was uncovered it was
that he had been suffocated. life being extinct.
Fatalities - Wanganui -
CAMPBELL - A fatal accident occurred at Fordell
yesterday, when a lad of 14
years of age, a son of Mr Campbell, manager of Mr
by being thrown from a horse while mustering
MONCRIEFF - James, 78 years of age, was
killed by a tree
which, when being topped, fell and struck his head.
Deceased was the father of the town clerk there.
McDONALD - Ernest McDonald, fell from the
Manganuioteau viaduct, near Makatotoe, and was killed.
LAURENSON - Robert, 35 years of age, was
drowned off a launch in
Pelorous Sound yesterday, at 4pm. A search is being made
for the body.
ROBERTSON - Mr George Robertson, a well-known
and highly respected
farmer, and owner of the Kakahu Estate, was found dead
the roadside near Geraldine
morning. He left Geraldine to
drive to his home last night, and it is surmised that he must
have taken a fit, or been seized with heart failure,
him to fall from his trap. He was about 60
age, and has a grown-up family.
3 July 1908 page 3
GIBSON - James, 52 years of age, was
found by a nightwatchman
on the pavement early this morning and taken to Hospital. he
at 6-20 this morning.
He had been
drinking, and his death
was the result of exposure. Gibson had been in the district
over 20 years.
4 July 1908
MONTAGUE - Bernard Montague, a son of Mr Bernard
Montague, of the Gordon Settlement, near Te Aroha,
was killed while removing timber by blasting.
1908 page 3
Westport - Found drowned -
DALLAN - John
Dallan (baker and cook) was found drowned in the
Coal Company's dam at Denniston.
8 July 1908
McMAHON - T.McMahon, single, aged 24, a
railway labourer, while
carrying material along the line near newmarket Station this
was run over by a train.
------- death was instantaneous.
SOLOMON - An 18mth old child named
was scalded ---- died at hospital yesterday.
1908 page 3
Silver Wedding -
PARKIN - SARGEANTSON -
12th 1883 at the Parish
Church, Crowle, near Doncaster,
by --- Allen Parkin to
(Now resident at
Pareora East. South Canterbury.)
WRIGHT - Owing to a quarrel, a young
woman named Wright, residing near Maffra, ------
FINLAY - Patrick Finlay, an elderly man who sustained
an injury to his
spine through a fall from a wool bale on the wharf on 18 May, died
the Hospital today.
Violet Mary Gibbons aged 4 and half years. who died at the hospital
yesterday from the effect of burns. A verdict of accidental death by
burning was returned.
Duncan, of "Springfield" Methven, who died
in Christchurch on Tuesday was conveyed to Methven today for
Methven Cemetery. -----------
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BARNETT - Mr A.A.Barnett, an old colonist
and a well known commercial man in Wellington. The late Mr
Barnett who was 76 years of age arrived in Australia in
time was settled in Victoria.-------- a long piece email
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20 July 1908
NOAKES - Mrs Noakes, aged 73 years,
died rather suddenly on Friday and as she had not been attended by a
doctor an inquest was held on Saturday morning by MrH.W.Bishop,
was returned that death had resulted from
heart failure brought on by old age and rheumatism.
SPANGER - Paul Spanger, aged 81 years was found
dead in bed at a boardinghouse in
Collingwood street at 10 o'clock this morning. was
old resident, left his
home recently to enter lodgings.
He was in a feeble state of health. It is believed the cause
death was heart failure.
HEYHOE - While running in the Ulupana Steeplechase at
Saturday, Envoy, the favourite, fell, rolling over
and killing his jockey, Heyhoe.
Waimate - Rev. George
BARCLAY - Rev. George, the pioneer Presbyterian
South Canterbury, died after a short illness. was
the father of Mr A.R.Barclay M.P. and Dr
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New Plymouth -
MIDDLETON - Mrs M.J.Middleton, as a child she
arrived at New
Plymouth by the Amelia Thompson on September 3rd 1841
and except for a
short period in
during the Maori war, she has resided here
always. She leaves one son, Mr C.T.Mills and one
21 July 1908 page 3
GRIGOR - Mr Alexander Grigor, one of Otago's
is dead, aged 76. Deceased had been engaged in teaching
nearly 50 years.
July 1908 page 3
Auckland - Mary
HOBINS - Mary, a railway surfaceman, when
crossing the Parnell railway bridge at
7am found the dead body of an elderly woman close to one of the
of the viaduct. ---
The body has been identified
as that of
Mary Hobins, a married woman aged 60 years.
Thursday 23 July 1908
JAMES - Captain
Charles, Melbourne papers give particulars of
the---- death of Capt. Charles
James, a ship master well known in Lyttelton -------
He was for
many years master of the ship "Auckland"
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Inquest - Timaru -
GOODWIN - Laura, an inquest was held today
concerning the death of the young
woman, Laura Goodwin, --------. A verdict of
accidental death was returned.
GOODWIN - The young woman who fell off the express between
Ashburton on Tuesday ----- was the daughter of Mr H.
Goodwin, licensee of the Cambridge Hotel, Wellington.
Lake Ellesmere - drowning - James
- James, The Little River police reported
yesterday that a man named James Craw
had been drowned in the Kaituna River the previous evening.
son aged 16 had been out shooting ducks on the
lake and in the
evening Craw waded out on the lake alone to do some more shooting
getting into the river
drowned. Two constables were sent
from Christchurch this morning to search for the body, which
recovered shortly after their arrival. an inquest will be held.
- William, aged 50 years was found
dead on the floor of the bathroom at the Workingmen's Club on
Sunday. A doctor who was summoned stated that the man
dead for upwards of an hour. The medical examination showed
death was due to syncope, probably caused by
a hot bath
immediately after a hearty meal.
Levin - Fatality
WIDDOWS - John Stanley --occured at Bartholomew's
mill by a knife flying out of
the planing machine and striking a man named John Stanley Widdows on
the side of the head ----------
CHALMERS - John Chalmers a single man 50 years
age and a well known resident of Lawrence ----
Obituary - Mr W. U.
SLACK - William Upton, at Palmeston North on Sunday of Mr
Slack, an early colonist, who was well known in Canterbury for
very many years. --------
he was born at Dune's Hill, near
Cockermouth, in Cumberland. He lived at Upton House Ardwick,
of the suburbs of Manchester, and his mother
was a daughter of
the Vicar of Bridenith. ------- He settled in the Mackenzie
Country, where he had a sheep run. After leaving the
he settled down at "Woodside" about 7
miles from Geraldine, where he lived for 27 years.-------- In
1865 he married Miss Charlotte COOPER and had a
family of 5
daughters, and 4 sons. One daughter married Mr F. HAMILTON,
another married Mr A. TEMPLE of Geraldine, and a
Mr C.R.Hewit, of Palmeston North. There are
grandchildren. His sons are Messers Slack Brothers, the
well known breeders of pure bred stock.
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30 July 1908
TRIGANCE - Mr & Mrs Trigance wish to thank
all kind friends for their sympathy
and floral tributes in their bereavement also to express their
thanks to those
who helped bring their late son from Purau and to
staff of the casual ward Lyttelton.
BLACK - Mary, housemaid, at
the hospital, died suddenly on Tuesday
night. She had been laughing and joking with the other
when suddenly she fell down and expired.
The post mortem
examination showed that death was caused by functional derangement
the heart's action.
MATHESON - Mary Fitzsimmons Matheson, a single
woman, aged 27
died when getting out of bed this morning.
6 January 2006