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The Daily News Obituaries
September 1928

 

Baggs, Joseph
Passed peacefully away on Saturday night, September 1st. 1928, Joseph Baggs, aged 84. Left to mourn are two daughters and four sons. Funeral today, Monday, at 2:30 pm. from his son's residence, 29 Leslie Street. No Flowers.

Harvey, Alexander J. McRae
Died September 1st, 1928, aged 79, Alexander J. McRae Harvey. Funeral Monday, September 3rd, 1928, at 2:30 p.m., from his late residence, Bel-Air, King's Bridge Road. (No flowers by request).
Harvey, Alexander J. McRae
A week ago death called away one of this city's best know business men. On Saturday evening the summons came to another, one who for over half a century had been prominently identified with the business life of the country. On Saturday week Mr. Alexander J. McRae Harvey, principal director of the well-known firm of A. Harvey and Company, was at his office as usual. On Monday her felt unequal to the task, and though on Tuesday he still felt far from well he did not remain in bed. The following day, however, he was unable to arise and thence until Saturday her grew weaker and weaker. At 8 o'clock on Saturday night he quietly passed away. His death came as a distinct shock to the community as few knew that he was ill.
The late Alexander J. Harvey was born near Philadelphia, Pa., 79 years ago on the 23rd of March last. And came to St. John's in the early 70's, when he established the firm of A. Harvey & Company, a firm soon to be known from one end of the country to another, and now A. Harvey & Company Ltd. Mr. Harvey became early interested in shipping, his first steamer being the Regulus. In the late 80's he was awarded the coastal contract, and operated the steamers Conscript and Volunteer, which subsequently became the Grand Lake and Virginia Lake, ships that were widely popular. He was later chiefly responsible for the introduction of the steel ships into the seal fishery, the adventure being built to his order. Later the Bonaventure and Bellaventure were added to the fleet. All three were, sold to the Russian Government during the war. He also established the Bakery, which has been conducted so successfully, and in addition, carried on an extensive business in coal. He was also a director of Harvey & Company, Ltd.
The late Mr. Harvey's chief interest was his business, and he devoted his whole time and attention to it. Though as a citizen he was held in high honour, he took little part in affairs of a public character. His influence, however, was exerted in an unobtrusive way, while many deeds of kindness were quietly performed. In his business her was eminently successful, and his passing robs St. John's of a good citizen, a man highly and deservedly esteemed. During recent years her resided in England, coming here only occasionally to keep in touch with his business interests.
Left to mourn are a wife and daughter, Mrs. Powys Keck, in England, and three sons, Gerald and Reginald in St. John's, and Harold in New York. Other relatives are one brother, Mr. C. McK. Harvey, residing here, one in the United States and three sisters in England. The funeral takes place from his late residence, Bell-Air. King's Bridge Road at 2:30 pm., today.

Loder, James
Ireland's Eye, September 25th---On Sunday Sept. 2nd, 1934, death visited our community and took from our midst a well known and respected citizen in the person of Mr. James Loder, at the age of 74 years. The diseased was taken ill with paralysis in July which rendered him blind. He sought medical advice, but was informed by his physician that his case was serious and advised him to rest quietly. About a month later he was taken with another stroke of that dreadful disease from which he never recovered. For a while he lingered while loving hands ministered to him; until at last the feeble thread of life failed to hold him. The late Mr. Loder was well known being master of a fishing schooner for some forty odd years, taking the title of skipper while at the age of nineteen, being the youngest of the crew. He is survived by one daughter, three sons, one sister and a number of grandchildren. Interment took place at the U.C. Cemetery, Thoroughfare. Rev. Dawe officiating. To the sorrowing relatives a real sympathy is extended.
The Daily News---October 1st, 1934

Moore, Theodore
Died suddenly, September 2nd, 1928, Theodore Moore (shoemaker)., aged 75 years. Leaving 4 sons, 4 daughters and 3 brothers to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Tuesday at 2:30 pm from his daughter's residence, 16 Beaumont Street. Friends and acquaintances please accept this, the only intimation.
Canadian and American papers please copy.

Roberts, Mrs. Agnes M. (nee Nelder)
Montreal, Sept. 25th. Agnes M. Nelder
, wife of George H. Roberts, died yesterday in the Royal Victoria Hospital. She was in her 57th year. Mrs. Roberts was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, but had been a resident of Montreal for the past 30 years. She is survived by her husband, and three children, Cecil of the Central YMCA, Gwendolyn and Gladys, and a brother William Nelder of Newfoundland.
The Daily News - Dated October 1st, 1934

Sulley, Leonard Joseph
Killed instantly 7 p.m., Saturday, September 1st, 1928, Leonard Joseph, son of Mr. & Mrs. William Sulley, leaving father, mother, three sisters and one brother to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Monday at 2:30 p.m., from his late residence, 42 Colonial St. - R.I.P.

Wills, Frank C.
The many friends of Mr. Frank C. Wills will regret to learn of his sudden passing last night at his residence, City Terrace. The late Mr. Wills was the youngest son of the late John T. Wills, Esq., of Devon, England. The deceased started in business with the old firm of Clift, Wood and Company, and later went in business on his own account in the Coal and Lumber Business, retiring some years ago to enter Real Estate Business. He was a member of the C.E.I. and Masonic and L.O.A. societies, and took great interest in their future welfare.
He leaves to mourn his wife, one daughter, Mrs. D. Shute, and one son, Frank, also a sister, Julia, wife of the late Andrew K. Lumsden, and one brother, Charles, of Troy, New York. The funeral will take place on Tuesday at 2:30 pm..
The Daily News---October 1st, 1934

 

 

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