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1904 Free Press (Vol.4)
October 1904

Printed every Tuesday St. John's, Newfoundland, Price 2 cents
Posted with permission from the Family Tree Group Organization
Grand Falls-Windsor

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Oct 4, 1904


HUTCHINGS - On the 28 ult. A son to Mr. and Mrs. E. HUTCHIGNS, (Printer)


LUBEY - On Sunday, after a long and painful illness, MR. William LUBEY, aged 86 years.

DOWNTON - On Sunday morning, after a tedious illness, Marion Charles, eldest daughter of George and Sarah Jane DOWNTON, aged 17 ½ years.

COLEMAN - On Sunday evening, Catherine, beloved wife of George COLEMAN and daughter of James and Grace WALSH, Openhall, B.B., aged 31 years.

Oct 11, 1904

Death of Mr. T. HOWOOD

Re regretfully note the death of Mr. Thomas HORWOOD, father of Chief Justice HORWOOD, which occurred at his country residence on Thursday morning. For some time he had been unwell, and his demise was not unexpected. The deceased gentleman was one of our best known and most highly respected citizens. Quiet, courteous and unassuming, gentlemanly to a degree, he possessed those qualities, which attracted people to him, and endeared him to everybody who made his acquaintance. Mrs. HORWOOD, and beside the Chief Justice, three children - one son and two daughters - survive him.....


The marriage of Miss Monica MCPHERSON, daughter of Joseph MCPHERSON, Collector of Customs at North Sydney to Dr. Henry P. GUTHRO, formerly of the same place, but now of Gambo , Newfoundland , took place on Thursday morning at six o'clock . Nuptial High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father CHISHOLM D.D., assisted by Rev. Father KILEY and Father MCPHERSON, uncle of the bride. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Eunice MCPHERSON. The bride wore a travelling dress of blue broadcloth and picture hat. After the wedding breakfast at the residence of the brides' parents, the happy couple left for a bridal trip to New York . The groom's gift to the bride was a fur-lined coat and set of sables, to the bridesmaid an opal ring. - Halifax Chronicle.


The Districts

The Glenwood mills are now closed down, and about 200 men have gone to the woods for the season's logging.

Capt. Isaac MERCER died at Bay Roberts on Tuesday morning last. He arrived home from the Labrador coast by the last Virginia Lake very ill, having been unwell mostly all the summer. Capt. MERCER was a well known sealing captain, and for the past few years was prominent in political circles. He represented the Districts of Bay-de-Verde since the bye-election in 1902.

John COOK, aged 14, of Rocky Brook, Smith's Sound, T.B., was drowned on the 29th September. He went to the fishing ground in a small flat bottom boat, that was hardly able to support him, and has not been seen since. Though the boat was afterwards picked up in the Sound. Search has been made for his body, but it has not yet been recovered. The young lad was the only support of his father, who is an old man.


The City

The death of Mr. Denis DOOLEY, Butcher, occurred on last Tuesday night, after a short illness of twenty-four hours only. On Monday he was as well as ever, but while at Pitt's wharf selecting some oxen he received a severe kick from one of the animals, from the effects of which he died. Mr. DOOLEY was an Irishman by birth, having been born at Carrick Bagg, Country Waterford, 70 years ago, but for the past 52 years he has lived in this country. One son, Mr. M.J. DOOLEY, and four daughters, Mrs. J.J. TOBIN, Sister Bernard of the Mercy Convent and two unmarried survive him. His funeral occurred on Thursday.



KING - On Oct 7th, a daughter to Michael and Johanna KING.

PUSHIE - On the 7th inst., the wife of Conductor W.G. PUSHIE, Reid-Newfoundland Co., of a son.



SHORTALL-TOBIN - On Sunday by the Rev. Father MCDERMOTT, at the residence of the bride, 392 Water St. Peter J. SHORTALL to Mrs. J.C. TOBIN.


GREEN - At Old Perlican, Sept 22, Abraham GREEN, aged 84 years.

HORWOOD - On Oct 5th, at Newtown Road , Thomas HORWOOD, aged 78 years.

BROWN - On Sept 26th, at Holyrood, C.B., Mary , beloved wife of William BROWN.

PARSONS - At Harbor Grace on the 29th ult., Mrs. (Capt) Josiah PARSONS, aged 71 years.

ROSE - Suddenly at North Harbor Mills on Saturday, Oct 1, Alfred John ROSE.

CAINES - On the 5th inst., of convulsions, Daisy Rita, infant daughter of Sergeant L. and Fanny CAINES, aged 1 month.

DWYER - At San Francisco, California, Sept 14th, after a short illness, Annie J., daughter of the late Thomas S. and Ellen DWYER and beloved sister of Mrs. Margaret O'SULLIVAN, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland.

TAYLOR - On the 8th inst., of croup, William Maxwell, son of W.H. and J. TAYLOR.

DOWNTON - On the 9th inst., John Edward, infant son of Mark and Martha J. DOWNTON, aged 3 ½ months.

BAXTER - On the 8th inst., Mary, infant daughter of Thomas S. and Mary A. BAXTER, aged 5 mos.

RUSSELL - On the 5th inst., Gertrude, infant daughter of Edward and Mary RUSSELL, Freshwater Road , aged 2 months.

CARROLL - On Sunday, 9th inst., Elizabeth, wife of the late Wm. CARROLL, aged 42 years.

Oct 18, 1904


Oct 8th - The Opposition Candidates, Messrs. MORISON and GOODRIDGE and MEWS, visited the place on Wednesday. They came by way of Norris Arm, the Exploits River Lumber and Pulp Company kindly giving them the use of their steamer. They had a reception that must have been very gratifying to them, flags were flying on every staff in Botwoodville, and fifty men met them, many of them with guns, the firing of which they kept up for two hours. During the afternoon the candidates visited the different arms and at eight o'clock commenced one of the largest public meetings ever held here which came to a successful close at a quarter to eleven. They left next morning in the Company's steamer for Kite Cove and Exploits. There was no black flag on the mill and I would not stop to contradict such contemptible statements only to vindicate the officials of the Exploits River Lumber and Pulp Company who are all US citizens are positively neutral so far as politics goes in this country. Correspondent.


We regretfully note the death of Dr. T. J. O'REILLY of Placentia who passed to the Great Beyond on Saturday week at Muskoka Cottage Sanatorium,, Ontario , where he had been staying in the hope of recovering from the effects of a chill contracted two years ago. He had been spending some time in Canada hoping to get back his wonted health, but had only been a week in the Sanatorium when death came. He was a promising young physician only 24 years of age, a son of the late magistrate for Placentia , and a brother of the present magistrate there and Rev. Dr. O'REILLLY, P.P, Salmonier


The City

On Wednesday morning an old farmer of the Topsail road, Michael POWER, was found dead in his bed, being discovered by one of his family who went to call him.



RODGERS-LANNIGAN - At Manuels, Sept 20th by Rev. E;P. ROACH, Mr. Richard J. RODGERS, to Miss Mary LANNIGAN , daughter of J. LANNIGAN, Esq., South Side.

BAGGS-COISH At Chelsea, Sept 5th, Mr. Walter BAGGS, to Miss Evangeline COISH, both of this city.

SHELLEY-O'CONNELL - At Sydney , C.B., on Oct 3rd, by Rev. Fr. CAMPBELL, Mr. John SHELLEY to Elizabeth O'CONNELL, both of Nfld.



ANGEL - On the 11th inst., after a long illness, Richard ANGEL, aged 66 years.

STEELE - Suddenly, on the 26th ult., at Winnipeg , David STEELE, a native of Greenock , Scotland , aged 82 years.

O'BRIEN On Oct 16th, at her father's residence, 22 Gower St. , Bessie O'BRIEN, aged 23 years, and 9 months, daughter of William and Susannah O'BRIEN.

MORTON - At The Parsonage, Bridgewater, N. S. on the 13th inst., Harrie, youngest daughter of the Rev. A.D. and Lillie MORTON.


The Districts

The following appointments were gazetted last week: - Messrs. William H. MONROE (Botwoodville), Robert BATSONE (King's Point, SW Arm, NDB) and Obed STUCLESS (SW Arm, New Bay, NDB) to be Surveyors of Lumber.

Oct 25, 1904


The funeral of the late Mr. William CLARKE took place on Friday afternoon, being largely attended. The deceased gentleman has passed the "three score years and ten" by six years. We sympathize with the bereaved.


The Districts

Another fatality occurred at the Nova Scotia Company's mine at Bell Island of Friday, the victim being Michael WALSH, of Caplin Cove. He was working under ground at the "Slope" when the accident happened. The trolley carrying two tons of ore broke from the cable when half way up the grade and the men working it shouted to WALSH to get out of the way. Just then the light on his cap was put out by the draft, and instead of stepping out of the way he placed himself directly in front of the car, and in an instant was mangled in a fearful manner. Messrs. EARLE and CHURCHILL lifted him to the shaft, with life hardly extinct, but on Saturday morning he died.



FRAMPTON -PELLEY - On the 21inst., at 119 Hamilton St., by Rev. W.T. D. DUNN, Mr. Thomas FRAMPTON, of Broad Cove, Smith Sound, TB, to Miss Priscilla PELLEY, of the same place.

BUCKLER-KING - On eh 22nd inst, at the same place, by the same, Mr. Bransfield BUCKLER , to Mrs. Kezia KING, both of this city.

GOLDWORTHY-BAILEY - On the 22nd inst., at the same place, by the same, Mr. Henry George GOLDWORTHY, of Trinity, to Miss Eliza Ann BAILEY, of the same place.

PARRELL-WEEKS - At the Cochrane St. Parsonage, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. Dr. COWPERTHWAITE, Mr. Michael PARRELL to Miss Sarah Jane WEEKS, both of this city.



FURNEAUX - On the 19th, the wife of J.E. FURNEAUX, of a son.



Foote - At Carbonear, on Tuesday, the 18th inst., Mrs. John FOOTE, aged 77 years.

WILLIAMS - On the 21st inst., after a long illness, Selina, wife of John C. WILLIAMS, and daughter of Mr. CANNINGS, aged 31 years, leaving four children.

BURKE - On Oct. 20th, at Logy Bay , after a long illness, Mrs. BURKE, wife of James BURKE aged 54 years.

JOY - At Cambridge , on Wednesday, Oct 5th, Joseph JOY, a native of Catalina, and beloved husband of Mary Murphy. Interment took place after requiem high mass at the Sacred Heart Church in Holly Cross Cemetery , Walden.

RYAN - At Broad Cove, Bonavista Bay , on the 22nd inst., Stephen RYAN, beloved husband of Jane Murphy, aged 71years.

FLYNN - At noon , on Oct 23rd, after a lingering illness, James J. FLYNN, aged 64 years.

HUSSEN - At 9:30 on the 23rd inst. Ralph, beloved son of Bridget and the late Wallis HUSSEN, aged 19 years.

BARNES - On Saturday, William BARNES, aged 78 years.



Page Contributed by Family Tree Group

Transcribed by: Beverly Warford

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

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