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1902 Newspaper Look-ups
The St. John's Daily News


Mon. May 26, 1902


ROACHE - At Branch, on Sunday last, Mr. John ROACHE; and old and respected inhabitant of that place.

MEWS - On Sunday Morning, 25th inst., at 3 Park Row, Rennies Mill Road, George W. MEWS, Secretary Department Public Works, in his 69 year. Funeral on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

STOWE - On May 24th, at 9 p.m., William STOWE, aged 60 years. Funeral on Tuesday, at 11 a.m., from his late residence, 36 Mullock Street; friends will please accept this the only intimation.

BONNELL - On the 20th inst., at North Sydney, Cape Breton, at her age of 49, Mary Ann, beloved wife of Captain Saul BONNELL, and fourth daughter of the late James HOLLETT of Sound Island, Placentia Bay.

BUCKLEY - On May 24th, Hannah Parker, relict of the late Patrick BUCKLEY (blacksmith), aged 72 years. Funeral on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, Hawthorne Cottage, Carters Hill. Cape Breton please copy.

WHELAN - On May 25th, after a long and tedious illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine Will, Joseph WHELAN, aged 64 years. Funeral on Tuesday, from his late residence ---- Hill. Friends please accept this the only intimation.

Sept. 23, 1902


SAD ACCIDENT - MAN FALLS 45 FEET AND IS KILLED! A very sad occurrence took place last evening at 5 o'clock, and an artisan, named John DORAN, now lies still in death as the unfortunate victim of a tragedy. He was engaged during the day, in company with a man named NANGLE, repairing the roof on the southwest end of the Star Hall, the work being the taking off of old shingles and replacing them with new ones. A scaffold had been constructed on the roof to facilitate the work, its breadth being about 6 feet 6 inches. DORAN was standing on the structure when engaged at the work, and was suddenly seen to fall backward to the ground below, a distance of about 45 feet. This occurred in an instant, NANGLE being scarcely able to imagine the instantaneous descent of the man's body to the earth below. He, however, soon realized what had happened and called for assistance, which arrived quickly in the persons of Sergeants OLIPHANT and COURTENAY, who were looking from the police court window at the time, and saw the man's body pass through space in it's downward flight. He was picked up by the policemen and some other citizens gathered, and taken into the court house. From all appearances he was not badly hurt, he being in a perfectly conscious state, and complained of little pain. Dr. FRAZER was soon on the scene, and after examination, ordered DORAN to the hospital, the ambulance in the meantime being summoned. The unfortunate man did not wish this, and asked that he be allowed to walk home, saying, "Why, I'm not hurt much." He was, however, taken to the hospital, arriving there at 5:30, and before 6 o'clock, when but a few hours previously he expected to be returning to tea, his soul passed to the Great Beyond, the last rites of his church being administered by rev. A. HOWLEY. Mr. DORAN was a well respected citizen, a skillful tradesman, and was a member of the Star of the Sea Association since its inception. He was about 60 years old and leaves a wife and several in family, to whom the "News" extends its condolence.

Mon. Sept. 29, 1902


EARLE - LeGROW - At Cochrane Street Methodist Parsonage, on Sept. 28th 1902, by Rev. F. W. W. DesBARRES, Robert EARLE, to Sarah LeGROW, both of St. John's.


FRANEY - On Wednesday last, after a short illness, Miss Mary FRANEY, aged 83 years. Funeral to-day, Monday, from her late residence, No. 33 Flower Hill. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice. R. I. P.


The body of the man NAPIER was found floating on the harbor Saturday morning, and was picked up and taken to the morgue. The remains were interred at the G. P. Cemetery last evening, Rev. F. W. W. DesBARRES officiating.

The Stars held their regular monthly-meeting yesterday and passed resolutions of condolence to the family of the late John DORAN, who was killed by falling off the hall. The sum of $140 was also voted to his wife, notwithstanding the fact that DORAN was not a member of the body.

A young man named WALSH, son of Mr. G. WALSH, City Hotel, came across a loaded revolver in one of the boarders rooms yesterday morning, and without any examination or delay, fired one of the chambers off in the room. The bullet hit a glass bottle, smashing it in pieces, part hitting him in the face and badly cutting him. The fright he received was severe, and his screeches could be heard for blocks around. Those having loaded revolvers in their possession should be more careful, and not leave them under the hands of children. Dr. PIKE had to stitch the lads wounds.

A man named LACEY, brakesman on the railway, had his foot crushed at Lewisporte on Saturday by one of the engine wheels. It is feared that the foot will have to be amputated, though the member may be saved. The injured man will arrive by this morning's train and be taken to the hospital.

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