Papers Past - Christchurch "Star" - May 1900 - Obituraries - Inquests - deaths etc.


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Friday 4 May 1900      page 3
Death of a New Zealander - PARKER
A cable message has been received by his parents announcing that James Herbert Parker, who was a member
of the 2nd NZ Contingent, was killed in action in South Africa. Parker was 27 years of age & was a Lieutenant
in the Hampden Rifles. He was a nephew of Lord Kitchener, and recently obtained a transfer to Kitchener's
Light Horse, in which he obtained the rank of Lieutenant.


Monday 7 May 1900
    page 3
Hawera - Inquest - STANLEY
Rowena Caroline Stanley, age 27, a married woman, was badly burned on the upper part of her body, through
accidental ignition of a mixture of turpentine & beeswax, on April 20th. She lingered in great pain until
Saturday night, when she died. At an inquest held today, a verdict of accidental death was returned.


Tuesday 8 May 1900
    page 3
Auckland - Obituary - CLARKE
The death is announced of Mr J. Friar Clarke, age 59, a member of the Auckland Stockbrokers Association.


Wednesday 9 May 1900    
page 3
Dunedin - Obituary - DALGLEISH
Mr Dalgleish, goldfields warden, died at Naseby this morning, after a
short illness.


Saturday 12 May 1900
-     page 3
Obituary      - Christchurch -    Lady Hall
The many Friends of Sir John Hall will regret to hear that Lady Hall died at her town residence Park Tce,  Christchurch, this morning. The deceased Lady had been in a precarious state of health for some time,   and her death was not unexpected by her friends. She had endeared herself to a large circle of friends  by her genial disposition, and was always foremost in doing anything for the alleviation of the poor  and suffering. The funeral will take place at the Hororata Cemetery on Tuesday, and a special train  will leave Christchurch Station for Coalgate at 9am on that day. Persons wishing to go from Christcchurch  should leave word at the Rink Stables by 1pm on Monday in order that sufficient conveyances may be sent on to Coalgate to take them to Hororata. Lady Hall was in her 71st year. Sir John Hall and three sons and one daughter     (Mrs J.C. Wilson) of Culverden are left to mourn their loss.


Tuesday 15 May 1900
     page 3
It required 3 large railway barrows to hold the floral wreaths which were sent to the Funeral of the late
Lady Hall at Hororata today.


Thursday 17 May 1900
    page 3
Obituary - BRUNTON
Mr Alfred Brunton, a well known evangilist died today.

Rangiora - Old Resident - BAXTER
On Sunday evening at Rangiora, Mr James Baxter, an old and much respected resident of the Cust district
died at a private hospital after an operation from which he never rallied. His funeral took place yesterday
afternoon, where there was a large gathering of mourners. The service at the grave was conducted by the
Rev. B.H. Ginger & F. Stubbs.


Tuesday 22 May 1900

Greymouth     - Fatility    - McINTYRE
The body of a man named John McIntyre was found on the beach this morning. he was a resident of Dunedin
and was supposed to have left by the Haupiri with his wife and daughter. he came to Greymouth on dredging
business.


Friday 25 May 1900      
page 3
Carterton -    death -     CAVE
A man named Matthew Cave aged 81, an old resident, was found dead early this morning, with a double barrelled
pistol by his side. The deceased had complained of ill health for some time and was practically an invalid.


Saturday 26 May 1900   
page 5
Wellington - death - BENSON
A man named George Benson, a wharf labourer, aged 44 fell down the hold of the steamer Rakaia this morning,
a distance of 40 feet., and sustained an injury to his spine. He died from the effects of his injuries.

Inquest - death - PITCAIRN
a lengthy story of William Pitcairn the outcome death due to heart disease.


Monday 28 May 1900
      page 3
Dunedin - death - McCUNN
Mrs McCunn, a very old Tuapeka identity was killed at Raes Junction by being thrown out of a spring cart,
owing to the horse shying from a traction engine.

Hobart - CRONIN - MURPHY
2 miners named Cronin and Murphy were killed by a fall of earth in the Lyall Tharsis mine.

Death of a Trooper - BROCK
Sir Alfred Milner has cabled to the Governer to the effect that Sergeant J.A. Brock died of esteric
fever at Bloemfontein on 26 May.

Brisbane - Bubonic plague - McCALLUM
A man named McCallum has died at Bundaberg, it is suppose from the plague.

Inquest - Dunedin - Professor ULRICH
At the inquest , touching the death of Professor Ulrich, a verdict of accidental death was returned.


Wednesday 30 May 1900     
page 3
Gisborne - drowning - ROOKS
A man has been drowned in the Mata River in the Waipu district. It is believed that his name is ROOKS,
but very meagre details are available, as the river was in flood, and no communications can be held with the
man's mate, who crossed safely.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ

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