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Bay of Islands Deaths
1886 - 1936


Miscellaneous deaths related to the Bay of Islands 1886-1936
The following deaths have been mentioned in various Newfoundland newspapers. They either have a connection to the Bay of Islands or have appeared in the Bay of Islands paper (The Western Star). Transcribed by Linda Elkins-Schmitt 2004.
Given Name
Place of Abode
Death Date
Stated Age
Additional info in article
Transcriber's Comments
ALLEN John Bay of Islands Feb 25 1886   Harbor Grace Standard, March 6, 1886: John, eldest son of the late Henry and Mary ALLAN, of St. John's, leaves a wife and four children parish records death at age 64 yr, son of Henry & Mary (CHURCHILL) ALLEN who were married 1812 Portugal Cove
ALLEN Robert Bay of Islands 15 July 1890   The Royal Gazette, Aug 26, 1890: Died at Labrador, Robert, 3rd son of the late John & Elizabeth Allen, formerly of Topsail parish records death at age 33 yr, grandson of Henry and Mary (CHURCHILL) ALLEN who were married 1812 Portugal Cove
BAGG Mr. W.H. Bay of Islands 11 Apr. 1906   The Western Star 15 Apr 1936 (30 yrs ago Column)  
BAGGS Willie Bay of Islands 12. Nov 1910   Source: Twillingate Sun: young man, Willie BAGGS of Bay of Islands, was drowned through the upsetting of a canoe in the Humber River. The body was recovered.  
BALLAM Mrs Samuel Curling Sept. 1934 88 yr died last Thursday; advanced age of 88 years; oldest resident of Curling, wife of Capt Samuel R BALLAM, nee Mary BURDEN, native of Carbonear. Shortly after marriage moved to Labrador, spent winter at Alexis Bay. 1871 moved to Bay of Islands, kept house for Rev Rule for a while. Survived by son Menaoh; sister Mrs Louisa Nichol of Carbonear; eight grandchildren & five great grandchildren, all residing Bay of Islands; 19 Sept 1934 Western Star Buried St Mary's Curling: Mary Ballam Sept.12, 1934, 88 yrs and Samuel Robert Ballam Mar. 21, 1911, 68 yrs
BOLAND M. E. Curling Feb. 1936 68 yr Maurice Edward BOLAND, native of Curling, died Monday night, sisters Julia & Eleanor, 7 daughters, 3 sons. Western Star 19 Feb 1936  
BRAKE Norman Trout River 17 May, 1936 27 yr Western Star 10 Jun 1936 DIED WHILE SLEEPING
Trout River, Bonne Bay, May 24 The quiet repose of Trout River was broken on Sunday morning, May 17, when it became known that Norman, age 27, son of Mr and Mrs. Edward BRAKE, had died in his sleep at the home of a relative in the early hours of the morning.He was on his way from Shoal Point, where he had taken fond farewell of the family Saturday, going to Labrador to fish with his uncle Isaac BRAKE of Bonne Bay, and had put in at Trout River to spend the night. Nurse B PIERCEY and Rev C MOSDELL were called in attendance and later the body was examined by Ranger NUGENT and Dr. W. TEMPLEMAN.Of a quiet, pleasant and obliging disposition,, he was always ready to lend a hand at the ordinary jobs which call for a strong arm and good will in a fishing settlement. As a fisherman he worked hard with the different catch of each season to gather the harvest of the waters. He was laid to rest in the C of E cemetery by the Rev C MOSDELL on Monday 18th. The funeral was largely attended.
BRAKE William Meadows 18 Apr. 1906   born 4 June, 1840, The Western Star 15 Apr 1936 (30 yrs ago Column)  
BYRNES Mrs Lawrence Summerside 9 Jul. 1935 23 yr nee Annie C HUNT, ill for several months, leaves husband, father & mother, 4 brothers, 4 sisters; Western Star 31 July 1935 Annie Cordelia, dau of George E and Mary Frances (WHEELER) HUNT
CLARKE Elizabeth Herring Neck Jan 1881 38 yr Source: Twillingate Sun: wife of Mr. William LODER, she was a native of Bay of Islands. Married 1874 Bay of Islands, he of Herring Neck, she of Camp Is, Labrador
COOPER James Ballantyne Cove Apr. 1936 86 yr death Sunday, at his home in Ballantyne Cove, in his 86th year, predeceased by his wife a year ago, fisherman in the Bay of Is and Labrador, survivied by 2 daughter and 1 son, buried in the family plot St Mary's Curling. The Western Star 8 April 1936 son of Edward COOPER, husb of Lavinia ALLEN
COOPER Lavinia Mt Moriah 5 Oct. 1934 over 83 yrs After several months of illness there passes away at her home near Mount Moriah, on Friday afternoon, Mrs. Lavinia COOPER, wife of Mr. James COOPER. Deceased had well passed the allotted span being over eighty-three years of age. The funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. H. PETLEY, in St Mary's Church, and internment made in St. Mary's Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, one son Stephen, and two daughters, Mrs John HILLIARD and Mrs Edward EDMONDS, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 10 Oct 1934, Western Star Lavinia was the daughter of Elizabeth and John ALLEN, born June 1851 in Conception Bay.
CROCKER George Woody Point 2 Nov, 1934   14 Nov 1934, Western Star: Death of Mr George Crocker, Bonne Bay, Nov 8- ... well known & respected gentleman of this place, passed away at 4pm Nov. 2nd at his home at Woody Pt, born at Trout River in 1870, the son of Luke and Jane Crocker, spent 38 years of his life at Trout River, did carpenter work, was married there, lost his wife, moved to Winter House Brook, married again to Jane Anderson daughter of Morgan and Martha Anderson of Shoal Brook, general business, carpenter work as a side line. Moved to Woody Pt in 1921, had a boarding house and did carpenter work. Members of Conqueror Lodge & Lord Nelson Lodge paraded. He leaves to mourn his wife, three sons, one brother and two sisters.  
DEVERGE Emmanuel Curling West     death Sunday afternoon, not a native of this place, resident here for 30 odd years, built home in Curling West, was retired from Corner Brook mill, survived by wife Hannah. 10 Oct 1934, Western Star  
DOWNTON David, Lucy & Frederick Brown's Arm 1935   David, the father, fell overboard from the Daisy in June, Lucy age 34 died 15th Feb, Fred died 27 Feb, age 32, of TB. Source: Western Star  
EDMONDS Edward Child's Pt Jun. 1934 81 yr died at Child's Pt, born Rose Blanche of English parents, lived Child's Pt, Bay of Is for 70 yrs, survived by wife, six sons, (two in New York; two in Timmins, Ont; and two, James and Edward, at home. Three daughters, one at Kirkland Lake, Western Ont, one in Trinity Bay and Mrs Rbt Horwood (presently in Labrador but whose home is Child's Pt). Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Buried St Mary's Cemetery. Western Star 19 June 1934  
EDMONDS Edward   1934   Note of Thanks in Western Star: from Mr James EDMONDS to his many friends.. on death of his dear father; particularly the following: Rev G.B. TEMPLETON for spiritual comfort; Dr COCHRANE and Dr OCONNELL for medical attention; Messers Ben HUNT, Henry BALDWIN, Angus MacDONALD, Thos WELSHMAN, Mrs Nellie PERRETT...... For wreaths: H.T.PORTER & sons, Mr Eugene BAGGS, Britannia Lodge, and the EDMONDS family....also Herbert PORTER, Eric BISHOP and Beatty BARTLETT for use of cars on day of funeral.  
EDMONDS Janet Child's Pt Feb. 1936   relict of Edward EDMONDS, died Sunday night, husb died last June; Western Star 12 Feb 1936  
HUNT-BRAKE Earlie   31 Jul. 1932 26 yr Remembered by his sisters in 1935 edition of Western Star Alexander Earl, son of John & Annie HUNT, adopted by Eliza (HUNT) & Cornelius BRAKE
LOADER George   Jun. 1936 51 yr dau Elsie & Annie, sons George Jr, Wesley, Frank & Clifton, brothers Walter, Douglas; Western Star, Jul 8, 1936 George Albert, son of George Henry LOADER & Ann Elizabeth HUNT
McEWEN Mrs John Grand River 18 Feb. 1936   The Western Star Mar 11, 1936  
O'BRIEN Thomas Birchy Cv 14 Mar. 1906 84 yr Struck by Monday's westbound Express at Birchy Cv., 46 yr a resident of Bay of Is; Western Star 14 Mar 1936 (30 years ago column)  
PAYNE Keziah Parsons Pond Mar. 1936 87 yr husband died 8 yr ago, 2 adopted sons Norman Payne & Wallace Blanchard. The Western Star Mar 11, 1936  
SCOTT Annie, Mrs   Sept. 1934 72 yr eld dau of Thomas & Mary Ann PEYTON born Bach Harbour 72 years ago; widow of William J SCOTT, former magistrate, died at daugther's Mrs. Eleanor ROBERTS; survived by 5 dau besides Mrs ROBERTS - Mrs Wm MUIR, Mrs Ambrose BUCKINGHAM at Corner Brook, Mrs Robert NEIBLER? at New York, Mrs Pierce BLACKMORE at Pilley's Is, Mrs George SNELL at Ottawa; 5 sons- Frederick A at Vancouver, Albert at Corner Brook, Arthur at Longview, Wash, Clarence F at St Johns, and Donald in England. 2 sisters-Mrs W W BAIRD, Angle Brook and Mrs W C HARVEY St John's, 4 brothers-William at Spokane, Harry here, Edgar at New York and Au...(rest missing from my copy) 12 Sept 1934 Western Star  
STONE Charles   Apr. 1935 69 yr Western Star 10 Apr 1935, widower, died last Friday, wife died last September husb of Sophia SHEPPARD
STONE Mrs Sophia Ballantyne Cove 5 Sept, 1934 74 yr Western Star, Sept 12, 1934: Death of Sophie STONE, wife of Charles STONE, Ballentyne's Cove at age 74. She was born in Harbour Grace, her maiden name being SHEPPARD. She was married twice & besides her second husband, she is survived by three sons, John & George ALLEN & James STONE, and three daughters, Mrs John E STONE, Mrs Kenneth DOMAN, and Mrs Roland DOMAN, and two sisters Mrs Leander DROVER of Whiteway, Trinity Bay and Mrs John SHEPPARD, Harbour Grace. Buried St Mary's Cemetery dau of George SHEPPARD, first husband was Robert ALLEN
WHITE 2 men Northern Arm, Bay of Islands 24. Dec 1910   Source: Twillingate Sun:Two young men named WHITE drowned at North Arm, Bay of Islands while herring fishing during last Friday's storm  

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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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