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Grand Falls personals.
Jack Dunphy of Cabot Road, Grand Falls, left Feb. 18, for Viet Nam, Indo-China, where he will act in an advisory capacity for the installation of a ground wood department of a new paper mill now under construction there. Last year Mr. Dunphy went to India on a similar mission.
Grand Falls news briefs. ...
Mrs. E. Christian has returned home after undergoing a period of treatment in hospital at Grand Falls. ...
Vera Christian of the teaching staff in Glovertown, recently spent some time at her home in Grand Falls. ...
Necrology [for past year]. ...
Jan. 17 - David Barnes, Champneys West ...
May 31 - George A. Hynes, 81 ...
August 16 - Mary Ellen Bennett, 80 (30?), Holyrood, C.B.
November 14, 1964 - Francis Joseph Wall, 18, of Holyrood, loses life in motor accident...
New Harbour personals.
Seal Hunter Shot in Hip.
Man Is Killed.
Clarke's Beach personals. ...
Social scene. ...
New Harbour. ...
New Harbour news. ...
New Harbour notes. ...
New Harbour notes. ...
Lawrence Hefford, Buchans, recently visited relatives here.
101 Years Old. [with photo]
Eight of Mr. Hewitt's great grandchildren were at his home yesterday and messages and cards were received from relatives and friends. Mr. Hewitt, who has lived through many memorable and historic events in Newfoundland, is enjoying good health and is able to get up and around. He also enjoys good hearing ad eyesight and can read any type of print without the aid of glasses. He reads the Bible regularly.
Like his father, Mr. Hewitt in his younger days became a fisherman and for several years made an annual trip to Labrador for the fishing season. He also fished on the Grand Banks and for 20 springs sailed to the icefields for the sealfishery. He came to St. John's about 80 years ago. He first lived on Central Street and a few years later built his own home on Bonaventure Avenue. At that time his home was the first one in the area and he decided to build there because he wanted to grow some crops. His home is now located at the intersection of Bonaventure Avenue and Elizabeth Avenue. The son of Philip and Caroline Hewitt, he married the former Amelia Butt. His wife died 26 years ago. He is the father of 12 children, eight of whom are still living.
New Harbor notes.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Smith have returned to their home at Lunenburg, N.S. after spending two weeks vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Smith, New Harbor and Mr. and Mrs. William Elford, Dildo.
Mrs. Clayton Foote returned to harbor Buffett Oct. 31 after spending a week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hefford.
Other guests during the week were Mrs. Wilson Peddle, Heart's Content, and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Harris, New Chelsea. ...
The Salvation Army Home and School Association of Dildo and New Harbor held their annual meeting recently. The election of officers was conducted by Mrs. Mundy, and resulted as follows: president, Mrs. L. C. Hefford; vice-president, Mrs. John Reid; secretary treasurer, Mr. Mundy; social convenor, Mrs. Stephen Higdon. Members of the Executive are: Capt. Loveplace, commanding officer, and Mr. J. Hickman, principal of the school.
Social scene. ...
Two Violent Deaths During Weekend.
A fire fatality also occurred yesterday when 72-year-old William Field of McNeill Street in St. John's died in a fire that destroyed his home. Mr. Field, who was trapped on the second floor of his two storey home, is believed to have died from suffocation. A post-mortem will be carried out. The two fatalities brought to 11 the number of violent deaths in Newfoundland for December. This compares with 30 for December last year.
[with photo, caption: Left to right - Mrs. (Dr.) O'Regan, Kevin O'Regan, Mrs. Hynes, John Hynes, Mrs. Kevin O'Regan.]
Blue Puttee Supports Kevin O'Regan.
It was way back in 1885 .. 81 years ago that John Hynes was born on the Island of St. Brendan's in Bonavista Bay. He was the son of a fisherman and as was the custom of those far-off years he became accustomed to the ways of the sea at an early age, and in fact, he was often tucked away in the bow of his father's skiff before he was ten years of age.
John Hynes left home at St. Brendan's when he was only 12 years of age .. that was in 1897 when St. John's was just getting back to normal and was rebuilding after the great fire. Within three years John Hynes was a young man and he can recall attending the spirited political meetings of those days and shouting for the Liberals.
From then on his personal Log as it were, reads some thing like a Cook's Tour record. In World War One he travelled over all the battlefields of Europe and suffered with many of his countrymen in the disastrous Dardanelles campaign. That was an experience he will never forget especially the weeks and months he spent in hospitals.
In later years he worked as a coal miner in Cape Breton and then returned again to settle down in his adopted hometown of St. John's. He had a busy and successful life working as a coal miner, carpenter and other occupations until his retirement a few years ago.
His first wife died and then three years ago at 78 years of age, he married again this time to 60-year-old Mabel Mills, they live at 55 Bannerman Street and are as happy as they can be in their neat little home.
On Sunday afternoon, the Liberal candidate for St. John's East, Kevin O'Regan, at the invitation of Mr. Hynes, introduced his wife and mother to Mr. and Mrs. Hynes and had a grand old chat about old times.
Mr. Hynes, who is as bright as a button at 81 years, cautioned Kevin to stand fast by the Liberal cause and said he would be out knocking on doors if only his legs would permit him to get around.
John Hynes is one of the oldest living members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and on the home front is probably one of the oldest "fighting Liberals" in the province.
War Veterans News-Views.
Mike Crawley, Holyrood, who served with the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit during the Second World War, is anxious to get in touch with his brother, Angus Crawley, who served with the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Mike thinks he may be residing in the United States, but he has not heard from him for over 15 years.
RETIRED MINISTER CELEBRATES 80th BIRTHDAY.
The Revered E. Hunt, retired Anglican priest who served for many years in Newfoundland, celebrated his 80th birthday recently at a gathering attended by members of his family. Rev. Hunt was licensed as a layreader at the age of 15. He taught school at English Harbour, Trinity Bay and used to walk seven miles to visit his parents in Trinity on Saturday and back for services on Sunday. He taught for six years before entering Queen's College. He was a deacon at Coley's Point, and was ordained a priest in 1916, serving the parishes of Twillingate, New Harbour, Heart's Delight and Spaniards' Bay before retiring in 1953.
In the matter of the Last Will and Estate of Matthew O'Rourke,
late of Holyrood in the Electoral District of Harbour Main, in the Province
of Newfoundland, farmer (retired), deceased. [request for creditors to send
particulars of their claim.] Dated at St. John's this 20th day of
September A.D. 1968.
Today is a special day for Mrs. Martha Murray of Adams Cove, Conception Bay. It's her birthday and, at 103, she is one of the oldest
persons in the province.
Page Contributed by Tom Hynes
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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