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The Guardian
1937 (Part 1)
January 2 - June 12



Bay Roberts Guardian 1937
MF 5150

Saturday January 2, 1937

Apology - I, Joseph Parsons (of Issac) Craneís Brook, Bay Roberts East, hereby apologize to Marion Mercer and Harold Taylor for anything I may have said regarding their reputation or character. There is no truth in any statements made regarding them, which were in circulation.


Joseph x Parsons (of Issac)


Will Probated - Estate of Later S. J Foote, valued at $187,694.19

The will of the later S. J FOOTE, K.C, whose death occurred in the U.S on November 28th, was probated last week. The estate is valued at $187,694.19 and the death duties amount to $16,892.48. According to the estate is made up of Bank and other stock amounting to $170,542, money due under life insurance $6,000, bank debts and notes, $9,450, other property $1,700. The will directs that a sum of $1,000 he paid to his confidential clerk, Miss Florence and also that a sum of $30,00 be invested by his trustee and the interest thereon to be paid to Miss in quarterly installments during her life or until she marries. In the event of her marriage it is directed she be given, $5,000 out of the fund and the balance to become part of the residuary estate. Should she die without having married the whole fund is to become part of the residuary. The sum of $500.00 is bequeathed to a former clerk, Miss Gwendolyn Hudson. To a grandnephew and namesake, Samuel Foote, the testator left, $1,000, and to Amelia Foote, widow of his brother, George Foote, is left the sum of $1,000. The Permanent Marine Disaster Fund is left $3,000 and $1,000 is bequeathed to the Board of the United Church School, Grand Bank. The sum of $1,000 is left to a fund known as the Hunton Fund of Mount Allison University. The Testator bequeathed all the residuary of his estate to nephews, nieces, children of his brothers, Thomas, Harold and John Foote. The will was made on February 16th, 1935 and Mr. James Baxter, manager of the main office of the Royal Bank of Canada, St. Johnís, the executor.

Obit- Mrs. ELLEN RYAN- It is with regret we record the sudden passing of a highly respected resident of Spaniardís Bay in the person of Ellen Ryan, on December 2nd. Mrs. Ryan, whose maiden name was Ellen Aspell, was born at Brigus 79 years ago. She came to Spaniardís Bay at an early age as clerk with Mr. P. James, who dad an extensive business there, and later with the firm of M. Cleary & Son. She married Edward Ryan, who predeceased her about three years ago. Her life was saddened by the death of her two sons, John, at an early age, and Thomas, who will be remembered as an employee for many years of the United Towns Electric Co. here. Since the death of her husband she spent the greater part of her time with her daughter, Mrs. R.J. Finn, at Woodfordís, where she passed away on the above date after a very short illness. Her remains were conveyed to Spaniardís Bay by her nephew, Mr. Thomas Cain, to the home of her nephew, Mr. Jos Ryan, from which place the funeral took place. Deceased was wide and favorably known for her gentle disposition, sympathy and charity. She leaves behind her daughter, three grandchildren, at Woodford, one sister, Mrs. John Snow, and a brother, Michael Aspell, at Brigus, as well as a large circle of friends who will be sorry to hear of her death. Her funeral was largely attended, Rev. Dr. OíNeil officiating at the church and graveside. Ė R.I.P

Memorial Notice

WILLIAM SEALEY- On Wednesday, the 29th December 1880, at Bareneed, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, after a weekís illness, William Sealey passed hence in the 60th year of his age. He was converted to God in his seventeenth year, when he at once identified himself with Methodism. Several years ago when one Methodist internerant travelled the ground now covered by two Brother Sealey rendered our cause good service as class-leader and local preacher. In reply to a remark of the writer, he said when dying: "My work is done. Iím going home to be with Jesus." He was a good man and died lamented by a large number of friends.

Port de Grave, Jan. 12 1881 Rev. E. Taylor

January 2, 1937

Obit- H. GORDON CHRISTIAN - General and widespread regret and sympathy was expressed when news of the passing of Mr. H. Gordon Christian, L.R, A.M., was announced on Tuesday last. Deceased had been ill with a severe cold, which turned to pneumonia only a couple of weeks when the end came. Mr. Christian was one of St. Johnís leading musicians, and contributed of his ability to many social and philanthropies causes. Many times during the past few years his talents were freely given to musical concerts in Bay Roberts, especially as accompanist for the St. Johnís octet. Twenty-three years ago he became head of the music department of the Methodist College and also organist and choirmaster of George Street Methodist Church. His passing is a great loss, not only to his immediate family, but to the entire country. Surviving him are his wife, one daughter, Betty, mother, four sisters, Mrs. Max Parsons, Montreal, Mrs. Fred Peach, Bay Roberts, Mrs. C.M. Williams and Miss Bessie, St. Johnís.

Engagement-Mr. and Mrs. W.E. BRADBURY, of Hearts Content, wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, ELSIE, to Mr. CLIFFORD J. BOND, of Grand Falls.

Birth - On Thursday morning, December 31st, to Mr. And Mrs. E.V. HALL, a daughter.

Died at Bay Roberts East, on Wednesday, after a short illness, ALBERT SPARKES, aged 62 years. Leaving to mourn a wife, one son, George at home, one daughter, Mrs. (Sergt.) Efford, of Botwood, one brother, William J. Sparkes, Frenchís Cove, and three sisters, Mrs. John Greenland, Coleyís Point, Mrs. Zelah Snow, Bay Roberts, and Mrs. Alfred Mercer, Allston, Mass., USA. Funeral takes place today, Saturday, to the U.C. church and cemetery.

Died at her sonís residence, Coleyís Point, December 28th, SUSANNAH, widow of the late George Henry JACKSON, aged 82 years. Leaving one son, Henry, at home, two daughters, Mrs. Albert Greenland, Coleyís Point, Mrs. (Rev.) H.G. Tuttle, Montreal, P.Q., one brother, Henry Bowering, Coleyís Point, and eleven grandchildren, to mourn their great loss. Funeral took place, December 30th, to the C. of E. church and cemetery.

Passed peacefully away at St., Johnís, December 27th, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W.S. Monroe, ISABELLA B. SMITH, aged 86 years, widow of the late Frederick Smith and daughter of the late Hon. J.J. ROGERSON. Mrs. (Dr.) Pritchard, of this town, is a daughter.

Passed peacefully away at St. Johnís, December 29th, after a short illness, SARAH, aged 86, beloved wife of the late Albert HUSSEY, of Glendale Farm, Brigus. Funeral took place from her daughterís residence, Mrs. Samuel G. Bishop, 14 Gear Street on Thursday morning, at 8 a.m., to Railway Station. Interment took place at Salmon Cove, Clarkeís Beach.


Mr. RAYMOND IVEMY, U.C. teacher at Burin, is spending his holidays with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jonathon Ivemy, Coleysí Point.

Mr. GEORGE MERCER, Principal of the Corner Brook Public School is spending his holidays here with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Eli Mercer.

Mrs. A.J. WOOD, formerly of this town, is now spending the winter with her son and daughter, Prof. Wm. G. Wood and Mrs. J.M. Gay, at Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Saturday, January 9, 1937

Obit- On December 18th passed peacefully away to her eternal rest, SARAH JANE, beloved wife of Thos. DEERING, of Shearstown, in her 53rd year. Deceased had been a sufferer for over four years, but in her sufferings was never heard to complain. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband, one son, Wm Henry of Gloucester, Mass., Two daughters, Mrs. Walter Driscoll of St. Johnís and Mrs. George Bartlett, of Arlington Heights, U.S.A., one brother, Robert Parsons of Shearstown and one sister, Mrs. Archibald Bradbury of Shearstown, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral took place on Sunday, December 20th, to the Pentecostal church and cemetery, Bay Roberts. Pastor and Mrs.Windsor officiating.

The motor ship Lutzen reached St. Johnís yesterday with her flag half-mast. GEORGE RIDEOUTt, the captain, aged 40 years, unmarried, and a native of Catalina, was drowned from the vessel off Scatterie. His brother is captain of the M.S. Young Harp.

Married January 7th by the Rev. S.R. Cooper at the United Church Manse, Bay Roberts, EDWARD SNOW to Miss ANNIE BELBIN, both of this town.

Mr. W.A. TRASK, who was injured several weeks ago when two speeders collided on the main line of railway near Cobbís Camp Airport, and was taken to the hospital at St. Johnís for treatment, is now very much improved. Mr. Trask was employed as chief accountant at the Airport.

Saturday, January 16, 1937

Obit HENRY EVANS - Passed peacefully away, December 6th, Henry Evans, a well-known and respected citizen of this town. He was born in Bay Roberts in 1865 and was the son of William and Eliza Evans. His health had been failing for the past two years. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, two sons, John at home, and Allan residing in Cambridge, Mass., three daughters, (Maud), Mrs. Allan Morgan, Coleyís Point; (Mary), Mrs. Sidney Mercer, Westwood, Mass.; (Lily), Mrs. Stephen Butler, Cambridge, Mass., and seven grandchildren. The funeral took place on December8th to the U.C. church and cemetery, Rev. S.R. Cooper officiating.

Obit: Passed peacefully away at "Floral Dale", December 3rd, after a brief illness, GERTRUDE, beloved and eldest daughter of the late J.J. BASTON and Mrs. Nath EARLE of Bay Roberts East. For about five years deceased had suffered from a heart ailment, but until a few days previous to her death, had given capable attention to her household duties. Thus her passing came as a severe blow to her family and her many friends. All that medical treatment and loving care could do, was done to alleviate suffering and restore health, but to no avail.

Gertrude was born at English Harbour, T.B., on December 24th, 1900. When three weeks old, her mother moved to Bay Roberts, where her mother re-married. So Gertrude was not deprived of a fatherís care, as her stepfather took a keen interest in her all through her life until the time of her passing. For many years Gertrude was a member of the C.E.W.A., Frenchís Cove. While health permitted she was a Sunday Scholl teacher and a member of St. Matthewís choir. For thirteen years she worked with Mrs. Geo. Bursell, and after Mrs. Bursell entered into rest in June, 1932, she remained as house-keeper at "Floral Dale" for four and a half years until her passing, "Gertie," as she was familiarly known, was of a kind and loving disposition and was loved by all with whom she came into contact. The funeral took place on Saturday, December 5th to the C. of E. church and cemetery, Rev. W.E. Brown officiating.

James J. MAHER, office manager and director of the firm of Harvey and Co., Ltd., St. Johnís, died at his home in that city, Sunday, December 3rd. The late Mr. Maher had been ailing for some time, but death came unexpectedly.

Mr. And Mrs. Josiah MARSHALL, of this town, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Monday, January 18th.

Died, January 13th, after a short illness, JOHN SNOW, son of the late Charles and Fanny Snow, aged 67 years. Leaving a wife, three daughters, Mrs. John H. Mercer, and Mrs. Fred Oates, of this town, and Mrs. Walter Bishop, Everett, Mass., one brother, Albert James Snow, Seattle, U.S.A., one step-brother, Edward Snow, of this town, two daughters, Mrs. James S. Mosdell, of this town, and Mrs. Albert Penny, of English Harbour, T.B., two step-sisters, Mrs. Wm. J. Baggs, Allston, Mass., and Mrs. Otto Selman, New Jersey, N.J., also step-mother, Mrs. Chas. Snow, of this town. Funeral took place on Friday, to the C. of E. church and cemetery.

Passed peacefully away January 6th, at Ochre Pit Cove, NICHOLAS C. PARSONS, aged 89 years, 11 months. Leaving wife, four sons and three daughters, one brother.

Mr. And Mrs. T.A. MacNAB, of St. Johnís who celebrated the 25th anniversary of their wedding on Saturday, January 9th, received the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends. Mr. and Mrs. MacNab were married in St. Columbaís Church, Pont Street, London, England, by Rev. Archibald Flemming, D.D., on January 9th, 1912. Present on the occasion were the late Lieut. Gilbert T. Gordon and the late Captain Victor Gordon, brothers of Mrs. MacNab, and Dr. Lamont Patterson.

Saturday, January 23, 1937

PIERCE POWER was found "Guilty" today of wounding Const. Walsh by slashing him with a razor during an attempt to arrest him on the Southside of St. Johnís about Christmas time. He was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with hard labor.

Wedding - The wedding of Capt. ROSS COLE to Capt. BEULAH COOPER, of the Salvation Army, was solemnized at the Salvation Army Citadel, Deer Lake, November 26th, the ceremony being performed by the groomsí father, Comdt. N. Cole. The bride was attended by Mrs. Joseph Hampton, Jr., sister of the groom and Mrs. Walter George, aunt of the bride. The groom was supported by Bandsman Max Cole, brother of the groom, and Bandsman W. Woodford. The bride and groom spoke and both pledged themselves to united effort for God and the Salvation Army. After a short honeymoon the newly weds will leave for Clarkeís Beach where they will be the Corps officers. Ė COM

On Wednesday last, January 20th, our esteemed fellow citizen, Mr. W.H.G. BURSELL, J.P., received the congratulations and good wishes of his many friends on having attained his 78th birthday.

The will of Mr. EMMANUEL PIKE, merchant at Port aux Basque, who died on October29th last, has been probated. According to the statement attached to the will the testator at the time of his death was possessed of property within the jurisdiction of the Court of Nfld. to the value of $232,232.46, made up as follow: Lands and stores, $4,250; household goods, $4,000; book debts, $17,179.30; bank and other stocks, $30,900; cash in bank, $175, 103.16; other property, $800.00. The deceased bequeathed to his wife, Elizabeth Pike, the sum of $40,000, and to his son, Robert Pike, his daughters, Mrs. Florence Poole, Dartmouth, N.S.; and Mrs. Cedilla Gillam, Port aux Basque, $10,000 each; to his grand son, James Pike, and grand daughters, Mildred Miles, $5,000 each; to his grand children-children of Robert Pike, the children of Mrs. Jacob Pool, the children of George E. Pike, except James, the children of Mrs. Wilfred Gillam, $2,500 each, and to each of his great grand children the sum of $2,000 each; to Cyril Pretty the sum of $1,000; to Norah Pretty and to Annie Pike, wife of his son, Robert Pike, $500 each; to a niece, Annie Kendall, $100; to employees James Prosper and Lambert Billard $200 each, and to R.T. Williams, Richard Mercer, Lewis Shears, Leslie Vardy, Rex Dingwell, Vivian Billard and Minnie Rogers, $100 each; to James Crewe, Mrs. Jane Ingram and Mrs. C. Musgrave the sum of $50 each. Charitable Bequests: The testator left to the St. Jamesí School, Channel, $1,000; to the C. of E. Orphanage, St. Johnís, $1,000; to the St. Jamesí Church, Channel, $1,000, the said amount to be placed in bank at interest and the latter to be paid yearly towards the clergymanís stipend. The dry goods store, hardware store, together with wharves and all the stock in the stores, are divided between the testatorís wife, who gets 3-5, and two grandchildren, James and George Pike. Mrs. Pike, wife of the testator, is given a life interest in certain lands at N.E. Arm. Interest in the Nfld. Clothing Co. Ltd. and interest in certain mining properties are to be divided between grandson Wilfred and Samuel Gillam. The testatorís dwelling house and contents with all the fenced land on the south side of the Main road is bequeathed to his wife, to be disposed of as she may see fit. Another house and land are bequeathed to a grandson, Raymond Pike. The ninth clause in the will provides that the money loaned to St. Jamesí church Building Committee, namely $2,000, is to be paid to the testatorís wife and at her death to be divided as follows: $1,000 to Queenís College, St. Johnís and the balance to St. Jamesí Church, Channel, for its upkeep. All the cash remaining on hand over and above the amounts specified, being a reserve fund for business purposes, is to be divided as follows: To his sons-in-law, Jacob Poole and Wilfred Gillam, grandson George Miles, grand daughter Wilhelmina Pike, Robert and Henry Pretty and to godchild Dulcie Read, $5. each. Mr. James H. Downey is directed to retain the management of the business as long a he conducts it to the satisfaction of Mrs. Pike, who is to hold the controlling interest. The testator also expresses the desire that the legatees should keep the business going until such time as they may decide by mutual consent to sell out, and further desires that the property shall not go out of the Pike family name.

Saturday, February 6, 1937

Issue Missing.

Saturday, February 13, 1937

Died at Country Road, February 11th, MILDRED, daughter of Mayor and Mrs. John CAINES, S.S., aged 23 years. Left to mourn their sad loss are father, mother and one sister, Hazel. Funeral takes place today to the Salvation Army Citadel and cemetery.

Passed peacefully way at the Grace Hospital, St. Johnís, February 8th, after a short illness, ELIJAH RUSSELL BISHOP, in his 73rd year. Leaving to mourn his wife, three sons, two daughters, four brothers, one sister and four grand children.

Died, January 25th, MARGARET ANTHONY, infant child of William and Alice Anthony, at St. Johnís.

Died January 25th, Sergt. LEVI CAINE, aged 83 years, at St. Johnís.

Died January 26th, RICHARD BUDDEN, aged 51 years, at St. Johnís.

Died January 27th, CATHERINE BOWNE, at St. Johnís.

Died January 30th, FRANCIS MEEHAN, at St. Johnís.

Died January 30th, SAMUEL OSMOND, aged 84 years, at St. Johnís.

Died January 30th, MARION STEVENSON (nee Scaplin) beloved wife of Arthur Stevenson (Locksmith), aged 49 years, at St. Johnís.

Died January 31st, ISABEL NOSEWORTHY, aged 24 years, daughter of the late Robert and Lydia Smith, at St. Johnís.

Saturday, February 20, 1937

Birthday- Mr. JOHN MOORE, of Smith Street, Bay Roberts, celebrated his eighteenth birthday, February 19th.

Mrs. JOHN SPENCER of Coleyís Point, celebrated her 79th birthday yesterday.

Mr. BRENDAN DAVISON celebrated his 28th birthday on February 19th.

Mr. and Mrs. ISAAC BOWERING, 1 Monroe Street, St. Johnís will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, February 21st.

Saturday, February 27, 1937

Died February 22nd, DONALD CHESLEY, darling child of Chesley and Dorcas BADCOCK, aged 3 weeks.

Died at Toronto, Ont., February 26th, after a short illness, SOPHIA, widow of the late A.J. WOOD, of this town. Left to mourn their sad loss are two sons and four daughters.

Died at Boston, Mass., February 18th, from broncho-pneumonia, DAISY R. STIRLING, eldest daughter of the late Willima R. and Mary J. Stirling. Leaving three brothers, Herbert W., Canon A.B.S. and Weston E. of St. Johnís, and two sisters, Mrs. (Rev.) G. Elliott of Ramsgate, England, and Mrs. (Rev.) Goodland of Twillingate. Interment at the C. of E. cemetery at St. Johnís.

Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST SNOW arrived here from Watertown, Mass., on Tuesday last on a short visit to friends. Mrs. Snow before her marriage was Miss Susie Wilcox.

Mr. BEN BISHOP spent last weekend here from St. Johnís, on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bishop.

Mr. CHARLES KEARLEY, of Bay Roberts East celebrated his 87th birthday on February 14th. Mr. Kearley is enjoying good health and is quite active.

Saturday, March 6, 1937

Congratulations to Capt. WILLIAM PARSONS, of this town, who is celebrating his 88th birthday today.

We extend our best wishes to Mr. ALBERT J. FRENCH, Beachy Cove, who celebrated his 66th birthday, March 4th.

Dies of Injuries Ė A message was received from Manchester, Mass., on Monday last saying that Mr. ABRAM SNOW had died on Sunday as a result of injuries received the previous Thursday when he fell from a tree while at work. The late Mr. Snow has been living in Manchester for more than 30 years and during that time has been employed on the same estate. He visited Bay Roberts last summer and hoped soon to retire and return home. Beside his wife (formerly Miss Bertha Mercer of this town), he leaves a son and daughter residing at Manchester, Mass.

Saturday, March 13, 1937

Mr. FREDERICK W. ANGEL, Managing Director of the United Nail and Foundry Co. at St. Johnís, passed away last week, aged 63 years. He was a son of the late Capt. Wm. Bartlett, of Brigus.

Port de Grace lost one of its most prominent citizens March 4th, when that community was shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Mrs. WILLIAM H. RALPH. Deceased who was 49 years of age, was possessed of a pleasant and amiable disposition. She leaves to mourn besides a sorrowing husband, an aged mother at Bishopís Cove, two sons Malcolm and Harris at home, one brother, George W. Menchions at Bishopís Cove, four sisters, Mrs. George Reid, Spaniardís Bay, Mrs. Elijah Smith at Bishopís cove, Mrs. Sidney Layte and Mrs. John Isabelle, both of Worcester, Mass. The funeral took place to the C. of E. church and cemetery, Port de Grave, March 5th, Rev. Honeygold officiating.

On February 25th, Mrs. L LeDREW celebrated her 90th birthday at the residence of her son, W.K. LeDrew, 49 Day Avenue, Toronto. Mrs. LeDrew was born in Conception Bay, Newfoundland and came to Toronto in 1890, and with the exception of two years spent in Vancover B.C., has lived at Toronto ever since. During the Great War she knitted seven hundred pairs of socks by hand for the boys overseas. She is one of the oldest members of the Centennial United Church, and still enjoys the best of health, and is in possession of all of her faculties.

Birthdays Ė Mr. ZEBEDEE EARLE, of this town, celebrated his 81st birthday on March 11th.

Mr. HAYWARD GREENLAND, of Coleyís Point, celebrated his 25th birthday March 9th.

Died at her late residence, 17 (?) Garnet Avenue, Toronto, February 11th, MARY PRINCE, widow of the late William Prince and mother of Lew, Sam, Jack, the late Elile and Robert Prince. Remains rested at above address. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.



Saturday, March 20, 1937

Passed peacefully away, March 14th, ELIZA MERCER, aged 89 years, widow of the late Stephen Mercer, of this town, and daughter of the late Adam and Jane SNOW, of Coleyís Point. Left to mourn are three daughters, Caroline (Mrs. W.T. Bowering), of this town; Patience, (Mrs. Henry Collins), of Middle Brook, Gambo; Jane (Mrs. Wm. Sparkes), Vancouver, B.C., and one brother, Abram Snow of Coleyís Point, also eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Funeral took place, Mach 16th, to the U.C. church and cemetery.

Captain J.C. COLBOURNE, aged 74, passed peacefully away March 13th, at Bell Island. Left to mourn their sad loss are his beloved wife and one daughter, and one sister residing in Maine, U.S.A.

Passed peacefully away at St. Johnís, Saturday last, after a short illness, JULIA, beloved wife of the late Albert BALL, shipwright. Leaving to mourn daughter, step-daughter, sister and two brothers.

Passed peacefully away March 10th, at the General Hospital, SAMUEL JOHN FEAVER, of St. Johnís, aged 67 years. Leaving to mourn one daughter, Mrs. H.A. Cross, five sons, Owen, Alexander, Maxwell, Herbert and Roy, also two sisters, Mrs. Jen Taylor, and Annie Feaver, also one brother, Charles.

Birthday Ė Mrs. Wm. LAWRENCE, who celebrated her 79th birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. EDWARD TIPPLE, of this town, celebrated the 53rd anniversary of their wedding, March 18th. Mr. Tipple was for many years a capable and trusted employee of the Nfld. Railway, his last appt. being station agent at Whitbourne.

RENDELL, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Selby YETMAN, of Spaniardís Bay, passed on recently. The little boy had been in St. Johnís some time previous to his death receiving medical treatment.

Married at St. Johnís on March 15th, at the Presbyterian Manse, Queenís Road, HAZEL IRENE DWYER, of Bay Roberts, to REGINALD BATE MOYSE, of Streatham, England.

Saturday, March 27, 1937

Mr. E.B. Lewis, of ST. Johnís, spent the weekend with his daughter, Mrs. E.V. HALL. His grand-daughter was baptised on Sunday last, and named SYLVIA ALICE.

It is reported that several persons residing in Carbonear and Harbour Grace are heirs to a considerable amount of money from the estate of the late Mr. HIPPESLEY, who died in Boston several months ago. Mr. Hippesley was a native of Harbour Grace, but lived for many years in the U.S.A. He wrote the play "Rothschild & Co." which became very popular.

MAE EDWARDS, talented actress, of the Mae Edwards Theatrical Troupe, passed away recently at her home in Lindsay, Ontario. Her husband, Charles F. SMITH, survives her.

A woman named MOLLIE PENDER, aged 42 years, was killed almost instantly at St. Johnís on Sunday afternoon, March 21, when she was hit by a motor car driven by Hubert Feltham, of Craigmiller Ave. The accident occurred on Water St. West, opposite Marshallís Garage. The motorist was driving west at the time. The cause of the accident was purely accidental.

Born, March 25th, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank TIPPLE, twin daughters.

Died at Shearstown, March 21st, after a long illness, SARAH A., beloved wife of Robert SAUNDERS, aged 58 years. Left to mourn are husband, four sons, John, Malcolm, William, and Irving, all at home, and five daughters, Susie (Mrs. Robert Saunders), New Waterford, Cape Breton; Floyde, (Mrs. Wm. Holmes), Sippie ( Mrs. Jas Dwyer), of Shearstown; Daisy (Mrs. Clyde French), of Bay Roberts, and Rita at home. Also, three brothers, two at home and one in Worcester, Mass., two sisters at Shearstown and ten grandchildren. Funeral took place March 23.

Died March 25th, at Birch Hill, Bay Roberts West, MARGARET, beloved wife of James MAHONEY and daughter of Alice and the late Thomas DELANEY, aged 45 years. Left to mourn their sad loss are husband, mother, three daughters, May Byrne, at home; Alice Byrne, at Boston, Mass., and Sister Mary Matthew (nee Rita Byrne), at Presentation Convent, St. Johnís; also two brothers, Mark and Leo Delaney at home; and one sister, Miss Elizabeth Delaney, who came here from Boston last week. Funeral will take place March 28th from her late residence Birch Hill.

Saturday, April 3, 1937

Died at Country Rd. March 28th, EDWARD SNOW, aged 25 years, son of Edward and Emma Snow. Left to mourn their sad loss are father, mother, four brothers, Albert at Toronto, Can., Raymond, William and Arthur at home; and three sisters, Gertie (Mrs. Arthur Higgins), of Goddenville; Winnie and Marcie at home. Funeral took place March 30th, to the U.C. church and cemetery, Coleyís Point.

Died at Grand Falls, March 29th, after a short illness, JAMES MERCER, formerly of Country Road, Bay Roberts, in his 60th year. Left to mourn are his wife and one son. Funeral took place April 1st, at Grand Falls.

Died after a short illness, at Buchans, April 1st, ALLAN MERCER, aged 26 years, son of Henry and Isabella Mercer, of Country Rd., Bay Roberts. Leaving to mourn their sad loss are father, mother, one brother and one sister. Funeral takes place April 4th, from his late residence at Country Rd. to the C. of E. church and cemetery.

Saturday, April 10, 1937

Obit Ė Mullock Street, St. Johnís lost one of its oldest and most respected residents on April 2nd, when HANNAH, beloved wife of Thomas DOWDEN, entered very quietly into rest after a lengthy illness. The deceased lady had been in failing health for some time past, and in November last her condition became critical, but in spite of all medical aid as the dawn was breaking in the sky on Friday morning she willingly gave up her soul to her maker. The late Mrs. Dowden was the daughter of the late James and Hannah ANDREWS, and was born at St. Anthony in 1867, where her father, in conjunction with his brothers, carried on a successful fishing business. The funeral took place, April 4th, and was very largely attended. The service at the home and the graveside were taken by the Rev. Canon A.H. Howitt, Rector of St. Thomasí church, of which the deceased lady had been a long and faithful member. She leaves to mourn besides her husband, two daughters, Ethel and Mrs. Harold Johns, two sons, George on the S.S. Fort Townshend, Victor at Harvey & Coís Steamship Office, one sister, Mrs. Wm. Bradbury, of New Glasgow, N.S. and six grandchildren.

Married - At the C. of E. church at Shearstown on April 8th by Rev. W.E. Brown, GLADYS HAYES was united to LEWIS MERCER. Both are of Bay Roberts.

Passed peacefully away after a long illness, at her residence, Bay Roberts, April 5th, ELIZABETH , widow of the late Stephen ROACH, who predeceased her 11 years ago. Born Oct. 12, 1858, she was eldest daughter of the late Charles and Mary A. RUSSELL. Leaving one daughter, Stella, at home, one brother, C.E. Russell, J.P., and two sisters, Christine (Mrs. Geo. D. Corkum) at Manchester, N.H., U.S.A., and Georgina (Mrs. Wm. Pike) at St. Johnís, to mourn their loss. Funeral took place April 7th to the C. of E. church and cemetery at Coleyís Point.

Died suddenly of a heart attack, this morning, REBECCA, beloved wife of Edward A. SNOW, aged 47 years. Left to mourn their sad loss are husband, two sons, Charles and

Allan at home, and two daughters, Mamie and Letha, both at Grand Falls; one sister, Mrs. John Snow, Coleyís Point, and one step-sister, Mrs. Elijah French, Coleyís Point; also one step-brother, Mr. Esau Lyons, Long Beach Pond. Funeral takes place April 13th to the U.C. church and cemetery.

Passed peacefully away April 3rd, after a weekís illness, at Spaniardís Bay, FRANCES COLLINS (Aunt Fanny), widow of the late George Collins, aged 86 years. Left to mourn are three sons, David S., at Montreal, Llewellyn, at Wilcox, Sask., George W., at home; one daughter, Mrs. Josiah Neil, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Barrett and Mrs. J.R. Barrett, of Spaniardís Bay; one brother, Mark Smith, of Port McNichole, Ontario; also elevengrandchildren. Funeral took place April 5th. Interment at C. of E. cemetery.

Entered into rest, April 3rd, LOUISA, beloved wife of Henry J. WYATT, of St. Johnís. The deceased was a step-sister to Sir John R. Bennett.

Saturday, April 17, 1937

A message to the Chief of Police received on Wednesday from Bell Island reported the death of WILLIAM LANE, miner, aged 37, at Bell Island, as a result of having his legs crushed by an ore car on Tuesday night. It appears that the deceased, who with other men, was riding on an ore car, jumped out and fell under the wheels and two cars of the train passed over his legs. He was attended by Drs. Templeman and Lynch, but despite their efforts, he passed away Wednesday morning, after an amputation of both legs. Ė Telegram.

Mr. JOHN RICHARDS, freight conductor with the Nfld. Railway, passed away suddenly at Pasadena, a stopping point between Deer Lake and Humbermouth, when in charge of a train on Sunday last. Mr. Richards resided at Port aux Basques and his record in railroading covers many years. Death was due to heart trouble.

Born April 14th, to Mr. & Mrs. FRANK HIENZE, (nee Sue SOPER), a son. Birthplace, Womenís Hospital, New York City.

Born to LORETTA, wife of Robert J. MURPHY, at St. Clareís Mercy Hospital, St. Johnís, April 13th, a son.

PATRICK BURNS, aged 45 years, a native of St. Johnís was killed instantly on April 13th when he dropped down an elevator shaft at the Quincy Cold Storage plant in the northend of Boston.

Died, April 15th, ISAAC KELLY, at Coleyís Point, in his 68th year. Leaving to mourn a wife and three sons, Ernest and Gilbert at home, and Fred employed with the Daily News, at St. Johnís; also three sisters and four grandchildren. Funeral takes place April 17th to the C. of E. church and cemetery.

Died April 11th at Mount Pearl Park, LEONARD J. TAYLOR, aged 81 years. Leaving to mourn wife, one son, Ronald, city; also seven daughters, Mrs. C. Parillo, New York; Mrs. R. Sceviour and Mrs. N. Courtney, New Jersey; Mrs. Lewis Dawe, Bay Roberts; Mrs. Arch Peet; Mrs. Fred Cornick, Mrs. Jack Nash, city; one brother George, Southside, city; two sisters, Mrs. James Mathieson, Detroit; Mrs. Isobel Roper, city. Funeral took place April 14th from his daughterís residence, Mrs. A. Peet, 65 St. Claire Ave., St. Johnís.

Died at Heartís Content, April 8th, WALTER MOORE, aged 64 years. Left to mourn are wife and six children Ė Annie and Cecil in New York; Victor and Edwin in Vancouver, B.C.; Adah in Oakland, Calif., and Mary at Harbor Grace.

Saturday, April 24, 1937

Passed peacefully away at Bay Roberts, April 18th, JANE, beloved wife of Charles HOOD, aged 76 years. Left to mourn are husband and two sons, Isaac in Ajo, Arizona, and James in Chicago, Ill., USA. Funeral took place April 20th to the C. of E. church and cemetery, Rev. W.E. Brown officiating.

Died at Coleyís Point April 21st after a short illness, JESSIE VIVIAN, beloved daughter of Robert and Lillian PARSONS, aged 15 years. Left to mourn their sad loss are father, mother, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral took place April 23rd to the C. of E. church and cemetery. Rev. W.E. Brown officiating.

Obit Ė The death of Mr. JAMES E. BUTLER occurred at his home, 98 Pleasant Street, St. Johnís on April 16th after a brief illness. The deceased was the youngest son of the late Constable John T. Butler and Ziporah (Snow) Butler and was born at Old Perlican 46 years ago. At the time of his death, Mr. Butler was employed with the Newfoundland Airport at Cobbís Camp as timekeeper, and only arrived in St. Johnís a few days ago on a brief visit when he was taken ill. Left to mourn their loss are his wife (nee Eleanor Dowden), seven daughters and one son, two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Green, Troy, N.Y., and Mrs. John Brown, Newtonville, Mass., also four brothers, Rev. W.R., U.C. Minister, Old Perlican; Capt. Abner, St. Johnís; Frederick, Roxbury, Mass.; Jesse, Malden, Mass., U.S.A. The funeral took place Sunday to the General Protestant Cemetery.

Saturday, May 1, 1937

Died after a lingering illness, at Bay Roberts, April 27th, HEDLEY CRITCH, aged 63 years. Left to mourn their sad loss are wife, one son, Gordon, and two daughters, Alice, who is now home on a visit from Toronto, and Jessie (Mrs. Albert Mercer), of Bay Roberts East; also three sisters and one brother. Funeral took place April 29th to the U.C. church and cemetery. Rev. Isaac French officiating.

Died at Craneís Brook, Bay Roberts East, on April 19th, SUSIE, widow of the late William PARSONS (of Samuel), aged 63 years. Left to mourn their sad loss are three sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. A.A. French), Clarkeís Beach; Ethel (Mrs. W.T. French), Bareneed; Fannie (Mrs. M. White), Columbus, Ohio; and one adopted son, William Parsons, at home. Funeral took place April 20th to the C. of E. church and cemetery, Rev. W.E. Brown officiating.

Passed peacefully away April 19th at St. Anthony Hospital, Captain COLIN TAYLOR, in his 75th year. Leaving to mourn wife, two sons and three daughters.

Passed peacefully away April 17th, at Broad Cove, BDV, FRANCIS GORDON (Frank), eldest son of James and Rhoda THISTLE, aged 22 years. Left to mourn their sad loss are father and mother, three sisters, Violet and Millicent at home, Mrs. Alfred C. Pippy of St. Johnís; two brothers, George and Henry at home.

Married at Brigus April 25th by Rev. E. Broughton, CARL, youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. RUSSELL of this town to BLANCHE, second eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frank GOSSE, Spaniardís Bay.

STEPHEN BARRON, the 19 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Barron of Holyrood, lost his life Friday evening, April 23rd, passing away at the General Hospital shortly before 8:30 p.m. as a result of having been hit by a motor car driven by Frank St. John, son of Mr. John J. St. John of Conception Hr. About 6:10 p.m. Stephen Barron, who had walked out the Salmonier Rd., arrived at its junction with the main road through Holyrood. At that moment Frank St. John, with his sister as a passenger, and driving car No. 2108, owned by his father, was preceding north towards North Arm. The motor car was right up on the deceased before either the driver or the victim were aware of each others proximity, and St. John swerved the car, trying to avoid hitting the man, but his attempt was useless and the deceased was hit. Friday night the car was in the same position as at the time of the accident. With its front wheels turned up the Salmonier Rd. and its rear wheels nearly at right angles to the main road, and resting almost against a telephone post which it had hit. The injured man was picked up in an unconscious condition and Dr. OíKelly was called, and Rev. Fr. Kavanagh and Rev. Fr. Peddle were quickly on the scene. Constable Nugent phoned Chief of Police OíNeill and the ambulance was sent out and at the same time Sergeant Walsh with Constables March and St. George left for the scene. Photos and measurements were taken. The ambulance with the injured man arrived at the General Hospital at 8:15 p.m., and ten minutes afterwards he passed away. Ė Daily News.

Saturday, May 8, 1937

Died at Country Road, May 2nd, ANN, beloved wife of the late Thomas MERCER, aged 78 years. Left to mourn is one daughter, Mrs. Robert Dawe, Brigus Road. Funeral took place May 4th to the S.A. Citadel, Major Porter officiating. Interment was made in the S.A. cemetery at Coleyís Point.

Saturday, May 22, 1937

Mrs. SAMUEL WINSOR, of Corner Brook, arrived here on Tuesday on a short visit to her son, Pastor A.S. Winsor.

Mrs. Wm. DAWE (nee Marcie Bishop), and two children, David and Mildred, of Corner Brook, arrived here on Tuesday on a visit to her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bishop.

Died after a long illness, May 21st, WILLIAM MERCER (of Benj.) aged 78 years. Left to mourn their sad loss are wife, three daughters, Lily (Mrs. Moses Head), Comfort Cove, N.D.B., Florence (Mrs. Norman Snow), Coleyís Point, and Marcie, at home; also one brother Henry Mercer, and nine grandchildren. Funeral takes place tomorrow (Sunday) to the U.C. church and cemetery.

Died suddenly at Heartís Content, May 15th, ARCHIBALD FARNHAM, aged 68 years. Left to mourn are wife, three daughters, Mrs. George Bailey, New London, Conn., Mrs. Annie Batson, at Heartís Content and Mary at Quincy, Mass., and one son Eugene of Bay Roberts. Funeral took place May 16th to the C. of E. church and cemetery, Rev. H.W. Facey officiating.

Passed peacefully away at his residence, The Gables, Waterford Bridge Road, May 18th, the Honourable NATHAN ANDREWS, M.L.C. Funeral took place Thursday at St. Johnís.

Passed peacefully away April 20th, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Samuel J. Pretty, Dildo, Trinity Bay, MARY, widow of the late Archibald DROVER, in her 87th year. Funeral took place Wednesday from the residence of George H. Tucker, 20 Gear Street, St. Johnís.


Saturday, May 29, 1937

CHARLES GUSHUE, aged 77 years, resident of Brigus, was found drowned Wednesday morning near the public wharf here. The deceased had resided with his brother, Robert, and on Tuesday night he was at the home of Mr. George Spracklin, a friend of his. About 10 oíclock, he left there to return home, and when he did not return an alarm was raised. Wednesday morning searchers found his body in the water near the public wharf. It is believed on his way home he missed his footing in the darkness and went over the "Drawbridge."

Died May 23rd, after a lingering illness, ALVAN K., youngest son of Isaac and Fannie BOWERING, aged 15 years and 8 months. Left to mourn their sad loss are father, mother, three brothers, Fred and Gordon at Grand Falls, and Rufus at home, and one sister, Helen, at home. Funeral took place May 25th to the U.C. church and cemetery, Coleyís Point, Rev. S.R. Cooper officiating.

Died at Frenchís Cove, May 28th, after a short illness, AZARIAH, son of John Charles and Alice BADCOCK, aged 22 years. Left to mourn their sad loss are father, mother, one brother, Jesse, and two sisters, Mildred and Susie, both at St. Johnís. Funeral takes place Sunday, to the C. of E. church and cemetery.

Saturday, June 5, 1937

Died at Bay Roberts, May 29th, after a long illness, WILLIAM MOSDELL (of Samíl), aged 72 years. Left to mourn are wife, one son, Samuel at home, one daughter, Mrs. Wm. Earle, Frenchís Cove, and one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Watts, of Everett, Mass. Funeral took place May 31st to the C. of E. church and cemetery, Rev. W.E. Brown officiating.

Saturday, June 12, 1937

Mrs. HERBERT NEWELL (nee Emmie Wilcox) and daughter, Beth, arrived here from Ottawa, Ont. via St. Johnís by the S.S. Fort Townshend, on a visit to Mrs. Newellís parents, Mr. & Mrs. Arch Wilcox.

Mrs. J. C. GOOBIE and two children of Corner Brook are here on a visit to her father, Mr. D. G. Fraser.

Mr. & Mrs. HARRY DAWE arrived here recently from Boston, Mass., on a visit to their parents, Mr. & Mrs. S.R. Dawe, and Dr. & Mrs. Pritchard.

Died at Coleyís Point, June 8th, after a short illness, PHYLLIS, youngest child of Allan and Clara DAWE, aged 2 years. Funeral took place June 10th to the C. of E. church and cemetery.

Passed peacefully away at St. Johnís, June 5th, ISAAC C. MORRIS, in his 80th year, from a heart attack. Leaving to mourn two sons, Roland, in Toronto, and Rupert of St. Johnís, and seven daughters, Mrs. Fred Allen of Montreal; Mrs. Linne LaLondie of Orange, California; Mrs. Edith Rougrock of New York; Mrs. Sholto Morrison of Hazel Hill, Canso; Mrs. Kenneth Lee and Mrs. John Baird at St. Johnís, and Eva at the Childrenís Memorial Hospital, Montreal. Funeral took place June 7th, from his late residence Campbell Ave., to Gower Street Church. Interment at the General Protestant Cemetery at St. Johnís.

  • Deceased was born at St. Johnís in 1857, the son of Benjamin Walter Morris and Margaret (Latimer) Morris, of Belfast, Ireland. He was educated at the Old Church and Continental (Central) School and was trained for the teaching profession with a view to entering the ministry. Instead he became a sail-maker, and became very successful until sailing declined in numbers. Of late years the business has been carried on by his sons. He erected the Morris Building on Queen Street, but he lost this through some financial difficulties a few years ago. The late Mr. Morris was Major of the City of St. Johnís for 1919 and 1920. CER (excerpts from his obit).

Passed away at St. Johnís after a lingering illness, on June 6th, WILLIAM J. BARRON, aged 68 years. Left to mourn are a wife, one son, Thomas, and one brother. Funeral took place Tuesday from his late residence, No. 1 Church Hill to Railway Station. Interment at Carbonear.



Transcribed by Maxine Edwards and Stephanie Crant (December 2002)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman (January 2003)

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