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Wednesday 1 May
Wedding - MASON - CLOTHIER
At St Paul's Presbyterian Church. Mr Harold
Mason, eldest son of Mr and Mrs A.Mason, Devon st,
New Plymouth to Miss Jenette Seymour (Tot) Clothier,
youngest dau. of Mr and Mrs B.L.Clothier, "Rutherglen"
Kaiapoi. ---- Miss Belle Clothier, niece of the
bride was bridesmaid --- Mr Glanville Meuneer was best
Thursday 2 May
Hastings - GOULTER
Mr Cecil Vernon Goulter, barrister
and solicitor, died suddenly on Monday, was on a visit to Hawke's
Bay, ----- age 35, eldest son of Mr Redwood Goulter,
"Tamara" Blenheim and "Tangarewa" Hawke's Bay ----
been in practice in Wellington for the past 8 years.
Fatality - CADDY -
Admitted to hospital last Tuesday suffering injuries to the face and
head -- knocked down by a taxi-cab -- died yesterday --- he was
identified by a sister as Thomas Trebath Caddy, aged 45.
Fatality - Auckland - 006
FLETCHER - Mrs
W.J.Fletcher, was seriously injured in a collisionbetween a motor-car
and a train, on 19 January, died in hospital.
Friday 3 May
Inquest - CADDY - 008
-- into the death of Thomas Trembath Caddy, who died on Wednesday
evening. ------ Frederick Buchanan, taxi-driver
-----Emily Caddy, sister said he was a labourer, employed by the
Westport Coal Co, aged 45, single, and lived at 104
Queen st, Sydenham. ----- lots more
--- inquest adjourned.
Auckland - Fatality
GAMBLE - William, a
widower, aged 80 was knocked down by a tram on 27 April,
died in hospital.
Saturday 4 May
Engagement - RAMSAY -
McCARTHY - 010
Miss Eva M.Ramsay, 2nd dau. of Mr Alexander Ramsay of Kaikorai,
Dunedin to Mr Frank Bryce McCarthy, youngest son of
Mrs Mary Anne McCarthy, of Belmont Castle, Essex. The
marriage will take place early next year. -------
Monday 6 May
Engagement - COLLINS -
WILDERMOTH - 014
Mr John C.Collins (Dunedin) son of Mr John Collins,
Grace st, Invercargill, to Miss Elsie Wildermoth,
eld. dau. of Mr and Mrs J.Wildermoth, Braddon st,
Accident - TURNBULL
C. Turnbull, aged 19, employed at Woolston Tanneries was
admitted to hosp. He had fallen from a window 15ft high at the
works --- sustained internal injuries and
suffering from shock.
Tuesday 7 May
Accidents and Fatalities
SMITH - James, of
Teddington, an elderly man was knocked down by a tramcar, his
injuries are not serious.
RODD - Frederick,
aged 74, died suddenly --- on Sat. inquest
returned verdict death due to heart failure.
Albert, while shooting at Stewart's Gully on Sunday
received a pea rifle bullet in the thigh -----
Obituary - ANDREWS -
Mr Joseph Herdman Andrews (late of Longbeach) died at his
res. at Sockburn, on Monday. He was born at Peebles, Peebleshire,
Scotland in 1841. he came
to New Zealand in the Navy, with Commander Lambert in the
Challenger. In 1871 he married the eld. dau. of late Troop
7th Hussars. he leaves a widow, 3 daughters, 5
sons, and 20 grandchildren. 2 sons are on active
service, Veterinary Sergeant T.S.Andrews, 6th
reinforcements, and Sergeant A.R.Andrews, F.A. 20th
Reinforcements. the funeral took place at the Riccarton
Churchyard on Wednesday.
Wedding - McCAUSLAND -
ROBERTSON - 020
at the Courthouse, Apia, Samoa, recently, Miss
Mina, eldest dau. of Mr W.T.McCausland, of Philadelphia,
to Mr J.H. Robertson, Collector of Customs,
Apia, 2nd son of Mr J.A.Robertson, Dunedin. --------
Miss Simpson was bridesmaid ---- Miss McCausland was
formerly on the staff of the Auckland Hosp. -------- at the
time of her marriage was on the staff of the Government hispital
at Motooua. Captain L.H.Booth N.Z.M.C. who is in
charge of the hospital was best man.
8 May 1918
Photo - Sydenham School
Girls' Rounders team - winners of the autumn competition
1918. - 025
Back row. - M.Paisley, N.Catling, Mr W.D. Bean
(coach) L.Grant, E.Hitchings
Middle Row - J.Harley, M.Blair, E.Dawson,
Front row - N.Ives, N.Holmes, R.Hobbs.
Thursday 9 May
Wedding - SPERRY -
ALLEN - 027
Lieutenant Lawrence B.Sperry, a naval aviator, and his wife who
was Miss Winifred Allen took a brief honeymoon trip on 10
February in an aeroplane ----- married at Masaquequa, a
naval aviation station -- groom was granted a
12 hour leave and made arrangements for the wedding in an hour.
He flew from the station to Govenor's Island with his fiancee and
were married a few minutes after landing.
Engagement - SNOW
- SELLARS - 027a
Miss Dorothy Rochfort Snow, youngest dau. of Colonel Snow, of
Christchurch to Mr A.T.Clement Sellars, of
Golden Wedding -
WORKMAN - TUNNICLIFFE - 027b
Mr and Mrs J.Workman, who were married at St John's Church,
Christchurch in April 1863, the bride being Miss Tunnicliffe, of
a well-known Christchurch family.
Friday 10 May
Accident - Blenheim - 029
JOHNSTON - J.R. a
farmer, of Netherwood, was driving home when the horse and trap
backed over a bank, Johnston has a broken neck.
Death - DENNIS - 030
Mr J.T.Dennis, an old and respected resident of Heathcote,
passed away on Thursday after a long and painful illness.
Diamond Wedding - LANE
on Wed. diamond jubilee wedding was celebrated of Mr and
Mrs W. Lane, of this city, ---- from old Devonshore families, and
were married at Exeter, England in 1858 they arrived in NZ nearly
50 years ago ----
Afternoon Tea - BROCK
a delightful afternoon tea was given by Mrs Hight -- in honour of Miss
Trixie Brock, whose to be married shortly ----- some names
of guests. ---
Inquest - CADDY - 036
Thomas Trembath Caddy who was killed in Moorhouse ave, on
30 April ----- Owen Barker,
tramway conductor ------ John Hollis,
student, ---- Christopher C.Schroder, cabdriver saw
the deceased ---- died by being knocked down by a motorcar ------
Monday 13 May
Star - Jubilee
The jubilee of the "Star" marking the 50th year of this
paper will occur tomorrow ---- a special illustrated supplement
will be issued ---- more ----
Weka Pass - Fatality
- KENNEDY - 039
A motor-car accident just outside Waikari on Sat. night Mr
Patrick Kennedy, a well-known farmer on the Culverden
estate met his death he was found beneath his car at 5am
yesterday ------ an inquest was held yesterday
, Mr Kennedy's parents live in St Albans, he leaves a widow
and 3 children.
Tuesday 14 May 1918
Star - Jubilee Supplement -
TULLY - 045
History repeats itself, 50 years ago, Mr J.W.Tulley, was occupying the position
of office boy in the Lyttelton Times delivered the 1st copy of
the Star to the Hon. William Reeves at his residence.
after 50 years Mr Tulley stood beside the modern printing machine this
afternoon he recieved the 1st copy of the jubilee supplement. -----
Weddings from London - 046
BATEMAN - BOOTH - on 14 March
at --Harry George Bateman, FRGS, Staff Lieutenant Royal Regiment
of Artillery, 4th son of E.T.Bateman, St Albans,
NZ to Marjorie dau of George Booth,
Beamsley Hall, Bolton Abbey, Yorks.
HUTSON - GALLOWAY - on 9
Feb. at -- Captain Herbert Hutson
NZMC to Sister Myrtle Galloway, NZANS.
Deaths from London - 046
HURST - Mary
Elizabeth, on 12 March, at ---- widow of John Wm
Hurst, late of New Zealand in her 88th year
DALE - Lucy Ellen on 15 March
at --- late of Bradford, Harrogate and Napier, new
Zealand aged 72.
BEUMONT - Annie, on 16
March at --- widow of John Beaumont (both as spelt in paper)
formerly of Messrs Gould, Beaumont and Co. of Chch, NZ age 78
Fatality - MORRISEY
Peter John Morrisey, aged 48, from 73 Durham st, Sydenham, died
in the public hosp last night while under an anaesthetic.
------ an inquest will be held.
Death in London - SPENCE - 061
Miss Dorothy Spence, dau. of Mr H.R.Spence, the New Zealand
Customs rep. in London died at Haslemere on Tuesday 12
Thursday 16 May
Fatalities - 063
RENSHAW - James, who was burned
about the face and hands in a fire at 20 Westward ave, on Tuesday
night iis progressing favourably.
MORRISEY - Peter John,
who died suddenly at hosp. on 12 May ---
inquest ---- died of heart failure, following an
attack of lockjaw.
Deaths in New Zealand - 064
GRAYSON - Mrs Victor,
wife of Private Victor Grayson at one time a member of the House of
Commons was in Chch last year, she leaves a little daughter.
TEASDALE - Miss Alberta,
well known in musical circles in Chch, died on Monday in
Sydney. she had been ill for several weeks, but was expected to
Wedding - LOWCAY -
HARRIS - 065
on Tuesday last at --- Harry Scudamore Lowcay NZMC and Miss
Daisy Vera Harris, youngest dau. of Mr and Mrs E.Harris,
Caledonian rd, St Albans. --- Misses G. Harris, N. De Luen and S.Lowcay were
bridesmaids and Messrs Ibbotson,
and Wood were
Engagement - BRANDON -
GALLOWAY - 066
Nurse Frances Brandon, 4th dau of Mr J.P.Brandon, Lyall Bay,
Wellington to Mr William Galloway, of Waikato.
Death - STUBBS
at Northland, Wellington on Monday, Mr Anthony
Stubbs, formerly of the Railway Dept. aged 75, born
and educated in Staffordshire, brought up in the building trade ---
arrived in Port Chalmers in 1875 in the Christian McAusland --- came to
Christchurch to help with the new passenger station ----
joined the railway dept at Napier as a works inspector serving in
Wellington and Wanganui until he retired 10 years ago.
Wellington - Death
- GRINDLEY - 067a
Mr John Grindley, died at Wellington on Tuesday, aged
67. --- kept a hotel in Gore ---- connection with
stock and staion agency business he was best known.--- one
of the founders of the Otago Farmers' Co-operative Assoc. and its
1st auctioneer -- went to Johannsesburg shortly after the Boer war, and
remained there about 7 years. --- took a keen
interest in local poiltics was on Council of Mornginton
----- was Mayor for 2 terms -------
Friday 17 May
Obituary - DENNIS -
Mr John Thomas Dennis, died at Linwood last week. was a native of
Cornwall, born in 1854 he arrived with his parents in the ship Columbus in
1872, he was employed in the building of the Lyttelton District
High School and the Lyttelton gaol. ---- resided at
Lyttelton for over 40 years then moved to Heathcote Valley.
was married in 1878 and leaves 5 children, 2
daughters, and 3 sons.
Obituary - BUTTERS -
Mr G.Butters, died at Ashley yesterday, was born at Papanui
and farmed in East Eyreton until about 15 years ago. since
then he has been in Rangiora. and latterly at Ashley. He
leaves a widow and 3 sons one was Mr William Butters went to the front
with the Main Body and was wounded at Gallipoli.
In Divorce - 069
PARKINSON - J.H. v
A.M.Parkinson --- application for dissolution ---
BIRCH - J.T.
v Christina Birch , dissolution ---
FLANAGAN - Maud E. v
Christopher C.Flanagan --- dissolution
JONES - Henry E.
v Emily I.Jones ---
TEED - Lena C.
v William Teed --
Le SUEUR - Helen J.
v John J. Le Sueur ---
WILSON - Arthur G.
v. M. Wilson a sn James Burn
CARTER - Frances
B.M.Carter v Arthur R.Carter --
TAYLOR - Louisa M.
Taylor v Albert V Taylor
THOMPSON - Gretrude M.Thompson
v Harry B.Thompson
Fatalities - 070
HALL - Thomas, aged about
60 a farmer of Spring Creek, was killed at the Spring Creek railway
bridge last night ------ leaves a wife and 6 children.
BAXTER - a fireman in the
City brigade was killed tonight --- 2 other men
named Oliver and McGill were also injured and
were taken to hosp.
Wedding - OGLE -
HEIGHGATE - 072
A cablegram received in Christchurch says the marriage of Miss Janet
Ogle and Captain Lionel Heighgate, Duke of Cornwall's Light
Infantry and of Mapledene, Longborough,
Leicestershire, will take place on 22 May in London.
Saturday 18 May
Wedding - BLOOMFIELD -
MILES - 073
at --- Auckland on Wednesday afternoon of Miss Thelma
Bloomfield, only dau of Mr and Mrs L.R.Bloomfield to
Lieutenant Charles Cockburn Miles, youngest son of Mr and Mrs
A.H.Miles of Wellington --- father in England so was
given away by her uncle Mr G.R.Bloomfield ----- 4
bridesmaids Miss Neville Thorne George,
Miss P. Miles, Miss L. Leatham, and Miss P.
Bloomfield ---- Captain G.Williams was best man
Engagement - 074
STEELE - RICHTER - Miss
Minnie Steele, 3rd dau of Mr T.J. and Mrs Steele, of --Auckland
to Mr J. Osmond Richter, 2nd son of Mrs Richter, -- Wellington.
Engagement - 074
DELLER - BENNEDY - Miss Mollie
Deller, dau of Mrs Deller, Carterton to Sergeant-Major
Donald A. Bennedy of Trentahm and Dunedin.
Engagement - 074a
THACKER - WINSTONE -
Miss Agnes Essy Edith Thacker, dau of Mr and Mrs W.N.J.Thacker,
-Okain's Bay to Mr Herbert J.M.Winstone of Wanganui
Monday 20 May
Supreme Court -
Divorce - PARKINSON - 077 & 078
was heard today before a jury of 12 -- James Hicks
Parkinson, of Darfield, farmer and respondent Alice
Mary Parkinson of New Brighton -- co-respondent Leslie
beach detective, New
Brighton, -- married on 25 June 1917
James was born in Essex, England and respondent born in
Lyttelton. his wife was Miss Clinton of
Darfield, petitioner had gone to war ----- very long
column ------ proceeding ----
Fatalities - 079
KNOWLES - James,
aged 36, who recently returned to NZ after 2 yrs active service
was found dead in McLean's boarding house, Wanganui.
SCOTT - Thomas Miller, of
Bulls, was found dead in a hotel room -----
Inquests - KNOWLES
and SCOTT - 079
James Knowles and Thomas Miller Scott, in each case death due to
heart failure --------
Engagement - 080
WOODHAM - LOMAS - Miss Hilda,
dau of Mr and Mrs G.G.Woodham (Strowan rd) to Mr Harold
W.Lomas, who has been transferred to ----- Dunedin.
Tuesday 21 May
Marriage - BECKWITH
The staff of Messrs Henry Berry and Co met to make a presentation
to Miss E.M.Beckwith, who is getting married. Mr Steeds paid high
tribute to her sterling qualities ----
Engagement - 083
MILLER - PARTINGTON -
Miss May, eld dau of Mr and Mrs J.G.Miller, of Lyttelton and Mr
David, only son of Mrs Partington, Lyttelton.
23 May 1918
Waipori - EVANS
A pioneer miner named Robert Evans passed away on Sunday -----
was born in Dundee, Scotland, and in his youth was a fisherman from
that to vessels trading in the Baltic, later he went to
Victoria, goldmining --- at Bendigo, Ballarat,
Inglewood. Mitta Mitta and other districts. came to
NZ when the Dunstan rush ---- from there to Waipori in the
early 60's --- for the past 12 years has lived in a hut
close to the township.
Thursday 23 May
Fatalities - 087
ANDERSON - Cyril, aged
9 died in hosp in Auckland from blood posioning, flollowing a cut
BUNTING - James,
found dead in a loose box at Riccarton racecourse, he was age 63
a bachelor, and lived in a hut in Fleming st Belfast, an inquest to be
PITT - Alice, formerly
of Christchurch, visiting Wellington was found dead in bed
--- believed to be under medical treatment in Christchurch
Wedding - BROCK - GREENWOOD
Miss Trixie Brock, of Rugby st, will leave tonight for Wellington with
her mother and sister for her wedding next Monday to Mr Reginald
Greenwood, of Blenheim.
Engagement - GRABHAM - SEWELL - 088a
Kitty, only dau of Mr and Mrs A.I.Grabham, Wellington to Mr
A.H.Sewell, formerly 7th Reinforcements 2nd son of late
T.H.Sewell, also of Wellington.
Friday 24 May
Inquests - 090
BUNTING - James Bunting, a
widower, aged 63, was found dead -------
PITT - Miss Alice, a visitor
from Christchurch, suffocated while in a fit.
Monday 27 May
Fatality - Le LIEVRE
Mr Stanley C.LeLievre, died as a result of a fall from the cliffs
at Fisherman's Bay. --------- had missed his footing while
mustering cattle, he was about 36 years of age, eldest son of Mr
E.X.LeLievre of Akaroa, he leaves a widow and 3 young
children. an inquest will be held. ----- longish
Wedding - Waimate
- SHAW - WATSON - 094
on Wednesday 15 May Miss Louisa Dobson, eld. dau. of Mr and Mrs
E.Shaw, of the Hook, late of Woodbury, to Mr Allan Septimus
Watson, of Hook, ----
Engagement - ROBBINS -
WHITEHEAD - 095
Alexander Reade, eld son of Mr and Mrs A.W.Robbins, Timaru
to Alice, youngest dau. of Mrs and late Mr A.J.Whitehead,
Obituary - TELFORD -
Mr John Telford, a pioneer settler of the Wellington district, died a
few days ago, aged 86. Mr Telford was a son of Mr John
Telford, of Stirling, Scotland, who was manager of the Western
Bank of Scotland --- Mr Telford sen came to New Zealand in 1840
with Mr Edward Gibbon Wakefield's party in the Bengal
Merchant. Mr John Telford joined his father in 1852 coming
as a member of the crew ----- engaged in
farming in Marlborough and in whaling from Port Underwood. Later
he and his brother acauired "Blairlogie Station in the Wairarapa
--- partnership dissolved and he bought "Wharemoko: at
Paraparaumu ----- remained there for 20 years.
Death - EASTHOPE - 100
on Sunday of heart failure, Mr
W.M.Easthope of Masterton. aged 67 went to Masterton about
40 years ago. he was an accountant for many years to the
firm Chamberlain Bros., flourmillers. and later set up his
own business. Was sfor several years acted as Registrar of
Births, Deaths and Marriages in Masterton as well as local agent
for the State Insurance Office. also was secretary to the
Masterton School Committee for many years
Diamond Wedding -
Napier - CARNELL - 101
Mr and Mrs S.Carnell, of Napier, celebrated the Diamond
Wedding last Fraday, were married at Nottingham on 24 May 1858.
Mr Carnell was Mayor of Napier on several occassions and for 3 years
was an MP . He was born in Nottinghamshire in 1832 and arrived in
NZ in 1862. He went ot Napier in 1869 after taking part in
the West Coast gold rush then setting up business in Nelson and
auckland as a photographer.
Exam Results - 102
Nurses exam in Invalid Cookery - First Class
Nurses Grace Ashby,
Doris Christian, Alice Flanagan,
Lena McDonald, Winifred Michel, Gwendoline Pellow,
Minnie Steele, Marjory Webster,
Sadie Withers, Flora Willis.
Wedding - PROCTOR -
REDPATH - 103
This morning at --- Mr Neale Heath proctor, member of the Medical
Corps on furlough and Miss Jean Redpath, 3rd dau of Mr and
Mrs J.A.Redpath, of Papanui -- attended by Miss May Redpath and
Mr McGibbon was best man. ------- some names of
guests listed -----
Wedding - GREENWOOD -
BROCK - 104
On Monday at Wellington, Miss Trixie Brock of St
Albans, younger dau. of Mr W.Brock, Chief Inspector of
Schools, Canterbury and Mrs Brock to Mr
Reginald Greenwood of Oriental Bay. Wellington.
--- Miss Mildred Brock was bridesmaid, Mr
L.Adams was best man ------
Obituary - BOURN - 105
Mr Horton Smart Bourn, died yesterday in Christchurch, one of the best
known business men in the city. Mr Bourn was the 5th son of
late Charles Bourn who arrived in Lyttelton in 1850 in the Randolph,
Horton was born at Riccarton in 1864, being one of 18, 9
sons and 9 daughters. ---- lots more --
he was a single man, Mr A.H.Bourn, a brother is also
In Divorce - 106 & 107
CARTER - Frances Blanche May
Carter dissolution -- from Arthur R.Carter ---
respondent kept a motor garage in Victoria st ---
JONES - Henry Evans Jones
dissolution from Emily Isabel Jones. -- she disappeared to Australia --
1 child with hus. mother. -----
TEED - Lena C.
Teed dissolution from William Teed , farmer at Port
Levy, he disappeared to Western Australia ---
WILSON - Arthur G.
annulment from Margaret Wilson -- lived at Kaikoura, she left for
Chch with 2 of the children
In Divorce - 107
TAYLOR - Louisa May
Taylor annulment from Albert V.Taylor, -- desertion, 1
child, 1912 her hus left her Frank Matthews, father of
THOMPSON - Gertrude
M.Thompson dissolution with harry bertram Thompson -- left
in 1913 for Cass for work -- 2 children --
Le SUEUR - Helen J.Le
Sueur -- annulment from John J. Le Sueur, -- desertion -- John a
hairdresser and tobbaconist in June 1910 left --- 1 child ---
BOWEN - Edith Elizabeth
Bowen dissolution from Harold Charles Bowen, --- married 25
August 1913, 2 children, Everard P.Gray, brother of Edith
Thursday 30 May
Trap Accident - FLEMING - 109
J.Fleming, a middle-aged man, a milkman, residing in St
Albans. --- still semi-concious this morning------ is
a single man, residing in Westminster st, 2 young men
named Mason and Sefton, of Okain's Bay,
accident and drove Fleming to the hospital.
Inquest - RITSON -
John James Ritson, aged 42 -----Frederick Tyler, porter at the
hospital identified him, James McLaren,
schoolmaster -- known him
for 12 years --- a long column ----
Desertion - BOWLER - 111
Frederick Henry Bowler was charged with attempting to leave NZ
without providing maintenance for his wife ---
Funeral - BOURN - 112
Late Mr Horton Smart Bourn, ---- took place this afternoon,
leaving his res. Terawhare, 42 Hereford st for the Linwood
Cemetery. --- the bearers were 6 prominent members members
of the Chamber of Commerce, of which Mr Bourn was recently
president. ---- long list of names -------
Golden Wedding -
ALLISON - 113
Mr and Mrs Charles Allison of Sydenham will celebrate their Golden
Wedding next Sunday. They were married at St Luke's on 2 June
1868 --- Mr Allison was born in Mansfield, Nottingham in
1845 -- came to Christchurch with his parents in 1856. Mrs
Allison was born in Hampstead, Middlesex, England. She came to NZ
with her parents in 1859. ---Mr Allison was Mayor of this city
from 1908 - 1910, Town Clerk for Sydenham for 23 years
---- they have 10 children, 6 boys and 4 girls, 15
grandchildren ----- the eldest son is manager of the Government
Life Insurance in Dunedin, another is master of the West
Lyttelton School, and the youngest is studying medicine at Otago.
Engagements - 114
MacALLISTER - GLASSFORD -
Miss Ila, dau of Captain and Mrs D. Macallister, of Hospital Hill,
Napier to 2nd Lieutenant George J. Glassford, -------
COAD - HINDMARSH - Miss N.E.
Coad MA teaching staff of Wellington Girls' College.
---- to Mr A.H.Hindmarsh MP.
Friday 31 May
Obituary - TURTLEY -
Mr Josiah Turtley, who arrived in NZ 69 years ago,
connected with building trade in Auckland died on the Avonside
railway platform on Sat. aged 80.
2 January 2010
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