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From "The Harbor Grace Standard and Conception Bay Advertiser"

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TAPP, William
March 7, 1860 (Death)
On Tuesday the 28th ult., William TAPP, of Cape Ray. Deceased left Channel for Cape Ray that morning apparently in good health and was found a corpse on the ice the same evening a few hundred yards from his house. He was a native of Dorset, England, and for 50 or 60 years a resident of Cape Ray and Cod Roy, he has left a large family to deplore his loss.
Contributor: Cathie Grant


Wednesday, March 27, 1929:
YOUNG, Captain Paul
Death of Captain Paul YOUNG

On Saturday evening last the sad announcement was flashed over the wires from Frenchman's cove that Capt. Paul YOUNG had passed away. He had gone there that afternoon to look over his motor boat; and upon alighting from the sleigh was stricken with hemorrhage of the brain, expiring some six hours later.
Capt. YOUNG was born at Codroy 67 years ago, and was a son of James YOUNG, master mariner of that place. The deceased in his younger days prosecuted the cod and sealing fisheries from Codroy, and for several years was a successful master of his own vessel. About 25 years ago Capt. YOUNG came to Bay of Islands and settled at Petries. He engaged in the coastwise trade between Newfoundland and Canadian ports, and also prosecuted the Bay of Islands herring fishery. During the past four years he was the chief pilot for ships entering Bay of Islands, which duty he very acceptably performed.
Capt. YOUNG was three times married. His first wife (Miss COLLINS) died in 1916; his second wife (Annie MCDONALD) died in 1921. his third wife (Mary POWER) survives him in Petries and to her the loss is a very serious one. There are also living four sons: William at Curling, Emmanuel at Petries, James at Georgia, U.S.A. and Dr. Sib at New Germany, N.S. Two sisters Mrs. THOMAS in Boston and Mrs. BRINKMAN in Victoria, B.C. Few men were better known or more highly respected in Bay of Islands than Capt. Paul YOUNG. His funeral took place yesterday from his residence to the Church of the Sacred Heart, where the obsequies were conducted by Rev. Fr. BROSNAN.


Wednesday, May 19, 1937, p.2:
Death of Mr. John BATTCOCK
Today we record the death of Mr. John BATTCOCK an aged resident of Curling. On Saturday morning last Mr. BATTCOCK was stricken with paralysis. Medical aid was immediately summoned, and everything possible done, but he failed to revive, and passed away about noon on Monday, at the age of 84 years. A wife, one son and four daughters and a number of grandchildren survive, to whom the Western Star extends sympathy.


Saturday, September 14, 1963:

A well-known Corner Brook man, W.P. YOUNG died at his home on Curling St. Thursday night after a long illness. He was 76.
Born at Codroy, he was the last of a family of 5 sons who came to Bay of Islands to work with J.H. BAGGS in his general store at Birchy Cove, as Curling was then known. He later went to the Canadian mainland and being there when World War I broke out, joined the Canadian infantry. He went through the entire war and after the armistice returned to Corner Brook as traffic manager with the operating newsprint company. He later managed Clarke Trading Co. and served as agent for Clarke Steamship Co., a position he held up to his retirement 11 years ago. Active in politics, he was first chairman of the Curling Community Council and always took part in community betterment projects.
He leaves to mourn his wife; four sons, Paul and Richard at Corner Brook, Jack at Halifax and David at British Columbia, and a daughter, Catherine, Mrs. Eldon HUNT of Vancouver who is here for the funeral.


This was found in an old newspaper, dated Febuary 21, 1967. It has no name, just reads: Our towns first newspaper and there is a advert for a contest to name the paper. It must have taken some time as the first issue of the Gulf News came out in Nov. of 1973.
- The Gulf News was not the first newspaper for Port aux Basques - I think the previous one was called The Echo. I can just barely remember it. (Ivy)

A pioneer in the ship building industry of Port aux Basques, Captain George Anderson died January 11th, 1967 at the age of 83. In his lifetime, Capt. Anderson built and sailed three staunch vessels and also cut most of the timber that went into them. The first was Mable 1, which he built in 1917, then came the Gladys and Doris in 1936. He saw the end of both of these fine vessels and in 1961 he laid the keel for the brand new Sadie and Eva of 120 tons. He sailed in this vessel with his two sons, Thomas and Edward, until as late as the fall of last year. He is survived by three daughters, Mable (Mrs. William Chant), Gladys (Mrs. Isaac Bolt) both living at Port aux Basques and Freda (Mrs. Ronald LeMoine) of North Sydney; also two sons, Thomas and Edward who are carrying on the family tradition of sailing the seas their father sailed before them. The grand old man is also survived by 36 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Contributer: Brenda Janes ~ Codroy



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