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1941 - 1950


Daily News

September 10, 1941 (Wednesday)

3 Brothers Serving in R.A.F.

Recently the three Beeso brothers of Holyrood who are now serving with the Royal Air Force met 'somewhere in England' for an enjoyable re-union.† They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. James Beeso of Holyrood.† Top, left [photo], Sergt. W.E. Beeso; right, Leading Aircraftsman Raymond B. Beeso; lower right [photo], Leading Aircraftsman Alan J. Beeso. [photos in uniform]

Evening Telegram

October 7, 1941 (Tuesday)

[extracted from an article about Edward Corbett, 59, of Chapel Arm (sic - should be Chapelís Cove), building boats in Camden, New Jersey]† Edward has four sons and a daughter, Edward, Jr. and John are welders in the Sun Shipyard, Chester, Pennsylvania.† John is married and is the father of three children.† Patrick and William are machinists in the New York Ship Yard, Camden, while Alice is employed as a secretary by a U.S. government agency.† All were born in Newfoundland except William.† Ed's wife Bridget is a native of Conception Bay.

Evening Telegram

October 23, 1941 (Thursday)

John Vincent Corbett, Almonesson [sic], New Jersey, a native of Chapel Arm, made his first parachute jump last week.† Corbett ascended 2,000 feet above the Almonesosn [sic] airport, then bailed out coming to earth within 200 feet of the main hangar.† Corbett has been taking flying lessons for over a year, and has successfully made his first solo flight.† 'I always had the urge to get up in the air', said Corbett, 'guess I like the air like most Newfoundlanders like the water.† It took a lot of hard work getting these lessons down, when you consider that I worked long hours in the Camden shipyard.† But now I can fly and am ready to give my services to the U.S.A. whenever she needs them.'

Evening Telegram

May 15, 1942 (Friday)

Magisterial Enquiry Into Death Mrs. Corbett.† An enquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs. Corbett at Harbor Main on April 24th, was continued to-day before Magistrate OíNeill.† Mrs. Corbett died as a result of injuries sustained when she was hit by a truck owned by Cyril Wall of Chapel Cove.† An enquiry began before Magistrate Hawco and twelve witnesses were heard.† The matter was then transferred here to get the evidence of other witnesses.† Richard Colford, motor mechanic, who made repairs to the truck, a Dodge passenger car converted to a truck, gave evidence this forenoon as did Gordon Taylor of Port de Grave, who was a witness of the accident.† District Inspector Whelan is conducting the enquiry and Mr. James Higgins is representing the driver of the truck.

Daily News

May 16, 1942 (Saturday)

Birthday To-day.† Gerald P. Ryan, R.N., son of William and the late Mrs. Ryan of Holyrood, C. B., who to-day celebrates his birthday.† This is the third birthday Jerry celebrated overseas in the service of the Royal Navy.† He went overseas with the 1st Naval Draft. [includes photo in sailorís uniform]

Evening Telegram

May 26, 1942 (Tuesday)

Manslaughter Charge on Sydney Resident.† Accused Remanded for Eight Days.† Lloyd Penny, resident of Sydney, who was arrested under warrant at Port aux Basques and brought to the city on Saturday by Sergt. Forward of the Newfoundland Rangers, appeared before Magistrate OíNeill on Saturday afternoon and was charged with manslaughter.† The charge reads: ĎThat you, Lloyd Penny, on the 17th day of May, at Bell Island unlawfully killed Michael Hynes against the peace of our Lord and King.í† Carter, K.C., appeared on behalf of the Crown.† The accused was not asked to plead and was remanded for eight days.

Daily News

June 2, 1942 (Tuesday)

Chapelís Cove Man Charged Manslaughter.† Cyril Wall is Accused - Charge Arises Out of Death of Mrs. Patrick Corbett on April 26th.† At 4 oíclock yesterday afternoon Cyril Wall, of Chapelís Cove, Harbour Main, was arrested under warrant, appeared before Magistrate OíNeill, and was charged with manslaughter, arising out of the death, on April 26th, of Mrs. Patrick Corbett, of Chapelís Cove.† Bail in the amount of $5,000 was granted $2,500 in his own surety and two others of $1,500 each, and the accused was remanded on bail for 8 days.† The accused was working at Fort Pepperell and on his way to his home, in his truck, on Saturday, April 25th, he met the deceased, Mrs. Corbett, her fourteen year old daughter Margaret, and Joseph Myers, and gave them a lift.† At the top of Wallís Hill, near the entrance to Harbour Main, the truck crossed the road and ran into a ditch.† The truck was practically demolished and as it spun around, the driver and the three passengers were thrown out of the truck to the ground.† Mrs. Corbett sustained head and back injuries and was rushed to her home where she was attended by Dr. OíKelly, of Avondale.† She passed away at 5 oíclock the following morning.† A magisterial enquiry into the cause of death began before Magistrate Hawco at Holyrood where several witnesses were heard, and concluded before Magistrate OíNeill at St. Johnís.

Daily News

June 3, 1942 (Wednesday)

Employee of Highroads Dies From Injuries.† Kevin Hynes of Corner Brook is Victim of Accident.

A message to the Chief of Police, yesterday, from District Inspector Walsh of Corner Brook, stated that Kevin Hynes, an employee of the Highroad department had passed away at the Corner Brook hospital from injuries sustained in an accident there.† According to Saturdayís issue of the Humber Herald Hynes and another workman, named William Knott who was also injured were thrown from the dump of a truck on which they were riding, as the vehicle swerved while passing over a railroad crossing.† The accident occurred shortly after supper as the men were returning to work.† In the truck at the time were James McDonald, driver, Jacob Knott and Stephen Young, who were riding with him in the cab; and Kevin Hynes, William Knott and Elias Bishop, who were standing in the dump of the truck and leaning on the hood.† When the truck swerved the three men in the dump were thrown out.† Hynes and Knott were both rendered unconscious, but the former [sic] regained consciousness during the night; the latter [sic], received serious head injuries which were the cause of his death.

Daily News

June 15, 1942 (Monday)

Body of Man Found Near A City Pier.† Identified as That of Augustus Quigley of Torbay, Reported Missing Three Months Ago.† At 3.15 p.m. Saturday the police received a telephone message from the wharf of F. M. OíLeary, Ltd., that the body of a man was floating in the waters adjacent to the pier.† The body was first seen by Eugene Barrett.† The police brought the body to the morgue where it was identified as that of Augustus Quigley son of Mr. Thomas Quigley of Torbay.† Some three months ago the deceased had been reported as missing.† A post mortem examination was held by Dr. Anderson, and afterwards undertaker Murphy took charge of the body.

Evening Telegram

June 22, 1942 (Monday)

Salmonier and St, Maryís Bay Notes. ... Miss K. Hawco and Mr. Ralph Dunphy were on a week-end visit to St. Johnís. ...

Daily News

August 6, 1949 (Saturday)


In the Matter of the Will and Estate of WILLIAM H. CHRISTIAN, late of St. Johnís in the Province of Newfoundland, Accountant, deceased.† All persons claiming to be creditors or who have any claims or demands upon or affecting the Estate of WILLIAM H. CHRISTIAN, late of St. Johnís, in the Province of Newfoundland, Accountant, deceased, are requested to send particulars of same in writing, duly attested to the Eastern Trust Company, Water Street, St. Johnís aforesaid, Executor of the Will of the said deceased, on or before Wednesday, the 17th day of August A.D. 1949, after which date the said Executor will proceed to distribute the Estate of the said deceased having regard only to the claims of which it shall then have had notice.† Dated at St. Johnís, Newfoundland, this 13th day of July, A.D. 1949.† HUNT, EMERSON, STIRLING & HIGGINS† Solicitors for Executor of the Will of the late William H. Christian.† Columbus Hall,

Duckworth Street, St. Johnís, Newfoundland.

Daily News

August 8, 1949 (Monday)

Of Interest To War Veterans.†† B. Hynes, R.T.S.† Bartholomew Hynes of Bell Island, C.B., was admitted to the Merchant Navy Hospital on Monday last.† He is a Veteran of World War II, one of the long list of volunteers from the Iron Isle for the various services.† No. RTP-R300748 B. Hynes was with the Rescue Tug Service from March 17th, 1944, until the cessation of hostilities.

Daily News

August 16, 1949 (Tuesday)

Of Interest To War Veterans.† Discharged From Hospital.† Bert Hynes, RTP/R300748, formerly of the Rescue Tug Service, World War II, who was in a St. Johnís Hospital for X-Ray treatment, returned to Bell Island last week.

Daily News

August 31, 1949 (Wednesday)

[1 page spread of photos and brief text on Holyrood - photos include Catholic church, Butterpot Inn, Georgeís Mountain.† Story says population is about 800.† One photo is of Mike Kennedy, ďone of Holyroodís oldest residentsĒ, with two young children, Johnny Woodford and Sheila Penny.† Another photo of North Arm includes a boy, Ted Quinlan, and a photo of a pond includes another young boy, Gerry Veitch.]



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