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& Obituaries - 5th - 9th November
Inquest - PREBBLE
Yesterday afternoon Mr Beetham, Coroner, held an inquest at Prebbleton,
to inquire into the circumstances attending the death of
Kenneth Prebble, an infant, aged 18 mths, Mr Charles Hazelhurst
was chosen as the Foreman of the jury. The evidence showed that
the deceased had been missed on a previous afternoon at 3
o'clock. Search was made, but not till 6pm was the little one found,
drowned in a tub of water, into which he had fallen. The jury
returned a verdict of accidently drowned.
Obituary - ROSS
Mrs Ross the wife of Mr D.M.Ross, Mayor of Timaru, died last
Friday after a long illness, and the funeral took place on
Sunday afternoon. There was a very large attendance at the
ceremony. The Borough Councillors occupied a prominent place in
the procession, and the Brethren of two Friendly Societies of
which Mr Ross was a member, mustered well, while business and
professional people made up an unusually large cortege. Mrs
Ross had long been an invalid from a chest complaint, which has carried
her off at the relatively early age of 39.
Fatal Accident - BRITTON
A fatal accident occured at the Railway Station this afternoon.
It is the habit of the boys of the town to fish from the the wharf
opposite the railway station platform. This afternoon 2 porters
were shunting down a track, when a lad named Britton, who had a minute
before been fishing, came across the rails unseen by the men behind the
truck, and was knocked down. A wheel went over him causing
instantaneous death. The deceased was aged 10 years. No
blame was attachable to the railwayemployees.
Wednesday 6 November 1889
O"SULLIVAN - Auckland
Mr R.J.O'Sullivan, ex Inspector of Schools in the Auckland District has
died today from the effects of a paralytic stroke. He has been in
precarious health for some time. Mr O'Sullivan, who was 61 years of age
was Inspector from 1872 until 1888 when he retired from that position.
Fatal Accident - BROWN
Alexander Brown, a boy of 6 years old, son of John Brown of Denniston,
was accidently killed this evening. He was standing by the side of a
goods waggon, with his hands on it. when the waggon being pulled away
to get filled, he fell underneath. He was caught by the waggon,
which went over him. Death was instantaneous.
Death of a Footballer - WEBSTER
It transpires that Alexander Webster, who died on the Brigatine Oamaru,
from lockjaw, was brought on by injuries received at Long Island, was a
member of the Native Football Team, for which he played forward,
he was well known in football circles.
Saturday 9 November 1889
Drowned - WIDDOP
Mr E.L. Waiddop, a well known amateur singer was drowned this afternoon
by the capsizing of a whaleboat in the harbour.
Sudden Death - KEY
A man named Peter Key, for some years barman at the Duke of Edingurgh
Hotel, died suddenly, early this morning. He was apparently in
his usual health last night, but is believed to have suffered from
Found Dead - KENYON -
James Kenyon, of Merton, near Waikouaiti, was found dead in a paddock
this morning, the police are investigating.