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The Guardian



Bay Roberts Guardian 1923
C. E. Russell Proprietor
MF 5145

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

Not published: January 5, January 12

Friday, January 19, 1923

Our First Issue Since 1920 - With this issue, The Guardian makes its bow to its old and new readers for the first time since its suspension in 1920. We need not refer to its past history; it speaks for itself. In the future we hope to send out from week to week a journal that will far exceed in every particular The Guardian of years ago.

The evening service in Central Methodist Church, Bay Roberts, on Sunday, October 22nd, took the form of a memorial service to the late Clayton SPARKS, aged 17 years, only and beloved son of Jesse and Mary Sparks, of French's Cove, who was drowned on April 15th last. In days and weeks that followed every effort was put forth toward the recovery of the body, but without success.

Obituary - On Friday, November 3rd, one of the oldest citizens of French's Cove, in the person of Josiah BADCOCK, calmly, peacefully and without a struggle, exchanged this world for another at the ripe old age of 94 years. Those who had the privilege of knowing the deceased held him in the highest esteem, not only for his hardy, manly and brave characteristics, but also for his moral qualities of industry, straightforwardness and honesty. Mr. Badcock's ancestors were of old Devonshire stock, and to those he was indebted for that strong physique which made it possible for him to endure almost any hardship. Deceased prosecuted the seal fishery 58 springs, going at first with his uncle, Capt. John NORMAN, of Brigus, at the early age of 14 years. For a number of years he prosecuted the cod fishery, chiefly at Battle Harbor, until he was 81 years of age. He was one of the crew of the brig, "Rescue", and was mainly instrumental in saving that ship from destruction near the Fish Rock, off Battle Harbor, during the storm which resulted in the "Huntsman" disaster. Up until a few weeks of his death he was ever ready to relate his eventful experiences battling with the winds and waves around the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador for more than half a century. The funeral took place on Sunday, Nov. 5th, interment in the old Methodist cemetery, Rev. Samuel Baggs officiating. Left to mourn are one son, George Badcock, three daughters, Mary Jane at home, Mrs. Henry Hutchings and Mrs. George French, of Seattle, Wash., and one brother, Isaac Badcock, of French's Cove. Another brother, Azariah Badcock, passed away at St. John's a few weeks ago.

Nurse Emmie PARSONS, who has been on a prolonged visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Parsons, left on Jan. 5th to take passage by the Silva for Montreal, where she will resume her work.

We understand that Mr. Geo. HIERLIHY and others, who have certain gold claims on Middle Brook, Labrador, has recently received from certain American capitalists an offer for their entire holdings. They consider their claims to be of such value that it is not likely the thing will be finalized unless arrangements are made for the holders to retain an interest in the property.

Successful Newfoundland Student - Mr. Wilson POWELL, of Bonavista, who was a few years ago, Principal of the Methodist Superior School here, has just been elected President of Queen's University, Kingston, Ont. Alma Mater Society. The College Journal says: To those who do not know him, Wilson comes to us from Newfoundland. Born at Bonavista, he received his early education in Bonavista High School and at the Methodist College, St. John's. Following this he was Principal of the Twillingate High School for two years. He edited the "Canadian Machine Gunner" while in training at Seaford, and after the Armistice was Staff Writer for the Khaki Varsity. Other Newfoundland students at Kingston are: Max GOSSE of Spaniard's Bay, Robert CRAMM of Green's Harbor, and William HARRIS, son of the Rev. Wm. Harris, of Harbor Grace.

Wedding Bells - On Wednesday, Nov. 1st, a very pretty wedding was solemnized at St. Matthew's Church, when Miss Gladys Susie, elder daughter of Capt. and Mrs. John PARSONS, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to William Frederick, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William GUY, of Carbonear. She was supported by her sister, Ida, and Miss Jennie Guy, sister of the groom, while the groom was supported by Mr. Robert J. Mercer.

Issue Missing - January 26

Friday, February 2, 1923

We regret to record the passing of a very popular citizen of Bell Island, Mr. George STEWART. Many will remember that Mr. Stewart plied his motorboat, E.L. Stewart between Bell Island, Harbor Grace and other Conception Bay communities. His many friends will sympathize with his wife and two children, whom he leaves to mourn their loss.

Mr. Bernard BRENNAN, who left here about New Year to work at Sydney, N.S., has since removed to Cambridge, Mass., where he has obtained suitable employment.

Wedding Bells - At Copenhagen, Denmark, Bendix-Olesen, daughter of the late editor Bendex-Olesen, Denmark, was united in marriage to her cousin, Mr. Aage VARJELDS, a traveler for one of the biggest book firms in Scandinavia. The young bride was given away by her father's cousin, the Inspector of Greenland. Some eight years ago the bride and her mother was visiting Newfoundland, and while staying at St. John's, the bride was three months at Ayre & Sons Music Department. Her mother belonged to Bay Roberts, the daughter of the late Samuel CHARD, Coley's Point.

Issue Missing - February 9

Friday, February 16, 1923

Mr. Jonas BARTER, of St. John's, so well known by many here, met with a serious accident recently. He was standing near a horse on Harvey & Co.'s wharf, when one of the animals kicked out and struck him with both hoofs. The kick left him unconscious and in this condition he was rushed to the hospital. It will be remembered that Miss Mabel Barter, taught in the S.A. School here some years ago.

Wedding Bells - A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Central Methodist Church, on Feb. 10th, when Rev. S. Baggs united in the bonds of matrimony Pearl Bowden BRADBURY, daughter of Mrs. and the late Joshua Bradbury, of this town, to Mr. Robert Inkpen HOLLETT, of Great Burin. The bride entered the church on the arm of her uncle, Mr. Wm. Bradbury. She was attended by her sister, Miss Ruby Bradbury, and Miss Susie Hollett, sister of the groom. While the groom was supported by Mr. Robert Parsons.

There passed away on Sunday, February 11th, after a lingering illness, Mary Ellen, relict of the late Stephen DELANEY. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Veronica, two sons, Philip and Arthur, to whom the sympathy of the community is tendered. Funeral took place on Tuesday, Feb. 13th.

There passed peacefully away on Saturday, February 10th, after a short illness, Florence Marion, eldest daughter of William and Rachel FRENCH, of Country Road, aged 20 years and 7 months. The deceased had been in apparent good health until about a week before her death, when she contracted a heavy cold, which hastened her end. Florrie, as she was generally known, was very bright. She leaves to mourn beside a large circle of friends, her father, mother, one brother, Max, in the United States, and one sister, Stella, at home. Her father is also away from home in the U.S.

Died at St. John's on Tuesday, February 13th, Elizabeth BURNHAM, relict of the late Frederick Burnham.

The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William HARDY died of convulsions on Wednesday, February 14th.

Friday, February 23, 1923

Patrick MULCAHY of Bay Bulls was accidentally killed at Bermuda a few days ago. The unfortunate man went to and secured work at the above place about three weeks ago. According to a message received from Hon. J.P. Hand, the body is being sent home for interment and will arrive by the next rip of the S.S. Silvia.

Death, the destroyer of humanity, paid us a visit on Sunday, Feb. 18th, and claimed as its victim Thomas R. DeLANEY, only surviving son of Mary and the late Capt. Richard DeLaney, of this town. (T.R. as we were fond of calling him) was a well-known figure on the streets of Bay Roberts, having started work after leaving school as a telegraph messenger, learning the business during his spare hours. Upon the resignation of the then operator, he succeeded to the position, where his exceptional ability quickly brought him to the front as one of the leading telegraphers in the country. Delaney's book of Poems will also be remembered as equal to anything of this nature furnished by any local bards. About three years ago he left for Montreal, where he sought to regain his health, which was never robust. In this he failed, and 18 months ago returned home. He has since been under the tender care of his mother and aunts, Misses M.C. and E.M. Dawson, but he passed away on the above date, at the early age of 36 years. He leaves to mourn, a mother, at home, and one sister residing in U.S.A., to whom we extend sincere sympathy. His funeral took place on Tuesday, Requiem Mass being offered by Rev. Fr. Williams.

Friday, March 2, 1923

Great were the feelings of sadness on Saturday last, Feb. 24th when word was received announcing the passing of William A. OKE, Judge of District Court, Hr. Grace. He was born at Hr. Grace in 1858, and was the son of the late Mr. Edward Oke. His life has been one of worthy of note and to his widow, (nee Miss Sophie Snow), son, Edward, the present Editor and proprietor of the Standard, and daughter Gladys, at home, the sympathy of Nfld. is expressed in this time of bereavement.

There passed away on Monday, Feb. 26th, after a brief illness, Jessie, beloved wife of John R. CARAVAN. The deceased had been ill but three weeks, and until the end it was hoped that recovery was possible. She leaves to mourn a husband, four children, Max, Daisy, Dorothy and Allan; also three sisters, Mrs. Isaac Mercer, Coley's Point, Mrs. J.T. Tamplin, Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Arthur Holloway, Musgrave Town, and a large circle of friends to whom the sympathy of the community is extended.

We regret to record the passing of Mrs. Elizabeth BRADBURY, wife of Mr. Isaac Bradbury of Coley's Point. She is survived by her husband, an adopted daughter, Lizzie, mother and two sisters, to whom sympathy is extended.

Once again a cloud of gloom has overshadowed Bay Roberts, caused by the passing of one of its most prominent citizens, in the person of Mr. George HIERLIHY. In June last the deceased entered the General Hospital, St. John's when an operation for appendicitis was performed. This seemed to have been successful, for during the summer he engaged in business the same as usual. But on January 5th he was stricken again, and entered the hospital for further treatment. But medical skill was to no avail and he passed away on Friday, Feb. 23rd. The deceased was born in this town in 1884 and was the son of the late A.R. and Mary Hierlihy. Beginning business at the age of 18, the past 22 years have been years of hard climbing. A number of years ago he purchased the Ironbound Island and Long Trickle fishing property on the Labrador, previously owned by the late Capt. Isaac Mercer. The funeral took place on Sunday at the Methodist Church. He leaves to mourn his wife, (nee Nellie M. Spence), daughter of the late Capt. John Spence of Hr. Grace, also four children, Muriel, Clifford, Oscar and Marjorie, also mother, two sisters and one brother. He was also a brother-in-law of Conductor W. Pushie of the Reid Nfld. Company.

Not published - March 9, March 16

Friday, March 23, 1923

On Friday, March 16th, word was received by Bowering Bros., St. John's, that one of the crew of the sealing steamer, Viking, name George HISCOCK, of Hodge's Cove, T.B., died suddenly of heart failure on board ship. Deceased was a man about 40 years of age and leaves a wife and family.

Dr. W.F. DAWE is now residing in Victoria, B.C., where he is practicing as a physician.

Mr. Robert S. PARSONS, tidewaiter at the Customs House in Harbour Grace, brother of A.A. Parsons, Esp. Supt. of the Penitentiary, St. John's and ex-Editor of the Telegram and a former M.H.A., passed away at his residence on Tuesday, February 26th. Five daughters survive him, one of whom, Mrs. Donald Norman, resides in Lynn, Mass.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. ST. JOHN, formerly of Harbour Grace, now living in retirement at Cambridge, Man., donated the magnificent sum of $1000.00 to the Munn Hospital Fund. Mr. St. John is now in his 93rd year. His father was once editor and proprietor of the Hr. Grace newspaper.

Not published - March 30

Friday, April 6, 1923

There passed peacefully away, at Coley's Point, on March 9th, after a short illness, Hazel Alma, youngest daughter of Thomas and Fannie LITTLEJOHNS, aged 18 years and 6 months.

Died at Coley's Point on Thursday, March 22nd, after a brief illness, John, son of the late James and Jane E. BOWERING, aged 61 years and 1 month. He leaves to mourn a wife, two daughters and three sons.

Born at Wesleyville, January 12th, to Adjt. and Mrs. A.J. ROBERTS, a son.

Mr. and Mrs. SOMERTON, wish to acknowledge the many tokens of sympathy expressed to them by kind friends and relatives during the illness of their little daughter Hazel, who died March 26th at the age of one year and eight months.

We regret to record the passing of Mr. John BOWERING, of Coley's Point. The deceased was in apparent good health until a few days before his death on Thursday, March 22nd, the news of his passing came as a shock to the community. He leaves to mourn a wife, two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Barrett of this town, and Mrs. Adjt. A.J. Roberts of Wesleyville, three sons, Hayward, Amador and Bramwell, all in the United States, one little grandson at Wesleyville, one sister, Catherine, also four brothers, William, at home, Thomas and James, the United States and Robert in West Killdnin, Man., to whom the sympathy of the community is extended.

Friday, April 20, 1923

Obituary - In the passing of Fanny, relict of the late Samuel CHARD, we may truly say a mother in Israel is gone on Tuesday, April 10th. Over eighty years in the sea of life she had encountered many storms. She was a kind and devoted wife and fond mother of seven children, all of whom survive her but one, Emma, the eldest having died some years ago in the U.S.A. She leaves to mourn her loss, one son and five daughters viz: Mr. Joseph Chard, now at Ilack, Labrador, Mrs. George Gerrett, Botwood, Mrs. Fanny Oleson, Denmark, Mrs. John French, C. Point and Mrs. Samuel Bradbury, Vancouver, B.C., eighteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Bowering and Mrs. John Bowering, Sr., of Coley's Point. The funeral took place on Thursday, the 13th inst. from the residence of Mr. Joseph Bishop, Bay Roberts, where she has been tenderly cared for during her last illness by her daughter, Mrs. Bishop. Her remains were followed by a large concourse of people to the Methodist Church and cemetery, Coley's Pt.

Friday, April 27, 1923

Married on April 25th, at George Street Church by Rev. R.E. Fairbairn, Snowden S. MERCER of Bay Roberts, to Florence WHITEWAY of St. John's.

Married at St. Mary's Church, Glace Bay, N.S., on Wednesday, April 11th, by Rev. H. Watson, Fannie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MERCER of Bay Roberts, N.F., to Robert James, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. MERCER of Bay Roberts, N.F.

Died at Coley's Point, March 10th, after a lingering illness, John T. LESLIE, aged 80 years. Leaving two daughters and one son to mourn their sad loss.

In Memoriam - In loving Memory of Abram BOONE, who was gassed in Boston, Mass., June 15th, 1922.

Mr. Bernard G. MERCER of the bank of Nova Scotia, St. John's, who was in town spending a vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry N. Mercer, returned to St. John's.

Wednesday, May 2, 1923

Obituary - We regret to record the passing of a respected citizen of Shearston, in the person of Mr. James HEDDERSON, on Tuesday, April 24th. His funeral took place from his late residence to the Church of England, Rev. E.M. Bishop officiating.

Obituary - There passed peacefully away on Saturday, May 5th, one of the oldest citizens of Bay Roberts in the person of Mr. Robert RUSSELL. Deceased had been failing in health for the past year or two, and on May 5th, he was called to his eternal reward. The late Mr. Russell was the youngest son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Russell, and reached the ripe old age of 77. Mr. C.E. Russell, J.P., is a nephew. His funeral took place from his late residence to the S.A. Citadel, then conveyed to the S.A. cemetery.

Drowning Accident - The Dept. of Justice has received the following message from the Magistrate of Harbor Breton, telling of a sad drowning accident at that place on Saturday last: "Thomas STROWBRIDGE fell overboard from the schooner Dixie, Joseph Bullen, master, on Saturday evening and was drowned. No person was on board at the time and it's supposed the unfortunate man stumbled on the deck and fell over the vessel's rail, as he was very feeble and practically blind. The body has not yet been recovered."

Friday, May 18, 1923

Miss Isabel STEVENSON, of Hr. Grace, who was training as a nurse in Montreal passed away recently. Typhoid fever was the cause of her death.

Friday, May 25, 1923

Inspector-General Hutchings received a message from Bell Island Wednesday morning, conveying the sad intelligence of a fatal accident at that place the evening before. The following is the message: "A lad named Selby GOSSE, 17 years old, son of Joseph Gosse, of Spaniard's Bay, and employed by the Company, was struck by a loaded car while riding down a hill near Nova Scotia Pier. Lad was so badly injured that he died during the night." The body was brought to his former home, Spaniard's Bay where interment was made.

Miss Essie PARSONS arrived from St. John's on May 23rd and paid a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Parsons.

Friday, June 1, 1923

Obituary - There passed peacefully away on Sunday morning, May 20th, after a brief illness, Malena, beloved wife of Benjamin NORTH. Deceased had been in fairly good health until quite recently and on Sunday the summons came for her to go to her eternal rest. The late Mrs. North was in her 73rd yr. and leaves to mourn her husband, two daughters, one of who resides in Canada, and Mrs. Mercer of this town. Also one son residing in Canada. Her funeral took place from her late residence to the Methodist Church.

Married at Upper Island Cove on May 26th, by the Rev. E.E. Rusted. Bessie PEPPER of Bay Roberts, to J.H. MARSHALL of St. John's.

Friday, June 8, 1923

An accident, which like two preceding ones may likely prove fatal was reported from Bell Island yesterday. The victim being Herbert HAMMOND of Portugal Cove, who while on duty looking after some cars of ore, fell between the cars and was badly crushed. Medical aid was summoned immediately and manager Archibald and Mr. J.A. McLean did all possible to alleviate his sufferings, but he has a very small chance of recovery. This is the third accident of this nature to happen in a very short time. - News

Mrs. E. GODDEN and baby arrived on Tuesday's train to visit her mother, Mrs. Henry DAWE.

Friday, June 15, 1923

Wedding - A very pleasant event took place at Harbor Grace on June 11th, when Mr. Louis A . O'BRIEN was united in matrimony to Miss Mary JONES, both of that town. The groom was supported by his brother, Mr. Jack O'Brien, while Miss Winnie Jones, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. The honeymoon will be spent at Holyrood. Mr. O'Brien is a capable employee of the Western Union Telegraph Company and is at present stationed here.

While walking along a narrow path near his store at 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, June 13th, Robert PORTER, aged 61 of Hibbs' Cove, Port de Grave, fell over a 20 foot embankment. Dr. Pritchard was called, and at first his recovery was hoped for, but at 4 p.m. the same day, he passed away. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn their sad loss. His funeral took place on June 14th, from his late residence. This is the second accident to occur at the place mentioned within the last two months. A man named PETTEN fell over the same cliff but his injuries were not serious and he has recovered. Very much sympathy is felt for the relatives of the late Mr. Porter, it being, not more than three years ago, when his brother was accidentally killed at Sydney, N.S.

North Sydney, N.S., June 5 - Emanuel KEARLEY of the American fishing schooner Hazel R. Hines, died in Hamilton Memorial Hospital this morning. He was admitted on arrival from the Banks on Tuesday, suffering from pneumonia. His family lives in Fortune Bay, Nfld. His father, Capt. George Kearley, and his wife arrived this morning on the Pro Patria, but were too late to see the deceased alive.

We are glad to learn that Mr. Victor PARSONS, son of Mr. Isaac Parsons, of H.M. Customs, this town, has secured a position with the Canadian National Telegraph Co., at Montreal. His brother, Hugh, who went there several years ago, is one of the most valued employees in that Company.

Mrs. William JAMES, of Georgetown, Brigus, died at her home on June 13th. It seems that Mrs. James lit a fire in the yard for the purpose of heating water and in moving around the fire her clothing caught. Before assistance came to her she was so badly burned that medical skill was to no avail, she passed away the following day.

The body of Miss Margaret LINDSAY, who disappeared at Muddy Bay, Cartwright, Labrador, last summer, arrived at St. John's on June 14th. The facts have not been made public yet and it depends upon the Justice Dept. whether they will or not. On arrival at St. John's, the remains were brought to the morgue from where they will be forwarded to Montreal for interment.

Died at Shearstown, on June 13th, after a short illness, Elizabeth SPARKES, widow of the late Isaac Sparkes, aged 75 years. Funeral took place this (Friday) afternoon.

Obituary - There passed away at Coley's Point on June 12th, Mrs. Elizabeth RUSSELL. The deceased lady was in apparent good health until stricken with paralysis at the home of her son. She leaves three sons, William, Azariah and Stephen Russell and two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Mercer of this town and Mrs. Adjt. Geo. Cooper of Toronto, Can. Also two brothers to mourn their sad loss. Interment was made in the Church of England cemetery on June 14th.

Friday, June 22, 1923

Miss Leah BAGGS arrived from Boston, Mass. recently and will spend the summer months with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baggs.

Obituary - There passed peacefully away at the "Dock" on June 11th, Emma RICHARDS, aged 24 years. The deceased young lady was suffering for eight months with consumption. She leaves to mourn, a father, mother and two brothers.

The Ordination of Mr. Nicholas A. FITZGERALD, son of P.J. Fitzgerald, J.P. of Harbor Grace, takes place at Halifax on Sunday next, 24th inst. Archbishop McCarthy, of Halifax, will officiated at the Ordination Service. His many friends will be pleased to learn that Rev. N.A. Fitzgerald will arrive by the next Silvia, accompanied by his sister, Nurse Rita, who is returning from New York. The young cleric studied at St. Bonaventure's College, St. John's and Holy Heart Seminary, Halifax.

Friday, June 29, 1923

Triple Drowning at Grand Falls - News of a triple drowning at Grand Falls on Wednesday, was received on June 21st. The victims were John S. St. JOHN, age 47, Harbor Grace; John L. WELLON, age 30, Ladle Cove; and Adam KEAN, aged 59, Musgrave Harbor. The fatality occurred in Aspen Lake, when a rowboat in which five men sank from under them; the other two, one of whom was Mr. Roland GOODYEAR, the contractor, being saved. The bodies were recovered and were taken to Grand Falls, where they were prepared for burial, and will be forwarded to their home for interment. It is understood that all three victims were married.

Obituary - We regret to record the passing of Mr. Joseph CRANE of Crane's Brook, on Sunday, June 17th. The deceased has been a sufferer for more than a year. Despite a visit to the General Hospital last year the end came on Sunday last. The late Mr. Crane was in his forty-second year and leaves a wife, children, mother, brothers and sisters to mourn their sad loss. Interment took place at the C.of E. cemetery on June 19th.

Died on Saturday, after a lingering illness, Isaac MERCER. He was the only son of the late Samuel and Dorcas C. Mercer. One of the brave Newfoundlanders, who fell in the great Beaumont Hamel Drive on July 1st, was Pte. Maxwell Mercer, youngest son of the deceased. He leaves a widow, two sons, Albert at home, Donald in Boston, Mass., three daughters, Mrs. Jas. S. Snow, of this town, Mrs. Jas. Dawe of Coley's Point, and Mrs. Herbert Caravan of British Columbia, also two sisters, Mrs. Dorcas Taylor, of this town and Mrs. Stephen Bradbury, St. John's, to mourn their loss. Funeral took place on Monday, June 25th, to the Methodist Cemetery.

Friday, July 6, 1923

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Bonavista on June 22nd when Ethel Louise, daughter of the late Magistrate, John ROPER, Esq., was united to Frederick Gordon BRADLEY, Esq., L.L.B., Barrister-at-Law, St. John's. The groom was supported by Dr. C. Alexander Forbes and the bride was attended by Mrs. (Rev.) Bugden as Matron of Honor. The bride was given away by her mother, Mrs. Annie Roper, M.B.E.

Married at Freshwater, B.D.V., on Thursday, June 28th, Hilda, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob PIKE, of Freshwater, to Llewellyn CRANE, of St. John's.

The wedding of Capt. Mabel BARTER, S.A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Barter to Captain Heber NOSEWORTHY, took place in the S.A. Citadel, New Gower St., St. John's on July 4th. The bride looked charming in a regulation Salvation Army Uniform bearing on her arm a splendid bouquet of carnations, sweet peas and maiden hair fern. She was attended by her sister, Capt. Marion Barter, who also wore a uniform. The groom was supported by Lieut. King, and the bride's father, Sergeant Major Barter, gave her away. Captain Barter, previous to her marriage had been teacher in Salvation Army Service for fourteen years.

Died at St. John's on July 4th, William Waterman HORWOOD, aged 68, son of the late Wm. Horwood, Brigus, leaving a wife and five children to mourn their loss.

Friday, July 13, 1923

On Monday, July 9th, the remains of the late Walter FRENCH were brought to his home at the Dock from the railway station, at Clarke's Beach. Deceased went to Boston about a month ago and was stricken with appendicitis recently and died in Hospital following an operation. He is survived by a wife, two children, mother and sister.

Mrs. John SPENCE, mother of Mrs. Geo HIERLIHY of this town, was stricken with paralysis recently and is seriously ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. PUSHIE, St. John's.

Married at New York, U.S.A., June 6th, Edith, eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac RUSSELL, of this town, to Harry MAXWELL, son of the late Joseph and Alfreda MOORE, and nephew of Mr. John Moore, of this town.

Married at Carbonear on Saturday, June 30th, Mr. Maxwell Eugene YOUNG, of the Western Union Cable staff, Heart's Content, to Miss Annie Dove PIKE, of Carbonear.

Friday, July 20, 1923

Mrs. (Rev.) WAITE (nee Miss Belle DAWE) arrived here from England via St. John's on Sunday night last, Mrs. Waite has been living in England for a number of years, and came now to visit her mother, Mrs. Henry Dawe.

The sad news reached here this (Friday) morning that Mrs. Ralph PARSONS (nee Miss Winnie KEEFE), had passed away in Boston, Mass. Mrs. Parsons was the daughter of Mr. Peter Keefe, of Coley's Point. We learn the body will be brought home for interment.

Obituary - At Forteau, Straits of Belle Isle, after a comparatively short illness, there passed away, Elfreda, beloved wife of Alfred BUCKLE, aged 33 years. Deceased leaves a husband and six children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother; also two brothers, two sisters and aged father and mother, George and Elizabeth BARNEY (nee GOSSE of Spaniard's Bay) now residing at Lance au Loup.

Friday, August 10, 1923

The wedding of Miss Florence DWYER, eldest daughter of Sergt. and Mrs. A Dwyer of this town to Mr. B.B. STAFFORD of St. John's, was solemnized in Boston recently. Miss Dwyer has been nursing in Boston for about seven years. Harbor Grace Standard, July 20.

Obituary - There passed away at Coley's Point, on June 23rd, Sarah FRENCH, wife of the late Wm. French. The deceased for the past six years had been confined to her home suffering from heart trouble. She leaves to mo0urn their sad loss three sons, Elijah, John and William, of Coley's Point, and two daughters, Mrs. Israel Dawe and Mrs. Mary Ann Tucker, of Port de Grave and 8 grandchildren.

Mr. James Baggs received a message from Vancouver, B.C. on August 8th, stating his eldest sister, Mrs. James RUSSELL, formerly of Bay Roberts, had passed away. The late Mrs. Russell (nee Miss Mary A. BAGGS) left here about 15 years ago. She leaves her husband, five brothers and one sister to mourn their sad loss.

Friday, August 17, 1923

Mr. & Mrs. Fred BURGE, of Cambridge, Mass., arrived here during the week and will remain for some time. Mrs. Burge (nee Miss Lizzie RUSSELL) has not visited her old home since she left with her parents some fifteen years ago.

Miss Annie FRENCH, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac French, who for some time has been nursing in a Boston Hospital, is home spending a vacation with her parents.

A very pretty wedding took place recently at the home of Mrs. William KENNEDY, Western Bay, when her daughter, Ella, was united in matrimony to Mr. John EVANS, of Adam's Cove. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Stan Kennedy. Both bride and groom were unattended.

Mr. Abram MORGAN, of Coley's Pt., celebrated his 82nd birthday on August 12th. His son, Mr. George Morgan, of St. John's, spent the day with him.

Friday, August 24, 1923

Mrs. ANGELL, of North Sydney, arrived here from Carbonear on Wednesday last on a visit to her brother, Mr. Fred PEACH.

Married on August 22nd at the C. of E. Cathedral, St. John's, by the Rev. J. Brinton, Irene, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry CAVE, to Arthur, son of Mr. & Mrs. John GREENLAND.

Died on Friday, August 17th, after a lingering illness, Thomas BROWN, aged 88. Leaving to mourn a wife, one daughter and one adopted son. Funeral took place on Saturday to the C. of E. cemetery.

Died suddenly on Tuesday, August 21st, Ellen, widow of the late William MERCER, of Beachy Cove. The end came suddenly at the home of her son, William Mercer. Deceased was in her 80th year. She leaves to mourn their sad loss three daughters and two sons, Charles and William. Interment took place to the C. of E. cemetery on Wednesday.

Friday, August 31, 1923

Died on Monday, August 30th, after a short illness, Jane, wife of William RUSSELL, Coley's Point. She leaves to mourn a loving husband, one son, Arthur, one brother, father and mother.

On Wednesday, August 29th, a sad drowning accident occurred at Topsail, when Mr. Herbert PIKE, an employee of the Royal Stores Ltd., St. John's, was seized with a cramp while swimming, and sank before a rescue party could reach him. The deceased was a member of the Royal Stores Swimming Club, whose members were holding an outing at Topsail on Wed. A set programme had been arranged for the afternoon entertainment, but shortly after arriving, a number of them, including Pike, decided to go for a swim. There was a heavy lop and the water was quite chilly. The victim, despite the entreaties of his comrades, started to swim for a boat anchored a quarter of a mile distant. He reached the boat, swam around it, and was returning to the shore when he apparently was seized with a cramp. His cries for help were heard by those on the beach, who immediately set out in a boat toward the spot where he was last seen, but the body did not rise. Within half an hour a motorboat was procured and rushed to the scene of the accident, and with the aid of jiggers the body was recovered in four fathoms of water. All the medical skills could do was done for the man, but to no avail. He is survived by a widow and two children.

Friday, September 7, 1923

Mrs. Samuel DAWE, 902 5th Ave., New Westminster, B.C., spent the past month here visiting her sister, Mrs. Thos. BOWERING, Country Road. Mrs. Dawe accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Mary A. RICHARDS, who spent the past two years in B.C.

Miss Emma DAWE, who spent some years in Toronto, engaged at journalistic and church work, has returned to Nfld., and is now staying with her parents, Capt. & Mrs. Eli Dawe, Coley's Point.

Word was received here on Monday, September 3rd, that a fatal accident had occurred at Bell Island. Miss Hilda HORNEY, while crossing one of the tracks was struck by a runaway ore car and almost instantly killed. She was the niece of Adjt. and Mrs. Oake, S.A. of this town. Her funeral took place at Bell Island on Tuesday.

Nurse Winnie DAWE, of Grand Falls, is here on vacation visiting her parents, Capt. & Mrs. Eli Dawe, Coley's Point.

Died on Thursday, September 6th, at Bareneed, after a short illness, Evelyn, daughter of John and Mary GREENLAND. She leaves to mourn father and mother, four brothers, Harry, Clarence and Fred at home, Bert in the U.S. Funeral takes place on Saturday.

Friday, September 14, 1923

Died at French's Cove, on Sunday, September 9th, Annie, widow of the late Jesse BADCOCK, in her 86th year. Leaving to mourn one daughter, Mrs. Jos. Neal, Spaniard's Bay, one adopted son, John Charles, and one brother, Isaac French, of this town. Funeral took place on Tuesday to the C. of E. Cemetery.

Friday, September 21, 1923

Miss Lindsay's Death - In connection with the death of Margaret LINDSAY at Cartwright, Labrador, last summer, although nothing has yet been given out officially by the Justice Dept., rumor has it that the wounds which caused the young lady's death were self-inflicted. The cause is said to be in connection with a love affair.

Married on Sept. 11th at the Oratory of the Sacred Heart Mercy Convent, by the Rev. Fr. Dee, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Carter, Miss Alice M. DEE to Mr. Francis J. DEVEREAUX.

Friday, September 28, 1923

A fatal accident occurred on Sept. 20th at Sydney, when Henry PEDDLE was crushed to death in the revolving gears of a crane that he was repairing. While he was at work in a trolley on top of the No. 2 Shaw crane, the operator, ignorant of the fact that the unfortunate man was engaged at work on the crane, started the machinery, with the result that the deceased was drawn into the gears. Before his position was noticed, he was extinct. As far as can be learned the tragedy was purely accidental, as the crane operator had not been informed of Mr. Peddle's dangerous position. The late Mr. Peddle was a native of Spaniard's Bay and was 28 years of age. He is survived by a widow and one child, also father and mother, John and Elizabeth Peddle. The remains were brought to Spaniard's Bay and on Tuesday the funeral took place.

Mrs. John WATTS of Hr. Grace, is here visiting her mother, Mrs. Robert DAWE.

Miss Ethel M. EARLE, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J.K. Earle, 26 Chandler Street, was married last night to Jack DAWE of Brattleboro, Vt., at All Saint's Church. The couple was attended by Miss Florence M. Earle, sister of the bride, and Arthur Dawe, brother of the bridegroom. (The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Earle, formerly of Country Road, but now residing at Worcester, Mass. And before leaving for the U.S.A. was teaching at the Country Road school. The groom is a son of Capt. John and Mrs. Dawe, of Coley's Point. Jack was well known as a hockeyist and a footballer.

Friday, October 5, 1923

A quiet but very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Spaniard's Bay, on September 27th, when Gladys, youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jesse GOSSE, was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Archibald Young CRANE, of Upper Island Cove. The bride entered the church on the arm of her brother, Augustus, who acted as father giver, Miss Hilda May Pike, of Freshwater (cousin of the bride) acted as bridesmaid.

Locating Treasure at Badger - Five years ago, Tom JOE, a reputedly wealthy Indian trapper and fur buyer of Badger Brook, near Grand Falls, Nfld., died without leaving any trace of the whereabouts of his wealth, which is said to amount to a considerable sum of money. Search has been carried on from time to time without success by his brothers. Recently another brother of the deceased, Stephen Joe, formerly of the local reservation, but at present in St. Peter's, received a letter from a man named Coleman, living at Badger Brook, who claims to have discovered the hiding place. Stephen leaves for Nfld. tomorrow night to take up the search and states that he will not return until he has located the treasure trove. - Sydney Post, Sept. 26th

Born to Mr. & Mrs. William John BROWN (nee Miss Elsie MERCER), Boston, Mass., a daughter.

Died at the home of his son, 31 Addison St., Chelsea, Mass., after a lengthy illness, Richard SPRACKLIN, of Waterville, King's Co., N.S., leaving a widow, two sons and one daughter.

Mrs. Allan BRADBURY and children arrived here recently from Grand Falls, and will spend the winter with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John DAWE of Coley's Point. Mr. Bradbury has secured a good position with the electrical contractors at Deer Lake.

Mr. J.T. JONES, of Upper Island Cove, received a message on Sept. 26th, from his son, John, which conveyed the sad news that his youngest son, Eleaser, had died at Indiana on Sept. 25th. The remains were expected to arrive on Oct. 4th.

Friday, October 12, 1923

The Deputy Minister of Justice received a message October 8th from Mr. A.S. Dubourdieu stating that a man named Aubrey KELLOWAY, of Badger's Quay, B.B., dropped dead on Friday night while attending a dance at the C. of E. schoolhouse, Port au Port.

Passed peacefully away Monday, Oct. 8th, after a short illness, Eugene PARSONS. Funeral took place Wed. from his late residence, 40 Victoria Street.

Child Burnt to Death - Word of a burning tragedy was received recently from Mr. A.E. Batstone, sub-collector of Little Bay Islands. The victim is the five year old daughter of James CHAPMAN. It appears that the little girl was burnt to death in the fire which burned the house and all its contents on Oct. 10th.

Prof. Samuel MERCER, a native of Bay Roberts, has just recently taken up his duties as Professor of Oriental Languages in Trinity University, Toronto.

Friday, October 19, 1923

It is learned that the Newfoundlander who was swept overboard and drowned from the Nova Scotia schr General Parr when she was abandoned in the recent heavy storm was Vincent MOLLOY, of Marystown, Placentia Bay.

Died at Heart's Content, on the 17th inst., James H. MOORE, J.P., aged 70 years.

Accidentally killed on August 3rd, in Toronto, Canada, Hubert H. DAWE, beloved son of Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Dawe, Clarke's Beach.

Passed peacefully away on Monday, October 15th, at Belmont Sanitarium, Cambridge, Mass., after a lingering illness, Victor, only son of Thomas and the late Lizzie BOWERING. Deceased was 23 years of age. Remains are expected to arrive on Thursday, Oct. 25th. Funeral on Friday.

Friday, October 26, 1923

Died at Shearstown on October 21st, after a lingering illness, William RICHARDS, aged 80 years, formerly of London, England. He leaves to mourn one son. Funeral took place to the C. of E. cemetery.

Antigonish, N.S. Oct. 17 - Thomas O'DONOGHUE, 18, and David PETERS, 30, are dead and Mortimer DESBARRES, 17, is suffering from painful bruises as the result of an auto accident today near St. Andrews, eight miles from here, in which the car, owned and driven by Peters, turned over, when it was steered out to avoid a puddle on the road. The three men were members of the Hazel Hill Cable Station, near Canso. O'Donoghue and Peters died at St. Martha's Hospital here where they were taken. (At least one of the unfortunate victims in this motor accident is well-known here and in the city - Mr. Peters.) He is one of the original staff of the Commercial Cable Co., in St. John's, coming in 1914, and working at the Cuckhold's Cove Station. He remained here for about 18 months, making many friends who will deeply regret his passing. From St. John's he was transferred to Canso. It is understood that he was shortly to be married.

Mr. Samuel NORMAN and Mrs. Isaac BRADBURY, of Winnipegosis, Man., Canada, arrived here on Saturday last and will remain with their parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Norman, during the winter months.

Anthony HAWCO, held for trial charged with the murder of Michael FEWER at Chapel's Cove on Sept. 2nd last, was committed by Judge Morris for trial before the Supreme Court at its next criminal session. The trail takes place next month.

Friday, November 2, 1923

Died at Brigus, on Oct. 31st, after a lingering illness, Florence, youngest daughter of the Rev. Charles LENCH.

November 9 Issue Missing

Friday, November 16, 1923

Died at Toronto, Nov. 13th, in his 57th year, Charles ROBERTS, a native of Brigus, Conception Bay.

Mr. & Mrs. John SNOW arrived home on Tuesday having come from Labrador by the S.S. Miegle. Mr. Snow, for the past season, was in charge of the lighthouse at Battle Harbor.

Miss Lily YARN, who had been visiting her sister, Mrs. S. Parsons, Coley's Point, left by Monday's train for her home in Fortune Bay.

Died on Monday, Nov. 12th, after a short illness, Benjamin NORTH, aged 69 years. Leaving two daughters and one son to mourn their sad loss. Funeral took place to the Methodist Cemetery on Wed.

Friday, November 23, 1923

Michael BULGER, of Flatrock, was killed almost instantly at the Dry Dock, St. John's at 10:30 on Wed. night, Nov. 21st, where he was engaged discharging machinery for the Armstrong Whitworth Co., from the Canadian Navigator. An engine had been landed on a flat car and blocked up for transshipment and Bulger was on the wharf unfastening the heavy slings, when one of them slipped and hit him severely in the stomach. He was picked up and brought to the shed where he passed away ten minutes later. The deceased was about 30 years of age and unmarried, and leaves a father, mother, one brother and two sisters. The remains were sent to Flatrock where interment took place.

Friday, November 30, 1923

Obituary- Passed peacefully away on November 25th, Vera Morel CROSSMAN, daughter of Thomas and Minnie Crossman, 8 Prescott St., St. John's. After receiving her education, she entered the office of the Eastern Trust Co., where she worked faithfully, until ill-health compelled her to resign. The funeral took place from her home on Tuesday and then to the C. of E. Cemetery. Left to mourn are father, mother, three sisters and three brothers.

Died on November 23rd, Hon. George KNOWLING, in his 83rd year. Funeral took place from his late residence "Thornlea" on Nov. 25th.

Died at St. John's this morning after a very short illness, Nathan SPARKES, in his 55th year, leaving a wife, three sons and three daughters, mother and seven brothers, three in Vancouver and four in St. John's. Deceased was a native of Bay Roberts.

Friday, December 7, 1923

Died on Thursday, Nov. 29th, at Wabana Mines, Bell Island, Stella, beloved wife of Mark GOSSE. Deceased was in her 29th year.

A quiet, but very pretty wedding took place at the Methodist Parsonage, on Dec. 3rd when Miss Myra MERCER, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Reuben Mercer, Shearstown, and Mr. Gilbert HIERLIHY, son of Mrs. A.R. Hierlihy, were united in the bonds of matrimony. The bride was attended by Miss Myrtle Hierlihy, sister of the groom, and Mrs. Edward Holmes, while Mr. E.J. French supported the groom.

Mr. Robert LEE, of Harbor Grace is opening a moving picture show in the British Hall there.

Capt. Richard GOSSE, formerly of Spaniard's Bay, entertained 350 tourists at his Sunnyside Cannery in British Columbia some time ago. He runs a model cannery and puts up salmon under the Gosse-Millerd brand.

Miss Jessie SHEPPARD, of Harbour Grace is here visiting her sister Mrs. (Rev.) E.M. Bishop.

The opening of "Bennett Hall" at Grand Falls in the afternoon of Nov. 11th has a special significance for Bay Roberts. The hall is named after a former pastor of the Bay Roberts Methodist Circuit, Rev. Sidney Bennett, who is now stationed at Grand Falls, and to whose energy and enthusiasm the beautiful new church with the hall in the basement is responsible, Rev. Mr. Bennett is also President of the Conference this year. The Church, including the hall, is being built by our two fellow-citizens, Messrs. Wm. Thos. And Ebenezer BOWERING, and when completed will be one of the finest churches in the country.

Married on Thursday, Nov. 8th, at St. Mary's Church, by the Rev. A.B.S. Stirling, Annie Beatrice SMITH, of Spaniard's Bay, to Ernest SHEPPARD of Hr. Grace.

Friday, December 14, 1923

Fatal Accident - While engaged in the work of hauling a house by means of block and tackle, Mr. Arthur HAMPTON, a highly respected citizen of Portland, B.B., was struck in the temple when a hook attached to the block broke, causing instant death. He is survived by a widow and six children.

The marriage of Clara Lillian, daughter of Susannah and the late George Hy JACKSON, of Coley's Point, to Rev. H.G. TURTLE, of Little Bay Islands, son of Geo. Hy and Susannah Turtle, of Shearstown, took place at 9:15 on the night of Oct. 12th in Lewisporte Meth. Church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.E. Mercer, uncle of the groom. The bride was given away by Mr. J.C.Moores, operator with the Nfld. Govt. Railway at Lewisporte. The bridesmaid was Miss Hilda Mercer, cousin of the groom, while little Miss Urusla was the flower girl. The best man was Mr. W.J. Babcock, cousin of the groom. The organist was Miss Gretta Mercer. Mr. & Mrs. Turtle left by S.S. Home for Little Bay Islands.

Passed peacefully away at St. John's on Dec. 10th, Margaret Rogers, youngest daughter of the late Jonathan and Sarah BUTLER, of Port de Grave. Funeral took place Tuesday from her late residence, 175 South Side.

Friday, December 21, 1923

A very serious accident occurred at Hr. Grace on Dec. 17th, when James WALSH while engaged in discharging cargo on the schr. Ria, became entangled in a winch he was operating. Before assistance could be given he was knocked unconscious and sustained serious injuries. After being attended by Dr. Cron, he was rushed to the station where he was taken by train to St. John's.



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

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

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