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The Guardian



The Guardian - Bay Roberts
Proprietor - C. E. Russell
MF 5144

Issued every Saturday from the office of publication, Water Street, Bay Roberts. Subscriptions (post free) to any part of Nfld. or Canada, 50 cents per year. To United States, Great Britain, etc., $1.00 per year, postpaid. All subscriptions payable in advance.

Some pages in the original contain flaws and other defects, which appear on the film.

Issues available: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 28; May 12, 19; June 16, 30; July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 27; November 10, 17, 24; December 1.

Friday, January 7, 1916

News In a Line:

Naval Reservist Ralph BARRETT, son of Widow Ellen Barrett, who took sick shortly after he went to England and was under treatment in the hospital at Haslar, England, returned home on New Year's Day. He is not fully recovered. He may have to go to the Hospital at St. John's for further treatment.

Mr. Robert DAWE, brother of Capt. Henry Dawe and Mrs. Thomas Wilcox of this town, was killed at Sydney on New Year's Eve, by being run over by a streetcar.

Friday, January 14, 1916

Died on Tuesday, Jan. 11th, after a short illness, George BADCOCK, aged 15 years, youngest son of the late Edward and Frances Badcock. He leaves a sister and brother to mourn their sad loss. Funeral took place to the R.C. Cemetery on Thursday. Rev. Dr. Murphy, of Brigus, officiated at he church and cemetery.

News In a Flash:

Mr. Wm. WHELAN, of Upper Island Cove, passed away a few weeks ago. His funeral took place Dec. 30th.

Mrs. Isaac DAWE of Isaac, Coley's Pt., passed away on Wednesday, after a long illness.

Thomas HARDY, son of William and Mabella Hardy, of Northwaters, arrived here from Boston on Jan. 8th to see his parents and friends. This is his first visit in 7 years.

Friday, January 21, 1916

Mr. & Mrs. J. JARDINE announce the engagement of their daughter, Hilda Jeanette Nesbitt, to Mr. Reuben BEMISTER, of the Western Union Telegraph Company's Staff.

Maxse BRADBURY, son of Mr. Jesse Bradbury, Mercer's Cove, is in the hospital at Malta with his feet frostbitten. He was a signaler with the Nfld. Regiment in the Dardanelles.

William BARRETT, son of John Barrett, French's Cove, who is with the 1st Canadian Expeditionary Force in France, write his father to say he is quite well.

Friday, January 28, 1916

Mrs. Greta BEACHAM, wife of William T. Beacham, Bareneed, and daughter of William and Sarah DAWE, of Port de Grave, passed away on Tuesday after a few hours illness.

Arthur MORGAN, aged 18 years, son of Joseph and Rebecca Morgan, Coley's Point, passed away on Thursday. He was afflicted with paralysis and blindness. His case was a particularly sad one.

Died - There passed away at Coley's Point on Jan. 15th, Ethel Maud, youngest daughter of George and Leah BISHOP, aged 6 years and 10 months.

Died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Richard Morgan, Coley's Point, on Jan. 17th, after a short illness, James BADCOCK, aged 73 years, son of the late William and Emma Badcock of Shearstown. Funeral took place on Jan. 19th to the Methodist Cemetery at Shearstown.

Died - There passed peacefully away at her home, Coley's Point, on Wed., Jan. 19th after a lingering illness, Susannah, beloved wife of Isaac DAWE, and daughter of the late John and Virtue BARRETT, aged 46½ years. Leaving a husband, one daughter, two sons, two sisters, Mrs. George Barrett, Coley's Point, and Mrs. Catherine Clifford, Twillingate and four brothers, George, Moses and Jacob Barrett and John Smith. Funeral took place on Friday, Jan. 21st to the S.A. Cemetery, Coley's Point

The marriage of Miss Almyra SNOW, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Snow, Cross Roads, Bay Roberts, to Mr. Edmund SKIFFINGTON, son of Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Skiffington, of Bonavista, took place at Cambridge, Mass., on Wed. Dec. 8th in the Orange Hall, 573 Mass. Ave. Mr. Wm. Skiffington, brother of the groom acted as best man, Miss Ettie Mercer, of Clarkes'Beach was bridesmaid. Miss Blanche Ford of Bonavista, was maid of honor and Mr. Edward Kilpatrick, of Boston was man of honor.

Friday, February 4, 1916

News In a Line:

Eleazer GOSSE, of Queen's Cove, Random, T.B., had his house destroyed by fire Monday night. The loss was about $1000. There was no insurance.

Four of one family named GILLAM, of Robinson's Head, Bay St. George, have died of diphtheria. The four included the father, mother and two children.

Died - Passed away at St. John's on Jan. 11th, after suffering four years with cancer, John E. MILLS, beloved husband of Rhoda TAYLOR. Deceased received treatment at the St. Anthony Hospital, from the doctors in St. John's and from medical men in England, but despite all, nothing could save him. Mr. Mills was a native of Handover, England and was for a number of years in the British Navy. The funeral was attended by a guard of honor from H.M.S. Calypso. - Com

Died on Jan. 27th, after a long illness, Arthur, beloved son of Joseph and Rebecca MORGAN, Coley's Pt., aged 18 years. Leaving a father, mother, two brothers and four sisters to mourn their loss.

Friday, February 11, 1916

Died at her son's residence, Country Road, on Saturday, Feb. 6th, after a short illness, Elizabeth BELBIN, at the age of 93 years and 7 months, widow of the late William Belbin. She leaves to mourn their sad loss three sons, Robert, Isaac and William. Funeral took place Tuesday, Feb. 8th to the Methodist Cemetery.

Died at the Lunatic Asylum, St. John's, on Feb. 4th, Lavinia, beloved wife of John SNOW, Coley's Pt., aged 56 years. She leaves to mourn their sad loss, a husband and 7 daughters, Mrs. George Bishop, Bay Roberts, Mrs. James Pottle, Sydney, Mrs. James A. Thompson, Emily, Annie, Myra and Livvie at home, 10 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. John Richards, Glace Bay, and Mrs. Isaac Sparks, of Shearston, and * 3 brothers, George, James, John and William Dawe of Long Beach Pond. Funeral took place Tuesday, Feb. 8th to the S.A. Cemetery, Coley's Point. *(As is written in the paper.)

Born at Torbay, on Tuesday, Feb. 1, a son to Dr. & Mrs. J.C. RICHARDS.

Friday, February 18, 1916

Obituary - Mrs. Elizabeth BELBIN who died recently was the daughter of the late Isaac and Patience TRENCHARD who came from Wareham Country of Dorset, England. She was taken at the age of four and adopted by her aunt, an old lady that was well know by the past generations as Aunt Lizzie SQUIRES, who did her best to bring her up in the fear of God. At the age of 11 she was converted. For over 50 years she held cottage prayer meetings. In her early married days she was often known to walk to the old Methodist Church twice on Sundays from Country Road, and many a time, with a few more devout Christian women, would row a boat to Port de Grave, and bring over the minister as there was no Methodist clergyman stationed at Bay Roberts. A few weeks before she passed away she knit a pair of socks for the soldiers. Her intellect was good. A few hours before she passed away, she recited verses she learnt when a girl in Sunday School. She leaves to mourn three sons, twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.

Died - Mrs. Emma MERCER, aged 66 years, widow of the late William Mercer, Mercer's Cove. The late Mrs. Mercer went to Vancouver about three years ago, and resided with her adopted son, Malcolm Mercer. She passed quietly and peacefully away at the Vancouver Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 16th. Her funeral took place on Wed. Jan. 19th, to the Mountain View Cemetery.

In the Magistrates' Court, Carbonear - On the third day of February, instant, before the undersigned, Thomas C. BADCOCK, of Carbonear, shopkeeper, was convicted of selling intoxicating liquors in violation of the 15th Session of the Temperance Act. A. PENNEY, Stip. Magistrate Feb. 18, 11

Friday, February 25, 1916

News In a Line:

William FRENCH, son of Esau and Sarah French, Coley's Point, who went across to Archangel on one of the Ventures, has volunteered in England.

Arch THOMPSON, pleaded guilty to setting fire to his shop in Duckworth Street, St. John's some time ago. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

Died at Denver, Colorado, on Jan. 9th, 1916, Mrs. James YOUNG, mother of Mrs. D.A. McLAINE.

Died on Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, after a short illness, Mary Jane, widow of the late Abram RUSSELL, aged 73 years. Leaving three sons and five daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral took place Thursday, Feb. 24th to the C. of E. Cemetery.

Died at Shearstown on Friday, Feb. 18th, after a short illness, Isaac SPARKS, French's Cove, aged 76 years. Leaving a wife, six sons - William, Beaver Harbor, N.B.; Joseph, California; Isaac, St. John, N.B.; George, Cutler, Me., U.S.A.; Herbert and James, Shearstown and one brother, John, French's Cove, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bradbury, Vancouver, B.C., and Mrs. Henry Parsons of Bay Roberts. Funeral took place on Sunday, Feb. 20th to the Methodist Cemetery.

Passed peacefully away at Shearstown on Feb. 20th, Ambrose BADCOCK, aged 78 years, beloved son of the late Henry and Fanny Badcock. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, two sons, John and William, three brothers, Robert and John of Bay Roberts East, and George of Shearstown, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral to the C. of E. Cemetery, Shearstown.

Friday, March 3, 1916

Died - Malcolm DAWE, the eldest son of Robert and Rebecca Dawe died suddenly at Coley's Pt. on Thursday morning. He was in his workshop making a door when he suddenly expired. His body was discovered by his young wife who went to the workshop to draw some kerosene oil. A doctor was summoned and pronounced death due to heart failure. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon.

Born on Monday, Feb. 28th to Rev. W. & Mrs. GRIMES, a daughter.

Capt. Violet CAVE, S.A., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Cave, arrived here on Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, after been absent 5½ years. She has been working in the Salvation Army, was trained in New York, and for the past two years has been working in the Eastern States. Her last corps was at Montpelier, Vt.

Friday, March 10, 1916

News In a Line:

Born at Shearstown on Friday, March 3rd, to Mr. & Mrs. Herbert SPARKES, a son.

Mr. Joseph BOWERING, who resides now in the Town of the Pas, Manitoba, has been absent from his home at Coley's Point for over 12 years.

Married at St. Thomas Church, St. John's, on Sat. March 4th, by the Rev. Dr. Jones, Miss Violet Lillian PARSONS, to Mr. Alexander GORDON, of Aberdeen, Scotland, cable operator with the Western Union Cable Co., Bay Roberts.

There passed peacefully away on March 2nd at her residence, No. 80 Barne's Road, St. John's, Miss Annie J. FURNEAUX, a survivor of a family prominently connected with this Colony for over a century. She was the grand daughter of the late Mr. Elson, a member of the old time firm of Slade, Elson & Co. of Carbonear, and a daughter of the late Capt. Hugh Furneaux and his wife, nee Alice Elson. The deceased was also a sister of the late J.F. Furneaux, proprietor of the Evening Telegram.

Friday, March 17, 1916

Obituary - Death visited the home of Mr. & Mrs. Robert DAWE at Coley's Point on Thursday, March 2nd and took from them their eldest son, Malcolm, aged 26 years. Much sympathy is felt for his young wife who had so lately been married. He has also left 3 sisters and 3 brothers, Mrs. George Bishop, of St. John's; Mrs. Richard Parsons, of Bay Roberts; and Mrs. Laura Dawe of Coley's Point; John F., Harvey and Albert Dawe.

Passed peacefully away at the Poor Asylum on March 13th, Mary Rebecca FOWLER, aged 66 years, leaving one son in the 1st Nfld. Regiment, also one sister at Clarke's Beach. Funeral on Wednesday from the Poor Asylum.

By reference to another column, we do not know the facts of the case, but it does appear strange that a woman, the mother of one of our boys in the Regiment, should die in the Poor Asylum. We stay-at-homes ought to say to every mother's son who shoulders a rifle or who dons his sailor's suit that we will be responsible for the keep and comforts of your parents (if necessary) while you are away.

Married at Hant's Hr. on March 8th, by the Rev. T. H. JAMES, uncle of the bride, Margarieta E. Filmer JAMES, only daughter of Mr. W. C. James of St. John's, to the Rev. Clemant GAUKRODGER, of Halifax, Yorkshire, Eng.

Friday, March 24, 1916

Died on Tuesday, March 21st, Doris, infant child of Robert and Jane DAWE, aged 9 months.

Friday, March 31, 1916

Mr. John BOWERING, of Southside Coley's Point, met with an accident at Earle & Parsons' sawmill on Saturday by having two fingers cut off with a saw.

Died at Harbor Grace, on March 26th, 1916, Frank, beloved son of Samuel & Patience TITFORD, aged 18 years. Deceased was a nephew of John Morgan of this town.

Born on Sunday, March 26th, at the Rectory, Upper Island Cove, the wife of Rev. E.E. RUSTED, a daughter.

Halibut Steamer Onward Ho, which has been missing for two months, had 24 fishermen on board, including three Newfoundlanders, William SNOW, Coley's Point, James MARCH of Trinity Bay, and Dan BROWN of Bonavista Bay. The other members were Norwegians. William Snow is a son of William & Mary Snow, and left Coley's Point about 20 years ago for the Crows Nest Pass. From there he went to B.C. He leaves a wife and 5 children, two sisters in Boston, Charlotte and Susie, a stepbrother, Albert, in the Navy. Mrs. Rachel Snow, of Coley's Point is his stepmother. His wife was formerly Susie RUSSELL, a sister of the late Mrs. John Moore.

Died on Sunday morning, March 26th, after a short illness, Douglas, son of the late Capt. Isaac and Patience MERCER, aged 23 years. Funeral took place to the Methodist Cemetery on Tuesday.

Friday, April 28, 1916

Died suddenly at St. John's, April 15th, Henry Charles DAWE, a native of Port de Grave, aged 69 years. Deceased leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters.

There passed peacefully away at the Rectory, Emsdale, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, March 17th, 1916, Jessie FRENCH, beloved wife of Rev. J. NORMAN, in her 35th year. Funeral took place from the Rectory to St. Mark's Cemetery for interment. She leaves to mourn their sad loss, a husband, mother, one brother, Mr. Albert French, and three sisters, Mrs. William Norman, Mrs. Stafford Pike and Mrs. (Rev.) R. H. Mercer.

Friday, May 12, 1916

News In a Line:

The Rev. James William DONNELLY, P.P. passed away Thursday morning at St. John's. He was a native of Carbonear.

A child named Thomas LOADER, aged three years, was shot dead at Rose Blanche Wednesday afternoon.

Friday, May 19, 1916

News In a Line:

Mr. James SNOW arrived here on Monday last from Allston, Mass. with the remains of his only daughter, Susie, who passed away at Allston recently. Susie, aged 19 years and 5 months, died May 7th. She was the daughter of James and Jane Snow. Interment took place May 16th at the Methodist Cemetery.

Capt. John J. GOSSE, of New Westminster, B.C. paid a visit to his father, Skipper Bart Gosse in Spaniard's Bay. Capt. Gosse holds a responsible position with the Canadian Govt., being in charge of the Dredge 303. This boat was formerly the German dredge Von Fruhling, being purchased by the Can. Govt. from the German Govt. seven years ago.

Born on Tuesday, May 9th to Mr. & Mrs. Robert DAWE, a son.

Friday, June 16, 1916

Mr. John ELMS, formerly of Bay Roberts, but now residing on Beaumont Street, St. John's West, was stricken with paralysis about 3 weeks ago.

Friday, June 30, 1916

Ottawa, Ont. June 26, 1916. To John BARRETT, French's Cove: Sincerely regret inform you A10766 Pte. Wm. Barrett infantry officially reported missing operations between June 3rd and June 8th, Officer in Charge Record Office.

News In a Line:

Two brothers, James and Lawrence GRIFFIN, privates in the First Newfoundland Regiment, arrived in Harbor Grace on Sat. last, having been invalided home as unfit for further service. One is practically a physical wreck from the inroads of dysentry, the other one had one of his arms badly shattered. Both saw active service.

Friday, July 14, 1916

The funeral of the late Patrick J. MAHONEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. P. Mahoney, of North River, whose death by drowning at Philadelphia, took place on Monday last.

Mrs. Milvinia KEARLEY, widow of the late Thomas Kearley, and daughter of the late Isaac and Mary MERCER passed away on Tuesday, July 11th. Interment took place on Thursday in the C. of E. Cemetery. She had reached her 87th year. She leaves to mourn one son, one daughter, Mrs. Albert Brown residing in Vancouver, B.C. and Mr. Charles Kearley, besides 11 grandchildren.

Mr. C. PRATT, a director in the firm of the Smith Co., St. John's, was united in marriage to Miss Agnes HORWOOD, Thursday last. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. E.J. Horwood, Prescott St., St. John's. Mr. Pratt is the son of the late Rev. John Pratt.

Dies of Wounds - "Regret to inform you that Record Office Nfld. Regiment, London, today reports that the Tenth General Hospital, Rouen, reports that your son, No. 1449 Private George G. CROSBIE died of wounds out of hospital July 4. J.R. Bennett, Col. Secy."
The above is a copy of the message received by Mrs. Walter Crosbie on Monday last, informing her of the death of her son. Private George Graham Crosbie was the eldest son of Walter and Minnie Crosbie, of Bay Roberts West. He was but 17 years of age when he enlisted, and barely 18 at the time of his death.

Friday, July 21, 1916

Mr. Thomas CARAVAN, Bay Roberts East, received a letter from his brother Charles, of Vancouver, B.C. date June 4th, informing him that another brother, JAMES, a member of the Canadian contingent had been killed in action "somewhere in France" between June 12th and 13th. No further particulars.

There passed away Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph YETMAN, Mary Ann, wife of Mr. Nathan HUSSEY, of Bay Roberts. The deceased is survived by her husband and four children, father, mother, four sisters and two brothers. The funeral took place Tuesday. Interment was in the C. of E. cemetery,

Friday, July 28, 1916

Bay Roberts is once again called upon to mourn the loss of one of her most popular and favorite sons in the person of James Maxwell MERCER. Max, by which name he was known, was the youngest son and child of Mr. Isaac and Mrs. Anastasia Mercer, and but 19 years of age. He leaves besides a father and mother, two brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss.

Friday, August 4, 1916

Passed peacefully away at his residence on Saturday last, one of our oldest and respected citizens, Mr. Jonathan SNOW, at the ripe old age of 74 years. He leaves to mourn a wife, two sons, Edward, now in Boston, and John of Bay Roberts, on Labrador, and one daughter, Mrs. William Mercer of Mercer's Cove, Bay Roberts. Two grandchildren. Interment took place July 31st in the C. of E. cemetery.

Born on Saturday, July 29th, to Mr. and Mrs. C.E. RUSSELL, a son.

Passed away at her home, Coley's Point, August 1st, at the age of 39 years, Mary, wife of Moses MERCER and daughter of Mary and the late Frances RUSSELL. Leaving a husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter and 3 sisters, Mrs. Isaac Bradbury, Mrs. Thomas French and Mrs. Thomas Purdy to mourn their loss. Funeral took place at St. John Evangelist Church on Wednesday.

Friday, August 11, 1916

Passed away on August 3, Mary Jane NEAL, wife of Capt. Richard Neal of Spaniard's Bay, at the age of 64. She had two sons, Ralph and Edward in the R.N.R. Her son, Edward, is still serving his King and country on one of his Majesty's ships somewhere in the North Sea. Ralph shipped on board the schooner, Antoinette, Captain Webber, which was lost with all hands somewhere in the Mediterranean about Nov. or Dec. Mrs. Neal leaves a husband, 5 sons and 1 daughter. - Spaniard's Bay, Aug. 7, 1916

Passed away at her late residence Wed., August 2, Mrs. Patience MERCER, widow of the late Charles Mercer, at the ripe old age of 87½ yrs. She leaves to mourn their loss, 3 sons, Eli, Charles and Nathan, also 3 daughters, Mrs. Jonathan Bradbury, Mrs. Azariah Dawe of Coley's Point and Mrs. John Mercer of Beachy Cove. She was a daughter of the late Solomon and Bridget KEARLEY, of Bay Roberts. Interment took place Friday, August 4 in the C. of E. cemetery.

Mr. Richard PARSONS of Crane's Brook, father of Private Reuben Parsons and Mr. Joe T. Parsons, passed away Thursday. His funeral takes place on Saturday.

Capt. James Ryan of Spaniard's Bay received a message from British Headquarters informing him that his nephew Private Dick RYAN who was wounded sometime ago is still in hospital at Etaples, France and hoped to be removed to England in a few days. Dick is the son of Mrs. A. Ryan who once conducted the Seaview Hotel here and was a general favourite with the town people.

Friday, August 18, 1916

Owen CHIPMAN who was injured by the falling of a derrick at the American Thread Co.'s plant Monday, died in St. Joseph's Hospital on Monday. His remains were moved to the morgue of Eugene E. Hickey. This morning his brother, Absalom Chipman, arrived from Boston and made arrangements for his body to be sent to Spaniard's Bay for burial, where service will be held one week from today in Trinity Church, Spaniard's Bay. He leaves a father, Levi Chipman, 3 brothers and 1 sister, Absalom, Henry and John Chipman of Boston, Melena Sanderson, Bay Roberts, NF. - Willimantic Chronicle, Aug. 8.

Died at St. John's, Sunday, August 13, after a lingering illness, Sarah, widow of the late Benjamin BOWERING, aged 81 years. Leaving 3 sons and 4 daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral took place on Tuesday from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Badcock. Interment was made in the Methodist Cemetery, Coley's Point.

Died at Juggler's Cove on Sunday, August 13, Julia Melena, beloved wife of Albert CARAVAN and daughter of Moses and Johanna EARLE, aged 30 years. Leaving a husband, 2 children, father, mother, 1 sister and 4 brothers to mourn their loss. Funeral took place Monday to the Methodist Cemetery.

Friday, August 25, 1916

Wedding Bells at Heart's Content - A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Heart's Content on Wednesday, August 18th, when Miss Lucy BUTT, daughter of Mr. George Butt of the Western Union Cable Staff, was married to Mr. John J. YOUNG, son of Mr. George Young of the firm C.J. Young & Son. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon Smart, assisted by Rev. Canon Noel in St. Mary's Church.

The following message received on Monday last, was handed to us by Adjutant Ellsworth, S.A., upon whom devolved the duty of breaking the sad news to his mother and other members of the family, his father being away on the Labrador. - St. John's, August 21st., Capt. Roberts, Salvation Army, Bay Roberts - Regret to inform you that Records Office, London, today report that No. 2101 Pte. Harry BROWN, son of Mr. Wm. Brown was killed in action on August 12th. Kindly inform parents. J.R. Bennett - Col. Sec.

The first fatality since the advent of the motorcar in Newfoundland occurred in St. John's shortly after 11 o'clock Tuesday night. It appears that Mr. F.J. CANNING, who owned and operated the car, accompanied by four friends, Messrs. E.D. SCANLON, R. ROGERS, P.J. McGARRY & Al HENNESSEY, left the city a few minutes before 11 for a drive countrywide. While passing through Stamp's Lane, the car struck against the edge of a small bridge, which projected some inches above the round bed, Scanlon, who with Rogers and Hennessey was sitting in the back seat, was thrown over the windshield, his head striking against a stone wall, affecting a deep wound. The others, with the exception of Hennessey, who jumped, were also thrown out, but received only minor injuries. On the arrival of doctors on the scene, it was found that Scanlon was very badly hurt and weakened by the loss of blood. His wounds were quickly bandaged and he was rushed to hospital, but he sank rapidly shortly before 4 o'clock, Wednesday morning, when he passed away. Deceased was son of the late T.D. Scanlon. He held the position of chief accountant with Anglo American Telegraph Co., St. John's.

Royal sympathy - Mrs. Capt Henry Dawe, mother of the late Victor DAWE, received a message recently from King George and Queen Mary, assuring her of their true sympathy and their sorrow.

Passed peacefully away at his son's residence, Coley's Point, August 10th, after a lingering illness, Robert PARSONS, aged 77 years, leaving to mourn 2 sons and 3 daughters to mourn their loss. His funeral took place on Saturday the 12th, to the C. of E. cemetery.

Friday, September 22, 1916

Died on Monday, September 18th, after a short illness, James SNOW, aged 78 years. Leaving 2 sons, Edward of Bay Roberts and Abraham of St. John's, one brother, Gerald Snow, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild to mourn their loss. Funeral took place on Wednesday to the C. of E. cemetery.

Died at Coley's Point on Monday, September 11th, Emmie Jane, darling child of James and Salome THOMPSON, aged 2 years and 4 months.

Died on Thursday, September 21st., after a long illness, Agnes Isabelle BRENNAN, aged 20 years, youngest daughter of Walter and Elizabeth Brennan. Funeral on Saturday.

Misses Martha and Mary BADCOCK, daughters of Cecily and the late James Badcock (Samuel), Shearstown, returned home from Hamilton, Ontario, recently, on a visit to their mother.

Friday, September 29th, 1916

A man named Samuel SNOW, of Woodford's Cove, Little Bay Islands, was killed by the explosion of a breech loading gun while out rabbit shooting on Monday last.

The sudden death of Mr. James DELANEY occurred this Friday (today). Mr. Delaney returned from Heldon by the schooner Laura M. Knock, about two weeks ago. About eleven o'clock Thursday night, he complained about a severe pain in his stomach. His family treated him with hot applications and he passed away in above hour. He seemed in perfect health and was out visiting his sister last night. He was 61 years of age and the son of the late Martin and Providence Delaney. He leaves to mourn a wife, three sons, three daughters and one sister. Funeral will be October 1st to the R. C. Cemetery.

James DILLON, a farmer of Freshwater Road, St. John's, committed suicide by drowning himself in a pond near the city on Monday afternoon. His body was recovered the same night. The unfortunate victim had been suffering from mental trouble for some time, became violently insane on Monday, hence his tragic ending. He leaves a wife and several children.

Friday, October 6, 1916

North Sydney, September 29th - A distressing accident occurred on Commercial Street last night whereby a seaman named Charles STROUD, mate of the schooner, Bessie C. Lake, of Rose Blanche, lost his life by being struck by an automobile, and it appears that the unfortunate man, Stroud, in company with the Capt. STREET, had been set upon by a gang of toughs and chased down King Street, they beat Capt. Street pretty badly, and it is reported, took $15 off him before he made his escape. Stroud, who got away from them, ran down King Street and right into an automobile driven and owned by Colin McKENZIE of Sydney, who was proceeding homeward. Mr. McKenzie stopped his car and saw the man was quite badly injured. This morning, a fellow named D. BURKE, who was supposed to be one of the gang who chased the victim and his companion, was arrested and placed in jail. No blame whatever is attached to Colin McKenzie for the unfortunate accident.

Mr. Francis FRENCH, one of the oldest residents of French's Cove, passed away on Friday, September 29th, after a week's illness. His funeral took place Sunday to the Methodist Cemetery.

Friday, October 13, 1916

Corporal Duncan COLLINS, of the Newfoundland Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Collins, Spaniard's Bay, arrived home on Wednesday last. Duncan was wounded in the leg in one of the battles in France, and was later pronounced medically unfit for further services.

Newfoundlander Killed - George DAWE, a native of Coley's Point, was killed at Wellon, Ont., Sept. 27th. Deceased was working for the Dominion Bridge Co. of Toronto, in which city he resided for the past 9 years. He left Newfoundland 12 years ago and went to Sydney, C. B. where he lived for awhile, from there he went to Toronto and on this his first visit out of the city he was killed by an electric shock. He lived only twelve hours after being struck. Deceased was 39 years old and leaves a wife, Mrs. (nee) Sarah Rideout, of Pilley's Island, two step-brothers and one step-sister to mourn their loss - Mr. Azariah Dawe of Coley's Point, Mr. W.R. Taylor of St. Jerome County, Que. and Mrs. James Brown of this town. Deceased was a son of the late James and Annie Dawe. The body was laid to rest in Prospect Cemetery.

Friday, October 27, 1916

Wedding Bells - Topsail, the popular seaside resort witnessed the performance of a very pretty wedding ceremony on Wednesday, October 18th, when Miss Marion Isabella AYRE, St. John's, daughter of the late George and Isabella Ayre was united in holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. George DAWE, J.P., Port de Grave. The bridesmaid was her sister, Lillian; Mr. John Dawe of Bay Roberts performed the duties of best man. The bride was given away by Mr. William Piercey of Jas. Baird's Ltd., an old friend of the family.

Died on October 20th, Susanna Gertrude, darling child of Arthur and Lizzie WINSOR, aged 3½ months.

Friday, November 10, 1916

Died on Wednesday, after a short illness, Donald Ross, infant child of John and Jane SPARKES, aged 14 months.

Obituary - The late Mrs. Richard FINN of Spaniard's Bay, who passed away on October 30th, was the oldest and one of the most respected residents of this place. In a few months the deceased would have passed the ripe old age of 93 years. Her health was good and her mind lost very little of her usual vigor. Her husband predeceased her 27 years ago. Of the family there are living, one son, Edward of the Reid Nfld. Co. and two daughters, Mrs. Capt. James Ryan and Mrs. Anastasia Ryan, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren survive her.

The Sydney Record has the following: The death of John CROWLEY, aged 83, occurred at the residence of his son, 18 Hugh Street. The deceased who was a native of Bay Roberts, Nfld., leaves two sons and one daughter. Funeral on Friday. Interment at Hardwood Hill Cemetery. - Spaniard's Bay, Nov. 7th, 1916

Pearl TURTLE, aged 17, daughter of George and Susannah Turtle, Shearstown passed away on Monday last, after only a few days illness. Cause of death was typhoid fever.

A man named John DYKE of Bonavista, committed suicide by hanging himself to a beam on Wednesday to that place. No particulars as to the reason for his rash act has yet been received.

Friday, November 17, 1916

Passed peacefully away at Sydney Mines, N.S., October 27th, at the early age of 36 years, Alice Maud, beloved wife of Abram SNOW, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles CAVE of Bay Roberts, leaving to mourn their loss, a husband, seven children, father, mother, two brothers and three sisters. Death came as a shock to all, as she was apparently well and able to be about. Early Friday morning she complained about a pain about her head, as she was subject to heart failure. The doctor and nurse were called and did everything possible for her. Her husband being at work was sent for but when he reached her, she was unconscious, hemorrhages set in, and an operation performed from which she never recovered. Her remains were interred in the General Protestant Cemetery, Sydney Mines, October 30th.

Died on November 3rd, 1916 at Keighley, Yorkshire, England, Rev. Samuel SNOWDEN, Methodist Minister, formerly of Newfoundland Conference. He leaves to mourn his widow, formerly Miss OLDFORD, of Musgravetown, B.B. and one daughter, Mrs. Dr. Atkinson, Bay Roberts.

Died at Coley's Point, November 11th, after short illness, William Henry, youngest son of Horatio and Mary FRADSHAM, aged 22 years. Leaving a father, mother, two brothers and one sister to mourn their loss. Funeral to the C. of E. cemetery, Nov. 13.

Friday, November 24, 1916

Mrs. Jane SNOW, widow of the late Abner Snow and mother of Mr. John Snow, passed away at her home on Monday last, after a brief illness, aged 69 years. She leaves to mourn their sad loss, five sons, John of Bay Roberts, Wm. of Unity, Maine, Ernest & Arthur of Butte, Montana, Isaac of B.C., one brother, Henry Evans of Bay Roberts. Funeral took place Wednesday, November 22 to the Methodist Cemetery

Mr. W.H. GOODLAND, partner in the firm of Gray & Goodland, printers & Stationers, St. John's, passed away Thursday last, from an attack with pleurisy. Mr. Goodland was foreman of the Evening Telegram office for years before forming partnership with Mr. Gray.

Friday, December 1, 1916

On the 22nd November, died at No. 39 Brazil Square, St. John's, after a short illness, Edna BISHOP, aged 84 years. She was the wife of the late George Bishop, and leaves to mourn six sons and one daughter.



Transcribed by Maxine Edwards, September 2001.
Revised by Maxine Edwards 2004.

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

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