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1926 News and Events of the Year
The St. John's Daily News


Mon. Jan. 18, 1926



William L. DONNELLY passed within the veil yesterday afternoon at 8 o’clock.  On Friday he was engaged in his customary duties; on Saturday he fell ill; and despite the care of his physicians, the illness developed rapidly, and within a few hours he had answered the call.

The late Mr. DONNELLY was born, 57 years ago, in Harbour Grace, son of the late Hon. W. J. S. DONNELLY.  He was educated by the Christians Brothers and at Ushaw in Durham County.  In his younger days he was on the staff of the Union Bank, which closed its doors in December 1894.  Thereafter he accepted a position in the Customs Department, and was later transferred to that of the Auditor General, of which two years ago he was appointed Deputy Head.

A faithful official, of high ideals and gentle manner, – an affable and courteous gentleman – William L. DONNELLY will be long remembered by those amongst whom he mingled in social and official life.  He wielded an influence for good wherever he was found.  It may be said of him that along the cool sequestered vale of life he kept the noiseless tenor of his way.  But unconscious influence is not seldom the greater.

Left to mourn the loss of a brother beloved are Miss Madeline DONNELLY, Arthur DONNELLY, Director of Bain Johnston & Co.; Frank DONNELLY Hollywood, California; Harry DONNELLY, St. John’s and Dr. Fergus, of Campbellton, New Brunswick.  The funeral will take place from the family residence, Rennie’s Mill Road, on to-morrow afternoon at 2.45 o’clock.


At 11 o’clock last night, Alfred McNAMARA passed away after an illness of two weeks. Mr. McNAMARA was one of the best known of the business men of Water Street, where for the past thirty years he had conducted a jewellery business, which is well known throughout the country.  Some fifteen years ago he visited Philadelphia and there obtained a first class diploma for engraving; and also qualified for a diploma in optometry, practicing these two professions, thereafter, in connection with his jewellery establishment.  For upwards of thirty years Mr. McNAMARA was a prominent figure at the local regatta, where he filled the position of chief time keeper.  No athletic event appealed to him without meeting willing response. His services were readily given as timekeeper or in any capacity wherein he could render assistance.  As a business man Mr. McNAMARA customers were invariable his friends.  His genial smile and cordiality will be recalled by thousands in the Island when the story of his passing is told.  He was educated at the Christians Brothers Schools and amongst the many who will hear with sorrow of his death, will be those who were his comrades in the days of boyhood and youth.  Three brothers predeceased him, the Rev. Father James McNAMARA, of Burin; John of the Customs, and Joseph of New York.  The immediate family circle, now mourning their great loss include his widow, formerly Miss May LYNCH, daughter of Mr. Michael LYNCH, two sons and two daughters; one sister, Mrs. Aiden O’DRISCOLL, and one brother, Hon. Frank McNAMARA.  The funeral will take place from his late residence, Robinson’s Hill, on tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 o’clock.

Wed. Jan. 20, 1926



On the afternoon of January 18th upwards of fifty persons assembled at St. Patrick’s Church to be present at the wedding of Miss Alice FOLEY of St. John’s to Mr. James FUREY of Carbonear, which was to be performed by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. KITCHIN.  At 3 p.m. the bridal party arrived at the church, attired in a rust ensemble suit of poiret twill and satin face crepe with hat to match was given away by her uncle, Mr. Peter MURPHY.  She was attended by Miss Kathleen HAYSE, the groom being supported by Mr. Augustus CLEARY.  The wedding over, all repaired to the home of Mrs. Peter MURPHY, sister of the bride, where in Mrs. MURPHY’s inimitable style, arrangement for the wedding festivities had been made.  Songs by Miss Kathleen HAYES and Katherine MURPHY and Mr. Michael O’BRIEN, recitations by Mrs. Julia Salter EARLE and Mr. J. BRANSFIELD, also reminiscences by Mrs. N. J. MURPHY helped pass the evening pleasantly.  The groom’s present to the bride was a cheque, to the bridesmaid a necklet of pearls, and to the best man gold cuff links.  Mr. and Mrs. FUREY left by the 6 a.m. train for their future home in Carbonear, where Mr. FUREY has for many years been connected with the Newfoundland Government Railway.  If presents are an indication of good will then Mr. and Mrs. FUREY may feel happy to-day in the thought that they occupy high places within the hearts of their numerous friends.

St. John’s, January 19th, 1926


A quite but very pretty wedding was solemnized on Sunday the 17th at the Oratory of the Presentation Convent, Cathedral Square, the Altar of which was suitably decorated for the occasion, when Miss Monica C. POWER, and Mrs. John R. CLEARY, both of Argentia, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rt. Rev. Mon. McDERMOTT.  The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Pauline POWER, whilst Mr. Bernard POWER ably supported the groom.

After the ceremony the bridal party repaired to the home of Mr. J.P. HICKEY, Henry Street, were a wedding supper was partaken of, the immediate friends of the contracting parties being present.  Mr. and Mrs. CLEARY having many friends in the city as well as at home were the recipients of a large number of valuable presents.

After a brief stay in the city they leave for Argentia, where all their friends wish them many years of happiness.  




At Freshwater, Bay de Verde, on Monday morning, Mr. Ambrose MOORES, a highly respected resident, passed away at the age of 64 years.  Mr. MOORES had up to a few weeks ago enjoyed fairly good health.  In December last he began to feel ill, but made little of it.  His family physician advised treatment at the General Hospital, St. John’s, whither he came and for a couple of weeks was under X-ray and other examinations.  He went home to Freshwater with the hope he would eventually get better but it was found that the disease had made to much progress and he gradually grew worse until on Monday he passed away. Messers. Ben and Frank MOORES of Freshwater, are sons and Mrs. PIKE, Carbonear, is a daughter.


Come when it will, death is accompanied by sorrow and sadness, which is partly alleviated by the sympathy and kindness of friends.  But no human means can restore the deceased one to the family circle.  They must bear their sorrow and be consoled with the thought that the day must come when each one of us will join that multitude and wend our way to the land from which no traveler returns.

After the termination of the Christmas season, which is accompanied by joy and gladness, Mrs. Margaret WHALEN, after an illness of only two days, passed peacefully to that unknown land on January 7th, at the age of 69 years.  The deceased lady was of a mild and gentle disposition, beloved by all with whom she came in contact.  Her many friends in St. john’s and elsewhere in the country will regret her sudden passing. As a church worker she was ever in the front rank, always first to help and last to retire after the work had been accomplished.  Charitable to the poor, kind and generous to the needy, obliging to the stranger, in fact she was all that a good woman could be.  And now that her earthly labour is o’er, many a fervent prayer will be offered by those whom she had befriended.  She leaves to mourn the loss of a good wife and devoted mother, her husband James, the last survivor of that famous Placentia crew who were the champions of Quidi Vidi over fifty years ago; four sons, constables Patrick and Edward of the Police Force, William at Sydney, John at New York; one daughter Mrs. W. J. McCARTHY, residing at New York, to whom the writer extends sympathy.

Thur. Jan. 28, 1926



The passing of the above named lady gives us an opportunity of paying a tribute of respect to her memory, which is richly deserved.  Hers was a rare and beautiful character which was manifested in a life of self-sacrifice and service. When her sister-in-law, Mrs. John LEDINGHAM passed away leaving a young family without a mother’s care, she came here from Scotland to take her place, and in a manner beyond praise, she most worthily filled the position, giving all of her powers without stint, that the children committed to her care might be trained up in all that made for their spiritual and physical welfare and consequently as her living memorials, they fill honored and responsible positions amongst us today, with the exception of one who gave is life for his country, and whose loss lay so heavily upon her heart that she seemed never to have recovered from the blow.  Her children, (for to all intents and purposes they were her children) rise up and call her blessed and her memory to them and her friends is fragrant with loving service and a devotion both rare and beautiful.  The key-note of her beautiful life was the same as that manifested by her divine Master” who came not to be ministered unto but to minister,” and we feel that his “well done, good and faithful servant,” has now been spoken to her who so faithfully followed in his footsteps. — E.M.

Mon. Feb. 1, 1926



We regret to chronicle today the death of Miss Isabella BRYDEN daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James BRYDEN.  Her passing came as a shock to her friends as on Saturday she was apparently in her usual health.  Without any warning the summons came at ten o’clock Saturday night she passed within the veil.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. C. E. ARCIBALD, of Montreal, and by two brothers John and Andrew, of Scranton, Penn.  The funeral will take place today, Monday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 20 Sudbury Street.


The many friends of Thomas NORMAN will learn with deep regret of his passing which occurred yesterday morning after an illness of only seven weeks, resulting from a heavy chill contracted while working on the new hotel.  Deceased who was 64 years of age, was a native of Port Union, but had resided the past 35 years in this city where he was one of the best known carpenters.  For 17 years he was bench carpenter with the Horwood Lumber Company, and was foreman on the bank building.  He leaves two sons, Benjamin and Lionel, and one daughter, Mrs. Ronald DAWE, of this city, and a brother in Port Union.  To the sorrowing family much sympathy will be extended.


Tue. Feb. 2, 1926



(From Our Special Correspondent)

At 9.30 on Sunday morning, January 31st, Thomas CAREY, aged 73, died in shack on the Green.  It is alleged that death was due to the lack of proper food as the unfortunate man has been in very poor state for some time.

Poor CAREY was born in Broad Cove, Bonavista Bay, and was living on Bell Island for some twenty years, seventeen of which he worked with the Steel Company.  About three years ago he met with an accident, in which his leg was broken and he has been laid up ever since.

The case is one which calls for investigation, and we have no doubt but that it will be probed by the proper authorities.

In the facts are as alleged, then it is a terrible tragedy, and an awful reflection upon the system under which men broken up in the Company’s service are looked after.

We understand that Messre. J. T. LAWTON, J.P., and John A. HUGHES acted most charitably towards the deceased, and that Dr. LYNCH was in attendance, but exposure and malnutrition are the cause of death, according to our informants.  Interment took place this afternoon at 2.30 p.m.

Tue. Feb. 9, 1926



The home of Mr. and Mrs. Philip JOHNSON, Northern Bay, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Tuesday evening, when in the presence of a large number of friends, their daughter Elizabeth became the bride of Mr. W. J. HOGAN, also of Northern Bay; Rev. E. O’BRIEN, P.P., officiating.  The bride was a charming picture in her bridal dress of flesh crepe-de-chene, beautifully trimmed .  She was attended by Miss Gertrude MARCH, who was becomingly attired in a dress of Canton Crepe.  The duties of best man were ably performed by Mr. Ignatius HOGAN, brother of the groom.  During the signing of the register the wedding march was effectively played.  Following the ceremony, the bridal party and guests, numbering about one hundred, repaired to the dining room where a sumptuous supper was served, to which all did ample justice.  Father O’BRIEN in a short appropriate speech wished the bride and groom a future replete with happiness and prosperity.  Then in dancing, music and games and enjoyable evening was spent, and far into the wee sma’ hours the guest departed.  The bride was the recipient of many wonderful presents, testifying to the popularity of the young couple.  The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. HOGAN join with the writer in wishing them bon voyage over the matrimonial sea. 


Northern Bay, Feb. 5th, 1926

Fri. Feb. 12, 1926


TUCKER – Fell asleep Feby. 11th, Charles Llewellyn, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. TUCKER, 21 Gear St.

COOK – Passed peacefully away this morning, Elizabeth, beloved wife of the late John A. COOK.  Left to mourn two sons and one daughter.  Funeral from her son’s residence, 48 Springdale Street, Saturday at 2:30.

COLLIS – At Harbour Grace on the 9th inst., Mary M., wife of A. L. COLLIS and daughter of the late James and Fannie West PARSONS.

MILLER – Died yesterday morning after a short illness, Thomas MILLER, shoemaker.  Funeral to-day at 2:45 p.m., from M. W. Myrick’s Mortuary Rooms, Military Road.

Tue. Feb. 16, 1926



On Saturday, last there passed away at Newport, Rhode Island, a lady who is well known in this city, in the person of Mrs. Patrick MAHER, who for many years kept a store opposite the Customs House on Duckworth Street.  Deceased has been in failing health for some time and a few months ago left here for the United States hoping that by so doing so she would be able to get back her former vigor.  On Boston she show much sign of improvement and about two weeks ago left for Newport, Rhode Island, on a visit to some friends; there she was again stricken and although all possible was done for her she passed to her reward on Saturday last.  Mrs. MAHER was well known in the city and outside the city and there are many who will regret to learn of her demise.  The body will be brought on here for burial and will arrive at an early date.


The case of the King vs. Elli HAYWARD, which was set for yesterday before a special jury, was postponed on motion of Mr. BROWNE for the Crown, till Saturday next, owing to one of the witnesses being ill.

Mon. Mar. 1, 1926



Flint Street Church, Somerville, Mass., was the seen of a very pretty wedding, when on Wednesday last, 24th at 8 p.m. Sadie, youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chas. CUMMINGS, 24 King’s Road, City, was united in holy matrimony to Mr. G. Frederick SAUNDERS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip SAUNDERS, Carbonear, Nfld.

The bride was attired in conventional wedding dress, with veil and orange blossoms, and attended by her sister, Mrs. MAHON.  After the ceremony supper was served in the reception hall of the church, where the friends and relatives of both bride and groom, living nearby cities had gathered.

After an extended honeymoon of six weeks, through various cities of the United States and Canada, Mr. and Mrs. SAUNDERS will take up residence at Carbonear, Nfld.  The many beautiful and costly presents received, testify to the popularity of the bride, and show the esteem in which she was held at home and abroad.  May the matrimonial ship of them glide safely and smoothly over life’s sea.

St. John’s, Feb. 27th 1925


“Do you know father has never spoken a hasty word to mother?”

“How is that?

 He stutters.”

Mon. Mar. 8, 1926



Yesterday morning at half past seven there passed away at her residence on Leslie Street.  Miss Sophie KNIGHT, daughter of the late Captain William KNIGHT.  The deceased had been ailing for some considerable time but with remarkable fortitude had maintained a cheerful and active interest in her home life until shortly prior to her death.  Her brother, the late Judge KNIGHT, predeceased her ten years ago, and another brother Allan, passed away at Regina, Sask., four years ago. The surviving members of the family are Mr. Arch, builder, of Henry Street; Mr. Edwin, residing on Leslie Street, and Mrs. Fanny PRATT, also living on Leslie Street.  The funeral takes place tomorrow, Tuesday at 2.30 from her late residence, Spring Cottage, Leslie Street.


There passed peacefully away, yesterday afternoon at his residence, Charlton Street, Joseph FITZGERALD, well known and highly respected in the city.  Deceased was born in Bonavista, 72 years ago, but for the last half century resided in St. John’s and conducted a successful trading business up to a few months before his death. Deceased was one of a family famous for fishing and sealing in Bonavista, and his passing is the severing of one of the old land marks fast being removed by the hand of time.  Left to mourn are four daughters and one son, and several grand-children.  Funeral takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 35 Charlton Street.

Sat. Mar. 13, 1926



The sudden passing of Patrick O’BRIEN of Topsail, which occurred at his residence there at 10 o’clock yesterday morning came as a great shock to his many friends in the city.  Deceased who was well known throughout Harbor Main district had been ill but a short time and his death at the early age of forty-five was total unexpected.  On Hon. W. WOODFORD, representative for the district, learning that the roads were nigh impassable and that Rev. Fr. KELLY, of Manuels, might not reach the dying man in time to offer his the consolations of his church, a special train was engaged and Mr. WOODFORD and Rev. Fr. ST. JOHN went out but when they arrived death had ensured.   In the meantime, Fr. KELLY walking part of the way from his parish and driving the remainder with men from the settlements shoveling the road, had reached the stricken man’s bedside in time to administer the Last Sacraments.  Fr. KELLY returned by the outgoing train to Manuels, and Fr. ST. JOHN and Mr. WOODFORD to town by the special.  Deceased leaves a wife (nee Miss SPARKES of Bell Island), two adopted children, three brothers, Tom, Terry and Andrew, the latter now in the States and one sister, Mrs. Edward HOLLEY, to whom much sympathy will be extended.  The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon at Topsail.

Tue. Mar. 16, 1926



One of the oldest and most respected residences of the West End of the city passed to his eternal reward last night when Mr. James KIRBY, died at the ripe old age of 84 years.  Deceased had been ill form some few months past but despite his increasing years he had a strong vitality and it was only recently that he was forced to confine himself to his residence.  The late Mr. KIRBY was one of that fine old type of citizens which are now fast dying out.  In his early life he followed the sea and many tales of oft recounted of many hardships which he endured in following his calling.  In later years he prosecuted the fishery out of St. John’s and with much success.  Mr. KIRBY was a fine personality and by his genial manner he made many friends who will be sorry to hear of his passing.  Whilst many others, who often sought his advice on matters appertaining to the fishery and other matters will miss, his sage counsel.  Left to mourn are two daughters, Mrs. Patrick TOBIN of Montreal and Mrs. James MURPHY of this city, from whose residence, Brazil’s Square, the funeral will take place tomorrow.


The death of A. W. PICCOTT occurred yesterday morning at his residence, Howley Avenue, following a paralytic stroke, the result of an accident, some years ago.  The late Mr. PICCOTT was a successful fisherman who rose to high position in the land.  Born in Cupids in 1869, he entered politics under the leadership of E. P. (now Baron) MORRIS.  He was elected for Harbor Grace district in 1908.  As Minister of Marine and Fisheries, he was re-elected for the same district in 1909 and again in 1912.  He volunteered for service in 1914 and was given command of the Patrol boat.  In 1917 he resigned his portfolio to accept the local management for the Gorton Pew Co.  In 1919 he became a member of the executive of Sir M.P. Cashin’s government, and from 1919-22 was Secretary of the Shipping Board.  Joining the party of Sir R. A. SQUIRES, he was elected for Harbor Grace and became Minister of Public Works.  For the past three years ill health has prevented his participation in active public life.  He was a prominent member of the Loyal Orange Association and Grand Master 1922-23.  He leaves a widow, two sons, Max and Arch, and daughter, Mrs. N. P. HUNT, who will all receive the sympathy of the community.  Funeral on Wednesday afternoon.

Fri. Mar. 19, 1926



On Monday, the 8th one of those infrequent events, which not only intensified the grief of the afflicted relatives but cast also a mantle of gloom over all who witnessed it, was enacted at the Railway Station, Riverhead, when the corpse of Thomas KEHOE, an ex-Naval Reservist, recently killed at Boston, was removed from the train.  The body was then reverently and tenderly taken to his father’s home, where it was waked during the night, and the next morning at 9 o’clock was conveyed, accompanied by an escort of six soldiers to St. Joseph’s Church where Requiem High Mass was offered, by Rev. Thomas O’NEIL, for the repose of his soul.  Immediately after the Mass the burial service was performed and the last blessing having been pronounced, the funeral reformed, and attended by a large concourse of friends and companions, slowly wended its way to the cemetery at Harbor Grace where it was laid in the family plot.  At the grave side Mr. DRISCOLL, ex-soldier, read the usual military service and reminded those present that the deceased was one of those who, when duty called to King and Country, never faltered but went right on, and concluding asked those present to observed one minute’s silence as a last tribute to respect to the departed.  This being complied with the grave closed over the last of the three sons of Captain M. T. KEHOE.  Besides the father there are left to mourn two sisters of the deceased, Mrs. Martin SHANAHAN and Miss Stenie, Principal of the High School at North River.  May his soul rest in peace.

Harbor Grace, March 17th 1926.

Sat. Mar. 20, 1926


GRACE - Passed peacefully away at St. Mary’s, March 5th, Monica, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank GRACE, aged 19 years.  R.I.P.

DOYLE - At Gull Island, Bay de Verde, on March 14th, John DOYLE, son of the late William and Mrs. DOYLE, leaving a widow and large family to mourn their loss.  R.I. P

DOYLE - At Gull Island, Bay de Verde, Denis DOYLE, son of the late James DOYLE, leaving widow and large family to mourn their loss.

FOWLER - On Friday, March 9th at 11 o’clock p.m., Mrs. Fannie FOWLER, aged 84, leaving

2 sons, 3 daughters and 2 brothers to mourn her sad loss.  Funeral on Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 89 Lime Street.  Friends and acquaintances please attend without further notice.  – R. I. P.

WILLIAMS - Last evening, after a very tedious illness, Martin WILLIAMS, leaving four brothers and one sister to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral takes place on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 33 Patrick Street.

Boston and New York papers please copy.


PECKHAM - In loving memory of my dear mother, Susanna PECKHAM, who departed this life March 20, 1925.

“What peaceful hour I once enjoyed,

How sweet her memory still,

But they have left an aching void

the world can never fill.”

(Inserted by her daughter Elsie Hodder)

Thur. Mar. 25, 1926


Detroit Mich., March 17 - If Madeline FOSTER’s grandparents want her at Marystown, Newfoundland, there are charitable folk in Detroit who will give the homeless orphan train fare.

Mrs. FOSTER, her mother, was killed last week when run down by an automobile.  The eight-year old child wants to go back to Marystown, where her grandparents and one-year old sister live, and where the FOSTERs came from some years ago.

Mrs. FOSTER had been working as a waitress, her husband confessed he was busted and unable to do anything for the child.

After Charles EARL, deputy coroner, had taken the body to the morgue yesterday, Madeline whispered in his ear: “I want to go to Grandma and take Mamma.”  He procured a coffin and shroud.  All that remained was to get a railroad ticket.  The community heard of this and announced that it would see that Madeline got to Marystown if word was received that there was a place for her there.

Tue. Apr. 6, 1926


REID - On April 5th, Mary widow of the late William REID, aged 80 years.  Funeral today at 2:30 p.m., from the residence of A. CRANIFORD, 213 South Side.


FLYNN - Last evening, after a short illness, Alice, age 89 years, relict of the late Edward FLYNN, cooper, leaving to mourn 3 daughters, one son and 13 grand-children.  Funeral on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, Topsail Road.

RYAN - Passed peacefully away this morning, at the age of 65 years, Elizabeth, relict of the late John C. RYAN, and daughter of the late Michael and Mary Ann McGRATH, leaving three step-sons, one brother and one sister, to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral from her late residence, 14 Casey Street, on Thursday, at 2:30 p.m.

NOFTLE - At the Southcott Hospital, March 30th, Flora, beloved wife of William T. NOFTLE  , Broad Cove, Dist. Bay de Verde.  She leaves a husband and two children, a father and sister to mourn their sad loss.

“Father in Thy gracious keeping,

Leave we now Thy servant sleeping”.


Wed. Apr. 7, 1926



Arrested on a charge of bigamy, a thirty year old woman, who resides on George Street, is now at the penitentiary to here she has been remanded awaiting investigation into the charge against her . The accused belongs to Bauline and her maiden name was Gertrude PARSONS.  In 1915 it is alleged she married Stephen CLARKE who is at present a resident of the United States and it is stated that during the month of July 1925 she was again married to William JERRETT of Marystown.  It is stated that CLARKE left his wife and child about four years ago and had not been heard from since.  The six year old child is being looked after by Rev. J. BRINTON and pending the trial of the woman she was taken to the C. of E. Orphanage yesterday.



Both the Post Office department and Mr. SAUNDERS of the Anglo were advised yesterday of the death of Mrs. A W. SHANO, wife of the Postmaster at North Sydney, which sad event occurred at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.  The late Mrs. SHANO had been ill for several weeks and her passing was not unexpected.  She was a former resident of St. John’s, and daughter to the late Philip and Mrs. WILLIAMS of Hamilton Street.  Two brothers, Messer. John and Samuel WILLIAMS reside in the city.  Considerable sympathy will be extended to the bereaved husband, not only from friends in the city but from all over the country, for Mr. SHANO was known Island wide, and wan an international figure at North Sydney with an undying interest in his native land.  The NEWS adds its sympathy to that of the many others who will condole with him in his bereavement.


There passed peacefully to her rest after a long well-spent life Mary Jane, relict of the late W. R. OKE of Oke & Sons, carriage builders, at her home on Forest Road, in her 93rd year.  She was the daughter of the late John CARNELL and came of a family remarkable for long life, her sister Mrs. Sarah COLLIER, living to be 87, and another sister, Mrs. Elizabeth KENDALL (mother of Richard KENDALL, the veteran who visited St. John’s during the visit of Earl Haig) living to see her 91st year; nearly all of the family exceeding the biblical three score and ten, she being the last member of the family remaining.  Her surviving sons are John C. and William of this city, and Edward L. of Corner Brook.  Her only daughter predeceased her.

Sat. Apr. 10, 1926



“Bright as the stars that gleam across the night,

Shedding a radiance ever pure and clear,

Are likened men who truly walk aright;

The brave soul faring devoid of fear;

Not in receiving, is the world enriched,

But in the giving of the best we own;

Of much was he, kind-hearted, leal and true.

God give us grace to meet him round the throne.”

St. John’s in particular, and Newfoundland in general, is the poorer by the death of Allan PARSONS, who passed peacefully away on Wednesday morning at his residence

Waterford Bridge Road.

Born at Harbor Grace, son of Mark PARSONS and Emma Pitts PARSONS, and nephew of the late William PITTS of the Well-known firm of I. & W. Pitts, St. John’s, he had bequeathed to him the best traditions of true British citizenship and well and truly he emulated the splendid gifts of hand and heart for which his ancestors were so well known.

He received his education under Principal RODDICK of the old Grammar School at Harbor Grace, (father of the late Sir T. G. RODDICK of Montreal).  After leaving school he was associated in the business of his father at Harbor Grace, later he was connected with Reid Nfld. Co. for many years and many a true son of Terra Nova who helped to span our Island home with steel, will sorrow when hearing of his death.

When the Humber development started he, with others, went over on the initial work there, later transferring to the Armstrong, Whitworth Co., for which concern he had charge at Humbermouth.

Left to mourn an irreparable loss are his devoted wife, one daughter, Emanine, at home and two sons, Malcolm of the Nfld. Boot & Shoe Co. Ltd., and Allan C. of A. E. Hickman Co., Ltd.  Three sisters, Mrs. T. G. GODDEN, of this city, Mrs. George GODDEN, of Charlton Place, Ont., and one brother, Mr. James P. PARSONS of Winnipeg.

Mon. Apr. 12, 1926


“From the border vales and the northern dales,

From the rolling wave-beat coast.

From South to North  the lads stream forth.

Oh, we are the army’s boast!

And where there’s bitter fight to wage

On a field all rent and gory,

The whole world knows there the Red Sign goes,

Well famed in Britain’s story.

Oh, this is the song of Twenty-ninth,

In the east and the west you’ll find it;

There’s never a fight where the Red Sign goes

But it leaves its mark behind it.

In desert sands of alien lands

Sleep our bravest and our best;

There’s a Turkish hill where the flowers wave still

O’er the graves where our dear lads rest.

And wherever the red war trail’s agleam,

And the battle thunders waken,

There’s a tale to be told of a soul of gold

Who trod Death’s path unshaken.

Oh, this is the song of the Twenty-ninth,

In the east and the west you’ll find it;

There’s never a fight where the Red Sign goes

But it leaves its mark behind it.

With a roll of rum the divisions come

Hotfoot to the battle’s blast;

When the good Red Sign swings into the line,

Oh! There they’ll fight to the last;

And the souls of those from the east and west,

Well famed in Britain’s story

March at our head with silent tread

In honor and to glory.

Oh, this is the song of the Twenty-ninth

On every field you’ll find it;

For wherever the Red Triangle went

It left its mark behind it.”


Wed. May 5, 1926


NO           Name                                                  Address

1288    Thomas J. KENNEDY                        63 Cochrane Street

1289    Leslie Gordon BELBIN                      111 Cabot Street

1290    Walter B. CLOUSTON                       79 Queen’s Road

1291    Mount CASHEL                                  Torbay Road

1292    John T. ADAMS                                 Allandale Road

1293    Hubert George DRISCOLL                 Cornwall Avenue.

1294    Harold McPHERSON                         Westerland Road, Newtown Road

1925    Harold McPHERSON                         Westerland Road, Newtown Road

1296    Lyman R. GREY                                 Allendale Road

1297    Alex. MARSHALL                             83 Cochrane Street

1298    Mrs. M. Agnes Champlain THORNLEA         Water St. West.

1299    Ethelbert G. C. COUSENS                  Waterford Bridge Road

1300    James J. MAHER                                11 Garrison Hill

1301    Michael J. O’BRIEN                           42 New Gower Street

1302    Anthony J. STACEY                           Duckworth Street

1019    James R CHALKER                            Forest Road

1303    Dr. Alex CAMPBELL                         283 Duckworth Street

1304    George C. WHITLEY                         16 Gower Street

1305    Michael J. POWER                             8 LeMarchant Road

1306    John C. PUDDISTER                          341 Hamilton Avenue

1307    Wm. J. MURPHY                                Rawlins Cross

1308    Martin MOORE                                  Kelligrews

1309    Albert E. PENNEY                             Carbonear

1310    Frank F. BREHM                                18 Circular Road

1311    Edward D. SPURRELL                       26 Cook Street

1312    Peter C. MacLEOD                             92 Queen’s Road

1313    George W. LeMESSURIER                Masonic Terrace

1314    Chesley M. PEET                                18 Brazil Square

1315    Hiaman BROWN                                15 Balsam Street

1316    Arthur PIKE                                        104 LeMarchant Road

1317    Walter B. EASTERBROOK               Pouch Cove

1318    Kenneth PEARCE                               Goulds

1319    John CONDON                                   Henry Street

1320    Jordan SIMMONS                              Whitbourne

1321    Dugald J. WHITE                                56 Prince of Wales Street

1322    Donald WHITEWAY                          Hamilton Avenue

1323    Mrs. Mercedes BARRON                   127 LeMarchant road

1324    Wm. HALLEY                        Topsail Road

1325    James BAIRD                                     9 Monkstown road

1326    Robert B. JOB                                     Rosseallen

1327    Rutherford Mck. PATTERSON          Cowan’s Topsail Road

1328    Hubert George DOWNTON                43 Fleming Street

1329    John W. HISCOCK                             Rennie’s Mill Road

1330    Harry BURGESS                                1 Hagerty Street

1331    Rev. J. B. ELLIOTT                            St. Thomas Rectory

1332    Alex FOSTER                                     Mundy Pond Road

1333    Herbert Augustus HERDER                Forest Road

1334    Chas O’Neil CONROY                       Bonaventure Avenue

1335    Edward BUTLER                                Holyrood

1336    David McCRINDLE                           Allandale Road

1337    Wm. O’D. KELLY                              Bonaventure Avenue

1338    Leo E. ROBINSON                             186 Duckworth Street

1339    Thomas L. DROVER                           Circular Road


1341    Mrs. Moses EARLE                            Shearstown, Harbor Grace

1342    Hon. M. P. GIBBS                              57 LeMarchant Road

1343    Leslie R. CURTIS                               34 Leslie Street

1344    James B. BRANSFIELD                     243 Hamilton Avanue

1345    Edgar T. ROPER                                 23 Dick’s Square                   

1346    Harry POPE                                        30 Mundy Pond Road

1347    Dr. Thomas ANDERSON                   Rennie’s Mill Road                

1348    James D. RENDELL                           29 Queen’s Road

1349    Charles E. RUSSELL                          7 Hutchings Street

1350    Rudolph ARNS                                   58 Quidi Vidi Road

1351    George G. RUBY                                Heavy Tree Road

1352    Ernest FOX                                         27 Queen’s Road

1353    Miss Lillian CHANCEY                     Logy Bay Road

1354    Richard WALSH                                 Kilbride

1355    William LeDREW                               Portugal Cove

1356    Michael J. DUFF                                 Mundy Pond Road

1357    Ian B. COWAN                                   Brookfield Inn.

1358    Capt. Gilbert JOYCE                          44 LeMarchant Road

1359    John M. BROWNE                              X Roads, Water Street

1360    William M. HOWLETT                      Howley Avenue

1361    William LAWRENCE             King’s Bridge

1362    Harold V. HUTCHINGS                     111 Freshwater Road

1363    Mrs. R. Susie BAGGS                        84 LeMarchant Road

1364    Benj. POWER                                     107 Quidi Vidi Road

1365    Miss Margaret BAIRD                        7 Church Hill

1366    W. ELTON                                          Carnell Street

1367    James D. CAMERON                         201 Gower Street

1368    Rev. R. A. ST. JOHN                          St. Patrick’s Deanery

1369    Mrs. Ida M. CAMPBELL                    44 Circular Road

1370    Dr. Robert J. FREEBAIRN                 Ferryland

1371    George R. CAKE                                Allandale Road

1372    Wesley PARSONS                              Hr. Grace

1373    Sydney KELSEY                                 59 Hamilton Street

1374    Sam J. FOOTE                                    Crosbie Hotel

1375    John W. HISCOCK                             Rennie’s Mill Road

1376    Mrs. Grace JANES                             106 Circular Road

1377    Rev. L. A. FORTUNE                         Pouch Cove

1378    George CHURCHILL                          Portugal Cove

1379    Lewis J. HARNUM                             65 Military Road

1380    John THISTLE                                    82 Cookstown Road

1381    Rev. Joseph L. PIPPY                         St. Joseph Parish

1382    Gerald S. DOYLE                               281 Water Street

1383    Robert F. O’TOOLE                           Conception Harbor

1384    Lloyd R. FOWLER                             Topsail

1385    Harold C. AYRE                                 120 Military Road

1386`   Dr. Herbert RENDELL                       Sanatorium Topsail Road

1387    Gladys M. RYALL                              86 Circular Road

1388    John Maxwell BARBOUR                  34 Cook Street

1389    Dr. J. L. DICKSON                             Duckworth Street

1390    Alex WINTER                        Winter Avenue

1391    Edward B. MOORE                            197 LeMarchant Road

1392    Charles L. COFFEN                            158 LeMarchant Road

1393    Mrs. Annie ENGLISH                         Quidi Vidi Road

1394    Victor CARLSON                               13 Brazil Square

1395    Jacob Allan RUBY                             Heavy Tree Road

1396    Stephen HIBBS                                   Portugal Cove

1397    Wallace John RICHARD                    Heart’s Content

1398    Arthur MONROE                                Forest Road

1399    Dr. George N. MURPHY                    194 Duckworth Street

1400    Jabez H. BUTLER                               Manuels

1401    Henry SOMERTON                            Portugal Cove

1402    Rev. A TULK                                      Portugal Cove

1403    William MANSTAN                           Topsail Road

1404    William E. WOOD                              Circular Road

1405    Mrs. Dacy BARRON                          102 Patrick Street

C159   Orange Crush and Bottling Co.            Buchannan Street

C160   Alan WILLIAMS                                 Forest Road

C161   Alan WILLIAMS                                 Forest Road

C162   Alan WILLIAMS                                 Forest Road

C163   Simon LEVITZ                                    310 Water Street

C164   Steers Ltd.                                           Water Street

C165   Hubay Ltd.                                           Long Bridge

C166   Edward STACK                                  Petty Harbor

C167   Richard WALSH                                 Kilbride

C168   Imperial Oil Ltd.                                 Water Street

C169   Walter B. EASTERBROOK               Pouch Cove

9          Henley MUNN                                    28 Gower Street

10        Edwin Neyle MURRAY                     Allandale Road

11        George HARSANT                             Robinson’s Hill

12        Eugene J. FARNHAM             Bay Roberts

13        Frank T. McGRATH                           Long Pond Road

Licenses registered to date: Nonprofessionals 357, Chauffeurs 136

Thur. May 13, 1926


The body of six-year-old Annie GREEN, of St. Jones Without, one of a party of four girls who had been berry-picking, was found by searchers while another of the part, Blanche PENNEY, is still missing.  Such was the information received by the Justice Department from S. R. WINSOR, J.P. The message read :-

“Four girls berry-picking St. Jones Without yesterday; one Annie GREEN, 6 years old, found dead; two HISCOCK girls rescued; Blanche PENNEY still missing; search parties out.”

During the afternoon Hon. W. J. HIGGINS, Minister of Justice, had a message from S. R. WINSOR, J.P., stating the missing girl, Blanche PENNEY, had been found and was feeling o.k. No particulars as to how the little girl met her death were received.

Fri. May 14, 1926



(From a Wauchula Florida paper)

Mr. Fred A. GEAR, one of the city’s most prominent citizens and real estate dealers died at his home in this city last Monday, April 26, shortly after the noon hour, heart trouble was attributed as the direct cause.  Funeral service were held at the Methodist church on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock and were conducted by Rev. J. W. PALMER, pastor; interment was made in the Wauchula cemetery and the service here were in charge of the Wauchula Lodge, F. and A.M., No. 17; of which the deceased was a member.

Mr. GEAR was taken ill on Wednesday evening of last week and while his condition was not serious, yet he remained at home as at intervals would lie down for a short rest; on Monday he appeared to be better and was sitting in a chair and asked for a drink of water. Mrs. GEAR went to get this for him and when she returned to the living room found him lying face down across the bed, apparently asleep.  When she attempted to wake him she found that he had passed away.

The deceased was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, April 27th, 1863, his death occurring one day before his 63rd birthday.  When a young man he located in Nashville, Tenn., where he conducted a successful real estate business for more than thirty years, in 1916 he removed to Florida and located at Wauchula and for sometime was associated with the Waushula Development Company.  After leaving the Development Company he became associated with Mr. OFFUTT, and the real estate company of Offutt and Gear was formed.

Mr. GEAR was a member of the Wauchula Methodist church and Wauchula Masonic Lodge.  He is survived by his widow, one sister and two brothers and several nieces and nephews, one of the latter Mr. F. J. GEAR, resides in Arcadia.

(Deceased was the youngest son of the late George Gear, and a brother of Mr.

Henry Gear.)

Mon. May 24, 1926


LIND - Passed quietly away at Grand Falls on the 15th inst, Henry Edwin LIND, aged 31 years, leaving a father mother and one brother to mourn their sad loss.

FINN - On May 21st, after a long illness, Daria Louisa Carter, relict of the late John FINN, aged 97 years. Funeral Sunday from her late residence, 17 Job Street, 2:30 p.m.

POWER - At Dunville, Placentia, on Wednesday morning, 19th inst., Thomas F. POWER, Road-master of Government Railway, aged 49 years.

ASPELL - On May 21st, after a short illness, Gerald ASPELL, aged 27 years, leaving to mourn a wife and brother, Jack, at Brooklyn, New York. Funeral on Sunday at 2.30 p.m., from his late residence, 7 College Square. Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation. New York papers please copy.  R. I. P.



PEDDLE - In loving memory of my darling father, William PEDDLE, who died May 19th, 1917.

“The day has come to remind us of the day you passed away,

But I cannot tell how I miss you ever since you passed away;

When the shows of night are near me, oft I wish you were near,

In that lone and saddest hour, wishing for my father dear;

But I hope some day to meet you, on that bright and happy shore,

Where we’ll join our hands together in that happy land so pure.”

— Inserted by his daughter, Mrs. F. W. Hutchings.

Wed. May 26, 1926



Simcoe, May 13 (C.P.)— Mrs. Nathan FITCH, probably the oldest woman in Canada, died here early today in her 111th year.

Mrs. FITCH was born in a village along the Niagara river one year before the close of 1812.  She was christened in the first Anglican church in the Niagara district.  Her maiden name was Permillo PELMER and she was the daughter of one of the first pioneers to invade the Niagara Peninsula.

She could recall the days when Indians roamed at large throughout the country, making frequent raids on the outlying farms and imperilling the lives of the settlers.  By virtue of her activity in her younger days she built up a wonderful constitution which she retained until her death.  Recently Mrs. FITCH was filmed by a moving picture company.  One of the pictures showed her smoking the timeworn briar pipe, which has been her constant companion for years and which she used until her death.

Mrs. FITCH’s husband died 25 years ago in his 83rd year. One daughter, now 86 years old lives in Michigan.  For some years past the aged lady has made her home in the Norfolk County Industrial Home, where she died.

Thur. May 27, 1926


Halifax, May 26. - Hon. D. A. RYAN of St. John’s, Nfld, member of the Upper House, who is on his way home from Europe after an absence of several months, said this morning, regarding the political crisis in Newfoundland, that he believed the Monroe Government would carry on despite augmented ranks of opposition, and that he hoped so as the Prime Minister was an honest and capable man.  He said further that if the inclusion of Hon. A. B. MORINE in cabinet was the real reason of defecting members for departing the Government, they should have resigned at the time of his appointment, instead of waiting until now, when that reason could only be regarded as an excuse for a long contemplated move.  Hon. Mr. RYAN was reluctant to discuss the situation owing to being out of touch with it.  He sailed form home from here today at noon aboard the S. S. Newfoundland.



Joseph DAY and Samuel TIBBO, members of the crew of the banking schooner Christie and Elinor, lost their lives by drowning on Monday last when their dory upset, according to a message received yesterday by the Deputy Minister of Customs from the collector at Grand Bank. Both the victims were married and belong to Grand Bank.  The following is the message that reported the drowning;

“Schooner Christie and Elinor reports by wire drowning on May 24th, Joseph

DAY and Samuel TIBBO, by upsetting dory. Both of Harbor Breton; married.”



Mr. John NORRIS, of Witless Bay, met with a painful accident a few days ago, as a result of which he is now very ill at his home.  He went out to catch his horse and after doing so jumped on the animal’s back.  No sooner had he done so than he was thrown to the ground, and the fall was responsible for the breaking of three of the man’s ribs, as well as doing other injuries to his shoulder.  At the time of the accident there was no doctor to be had and Dr. WHELAN of Bay Bulls could not arrive until three days after.  At first the doctor thought the man’s injuries were not so serious but afterwards discovered the ribs were broken.  He is now getting all the attention possible and will come to the hospital as soon as he is in condition to make the journey to town.

Sat. May 29, 1926



The many friends of Sergeant Edward FURLONG, of H.M.. Constabulary, were shocked to hear of his sudden passing at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.  Born at Little Placentia some 69 years ago, the son of the late John and Ellen FURLONG, deceased joined the Constabulary under Inspector CARTY and for 46 years was a member of the force.  During the first period of his service he was stationed in Harbor Grace and then for about 13 years at Bay Bulls.  Then he was appointed to duty in the city and promoted because of his efficiency to the rank of sergeant.  About two years ago he was retired from the active list, but since had been engaged in special duty and while acting as private constable at the dock yesterday was stricken down.  Apparently in good health one moment, the next he had passed away.  Tenderly the remains were conveyed by those present to his late home, Casey Street, whence the funeral takes place at 2.30 p.m. to-morrow.  Sergeant FURLONG was a very admirable qualities, which endeared him to all who knew him.  He is survived by a widow, formerly Miss Hannah O’CONNELL, daughter of the late Denis and Margaret O’CONNELL, of Mosquito; three sons, Denis J., well known business man of New Gower Street; Arch and John in Boston, and two daughters, Mrs. John SIMMS of Sherbrooke, Quebec, and Mrs. Thomas KELLY of St. Lawrence, P.B., to whom widespread sympathy is extended.

Tue. June 3, 1926


TEMPLEMAN - Suddenly Wednesday morning at his residence, 49 Duckworth Street, Hon. Philip TEMPLEMAN, member of the Legislative Council. Funeral to the station at 12 noon to-day, from the above address.

COADY - Passed peacefully away at 12:30 Wednesday, June 2nd, Mary Healey, beloved wife of Michael COADY, President L. S. P. Union, leaving a husband, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 1 sister, 1 brother to mourn the loss of a loving mother and a kind sister.

Funeral on Friday, the 4th inst., at 2.:0 p.m. from her late residence, 2 Carew Street. - R.I.P.

LOWE - Yesterday at 3 p.m., after a long illness, Michael LOWE, aged 42, leaving two sons and one daughter to mourn their sad loss; Funeral on to-morrow, Friday, at 36 McFarlane Street:- May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul —

(New York papers please copy)

Fri. June 4, 1926



The many friends of Thomas F. POWER will learn with regret of his early demise.  Deceased was born at Dunville fifty-one years ago, entered the service of REID at Middleton at the early age of thirteen and had been railroading until stricken down with the disease, which ended his life.  It may be said of him that he commenced at the foot of the ladder but worked his way up to the responsible position of Road Master; always holding the confidence and respect of the different railway companies with whom he was associated. In the person of the deceased the working man found a friend–found friendship measured by reality not by pretention.  Amid conflicting scenes at Argentia even when his own interest was at stake, POWER was found too broad minded, too big-hearted and manly to turn a deaf ear to justice–being ever ready to render to Ceaser what was due.  It is this type of man to whom nations owe their greatness and in the passing of Mr. POWER, Newfoundland has been deprived of a good citizen; Placentia mourns a charitable neighbor, and the workman has lost a warm-hearted, sympathetic friend.  To his sorrowing wife and family the writer wishes to be reckoned amongst the many extending sincere sympathy.


Argentia, May 31st., 1926


The home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward MAHONEY, St. Mary’s, was plunged into sadness yesterday, when death visited it and claimed as its victim their eldest son Matthew.  Deceased had reached the age of fourteen years, just about the time when he would to be a help to his parents and his loss at this time is a particularly sad one.  His illness was only of short duration, about three months ago he was stricken with a cold, but his condition improved and it was thought only a matter of a few days when he would be again as well as ever.  However a relapse set in and despite all that the loving care of his parents and the attention of the resident doctor could give, he passed to the reward of a brief but well spent life.  Of a lovable disposition, Matthew had endeared himself to the people in his neighborhood and his death at such a immature age will be deeply regretted.  To his sorrowing parents, two sisters and one brother the sympathy of many friends will be extended.


Witless Bay was plunged into sorrow last week when it became known that John CAREW had passed away at the Sanatorium, in St. John’s.  Last fall the deceased met with an accident to his leg for which he received treatment at the Sudbury hospital and was discharged with the injured limb in plaster of paris.  The winter passed by and he neglected to come to town to have the leg attended to with the result that in the spring he found it giving much trouble and he was forced to enter the general hospital.  After a short time in the institute he was removed to the sanatorium and had been, there a few days when death came.  Deceased, who was the only son of John CAREW, was only twenty-six year of age and his death comes as a severe blow to his aged father.  He was possessed of a sterling character and a fine personality and there was no more popular young in Witless Bay.  By his cheerful manner he made many friends and no enemies and many in other settlements on the shore as well as in St. John’s will mourn his passing.  To his sorrowing father the sympathy of many friends is being extended on his sad bereavement.  The body went out by train and was laid to rest in the family plot in the cemetery.  The funeral was attended by the resident of the settlement and many a prayer was offered up for the repose of one who in his brief life had fitted in many deeds of kindness.

Fri. June 11, 1926


John CONNORS of Tilt, Cove, aged 45, is now at the company surgery as a result of an accident which occurred last week.  Following investigation by the company’s doctors his leg is being amputated below the left knee.  His condition is serious.


Mrs. BUTLER, wife of Company Sergeant Major Harold S. BUTLER, M.M., late of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, gave birth to two daughters and one son on Tuesday afternoon; one daughter died last evening.


Tue. July 6, 1926




William DA, formerly of Old Perlican and an ex-policeman, was shot and killed at 5.55 p.m. yesterday by Samuel COISH, at the latter’s residence, 21 Monroe Street. COISH, who has been employed for a number of years with the firm of P. Templeman, as bookkeeper and confidential clerk, is now under arrest charged with murder.  DAY leaves three children, two boys and a girl, and COISH has a wife and four children.  News of the tragedy spread quickly through the city and many rumors were at once circulated.  The fact as far as could be gleaned from police authorities are as follows; Mrs. COIS is at present residing at Topsail but the residence at Monroe Street was occupied by COISH, his cousin Florence LOVEYS of Western Bay , who has been with the family about four years and another cousin of his, Ellie TUFF, of Ochre Pit Cove, who joined them about five weeks ago.  Coming home shortly before six o’clock, Miss LOVEYS found DAY standing near the kitchen door at the end of the hallway, and just after her arrival COIS came home and ordered DAY to go away, then bolting the door.  Later he sent Miss TUFF after one of the children who was out playing about and on her return with the little one she reported that DAY was coming back.  She then bolted the door but DAY forced it open.  As he entered, COISH who was standing at the foot of the stairway with a double-barrel shot gun in his hand, moved towards the back door and DAY, according to reports, proceeded towards the kitchen door.  While DAY was moving in the direction of COISH, it is said the latter shot him.  It is also alleged that a struggle took place for possession of the gun during it exploded and DAY was shot. COISH, or one of the women in the house telephoned for Dr. FALLON, who was on the scene in a few minutes but found DAY dead,  the charge from one barrel of the gun having entered his stomach at the right side just above the hip.  Inspector General HUTCHINGS and Detective LEE were also quickly on the scene in answer to a telephone call, and the former after an investigation, placed COISH under arrest.  The body of DAY was removed to the morgue where postmortem examination was held by Drs. ANDERSON and GRIEVE.  It is said that COISH was driven to commit the shooting through domestic troubles.  DAY joined the police in 1903 and was a member of the force till October last.  For some time he was idle but was employed with the riggers on the dry dock the last five months and is said to have been drinking heavily of late. 

Thur. July 8, 1926


North Sydney: - The body of W. E. EARLE, who died in Brantford, Ontario, last Friday, arrived in North Sydney on Tuesday and the funeral will be held on Wednesday from the residence of his son, S. H. EARLE, Pierce Street.  Service will be held in St. John’s church and interment will be made in Lakeside cemetery. 

The late Mr. EARLE was born in St. John’s, Nfld., years ago.  He learned the telegraph business there, and when the first transatlantic cable was laid, became a member of the staff of the Heart’s Content office of what later became the Anglo-American Company. He was transferred to Port Hasting from Heart’s Content when the cable station was opened in North Sydney, in 1875 he came here as chief operator under W. F. SNYDER, who was first manager of the North Sydney office.  About 1900, when Mr. SNYDER retired, Mr. EARLE succeeded him as manager of the local office.  He held this position for nearly 15 years, retiring in 1914.


Mr. EARLE was an active and lifelong member of the Church of England.  He was a member of the vestry of St. John’s church ever since it was established, and was a lay reader and superintendent of Sunday School.  He took an active interest in the affairs of the town and was mentioned several times in the mayoralty.  He was honorary president of Alexandra Temple Club for several years.

The late Mr. EARLE is survived by the one son here and by one daughter, Mrs. MABON of Brantford, Ontario and one brother, E. P. EARLE, of North Sydney. – Sydney Record.

Sun. July 11, 1926



Joseph LOMOND, who belongs to Grand Bay, dropped dead in his motor boat yesterday whilst he was in the act of assisting a disabled motor boat owned by Albert SHAVE of Port-Aux-Basques.  Magistrate SQUAREY of Channel reported the matter to the Deputy Minister of Justice in the following telegram, received yesterday afternoon:–

“Joseph LOMOND, 68 years old, married, fisherman of Grand Bay, dropped dead in his boat, to-day, whilst assisting a disable motor boat belonging to Albert SHAVE of Port-Aux-Basques.”



The many friends of Alfreda, wife of Samuel J. HAWKINS, were shocked yesterday to hear of her sudden passing which occurred early in the morning.  Though deceased had been under medical treatment for blood pressure for about a year, no thought of her passing was entertained.  Thursday she motored out to Manuels to visit her sons, Ralph and Samuel, who were camping there, and had just reached their quarters about 9 p.m. when she was taken ill, losing the use of her arms and legs.  She was at once conveyed to Mr. BURSELL’s at Topsail and her son Llewellyn hastened to town for Dr. ROBERTS, who was quickly on the scene but could do nothing to avert the end, which was the due to the breaking of an artery in the head and came about 2 o’clock in the morning.  During her last hours, Mrs. HAWKINS was attended by Rev. Mr. PITTMAN of Topsail.  Deceased was a prominent worker in connection with St. Michael’s Church and had a host of friends, who will mourn her passing sincerely.  She leaves a husband,

 four sons and three daughters, besides one sister, Commandant I. CAVENDER, S.A., of Ingersol, London, Ont., and one brother, Robert LeDREW, cooper of this city.  The funeral takes place to-morrow afternoon from her late residence, 4 Prince Wales St.



In a letter received from the collector at Rose Blanche, by the Deputy Minister of Customs, yesterday.  It was reported that Captain M. PINK, of the schooner Sentia bound to Rose Blanche from Sydney with a cargo of coal, picked up a dory ten miles west south west from Rose Blanche.  The dory was full of water and contained two trawl anchors and a trawl keg and a buoy.  There was no mark of any kind on the dory to show to whom it belonged.

Fri. July 16, 1926


Manuel RALPH, a thirteen year old boy of Flat Islands, B.B., met death under peculiar circumstances, on Saturday last, according to a message received by the Department of Justice from Magistrate JANES of Greenspond.  It appears that the boy was on a swing, and in some manner he became entangled in it strangling to death.  This is the boy who was reported found dead in a stable, in a message received by the Minister of Posts and Telegraphs.  The following is the message received from Magistrate JANES: -

“Manuel RALPH, aged 13, of Flat Islands, B.B., whilst swinging in a store by himself, on Saturday, was strangled to death by rope in the swing becoming entangled around his neck.”

Tue. July 27, 1926



Sunday morning the body of Frederick ANSTEY, 55, of Bluff Head Cove, Twillingate, was found hanging to a tree about half a mile from his home. The body of the unfortunate man was discovered by a search party when his continued absence caused uneasiness.  The forgoing information was disclosed by the receipt of a telegram by the Inspector General from Constable TULK of Twillingate.

A further message was received from C. WHITE, J.P., of Twillingate: “Fred ANSTEY, married, of Bluff Head Cove, who left his home on Saturday night was found yesterday by a search party about half a mile from his home, suspended from a tree.  The body was lifeless when found.”

Tue. Aug. 3, 1926



A sad drowning accident occurred at Avondale, Patrick MOORE, aged eight years, and Thomas MOORE, a cousin of the former, aged fourteen years, were drowned in Lee’s Pond, whilst swimming.  The tragedy occurred about two o’clock in the afternoon and the bodies were recovered.  The above information was contained in a message to the Department of Justice, yesterday afternoon, from Magistrate O’TOOLE of Conception Harbor, who sent the following: “Patrick and Thomas MOORE of Avondale, age 8 and 14 years were drowned whilst swimming at Lee’s Pond 2 p.m. yesterday. Bodies recovered.”

Mon. Aug. 16, 1926




Bay Roberts was the scene of a terrible motor accident yesterday afternoon when Mrs. Andrew WOOD of that town lost her life when the car in which she was riding went over a cliff some 66 feet high.

The first news of the tragedy reached the city in a message to the Inspector General from Sergeant DWYER, who reported that Andrew WOOD, accompanied by his wife and two children, had taken Dr. McLEOD to visit a patient at French’s Cove and was turning the car when it went over an embankment. WOOD jumped to safety and his two children escaped without injury, but his wife was killed and the car smashed to pieces.

From other sources fuller particulars of the accident have been obtained and those show that WOOD, who is the proprietor of a garage at Bay Roberts, was driving the doctor to see a patient and had taken his wife and two boys along with him .The car which he was driving was an old machine owned by Dr. McLEOD.  Having left the doctor at his destination, WOOD attempted to turn the car. On one side of the road was an unprotected bank with a sheer drop to the sea of 66 feet, actual measurement.  On the other side was a lane which seemingly offered ample room in which to turn in safety.  WOOD backed the car up this lane and then started it forward.  It is clamed the clutch didn’t work properly; anyway WOOD was unable to turn the car, and it started over the cliff.  He jumped to safety, but the wife and two boys were carried over in the machine to the beach below .

As soon as he recovered his presence of mind, WOOD rushed to their rescue.  There was no way over the cliff and it was necessary to procure a boat.  Reaching the scene the two boys were found on the rocks alive, — they had been thrown out of the car escaping injury as by a miracle, and managed to crawl ashore— but Mrs. WOOD was pinned beneath the car in the water, with one of her legs severed from the body, and life was extinct.  She had been killed instantly.            (Part of line missing) shocking the community.  Mrs. WOOD, who was formerly a Miss FRENCH of Coley’s Point, was a woman of about 35 years of age.  Beside her husband, she is survived by four children.

Thur. Aug. 19, 1926




A sad accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon when Annie, the four old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. BUTCHER of Cabot Row, Fleming Street, met her death as a result of the falling of a discarded headstone at the Church of England Cemetery.  Mrs. BUTCHER, with a friend Mrs. GOLDWORTHY, and little Annie went to the cemetery during the afternoon and were returning home when the accident occurred.  Just inside the gate was an old headstone which had been there for some time.  It was standing in its socket in such a position that the least touch would make it topple.  The little girl ran from her parent and going over to the stone pushed it with the result that it swayed and falling pinned the child beneath it hitting her on the head.  Her mother and Mrs. GOLDWORTHY seeing what happened rushed to the spot and Mrs. BUTCHER lifted the stone up as Mrs. GOLDWORTHY took the child from under it.  In lifting the stone Mrs. BUTCHER got her foot caught under it and her cries for help attracted the caretaker of the cemetery.  He was soon on the scene and dislodged the stone from Mrs. BUTCHER’s foot and it was found that only minor injury was done to her.  In the meantime, Mrs. GOLDWORTHY had rushed to the road with the child and a passing car was hailed in which the two women and the child and had it taken to the hospital.  An examination there showed that the little skull had been fractured and that life was extinct, death being almost immediate.  The body was afterwards taken home from there funeral will take place this afternoon.  Little Annie was the idol of her parents to whom much sympathy is being extended on her sad and untimely death.

Wed. Sept. 8, 1926



The Angel of Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward RYAN, Southside Road, yesterday and claimed as his victim, Josephine, their eldest daughter.  Some months ago she contracted a heavy cold from which she never fully recovered.  She was a former pupil of St. Patrick’s Convent Schools where she was a general favorite with teachers and class mates.  On leaving school she entered the employ of F. W. SMALLWOOD where she remained until a few months ago.  Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved parents and relatives.  The funeral takes place to-morrow afternoon from 442 Southside

Tue. Sept. 14, 1926


The death of John Robert ANDERSON, son of the late Captain Henry ANDERSON of St. John’s, Newfoundland, occurred yesterday at is residence, 66 Stanley Street, St. Lambert, Que., in his 63rd year.

Mr. ANDERSON was born at St. John’s, Newfoundland, and forty years ago came to Canada.  He spent some years in the west, being for a time in business in Hartney, Manitoba.  Twenty years ago he entered the service of the Canadian Pacific Railway in which he remained until the illness that caused his death.  He had lived in St. Lambert for the past fifteen years.  Mr. ANDERSON was a member of the Presbyterian Church of St. Lambert.  He was also a member of the Royal Arcanun fraternal organization.

He is survived by his widow and two children, Roland and Florence; a half brother, Charles ADAMS, of St. Lambert, two sisters, Mrs. J. N. PERCY, of Montreal and Mrs. Jessie OUGHTRED, of Pueblo, Colorado.–   Montreal Gazette, Sept. 8

Thur. Sept. 23, 1926



Mr. Albert MICHAEL of New Gower Street was the recipient of the sad news that his mother Mrs. Shamius MICHAEL, had passed away at her home, Mount Lebanon, Syria.  Left to mourn her passing are three sons and one daughter in this country viz. Albert of the City, Antone at Corner Brook; William at St. George’s and Mrs. A. G. ANDREWS of this city .  In Campbellton, N, S. there is one daughter whilst in Guayaqull, Ecuador, she has two daughter and one son at home in Mount Lebanon.  Their many friends will extend sympathy.

Mon. Sept. 27, 1926



We chronicle with deep regret the death of Edna, wife of J. A. R. PEACH, and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Moses HOPKINS, of Hearts Content, which occurred at the hospital at Antigonish, N.S., on Friday evening, the 24th.  Little more than a year ago deceased left the parental home as a happy bride and accompanied her husband to Canso, where he is attached to the Western Union Cable Office.  A few weeks ago illness compelled her removal to the hospital at Antigonish and up till Tuesday last it was believed she was making a complete recovery, then a change came and she gradually failed until Friday evening when separation came.  Her passing has been an overwhelming blow to her husband and to her late parents who left by Thursday’s express for Antigonish but were to late to see her alive.  To-day they are journeying sadly homeward, accompanying the body of a daughter dearly beloved, and to-morrow the funeral will take place at Heart’s Content at 2 p.m.  To the sorrowing husband and parents  we extend deepest sympathy.


One of the city’s best known and respected citizens and one who has played a prominent part in public life passed away on Saturday, in the person of Captain Thomas BONIA.  Deceased has been ill quite a long time but he bore his suffering with a true Christian fortitude and entered into rest strengthened by the rites of his church.  Born in Placentia in 1885 the son of the late Maurice BONIA, deceased took up the fishery at an early age, at first fishing at Cape St. Mary’s in the interest of Messrs. BRADSHAW and later as master of his own vessels “Brave” in which he made many trips to the Grand Banks.  After spending some years in charge of Rismuller’s whaling station, he was given command of the S. S. Alert on the mail service in Placentia Bay.  Later he was appointed to the Customs and spent some time on Revenue service.  In 1900 he entered the field of politics, and under the Bond regime was elected for his native district.  In 104 he was again elected for a term. Again contesting the district in 1923 under the Squires regime as Minister of Finance and Customs, he suffered defeat.  Previous to this he was controller and relinquished that position to accept the portfolio of finance.  For a short time after that he was Minister of Posts and Telegraphs after which he was again given the Controllership, which he retained till his health gave way and he was retired on a pension.  For several years after 1904 he was attached to the Board of Works department occupying the position of Outport Road Inspector.  Deceased was a long member of the Star of the Sea Society and at one time was President of the body at Placentia.  He was a man of fine character and pleasing personality and he made many friends all over the country all of whom will regret to hear of his passing.  Left to mourn are a widow, one daughter, a religious of the Mercy Order as well as a step-daughter.  To all sympathy will be extended.  The funeral takes place from his late residence Barnes Road, this afternoon.


A well known and widely respected resident of the Southside passed to his eternal reward on Saturday night in the person of George Charles WHITTEN.  Deceased was in his good health up to a week ago but on Monday he was seized with a slight illiness; on the following day he showed his usual vigour, but on Wednesday he was taken seriously ill and despite everything that medical skill could do, he entered into rest at 9.15 on Saturday night, surrounded by his relatives and some of his friends.  Mr. WHITTEN had reached the age of 59 years and there was not a resident on the Southside more generally esteemed.  In his early days he was a journeyman cooper being employed with the Dundee Seal and Whale Fishing Co. and afterwards with Messrs Thorburn & Tessier and Jobs Brothers & Co. For a number of years he was engaged in the whaling industry and traveled in various parts of the country, none being more familiar with the business that he was.  In his early days he was a noted oarsmen and on many an occasion rowed

to victory on Quidi Vidi Lake, being connected with Mercantile and Fishermen crews.

Seventeen years ago he was terribly stricken, losing his sight which was never regained.  His life as a matter of fact, was visited with much sadness and only a man of his stout heart could have bourne it as he did.  His son Austin, was lost in the ill-fated Florizel; another son , Private Edger, lost his life with the Newfoundland Regiment in France, whilst Hubert was drowned over the wharf opposite his door.  Only eleven months ago his wife was taken from him passing into rest with tragic suddenness.  Added to this he suffered the misfortune of shipwreck and being left practically homeless through fire. George Charles WHITTEN was a man of sterling character and fine personality.  He lived at peace with everyone, making numerous friends and no enemies, and many there are who will regret to learn of his death.  He was a member of the S. O. E. Dudley Lodge and a charter member of the St. John’s Journeymen Coopers Union.  Left to mourn are two sons, Harold of Newfoundland Butter Co., Robert who is at present on the

Alembic, which is now en route here and is hoped will arrive before the funeral.  One daughter, Edith, who has been her father’s sole comfort since her mother’s death.  Two brothers, Albert, master cooper at Messrs. Monroe Export Co. Southside premises and John, manager of Messrs. Morey & Co.’s Southside premises.  Also three sisters, Mrs. James FORD and Mrs. George NIXON of this city, and Mrs. John HERDER of Toronto as well as two grandchildren.  To these the sympathy of numerous friends will be extended in their sad bereavement.  The funeral takes place to-morrow afternoon.

Sat. Oct. 2, 1926



On Wednesday, September 29th, after a lingering illness of a number of weeks duration, there passed peacefully away into the hands of our Heavenly Father, the soul of Minnie, beloved daughter of John and Rebecca MAYO, Long’s Hill.  Minnie was a bright and happy child, and a general favorite with all who knew her, and although young in years, having only reached her sixteenth birthday, she had many friends who will deeply regret to hear of her passing.  Everything that medical skill and the constant care of loving and devoted parents, brothers and sisters, was done in an effort to restore her fast declining health, and to obliterate her suffering.  It was a losing battle with her however, and slowly quietly and peacefully, surrounded by her loving parents, brothers and sisters and then, without pain or the lest struggle, a smile of ineffable sweetness spread itself on her pale face, and with an expression of relief her spirit despatched.  Left to mourn beside her parents are two brothers and six sisters; to these the sympathy of many friends will be extended in their bereavement.  The funeral will take place this Saturday afternoon from her late residence 73 Long’s Hill.

“On the Resurrection morning

     Soul and body meet again’

No more sorrow, no more weeping,

     No more pain!”


Tue. Oct. 5, 1926


BURKE - Sunday evening, after a short illness, Mary, fourth daughter of the late Ambrose and Katherine BURKE, of St. Jacques.  Funeral to-day, Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m. from Dr. BURKE’s residence, Bonaventure Ave.

SHAW - On Saturday, October 2nd, Edward SHAW, son of the late William and Amelia SHAW, aged 47 years, leaving 1 son, 2 brothers, and 1 sister to mourn their sad loss.  Funeral takes place 3 p.m. to-day from his late residence, Shaw Street.  Friends and acquaintances will please accept this, the only intimation.

WEEKS - After fifty-two years of happy married life, of some sorrow and many joys, on August 4th, 1926, at “Clifton,” Latimer Road, Rose Bay, N.S.W., Australia, Margaret Weir, aged 71 years, wife of Hamilton WEEKS, both formerly of St. John’s, Newfoundland, and later of Vancouver, Canada.


HUSSEY - In loving memory of Edward HUSSEY, who died October 5th, 1920.  ”When the dawn breaks and the shadows flee away we’ll meet again.” – inserted by his wife.

Sat. Oct. 9, 1926



The funeral of the late James MURPHY of Kilbride, took place yesterday afternoon and was very largely attended by the people of the place.  Many also came from St. John’s, Blackhead, Goulds, Petty Harbor and Topsail Road to pay their last tribute of respect to one who was so highly esteemed in life.  At the church, Waterford Bridge, the Rev. J. RAWLINS, P.P., read the funeral service after which the funeral proceeded to the little cemetery at Kilbride and the remains were laid to rest in the family plot.  May he rest in peace.  The funeral arrangements were in charge of Undertaker MURPHY.

Mon. Oct. 11, 1926



What was nearly a fatal accident occurred at Torbay a few days ago when a little boy named TAPPER nearly lost his life by being kicked by a horse.  The child who is about ten years of age, was sent by his mother to drive the horse out of the vegetable garden near the house; going out to do so he went to near and the animal kicked out and struck the boy in the head with it heels.  He was picked up unconscious and carried into his home where the doctor was called.  Sixteen stitches were necessary to close the wound.  As soon as he is in condition to make the journey to town the lad will be sent to the General hospital.  For a couple of days he was unconscious and his condition was serious but he is now recovering.  To all who saw him, the wonder is that he escaped instant death.




Two young men named Walter BAGGS and Abraham SMITH appeared in court Saturday charged with brutally and violently assaulting Marjorie NORTHCOTT on Waterford Bridge on last Wednesday night and assaulting and beating Anastatia HOUNSELL on the night of March 3rd last with intent to do her grievous body harm.  Defendants were not asked to plead.  Head Const. BYRNE and Detective LEE gave evidence that both women had been struck down from behind and dazed by the blow.  The court decided to take time for the opening of the trial and admitted accused to bail, each in the sum of $4,000, but as this was not forthcoming they were remanded to the penitentiary.

Wed. Oct. 20, 1926



The many friends in this city of John THOMEY, H. M. C., of Harbor Grace, were shocked yesterday to hear of his sudden death at his home the previous night.  Leaving his family about 10.30 p.m. he went to his room to retire and a little later they found him lying across the bed dead.  Deceased who was about 70 years of age was a son of the late Captain Henry THOMEY, one of the best known seal and fish killers of his day.  For a number of years the late John THOMEY was employed by the Reid Nfld. Co. at St. George’s but latterly had been tidewaiter at his native town.  A man of sterling character and genial disposition he had many friends all around Conception Bay and in the city who will deeply regret his unexpected passing.  He leaves a widow and two daughters, Mrs. E. MORIARITY of Harbor Grace and Mrs. F. MAHAR of this city to whom sincere sympathy is extended.


The many friends of Mrs. Frederick YETMAN, at one time of this city, but latterly removed to Hartford, Conn., will be very sorry to hear that she passed away on the 18th inst.  Aunt Lizzie, as she was familiarly known, was a daughter of William and Isabella MOORE of Safe Harbour, and for a long time after her marriage lived at Brookfield, B.B.  A few years she moved to this city, and finally removed to Hartford, Conn.  Shortly after settling down at the latter place that dreaded disease cancer made it appearance.  Her doctor ordered a speedy operation which was done, but finally it claimed her a its victim.

She was a most devoted wife and mother, and like her husband who was so well and favorably known, was generous even to a fault.  They were a well-matched pair, their feet ever ready to run on errands of mercy, their hands ever outstretched to lend help or aid to those in want.  The hundreds who knew Uncle Fred (as he was generally called) will tender their sympathy to him and his family in their severe hour of trial, especially to their daughter Lillie who nursed her mother in her sickness and will no doubt have the care of the family largely resting upon her in the future, and while some of us know that she is most capable, we nevertheless know the loss she has sustained in the guiding hand, the wise counsel and advise of a devoted mother.

All our sympathy cannot fill the blank that is left in the home. It will be some time yet before the longing for the touch of the vanished hand and the sound of the voice that is still, will cease.  It is only a few days ago we were the recipients of sympathy from the same family.  My family joins with me in sending back to them what we received.  It is all we can do for one another.  We must seek for consolation from a higher source than ourselves.


Anchorage, Oct. 19th 1926th 

Mon. Nov. 1, 1926


The case against Isaac EARLE, of Shearstown, on a charge of deserting his wife was continued Saturday before Judge MORRIS when accused was ordered to pay $10.00 per week for the support of his wife and family and to give his personal bond and two sureties that he will do so.  Up to Saturday evening the bondsmen had not been secured.  Mr. BRADLEY appeared for complainant and Mr. PARSONS for defendant.

Wed. Nov. 10, 1926




(Montreal Star)

Born on February 4, 1837, the year in which Queen Victoria ascended the Throne - Esau BUTLER, at the age of nearly 90 years, passed away on Saturday morning at his home, 3900 LaSalle Boulevard, Verdun.  He is survived by his widow, nee Catherine MacDONALD, one daughter, Mrs. O. J. HARWOOD of Revelstroke, B.C., and two sons, Norman of Montreal and John D., of Boston; also by a sister, Mrs. Mary WINDSOR, Manuels, Nfld.  The funeral took place on Monday morning from the parlours of D. A. COLLINS, Wellington Street, to Mount Royal Cemetery, Rev. Isaac NORMAN of Verdun United Church officiating.

Coming from a seagoing family, residing in Bay Roberts, Nfld., Esau BUTLER and his two brothers took up the seafaring life with their father, the late John BUTLER, from the port of Conception Bay, Newfoundland.  They were long-lived, industrious, courageous, and natural pioneers.  To their initiative and powers the section of Newfoundland around Conception Bay as well as Belle Isle, owes an incalculable debt.  They, like their father, owned their own boats and carried a vast amount of merchandise up and down the shore of Newfoundland and New England in the days of sailing ships and the subject of this sketch once made a trip to India, China and Japan of which he held many mementos and could tell some thrilling tales.  The brothers were no strangers to shipwrecks and other perils of the sea.


Finally giving up sailing the BUTLER brothers, who were interested in mineralogy became possessed of large holdings of mineral deposits, including Wabana ore, red hematite, etc., on Belle Island.  Jabez BUTLER, the elder brother died in 1922, aged 91 years, and John BUTLER, the second brother, died in 1922, aged 88 years.  Both died in Newfoundland.  The late Esau BUTLER visited his brothers periodically up to the year 1910, when he made his last trip to the Ancient Colony.

Mr. BUTLER came to Montreal to reside about 30 years ago.  Although active and energetic in business he was of a remarkably retiring nature, consequently he took no part in politics or other phases of public life.  He was generous, almost to a fault and would never see a needy person hungry or in distress without assisting such in some way.  He retired soon after coming to this city.

The late Mr. BUTLER claimed to be descendant of the Duke of Ormond and a book in his possession gives the genealogy of the BUTLERs from the 12th century down to 1888.  This “family tree” contains the following introductory paragraph revealing historical facts of great interest, especially to all persons bearing the name of BUTLER.

“According to John O’Hart’s “Irish pedigrees,” page 242, the ancestors of the BUTLER s came from Normandy to England with William the Conqueror. Their original name was FITZ-WALTER, from Walter, one of their ancestors.  Theobald FITZ-WALTER came to Ireland with Henry the second in 1172 and had the office of Chief Butler of Ireland conferred on him, the duty attached to which was to attend at the coronation of the Kings of England and present them with the first cup of wine from the Office of the Butler-ship of Ireland they took the name of BUTLER.

“In the reign of Edward the Third, Tipperary was formed into the “County palative of Ormond” under the BUTLERs who thus became so powerful that different branches of them furnished many of the most distinguished families of Ireland.  The BUTLERs were earls, marquises and Dukes of Ormond.  The county of Kilkenny became possessed mostly by the BUTLERs of Ormond.  It is a tradition among divers families of the United States BUTLERs that they are decedent from collateral branches of the family of James BUTLER, Duke of Ormond (1610-1688).  Coats of arms and Christian names coming down through many generations give color to this connection.”

Tue. Nov. 16, 1926


HAYWARD – Passed away on Nov. 14th, after a short illness, Sarah Grace, widow of the late Augustus HAYWARD. K.C.  Funeral to-day, Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 71 Duckworth Street.

RYAN – Yesterday morning at 7 o’clock, John RYAN (Victoria Park), aged 64 years.  Left to mourn their sad loss are a wife, 4 sons and 2 daughters.  Funeral at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, Cockpit Road.

OLIVER – Passed peacefully away at 3 p.m. Monday, Katherine Shea, aged 67, beloved wife of G. T. OLIVER, leaving a husband, three daughters and three sons to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother.  Funeral on Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., from her late residence, 8 King’s Road.  Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation.  (Boston and Montreal papers please copy).


ROBERTS – In loving memory of mother, Julia Ann ROBERTS, and mother of Eli, Roland, Caleb, Mabel, Maxwell, Allison, and Edward, who left us November 18, 1923, to mourn her irreparable loss.

“Oh, mother, when we think of thee,

‘Tis but a step to Calvary,

Thy gentle hand is on our brow,

‘Tis leading us to Jesus now.”

Thur. Nov. 18, 1926



The wedding of Miss Alice PANE, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George PAYNE of this city, and Mr. Joseph Ingram QUINTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joliffe QUINTON, of Princeton, Bonavista Bay, was solemnized at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Southside, on Wednesday afternoon, November 17th.  At 3.30 p.m. the groom took his place at the chancel supported by Mr. Eric HOLDEN.  As the wedding march from Lohengrin was played by the organist Lloyd the bridesmaids, Misses Audrey and Olga PAYNE, sisters of the bride, wearing dresses of orchid georgette, with gold lace hats, carrying bouquets of chrysanthemums, and the maid of honor, Miss Muriel PURCHASE, dressed in maize yellow georgette, with black picture hat, carrying a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums and little Miss Alice ROBERTS, flower girl, entered the church, followed by the bride, who was becomingly attired in white satin, with overdress of white lace, wearing a bridle veil with wreath of orange blossoms, carrying a bouquet of chrysanthemums and sweet peas, and leaning on the arm of her father.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. B. S. STIRLING.

At the close of the service the bridal party proceeded to the vestry where the register was signed.  On leaving the church they were greeted with showers of confetti as they entered the cars which conveyed them to the home of the bride’s parents where a reception was held.  Rev. A B. S. STIRLING proposed the health of the bride to which the groom briefly responded.  Amid the hearty cheers of their friends the happy couple by 6 o’clock train for Holyrood en route to Princeton, where the honeymoon will be spent.   

Tue. Nov. 23, 1926


EVANS - At Carbonear on Nov. 8th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. EVANS (nee Ethel JONES)

HARDING - On Nov. 13th, at the Grace Maternity Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. G. HARDING, Portugal Cove, a daughter.

BENSON - On Nov. 13th, at the Grace Maternity Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. E. BENSON, 74 Monroe Street, a son.

HUSSEY - On Nov. 15th, at the Grace Maternity Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. J. HUSSEY, Mundy Pond Road, a daughter.

TAYLOR - On Nov. 16th, at the Grace Maternity Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. J. TAYLOR, 31

Goodview Street, a son.

NEWELL - On Nov. 17th, at the Grace Maternity Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. A. NEWELL, Mundy Pond Road, a daughter.

KEATS - On Nov. 19th, at the Grace Maternity Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. J KEATS, Lower Battery Road, a daughter.       


HEARN - On Nov.19th, at the Grace Maternity Hospital , to Mr. and Mrs. M. HEARN, 115 Signal Hill Road, a son.

HANLON - On Nov. 20th, at the Grace Maternity Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. H. HANLON, 53 Queen’s Road , a son.


HEATER - Monday morning, Nov. 22nd, Fanny Maud HEATER, daughter of Norman and Emily HEATER, aged 27 years.  Left to mourn are father, mother and one sister.  Funeral today, Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 60 Brazil Square. Friends and acquaintances please accept this the only intimation.


COLLINS - In loving memory of James J. COLLINS who died on November 23rd, 1925.  R. I. P. (Inserted by his wife and Children)

Wed. Nov. 24, 1926


CAMPBELL – Passed peacefully away on November 22nd, at Bonne Bay, Mary Lang, beloved wife of John CAMPBELL.

JARDINE – At the General Hospital, at 1:30 this morning, J. C. JARDINE, aged 65 years, a native of Toronto.  Funeral at 2:30 p.m. to-morrow from his late residence, 12 Maxse Street.

HAYDEN – Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, November 23rd, at 2 p.m., Mary, relict of the late John HAYDEN, aged 85 years, leaving one daughter and two grand-children to mourn.  Funeral on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 29 Angel Place. – R.I.P.

Fri. Nov. 26, 1926



After an illness of several months duration, there passed away at the Cambridge Municipal Hospital, Cambridge, on Monday, November 15th, William R. POMEROY, aged 26, son of William and Emily POMEROY of Catalina, T.B., Nfld.  The deceased young man came to the United States about three years ago with illness, and was nearly five months in hospital before he succumbed.  During his residence here, he lived with his sister, Mrs. R. BAILLE, 5 Lawrence St., Cambridge.  Besides his parents at Catalina, and Mrs. BAILLE, he leaves another sister, Mrs. Roland PARSONS, 44 Columbia Street, Cambridge, and a brother, George, at Deer Lake, Nfld.  He was buried on Wednesday at the Cambridge Cemetery.  The Weekly expresses deep sympathy with the parents and relatives of the deceased. – Nfld. Weekly.


PARSONS – At Ochre Pit Cove on Monday, November 22nd, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. PARSONS.


MURPHY – At the Sanatorium at 11 o’clock last night, Captain Michael MURPHY, of Placentia, leaving a wife and two children to mourn their loss.  Funeral to train at 8:45 this morning from the Sanatorium.

DILLON – Passed peacefully away on Thursday, November 25th, at 5:15 p.m., May E., aged 73 years, beloved daughter of John and Sarah DILLON.  Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m. from her late residence, Freshwater Valley.

Tues. Dec. 7, 1926


After a lengthy period of active service, Head Constable J. P. COX has been retired on pension.  Joining the Constabulary 41 years ago, he did duty under Inspector FORSYTH, CARTY, McCOWAN, SULLIVAN and HUTCHINGS, and at various periods was stationed at Bell Island, Carbonear, Placentia, Corner Brook and in the city.  For a time he was attached to the detective staff and recently during the illness of the late Sergt. FITZGERALD acted as sergeant in charge of records at the Central District Court. An efficient officer, Head Const. COX won the esteem of his superiors and a host of friends who will wish him many years to enjoy his well earned rest from active duty.



Last evening Mrs. Malcolm PARSONS was advised by a wire from her brother, Mr. A. F. BUFFETT, of Grand Bank, at a cousin, Mr. Benjamin C. BUFFETT, of Bogota, New Jersey, had passed away on Sunday morning following an accident.  The late Mr. BUFFETT was a Counsellor at Law, and Attorney for the Borrough of Teanech, N.J., and had quite a practice in New York.  Born in Grand Bank, like others of that town, he had a successful scholastic career at Mount Allison University, at Sackville, N.B., whence he graduated 1896 with his B.A. degree, later continuing his law studies at Columbia University, New York.  He was eminently successful as a lawyer and was know to many in this city who will regret his untimely passing.  A widow and one son survive.

Tue. Dec. 21, 1926



William Eli HARRIS who was injured a few weeks ago through falling into the hold of the S.S. Siam City, passed away at the General Hospital yesterday afternoon.  Deceased, who was 71 years of age, had been for many years employed at the Dry Dock, being for a considerable time in charge of the pump house. A mechanic of unusual ability his services were always in demand particularly in connection with operations on wrecks and damaged ships and he was considered on of the most efficient men in the employ.  Friendly to all he was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  He leaves a window, three sons, one daughter, three brothers, one sister and several grandchildren to whom much sympathy will be extended.  The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 from his late residence, 190 Hamilton Avenue.


“What is a dictator?”

“Its easy to tell you’re not married.”

Fri. Dec. 31, 1926


“To the nuptial bower

I led her, blushing like the morn; all Heaven,

And happy constellations on that hour                     

Shed their selectest influence; the earth,

Gave sign of gratulation, and each hill;

Joyous the Birds, fresh gales and gentle airs;

Whisper’d it to the woods, and from their wings

Flung rose, flung odors from the spicy shrub.”




28 - Walter S. SELLARS and Miss Bessie ASH, Harbour Grace

James POLLETT, Jr., and Miss Bertha THORNE, New Harbour, Trinity Bay

30 - Louis L. REID, Trinity Bay and Miss Rebecca MARSH, Bonavista, at Whitney Pier.

31 - Rev. Gilbert HOWSE, Newtown, and Mrs. Bessie HOWSE.



2 - Gilbert J. BECK, St. Lawrence, and Miss Selina M. LAMBE, Lord’s Cove.

4 - Edward QUIGLEY and Miss Sarah FOWLOW, Bell Island

5 - Charles Edward CALDWELL, B. Sc., Rochester, New York, and Miss Elizabeth Victoria BOLT, St. John’s, at Rochester.

Thomas SKANES and Miss Ethel ROBERTS, Bell Island

William KENNEDY and Miss Annie LAHEY, Lance Cove, Bell Island.

8 - George Francis LeMOINE, Grand Falls, and Miss Dorcas DEWEY, Alexander Bay

9 - Peter F. HEALEY, Fox Harbor, and Miss Mary REDDY, Red Island, Placentia Bay

John HYNES and Miss Anna LAKE, Prowseton

James LAKE, Paradise Sound, and Miss Laura HYNES, Prowseton

12 - Joseph Michael GREENE and Miss Marie Eugenie WILLIAMS, at Carbonear.

Norman CHIPMAN and Miss Ida TORRAVILLE, Spaniard’s Bay

14 - J. W. ALLEN and Miss Alice M. GILLIES

17 - John R. CLEARY, and Miss Monica POWER, Argentia

18 - James FUREY, Carbonear, and Miss Alice FOLEY, St. John’s

21 - J. J. WHITE, Burin, and Miss Lillian GRANT, Lawn.

22 - Charles Warren BOWRING, Jr. and Miss Mary Lorna BOYD, Staten Island, New York.

Mr. BOWRING is the fifth in direct descent from Benjamin BOWRING, the founder of the BOWRING interests in Newfoundland.

23 - John H. REID, Aberdeen, Scotland, and Miss Pauline E. OSMOND, Moreton’s Harbour at Wellesly, Mass.

27 - Stanley SMITH, Manager of Brad Street, St. John’s, and Miss Evelyn Alice WOODS

Michael ROBERTS, Bonne Bay, and Miss Edith Dorcas BOND, Halifax    

30 - Ira G. MOORE and Dorcas THISTLE at Chelsea, Mass., both formerly of Broad Cove, Bay de Verde.

31 - Silver Jubilee of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. WALSH.


2 - James FLEMING, St. Mary’s and Miss Lizzie McCROWE, Little Harbor

W. J. HOGAN and Miss Elizabeth JOHNSON, Northern Bay

6 - Oscar R. JENSON, formerly of Harbor Breton, and Miss Carmil LAWLOR, Brookfield, N.B., at St. John, N.B.

9 - Allen H. THISTLE, Broad Cove, B.D.V. and Miss Viola K. BUTT, Western Bay

Ex-Corporal Alfred S. MURRAY, President of Bell Island Branch G.W.V.A., and Miss Laura WILCOX

11 - W. C. PECKHAM and Miss Alice M. COUGHLAN

P. W. C. MILLER and Miss Blanche A. BRADBURY at Bell Island

14 - Leo BARTLETT and Miss Jane FORD, Halifax

15 - George HAWES and Miss Helen REID at London.

16 - John CRANE and Miss Laura GUEST.

20 - Wesley Ray WHITNEY and Miss Olive “Kitty” CROUCHER, Placentia, at Hartford, Conn.

24 - G. Fred SAUNDERS, Carbonear, and Miss Sadie CUMMINGS, St. John’s, at Sommerville, Mass.

Capt. Charles WEBBER and Miss Maysie PIKE, Harbour Grace.


2 - F. Walter COY and Miss Eleanor M. PARKINS, at Boston

17 - James CONRAN and Miss Sadie MANSFIELD, Bell Island.

Jonathan HAWKINS and Miss Jean BAKER, Grand Bank


5 - Moses CUMMINGS and Miss HIBBS, Bell Island

7 - Capt. STEAD, S.A., and Capt. BLACKMORE, S.A., Bell Island

14 - Edward WALSH and Miss Nettie POWER, Bell Island.

Roger TOBIN, Heart’s Content, and Miss Marie Monica DEVINE.

Eugene KELLY and Miss Sarah QUIGLEY, Bell Island.

17 - Edward J. GREENE, Placentia, and Miss Jean HENNEBURY, St. John’s, at Brooklyn, New York.

18 - John WHITE, Carbonear, and Miss Elizabeth BARRETT, East Wabana

28 - Edgar EWING and Miss Sylvia MOORE.

29 - Kenneth HEAD, Bell Island and Miss Emma WHALEN, Bauline.


1 - Elsie M. TAPPER and Carlton Sheppard BLANCHARD, Jr. of Newton Highlands, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

3 - Peter POWER, Dunville, and Miss Janet HANN, Port Royal, Placentia Bay

7 - Berkeley WILLIAMS and Miss Theresa FLYNN, St. Finbar’s, Placentia Bay.

14 - Capt. Wm. A. McSTOWELL, R.E., of Bwlch, Wales, and Miss Amy BOWRING, New York, in St. George’s Church

16 - Jeremiah FORD and Miss Bertha BARTLETT, Bell Island

20 - Charles PENNEY, Otterburry, and Miss Rachel SELLARS, Western Bay

27 - Samuel WHITE and Miss Keran HUNT, Fair Island, B.B., at St. John’s

Peter HAWCO, Chapel’s Cove, and Miss Margaret PENDERGRAST, Avondale, at St. John’s


1 - John M. BARBOUR, and Miss Sadie SOPER.

Robert J. COLEMAN and Miss Annie WORSLEY

2 - Ronald J. HANRAHAN, New York, and Miss Penney RAMES, at St. John’s

Felix J. PARSONS and Miss Eileen Mary COOK, Curling.

3 - Thomas C. BROWNE and Miss Hel-Marguerite O’DWYER, Corner Brook

Lancelot A. EWING and Miss Nellie OLSEN

Daniel TUCKER, and Miss Stella CULL, St. Philip’s

9 - Patrick McDONALD and Miss Lillian THOMPSON

12 - James B. BURRY and Miss Blanche CURRIE, Glovertown, at St. John’s

13 - William J. TILLEY, Wabana, and Miss Elsie BARRETT, Spaniard’s Bay

14 - Stanley COBB and Miss Harriet BUTLER, Bell Island.

15 - D. WARREN and Miss Maggie DWYER, Bell Island.

Alfred T. LAWTON and Miss Alma SCOTT at Toronto

16 - James HUTCHINGS and Miss Susie L. PIKE

17 - James JOHNSTONE and Miss Nellie SINYARD, at Montreal

22 - Gerald STEIN and Miss Dorothy FOOTE, at New York

23 - Rev. Joseph GOODLAND and Miss Elsie Wylde STIRLING, at Whitbourne.

Silas MOORE and Miss Dorothy DUFF, Carbonear.

24 - Dr. M. F. HOGAN and Miss Lilian G. GUY at Catalina.

27 - Reginald Arthur WINTER and Miss Mary Waldron MOORE at Toronto.

28 - Dr. F. A. JANES and Miss Doris Jeanette WITHERS

30 - Rev. Ronald VATCHER, B. A., and Miss Rhyna CURTIS, B.A.


Stanley THOMAS and Miss Elizabeth PARSONS.   


3 - Thomas C. BROWNE and Miss Helen CHANNING, at Waterbury, Conn.

4 – J. Leslie KENNEY, Shelbourne, N.S., and Miss Mary EAGAN, at Pentocket, New York

Moses NEWMAN and Miss Josephine LANE, Bell Island

5 - William O’BRIEN and Miss Annie KAVANAGH, Bell Island.

6 - Dr. Martin F. CASHIN and Miss Grace BENDER at Montreal

7 - Clarence C. DAVIS and Miss Dorothy PIKE, at Toronto.

10 - Alfred F. FINELAY and Miss Dorothy K. ADAMS.

14 - Clayton W. PUDDESTER and Miss Susie PELLEY.

P. W. CRUMMEY, J.P., and Miss Florence Belle KENNEDY, Western Bay

Allen PELLEY and Miss Julia Bemister JOYCE at Montreal

18 - James O’Neill CONROY and Miss Betty McGRATH

19 - Andrew ANTLE and Miss Mary DOBBIN at Halifax

21 - Rev. Louis Germaine HUDSON, M.A.S.T.R., Berlin, Mass., and Miss Carrie Sewell FOGG, New Gloucester, Maine.

22 - Candido de Araijo Aloes MORIERA and Miss Alison RENNIE.

27 - William H. THORBURN of Gillingham, Kent, and Miss Marie K. PARSONS, of Mt. Pearl, at Gillingham.

28 - Rev. Edmund Brookes GABRIEL and Miss Mildred ROWSELL, at Bonavista

29 - Garland GREENING and Miss Myra GRENNING, both of Musgravetown, at Shoal Hr.


1 - Bernard NORMORE and Miss Fannie DOBBIN, Bell Island

5 - Lawrence L. PERRY, Columbia, Tenn., and Miss Muriel CHAMBERS, of St. John’s, at Columbia

7 - Ingham SMITH, Petley and Miss Sybil DIAMOND, Glovertown

9 - Walter SKANES and Miss Mary ROBERTS

10 - Louis KENNEDY and Miss Mary DWYER, Bell Island.

12 - W. CAUL and Miss Mary SHELLEY

13 - Prof. Edward Wilber NICHOLS, of Delhousie, to Miss Roberta BOND at Halifax.

Patrick P. WHITTEY and Miss Frances COADY

16 - Murdock McMILLAN, of Kettle Rapids and Miss Mary VICKERS of St. John’s, at The Pas, Manitoba.

17 - David WYSE and Miss Elizabeth HARTIGAN, at Placentia.

21 - A. A. PARSONS and Miss Lillian R. ELLIS, at Petty Harbor.

25 - Eric OHMAN, Montreal, and Miss Effie I. STEWART, St. John’s

Daniel STOYLES and Miss Angela TURBETT, Lance Cove, Bell Island

31 - William MARTIN and Miss Lucy Mary DUFFY, at North Cambridge, Mass.

Philip B. RENDELL and Miss Jessie Vera HAYWARD.

Reuben PARSONS and Miss Lizzie DAVIS.


1 - Sidney John WOODS, of St. John’s, and Miss Winnifred Margaret BRAINE, of Annapolis Royal, N.S., at Annapolis Royal.

2 - Peter DENSMORE and Miss Katherine MURPHY at Kilbride.

10 - Malcolm HORLICK, of St. John’s and Miss Mary A. MORGAN of Port-de-Grave, at Brooklyn, New York

Albert B. PERLIN and Miss Vera CROSBIE, at Nashville, N.C.

15 - Lawrence TOBIN and Miss Margaret JACKMAN at Bell Island

17 - James R. MACHAM and Miss Alice Mary GALWAY

25 - Edward COLEMAN and Miss Margaret BYRNE at Corner Brook

26 - John LEWIS and Miss Rose TIMMONS at Holyrood

Harold Mayers McCONNEY, of Barbados, to Miss Madeline O’FLYNN, of Harbour Grace at Grand Falls.

27 - Robert Gillespie REID and Miss Jean Ayre KNOWLING

Colin McDougall MEWS and Miss Myrtle SHAW, of Lachute.

Chesley Bursell COULTAS and Miss Helen Augusta STERLING, of Franham, at Franham

28 - Victor STEELE and Miss Sybil EARLE

Fred Eugene LADD of New York and Miss Audrey KNIGHT of St. John’s

Eric A. MERCER and Miss Alice M. DAY at Old Perlican

29 - James KENNEDY and Miss Madeline CLANEY


2 - William Purdy READE of Lexington Mass., and Miss Gertrude HUTCHINGS of Spaniard’s Bay, at Lexington.

Charles H. MORRIS and Miss Edith McCOLLAH at Liverpool, England.

11 - Dawe WHITE and Miss Fannie I. BAKER at Botwood

12 - Robert Graham FREEMAN and Miss Olive REDSTONE.

16 - Joe NUNNS and Miss Eleanor May BARNES

? - Robert DROVER and Miss Louise POOLE, at Bell Island

21 - Stanley LEWIS and Miss Marie C. KINSELLA

23 - William LANE and Miss Margaret FITZGERALD at Bell Island

E. Vernon RICHARDS, of London, England, and Miss Violet CROCKER of St John’s, at Brooklyn, New York

William MARTIN and Miss Laura EBSARY at Bell Island

25 - Elden GREY and Miss Kezlah SMITH at Musgrave Harbour.

28 - Gordon ELTON and Miss Dorothy LESTER.

John PICCO and Miss Catherine RYAN


3 - William FLYNN and Miss Susie GREEN at Harbour Island, P.B.

John W. GRAHAM and Miss Marjorie FISHER at Corner Brook

3 - Thomas CROKE and Miss Margaret HORLICK

Dr. G. B. CROSS and Miss Carrie OLDFORD at Musgravetown

6 - Ephraim COOPER and Miss Margaret HORLIC.

Charles REYNOLDS and Miss Sadie BRINSTON at West Somerville

Hubert HENDERSON of Boston and Miss Constance CLARKE.

11 - William J. WILLIS of Winsor, Ont., and Miss Carrie M. DAWE of Coley’s Point, Bay Roberts.

William WHIFFEN of Bar Haven, and Miss Laura GAULTON, Isle Valen, at Bar Haven, P.B.

16 - Earl NELSON and Miss Una FOOTE of Burin at Sydney

17 - Joseph Ingram QUINTON of Princeton, B.B., and Miss Alice PAYNE of St. John’s

Captain Leonard STICK and Miss Hilda Nellie NORMAN at Coley’s Point

Clifford THOMPSON and Miss Annie G. GILES.

Arthur A. HILL and Miss Flora BOWDE at Scituate.

18 - Leonard FULFORD and Miss Marie KELLY, at Bar Haven, P.B.

Albert TRUMAN of Hamilton, Ont., and Miss Hazel LOOKE of East Machias, Maine

Samuel ROWSELLl, of Toronto, and Miss Mildred Wilcox of Heart’s Content, at Toronto

24 - Michael J. RYAN and Miss Annie Josephine MacFARLANE

Frank COLLEY, of North Sydney, and Miss Dora GUY, of Burgeo, at North Sydney

Eugene MARSHALL of Flatrock and Miss Hazel BUTT at Carbonear

29 - Valentine GOSSE and Miss Flora SINGLETON at Spaniard’s Bay.


8 - Allan HODDER and Miss Stella B. SNELGROVE, both of Grate’s Cove, at Carbonear.

16 - John DWYER and Miss Mary RYAN of Quirpon


‘Bursts as a wave that from the clouds impend,

            And swell’d with tempests on the ship descends;

While are the decks with foam; the winds aloud,

            Howl o’er the masts, and sing through every shroud;

Pals, trembling, tir’d, the sailors freeze with fears;

            And instant death on every wave appears.’


‘All has its date below; the fatal hour,

            Was register’d in Heav’n ere time began,

We turn to dust, and all our mightiest works’




16 - Rev. Robert BRAMFITT, formerly of the Newfoundland Methodist Conference dies at Bridgeton, New Jersey from injuries received in a motor crash.

Mrs. Martha COFFIN at Chicago 67

24 - Thomas POWER, Dunville, Placentia Bay, killed in a motor accident near Bristol,


Wm. Benoit WINTERHOUSE left for West Bay , Bay St. George and perished in a storm.

31 - News received of drowning of Richard KENNY, Petty Harbour, from schooner Harriet, off Oporto, 29.



9 – Mrs. Winifred MAHON and Mrs. Alice BURKE lose their lives though suffocation during a fire in their residence on Harvey Road.

11 - Nathan POND, ex-R N. R. and War Veteran, Badger’s Quay, dies at New York from injuries received through fall from a building in course of construction.

16 - Matthew Bishop McCULLUM accidently shot himself when duck hunting.

27 - John J. BLACKLER dies at the General Hospital from wounds received the previous week when bird-hunting near his home.

31 - Martin FITZGERALD drowned in St. John’s Harbor, 35

Thomas CAREW, Broad Cove, Bonavista Bay, found dead in his shack, on the Green, Bell Island, due to exposure and starvation, 73


1 - Agnes HANNAFORD, 13, dies from results of fall on the ice ten days previously.

7 - Mary ROSE, a young woman, falls through the ice at Indian Island, Fogo and is drowned.

9 - James FINN, Cecilian Theatre, Petries, asphyxiated

War Veteran Michael WALSH falls from third story window and is instantly killed.

23 - Thomas KEHOE of Harbour Grace, R.N.R. and War Veteran killed in a street car accident in Boston.

24 - William SMITH of Crabbe’s crushed between two tractors at Badger and dies ten hours later


3 - Fred RUSSELL of wrecked schooner Hillcrest dies from exposure.

8 - Ex- R.N.R. Thomas KEHOE, killed at Boston, interred at Harbor Grace

11 - Capt. Isaac LEAR of Port de Grave drowned at Prince Rupert, through falling overboard from his schooner Cape Spear, 36

15 - Four year old Julia MELAY of Great Jervois, Fortune Bay, burned to death through fire at her home.

19 - Margaret KAVANAGH, Logy Bay, drowned off Wood’s East End Wharf, 30

22 - Thomas RICKETTS, Valleyfield, dies nine day after being lost in the woods in a great storm, 76


1 - John MARTIN, 51, S.S. Fairfield, accidentally drowned at St. Pierre.

14 - Chief Engineer PEREZ dies in general Hospital, from injuries received through explosion on S.S. Seal, five days previously, 43

15 - Moses SEWARD and grandson drowned at Gooseberry Cove, Trinity Bay

27 - Michael KEATING of Burin reported by schooner Electric Flash on its arrival at Grand Bank was washed overboard and drowned.

28 - Ambrose MILLS of Burlington, Notre Dame Bay, drowned at Corner Brook

Andrew KENNY, Fermeuse missing from schooner at Monroe Export Company wharf and believed drowned.  Body found in harbour on June 28th.


1 - Thomas SMALLCOMB, Harbour Grace West, found drowned in the harbour, 77

3 - Samuel ROCHE, Bay Roberts, 64, drops dead at the wheel of schooner Robaine, when entering the Narrows.

6 - Body of Richary MARRY, Salmonier, missing since April 3rd, found in Salmonier River, 65

11 - Four little girls of St. Jones Without, Trinity Bay, missing.  On search one, Annie GREEN, 6 found dead, another Blanche PENNEY not found, two rescued.

An Esquimaux Tuite murdered at Keatulik Island.

15 - Paul QUINN, 66, farmer of Searston, Grand River, accidentally drowned in Channel.

20 - William Peter KENNY, Fermeuse, accidentally knocked overboard and drowned.

24 - Joseph DAY and Samuel TIBBO of Harbor Breton members of the crew of the Banking schooner Christie and Elinor drowned through upsetting dory.

25 - Reported that Ambrose PRICE of Brunette, Fortune Bay killed by accidental discharge of gun when bird-hunting on the fishing grounds.

27 - Llewellyn Walter HARRIS of Springdale, Notre Dame Bay, 22, married, accidentally killed in Corner Brook paper mill.


5 - Mollie TRENCHARD dies from injuries received when struck by shunting car in railway yard on May 1st. 11

6 - A man named PEARCEY of Hopedale, Trinity Bay accidentally drowned at Howley

8 - John HOUSE, Port Saunders, reported drowned from schooner Ern Max.

10 - William HANHAM of Rose Blanche, Chief Mate of S.S. Watuka, drowned when his boat upset, married, 28, body recovered.

Body of Manuel RALPH, 13, found in a store at Flat Island, Bonavista Bay.  When swinging, he had become entangled and strangling resulted.

12 - William George MOORE killed in motor accident at Topsail, 25

15 - Henry MORRISSEY, Grand Falls, dies at New Orleans result of an accident.

16 - George A. EZEKIEL, Bell Island, drowned at Camden, New Jersey

17 - John HOUSE, when sailing to Port aux Choix from Port Saunders, knocked overboard by surging boom and drowned.

18 - Aaron KEAN, 21, George KEAN, 16, and Robert HUNT, 13, all of Goose Cove, Trinity Bay drowned when swimming in Loop Pond.  Bodies recovered.

19 - James SHARP and two sons drowned when fishing off Bonavista. One man, Alexander SKEFFINGTON rescued. Bodies recovered.

Eric and George LOCKYER of Woody Island caught in storm while fishing and supposed drowned.

25 - Tragic death of Frederick ANSTEY, Buff Head Cove, Twillingate, 55.

26 - John Kavanagh SULLIVAN at Philadelphia, dies from result of burns due to gasoline explosion



3 - John MULLOWNEY, St. Joseph’s, P.B., drowned through capsizing of dory

7 - Frank KEARLEY, 60, struck by auto at Glace Bay and dies shortly after.

Schooner Harold Conrad arriving at Ferryland reports loss of Eli THORNHILL of Little Bay East, Fortune Bay, washed overboard.

28 - Thomas FLANDER drowned at Montreal when he fell from the deck of the coal boat Turred Cape in the Lachine Canal 


1 - Patrick MOORE, 8, and Thomas MOORE, his cousin, 14 of Avondale, drowned whilst swimming in Lee’s Pond.

3 - Miss Alice GILLAM, 17, of Crabbe’s killed when riding on a car from Deer Lake to South Brook.

8 - John W. SHIRRAN, Point Leamington, died through blow received from a capstan bar the previous day.

10 - Lunenburg schooner Sylvia Mosher wrecked on Sable Island, 25 of crew drowned

11 - Eva M. OLIVER, 17, Burnt Point, B.D.V. , killed by falling over cliff.

14 - Edward M. WHITE, H.M. Customs, died from broken neck while swimming at Gloucester, Mass.

15 - Mrs. Andrew WOOD of Bay Roberts killed when motor car plunges over cliff at French’s Cove.

William MULLINS, 26, Rencontre, drowned from schooner Dorothy O

17 - Annie BUTCHER, 4, killed by falling tombstone in C. of E. Cemetery, Forest Road.

19 - Rev. Bro. SHERIDAN succumbs to injuries received in motor accident

Jeremiah WALL, 63, of Cape Ray killed himself with shot gun while insane

20 - Augustus MORGAN, 26, Seal Cove, killed by accidental discharge of gun while partridge shooting on Witless Bay barrens.

24 - Thomas PORTER, 8, Long Pond, burnt to death when home of his father, George PORTER destroyed by fire.  Ronald PORTER, a brother, badly burned but recovered.

30 - Thomas BILLARD and William NELL, fisherman, Grand Bruit drowned.


13 – Lawrence BECK, 49, of St. Lawrence, killed by falling into dock here.

25 – Thomas MULLOWNEY, 60, light-keeper at North Head, Bay Bulls, killed by falling over cliff.

30 – John KEHOE, Bell Island, killed.


2 - John BUNGAY of Fortune Bay, cook of schooner Vinches, killed in motor car at railway crossing Chesterton, N,S.

9 - Herbert SQUIRES of Fortune Bay, succumbs to burns.

Isaac CHARD, 16, Archibald FUDGE, 23, drowned through upsetting of motor boat at Cape Ailik, Labrador.

12 - William George MENCHIONS, Bishop’s Cove, Near Spaniard’s Bay, dies from wounds received through accidental discharge of gun at Horse Harbor, Labrador

14 - James EDISON, 11, Botwood, crushed to death between coal cars.

26 - Captain James H. CHARD, wife and two sons, perish when their ship the Nelson Y. Macfarlane foundered in the Bay of Fundy.  The Captain and his wife had been sailing up and down the bay for forty years.


21 - Body of William ANDERSON, 84, who was missing since December 13, 1922 found near his home.


3 - Mrs. Reuben DAVIS, Harbour Grace, drowned.

6 - Schooner Emma M. Rudolph wrecked at North Head, Catalina, only one of nine on board saved. Victims of disaster were; Elleazer BLACKWOOD, Master, Walter ATWOOD, Joseph VIVIAN, Samuel CARTER, Henry BLACKWOOD, Noah VIVIAN, Albert BLACKWOOD and Mary J. ABBOTT.

25 - French Bargue, after collision with British freighter, sank in English Channel only four of crew saved.


“Death’s but a path that must be trod,

If man would ever pass to God”


“There is no Death! What seems so is transition,

This life of mortal breath

Is but a suburb of life a elysian,

Whose portal we call Death.”




21 - Charles MARCH, Twillingate, 67

22 - Mark GOODYEAR, Musgrave Harbour, 75

24 - John A. BARRETT, Coley’s Point, 37

25 - John C. ROMAINE, Port au Port

28 - Mrs. Elizabeth ANSTEY, Purcell’s Harbour, Twillingate, 85

30 - Reuben ELLIOTT, Crow Head, Twillingate, 77

31 - James M. CARBERRY

Percy S. WAREHAM, Harbour Buffett, 10



1 - Ernest W. TAYLOR, General Freight Agent, Nfld. Railway, 57.

Luke LAMBERT, 75

3 - Patrick McCRUDDEN, King’s Road

5 - Nora WINSOR, Wesleyville, 15

Mrs. Katherine LINDSTROM, 77

6 - War Veteran, ex-Sergt., C. R. JAMES, 40

Mrs. Walter M. KELLY, Georgetown, Brigus, 31

Mrs. Ellen ROSSITER, Back Harbour, Twillingate, 76

7 - Mrs. Joseph SELLERS.

Richard PELLEY, Hant’s Harbour, 78

Mrs. Margaret WHELAN, Placentia, 69

8 - Mrs. H. (Catherine) RAPP, 66

Mrs. Katherine WHALEN

Mrs. Arch A. JANES, Burin, formerly of Glovertown, 36

9 - Sergeant William C. HART, of the Princess Pats, at Winnipeg, 33

Mrs. John HENNEBURY, Bonavista

11 – Mrs. Mary CONNORS, formerly of Witless Bay, 90.

13? - Miss Fanny DAVIS, Freshwater

Mrs. Mary KENNEDY, 65

Mrs. Maria BROWN, Bonavista

Mrs. Basil RYAN, O’Regan’s

14 - William Mitchell O’DEA, 26

Mrs. James SHARPE, Small Point, B.D.V., 36

Mrs. Ellen MURPHY at Halifax, 62

Matthew HUDSON at Listowell, 83

16 - Sylvester MULCAHY

Mrs. Annie MALONE, Middle Cove

Thomas HOUSE, Bonavista, 87

Herbert HIGDON at Green Bank, Halifax, 32

Mrs. Minnie DEMPSEY

17 - William L. DONNELLY, Deputy Auditor General, 57

Alfred McNAMARA, 53

Miss Florence L. H. ROSE, 30

Ambrose BRAKE, Sunnyside, Bay of Islands

18 - Lieut. Colonel George T. CARTY, Stipendiary Magistrate, St. George’s, 53

Ambrose MOORES, Freshwater, Bay de Verde, 64

20 - Mrs. William COUSINS, 40

21 - Miss Agnes H. LEDINGHAM.

Mrs. Albert VAUGHAN

John C. MARCH, Old Perlican, 46

Angus D. McISAAC, St. Andrew’s, 82

23 - Mrs. Alexander ROBERTSON, 78

John Henry ROBERTS, 25

Mrs. Thomas H. HOARE (formerly Miss Maude M. EDGAR) at Pincher Creek, Alberta

24 - John A. LUNDSTRUM, 80


Mildred SAUNDERS, 9

Richard RYAN, Quidi Vidi, 49

27 - Solomon HUDSON, Black Head, Bay de Verde, 83

29 - John WHIDDON at New York

30 - Miss Isabella BRYDEN.

31 - Thomas Rose NORMAN, 64


1 - Mrs. Cyril COFFIN, 26

3 - Abraham SNOW, 55

Mrs. Alfred SPEARNS

4 - Miss Edith NORRIS, St. Joseph’s, Salmonier.

5 - Mrs. Kate GRANT, formerly of Placentia, at Grand Falls.

Augustus E. COFFIN at Malvern, England.

6 - Edward TALOR, Carbonear, 79

George NOSEWORTHY, Railway Conductor.

7 - John Joseph RIDGLEY, Miller’s Passage, Fortune Bay, 28

9 - Mrs. A. L. COLLINS, Harbour Grace

Mary Marguerite RUMSEY, 12

11 - Thomas MILLER

12 - Mrs. Elizabeth COOK

13 - Thomas CURRAN, Gambo, B.B., 42

Hubert W. HALLEY, 23

Mrs. Patrick MAHER, at Newport, Rhode Island.

Josiah BUTCHER, Kingwell, Placentia Bay, 72

14 - Dennis MERNER

Mrs. Amelia FRENCH, Harbour Grace, 98

17 - Mrs. Martha HARNEY, formerly of Twillingate, at New Aberdeen, N.S.

William MARTIN, Cooper

George GALE, Codroy

Mrs. TIBBO, Codroy

Michael McNEIL, Little River

19 - Mrs. Fred W. COLLIER

20 - Mrs. Hannie Louisa WOODS, 32

James NORMAN, 63

Capt. A. James GILLETT, Twillingate, 59

21 - Michael CONNORS, 75

James POWER, 49

23 - Capt. Stephen Vatcher CLUETT, 47

Mrs. Anastatia GALLISHAW, at New Orleans

Mrs. Agnes Murphy HOSKINS, 50

24 - Mrs. A. Milne FRASER, Halifax.

Mrs. George H. BUTT, Freshwater, B.D.V., 53

25 - Ruben HOLLETT, formerly of Burin, at Toronto, 71

27 - Mrs. Annie BATTERTON, King’s Cove, 86

Mrs. Catherine TAYLOR (John T.), Carbonear, 81

28 - Mrs. Mary Ann COFFEY


3 - Mrs. Catherine CARNELL, at Montreal, 88

4 - Mrs. Josephine M. THORBURN

Mrs. John WHITTEN, 61

Michael J. WALSH, War Veteran, 30

5 - Mrs. Felix JORDAN.

Miss Monica GRACE, St. Mary’s, 19

6 - Joseph BARTLETT, Brigus, 61

7 - Miss Sophie KNIGHT, Leslie St., 69

Edward JANES, South Side, Carbonear.


9 - Miss Fanny ENGLAND, 18

Robert RIDEOUT, Fox Trap, 11

10 - Mrs. Mary RIDEOUT

Mrs. Selina (George) REES, Lance Cove, Bell Island, 88

11 - Miss. Elizabeth BYRNE

12 - Patrick O’BRIEN, Topsail, 45

Mrs. Owen FITZPATRICK, Bell Island, 74

13 - Mrs. Bridget (M. A.) DEVINE.

Edward STOWE, formerly of Harbour Grace.


15 - James KIRBY, 84

Archibald W. PICCOTT, 57

John DOYLE, Gull Island, Bay de Verde, 50

16 - Denis DOYLE, Gull Island, Bay de Verde, 50

17 - Mrs. (Capt.) John BARTLETT, at Sydney, 80

19 - Mrs. Fannie FOWLER, 84


20 - Mrs. Susie L. THOMPSON, (nee FORWARD) at Chelsea, Mass., 81

21 - Mrs. James AITKEN, Montreal, 35

22 - William CARLSON, 83

Charles MOORE, formerly of Blackhead, B.D.V., 35

Dr. LITTLE, formerly of St. Anthony Hospital, at Boston, 51

Bertram E. HARRIS, War Veteran, first Secretary G. W. V. A., 39

25 - Mrs. George DRISCOLL, 65

Mrs. Thomas MOORE, formerly of Bay de Verde, at Cambridge, Mass.

Edward DWYER, Bell Island, 45

26 - Percie JOHNSON, at Via Reggia, 66

27 - James BROWN, Pilot, 63

John T. DALTON, Little Catalina, 48

Mrs. Janet BAGGS, New Melbourne, 72

Arthur H. PLIMSOIL, at Montreal, 81

28 - Thomas J. JAMES, Georgetown, Brigus, 56

Thomas BARTLETT, 67

29 - Miss Annie MURPHY at South Boston

Lawrence CORCORAN, 74

Lydia ROSE, Salmon Cove, Bay de Verde

30 - Mrs. William T. NETTIE, Broad Cove, Bay de Verde  


2 - George BURSEY, at Steel Works, Sydney

Mrs. Simeon GUY, Musgrave Harbour, 78

Mrs. Jane MOULAND, Musgrave Harbour, 78

Arthur JOHNSON of Petersfield, England

Mrs. Richard WALSH

Mrs. Asenath DAVIS, 69

Mrs. Ann THOMAS, Southside, Carbonear

Mrs. Mary RUSSELL, Coley’s Point, at Carbonear, 82

3 – Miss Charlotte CALVER

Mrs. Joseph T. JOHNSON, Little Catalina, 40

4 – W. H. PEARCE, at Port Huron, Mich., 68

5 – Mrs. Mary REID, 80

Mrs. Alice FLYNN, 89

6 – Mrs. Elizabeth C. RYAN, 65

Mrs. A. W. SHANO, North Sydney. 58

Mrs. (Const.) Thomas HALLIDAY, Harbour Grace

Mrs. Mary Jane OKE, 93

John DRAKE, Carbonear, 24

7 – Mrs. Ellen CUMMINGS, at Lingar, C. B., 80

Mrs. Jeremiah REDDY, Fermeuse


Mrs. John GREELAND, Bareneed, 54

8 - Robert G. ROSS, 47

9 - James McGRATH, 60

10 - Mrs. J. C. JARDINE

David Francis MOORE, 52

Isaac MOULAND, Bonavista

11 - Miss Letta HAWKINS, 26

12 - James ANDERSON, 67

13 - Mrs. Catherine GREENE

John SPARKES, Lower Island Cove, 87

14 - James WISEMAN, 84

Joseph TURNER, Lower Island Cove, 72

Mrs. Thomas CONNOLLY, 72

16 - Robert PEARCEY, 60

Mrs. William H. COISH, Ochre Pit Cove, 45

17 - A. CUNNINGHAM at New York

Levi BURSEY, Old Perlican

18 - Rev. Dr. Simeon B. DUNN, at Cradley, Staffo. England, 78

19 - Miss Ethel ROBERTSON, Maxse St.

James R. BARTER, Boiler Maker

Elizabeth MALONE, formerly of Middle Cove, 80

Hon. W. J. ELLIS, M.L.C., at New York, when homeward bound from California, 69

20 - Mrs. Robert LEHR, 46

Samuel HARRIS, Grand Bank, 76

21 - Mrs. Julia A. JORDAN, 80

Mrs. Katherine Kearney POWER

Francis MAYNARD, 82

22 - Michael O’SULLIVAN, 16

23 - Miss Alice TRACEY, 18

24 - Stephen J. WALSH, formerly of Little Bay Mines, at Glace Bay, 32

David HENNESSEY, Harbour Grace

26 - Capt. William HENNESY, Harbour Grace.

27 - John ELLIS, South Side, 77

Mrs. Margaret Roche FLEMING, Torbay, 37

Edward K. HYNES, 77

Wilfred JERRETT, Middle Brook, Gambo 27

Thomas GALE, South East Arm, Placentia

28 - Mrs. Elizabeth SEYMOUR, 83

Mrs. John MURRAY, 68

29 - Rev. Charles JEFFERY, 79

Mrs. John O’NEILL

Mrs. Elizabeth CAREW, 65

John TAPP, Harbour Grace, 75

George JENNINGS, 82

Mrs. Michael FURY, East Wabana, 25

William Joseph WALSH, 72

Mrs. Selina PARSONS, 66

30 - Mrs. William GOODCHILD, Clarke’s Beach


1 - John TAYLOR

Joseph R. KING, Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, 49

2 - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth HAYNES, 73

3 - John EVANS, 79

Frederick J. CAHILL

5 - Onias NORRIS, Grate’s Cove

6 - Captain A. F. NICKERSON

7 - Patrick MORRISSEY, Holyrood, 83

8 - James WARRICKER, 76

Mrs. Bridget CARROLL, Wabana Mines, 70

9 - Henry BLAIR, 79

Miss Olive Myrtle MILLEY, 18

10 - Miss Mary MURPHY, 11

11 - Mrs. Elizabeth SOPER, 44

Miss Emma Katherine ANDREW

Mike Schooualing ESQUINIAR at Sudbury Hospital

Mrs. Elizabeth KEATING, Long Harbour, Placentia Bay, 59

13 - Mrs. Sarah COOMBES, Old Perlican

14 - Michael DICKS, Tide’s Point, Marystown, 58

15 - George LILLY, 85

Henry E. LIND, Grand Falls, 54

William B. CALVER at New York

Mrs. Peter KING, Lance Cove, Bell Island, 38

Mrs. David FOLEY, Bell Island

16 - Edward THOMPSON, 32

Flora HUMBER, Channel

17 - Michael SHORTALL

John G. SHORTALL, 20

John COWAN, Topsail Road, 20

19 - James MALONE, formerly of Carbonear, 79

Thomas F. POWER, Roadmaster, Placentia, 49

20 - James AYLWARD, 75

21 - Mrs. Maria Louisa Carter FINN, 97

Gerald ASPELL, 27

Mrs. Marion MERCER, Spaniard’s Bay

22 - George PYE, Battle Harbour

Mrs. Augustus NOEL, Freshwater, Bay de Verde, 76

Mrs. Patrick O’BRIEN, Wabana, 53

23 - Eric MOYST, 17

Wilson MILLEY, Western Bay

24 - William James O’FLAHERTY, Long Beach, Bay de Verde, 15

26 - Rev. Peter R. KELLY, P.P., Manuels, 43


Michael REDDY, 50

27 - Levi T. CHAFE, Harbour Grace, 65

28 -Sergeant Edward FURLONG, Constabulary, 69

Newman LeShano GILLINGHAM, 6

29 - Mrs. Elizabeth WARRICKER

Jacob GILL, Botwood

30 - Gordon J. BREEN

William G. STEVENSON, 76

31 - Capt. William John HISCOCK, Brigus.


1 - Ex-Lieut. Kenneth W. DEAN, Botwood

2 - Hon. Philip TEMPLEMAN, M.C.L., 66

Mrs. Michael COADY

Michael LOWE, 42

3 - Matthew MAHONEY, St. Mary’s, 14

4 - Boyce HILL, Bronte, Ontario, 36

John DUNPHY, formerly of Holyrood, pioneer miner of Burke, B.C., Vancouver, 42

5 - William L. LeMESSURIER, Montreal, 81

Mrs. J. C. ORNER (nee Maggie JOYCE) at Oakland, Cal.


Joseph WINSOR, Triton, N. D. B., 79

6 - Mrs. Mary SULLIVAN, 68

Mrs. Louisa BENNETT, 83

7 - Harry Potter LEWIS at Brooklyn, New York

Mrs. Charles BRADBURY, Harbour Grace, 80

8 - Mrs. Mary Ann MURPHY, Kilbride, 73

Stephen JAMES, Brigus

9 - Miss Emmie Cole EALES, 26

10 - Capt. Cecile H. BURKE, 30       

Mrs. Mary MANSFIELD, 77

11 - John KELLY

Thomas PEYTON, Botwood

Samuel TERRY, Chapel’s Cove, 10

14 - Travers CURRAN, 79

Mrs. Louisa SCHURIG

Miss Myrtle BELL, Botwood

15 - Edward KIRBY, 17

Miss Hannah MEADUS

18 - Mrs. Catherine Woods NURSE

Mrs. Maurice MURPHY, 72

Mrs. Michael McDONALD, Newbridge, Salmonier, 45

19 – H. Rudolph CARTER, 24

20 - Miss Isabel HILL, 42

25 - Margaret DAWE, Flat Rock, 31

Thomas W. SPRY, at Troy, New York, 83

William E. EARLE, formerly Anglo Manager of North Sydney, at Brantford, Ont., 80

26 - Samuel HOLLOWAY, 44

Mrs. Lavinia F. GRIMES, 61

William RYAN, in High Roads Commission Camp near Salmonier

27 - Patrick CASEY, 21

Andrew BROWN, King’s Cove, War Veteran, when returning from New York with his wife aboard S. S. Silvia, 28

28 - Patrick DENIEF, 70

Mrs. Edward NOSEWORTHY, 35

29 - Robert W. BARNES at Chicago


Chesley HAYNES.

Percy HOLMWOOD, of Holmwood and Holmwood.  War Veteran at Westcliff on Sea, Essex, 40

30 - Mrs. Walter A. INGRAM, Harbour Buffett.


1 - Walter J. GARDENER, 16

Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS, 84

2 - Edward DAVIS, Tilting, aboard S. S. Home

5 - Michael Francis DONOVAN, 19

Mrs. John DeLACEY, 70

8 - Arthur LeMESSURIER at Chicago

Sidney George WILLAR

9 - Joseph LEONARD, 68, of Grand Bay, dropped dead in his boat when assisting a disabled motor boat.

Mrs. Samuel J. HAWKINS

11 - Michael GLADNEY

Josiah Stone MONROE, Smith Sound, 24

12 - Edward BUTT, War Veteran, 34

13 - Mrs. Mary E. BARNES

14 - John FLYNN, 17

Michael CADDIGAN, 81

15 - William SAVIN, 70

Miss Katherine PAYNE, 22

William T. ROWE, Heart’s Content, 72

17 - Mrs. Mary HANLON, Sr., Bar Haven, 80

21 - Rev. A. E. WESTMORELAND, Vernon River, P.E.I., 57

Miss Beatrice Mary LOUIS, Lower Island Cove.

22 - Edwin MURRAY at Liverpool

23 - Ebenezer MARCH, Green’s Harbour, 83

James WALSH, Bell Island, 23

24 - Mrs. Ralph REID at Sydney, 66

25 - Miss Margaret O’DRISCOLL, 81

26 - Albert HOUSE, 80

27 - William BLACKLER, 55

Mrs. Charlotte BRUSHETT, formerly of Burin, at Halifax, 63

Thomas CAINES, 63

28 - Joseph B. WYSE, Placentia, 58

29 - Lemuel TAYLOR, Carbonear, 75

John EARLE, 56

31 - Mrs. Charles GAULTON

Patrick FARRELL, Ferryland, 77


1 - Israel ZANGWILL

Nicholas CALLAHAN, 76

2 - Thos. W. ROSE, Bonne Bay

3 - Mrs. Annamina MILLER

Mrs. Ellen KENNY

4 - James SEARS

Mrs. Charles T. CHAUNCEY, 59

Henry NORMORE, Bell Island, 81

Mrs. Hamilton WEEKS, Australia, 71

5 - Mrs. Edward KELLY, 63

Bret BADCOCK, Harbour Grace

7 - Edward O’REILLY, J.P.

9 - Mrs. Thomas NOBLE, Fairhaven, Manuels, 76

Esau HART, Bell Island

10 - Edison EASTON, Carmanville, 49

Edward WILCOX, 60

15 - Katherine McGRATH, South Side, 78

17 - Mrs. Mary PHELAN

18 - Mrs. Bridget MADDIGAN, 72

19 - Mrs. Oliver ROWE, 63

20 – W. A. B. SCLATER, 80

21 - Margaret Mary CLIFT

Mrs. Zipporah Snow BUTLER, 77

22 - Florence FIFIELD, 53

23 - John Howell TAYLOR, Carbonear, 86

28 - John MAUNDER, 66

29 - Gladys P. RENDELL, Heart’s Content

30 - Mrs. Susannah B. LACEY, Dock, C.B., 77

Patrick M. TRAVERS, Bruley, P.B., 78

Peter BENNETT, Bruley, 57

Capt. Prosper A. GARCIN, Victoria, 86

Martin MORRISSEY, 74

Sir M. P. CASHIN, 62

James J. BECK, 73


2 - Michael EDWARDS, Lawn, 65

5 - James L. BATSON, Heart’s Content, 28

7 - Josephine RYAN, South Side, 16


Stephen BRIDLE, Carbonear

10 - Mrs. C. W. BATES, Feliner, Que., 29

11 - Denis DWYER, Lance Cove, T.B.

12 - William RYAN, 83

Mrs. Sarah Jane FRENCH, Bay Roberts

Stanley BENSON, Grate’s Cove, 23

13 - John R. ANDERSON, St. Lambert, Que., 63

Mrs. Susanna O’TOOLE, 80

15 - William STOWE

16 - George E. TURNER, 59

17 - Patrick J. MERNER


18 - Peter CLEARY, 28

Arch MOORES, Victoria, Carbonear, 70

19 - Uriah VIVIAN, 82

Mrs. Andrew ROOSTE, 24

20 - Patrick Leo JONES, Halifax, 36

21 - Florence WHELAN, North Harbour, St. Mary’s Bay, 17

23 - Mrs. Thomas S. TAIT, Montreal, 24

Mrs. Jas. BIRD, 38

Martha NOEL, Carbonear, 65

Mrs. Robin PEACH

25 - Capt. Thomas BONIA, 71

George Charles WHITTEN, 59

Joseph S. FOWLER, Topsail, 70

26 - Samuel MOLLOY, Portugal Cove, South


Mrs. Elizabeth A. WOOD, London, 82

28 - Miss STAPLETON at Littledale Academy

29 - Mrs. Mary RANDELL, Port Rexton

Minnie K. MAYO, 16 ½

John J. GOFF, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Harbour Grace, 45


2 - Samuel RYALL

Roy FOWLER, Kelligrews, 17

Mrs. Mary DRULAN, 82

Edward SHAW, 47

3 - James STEPHENS, 64


4 - Mrs. Kathleen McNAMARA at Vancouver

5 - Mrs. John MOORE, Heart’s Content, 69

Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Donovan KELLY

Mrs. Jane NEWMAN

Anna BUTT, Bay de Verde, 21

6 - Mrs. Amelia Lundrigan MALCOLM

James MURPHY, Kilbride, 38

7 - Mrs. Frank K. DAVIS, Freshwater, B.D.V.

Alfred MARTIN, Bell Island, 75

9 - John GREEN, Lynn, Mass., 60

Mrs. Caroline KEEN, 77

Mrs. Sarah PENNEY, Carbonear

Stewart MUNN, South Africa

10 - Patrick J. SUMMERS, K.C., 59

Thomas LUTHER, Carbonear

Mark PLOUGHMAN, Port Rexton

11 - Patrick O’LEARY, Carbonear, 42

Walter J. POWER, Outer Cove

Robert NORMAN, at Liverpool, N.S., 21

Daniel BAIRD, 54

12 - Mrs. Thomas WHITE

14 - Mrs. Mary Ann CRANFORD

William James KING, Deer Harbour, T. B., 70

Clayton Ellis STEELE, Long Beach, 9

15 - William Lloyd CURRIE, Britannia, 11

Mrs. Moses STEELE, Musgrave Harbour, 57

Alexander James SHAW, Grand Falls, 10

Mrs. James POOLE, Carbonear.

17 - Mrs. Cecelia C. FITZGERALD

Mrs. Lavinia SACHREY, N.S., 51

18 - John THOMEY, H. M. C., Harbour Grace, 70

George Philip PIKE, Kentville

Mrs. Frederick YETMAN, Hartford, Conn.

19 - Edward LEONARD, St. Leonard’s

Mrs. Susanna OSMOND, 69

20 - John LEAWOOD, J. P., Britannia

Patrick FITZGERALD, 53

21 - Maude BRAZIL, 23

22 - Peter W. LeMESSURIER, San Pedro, Cal., 75

24 - Thomas C. CRICKARD, 68

Mrs. Naomi Mercer ANTLE, 83

25 - William P. COSTELLO, New York

26 - Dr. Frederick H. CROWDY, London, 74

Margaret FAGAN, 17

Mrs. Mary TUCKER, 81

William MACKAY

28 - Mrs. Arthur FRAMPTON, Carbonear, 37

Mrs. Bridget HICKEY, Harbour Grace, 75

29 - James L. AITKEN, 38


1 - Matthew THOMAS, 97

Andrew J. PEARCE, Twillingate

2 - Mrs. Hugh DOUGHERTY, 72

John M. CURTIN, 25

3 - Mrs. Ellen KEARNEY, 75

4 - Mrs. Lucy SAVAGE

5 - Rev. Edwin J. NICHOLS, 52


Lionel B. CLARKE, Corner Brook, 60

John TAYLOR, Southside, Carbonear, 78

6 - Levi PERRY, Fogo, 60

Mrs. Margaran HANRAHAN, Low Point, 76

7 - James P. MURPHY, 21

Mrs. Emma BUTT, Freshwater, B.D.V., 79

8 - John DeLACEY, 82

Mr. and Mrs. William VINCENT, Toronto, 78 and 71 respectively.

9 - Mrs. Sarah Jane HOUSE, Sydney

13 - Edward POWER, Torbay Road

15 - William R. POMEROY, of Trinity, at Cambridge, Mass., 26

John RYAN, Cockpit Road, 64

Mrs. Katherine Shea OLIVER, 67

Michael FLYNN, Montreal, 76

16 - Silas W. COPP, formerly of Baie-Verte, at Sackville, N.B.


Mrs. Catherine Butt VOISEY, Waterford Bridge Road, 74

Herbert DROVER, East Wabana

17 - Harry FRENCH, Bay Roberts, 20

Thomas BENNETT, Bar Haven

18 - Mrs. Sarah HUTCHINGS, Harbour Breton, 95

19 – Mrs. Cecily Pike DAY, 59

Mrs. Elizabeth ROGERS, Old Perlican, 39

20 - Mrs. Janette Isobel PARSONS

21 - Mrs. Ellen Sullivan CLEARY, 68

22 - Mrs. Fanny Maude HEATER, 27

Mrs. Mary L. CAMPBELL, Bonne Bay

John D. STEELE, North Sydney

23 - John C. JARDINE, 65

Mrs. Mary HAYDEN, 85

Mrs. John SQUIRES, formerly of Harbour Grace, at Wapping

24 - Harry DODD, 29

25 - Mrs. Mary E. DILLON, Freshwater Valley, 73

John WALSH, Carbonear

Dominic HOWARD, Daniel’s Cove, 12

26 - Capt. Michael MURPHY, Placentia

27 - Mrs. Mary BROPHY, 75

30 - Mrs. Kate BUTLER, Glace Bay


1 - Everett H. R. WILLS, 69

2 - Mrs. Mary A. GRIFFIN


Mrs. Anastatia HINGSTON, 80

3 - Mrs. Elizabeth ROGERS, 36

Mrs. Mary POWER

John BRENNAN, Bay Roberts, 82

Mrs. Claire DAVIS, Harbour Grace, 41

4 - Maurice ASPEL, Cape Broyle, 21

5 - Benjamin C. BUFFETT, Bogota, New York

6 - Mrs. Edward KAVANAGH

Peter DODD, 75

Douglas Cecil TULK, Salvage, 29

7 - Max MANUEL, Twillingate, 10

Mrs. Mary Joseph SULLIVAN, Western Bay

8 - Rev. Edward REID, Montreal

Mrs. Dorothy BUTT, Broad Cove, B.D.V.

H. Stephen BUTLER, 66


Mrs. Matthew MILLER

9 - James EARLEY, 76

Joseph LONG, Clarenville, 75

10 - Mrs. Ellen RYAN

12 - Mrs. Bridget QUETELL

Mrs. Annie WALSH, Jerseyside, Placentia.

13 - Mrs. Elizabeth DWYER, Bell Island, 88

Frederick R. ROWE, 70

George A. MacDONALD

Elizabeth DWYER, Bell Island, 88

14 - John R. GOODISON, Carbonear, 60

15 - Mrs. John J. CURTIS

William O’ROURKE, Portugal Cove.

Emma Rita REID, Harbour Buffett, 2 1/2

16 - William C. SMITH

John GRANT, 70

Mrs. Jane FAHEY, Western Bay

Sister Mary Bernard WHITE, Witless Bay

19 - Edward P. HUGHES, 65

Mrs. Rosanna TAYLOR

20 - William Eli HARRIS, 71

Mrs. Fanny Pitts PRATT

21 - Mrs. Jonathan LeGROW, Broad Cove, B.D.V.   

22 - Mrs. Agnes MILLEY

23 - Mrs. Gertrude POWER

Sister Mary Agatha GREENE, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 53

24 - Mrs. (Rev.) John E. PETERS, Durham, Ontario

26 - Francis DAVIS, Freshwater, 74

Mrs. Elizabeth LILLY, 78

Mrs. Jessie STRONG, 50

27 – Mrs. William PRICE

Patrick O’LEARY

Laura O’NEIL

George J. YOUNG, Heart’s Content, 67

28 - Sir Rupert CLARKE, Australia

(NOTE:  Since John obtained the following, I was unable to proofread it.  I also didn’t Capitalize the surnames, so please look through it.  It is not complete.)



1 - C. M. G. conferred on Capt. Victor Gordon, M.C., High Commissioner of Newfoundland.

T. A & B Celebration

Crown Prince of Rumania renounces succession to throne and all Royal prerogatives.

2 - Schooner Mytle Piercey of Grand Bank reported abandoned at sea.  Crew rescued by S. S. Beemstevyk and taken to Boston.  The Mytel Piercey left Twillingae on December 18th for Valencia.

S.S. Beothic II, formerly the Lake Como, arrived from Glasgow, 11 days, to Job Bros. & Co Ltd.

Lieut. W. A. Grace feted by tobacco Factory on his departure for West Indies.  Presentation and address tendered.

Textile Industry lockout in Sweden affect 30,000 workers

3 - Funeral of Ernest W. Taylor, special train conveyed some 170 mourners to Carbonear where interment was made.

C. E. Hunt addresses Holy Cross Literary Society on the “Newness of the Old”

Gower Street and Wesley United Church choirs exchange duties at evening services.

Coal miners loot store in Glace Bay

Trade and Information Office for British dependencies in Eastern Africa opened in London under direction of Col. W. H. Franklin D. S. O.                     

4 - Europe ravaged by floods. Situation in Britain serious.

Two Story house on Mundy Pond Road belonging to Mr. S. O. Steel destroyed by Fire.

C. Y. M. L. A. re-opens in Synod Building.

Prince of Wales Rink opens for the season.

Death of Dowager Queen Marherian of Italy 75

6 - Newfoundland schooner Harriet Capt. Butler reported loss off the north coast of Portugal.

G. W. V. A. bids adieu to Lt. Grace.

7 - Canadian Parliament assembles and Lemieus is re-elected.

Rev. Canon Seeves addresses Rotary on “Sincerity”

First Meeting of Newly elected Council for St. John’s

Installation Leeming Lodge L. O. A.

8 -Capt. Courage and crew of five of the schooner Myrtle Piercey reach Boston

9 - Sir Andrew Rae Duncan’s Coal commission finding filed.

10 - Star of the Sea Annual Parade.

12 - Installation Lodge Dudley, S.O.E. B.S.

New Municipal Council gazetted

13 - Caisson for new Dock built by Vickers Ltd. arrived by S.S. Newfoundland

South Africa refuse assent to Locarno Pact and also declines to take part in the Imperial Conference.

Anglo-Iraq Treaty signed at Bagdad

14 - Mackenzie King government sustains at Ottawa by a majority of 3.

Miss Crawford addresses Rotary on the “Charity Organization Bureau.”

Llewellyn Club re-opens

Fire at La Scie destroys two union Trading Co. Stores and store belonging to J. M. Jackman, with their contents.

16 - Miss Pressley-Smith addresses Old Colony Club on “Arts and crafts in the Scottish Highlands.”

17 - St. Joseph’s Ladies Auxiliary formed.

18 - Compton Players open at Casino with “Grumpy”.

19 - W. M. S. Banquet at George St. United Church.

C. B. E. conferred on Major Outerbridge, D. S. O., in Wembly Honor list.

Lastallatich Empire Lodge S. O. E. No. 270.

S. S. Schenectady, 4 days outward bound from New York to Copenhagen puts in for repairs to boilers.

First meeting of St. John’s Lodge, No. 5, S. U. F., in new quarters Wadden Building following by banquet.

20 - Dinner to bank of commerce Bowling victors at Sterling Restaurant, Manager Paddon of the Bank of Montreal presiding.

Anti-War Pact signed by Sweden and Denmark.

21 - Funeral of Lieut.- Col. Carty

Stipendiary Magistrate of St. George’s in St. John’s.

Installation Newfoundland British Society.

Principal Paton addresses M. C. L. I. on Education.

Finance Minister Sir John Crosbie returns from England.

Major Shannon Lee addresses Rotary on “Structural Engineering.”

22 - South Africa Parliament is opened by the Earl of Athlone.

23 - Death of His Eminence Cardinal Mercier of Belgium, 74

Residence of Arthur Mootrey, Mundy Pond Road, totally destroyed by fire during  storm.

 Severe blizzard follows several weeks of ideal weather.

Belfry of Carbonear Methodist Church crashed, tearing big hole in church roof as one results of storm.

25 - Hon. Joseph J Long M. E. C. elected President of the Board of Trade.

C. Y. L. M. A. election of officers.

26 - Major Court Treatt, wife and four companions complete the Cape to Cairo journey by automobile.

Civil Service Bowling League dinner at Smithville.

The Charles P. Day Gold Medal presented to Captain Robert A. Bartlett by the American Geographical Society.

Studio of J. C. Parsons at Corner Brook destroyed by fire.

The Argentine troopship, Chaco from Liverpool to Quincy, Mass., arrives for fuel oil and supplies.

S. S. Laristan lost with 24 hands, 45.12N 43.11W

27 - First whole holiday for winter season.

Death of Marquis Kato, premier of Japan

Italy adjusts was debt to Britain. Debt was L592,000,000.  The some of L250,000,000 in payments covering 62 years accepted.

Principal Paton lectures in Grenfell Hall on “Education and the Working Man.”

Installation Conception Lodge, Carbonear, No. 145, I. O. O. F.

Wesley Star Mission Birthday Party.

Installation Fortune Lodge, A. F. & A. M Fortune.

Installation Diamond Jubilee   Lodge S. O. E. Harbor Grace

28 - H. R. H. The Prince of Wales fractures collar bone while hunting.

29 - Cardinal Mercier interred at Rheims.

Premier Mussolini declares war on Mafia

Admiral Sir Henry Trowbridge died at Biarritz

S. S. Northland of Quebec-Newfoundland line launched at New-Castle-on-Tyne.

30 - U. M. C. of Nova Scotia accept terms of Duncan report as basis of agreement with Beseo

British occupation of the Cologne Bridgehead in force since December 1918 terminates.

31 - S. S. Rosalind, Capt. James, returns to port having exhausted oil fuel supply in incessant struggle with waves, winds and tempests. Was within 180 miles of Halifax.

Bay de Verde and Trepassey railway lines closed down.

C. P. R. liner Empress of France struck by gigantic wave incurs damage in the vicinity of $80,000.


1 - Thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the Daily News as a morning paper

Jubilee of the Rev. Mother Ita M. Glynn, Mercer Convent, Military Road.

Schooner General Wood, of Grand Banks reaches Bay Bulls, 48 days from Lisbon, with foresail, main mast and jumbo lost.

G. W. V. A (Great Was Veteran Association) Curling day                

Raymond Gushue and E. J. Phelan admitted as barristers of the Supreme Court.

2 - Imperial Parliament re-assembles.

Sir Alfred Mond crosses from Liberal to Conservative benches.

Annual Re-union and Ball of royal stores employees

Mount Cashel Old Boys’ Association “At Home.”

3 - R. Holland Taylor Lodge S. U. F. constituted at Brigus

Attempted revolution in Portugal suppresses.

Italian government refuses to recognize war debt to France.

St. Michaels’s Faith Class Sociable.

Schooner Retraction of Bonavista, Capt. John Sinclair, abandoned in Mid-ocean from Cadiz.  Crew rescued by British tanker El Oso bound for the Dutch West Indies.

Sociable and broadcast Concert at Wesley Lecture Hall.

Sociable at Cochrane Street Church Hall.

Feildian Ladies Association Sociable in Canon Wood Hall

Golden Jubilee of the children of St. Mary’s founded by Very Rev. Dean Ryan celebrated.

4 - F. W. Hayward wins G. W. V. A. Curling Cup and Medal.

Two stores and offices at Dr. Mooney’s Plant Harbor Deep destroyed by fire.  Contractor Dove badly burned and his ribs fractured.

Wireless from Battle Harbour reports several fishing rooms swept clean by recent storm and wreckage general.

Installation R. Hollands Taylor Lodge S. U. F.  Brigus No. 83

6 - Mussolini issues warning to Germany Against anti-Italian campaign in the Rich, which he regards as a war gesture.

Captain Sinclair and crew of the abandoned schooner Retraction reach New York

7 - At special meeting of B. I. S. Committee is appointed to arrange for Christian Brothers Jubilee Celebration.

8 - “The Belle of Richmond” staged by Holy Cross troupe.

9 - Nova Scotia Legislature assembles

Mr. W. Angus Reid winds Points Curling game, with the local record score of 40 points.

Mr. Olaf Olsen recognized as Vice Council in Newfoundland for Latvia.

Father and Son Banquet in Gower Street United Church Lecture Hall

Schooner General Byng of Grand Bank towed in port by the tug Hugh D. With Fore-topmast lost and other damage.  Captain Williams, whose leg has been broken, conveyed to Hospital.

10 - Spanish aviators reach Buenos Airea from Palos, Spain, 6,233 miles.  Several stops were made en route.

Germany makes formal application for admission to the League of Nations.

Masonic- B. I. S. Dinner at Masonic Club

C. M. B. C.  Tea and Concert in Synod Hall

St. Valentine Tea and Sociable at Gower Street United Church.

11 - C. L. B. Officers “At Home” at Bishop Spencer College.

Llewellyn Club Tea and Concert.

Springdale Street School Sale of Work

12 - Social at Congregational Church.

Crew of the Schooner Novelty, Captain George Winsor, and belonging to Mr. George M. Barr, bound from Harbor Breton to Pernambuco reported taken off by the motor ship Zinemae from Vancouver to Great Britain.

13 - Captain L. Fox and crew of the Schooner Spencer Lake lost on December 5th when journeying from Oporto to fortune arrive by S. S. Sachem.

16 - Premier MacKenzie King elected for Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Premier Briand breaks with Socialists.

S. S. Bryntawe put in to land, her Captain, F. R. Jones, suffering from pleurisy proceeding thereafter to New York under command of Chief Officer Logan

Schooner Eastwood of Yarmouth reports being bombarded off long Island by U. S. revenue vessel Seneca

Captain Robert Bartlett arrives by S. S. Silivia

Columbus Ladies Association Valentine Festival

Bowring’s S and A Association Social at Grenfell Hall

T A Ladies Valentine Party

16 - Engineering Re-union at Sterling Restaurant

Raymond Gushue, BA LL.B lectures on “World Powers Since the War”

17 - Anthracite coal contract signed covering a period of five years.

Terra Nova wins Cavandish Boyle trophy, amateur Hockey Championship for 1926

18 - General Sir George Francis Milne succeeds the Earl of Cavan as Chief of the Imperial General Staff.

St. Bon’s win championship in Inter-Collegiate hockey.

France-Turkish Neutrality Convention and agreement signed at Angora.

19 - Fishermen’s Advocate found guilty of defamatory libel of Sir John Crobsie and fined $500.00


20 - Death of Archbishop Roy of Quebec, 67

Sydney miners reject Besco agreement

21 - Severe storm all trains stalled

22 - S.S. Beothic arrives at Sydney after detained in the ice for nearly four weeks, from which she was released by the S. S. Caribou

23 - New South Wales Legislative Council refuses to consent to its own abolition

First Royal levee for the year held at Buckingham Palace.

Royal Family remove to Sandringham, which was willed to King George by the Late Queen Mother Alexandra

24 - Horse races at Quidi Vidi, Peter Joy’s Molivera wins the Free-for-all trotting race.

Pansy Mission Band Sale of Work and Concert at Wesley Church.

Woman Association of Cochrane Street Church Concert

25 - S. S. Kentucky, 130 miles E.N. E of St. John’s in field ice, damaged and jettisoning cargo. Bound from Dunkirk to New York with General cargo.  S. S. Terra Nova goes to her rescue.

Benefit Day for employees at the Princes Rink

26 - Besco consents to “check off and agreement is reached”

27 - Children Carnival at Princes rink

28 - Northwest Gale of Hurricane dimensions dose much damage. Part of the General Hospital roof blown off, chimneys, flag poles, aerials topples, schooner adrift.


1 - Harvey’s wins commercial Bowling Championship for third successive year.

2 – S. S. Viking Captain William Bartlett sails for the gulf sealing fishery

Hon. Samuel Bell re-appointed to the legislative Council

Engineer-commander Richard A. Howley appointed Stipendiary Magistrate of St. George’s

Newfoundland Automobile Dealer’s Association formed.

3 - The 3rd session of the 26th Legislature opened by His Excellency Sir William L. Allardyce, K.C.M.G., Governor.

Schooner Hillcrest Captain Rideout owned by F. P. U. Trading Company ashore at Red Island Head.

Knights of Columbus sports at Corner Brook

4 - Captain and crew of schooner General Smuts reported rescued in mid Atlantic by Holland- American liner Volendam.  The Smuts left Spain for St. John’s on December 17th.  She belongs to Samuel Piercey, Grand Bank.

Captain George Winsor and crew of seven of the schooner Novelty abandonded in mid ocean on Feburary 11th arrive by S. S. Newfoundland.

5 - S. S. Beothic, Thetis, Sagom, Neptune and Seal Sail for the ice fields.

6 - S. S Terra Nova, Captain Abram Kean returns from the disabled Kentucky with badly damaged stern   


The 150 ton schooner, Amy Stelby, Captain Sam Jones, owned by the F. P. u. Trading Company wrecked near Cape St. Mary’s.  Crew reaches North Harbour, St. Mary’s Bay.

Premier Briand resignes after defeat of his Ministry in the Legislature.

7 - First radio telephone conversation across the Atlantic Ocean. Voices “clearer” than the average local telephone.

8 - League of nations council meets in extraordinary session to consider admission of Germany.

Crew of General Smuts landed at Plymouth by the Dutch Liner Volderdam

Feildians win Inter League Hockey Tie Cup

10 - Aeroplane reports patch of white coats which is speedly cup up and 26,500 stowed aboard.

Premier Briand forms his ninth Ministery

11 - Miners of district 26 U. m. W. of Cape Breton accept the wage agreement with Bosco by the small majority of 201 in a pole of 4,801

DeValera  resigns the Presidency of Sinn Fein

12 - Locarno pact torn by dissension over the admission of Germany

13 - S. S. Kentucky Captain Robert arrives in tow of the S. S. Silyia and S .S. Sable Island

Aviator Allan Cobham arrives in London from 16,000 miles round trip to Cape Town and is received by King George.


Retreat for women at R. C. Cathedral closes

Captain Sinclair and crew of Templeman’s schooner Retration arrived by S. S. Rosalind.

14 - Captain and Officers of S. S. Kentucky and rescuing vessels received at Government House and congratulated by his Excellency.

16 - G. P. O. (General Post Office) wins city League Hockey cup.

17 – S. S. Hillcroft, Captain Milne, under her own steam with gaping hole in starboard bow fore hole leaking several plates bent and life boats damaged entered port from Barry, Wales to Providence Rhode Island.  She was anthracite laden.

League of council Assembly adjourns till September.  A special commission appointed to study the question of Council re construction.

B. I. S. 120th anniversary annual Parade. Wreath placed on War Memorial, Panegyric at St. Patrick’s Church delivered by Rev. Father Miller society calls on governor and archbishop .

Ceilidh celebration

Cochrane Street Mission sale of work

K of C Concert

St. Patrick’s Hall Concert

Abie’s Irish Rose at the Auia Maxima

St. Andrew’s Masquerade

T. A. ladies Auxiliary Celebrations

Presentation Convent Association Concert.

18 - Death of Colonel John C. Coolidge, father of the United States President.

Tourist Public films exhibited at Nickle Theatre

19 - Eight hour day convention signed in London by Britain, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy.

20 - Captain Harris Oke M.C. lectures before Old Colony Club on “A few stories about Nigeria.”

21 - Death of Queen Dowager of Denmark 74

Confirmation at St. Mary’s by the Lord Bishop of Newfoundland

Veronica’s Veil at the Nickle under direction of Mrs. Baxter.

22 - St. Bon’s win the cup in final hockey game for season.

23 - Governor lectures on Fiji to girl Guides and Boy Scouts.

24 - Schooner Cecil Jr. abandoned at sea and set on fire.  Crew of six rescued by S. S. Wanduvan.  The Cecil was returning from Seville, salt laden

River steamer destroyed by fire at Manau Brazil 101 lives lost.

Chess Club formed R. H. K. Cochius first President.

Sociable and “The Blundering Mrs. Brown” at the Constitutional Hall

25 - Madrigal Singers at the Prespertian Hall Selections from Handels Messiah And Elijah

27 - Cambridge wins University boat race by 5 lengths

28 - S.S. Seal, Captain Stanley Barbour, arrives at Harbor Grace 19,458 seals

Confirmation services at C of E Cathedral and St. Michael’s, Bishop White confirms 195 candidates

Wreck crew of General Smuts arrive by S. S. Sachem

Schooner Max Horton of Grand Bank abandoned at sea.  Crew saved by S. S. Dakarian bound for Liverpool

29 - Opening of St. Lawrence navigation by S. S. Gaspesia

Choral Service at St. Andrew’s

30 - Tasker educational sermon at the Kirk by Rev.R. J. Power M.A. on “Brotherhood”

31 - S. S. Nerissa launches at Liverpool and christened by Mrs. Hope, Mavoress of Liverpool and sister of Sir Edgar Bowring.

Evangelists Woods of special service in Gower Street church

Danish steamer Gertrude Capt. Rasmussen, 65 days out from St. John’s to Oporto, given up as lost.


1 - Installation Whiteway Lodge A. F. &. A. M.

S. S Eagle arrives with 26,274 seals

Commercial Bowling League presentation of cups and prizes

2 - S. S. Hillercroft leaves for Providence Rhode Island after temporary repairs.

Choral Good Friday service at Gower Street United Church

S. S. Sened, Capt. George Bragg, arrives at Port Union with 5,116 seals.

3 - United States decline to join World Court Conference.

Three marooned fisherman from the Battery, hoisted 600 feet up the Sugar Loaf Cliff  – Walter Ritch, George Lowe, and Chesley Ritch rescued  27 hours exposure by Skipper Moses Strong and others

S. S. Beothic, Capt. George Barbour, arrives with 48,421 seals.

Flying Officer Ralph Barett of the 6th Army Squadron reported badly injured in Iraq on 3rd March

5 - The “Originals” open at the Nickel with “Thumbs Up”

Wesley L. A. concert and sociable

6 - Feildian Ladies Sale and Sociable

S. S. Sagona, Capt. Jacob Kean, arrives with 20,237 seals

The “Baby Avro” aeroplane landed from the S. S. Beothic after season’s work

7 - Attempted assassination of Premier Mussolini by demented English woman sister of Baron Ashbourne

S. S. Hillcroft aground off Chatham Light Near Boston

Annual Banquet Cochrane Street Y. M. B. C.

Christian and Mayer concert at Synod Hall

8 - Spectacular oil blaze in San Luiz, California.  Tanks holding seven and half million barrels of oil in flames.  The flaming flood swept away many farm houses and engulfed the valley.

Louis Malvey, French Minister of the of the Interior, resigns

S. S. Seal, Capt. Stanley Barbour, leaves on second trip

First Annual Banquet of Bay of Islands Board of trade

S. S. Seal sinks at 1.08 p.m. 10 miles from Baccalieu, the results of an explosion in the magazine.  Crew rescued from the ice by S. S. Eagle. War Veteran James Erewin dies after a few hours suffering and Chief engineer Perez succumbs five days later at the General Hospital.

S. S. Neptune, Capt. William Winsor, arrives with 26,000 seals

10 - S. S. Eagle sails on second trip to the ice fields.

Farmers discuss bovine tuberculosis in the Department of Agriculture office


11 - Luther Burbank the plant wizard dies at Santa Rosa California

12 - Premier Pangalos elected President of Greek republic.

Mederal Martin elected Mayor of Montreal for the sixth time.

Severe weather 14 of degree frost in the city Railway tied up

13 - Curling Association closing meeting and prize presentation.  Ice conditions permitted a curling contest thus probably establishing a new time record.

14 - Midday fire destroys Mount Cashel Orphanage loss estimated at about $200,000. Insurance carried

West End Glee Club concert at St. Joseph’s Hall

Dr. Hunter of Memorial College lectures at Cochrane Street Lecture Hall on “Jane Austen”.

St. Mary’s Sanctuary Guild Sale

Annual Billiard Dinner

District Grand Lodge A F & M S C Installation

Llewllyn Club Annual flipper Supper

Broadcast concert at Wesley

16 – S. S. Thetis, Capt. Peter Carter, arrives with 21,537 seals bringing in the body of John Burry of Glovertown who died aboard from influenza

Former Methodist College Long’s Hill reopened

18 - Summer time commences in Great Britian

Mount Cashel Rebuilding Fund started at a meeting of Catholic societies and citizens convened by his Grace the Archbishop

Women’s Patriotic Association Trust Fund Scholarships announced.

S. S. Homestead first steamer for West Indies Sails

John Burke’s “The old Homestead” revived at the Casino

Legislature adjourns in Memory of the late Hon. W. J. Ellis, M.L.C., who died today in New York.

B I S Ladies Auxiliary Sale of works opened by hon. W. J. Higgin’s

20 - Schooner Little Stephen reported abandoned at sea – crew saved and landed at Horta

C E I club dinner.

21 - Daughter born to Duke and Dutches of York — first born child and first grand daughter of the Royal Line.

Premier Briand announces agreement on the French-United Stated Debt

Hundred feet of Harbor Breton main bridge carried away by ice in a storm.

W. H. M. S. sale of works at Canon Wood Hall

23 - Officers and seamen of the Leith S.S. Henvoerlich receive medals for gallantry from King George for the rescue of the crew of the St. John’s schooner Nancy Lee

Reunion of employees of James Baird Ltd. at Grenfell Hall

Gower Street Church Tuxis Square concert

C .L. B. A. A. boxing meet at the armoury

S. S. Terra Nova, Capt. Abraham Kean, arrived with 22,529 seals.

24 - M. G. A. A Sale opened by Rev. J. G. Joyce

Russo– German Amity Treaty signed at Berlin

His Excellency Sir W. L. Allardyce and Capt. Goodfellow, Private Secretary sail for England

His Excellency Sir William Horwood sworn in as Administrator

The Y M C A organized, Miss Annie Hayward first President

25 -Coronation of the Shah of Persia

26 - Resignation of President Sir H. Glynn West and Vice-president H. D. Reid of Newfoundland Pulp and Paper Company Corner Brook announced; also of Manager John Stadler, Mr. E. Bernard Smith appointed President and General Manager, with Mr. Andrew Whyte vice-President.

107th Anniversary I. O. O. F. Banquet and Concert

N. A. A. A. Re-organized at a meeting held in the Guards Club Rooms

New Dock flooded for the first time

Mrs. Huton elected President of the newly formed League of Women Voters.

27 - Annual dinner Wesley Y. M. L. C.

Capt. W. Burden and crew of schooner Cecil Jr. abandoned on March 24th arrive at Halifax on S. S. Arabic.

28 - The St. Thomas W. A. Concert Sociable and Sale

29 - S. S. Ranger, Capt Weston Kean, arrives with 12,080 seals

Captain and crew of the Cecil Jr. reach St. Johns

Vocal and instrumental Tecital at Cochrane Street Centennial Church

30 - Capt. Joseph Lake and crew of Little Stephen reach Providence Rhode Island

McGill University accepts Memorial College graduation as first year for the Arts Course



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