The Christchurch  Press   -   February 1915

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Monday 1 March 1915
Casualties -  002
BILLING - Alfred,   fell from a tram -- died Auckland --
HAWKINS - Thomas,  body found in harbour   --- inquest --
SANDERS - C. age 26  drowned -- Foxton -- 
JOHNSON - John,  a sailor  died  native of Shetland Isles, age 26, single -- 

Casualties -  003
McNEIL - John,  died --  from a fall from a bicycle fracturing his skull --

Obituary - 005
KNOWLES - Mrs -- with her 1st hus. Rev. Charles Alabaster,  arr.Lytt. "Strathallan" in 1859  marr. 1891 Rev. F.Eames Knowles,  (now Canon) -----

Inquest  - 006
MILLER - Florence,  age 17 -- drowned  Napier ----


Tuesday 2 March 1915
Fatalities -  008
McNEIL - John,  age 26,    inquest ---
CADMAN - James, age 18,  drowned at Orakei Bridge ---  Auckland

Casualties -  009
O'SULLIVAN - M. an elderly man -- seriously injured -- Gisborne
PHILLIPS - Henry Ernest,  age 24, drowned --  Carterton ---
DUNDAS - Duncan,  age 60  -- died --  Invercargill --
WALKER - James,   young marr. man ----  found drowned --  Greymouth --- 

Fires -  010
PARRY - Mrs,   at 414 Tuam st, Linwood 
MILLER - John,   fire at 39 St Asaph st. --

Fires -  011
block of shops in Manakau Rd, Auckland,  list of names of shop owners ---
PENHALLURIACK - Mr licensee of Empire Hotel, Moana,   total loss --- -- 

Little Rakaia -  013
GAMBLE - Mr,  farm sold  to  Mr Joseph Hampton, Southbridge --
KENNEDY - John,  --  leaves for Methven  bought Mr Baxter's farm ---

Clearing Sale Eiffelton, Longbeach   - 014  & 014a
GRIGG -  Mr E.F.J.  3rd clearing sale held  at Longbeach Estate --  1st was historic sale in Nov. 1882 on dissolution of partnership of
                    John Grigg  & Thomas Russell    2nd  7 yrs ago  30,000 acres were subdivided --  
                    3rd yesterday  Mr E.F.J.Grigg sold a portion of the 2500 acres known as -----


Wednesday 3 March 1915
Casualties -  016
CUMIN - Elsie,  age 5 dau. of  a Mangiohe settler  accidentally blew her hand off ----
PATRICK - Margaret Coulter, age 56, died  --  at her home at Tomahawk, Dunedin.

Auction  Sale -  017
RIDLEY - A.E.  (leaving NZ)    selling   furniture & effects at 28 Patten St, Avonside, 

Land Sale -  018
STEAD - Mr G.L.  -- Glenallen,  at Waikari,  2400  acres   to Mr E. STONE ---


Thursday 4 March 1915
Casualties -  020
GILBERTSON - George,  age 60,  found dead  at Sandy Bay,  Nelson
MURRAY-AYNSLEY - Mrs Percy had an accident  -- 
WALKER - James,   found dead in Hochstetter tunnel workings --- Greymouth -- inquest --

Property Sale -  021
HAWKE - Mr D.J.  sell 356 acres  part of Homebush, between Sheffield & Coalgate -- 

Lilybank Station -  022
CROUCHER - Mr Martin,  selling  as a going concern and 6000 sheep.

Bankruptcy - 023
MOORE - Charles Gifford,    ---  long column ----

Obituary -  023a
MURRAY - John George,  an old Canterbury settler,  came to NZ in the "Labuan"  in 1851 age 15, with his parents ---
                 marr. Miss Gebbie ---    age 79,  --- lots more ----


Friday 5 March 1915
Fatality -  024
BIAS -  William, age 48  a bootmaker  --   died -- Invercargill.

Nelson Fire -  025
BLOOMFIELD -  Frank, age 57, a seaman,  died in a fire in the Royal Hotel,  E. Cann, licensee -- 

Auckland -  027
BROWN - Mr George, a well-known Maori interpreter  died -- 

Fatality - 029  & 029a
McFARLANE - Charles Scott,  of Motueka,   died -- 

Fatality -  030
POWELL - Richard,  a cook on steamer "Karori"  has died -- 

Fire - 031
WOODWARD - Mr  at Fairdown (Westport)  res. destroyed by fire --


Saturday 6 March 1915
Casualties - 033
ROWLAND - A.C.  a joiner,  admitted to hosp. injured his left hand ------
LATIMORE - Patrick,  age 50,  working in Parnell tunnel,  died ---  see MATTIMORE on 8 March
WENTWORTH - Mrs,  accident in car,  ---  hurt leg,  Palmerston Nth ---
McNEIL - Minnie,  ---  died in hosp. ----  Wellington ---
SWANWICK - Fred,  res. of Roxburgh --- died suddenly  ---- 

Obituary -  034
DORNEY - George M.  died on Tuesday --  an old settler in NZ, native of Ireland, age 75,   went to Victoria --   leaves a widow and family.

"Woodgrove"  Hawarden  Dispersal Sale-  036
LITTLE -  James,  sold his estate and retiring --  long list ----

Royal Academy of Music -  037
Advanced Grade
Gold medal -  Enid Hanna,  Wellington
Silver Medal -  Jessie H.C. Christie,  Dunedin

Intermediate Grade  - 037
Gold Medal -  Rosina Rae,  New Plymouth
Victor Harris memorial Gold medal   - Winifred O'Neill,    Greymouth

Auction -  038
O'LOUGHLIN - late Thomas,  of Summerhill, Cust,    list of chattels

Farms for Sale -  039
SHAND - Mr D.T.  420 acres on the Taieri Plains -------

Inquest -  040
SMITH - Alfred, age 58, a widower,    inquest adjourned -----

Auction Sale - 041
WHITE - PARSONS - A.  leaving NZ  selling  on the premises 60 Weston Rd. ---  long list ---


Monday 8 March 1915
Obituary -  042
ARKWRIGHT - Francis, died 1 March at Bournemouth, england,  b. Derbyshire 1846,   1881  came to NZ took up res.  at Marton --
                         1895   app. to Legislative Council -----  reappointed in 1902 --  resigned July 1906

Casualties, Auckland  -  044
MATTIMORE - Patrick,  killed in the Parnell tunnel   not Lattimore ---  age 58.
MELTON - J.  age about 35,  body found  --   (William John age 30?)


Tuesday 9 March 1915
Casualties -  051
MERRIN -
Henry,  a ganger on Stratford main Trunk -- injured & died --  inquest --
CARPENTER
- Pirie,  age 17 half yrs,      was killed  by falling of a horse ---
DIXON - Mrs,  missing since 29th Jan.  body discovered  -- Foxton --
WILSON - Francis,  age 7yrs,   fell and died ---   Invercargill ---
DON - Adam,  a shunter of Bluff,       leg injured --
BUTLER - Frank,  age 18yrs,    riding a motor-cycle --   

Casualties -  052
SMITH - Alfred,  died Friday --  inquest --
MELTON - William John,  married, age about 35,  found under the Grafton st bridge --  inquest --
BENSON - Benjamin Johnson,  fell down a ladder  -- died --- Auckland ---
CROSSLEY - Thomas,  age 43, a widower,  of Dewsbury, Yorkshire,  died at Kawhia ---
KEREOPA - Tahunga,  a Maori boy,  age 7yrs ---  inquest --  Taumaruni --

Obituary -  054
MALFROY - Jules Cezar,  a West Coast pioneer,  died at Timaru --   dau. Mrs W.D.Revell --  born in France --  arr. NZ 46 yrs ago -- 

Obituary - 056
McBEATH - John,   died Sunday, age 78 -- b. Caithness, Scotland,  in 1837  came here in "Helenslea"  in 1863 -- 


Wednesday 10 March 1915
Casualties - 058
CAMPBELL - Clarence,  age 10,  shattered his left thumb ----
McALLISTER - Daniel, age 17,  injured his left eye at work ---
McKAY - Duncan,   age 72,  died ----  Auckland --
HILLS - Harry,  age 12   drowned at Motueka ---

Wedding - 060
MEARES - FERGUSON - on 23 January at Frimley, England,  Capt. G.K.Meares, Essex Regiment, son of Mr W.E.Meares
                         to Miss Lily Isabel, dau. of late John Ferguson, Christchurch, NZ

Death -  061  & 062
MELSOME - Lieut. Robert E.  drowned in the Admiralty tug Char,  on 17 January -- other officers with him were
                    Lieut. H.G.Hatchwell of  Lyttelton  and Lieut. A.E.Weller ----

Trinity College of Music. London  -  063
Local Examinations  -  list of names ---

Bluff -  Death - 064
SMITH - Mr Paul,  age 80  b. Cunningburgh, Shetland Islands,  went to sea in a whaler --1873 came to Dunedin  in ship Uturk,  -----

Invercargill -  065
THOM - Walter,  died age 79.

Death - 066
THOMSON - Mrs Catherine,  licensee of Metropolitan Hotel, Kumara -- 


Thursday 11 March 1915
Auction -  068
COLLIER - Mrs Annie,  deceased,     Joyce st, Lyttelton. ----

Public Service Examination passes -  069
Duncan Stanley Burgoyne Heather, Auckland;    John Royden Sanson, Christchurch;  Joseph Sutcliffe, Palmerston North;

Obituary - 071
McLEAN - Mrs Agnes,  died Wellington on Monday -- arr. Lyttelton 58 yrs ago  wife of late John McLean who d. Greymouth 21 yrs ago --  -----


Friday 12 March 1915
Casualties -  073
McANALLY - Charles, of Ladbrooks,  admitted to hospital -- 
FLETCHER - Joseph,  age 7  was killed instantly --  Hakataramea ---
MERCER - Noel,  age 3yrs,  died --    Dunedin -- inquest -- 

Obituary -  075
SMITH - Mrs Elizabeth Sarah,   an early res. of Kaiapoi,  died --  age 85, arr Canterbury by "Minerva"  1853  with her hus.
                Mr R.W.Smith who died August 1910 --  leaves 2 sons & 2 daughters ---

Death - 076
TODD - Peter Douglas,  draper,  of Kumara, d. on Tuesday  started at Ross in 1865.

Death -  077
VAVASOUR - Miss Bertha,  dau. of Mr & Mrs H.D.Vavasour of -- Marlborough  died suddenly at -- Kensington Square, London  age 17 --


Saturday 13 March  1915
Obituary - Sydney  - 079
BROWNE - Thomas Alexander, b. London 6 August 1826,  in 1861 married dau. of William Edward  Riley   -- 

Casualties -  080
ASHTON - Sydney, age 60,  collided with a tram-car ---   slowly recovering ---
HART - George,  died last night -----

View Hill -  081
CONDON - Maurice,  leasing  farm at View Hill   65 acres ---

Partnership Notice -  083
PREECE & HUMPHREYS --   dissolved -- 


Monday 15 March 1915
Fatality - 085
CANN - Alfred B.  age 28 of Whangarei --  drowned -- boating  accident --  leaves a wife & 4 children.

Fatalities -  086
MOORE - Mr F.J.   drowned at Waiheke ---
KAVANAGH - John James,  age 40, married   died at Manaia ---
HANNIGAN - James,  age about 45 --  drowned --  Gisborne -- 
WEBBER - a young man,  drowned -- Dunedin -----

Inquest  - 088
HARRIS - George,  died -- 

Partnership -  089
HART - George A.J.  admitted into partnership with Andrew D. REESE ----

Obituary -  090
SWIFT - John,   died at Wellington on Friday  -- entered Public Service on 1 June 1883  ----

Fatality -  091
WATENBURG - Joseph,  age 53,  a farmer,  found dead on the Riccarton Racecourse  -- inquest to be held --


Tuesday 16 March 1915
Casualties  -  093
O'DONNELL - Mary, an illegitimate child --  died -- 
WATEMBURG - Joseph,   --- inquest died of natural causes ---
TAYLOR - Frank,  of --    serious accident at Lyttelton

Fatalities - 094
HUGHES - Edward,  age 21 --  been missing 2 days ---   died --  Auckland
KEENAN - Munchin,  an old man  died in his hut  at Cobden ----
WEBBER - Frederick,  drowned   -- while in a yacht race -- Dunedin.

Auction - 096
JESSON - estate ---  top of Harewood Rd,   48 acres --  

Obituary -  097
MEIKLE - James,  old res. of Lyttelton,  -----  was chief engineer of the tug Lyttelton.

Clearing Sale -  098
STEPHENS - Mrs M.  at Brookside,  cum Lake Rd.     has let the farm --  long list ---

Melbourne - 099
TURTON - Mr J.G.  has died -- a car accident --    was in NZ a few weeks ago.


Wednesday 17 March 1915
New Plymouth -  101
ELWIN - Mr J.J.  an ex- Canterbury res.  --  came to NZ in 1856  -- taught at several Canterbury Schools ---
                 marr. dau. of Mr F. Rossiter of Christchurch, leaves a widow and 6 children -- 

Ashburton - 103
LEWIS - Mr Francis,   d. age 81,  b. Wales in 1834, went to Australia --  came to Wanganui  in 1869 with his wife and 2 children
         --  went to John Griggs farm at Longbeach in 1871  went to Tinwald in 1878 and set up his own vet practice --- leaves 3 sons and 5 daughters.

Dunsandel - Farm for sale -  104
LOCHHEAD - Jane,  136 acres,  deceased estate,  occ. by Mr N.G.Scott  ------

New Brighton Auction -  105
TROTT -  Mr G.W.Trott,  5 roomed cottage on Palmers Rd. 


Thursday 18 March 1915
Death - 106
BENGE - Mr A.H.   late headmaster Waihi District High School,  died ---- 

Casualties -  109
HILL - Jonathon,  age 73,  drooped dead in the Rangiora Baptist Chapel last night  ---
HANNANT - James D.  died suddenly at Darfield --
McGILLIVARY - Annie Elizabeth,  age 27   brought to the hospital last night ---

Death -  111
GRANT - Fleet-Paymaster D.S.O. Grant,  accidentally killed at Sheerness Barracks, Australia on 19 January  ---

Fatalities -  112
MOODY - Mr W.J.  fish merchant at Bluff  for 25 yrs,  age 66  ---
SNODGRASS - John,  died at Auckland,   was manager  at Ashburton BNZ  for a number of years --

Casualties -  113
SMITH - Henry Backhouse,  an old settler in Fiji , arr there in 1867 owned 3-4000 acres,   died. recently aged 72 -----

Deaths - 114
WATT - Capt. A. Lyle,  of 5th Royal Highlanders,  was killed on 10 March at the front  --- sister Mary Watt  of Napier ---

Wellington -  114a
WELLS - William,  married,  ---  died after a fall -----


Friday 19 March 1915
Casualties -  116
PARSONS - Ada,  married, age 36  --  admitted to hospital ---  Auckland
WHITE - T.  a miner,  suffered terrible eye injuries -- Waihi -- 
GORDON - Patrick,  was found dead in a paddock   ----  Wanganui ---

Roll of Honour -  118
LAING - Capt. H.D. killed in action  age 38 -- married  ---- brother Mr Laing of Dunedin ---

Fires -  119
OSTLER - Mr G.L.    whose house at 190 River Road,   was destroyed by fire --    more -----


Saturday 20 March 1915
Obituary -  120
ALLAN - Joseph,  d. on Thursday at Dunedin,  age 57,   son of James Allan,  marr. 1893 to dau. of late John Maitland --  
                    and 1898  to dau. of Dr Salmond  -----   lots more ----

Casualties -  122
GORDON - Patrick,  a Wanganui Collegiate school boy -- 
ALLEN - Charles L.  a Te Karaka dairy farmer --   gun accident --   critical ---

Golden Wedding -  123 & 124
CROFT -  Mr & Mrs Thomas Croft,  ---  marr. 17 March 1865 at Masham, Yorkshire,  came here in "Glenmark"  on 16 Dec. 1865 ---   

Lyttelton District High School -  126
Presentation of Prizes  long list of names --------

Death - 127
PEARCE - Mr F.  of Kaiapoi,       --- leaves a widow and 2 children --- 

Auckland -  128
PIRIE -  Lieut. Col. James age 80  has died ----     arr. NZ in 1879 ---

Obituary - 129
THOMAS - Mr E. P.  age 67,  b. Tenby, Pembrokeshire 18 Oct. 1847,  arr NZ 1867 --- marr Christchurch 1873 --


Monday 22 March 1915
Obituary  -  Sydney -  131
CALVERT - John Jackson,  age 84,  clerk of NSW Parliament,  son of late Very Rev. Thomas Calvert, 
                     grandson of Julianna Copley, sister of Marchioness of Abercorn   -----   

Obituary -  132
CLINTON - William Francis,   lived Darfield for last 50 yrs ---  leaves a widow and large family

Nelson - death -  133
HAM - William E.   son died recently in Egypt --  b. Ireland,   ----

Westport -  134
HENDERSON -  the lad,   body was found this morning ----

Greymouth -   136   136a136b136c
RICHARDSON -  Lieut-Col,  died at Totara Flat,  son of late Hon. E. Richardson,  b. Melbourne 1857  ---

Death -  137
SNODGRASS - Mr J.  was a past manager of Ashburton branch of BNZ  ---


Tuesday 23 March 1915
Casualties -  139
CLIFFORD -  Margaret,  body found  -- Wellington
EADES - George,  age 15,    died -- Auckland ---
HICKS - Thomas,  age 58,   from Gore --  died -- 
PRINCE - William Ernest,  a farmer at Makotuku   ---   very ill --
WALKER - Margaret,  age 63, single,  found dead at Waitahuna ---

Obituary -  140
CHARLTON - George Edward,  of Seacliff,   age 42   ---  member of Waikouaiti County Council ---

Presentation -  142
HORNE - Mr R. A.   manager of The Bristol Piano Co.  is to be married on Saturday ---
 
Funeral -   143143a
RICHARDSON - Lieut-Col.  of Cashmere Hills,   took place yesterday aft.  ---  lots more ----


Wednesday 24 March 1915

Obituary -  145
BOLLARD - John,  ex MP for Eden,  died age 75  --leaves a widow, 5 sons and 5 daughters  b. Co. Wicklow, Ireland,   arr. here in  1860 -- 

Death - Sydney - 147
MORELLE - Georges, former woolbuyer of Sydney     age 25     died at Clermont Ferrant Hospital --


Thursday 25 March 1915
Casualties -  149
NEWTON - George,  --- died  Hunterville ---
CRAWFORD - William James,  --- died -- Wellington ---
ROFF - Reginald,  a farmer, age 23  broke his neck, ---  Invercargill ---
WADE - Alfred Edward,  kicked by a horse ---
HOWE -  an elderly man,  -- kicked by a horse

Wellington -  151
MAGUIRE - Allen,  died age 72 --  


Friday 26 March 1915
Auckland -  153
BURNS - Mr Hector K.  Education Board Inspector,  is dead ---

Fatalities -  154
DALTON - David,  age 78,  farmer,  died --  Auckland
JAMES - Joseph,  dropped dead  --- Wellington.

Ashburton -  156
PICKFORD - Mr Henry Atwood -- died age 74, b. Gloucester, Eng. 1841  --- leaves 3 sons and 2 daughters.

Obituary -  London - 157
WILSON - Mr John,  MP for Mid-Durham, b. 1837, ---- age 19 went to sea for 4yrs --  more --


Saturday 27 March 1915
Hamner -  159
BOARDMAN - Harry,  died in Hanmer ---

Roll of Honour -  160
PEED - Sgt Samuel Wilton,  died Egypt 21 March --  age 41,  b. Cambridge, England,  ---
WILLIAMS - Major Harold, -- ill at Boulogne,  died on Sunday,  age 37 -- lots more ---

Sefton - Clearing Sale -  161
DIEPENHEIM - Mr H.  leaving the district,  list of chattels ----

Fatalities -  162
DEWES - Marjorie Evelene, age 24,   was killed instantly --   Auckland ---
MORRISON - John,  age 45,  accidentally killed at Palmerston, Dunedin --- 

Cheviot -  164
MOWAT - Mr John,  purchased a farm in the Timaru District,  selling  his 354 acre farm at Cheviot ---

Property For sale -   165
YOUNG - Mr Edward,  131 Opawa Rd,  Christchurch,  47p. and 5 roomed house --- 


Monday 29 March 1915
Wellington -  167
BUTEMENT - Mr John,  JP  old settler of Masterton,  died --  age 79 

Fatalities -  168
ENRIGHT -  Raymond,  age 14mths,   --  died Auckland ---
VINCENT -  ordinary seaman, H.  age 19 b. Avonmouth,  -- lost overboard -- Wellington --

Lyttelton -  170
GILBERTSON - Mrs Jessie,  died suddenly at her daughter's  ----

Napier -  171
MILLS - Christopher,  an old Napier identity,  died suddenly -- 


Tuesday 30 March 1915
Casualties -  173
BUCKLEY - Luke,  fell from a ladder ---  injured his leg at Lyttelton ---
NEAVE - Mary Ann,  an old woman, found dead --   Dunedin ---
PETERSON - Fred,  collided with a bridge at Flat Creek, Blenheim,  -- not injured --
WIGHTON - John,    2nd engineer,  suffered poisoning --  on steamer Victoria,  Auckland --

Bankruptcy -  175
SHAW - Walter,  solicitor --  Timaru ---


Wednesday 31 March 1915
Obituary -   177
BROWN - Mr James,  a pioneer farmer  for 40yrs ---died --  Wakanui, --  more --

Fatalities -  178
ROBERTSON - Major,  4th Seaforth Highlanders killed in a ction -- brother of Mr R.M.Robertson, BNZ, Christchurch 
                    and Mr J.M. Robertson,  NZ Loan and Mercantile Co. Napier.
RATHGEN - Frederick and his wife Isabella died within a few days of each other  ----

Casualties -  179
SANDERSON - James,  knocked down by a train --   injured leg --
GIBSON - V. age 12,  fell fron a tree  --- fractured both arms -- 
GEORGE - John,  a seaman,   --   had a serious acc. at Lyttelton ---
ADAM - 2 and half yr old daughter of William, jnr,  at Otokia  found drowned --  

Sale of Otaio Estate -  181,  181a,  181b
TESCHEMAKER - Thomas,  sold all hut the homestead block to the Government --  very long column ---- interesting history ---

Fatality -  182
REICHARDT -  Mr George,   a piano merchant for 30yrs in Wellington --  found dead --  age 75 --

Auction - 183
TAYLOR - Mr J.W.  sold his farm -- 
BUSCH - Mr F.  horse sale at Amberley ---

Melbourne -  184
TIMSON - Mr E.A.  died  in Melbourne --  leaves a large family --  well known in Australia & New Zealand --

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
30 May 2015
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