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C. E. Russell Proprietor MF5146

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Saturday, January 2, 1926

Miss EMMIE SNOW who is teaching at Bonavista and Mr. BAXTER SNOW who is teaching at Bishop’s Falls, are here spending the holidays with their parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Snow.

Died at Harbor Grace, December 20th, JOHN TRAPNELL, J.P., I.S.O., aged 76 years.

We regret to record the death of ANNIE, widow of the late Jacob BARTLETT, at the age of 87 years.  Funeral took place on December 25th.

Passed peacefully away at St. John’s on New Year’s Day, ERNEST W. TAYLOR, General Freight Agent, Nfld. Govt. Railway Co., aged 57 years.  Deceased was a son of the late Richard and Julia Taylor of Carbonear.  Left to mourn are a widow, daughter of the late Capt. Josiah H. PENNEY, of Carbonear, one daughter, Anna, and one son, Hal.  Mrs. S. Pike of Carbonear is a sister and Messrs. Hedley Taylor of Ayre & Sons Ltd., St. John’s, Arthur Taylor of Carbonear and Capt. Hayward Taylor of Montreal are brothers.

Passed peacefully away at Coley’s Point on Christmas Eve, JOHN A. BARRETT, aged 37 years.  Left to mourn are a widow, mother, one brother, Robert and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Dawe, residing in the U.S. and Dorcas, at home.  Funeral took place Dec. 26th to the C. of E. cemetery.

Friday, January 8, 1926

Born at the Grace Maternity Hospital on Dec. 28th, 1925, to Capt. & Mrs. W. A. MERCER, S.A., a son.

The sudden death of Mr. JAMES POMEROY cast a gloom over the community and was a great shock to his family and friends.  Mr. Pomeroy was in his 48th year and leaves a widow and four sons to mourn his loss.

The marriage of DOROTHY, daughter of Mr. Alfred ROBERTS, to Mr. HAROLD CURNEW, took place at South River, Dec. 30th.  The Rev. Whitehouse officiating.  The bride was given away by her father, while her sister, Flora, was her attendant.  This is the 2nd wedding in our little town, as last week –

Mr. HAROLD SPRACKLIN lead to the altar Miss LOUISE NORMAN, the ceremony being conducted by Rev. Lench.


Friday, January 15, 1926

Bareneed – Passed away on Wednesday, after a lingering illness, SARAH F., beloved wife of Thomas RICHARDS.  Left to mourn is a husband, one son, George, and one daughter residing in the U.S.  Funeral took place Jan. 8th.


Friday, January 22, 1926

Died at Shearstown on Jan. 20th, JOANNA, widow of the late Moses EARLE.

A message was received last week by the Minister of Justice, stating that a blind man named WILLIAM BENOIT, left a place called Winterhouse, late on Christmas Eve, for his home in West Bay, Bay St. George, a distance of over 3 miles.  It seems that the unfortunate man was overtaken by the blizzard, which raged on that date, and he was found smothered two days later.

On Saturday last, while duck hunting, about a mile from his home, a young man named MATTHEW BISHOP, of McCallum, accidentally discharged his gun, the load striking him in the right side and arm.  From the effects of which he died a little while after.  The deceased was a married man.


Friday, January 29, 1926

Born on Jan. 24th, to Mr. & Mrs. ROBERT I. HOLLETT, Great Burin, a son.

Bareneed - We congratulate Mr. & Mrs. WILLIAM BOONE, on the birth of a daughter.

Much sympathy is felt for Mr. W. GUSHUE, of Riverhead, whose son EDWARD, died suddenly in Vancouver.  The late Mr. Gushue left Brigus 16 years ago.  He is survived by a wife and four sons.


Friday, February 5, 1926

THOMAS CAREY, aged 73 years, was found dead in his home on Bell Island on Sunday last.  Deceased was a native of Broad Cove, B.B., but had lived on Bell Island for nearly 20 years, and was employed by the B.E.S. Co.  Death was supposed to be due to exposure and malnutrition.

Mr. Nathan Babcock arrived here on Monday nights’ train accompanying the remains of his grandfather, the late Mr. NATHANIEL BABCOCK, from Allston, Mass.  Mr. Babcock will return to Allston shortly.  Sons William J., Allston, Mass.; John C. of Bay Roberts; one daughter, Mrs. Stephen Russell, Coley’s Point are left to mourn their loss.

Died on January 24th, after a lingering illness, MOSES PARSONS, aged 79 years.  Left to mourn are a widow, four sons and four daughters, Mrs. George Parsons of this town; Mrs. James Tuck, Hant’s Hr., Mrs. Charles Noseworthy, St. John’s and Mrs. Fred Murphy, Chelsea, Mass.  Also 38 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Brigus Briefs: Twin girls to Mr. & Mrs. JOHN BREAKER, were born yesterday.

Died at St. John’s on Feb. 2nd, ABRAM, beloved husband of Francis SNOW, aged 54 years.  Left to mourn are a widow, three daughters, Olive, Jean and Euphenie; four sons, James in B.C.; William ; Jack and Harold residing in St. John’s; one brother, Edward Snow of this town.  Funeral takes place today to the C. of E. cemetery.


Friday, February 12, 1926

A man named MARTIN FITZGERALD, aged 35, unmarried, was drowned last Sunday by falling over the Monroe Export Co.’s wharf at the north side of St. John’s harbor.  It is believed that the unfortunate man slipped on the ice on the wharf and that a sudden gust of wind blew him over.

Bareneed notes: 

We congratulate Mr. & Mrs. SAMUEL PETTEN, on the birth of a son.

We record with deep regret the passing of one of the most popular young ladies of this town in the person of ETHEL, beloved daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John SEELEY, which occurred on Feb. 7th.  Left to mourn are a father, mother, two sisters and one brother.  Funeral took place on Monday.

MICHAEL WALSH, of St. John’s, a veteran of the Great War, ended his life by jumping through a window on the 4th story of the Kitchener Hotel, Duckworth St., where he boarded, on Feb. 9th.


Friday, February 19, 1926

The first Chinese woman to arrive in Newfoundland was Mrs. KIM LEE, who came to St. John’s on Feb. 15th.

Passed peacefully away on Feb. 12th, one of the most well known residents of Coley’s Point, South Side, in the person of Mr. JACOB BISHOP, beloved husband of Elizabeth Bishop, aged 85 years.  Deceased had not been ill long and the news of his passing came as a shock to all.  Left to mourn are a widow, two sons, Jacob, with whom deceased resided, and George.


Friday, March 5, 1926

Brigus Briefs:

Mr. DONALD WILCOX, who had been visiting here, left Tuesday for his home, Hartford, Conn., U.S.A.

The sudden death of Mr. JOSEPH BARTLETT, who had been stricken with paralysis, came as a great shock to friends and relatives on Friday.  The funeral on Sunday was the largest seen in Brigus for a long while.  Much sympathy is felt for Mrs. Bartlett who is now left alone and for Mr. Will Bartlett, who is living in Canada.

Died at St. John’s, March 12, EILEEN, beloved daughter of Selina and the late John R. DAWSON, aged 21 years.  Funeral takes place March 14th.

Capt. Rideout and crew of the schooner, Hillcrest, which was lost at Red Island Head, P.B., on Wednesday evening while on the way from Lunenburg to Port Union, and who after landing at Red Island were brought by the S.S. Argyle to Argentia, joined Sunday’s express at Placentia Jct. for Shoal Hr., where they will connect with the train en route to Port Union.  The body of the young man, FRED RUSSELL, who died from exposure after the crew had landed from the ship, was taken along for interment at his native place. - Daily News.


Friday, March 19, 1926

The sad news became known here on Monday that Mr. ISAAC LEAR, aged 37 years, formerly of Port de Grave, had been drowned from his steamer out of Prince Rupert, B.C., on March 11th.  The deceased leaves a widow and four children residing in Prince Rupert.  Mrs. Isaac Snow of this town is his sister.

Passed away March 16th at his residence, Howley Ave., St. John’s, after a long illness, ARCHIBALD W. PICCOTT, aged 57 years.  Deceased was born in Cupids in 1869, but spent the early years of his life in this town.  His first entrance into politics was under the leadership of Sir. E.P. (now Baron) Morris.  In 1908 he was elected for Hr. Grace District, he was appointed Minister of Marine & Fisheries and was re-elected for this district in 1909 and 1913.  In 1917 he resigned his portfolio and became manager of the Gorton Pew Co.  In 1919 he became a member of Sir. M.P. Cashin’s government.  From 1919-1922, he was secretary to the Shipping Board.  In  1923 he joined the party led by Sir. R.A. Squires, and after his election became Minister of Public Works, for the past three years ill health has prevented him from participating in active public life.  Funeral took place from his late residence to the General Protestant cemetery.  Left to mourn are a widow, two sons, Max and Arch and daughter, Mrs. N.P. Hunt.


March 22, April 2 issues missing.


Friday, April 9, 1926

Died today, EDWARD SPARKES, beloved husband of Jemima Sparkes, aged 84 years.  Left to mourn are a widow, two sons, Albert and William residing at French’s Cove, four daughters, Mrs. Alfred T. Mercer, of Allston, Mass.; Mrs. John Greenland; Mrs. John French, both of Coley’s Point; and Mrs. Zela Snow, of this town.  Funeral takes place April 12th.

Died April 8th, after a lingering illness, JANE, beloved wife of Samuel MERCER, aged 71 years.  Left to mourn are a husband, two children, Mrs. W.F. Barrett, Point Amour, St. Belle Isle, and Mr. William J. Mercer, of this town.  Also one sister, Mrs. Timothy Pike and one brother, Mr. John Snow, of this town and 8 grandchildren.  Funeral takes place April 11th.

Died April 8th, at Coley’s Point, SAMUEL, beloved husband of Fannie PARSONS, aged 72 years.  Left to mourn are two daughters, Helen, residing in the U.S., and Mrs. Stephen Bradbury of Coley’s Pt.; three sons, Stuart, Allan and Sebastian, all of Coley’s Pt.  Also three sisters, Mrs. Henry Mercer, Mrs. William Mosdell and Mrs. Abram Menchions, and one brother, Capt. John Parsons.  Funeral takes place Saturday to the C. of E. cemetery.

Married, Canso, March 24th.  A pretty wedding was solemnized in the Baptist Church here Monday, when Miss HOPE BERYL FELTMATE, youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C. Feltmate and RAYMOND WALSH NORMAN, son of Mr. & Mrs. Jas. Norman of Coley’s Pt., Bay Roberts, Nfld., were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.  The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Evelyn Feltmate.  Mr. Norman has an important position with the Western Union Cable Co. in Hammel, New York, having been transferred recently from Canso.

Brigus: The late THOMAS BARTLETT, who was found dead in his home last week, was buried Monday in the Methodist cemetery.


Friday, April 16, 1926

Brigus: The funeral of the late Mr. WILLIAM PERCY of Cupid’s Pond Rd., took place at the Methodist Church on the 13th.

Bareneed notes:  Passed away Wednesday last, MARY, beloved wife of John GREENLAND, aged 54 years.  Left to mourn their loss are a husband, four sons, Hubert, Harry, Clarence and Fred, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.  Funeral took place Friday last.


Friday, April 23, 1926

A message was received on Thursday by the minister of Marine & Fisheries from Gooseberry Cove, T.B., which told of the sad drowning of two men. The message read:  Sad drowning accident here today, MOSES SEWARD and grandson drowned, bodies not recovered.

Brigus: The marriage took place at St. Mary’s Church, St. John’s, of Miss LILLIAN HARVEY, daughter of Mr. Albert Harvey, to Mr. HARRY PERCY, April 22nd.  The bride and groom will reside here.

The engagement is announced of Miss JENNY KING, daughter of Mr. James King, to Mr. HEDLEY DAVIS, of Freshwater.

Obituary – Passed peacefully away at her home in Beachy Cove, on  April 16th, ELIZA, widow of the late Mansfield MERCER, who predeceased her some eleven years ago.  Mrs. Mercer was a daughter of the late Charles and Ann Kearley of this town.  She was born at Occasional Hr., Labrador, in the busy fishing days of 1852, and would have reached her 74th  birthday on June 25th.  She was the mother of nine children, but only one remains to mourn her sad loss, George H. Mercer, of this town, and 13 grandchildren.  The remains were laid to rest in the C. of E. cemetery, April 18th.

Passed peacefully away on April 16th, one of the oldest residents of this community in the person of Mrs. SARAH ELMS, aged 85 years.  Left to mourn are one son, William, of this town, two daughters, Mrs. Enos England, Little Ward’s Hr., N.D.B.; Mrs. Lorenzo Simmons of Green’s Hr., T.B.  Also two sisters, Mrs. Emily Martin, St. John’s, and Mrs. Selina Lane of Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Friday, April 30, 1926

Mr. SAMUEL HARRIS, one of the foremost merchants of Grand Bank, Nfld., passed away at his home , in the above mentioned place*, on April 20th, at the age of 76 years.  The late Mr. Harris was the President of the firm of the Harris Export Co. and at the time of his death he succumbed to a third attack of paralysis.  He is survived by a widow, three sons and three daughters. (*There was no place mentioned.)


May 7 issue missing.


Friday, May 14, 1926

Born at Upper Island Cove on May 10th to Mr. & Mrs. JOHN YOUNG, a son.

Brigus Briefs:  The marriage takes place today of Miss ISABELLE PITCHER, to Mr. BERTRAM ROBERTS, in the Methodist Church.  The bride will be attended by Miss Jennie Mead, while Mr. Henry Roberts will perform the duties of best man.  The ceremony will be performed by Rev. Charles Lench.

Passed peacefully away April 25th, SARAH, widow of the late Francis FRENCH, aged 70 years.  Interment taking place in the Methodist Cemetery.  Left to mourn their sad loss are two daughters, Mrs. Isaac French, of this town; and Mrs. George Evelley of Sydney, N.S.,  also three sons, Messrs Isaac Parsons, of this town, George Parsons of Boston, Mass, and Eldred Parsons of Windsor, N.S., and one sister, Mrs. Henry Harrigan of Roxburgh, Mass.


Friday, May 21, 1926

A tragic happening occurred here on Monday when Mr. ELI MERCER, one of our respected and esteemed citizens was found dead at his home by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Nathan Mercer and Mrs. George White, a neighbor.  Deceased was out on Sat. superintending some road work, be being Chairman of the local Road Board, and conversed with neighbors on Sunday, and at that time did not complain of feeling ill.  He was a sufferer for some years of heart trouble.  Left to mourn are sons Azariah in Boston and Samuel in Botwood, Nfld.; two sisters, Mrs. Jonathan Bradbury of Coley’s Pt. And Mrs. John Mercer of Beachy Cove.  Also two brothers, Nathan and Charles of this town.  Funeral took place Wednesday.

Died May 12th, EDWARD, husband of the late Susanna SNOW, aged 82 years. Left to mourn are one daughter Mrs. Edward Wilson of Portland, Maine, and three sons, Edward, John and Abram, all residing at Country Road.  Also two brothers, John and Abram Snow of Coley’s Point, two sisters, Mrs. Edmund Mercer, Coley’s Point, Mrs. Stephen Mercer, of this town.

Brigus Briefs:

The wedding took place yesterday of Mr. CHARLES FRY to Miss CLARA HARMON at Salmon Cove.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. H.V. Whitehouse.  The bride was attended by Miss Ethel Chalker, while Mr. Jack Watts did the honors of best man.

The stork visited Mr. & Mrs. JAMES LAMB yesterday, leaving a little daughter.

Passed peacefully away at Shearstown on April 25th, WILLIAM SNOW, aged 62 years.  He was the son of the late Edward and Frances Snow.  Left to mourn are three daughters, Mrs. Wm. Badcock, Shearstown, Jeanette and Fannie residing in Boston, Mass.  Also three sons, Edward of Boston, Mass., William and Herbert of Shearstown.


May 28th issue missing.


Friday, June 4, 1926

A sad drowning accident occurred at Channel, as reported in the following message received by Inspector-General Hutchings:  PAUL QUINN, 66, farmer of Searston, Grand River, was accidentally drowned on May 15th, by the capsizing of a rowboat on ‘sunker’, Western Passage, Channel.  The body was recovered two hours later.  The remains were taken home for burial.

On May 30th, BENJAMIN FRENCH, son of the late Benjamin French of Coley’s Point, died at the age of 75 years.  He leaves to mourn his loss an aged wife, two sons, John, the ferryman, and Benjamin, who is settled in Port de Grave, and one daughter, Mrs. Edward Hampton, of the Dock, Bareneed, and seven grandchildren.  The service was held at St. John the Evangelist Church, Coley’s Point.

Died on May 3rd, Mr. SAMUEL ROACH, passed suddenly away on board the schooner “Romaine”, as the ship was entering the narrows of St. John’s harbor.  Funeral procession was one of the largest seen in Coley’s Point in years.  Left to mourn their sad loss are a widow and seven children, Samuel, Willis, and Robert, of Albany, N.Y., Mrs. Ted Garton, Wallaston, Mass, Mrs. John Mack, N.Y., Mereada and Harry at home.  Also one sister, Mrs. Esau Lyons residing at Coley’s Point.

Passed peacefully way, May 5th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Reid, 63 Pleasant St., Cambridge, Mass., CAROLINE PARSONS MERCER, widow of the late Elijah Mercer.  The deceased was born in this town in 1846 and for many years made her home here.  For the past three years she made her home with her daughters in Cambridge.  The funeral took place May 8th from her late residence.  Left to mourn their sad loss are three daughters, Mrs. Edward Reid, Mrs. P. Lashane of Cambridge and Mrs. John Bradbury of Millinocket, Me., also one son, Mr. James C. Parsons, of this town. – C.O.M.

Died June 1st, after a lingering illness, MARY (Polly), widow of the late Edward SNOW, aged 69 years.  Left to mourn their sad loss are one son, Philip, three daughters, Mrs. Samuel Greenland, Coley’s Pt., Mrs. Daniel White, Summerside, P.E.I., Mrs. Nath Sheppard, Lynn, Mass., three brothers, Messrs. Stephen & Edward Cave of this town, and W. H. Cave of St. John’s.


Friday, June 11, 1926

Died at the General Hospital, St. John’s on May 28th, LEVI T. CHAFE, of Hr. Grace.  Left to mourn are a widow (nee Miss Emma Gardiner) of Brigus, two daughters, misses May and Susie, at home, two sons, Fred of the Public Service Electric Co., and Leslie of Messrs. Murray & Crawford.  Mr. S.G. Chafe, Collector of Customs, Brigus, is a brother of the deceased.

Died at Mercer’s Cove, June 8th, MARY, widow of the late Robert FRENCH, aged 80 years.  Funeral took place Thursday to the C. of E. Cemetery.

Died at Shearstown, June 7th, ISAAC, beloved husband of Minnie EARLE, aged 52 years.  Funeral took place on Wednesday to the C. of E. Cemetery.  Left to mourn their sad loss are a widow and seven children.


Friday, June 18, 1926

Brigus Briefs:  Much regret is expressed for the death of STEPHEN JAMES, who passed away May 10th following an operation.  Left to mourn his loss are his wife and two sons.

The wedding took place at St. John’s, June 16th, of Mr. HARRY HISCOCK to Miss IRENE ROBERTS.  They will be returning to Hartford, the home of Mr. Hiscock.

Passed away at the Mass. General Hospital, Boston, ANASTATIA, beloved wife of Alfred PYE, and formerly of this town.  Deceased had been living in the U.S. four years.  She was brought to her native land for interment to the C. of E. cemetery here on June 13th.  Deceased leaves a husband and four brothers, Magistrate Parsons of Hr. Breton, Joseph T. Parsons of Toronto, Richard of Grand Falls and Reuben of Bay Roberts.


Friday, June 25, 1926

Married in St. Paul’s Church, Toronto, Canada, June 24th, GERTRUDE, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ploughman, of Port Rexton, to RICHARD H.A. BURFORD of Birmingham, England.

Died this morning after a lingering illness, AMELIA, beloved wife of Charles KEARLEY, aged 73 years.  Deceased after leaving her home on March 3rd last, to visit a friend, met with an accident by slipping on the ice.  It was hoped at first that the shock would not prove serious, but her condition eventually grew worse. Left to mourn their sad loss are a husband, one son, Isaac R. Kearley, of Vancouver, B.C. and one daughter, Clara, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Mosdell and Miss Lizzie Russell of this town, one brother, Mr. John Russell of Grand Falls, and one granddaughter. Funeral takes place June 27th to the C. of E. cemetery.

Died on June 22nd after a lingering illness, aged 74 yrs, MARY A., beloved wife of Robert BELBIN, of Country Road.  Left to mourn are one daughter, Annie, at home, two sons, Samuel, Country Road and William, residing in Boston, Mass., one sister, two brothers and four grandchildren. Funeral took place on Thursday to the Methodist Cemetery, Coley’s Point. 

A very pretty wedding took place at Wesley Church, St. John’s, on June 16th, when SUSIE LOUISE, eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Pike of Hamilton St. and JAMES. Son of Mrs. & the late George Hutchings were united in Holy Matrimony.  The bridesmaids were Miss Winnie Pike and Miss May Hutchings. The groom was supported by his brother, Mr. George Hutchings.


Friday, July 2, 1926

Passed peacefully away at his home, Coley’s Pt, on May 22, in his 80th year, EDWARD BOWERING, leaving one son, James, and four grandchildren, Chester, Dorcas, Willie and Gwendolyn Bowering, the family of his son, the late Wm. Thomas Bowering.  Also one brother, Mr. John Bowering of Coley’s Pt.


Friday, July 9, 1926

WILLIAM DAY, formerly of Old Perlican and an ex-policeman, was shot and killed on July 5th by SAMUEL COISH, a clerk in P. Templeman’s employ, at Coish’s home at 21 Monroe St., St. John’s.  It is said that Coish was driven to commit the shooting through domestic troubles.

At St. Peter’s Church, Cookshire, Que, June 2nd, the marriage was very quietly solemnized of Miss OLIVE LILLIAN, only daughter of Mrs. Charles Colin Campbell LUSK of Cookshire and the late Mr. Lusk, to the Rev. WM. JAMES BRADBURY, BA., B.D., Rector of Bishop Carmichael Church, St. Alban’s Parish, Montreal, third son of Mr. Wm. Bradbury of Bay Roberts, Nfld., and the late Mrs. Bradbury.

WM. EDWARD EARLE, pioneer of Canada’s Atlantic Cable Service, died at Brantford, Ontario, June 25th, in his 80th year.

Brigus News: Rev. J. and Mrs. MEADEN accompanied by their little daughter, Barbara, left for their home in Burin after spending two weeks with Mrs. H.G. CHAFE, Mrs. Meaden’s mother.

JOHN HOUSE lost his life by drowning from the schooner Ern Max Henry at Port Saunders on July 8th.  No further particulars were given.

Mrs. ARTHUR MORTIMER and children of Detroit, Michigan, arrived home recently on a visit to Mrs. Mortimer’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. Nathan MERCER.


Friday, July 16, 1926

Mrs. FRED MERCER and daughter, Dorothy, arrived here recently from Dorchester, Mass., U.S.A. and is spending a two month vacation with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Isaac MORGAN, Coley’s Pt.

Miss FLO MERCER, who has been teaching in the United Church School, Bloomfield, B.B., is here spending summer holidays with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Mercer.

The marriage of Miss MOLLIE KENT, daughter of Head Constable James M. Kent and Mrs. Kent of Placentia to Mr. JAMES BARRON of Dunville, P.B., but for some years a resident of Boston, Mass., was solemnized on June 7th, at the Church of St. Columkille, Brighton, Mass., and at the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. J.J. O’Conor, of Brighton.


Friday, July 23, 1926

The sudden death of Mr. ROBERT MERCER of Country Road, occurred Thursday morning while he was engaged working on the Highroads, near the Birch Hills. For sometime he has been subject to fainting spells and must have felt one of these coming on, as went some distance from his work and sat down. Shortly afterwards he was discovered by some of his fellow workmen.  He is survived by his widow and several sons and daughters.

The sudden passing of Mr. EDWIN MURRAY, the well known  commission merchant of St. John’s, occurred at the Central Nursing Home, Liverpool, July 22nd .  Mr. Murray left St. John’s on the S.S. Nova Scotia for the purpose of having a slight operation performed.  The news of his death comes as a severe blow to his many friends.

A message from Capt. Reuben Thornhill of the schooner Harold Conrad, Grand Bank, stating that ELI THORNHILL, married, of Little Bay East, had been washed overboard and drowned while the schooner was on her way to port.

Died at Coley’s Point, July 21st, HENRY DAWE, aged 88 years.  Left to mourn are a brother, Mr. Joseph Dawe, Coley’s Point, one sister, Mrs. J. Dawe, Dawe’s Head.  Funeral took place today to the C. of E. cemetery.

Died at Coley’s Point, July 21st , after a lingering illness, HERBERT KELLY, son of Capt. John and Mrs. Kelly, funeral took place today  to the C. of E. cemetery.


Friday, August 6, 1926

A message was received by the Dept. of Justice, St. John’s on Wed., stating  that a man named JAMES BAILEY, a 23 year old resident of Island Harbor, Fogo District, had been drowned at West Branch, Harpoon Road, near Millertown, when his canoe upset.  His friend was saved.  The body has been recovered.

Two cousins, PATRICK MOORE, aged 8 years, and THOMAS MOORE, aged 13 years, were drowned while swimming in Lee’s Pond, Holyrood on August 1st.  The bodies were recovered.

ALICE GILLAM, aged 17, belonging to Crabbe’s, on the West Coast, was instantly killed when the speeder on which she was riding from Deer Lake to South Brook, ran into a cow and jumped the track. On the car there were also a man named ARCHIBALD BUTT, Mrs. BUTT and son, and Miss TURNER.  It is not known whether they were injured or not.


Friday, August 13, 1926

Passed suddenly away at St. John’s, August 10th, EDWARD WILCOX, aged 65 years. Deceased was born at this town and spent the early years of his life in the employ of C. & A. Dawe.  Later he entered the coastal service with the Reid Nfld. Co., continuing with the Nfld. Govt. Co..  For 27 years he was second officer on the S.S. Glencoe, on the southwest coast service.  Funeral took place on Thursday.  To the sorrowing widow and five children, Mrs. C.W.  Bates of Falecian, Que., Winnie, graduate nurse from Jeffery Hale Hospital, Que., Mrs. A. Burg and Jessie of St. John’s and Malcolm of the Postal  Telegraph service, Corner Brook, the deep sympathy is extended.


Friday, August 20, 1926

Accidentally killed at French’s Cove on August 15th, EDITH, dearly loved wife of Andrew H. WOOD, aged 33 years.  Left to mourn are a husband, four children, Frederick, William, Wallace and Eric, mother, father, three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Davis, residing in  Boston, Eliza , at home, and Doris is on the Labrador, and two brothers, William residing in Brockdon and Garfield at home. Funeral took place August 17th to the C. of  E. cemetery.

Died today, MARY, beloved wife of Matthew FITZPATRICK, aged 77 years.  Left to mourn their sad loss are a husband and one daughter, Bride.  Funeral takes place August 22nd.

Passed peacefully away at his late residence, Coley’s Point, July 21st, HERBERT, beloved son of John and Fanny KELLY.  Left to mourn the loss of a loving son and brother are father, mother, two brothers, Arthur and Allan , and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. A. Caravan and Mrs. John Sparkes.


Friday, August 27, 1926

FRANK DOMNIE, aged 32 years, married, of Belleoram Reach, was drowned from on board the schooner Warren M. Colp, Capt. B. Keeping, about 2 miles off Cape Bonavista on August 25th.  The schooner was bound here from White Bay with a load of lumber and logs for Wm. Dawe & Sons, and arrived here Thursday.  Domnie was at the wheel a short while previously and being relieved by Albert CLUETT, he went forward on the lookout, Capt. Keeping was also on deck at the time.  It is not known whether the unfortunate man had a stroke of paralysis or something similar. He was not missed for about 15 minutes, and by that time the vessel had gone about half a mile.  She was immediately  “brought to” and a search was made, but to no avail.  Deceased is survived by a wife and three children.

A very pretty wedding took place at Port de Grave, August 18th, the contracting parties being WINNIE DAWE and Mr. HARRY GREENLAND of Bareneed. 

The angel of death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. George BADCOCK, French’s Cove, May 7th and summoned their little daughter, EDITH, aged 14 years.  The deceased was taken suddenly ill with brain fever and death followed shortly after.

Passed peacefully away at St. John’s on August 21st, ZIPPORAH SNOW, aged 77 years, daughter of the late Abner Snow of Bay Roberts, and beloved wife of the late Constable John T. BUTLER, leaving three daughters, Mrs. W.J. Green of Watervlict, N.Y., Mrs. J. Brown, Newtonville, Mass., Mrs. Sidney Melbourne of East Longmeadow, Mass., and five sons, Capt. Allen , of Port Union, Rev. W. R. of Musgravetown, John F. and Jesse H. of Roxbury, Mass., and James at home.  Funeral took place August 24th from her late residence, 54 Lime St.

On Tuesday last, while visiting the C. of E. cemetery at St. John’s, in company with her mother, ANNIE, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Boutcher, lost her life as a result of a headstone falling upon her. The stone was loose for sometime and as the little girl ran along and touched it, it fell killing her instantly.

On Thursday last week, Rev. Brother SHERIDAN of Mount Cashel Orphanage, lost his life as a result of a collision between the car in which he was seated and a horse and long cart, the accident occurred at the junction of New Gower and Springdale St.  The horse and motor car met in a head on collision.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Hector DAWE, Allston, Mass., August 20th, 1926, a girl.

Born at the M. E. Parsonage at Vanatta, Ohio, on August 15th, to the Rev. & Mrs. E.R.    ANTHONY, formerly of Nfld. Conference, a daughter, NELL  LORENZEN, Mrs. Anthony is a daughter of Mr. Jas. Lorensen, of Garnish.


Friday, September 3, 1926

On August 30th, the sad news became known that Sir MICHAEL CASHIN, K.B.E. had passed suddenly away at his home Cambroil, Circular Rd., St. John’s, shortly after leaving his office on Water St. He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cashin and was born at Cape Broyle, Sept. 29th, 1861. He leaves a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Hon. C.J. Fox, three sons, Mr. Peter Cashin, M.H.A., Lawrence of Cashin  & Co., Dr. Martin of Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. His funeral took place Sept. 1st.  The remains were interred in Belvedare Cemetery.

Mrs. A MORTIMER and three children, Joyce, Freddie and Max left here on Tuesday for her home in Detroit, Mich., after spending two months with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Nathan MERCER, Mercer’s Cove.

Passed away August 28th, at his late residence, Forest Rd., St. John ‘s, JOHN MAUNDER, the well-known tailor of that city, in his 66th year.  Deceased had been in poor health for several months past and was recuperating after an attack of pneumonia when he suffered a relapse.  He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters.

Died at her home, Dock, C. B., Aug 30th, 1926, SUSANNAH B., widow of the late Capt. James LACEY, in her 77th year. Her husband, five sons and one daughter predeceased her.  Left to mourn their sad loss are one daughter, Mrs. J.V. Butler, St. John’s, and three sons, William A., Worcester, Mass., Gilbert L., Cranbrook, B.C, Donald J., Washington, D.C., and 8 grandchildren. Funeral took place Thursday, 2nd instant.  Interment St. Mark’s Church cemetery, Bareneed, C.B.

On Friday last a fire of unknown origin destroyed the home of George PORTER, at Long Pond, near Manuels, and SAMUEL, his eight year old son, was burnt to death.  At 2 a.m. the mother was awakened by the smell of smoke, the house by that time was a mass of flames, Ronald, aged 16, rescued his mother and two younger brothers, by getting them through the window, he then made several heroic efforts to reach his brother, Samuel, but without success.  He is at present in the General Hospital slowly recovering from his injuries. Mr. George Porter is an employee of the W. I. Bishop Co. and was away from home when the tragedy occurred.

Mr. FORD BROWN, who has resided in Boston for the past three years, arrived here on August 30th, on a visit to his mother, Mrs. William Snow, Coley’s Point, who is ill.


Friday, September 10, 1926

Mrs. IRVING W. HALL, who has been here for sometime visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. KEEFE, left for her home at Springfield, Mass.  She was accompanied by her sister, Miss Irene Keefe.

EPITAPH in a Country Graveyard:  Here lies the shell, the nut is gone.

August 5th, a very pretty wedding took place at the West Toronto Church when Miss IRENE PARKE, daughter of Mrs.L. Parke became the bride of Mr. WILLIAM G. WOOD, younger son of Mrs. and the late A.J. Wood, of this town.


Friday, September 17, 1926

Mrs. Bernard Fitzpatrick received a message recently informing her that her mother Mrs. Stephen ENGLISH had passed away at her home, Branch, St. Mary’s, after a short illness.

We regret to record the sudden death of Mrs. FLORENCE BATES who passed away Sept. 10th, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Edward WILCOX, Hamilton Ave., St. John’s.  Mrs. Bates came to St. John’s a few weeks ago, shortly after the death of her father, the late Edward Wilcox.  While she did not enjoy her usual good health, her death was most unexpected.  The deceased lady was married six years ago to Mr. C.W. Bates, a prominent lumber merchant of St. Felicien, Que., who is now on his way to St. John’s, their little son, David, accompanied his mother here.

The wedding of Miss VERA CROSBIE, daughter of Sir John and Lady Crosbie, and Mr. A. B. PERLIN, son of Mr.& Mrs. I. F. Perlin, was celebrated at Nashville, North Carolina, on Sept. 11th.  The ceremony took place at the Methodist Episcopal Church and was performed by Rev. Dr. Chappel. The bride was given away by Dr. Colby, an old friend, who attended her during her illness a few years ago.  The wedding  reception was held at the home of Mr. & Mrs.Devereaux.

Mrs. H. BOWERING arrived from Rosalindale, Mass. Mrs. Bowering was formerly Miss JULIA FRENCH of French’s Cove.  This is her first visit to the old hometown in 25 years.


Friday, September 24, 1926

Obituary – On the 12th of Sept., passed peacefully away to her eternal reward, Mrs. SARAH J. FRENCH, wife of the late Thomas French of Bay Roberts.  She spent the latter part of her life in Boston, Mass., visiting her daughter Mrs. Samuel S. Pike, of Everett.  It was during her stay in Boston that Mrs. French began to discover her health was fast becoming impaired, and her physician ordered her to hospital for surgical treatment forthwith, having diagnosed her case as cancerous.  Mrs. French never recovered.  To mourn her loss is one son, Mr. Albert French of Bay Roberts and three daughters, Mrs. Rev. Robert H. Mercer, of Britannia, Mrs. Samuel S. Pike, of Boston, and Mrs. William Norman of Bay Roberts, Mrs. Jethro Norman having predeceased her mother by several years.  She was laid to rest in the C. of E. cemetery at her hometown, besides her late husband.


Friday, October 1, 1926

Died at Antigonish, N. S., EDNA, beloved wife of Robinson PEET, of the Western Union Cable Staff, Canso, and only daughter of Moses and Caroline Hopkins, of Heart’s Content, aged 24 years.  Funeral took place in Heart’s Content, Sept.28th.


Friday, October 8, 1926

Master  HARRY FRENCH, son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles French, left for Halifax via St. John’s recently, to reenter the School for the Deaf and Dumb.  This is Harry’s last term at that institution.

Died on September 25th, GEORGE, infant son of Myrtle and Augustus DAWE.

Died at Coley’s Point, Oct. 5th, at the home of her son, William Lamb, MARY ANN MOORE, age 97 years.  Left to mourn their loss are one son, William and two daughters, Mrs. I. Kinsella, and Mrs. James Bishop, both of Coley’s Point.  Funeral took place to the Methodist Cemetery, Bareneed.

HAROLD NORMAN (blind), son of Mr. Samuel Norman, of Jethro, went to St. John’s recently to enter the Industrial School, where he will learn a trade.  Harold’s entry to this school was secured through the efforts and interest of Mr. C.E. Russell, M.H.A.

The trial of the Esquimaux woman, Mrs. JULIANNA TUTTU, who was charged with the murder of her husband was concluded in the Supreme Court on Thursday.  After 20 minutes of deliberation, the jury announced the verdict “Not Guilty”.  The accused was thereup discharged.

St. Mary’s Church, last Thursday, was the scene of a very pretty wedding, when Miss MARGARET BISHOP, daughter of Sergeant and Mrs. Bishop was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. FRANK J. BAGG, of the firm of Bagg Bros.  The bride was attended by Miss Augusta Bagg, sister of the groom, as maid of honor, and Miss Myrtle Bishop, sister of the bride, as bridesmaid.  The groom was supported by Mr. Eric Bishop, brother of the bride.


Friday, October 15, 1926

A woman named Mrs. JOSEPH BRIAND, of Port au Port on the West Coast, while on a visit to Sydney, C.B., was stroke by a motor car at that place and died shortly after. The driver of the car was arrested but the coroner’s jury announced the verdict of “not guilty”.


Friday, October 22, 1926

SAMUEL COISH, who was charged with the killing of WILLIAM DAY, at St. John’s on July 5th last, was found “not guilty” by his juror when the case concluded before Mr. Justice Kent, on October 19th.  The announcement was greeted with applause in the courtroom, and hundreds cheered as the prisoner was released.

Mr. WILLIAM TAYLOR, of St. John’s, arrived here recently on a visit to his sister, Mrs. George Bursell, “Floraldale”.

A double drowning fatality in which two young men, ISAAC CHARD, aged 16, and ARCHIBALD FUDGE, aged 23, lost their lives, occurred on the Labrador.  On Sat. Inspector General Hutchings  had a message from Acting Sargeant Simmonds, who reported the accident as having happened at Cape Ailik, Oct. 9th, the cause being the upsetting of Chard’s motor boat. A somewhat similar message was received by the Dept. of Justice from Mr. Wornell, J.P., with the additional information that Mr. Joseph Chard, father of the deceased, Isaac, found wreckage on the bill of the cape, on the evening of the accident, and identified it as a part of the motor boat.  It has been impossible to make a search for the bodies, owing to the fact that a gale of wind is raging, with a heavy sea. Isaac Chard is a son of Mr. Joseph Chard of Coley’s Point, but who has been residing on the Labrador for a number of years.  Mr. Isaac Sparkes of Bay Roberts West is a grandfather of the deceased young man.

A young man named AUGUSTUS MORGAN, aged 26 years, of Seal Cove, C.B., was found dead on Monday, with an exploded gun nearby.  Deceased was shooting partridge and setting muskrat traps, and it is thought his gun fell and discharged the load in his side.

Liverpool, N.S., Nov. 11th-  ROBERT NORMAN, whose serious illness from a stoke of paralysis, had been reported here, passed away at the Canadian  Sick Seaman’s Hospital, where he had been taken at the time of his seizure.  Mr.Norman was about 21 years of age, and had been fishing out of this port in the schooner, Charles L., he was a native of Nfld., and efforts are being made to trace relatives.  Interment will take place in the Baptist Cemetery today.

The body of a young man named WILLIAM GEORGE MENCHIONS, was brought to his home at Bishop’s Cove, by the Meigle. Capt. Burgess making a special call at that port.  The deceased young man was one of a fishing crew at Horse Harbor, Labrador, and his death was caused by the accidental discharge of a gun.  We learn that while a companion was loading a gun in the stage, the cartridge became jammed and in forcing up the breech, it hit the cap, causing the gun to explode.  The charge entered Menchions leg, at first it did not appear serious.  Soon after, at the advice of relatives, the young man went to Indian Hr. Hospital, where the nurse did all possible for him, but the doctor was attending a sick patient up the bay.  He was the son of Josiah Menchions of Bishop’s Cove, he was 23 years old and married to the former Miss Sarah Smith.  He leaves to mourn his wife and two children, father, mother, three sisters, two living at Bishop’s Cove and one living on the Labrador with her father, and two brothers, one at Boston, the other with his father at Labrador.  He was interred in the C. of E. cemetery.

The funeral of Mr. P.J. SUMMERS, Dept. Minister of Justice, who passed away Oct. 10th, took place from his late residence, Freshwater Road, St. John’s, to Belvedere Cemetery.


Friday, October 29, 1926

Died at Harbour Grace, Oct. 19th, JOHN THOMEY, of H.M. Customs, aged 70 years, left to mourn are a widow and two daughters. Deceased was the son of the late Captain Henry Thomey, the well known seal and fish killer of his day.

JOHN BUNGAY, of Fortune Bay, was killed instantly on Oct. 3rd ,when the motor car in which he was driving with three other young men, was struck by a Canadian National Railway train, on a level crossing about 40 miles from Halifax, N.S.  Only the driver of the car escaped.

Died at Bonne Bay on August 2nd, THOMAS W. ROSE, aged 61 years.  Deceased was a native of Brigus, but for many years has done business as a merchant in Bonne Bay, and on the Labrador.


Friday, November 5, 1926

Died, Nov. 1st, SUSANNA, wife of the late Simon MERCER, aged 73 years. Left to mourn one son, John, and several other relatives. Funeral took place Thursday to the C. of E. Cemetery.


November 12th issue missing.


Friday, November 19, 1926

We regret to learn that HARRY FRENCH, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles French, of this town, died from blood poisoning, at the Halifax School for the Deaf and Dumb, the early part of this week.  This was Harry’s final year at that institution, he having completed his course.  His remains will arrive here tomorrow.

Died at Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 22nd, HERBERT CARIVAN, son of Mary and the late John Carivan, formerly of this town, and husband of Catherine (Kitty) Carivan.  Deceased left this town about 19 years ago, and since that time has made his home in the West.  In that period, the late Mr. Carivan enjoyed a fair amount of prosperity.  As a builder he was looked upon as a master of his trade.  Two years ago he received a fall, the effects of he has suffered ever since.  On the 23rd, a message to relatives in this town conveyed the sad news of his passing, mother Mary Carivan.  Left to mourn are a widow, four brothers, William and Allen, of Vancouver, B.C., Elijah at Lushes Bight, N.D.B., Thomas, Long Beach, California, and three sisters, Mrs. John Elms of this town, Mrs. John Picinich, Jersey City, N.J., Mrs. John Rankin, Glace Bay, N.S.
(e-mail received from Harry Mercer states: "The above orginal notice might have had a typo. The name should be HERBERT CARAVAN.")

The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Coley’s Point, was the scene of a very pretty wedding, Nov. 17th, when Miss HILDA N. NORMAN, only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Norman, Coley’s Point, was united in bonds of Holy Matrimony to Capt. LEONARD TRETHEWAY STICK, son of  the late James R. and Mrs. Stick, St. John’s.


Friday, November 26, 1926

Died on Nov. 24th, HAROLD, darling child of Harold and Mina TIPPLE, aged 6 days.

Birth on the 19th inst. to Mr. and Mrs. FRED POMEROY, a baby girl.


Friday, December 3, 1926

Died Dec.3rd, JOHN BRENNAN, aged 82 years.  Left to mourn are a widow, three sons, Walter and Augustus in the U.S., and Mark, at home, three daughter, Mary, Rose, and Mrs. Patrick Delaney, all at home.  Funeral takes place from his late residence, Dec. 5th.

The many friends of Mr. EVERETT H.B. WILLS, both in the city and throughout the country will learn with sincere regret of his passing , which occurred at his late residence, Gower St., St. John’s, on Dec. 1st.  Left to mourn are his widow, nee Alicia Bridge, daughter of the late Capt. and Catherine Bridge and ten children, Laura, wife of Rev. W.E.R.Cracknell, Hattie, wife of Capt. Edward Randell, of the Canadian Govt. Merchant Marine, and now living in St. John, N.B., Edith, who lives with Mrs. Randell, and Misses Ada, Olive, Ena, Mildred, Grace and Blanche, at home, also one son, Edward,at Queen’s College.

Brigus Briefs: The funeral of the late Mrs. BELINDA WHALEN, took place at the United Church, Nov. 30th .  The deceased was 92 years old.  Left to mourn is a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Gushue.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred N. BROWN, of  Carolina, announces the engagement of their daughter, RUTH THELMA, to BERTRAM P. CLARKE, of 14 Spring St., Westerly, R.I., U.S.A. (Bertram is a son of Mr. R. Munden Clarke, Brigus, and nephew of Mrs. Andrew Goobie, Hamilton Ave., St. John’s). – Daily News.


Friday, December 10, 1926

The schooner, Ella M. Rudolph, Capt. Eleazer Blackwood, met disaster Dec. 6th , near Catalina, in the southeast blizzard which raged in that section.  The vessel with the Capt., his sons, Henry, Albert and Duke, four other men and a woman, left St. John’s for Greenspond at 6:30 Monday, and the following morning the news of the disaster was learned from Duke Blackwood, the sole survivor.  The sturdy ship was dashed to pieces on the rocks, Mrs. Blackwood, the captain’s wife, and child, who were in St. John’s, left by train the morning the vessel left.  This is another terrible tragedy of the sea which has befallen the citizens of Greenspond and which has cast a gloom over the whole country.

A man named ELI HARRIS, of St. John’s, had both legs paralyzed as a result of falling into the hold of the S.S Siam City, at A. Harvey & Co.’s premises.  The unfortunate man had worked for a number of years at the dock as a general service engineer.

Born at Twillingate, Dec. 5th, to Mr. and Mrs. K. M. BATTEN, a daughter.

Died Nov. 30th, at Harbour Grace, GEORGE ASH, aged 84 years.  Left to mourn are two sons and three daughters.  Funeral took place on Thursday to the C. of E. cemetery.

The funeral of the late Mrs. REUBEN DAVIS, took place to the United Church cemetery at Hr. Grace, Saturday last.  The deceased lady had left the United States about two years ago and was living with her sister, Mrs. Henry Andrews, hoping to regain her health in her native country. Upon his return from his work at Munn’s Meal Plant, at 6 a.m. Thursday morning, Mr. Andrews discovered his sister-in-law missing from his home, the search resulted in finding the body, lightly clad in the beach east of Brown’s Hill.  Dr. Cron  pronounced death due to drowning.  Left to mourn are a husband, sister, with whom she resided, three brothers, Rev. William Webber, and Messrs. Selby and Edgar Webber, all in the U.S.


Friday, December 17, 1926

Married at St. Patrick’s Church, Dec. 8th, BESSIE DAWSON, daughter of the late William and Agnes Dawson, of Bay Roberts, to JAMES RYAN, son of Martin and Ellen Ryan, of this city.

The body of MARY J. ABBOTT, the only woman who was drowned, when the Ella M. Rudolph was lost last week at Brook Cove, North Head, Catalina, has been found and sent to her home at Hare Bay for burial.

Bareneed:  We congratulate Mr. and Mrs. J. BRADBURY, on the birth of a daughter.

A message received from New York reports that Mr. BEN BUFFETT, former resident of Grand Bank, was killed on Tuesday last in a motor accident.  The deceased is a nephew of Mr. G. A. Buffett,  and son of the late Benjamin Buffett, who passed away more than forty years ago.  The victim of the accident left his home at Grand Bank twenty years ago to enter Mount Allison, where he secured his B.A.  He then went to New York where he took up law and attained considerable practice, being a commissioner of the Supreme Court of Nfld., he handled all the business of the local authorities in the states. A widow survives him.


Friday, December 24, 1926

Died at French’s Cove, Dec. 21st, JEMIMA, widow of the late Edward SPARKES, aged 84 years.  Left to mourn are two sons and three daughters.  Funeral took place Dec. 23rd to the Methodist cemetery.

Bareneed notes:  The funeral of the late WILLIAM J. CURNEW who passed suddenly away on Tuesday evening, took place Dec. 16th, to the C. of E. cemetery.

Passed away Monday last, at St. John’s, Mrs. JOHN PRATT.  Fanny Pitts Pratt was born in St. John’s, the daughter of the late Capt. William Knight.  She married in 1877 the late Rev. John Pratt , of Barnord Castle, England, who labored very successfully for many years in connection with the Newfoundland Methodist Conference.  Left to cherish the memory of a sainted mother are four sons and three daughters, James C., and Calvert C., of St. John’s, Professor E.J. of Toronto, and Arthur M. of Liverpool, Lottie (nee Mrs. George Harris of Grand Bank), Florence and Nellie of St. John’s, two brothers also remain, Messrs. Edward and Arch Knight, both of St. John’s.

With sudden tragicness  the news of Mr. GEORGE ACKERMAN’s death came as a severe blow to his family.  The deceased in apparent good health, had Saturday morning gone to the store for potatoes, and was had been found dead a short time later.  Death was due to heart failure.  He leaves a wife and seven children (who are away in the States), to whom we extend our sympathy.


Friday, December 31, 1926

Born on December 28th, to Mr. and Mrs. FRED DAWE, a daughter.

Died at Heart’s Content on Dec. 27th, GEORGE J. YOUNG, aged 69 years, leaving three sons, three daughters.

A message was received today by Mrs. Wilfred Dawe, stating that EILEEN ROBERTS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roberts, had died Dec. 30th, at Corner Brook, after a lingering illness.



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