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The Daily News


Friday January 6 1928


James J Bishop
St. Mary's Bay, for he was known over it, mourn the death of James J Bishop,which occurred on Wednesday night at 10:30 at his home in Point La Haye. An item in our paper a couple of day ago stated that at the present request of Rev. Father O'Driscoll two doctors had been sent to Point La Haye, by Mr. W. J Walsh, M. H. A., to attend to Mr. Bishop who was seriously ill. Drs. Fallon and Sharps proceeded there but their service were unavailing as were those of Dr. O'Kelly of Avandale, who had preceded them. A slight cold had developed into pneumonia and pleurisy, and despite all that the medical men and the loving care of his relatives could give James J Bishop passed to his reward on Wednesday night. There was not a man in St. Mary's bay more generally know nor more highly respected than was "Jim" Bishop. In St. john's and other places he was also a familiar figure and he made numerous friends whilst all who came in contact with him learned to hold him in the highest esteem. Still in the prime of life he had built up for himself a thriving business, owing a store as well as engaging in the fishing industry with his brother and always with much success. In his business dealings deceased was the soul of honour. In his private life he was very popular he radiated sunshine wherever he went and his presence was always sought. To those who were in trouble sought comfort; in times of joyousness he always added pleasure. He was possessed of a sterling character and a fine personality; he lived at peace with everyone, he died as he had lived fortified by the rites of Holy church James J Bishop has left many friends who will mourn at his passing and who will extend sincere sympathy to his sorrowing relatives. Surviving his are his widow and two adopted children as well as one brother, William Bishop. The funeral takes place at his late home place to-day.
May his soul rest in peace.



Leg Broken by Fish Cask
Part of load rolled off Sleight onto Truckman

Philip Tucker, of 24 Bondcoddy Street is now at the General Hospital suffering from a fractured leg as a result of an accident that occurred at the dock on Saturday afternoon. Mr. tucker, who is a truckman, was engaged hauling a load of fish from the dick premised and while doing so the slide skidded on the snow, one of the casks of fish rolling off the slide and coming across Mr. Tucker's leg, broke it just above the ankle. Dr. Arch tait was called and after making an examination ordered the man to be taken to the hospital. The ambulance was called for the purpose. This morning he was resting quietly at the institution.

Whitbourne Child Is Dead From Burns.
Five Year Old By Succumbs En Route to Hospital
George Morgan
a five year old child whose home is in Whitebourne, died on Saturday night as a result of a burning accident that occurred at his home. Particulars of the accident are not available, but the child came in by train on Saturday night in charge of Rev. Mr. Elliott, who was taking the child to the Hospital. Death came before the institution was reached.

Joseph Garland, 63, Found floating Face Daown in Harbour Saturday Morning.
Joseph Garland
, aged , 63, years lost his life in the Harbour by drowning on Saturday morning, before noon. Deceased was unmarried and was living with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. Thomas Snelgrove, of the North Battery. About half an hour afterwards James maiden, who was passing by saw the body of Mr. Garland floating in the water, face down, near the head of Snelgrove's wharf. Two men took the body to Snelgrove's house where Dr. Anderson was called and who made an examination. Death was pronounced due to drowning. The late Mr. Garland was well known as a successful fisherman, and his death coming with such tragic suddenness will deeply regretted.

Newfoundland native Dies In Halifax, N. S.
Jacob butt
, ages 80, a fishermen born in Newfoundland but for some years a resident of Halifax, passed away yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, 47 Frankland Street. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning, and interment will be made in Mount Olivet cemetery



Seventeen Year lad Admitted Committing 19 Acts of Entering or Damage Within One Month

Having pleaded guilty to nineteen charges preferred against him at the instance of Constable Walsh of the Criminal Investigation Department, a seventeen year old youth named George Abbott, was sentenced at the Magistrate's Court yesterday afternoon by Mr. McCarthy, J. P. to six months imprisonment. The following charges were made against him. 1, larceny of one pair boots valued at $6.00 and one accordion valued at $2.00, the property of Geo. LeMessurier; 2, the larceny of one suit valued at $14.20 and one watch and ring valued at $40.00, the property of Miss Graham; 3, maliciously damaging the house of Miss Graham to the extent of $1.50; 4 entering the house of Mr. McNeil with intent to steal; 5, maliciously damaging the said house to the extent of $1.00 of Sir R. A. Squires with intent to steal; 7, maliciously damaging the said house to the extent of $3.00; 8, entering the Bowring park bungalow with intent to steal; 9, maliciously damaging the said bungalow to the extent of $8.00; 10, entering the house of George LeMessurier with the intent to steal; 11, maliciously damaging the said house to the extent of $4.00; 12, entering the house of L Diamond with intent to steal; 13, maliciously damaging the said house to the extent of $2.00; 14, entering the house of E. Joyce with intent to steal; 15 maliciously damaging the said house to the extent 0f $3.00 ; 16 entering the house of Miss Syme with intent to steal; 17, maliciously damaging the said house to the extent of $1.00; 18, entering the house of one Kelly with intent to steal; 19, maliciously damaging the said house to the extent of $2.00; all within the past month.


Thursday January 26 1928

The Late Capt. Heater
The news despatch of to-day contains the announcement of the passing of Captain George Heater at Victoria B .C. The late Captain was a native of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and it must be close to forty years since he transferred his citizenship to British Columbia. He was educated at the Grammar school in the town of his birth and in youth and early manhood gave promise of a successful career in the vocation which destiny had intended he should pursue.
His grandfather, Captain George Heater and his father, Captain John C Heater were mariners who in their day and generation reaped the benefits of the ocean and gained a livelihood thereby and it was only natural that the subject of this sketch should follow in the footsteps of such worthy sires. In the late eighties and early nineties of the last century the one prosperous town of Harbour Grace assumed retrogressive tendencies culminating in the notable Bank crash of ninety-four and the subsequent failure of what was at the time I believe, the largest fish firm in the world. The sad sequel to this deplorable condition is that in the succeeding years and up to the present time the former prosperity of the "old Town" has never recovered itself to any appreciable extent. Let it be hoped, however, that the future may have better things in store for Harbour Grace and with this Captain this optimism in view the sad chapter in its history may be dismissed.
It was about this time the late captain Heater-then an active and promising your man-emigrated to the pacific coast. He engaged in and prosecuted the various fisheries for which that section of the Pacific is famed and with the inherent blood of the Viking coursing through responsive veins it is not surprising that he made good in the land of his adoption. He has bow sailed his last ship given his last order of command and obeyed the call to that Great Home Port where his soul will receive the reward of a well spent sojourn here below, lived in the fear and admonition of the Almighty.
The late Captain Heater married a Moss French of Harbour Grace who predeceased him some years ago. To the memory of a friend and fellow townsman of my early life this tribute is dedicated and in humble respect let me add as a closing word.
"Vale, Requiencat in Peace".
H. F. F.
Grand Falls Nfld.
January 9th 1928



Death of Deputy Chief Shallow
(Harry Belknay in Fire Engineering )
Deputy Chief Edward J Shallow
who was retired from the Boston Fire Department about a year ago because of injuries and illness, died on January 12 at the home of Mrs. Mary C. Miller, a cousin in Dorchester. He had been a patient for several months at the Robert Brigham Hospital on Parker Hill and that time was reported to be suffering from arthritis.
"Ned Shallow" as he was popularly known was on of the best liked and most efficient officers of the Boston department. He was for many years in command of Division with headquarters at the fire station in Fort Hill Square. He made a special study of ship fires and of mens of rescuing persons trapped in elevators.
He was born in Newfoundland on December 27, 1836, and came to this country when a young man. He was appointed to the boston Fire Department in November of 1888 and assigned to Engine company No. 24 on Mason Street. In 1895 he was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to Ladder Company No.17 on Harrison Avenue. He was later advanced to captain and in June 1908, was made acting district chief. In August 1913, he was appointed district chief and in 1922 be became deputy chief. He won commendations many times for rescue work and was known as an earnest student of new methods in the fire department work. He was author of a paper published in fire and Water Engineering some years ago on "Fighting Dock and Ship Fires". He was a member of the Massachusetts State Firemen's Association, New England Veteran Firemen's league, Roxbury Veteran Fireman's Association, Ninth regiment Veterans' association, Boston Lodge of Elks, and the Knight of Columbus.
The funeral was held from his late residence, 711 East Fifth Street, South Boston, with a detail of Boston firemen as escort to St. Eulalion church, where solemn high mass of quieum was celebrated. There were more that 200 Boston firemen in uniform who marched in the funeral procession. The casket was draped in a new American Flag.



Hand Shattered in Hunting Accident
Adams Cove Teacher Received Accidental Discharge of Shot gun in Right Hand.

A nasty gunning accident occurred at Adam's cove, Bay de Verde, at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon when Leonard Evans, son of John Evans of that place, had his right hand badly shattered by the inadvertent discharge of a gun. Mr. Adams is the schoolmaster at Adam's Cove and was out in a boat with some companions hunting birds. In getting over the thwart of the boat he slipped, something struck the gun and turned him around so that his right hand came immediately over the muzzle of the gun. The gun was discharged and the charge went through the right hand, badly shattering it. Dr. McLean of Western Bay was called who on examination, fearing blood poisoning might set in, ordered the patient to the hospital in St. John's. Accompanied by his father and brother the injured man arrived by a train at an early hour yesterday morning. The ambulance was at the station and conveyed him to the hospital immediately. The doctors at the hospital think that the hand will be saved. He was resting as well as could be expected at an early hour this morning.




At the hour of ten o'clock, when most people seek the sleep that gives restoration to mind and body, John Munden Clarke Gobbie, entered into that sleep which gives eternal rest and peace to the spirit. At the age of eighteen years and three months this man, so familiarly known, and full of promise fo a successful life, was suddenly called upon by death to part with loved ones, companions, and many fine things which were attracting and developing him into noble manhood. The son of Mr. Munden Clarke of Brigus, he was adopted at three years of age, at the time of his mother's death, by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Goobie, Hamilton Avenue. He grew up in the city, availing of all the avenues accepted by boys for companionship and played, the while studying at the Methodist college and passing the C. H. E. examinations. Eleven months ago he entered the firm of McMurdo and company with the desire to become a druggist. There he applied himself with diligence, and was greatly liked. "Mun", as he was generally known, took a hearty interest in the Boy Scouts, and was a patrol leader. Though young he was a regular attendant at Wesley Church and besides being a member of the Adult Bible class, he cheerfully performed any duty assigned to one of his age. After an attack of the flu, followed by a few days of apparent recovery, last Wednesday meningitis developed, taking from this life a young man of clean habits, devoted to his home and loved ones, manly upright in all of his ways, and loyal to all that is noble and good. Besides his father, and Mr. and Mrs. Goobie, he leaves a sister and brother residing in the States to mourn him.



Bell Island Miner Drilled Into Blind Blast-Amputation of Leg Fails to Save Life
Wabana, Feby.28-Samuel Cobb
, of Wabana, driller in number two mine, met with an accident about 11 a.m. ti0day which later cost him his life. It appears, from the details we have been able to secure, that Cobb, during the course of drilling operations, accidently placed his drill in a blind-blast hole, with which the blasters had had some trouble during the night before. As soon as his drill came in contact with the dynamite remaining in the hole, the explosion, of course, took place. His "buddy" who had been working with him only a little while before, had gone to another section of the mine at the time to fetch something. The loaders were also away; so that Cobb was alone when the explosion occurred, otherwise others might have shared a similar fate. The unfortunate man was very badly injured, but was quite conscious, and, when found, enquired for his "buddy". He was brought to the company Hospital about 12:15; where, after examination, it was found necessary to amputate, one of his legs. He came through the anesthetic, and was conscious up to a short time before his death, which occurred about 4 p.m. Rev. I Parsons was in attendance and administered the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The deceased leaves a wife and four young children, to whom the whole community extends deepest sympathy.



Wedding Bells

The marriage of Miss Katharine M Mullaly, daughter of Mr, and Mrs, William Mullaly of Bonavista, Newfoundland and James E. Macklamara of Catalina, Newfoundland took place on the afternoon of Sunday February 13 at the Church of the Holy Cross in Orange New Jersey. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Price. Following the wedding Mrs. Thomas Humphreys, sister of the bride, held a reception in honor of the bridal party at her home in Orange. The bride was given in marriage by Mr. Thomas Humphreys, her brother-in-law. Miss Agnes mason of Newfoundland acted as maid-of-honor, and Mrs. Thomas Macklemars, also of Newfoundland was his brother's best man. The flowers girls were the Misses Milarye and Dorothy Humpherys of Orange and Irvington respectively. The bride gown was of white satin trimmed with lace and rhinestones and her veil was of tulle, arranged in a cap effect, and held in place by bands of pearls. She carried a bouquet of white bridal roses and lily of the valley. For traveling she wore a blue ensemble with a hat to match. The maid-of-honor was gowned in peach satin and carried pink butterfly roses. Pink satin was worn by the little flower girls whose bouquets were pink and white sweet peas arranged in baskets. Mr. and Mrs. Macklemara after a trip to Boston, will reside in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

Bar Haven, Placentia, March 3 1928-
In St. Jerome's Church on Monday, Feb. 13th, at Long Harbor Centre, Placentia Bay, Thomas Power and Mary Griffiths were joined in the bonds of holy matrimony by Rev. Francis Cacciola. The bride who was given away by her father wore a gown of light blue satin with Brussels lace. The bridesmaid was Clara Griffiths. Mr. Thomas Griffiths supported the groom. a reception was held in the evening. The ushers were William Thomas Norman, Patrick Bruce and Leo Griffiths. Mr. and Mrs. Power will take up residence at Long Harbor Centre.

Bride Norman
of Long Harbour Centre was married to Edward Bruce of the place on Monday, February 13th, in St. Jerome's Church, Long Harbor Centre. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Francis Cacciola. The bride wore a Royal Blue satin gown covered with brussels lace. The ushers were John Norman, Andrew Burke, Leo Keating and James Nnolan. Miss Bride king was bridesmaid. Mr Fred Norman was best man. Mr. and Mrs Bruce will reside at Long Harbor Centre.




The death of Mrs. Eliza M Noel of 80 Westover St. came as a great shock to her host of friends throughout this and neighboring cities. Stricken with pneumonia Thursday, February 22 she lived but six days, passing away at 1 p.m. the following Wednesday. Mrs. Noel was born September 7, 1968 in Carbonear, Newfoundland, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ebanezer Taylor. She was united in marriage to John L. Noel January 4, 1893 at Carbonear. Mr. Noel at this time was principal of the Carbonear Methodist Academy. On account of ill health of Mr. Noel a change of climate was recommended and the family came to Everett in 1901, residing here since that time a period of 27 years.
Mrs. Noel was a woman of sterling character and had a host of friends. She had been an active worker in the church since she was 12 years old. At the time of her death she was a prominent member and active worked in the First M. E. church on Norwood at being teacher of the women's class and secretary of evangelism of the Lyou District, W. F. M. S. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the first M. E. church and the esteem in which she was held was shown by the filling of the auditorium of the church. There was a wealth of floral tributes, there being 90 in number. Rev. Charles H Davis her pastor, spoke feelingly of the fine character and good work of the departed and Mrs. Warren F. Forde of Newton sang the favorite hymns of Mrs. Noel "Majestic Sweetness", "The Old rugged Cross," and "Abide With Me." Mrs. Noel is survived by her husband John L noel, building inspector; two daughters, Mrs. Madelline W. Hollett, and Miss Florence E. Noel, and a son C Alexander Noel all of this city. She was preceded in death by a daughter Mrs. Annie L Reeves. Burial was in the family lot in Glenwood.-Everett, Mass, Herald.


William Kelloway
the little village of Spent Cove, Bay de Verde district was cast into sudden gloom in the hours of Sunday morning March 11 when William Kelloway, a respected and honored resident so suddenly and tragically passed into eternity vertis, in the midst of life we are in death. Will Kelloway, as he was affectionately known was a man of sterling character, upright to all his dealings, a friend to all, and with cruelty to none. he was a true neighbor, sympathetic and kind and with deep respect for his fallow man, and his fallow man's opinions. He was a model husband and father, and has raised up a model family. He was true to his church and was a humble and devout Christian gentleman. The funeral was held on Friday march 13th. Rarely have so large a number of mourners attended a funeral in this section as followed the remains from Spent Cove to Broad Cove Church to pay their last respect to one of whom all thought well and found a true man. The cortege was preceded by the members of Prince George L. O. L. of which the deceased was long  a valued member and brother. After an impressive discourse by Rev. E. Broughton, and when the sun was sinking towards the West, in all that was mortal of William Kelloway was reverently committed to the tomb on the hillside facing the golden sun.
William Kelloway was fifty three years of age. He leaves to mourn a widow and five children. The Rev. Eli at LaScie, Bartrice in Boston, Herbert, Jennie and Lizzie at home, and his sister Mrs. Hayward Wareham in Chelsea Mass., to all of whom the sincerest sympathy of all is extended also to his brother Michael, who with the family are heartbroken over their sad bereavement.
Spout Cove, Bay de Verde Dist.
March 17th, 1928.



Sudden Passing of N. J. Vinicombe
Member of Board of Liquor Control Passed Away at His office With Startling Suddenness
Collapsing in his office after complaining of not feeling well Nicholas J Vinicombe, member of the Board of Liquor Control, passed away a few minutes later at seven o'clock last evening. The deceased who had been in indifferent healt for some time was at his office in the Board of Liquor control building, yesterday afternoon as usual. He was in his office waiting to lock up about 6.60 p.m. and did not feel very well. It was suggested to him to get a doctor, but he said he would be alright. Messrs, Abbott, Tulk and two others of the employees were in the ton flat when they came down stairs he had collapsed. Dr. Carnell administered restoratives until the arrival of Fr. Pippy who administered the last rites of the Church and almost immediatly aftwards Nicholas Vinnicombe had passed to the beyond. He was born in St. John's on January 14th, 1877, and was educated at St. Bonaventure's College. He entered the employ of James Stott in 1892 and established a business of his own in 1904. His career as a city councilor and member of the Legislature was a useful one. Being first elected to the City Council in 1916 and again in 1921. In 1919 he contested a seat in St. John's East, successfully and was re-elected in 1923 and 1924 in 1925 he was appointed a member of the Newfoundland Board of Liquor Control, resigning his seat in the House of Assembly. He leaves to mourn a wife, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. The funeral will take place from his late residence 150 Duckworth Street at 2.30 p.m Thursday.




RANDELL-At Port Rexton, April 19th, Mary Oliver, aged 21 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Randell.

WHITTEN-Passed peacefully away at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19th George Burgess Whitten aged 77 years, leaving to mourn their sad loss one son and one daughter Chas H and Grace (Mrs. Wm. J Murphy), also 16 grandchildren. Funeral to take place on Saturday at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 73 South Side.




Another of our bright young ladies has passed within the veil. In the early hours of Wednesday, the 9th 1928 the soul of Mary Wiseman was called to its eternal reward. Mollie, as she was known to her friends, was in her twenty-fourth year, and up to a very short while ago was full of life and vigor. Recently she was stricken by illness, and her physician recommended complete rest in the hope of an early restoration to her usual health, but at no time did her friends think the end so near. But that call which must be answered by all, came and the soul of Mollie Wiseman was borne away on the wings of the morning to meet its Creator. Mollie was most popular in the community because of her cheerfulness and loveable disposition. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wiseman, of Livingstone St., she leaves to mourn their sad loss father, mother, five sisters and one brother, whose devotion and care during her illness was such as could not be expected within the bounds of this earth. To them in the hour of their tribulations will go forth the earnest and widespread sympathy of their many friends. The funeral will tke place on Friday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence, 19 Livingstone Street.- Requiescat in Peace.


MONDAY MAY 14 1928


NEAL-On Satuerday, May 12th, at the Grace Hospital, a son, to Mr. and Mrs David Neal.


YOUNG-On Saturday, may 13th after a brief illness Robert Young, a native of Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, funeral on Tuesday at 2.30p.m. from his late residence, Forest Road.

WALSH-Passed peacefully away on the 13th, 1928 Alice beloved wife of Patrick Walsh, aged 67 years, leaving husband, 2 sons, 34 daughters and 21 grandchildren to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Tuesday at 1 p.m. from her late residence, Donovan's, Topsail Road. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. Boston and New York papers please copy.

WHALEN-At 3 p.m. Sunday may 31st, (Rosanna) Rose, daughter of Const. P. and Mary Whalen, aged 17 years, leaving, father, mother, one sister, three brothers, and a large circle of friends to mourn their sad loss. Funeral on Wednesday at 2.30 p.m. from her late residence 121 Carter's Hill.




Mrs. Mary Elsie Bursey
It was a lovely day, the sun shone out in its splendor the flowers were in bud and everything around was looking beautiful, when the last remains of Mrs. Mary Elsie Bursey, wife of E. John Bursey who died on May 20th, were taken to her last resting place. Although nature was at its best, it was a sad and solemn time, for Mrs. Bursey was greatly loved, and when the news went around that she was dead it cast a gloom over the place. A few months ago she was looking the picture of health, then illness overtook her and the doctor was sent for. After his attendance for a time she seemed to recover, but she was taken with several repeated attacks that slowly but surely undermined her delicate constitution, and it became evident that her days were numbered, though she still looked on the bright side. Her many friends still kept attending her but she became subject to great weakness of body, and as her strength failed she knew she was soon going, and she called all her friends, and as they surrounded her dying bed, wished them the last farewell. Never was there one so greatly missed. She lived a very humble life. Her humility and charity shone out while only those who knew her best could duly appreciate her worth. She was a kind mother and a faithful wife. She leaves behind her s sorrowful husband, one little boy, Byron, which fact lay heavy on her mind, also her father, James Barrett, one brother at home and two brothers living in Montreal. She was followed to the grave side by a large crowed of people. The Ladies Aid walk in procession before the casket. The body was taken to the United Church where the Rev. G. Ivany preached the sermon, taking for his text Roman 8, 18 "For I reckon that the suffering of this present time are not worthy to be compared with glory which shall be revealed in us". This was her own choice. She selected both the text and hymns; the latter being 448 and 472.
Many a tear was shed over her grave ut we know she is gone where there is no more sorrow and not more sighing.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life fled;
Then in Heaven with joy to greet thee'
Where no farewell tear is shed.
M. B.
Old Perlican, June 2, 1928.

there passed away on May 5th to her  eternal rest, Mrs Elizabeth Oliver, wife of Mark Oliver, of Burnt Point, at the age of seventy-five years. Deceased had been in poor health for the past five years but was resigned to God's will, as she knew the her course was near to a close. Before she passed away she said to her husband and children, that she was "going to dwell with Him Who has promised to prepare a place for His children and all that believe in Him." Lizzie as she was often called was very good to the poor and needy and did her utmost for her family. She will be greatly missed, but 'she is not dead, but sleepeth'. She was laid to rest April 7th in the United Church Cemetery, the service being taken by Rev. Samuel I Murley. Left to mourn are her husband, three sons and three daughters, and a large number of grandchildren and friends.
Burnt point, June 2nd, 1928


JULY 10 - JULY 13, 1928

The Great Fire of July 8th 1892
(Reprint from the Harbour Grace Standard of July, 1892)
ST. JOHN'S, SATURDAY, JULY 9-(SPECIAL DESPATCH) - Our famed Capital City- St John's- was more that half destroyed by fire on Friday evening and night last- that portion of the town extending from Beck's cove east to Signal Hill and north to Military road, being almost wholly consumed; it now presents a weird blackened and desolate appearance, tall, gaunt-looking chimneys helping much to intensify one cheerless aspect, St. John's East lives no longer, save in memory.
The fire which commenced at 5 p.m., had it origin in Brier's stable on Freshwater Road, a short distance west of Long's Hill, and was caused, it is supposed, by a man milking a cow there. It burned with great fury to the water's edge in a straight line from Long's Hill, and east to Hoylestown.
The following structures fell a prey to the devouring element- the Church of England Cathedral, Rectory and Orphanage; the Synod, Orange, masonic, St. Patrick School, Abstinence, Star of the Sea, Mechanics' and British Halls; Gower Street (Methodist), St. Andrews's (Presbyterian) Churches, the Congregational Church, The Court House, The Athenaeum, the Saving and Commercial Banks; the Atlantic Hotel, the skating rink, the Custom House, Harvey's Bakery, the tobacco, Soap and Iron Factories, the Lezeretto, Lindberg's Brewery.
The following other (business) premises also went-Bowring Bros., Goodfellow & Co's., G. Knowling's, Ayre & son, Jas. Baird's, Clift, Wood & Co's., Baine, JohnstoneCo's., The Telegraph Office, West's Marshall & Rogers, Job's Bro. & Co's., Heran & Co's., Rothwell & Browing's, harveys & Co's., March & Son's, Shea, G. & T. Rendell's, N. Stabb's, Murray's, J & W. Pitts, (2) Ledingham's, the Coastal Company's, the Tannery, Wood's, McMurdo's, Fenelon's, O'Mara's, T & M Winter's, W. Walsh's Bearns & Finlay, S. O. Steel, etc. These all were literally wiped out by the hungry flames, over those destroying march nothing could prevail- houses, stores, building of all kinds were ruthlessly swept away.
Over ten thousand people were left homeless, penniless and hungry by the remorseless fire which swept over St. John's on Friday night. all the fields available as well as Bannerman Park were soon filled with people and valuables, there being no houses to be had for love or money. That extreme destitution should obtain as a result of the calamitous event was not to be wondered at.  More especially in view of the unfortunate circumstances that whole cargoes of flour and other provisions were destroyed by the hungry flames.
One vessel-Messrs. S . March & Son's Barquentine Nelly-was partly burnt in the harbour. The other ships made sail and thus escaped beyond the reach of danger.
The fire during its continuance raged with unexampled fury. At midnight all was ruin and desolation-St. John's East only an unsightly, blackened mass of ruins. Hoylestown is now burning.
It is very pleasing to know that all classed of the people worked with heart and soul to save valuable property from the grasp of the greedy flames. The English Cathedral, St. Patrick's Hall, and other stone buildings were all filled with property from wooden houses first but everything was burnt.
The Executive is now in Session, discussing measures of relief. It is felt that so great and far-reaching in its effects in the calamity, that an appeal for assistance must perforce be made to the outer world. It is estimated that the loss will in the aggregate reach the large total of twenty million dollars. The misery prevailing is shocking.
The only buildings saved were the Roman Catholic Cathedral, with the adjoining buildings and the Union Bank.

It will doubtless fall to the duty of the historian in the early years of the coming century to have to record one of the direst calamities within living memory that has befallen a civilized people and city. The event may be said to be without parallel. not even excepting, perhaps, the sad disaster that overtook the great and wealthy city of Chicago. Taking into consideration the comparative size population and wealth of the respective cities, the awful visitation which had so suddenly lighted on St. John's far exceeds in severity, the swoop of destruction that fell on the "golden city of the West".
As future historians will largely have to depend for facts and figures on the current literature of the day it is well to place on record some of the circumstances as they occurred, and some of the painful scenes that were witnessed during the progress of the conflagration, ere memory fails, and the whirling of time has drawn off the mind to other subjects of passing interest or to politics. So vast, however was the area, and so separated, after a few hours, were the various scenes of destruction of habitation and property, that many, seeking their presevation in one locality, were entirely ignorant of the welfare or loss which friends suffered in other parts of the town.
To undertake a description that shall adequately convey an idea of the awful grandeur of the scene and its subsequent desolation fairly baffles both mind and pen. Neither the fervid imagination of the poet nor the cool genius of the philosopher can do it justice. All that can be attempted therefore, will be narrate cause and effect; the origin progress and final triumph of the element that in the space of a few hours laid in ruins two-thirds of a prosperous city of 30,000 inhabitants;

The Origin of the Fire
Off Friday, July 8th, an alarm of fire rang out, and the fire company proceeded to the West of the city for the purpose of checking a forest fire that was approaching dangerously near to the suburbs. About 5 p.m. another alarm was sounded of a fire in ward No. 4. People were standing in groups in the doorways of houses in Prescott Street, King's road, Gower Street, and vicinity, anxiously awaiting the new as to the location of the fire, yet little dreaming that within an hour the whole neighborhood would be in imminent danger, and they themselves would be making the most strenuous exertions to save their live and property
The fire seems to have started from a stable occupied by Mr. Jas. brine, at the corner of Freshwater Road. It is usual, at half-past four daily, to milk the cows, and little doubt remain that s spark from a match or a pipe ignited some of the hay in the stable. A furious breeze of wind had been blowing all day from the Northward, causing eddies of dust to fly and whirl through the streets.
The stable and houses adjoining were quickly in flames which almost immediately spread to a small grog shop. On the speedy arrival of the firemen every effort was made to subdue the flames, which under ordinary circumstances would have been successful. a fair supply of water was obtainable, though at the east of the city the water had been cut off pursuant to notice in the daily papers, for the purpose of relaying some water-pipe at Rawlins' Cross. How far the Municipal Council are to blame in this matter is yet to be ascertained.
But notwithstanding the brave efforts of the firemen in excessively strong wind carried the burning embers high over the buildings on to the roofs of adjacent houses, and the area of the fire as once became considerably extended. The destructive elements now rapidly descended the hill, continually widening as it progressed. three leading avenues now fed the flames, till 6 o'clock the fire had fought its way down to the foot of Long's Hill and Carter's Hill and soon Campbell's building stores were a sheet of livid flame. Not lass than forty houses were burning fiercely and the air was loaded with sparks and half burnt shingles. So far the fire-was confined to a space forming an equilateral triangle having the West fo Long's Hill for one side, and the Engine House for its angle, Carter's Hill for the other side, and Gower Street and Playhouse Hill for its base.
The feeling that the town was endangered now became widespread. People were to be seen in every direction, wheeling or carrying articles of furniture, and running to deposit them in some secure place, but in vain. As fast as they removed them to a distance building or open space, the fire had reached or gone beyond it and very few effects escaped the flames. There was no safety to the southward, but quantities of bedding and articles of furniture were piled within the iron railings of St. Patrick's Hall, and some within the Church of England cathedral itself.
At this juncture the sheets of flame rushed forward to the South of Gower Street, and ignited the Orange hall. The range of houses on the West and the Cathedral Sunday school on the east were soon blaze, and the long range of wooden dwellings on Cathedral Hill led the fire down to Duckworth Street, making a new base for the triangle of fie. In the vicinity of the Court House are situated most of the lawyer's offices. Great exertions were to secure legal documents, through not in all cases successfully. Had the conflagration been confined to this limit, although it would doubtless have extended to the Court House and water Street, the loss through very severe, would not have been irreparable. Five hundred houses would have succumbed, and the destruction would have extended from Cliff's Cove on one side and McBride Hill on the other. The large open space of the Cathedral yard made a splendid firebreak and the fire might have been fought and finally conquered at O'Dwyer's Cove. all the main public buildings would have escaped, and the Scotch Kirk, the bank, Customs House, and above all, that magnificent pile fo architecture -the perfect rain of fire poured down the hill southward and westward.
In every brilliant engagement, weather by land or sea, there is usually a turning point. So it was in this case. The supreme moment had arrived. No further effort to save the town was possible. St. John's must burn itself out. The scene was almost indescribable. Whilst groups of men were standing about the large open space in from of St. Patrick's Hall, gazing at the rapid advance of the fire from roof ro roof, the surrounding streets were alive with people, old and young, in the attempt to save their effects. Large quantities of bedding, &c., were being removed to be packed against the solid stone walls of St. Patrick's Hall, or stored in piles of street corners-only to be consumed a little later on. The excitement was becoming intense.
An awful moment came. Down poured the fire on the Colonial and Continental schools. These were of red brick, with slate roof; but the adjoining residence, occupied by Mr. J. W. Marriott, the Superintendent was of wood. The torrent of flames and the rain sparks and lighted shingles rendered the saving of any building hopeless. The Gower Street Methodist Chapel speedily succumbed and an immense body of half consumed timber lighted on the roof of the Church of England Synod Hall. The Rectory and adjoining range of wooden buildings at one fell a prey and in about twenty minutes the whole block, with the little brick orphanage, was a blazing mass. So rapid was the progress and so intense the heat that little more than valuable papers could be removed from the Bishop's study, to be placed for security in that part of the crypt of the Cathedral which is used as a vestry. Within the north porch of the Cathedral a policeman stood on guard, while door, and the magnificent pile which at other times seemed to wreck the ravages of time and storm, was doomed to destruction. As the fire crept on the blaze from the roof and storied window merely added longer and more brilliant tongues of flames of the sea of fire that now raged down and along the surrounding streets.
The saving of life was mere valuable than that of property, and the crowed retired before the devouring element, with what speed they could, to find shelter elsewhere, the Bishop of Newfoundland in company with the premier and one or two of the clergy watched, with what feeling can only by imagined, the downfall of the splendid edifice, that was the admiration of every visitor to the Colony, and to the erection of which merchants and townspeople of almost every creed had contributed something. Long did the interior burn so great and massively were the roofs constructed, till the blackened walls and fiuted columns told a sadder story that  of any other building that was consumed. The Bishop retired, in possession only in the suit of clothes in which he stood, and afterwards borrowed a top coat to protect him against the high cold wind.
The whole east end of the city was now doomed, and it only became a matter of time as to when each house and street would fall a prey to the angry flames. Already there was a burning roof in victoria Street, a second in Prescott Street, and a third in the lower end of houses in intermediate lanes were as yet untouched.
On came the fiery sea of flame southward had eastward, and in slower measure westward. The rush for safety in the lower streets was east and west. Where so little opportunity had been given for saving property in the higher parts of the city; here there was less, the new and handsome brick structure of the Scotland Kirk, and its high spire and heavy bell, soon succumbed. Close alongside was the massive stone erection of three stories of the Commercial bank.  Just opposite was the noble Athenaeum and next door the solidly constructed wall and roof of the Union Bank. It was scarcely possible to save furniture, or effects from this part of the city. Safes were closed and vaults secured to pass through the fiery ordeal. Large sums, such as $50 and $70 were demanded for a carriage or dray to remove valuables ledgers of documents.
Hour after hour each spot and erection was in turn visited and everything but brick, iron and stone seemed to melt as the spring snow.
As I already remarked no one eye-witness could describe the whole weird scene, as after a space of two hours, a mile of fire separated its opposite limits.
The writer took up his position of the embankment in front of the Railway Station. About midnight the view along Gower Street and Duckworth Street was grand in the extreme. The roar of the flames, the lurid glare, the atmosphere laden with millions of sparks and at moments a solemn hush, rendered the scene one ever to be remembered rather than described. At intervals small explosions occurred from powder, or a dull heavy thud told of the fall of a tall chimney stack or the foundering of a heavy party wall. Occasionally more brilliant spots than others would testify to the largeness of the building within. The Atlantic Hotel, St. Patrick's Hall, the city Bank, the Army and navy depot, and many other larger buildings might easily be located within the lake of fire.
On came the irresistible blast of heat and smoke from Prescott Street to King's road, and thence to Cochrane St. Already it had spread to Messers. Harvey's wharf, and was mounting signal Hill. When daylight broke the lofty range of residences known as Musgrave Terrace produced a mighty glow. The Ordnance Yard and house at the length fell a prey; and from roof to roof it crept, from Kent House to the corner one occupied by Mr. Whiteley, on to the residence of the Rev. H. Dunfield and Mrs. Stabb, and terminated in the destruction of the ornamental building beyond. The east side of Cochrane Street burnt to the residence of Mr. George Rendell, and here it was that at 8 p.m. the mighty devastation of 1892 came to its close.
The fire at the West end of the town much more rapidly than that of the East. The Star of the Sea and the narrow crowed lanes of wooden tenements that surrounded it blazed like tinder and literally poured down on the handsome row of brick residence known as Tasker Terrace. So suddenly was the swoop of the fire here that little or no opportunity was afforded of collecting or saving valuables. Ladies with their children fled for their life.  By 11 o'clock many of the housed on the south side of Water Street were burning out, while all the east side of Cochrane street as yet stood intact.
Though not a spectator of the scene on water Street many of the inhabitants as narrated by those who observed them, were at the same in both serious and ludicrous. No possible chance presented itself removing the tons of shop goods along a half mile of burning premiss. Crowds of bystanders were about many apparently, with no other object than that of looting. In some instances permission was given to take or secure what they could. From the store in the rear many barrels of flour, &c., were being rolled along the wharves and placed on board any boat or small craft, shortly afterwards to be hauled into the stream to escape destruction from the burning wharves. On the street, shops were being entered and whatever could be carried in the pocket or arms was seized and hurried off. Her and there a man, in some instances a woman, might be observed rolling away a barrel of flour or pork. One female secured a large roll of flannel, the end of which trailed behind, only to be torn off by those who followed in the wake. Boys were making away with boxes of cigars and silverware, while many young man with better intentions were bent on rendering ore valuable assistance. The scene must be imagined rather than described. However great the loot, it was but a drop in the bucket compared with what was burnt. In this direction the progress of the flames was only arrested at the water's edge.
A walk along the Military Road at two o'clock in the morning, from the Railway Station to Rawlins's Cross, presented some strange scenes. All the house here were standing-the street was brilliant, horses with carts and carriages were constantly passing and re-passing with loads of furniture or hurrying to secure more. At the rear of Colonial Building the park presented the appearance of a fair-luggage and chattels of every description were pilled in separate lots, and women and children were in many instances seated on them for their further security. A great deal of what had been saved was stolen or smashed. A stream of water was being poured from the hose on the buildings at Rawlins' Cross in order to save Monkstown, the heavy wind causing the fire to work to windward. The town below was a perfect cauldron of fire. Portions at the upper end of intersecting streets were unburnt, and the Church of England Academy and the Methodist School near by were safe through the fence around the former property were levelled and burnt.

So far this description has been confined to the origin and progress of the fire, overcoming in its devouring rage every obstacle in its way. Its mighty character, however, could only be more adequately realized when its insuperable energy had been expended. A survey of the ruins told a melancholy yet eloquent tale. From the top of Long's Hill where the fire originated, to the Coastal Steamer's Wharf at Messrs. Harvey's premises, is a distance as the crow flies, of about a mile and half, and from Messrs. Bowring's premises to Harvey's is about a mile. These were the dimensions of the area of a populous town that had been reduced to ashes. The panorama from the top of the hill presented nothing but a forest of chimney stacks, as the buildings had been chiefly of wood, but lower down were fronts and party walls of brick and stone, except where they had fallen. It was a weird spectacle. The embers still smoldered and smoked, and forbade the approach to many parts.
All that presented itself of the handsome shops and store in Water Street was-a spectacle also to be seen in Duckworth and Gower Streets above it-an absolute wilderness. Many parts were beyond recognition. Through the forest of chimneys, a few landmarks were yet recognizable.
O the commanding site of Cathedral Hill stood roofless blackened mass of stonework with heavy buttresses and mullioned, unglazed windows, but a few hours before the pride of the city and a centre of devotion. No spot in St. John's had been more dearly cherished and none now more bitterly bemoaned. It is a ruin, little as such might have been thought possible. Neither earthquake nor storm could of itself work such destruction. Portions of the walls have fallen in; the handsome shafts of freestone are a cinder, and the beautiful reredos of alabaster is cracked and spoiled past renewal. The erection had cost about $400,000 and nearly that amount will be needed if ever it is to be restored and completed.  I have faith to believe that, Pheonix like, it will yet arise from its ashes.
Below the broad open space the old church-yard stood the strongly construction building of the Union Bank, terribly scorched, yet intact. This alone in the neighborhood has gone through and stood the fiery ordeal due i some measure to the iron-shutters on the lower windows. On one side it was flanked by the now ruined old Court house and on the other by the modern and handsomely designed Athenaenm, an utter wreck. Opposite were the still smoking walls and tower of the Kirk, and nearby the gutted masonry of the Commercial Bank, with precious bullion safe within its vaults. Beyond the group nothing but lines of blackened chimneys of manifold proportions and fantastic shapes, till the walls of the custom House and the "Noble Atlantic" presented their calcined appearance. All other buildings eastward and northward, being of wood, were simply wiped out, and the lines of streets scarcely discernible.
Great exertions has been made throughout the night in saving the Railway Station, and the remaining buildings of the Est end. Men were stationed on the roofs of the Railway depot with buckets of water to put out the innumerable sparks that fell on the flat roofs. from an early hour stream was got up in three of the locomotives to which the cars and trucks were attached, so as to steam out of town the moment they were in danger. A number of ladies and young girls found shelter and safety in the cars for the night.
Devon Row was saved almost miraculously by placing blankets at the gable of the westernmost house and keeping them wet. The Premier worked with others nobly at this spot, and to their efforts the safety of many buildings eastward may be traced.
Men were also stationed on the framework of the new boy's and girl's Orphanage in Cochrane Place, with buckets of water to extinguish embers on the roughly-laid floors. This tended largely to the security of St. Thomas's church and School room, the large wooden residences of Sir. R. Thorburn and the building's on Forest Road.  By leveling fences with the ground the safety of Avalon Cottage and the Theological college nearby was assured, although the Kerosene Stores caught and blazed with relentless fury some distance in the rear.
By an Act of the Legislature, after the great fire of '46, all buildings on Water Street were wisely ordered to be erected of brick or stone, for greater safety and preservation from fire. Thoughtful as the design had been, it was proved unavailing. Frontages and party walls yet stood, but in the rear the wharves were burnt to the water's edge.
Out on the board area above described, there stood out one line of residence, from the Drill Shed on Military Road to the handsome Methodist Chapel at the head of Cochrane Street and five or six wooden tenements beow it together with the ornate residence of Hon. G.T. randell opposite. This alone composed the East end bounded by St. Thomas's Church and the Railway Station.
Sad as the destruction of residences and mercantile premises, placed of worship and schools, orphanages and government Buildings, had been it by no means represent private loss. Nearly all the newspaper offices, with valuable plant of press and type have disappeared. In the Gazette Office Alone were piles of census sheets awaiting their sorting and binding, with other documents and reports. Book-stores have been consumed containing valuable volumes and literature only partially insured. Watches and Jewellry go to swell the sum, with costly pianos by the score. Much dependance was placed on the massive iron safes, in which were not only deeds and valuable documents, but money itself-in notes and coins. Great was the disdmay when it was discovered that numbers of these, had not stood the severe test to which they has been exposed. On opening some of them, nothing but sashes was discovered; in others papers were charred, and illegible, and coin rich and base had run together in a shapeless mass. The surveyor Generals office safe suffered particularly, plans and surveys presenting a smoking and smouldering appearance, whilst the contents of the one in the Government Saving's Bank were secure and uninjured.

It will not be necessary for me to dwell upon the present condition of the burnt-out, or to speak of the active, remedial measures that have been so promptly adopted by Government and citizens to allay the present distress. My story, imperfectly and incoherently told, is that of the origin, progress, and immediate results of the great fire of July 1892. Sadly will it be remembered by the present generation, and in future will grace a page in history to which a parallel can scarcely be found.
That St. John's will survive the awful blow we may speak with confidence. a burst of sympathy that makes the whole world kin has been evoked. Means will be afforded to restore the homeless, and the patience and hardihood of Terra Nova's sons, who brave so many physical dangers to earn a livelihood, will not be daunted till their city is rebuilt. Cautious measures will no doubt be adopted to prevent or lessen the chances of a repetition of such an occurrence. Public buildings will rise to vie in architectural beauty which those of other modern cities. Business houses and shops will offer greater advantages that the old ones. New schools and colleges will afford larger facilities than those  which lie in ruins; and lastly it is to be hoped that public enterprise and widespread private generosity may restore that noble fane to which i have more than once alluded, and make it the crowning beauty of a paragon city.
Finis coronat opus


Monday December 31, 1928

Fatalities on Sea and Land


December 1927
31   Patrick Riley, formerly of Carbonear, C. B. drowned at Fairhaven, when car plunges over bridge.


January 1928

4   Claude Newman, 15 drowned at Botwood whilst skating on Harbour.

7   George Morgan, 5, Whitbourne, dies from burns.
Joseph Grland, 63, North Battery, drowned.

14   Oliver and Henry Thornehill, aged 21 and 23 years respectively , drowned at Little Bay East, F. B. whilst attending traps.


February 1928

28   Samuel Cobb, Wabana, killed whilst drilling, driller strike blind blast.


March 1928

5   Mrs. Wesley Pardy frozen to death on ice near Seal Cove during storm whilst attempting to reach home at wild Cove nearby.

29   Clara Waterman, 22 dies at General Hospital as results of burns.


April 1928

6   Abram Basha, 53, killed by street car at Railway Station crossing.


May 1928

3    Walter Oldford, 29, of Greenspond, drowned at Long Bridge.

10   Westbury Stokes, 18, accidently shot off Cape Freels whilst bird shooting.

15   Stephen Anderson, 15 drowned at Boswarios, Port au Port.
Bruce Travers, of loom Bay drowned in Barachoix Brook, Bay of Islands.

28   Philip George Cook, 58, killed by bolting horses at Central Fire Hall
Capt. John B. Farrell, killed in explosion on fishing vessel Mary, at Gloucester, Mass
Lloyd Clarke, of New Melbourne, drowned by falling over Schooner Olgag at Old Perlican


June 1928

4   William Hollett, 19, drowned when dory swamped of La Have, N. S.
Jammie Finn, 19 months, Curling, drowned in well

11   Mrs. Rosanna Mercer, Bay Roberts, drowned.
Archibald Moulton, 40 ; Edward Moulton 19; James Moulton 16; of Burin Bay Arm, drowned when boat capsized at Burin Harbour.

22   Water Vaters, 20, of Bristol's Hope, killed at Buchan's.

24   James Fox, 16 killed by motor car on Harvey Road.

30   William G. Smith and John Patterson drowned at Gull Pond, Seal Cove, whilst fishing.


July 1928

7   Paul Kelly dies following fall of 170 feet from Duggan's Mount, North Arm, Holyrood.
Charles Hayce and James Cox drowned at sea from schooner Arnelt at Fortune.

3   Robert Dawe killed in motor collision with train at Joy's Point crossing Holyrood.

16   Joseph Gould, drowned from boat at Port Saunders.
John Rose, 44 dies from injuries received in Glace Bay colliery.

17   John Cox 23, of Diamond Cove drowned from Schooner Regional Molton.
Joseph manning, 38, of Harbour Grace, drowned at Buchan's while swimming

28   George Clouter, Catalina, killed by gravel fall whilst working on road.


August 1928

4   Martin Hickey 60 formerly of Hr Grace, killed in motor accident at Pendleton BC.

8   Charles Adams, 7 killed by motor car on Pennywell road.

13   Silas Matthew Whalen, 40 formerly of Cupids, killed at Lansing, Mich.

14   Milton Martin, 12 ½, drowned in harbour. Body recovered in November.

23   Ralph Eddy, drowned from Bishop Falls trestle.

30   Walter Evans, 24 of Fortune Bay, drowned from schooner Charles nd Eric at Forteau.    


September 1928

1   Leonard Joseph Smiley, 6, killed by motor car on Military Road.

21   George Morris, 9, Trinity , falls over stage head and is drowned.

26   Andrew Chafe, 27, formerly of St. John's killed in New York.


October 1928

14   John Young, Cape St. George, accidently killed while bird hunting.


November 1928

10   Sylvester Picco, 18, of Fair Islands, B. B. drowned from Steers wharf.

24   Jasper Lake, of schooner John Mullett of Furtune, drowned at sea.


December 1928

12   Henry B. Lyon, 82, accidentally drown in harbour.

20   Mrs. Alfred Chadwick, 79, found dead in Harbour Grace,

23   Bodies of Edward Noseworthy and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Hannah Noseworthy found in field on Freshwater Road. Death due to exposure and malnutrition

25   Norman Toope 24 drowned as results of explosion in motor boat at Ireland Eye TB.

27   Edward J Whitty, dies from injuries received from falling off boiler at railway Station

Marriages of the Year.



15   Inez Guy of Musgrave Harbour and Jessie Abbott of Doting Cove.

21   Fred Mouland and Helen Hicks of Musgrave Harbour

22   Albert Hiscock of catalina and Naomi Ash of Carbonear.

27   William Dicks and Cordelta Dicks at Harbour Buffett.

28   Herber Tilley of Kelligrew and Maud Piercey of Heart's Content.

30   Alexander hart and Agnes Hicks at Carmanville.




2    William Noseworthy and Ella Warford of Port de Grave at Wabana B.I.
Dr. Walter James B. Brown and Muriel Upper at Niagara Falls.

4    Fred Stone of Grand Falls and Rema Harvey at Botwood

10   F. W. Diamond and Amelia Nina Clarke at Flat Island.
Frank Hollett of Hrabour Buffett and Jessie Mayo, of Marystown

11   William Humphries and Ethel Lane at Catalina

12   Clifford Carey and Maggie Dower at Conche.
Patrick Emberly and Bells Aylward of Fishot Islands, at Conche.

14   Samuel Pike Churchill of Carbonear and Ethel Mary Garland of Harbour Grace, at Waterton, Mass.

16   Gerald A Mathieson and Jean Mott, both of St. John's at Halifax.

17   Frank Gordon Stuckless and Belle Smith at Twillingate

28   Erwin J Young of New York, and Eva French of Carbonear.


February 1928

2    George Richard westr, Bay L'Argent and Jamina Puddle New Harbour, Hermitage Bay

6    James Power and Violet Newell at Wabana Bell Island.

7    Walter Grattan Wilkinson and Meliya McCallum at London

11   Archibald Drover and Mrs. Vokey at Wabana Bell Island

13   Thomas Power and Mary Fifth at Long Harbour P.B.
Edward Bruce and Bride??? ---- at Long Harbour P.B.

15   James Porter and Ellily Burssey at Foxtrap

17   Athelston Lockyer Cox  Harbour Grace and Mrs. Roberts of St. John's
Walter Barnes and Violet - at Wabana Bell Island

19   James E Macklemara of Catalina and Katherine M May of Bonavista at New Jersey

20   William J Crotty and - Flynn

29   Wilfred J Symonds and - A Roberts at Brooklyn New. York.


March 1928

8    Fred Bartlett and Hettie ??? liegh at Wabana Bell Island.

19   Jake Ralph and Maud Martin
Leslie C Hunt Pittsburg and Jennie Guy, of Carbonear.


April 1928

7    William Charles Adams, Wabana and Mary Tremble of Salmonier

9    Evelyn Brinton of St. John's William Hopley of Liverpool, England.

26   John Hastie of Glasgow Scotland and Dorothy White of St. John's
John Charles Nugent and Kathleen O'Leary

29   Richard Walsh of Wabana Bell Island and Clara Roberts of Spaniard's bay


May 1928

11   Henry Somerton and Mary Hibbs at Topsail
William Clarke and Julia Harney at Bell Island.

15   George Tucker and mary Lambert

17   Arthur Galpin and Bertha Piercway, at Halifax.

24   Joshua Steele Norther Bay and Bertha Lewis of St. John's
Herbert J Pike and Ethel Sutton at Carbonear
James Spencer and Mary Cave Bay Roberts


June 1928

2    Reginald Ley of Wabana, Bell Island and Susie Carpenter of Port Blandford, B.B.

8    Rev. Robert M Withers of St. John's and Maysie Emala Manley of Toronto

9    Robert Moores and Irene P ?ulliford at Everett Mass.

12   Arthur W Stevenson and Grace Mintosh Watson
Gordon L Hennessy and Mable Marie Sinnott, at Halifax.
Edward L Oke and Jessie Sheppard at Harbour Grace.

14   Leonard P Pike and Adelaide Brocklehurst of Carbonear.
Edward Mullins and Beatrice Cote at Elizabeth N. Y.

15   Edward Geffory Wrightwick and Ruth Mary Emerson at Brodoak, Sewley, Wilshire.

17   Francis Nolan and Derah F Young at St. Joseph.'s

20   Robert Maxwell Stares and Daisey Pearl Cox.
Frank Mitchell of Portugal Cove and Belinda Somerton of Bell Island.

21   Dana Sweeney and Agnes Patterson, at Lunenburg N. S.

26   Victor W Vincent and Kathleen Mabel Squires.

27   Robert Swain and Helen Gosse, at New Bedford Mass.

28   Willis Ridout of Springdale N.D.B. and Pearl Squires of Grand Bank
James W Hampe and Nellie Froude at New York

30   C. E. A. Jeffrey of St. john's and Mrs. Mary Honer Archer-Hind, of London.


July 1928

14   B. S. Diamomd and Agnes D. Linegar

24   Rev. Isaac Malcolm Lidstone, and Olive May Downton

25   Arthur Gill of Fogo and Lana Winsor of Carbonear.

28   Ralph Thistle of King's Point Green Bay and Julia Whalen of Cupids.
Leo Burton and Mary Miller at Long Island.


August 1928

1    Hiller House and Beatrice M Moulton at Bonavista

3    Mr Sidney George Garland of lower Island cove and Eva Lamb Candish of Ahuntsic Montreal

7    Terrence H windsor of Montreal Que. and Mary Syme of St. John's

10   Bertram A. C. Simmonds of St. john's and Gertrude Raymond of Boston Mass.

14   Jack Angel and Margaret Nolan

15   James J Daly and Eileen Mary Fitzpatrick of Mount Cashil
Leonard Keough of Carbonear and Bride George of winterton

18   George Picco and Jennie Wiseman

25   Edward J Purcell and M Gertude Kennedy, at East Boston Mass.

30   Adrian Rees of Bell Island and Mary E Hampton of Bareneed.

31   Cyril Cunwoody and Gertrude Annie Moore at Brokoklyn N.Y.


September 1928

1    William Watrson and Mabel Lawerance.

3    John Finn and Mary Clare Brennan at Cambridge Mass.

5    Alfred Fulton of Guysborough N.S. And Ethel Moore of Newfoundland.
James Milley and Beatrice Maud Raines at Grand Falls.

7    Loyal Linton Reid and Gertrude Isabel Boig Hutchings

17   Patrick O'Reilly and Mary King at Mount Cashel

18   Michael Hannon of Harbour Main and Gertrude Doody of Bonavista
John Dunbar Wilson of Carnor Brook and Eileen Hall MaCartney, of Montreal

27   George Burry and Muriel Louise French

29   George C Jerrett of Brigus and Alison Emma Mews of St. John's

30   Andrew Walsh and Rita Morrissey


October 1928

8    John K Rodgers of Fair Islands and Gladys wright of Greenspond

17   John Butler and Mamie Lawlor Portugal Cove

21   John power and Miss Foley, Hr. Grace.
William J Cantwell and Mary M Murphy, Hoylestown

24   George Hopkins of Old Perlican and Mary King of Broad Cove B. D. V.

27   William M O'Sullivan of Halifax and Mary Ugenia Redmond of At. John's


November 1928

1    George E Bailey Hampton N.H. U.S.A. and Veta M Farnham at Heart's Content
John O'Toole of St. John's and Nora Campbell of Branch

5    Fred King Victoria Cove Gander Bay and Emily Marshall Torraville, Gander Bay
Ronald MacMillan and Mabel Margaret Hansfort at Vancouver

6    Richard fagan and Mary Parrell
Llyod maxwell Sparkes and Doris Grace Thurburn

7    Guy Shears and Jessie Jocelyn
George James Coffin and Hilda Mary Hann at Halifax.

8    William Craig and Mary Fitzpatrick at Bell Island.

11   Frank Rowe and Marion George Heart's Content
Joseph Kavanagh and Elizabeth Donahue at Maynard Mass.

16   William Titford and Sadie Smith

20   Samuel Milley and Ida Sparkes

21   Michael J Maddigan and Mabel Marie Porter

23   Gordon Squires and hannah Tucker St. Philips

25   Leo Parrell and Franes Mealy

26   Neil Banfield and Ettie May Lawrence at Baie L'Argent

28   Leonard Quinian and Bridget Dwyer at Bell Island.

29   E. J. Ryan and Anastatia Northcott at Bell Island.


December 1928

3    Sam Hing Harbour Grace and Blanche Laite

4    Nimshi Crewe and Hilda May Tilley at Elliston T. B

27   Benjamin Squires and Florence Stead.





22   Ernest Kendall, New Waterdord 22

26   Job Gosse, Spaniard's Bay 63
Dr. W. Tobin, Halifax, N.S.  80

28   James Murphy, Cappahayden 58
Mrs. Ellen mary Strung, Lawn 55

29   Katherine Lahey, Lance Cove. Bell Island, 6 months

30   Michael Kennedy Wabana Bell Island

31   Evelyn Edwards, Lawn
Mrs. Mary O'Grady Walsh 78
Michael Stattery, 28




1    Frederick George Chislett, 47
George Robert McKay, 18 ½
Patrick O'Reilly, New Bedford Mass 31

2    Mrs. Mary Morrissey, Long Pond Road

3    Elizabeth Cooney 17 ½
Mark Williams Pike Carbonear
Herbert George Philips 5
John Terry Harbour Main 39

4    James L Bishop, Point La Haye, St. Mary's Bay

5    Jacob Butt Halifax, 80
James William Bishop Flat Islands P.B. 88 ½

6    Mrs. Katherine Fitzgerald Gaul

7    Jackie Grills 3 ½
Charles Kean Angie Brook 79

8    Mrs. Elizabeth LeMessurier
William Coughlan

10   James P Stapleton 62
Ronald Cooper Bonavista 24

11   Joseph M Butler
Joshua Butt Old Perlican

12   Mrs. Mary M Connelly Mundy Pond Road 20
John Penney Gullies Brigus 37 ½

13   Mrs. Lydia Senior flat Island P. B. 62 ½

14   George Currie Port aux Basques, 29
John McLean, Sr. Bell Island
Deputy Police Chief Edward J Shallow Boston.

15   Alexander Ewing Outerbridge Jr. Philadelphia, 77
William Terry Avondale

17   Hugh Conners, Placentia
Francis Fewer, Brooklyn N.Y. 28

18   Margaret Wickham

19   Veronica Lynch Woodhaven N. Y. 25
Mrs. Mary A Ebsary Mundy Pond Road
Mary Margaret Dwyer Bell Island

20   Mrs. Lucy Dwyer Bell Island
Rev. George J Ayre B.A. Couisdon, Surrey, England

21   Philip Emberley

22   John M Walsh Halifax 43

23   John J Fagan

25   Harold Spracklin Harbour Grace

26   Mrs. Lillian M. B. Gosse Halifax
Mrs. Anne Senior Flat Islands, 78

26   Jeremiah O'Neill Wabana Bell Island

27   James Emberly 77
William James Reid lance Cove Bell Island 6 months

28   Mrs. Evangeline Stowe Everett Mass 70
Thomas J Foran 60
Miss Janet Stirling, England

30   Mrs.Mary Roche 76



1    Leo Hanlon 16
Flora Ethel Philips 5

2    Mrs. Annie Murphy Topsail Road 82
Mrs. Peter Hawco Chapels Cove Harbour Main 74
Michael Reddy Roxbury Mass 21

3    George Jones 63
Mrs. Austin Lush
Wm. H Smith Hamilton Ontario
Mrs. Anastatia Harmon Conception 93

4    John Murphy 55
Mrs. M. A. Greene Placentia 84

5    Lawrence Carroll 76
Colin George Cook
Bernard Barker Badger 24
Mrs. Ellen Marshall Halifax 47
John Barrett Halifax 61

6    Edward Perks 19 months
Edward Vaughan Lower Small Point B. D. V 73

8    J.A. Padden
Mrs. Verna Viguers Southside 25
Mrs. Samuel Wellon Sr. Ladle Cove 60

9    Francie O'Neil

10   John Woods Carbonera 65
Stanislaus Short Kingstone B. D. V. 45

11   A Cochrane R. N. R.

12   Thomas Power 26

13   Maria Janes 59

14   Frank Bemister 8 months

16   William Dawe Bay Roberts 83
Ellen Fleming
William J Sharpe 63

18   Molly Sutton 21

19   Mrs. Emma Holwell
Mary Penny Woodfords

20   John Munden Clarke Goobie 18
Mrs. Julia Williams Halifax 60

22   Janet Wilson Roxbury Mass 23
Mrs. Janie White Catalina

23   Mrs. Hector McNeil

24   Simeon Reid Lower Island Cove
Mose R janes
Michael J Wadden 72
Joshus Barrett Old Perlican

25   James Byrne New york 28

26   Mrs. Johanna Ryan Torbay 86

27   Janette Peyton Twillingate 18

28   Benjamin Taylor 75
Herbert N Ebsary 7

29   Mrs. Eliza Noel Everett Mass.  63



1    Mrs. Nathanel Sparkes 86
Mrs. Mary Cocoran Finn 70
Mary Agnes Hanlon Topsail
Mrs. Anne Russel sparkes 86
Mrs. James Finn

2    Denis Lyon Avondale 33

3    Thomas Rice 42

4    Mrs. W Norris Witless Bay

7    Mrs. Mary Ann Moore dildo 85

8    Mrs. Richard T Joy Washington D.C.

9    Ethel Kirby 10 ½

11   William Kelloway, Spout Cove Carbonear 53

12   Mrs. Catherine M Jones Harbour Grace

13   Mrs. Maria Soper Grand Falls

14   John Igram Smith Bishop's Cove Conception Bay
Frances murphy R. N. 50
Austin Collett Hr Buffett

15   Capt. Thomas Noble Fairhaven Manuels 85
Thomas Malone 85

17   Mrs. Jessie Osmond 75

18   Capt. Lorenzo Stevenson North Sydney 44

19   Mrs. Francis Walsh

20   Egerton MacNab 52

21   James Croucher Stratham New Hampshire
John Edwards Laidley 42

22   Mrs. Lydia Ghent 65
Francis Frederick Furneaux J.P. Kelligrews 78

23   Mrs. Mabel johnson
Mrs. Elizabeth Wall Kane 70
James B Duehemin Chicago

24   Capt. G. E. Hirst Sandy Point Bay St. George 80
Beatrice House 20 ½
May Ready 16

25   Herbert E Knight
John Taylor Carbonear 29
Samuel Steel Musgrave Harbour 73.

26   Edward Kirby 21
Mrs. Thomas F Neary East End Bell Island 33
Levi Prince Princeton B. B. 78

27   Mrs. Margaret Power 53

28   Myrtle Butler 22
John F Sellers Western Bay 77
Jessie Maidment Mundy Pond Road

30   Mrs. Beatrice Molloy 51

31   Mrs. Mary Smith Harbour Breton 62
Mrs. Mary Symonds 97
Roy Avery Grated Cove 25
James Kehe,  Red Head Cove , 76



1    Mrs. Elizabeth Scott , Caledonia , Queens County,  Nova Scotia

2    Mrs. Bridget Clifford Clarke
Mrs. Ernest A Winter,  Oroville, California
Mrs. Emmie Murrin ,  Spanarid's Bay, 31

3    Isaac Morgan, Clarke's Beach
John Thomas Delaney,  Bay Roberts.

5    John Hiller  Sr .,  Lamaline , 87

6    Mrs Mary Maher
Mrs. Naomi Pearcey, 66
Isaac W Bartlett, Curling, 78

9    Mrs. Andrew Hunt, Argentia

10   Benjamin A Brazil, Garnish, 73 ½
Nicholas J Vinnicomber,  51

11   William Henry Buckler, Annopollis Royal, 40
Mrs. Elizabeth Hickey
William Henry Morris, Lower Island Cove, B. D. V., 60
Michael White, South Boston

12   J. F. Sheppard, Spanarid's Bay
Mrs. Annie Escott, 62

13   Rupert Grimes, 35
Thomas Lawlor, 64
Mrs. Nore Foley,  St. Bride's P. B., 83

15   Eli Cull, Caplin Cove, B. D. V., 30

16   Patrick Gearin, 2 ½
Ingraham Rose, 30
Rev. E Spurgeon Curtis Balmoral, Manitoba, 33

17   Mrs. Ester Tilley, Kelligrews

19   Mary Oliver Randell, Port Rexton, 21
George Burgess Whitten, 77

20   Catherine Quick
Mrs. Catherine Stamp, Dorchester, Mass.
Lionel T Small, 17
Mrs. Wm Bremman, Halifax

21   Samuel Brown, Halifax, 61

22   Mrs. James Ryan
Mrs. Margaret Morissey, Upper Battery Road, 57

23   Thomas Stewart, 67

24   Mrs Ellen Hannaford
John Sweeney, Carbonear

27   George Allen Graham
Duncan St. Clare, Glace Bay

29   Mrs. Elizabeth Randell, Corner Brook, 38 ½
James Adamson Carmichael, 68



1    John Phelan
Heber Wheeler, 39

2    J. J. Hussey, Glace Bay, 75

3    Mrs. Arthur Babbitt, New Aberdeen, 28
James Vinnicombe, 82
Rev. Charles Lander, Kamloops B. C. 89

5    Robert Simpson J. P., Carbonear, 81
Walter Douglas Shute, 6
Mrs. Elizabeth Oliver, Burnt Point, 75
Chartotte MacPherson

6    Paul Ronayne, 3 ½
William J Tilley

7    Reuben Butt, Carbonear
George Rossiter, Carbonear

9    Mary Wiseman, 24
John W Butler, Medford, Mass.

10   Ida Gladys Budgen, 14

11   John Edwards, Carbonear, 39
Wm Rice, Carbonear, 59
John Rogers, Carbonear, 11
Mrs. Sarah Tucker, 66
Mrs. Agnus Lewis
Robert Newton, St. Catherines, Ont.

13   Robert Young Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland
Mrs. Alic Walsh, Donovan's, 67
Rosanna Whelan, 17

14   Mary A Carter
Mrs. Catherine Kelly, 84
William James Carson, 46

15   William John Martin, 61
Mrs. Bridget Power, Upper Battery Road
Abel Pomeroy, 71
T. J. Dunphy, 64

16   Capt. Edward Kennedy, Souris West,  P.E. I.
Edwin Pugh, Harbour Grace, 65

20   Mrs Alice Bearns, 96
Henry J Skinner
Peter D Park, Montreal, 62
Mrs. Mary Elsie Bursey, Old perlican

21   Mrs. William Howlett, Bell Island

22   Eliza Luscombe, 79

23   Tim Broderick, 15
Kathleen Johnson, Upper Battery Road
Norman Abbott, Musgrave Harbour

25   Harry Judson Crowe, Toronto

26   L Gallant, Stephenville

27   John Nolan, St. Mary's, 32
Mrs. Agnes Butler, 75
Mrs Ann Lane McLoughlan, 73
William Foote, Burgeo

28   W. H. Brusell, 80

30   Philip John Dunn, 19
Gordon Philips, Corner Brook
Douglas Cook, Port Union, 9



1    George Williams, 81

2    Mrs. Minnie O'Toole
Mrs. Peter Keough, Carbonear, 62

3    Mrs. Eliza Hann Ruby

4    James Malone, 41

6    Mrs. Elizabeth Rowsell, 72

7    Rymond Francis Morrissey
Mrs. Mary McGrath, 89

9    Frederick S Butler, 41

10   Richard Wakeham, 76
David N. Skirving, Boston

11   Willis Antle, 72

12   Mrs. Marton Christiana Grose , Toronto
Clara Burke, Belvedere Orphage, 13

13   James B. Manning, 89

14   Mark Chaplin, 52
Mrs Mary Callahan Chasty.
William Carter, 57

15   James M Ryan.
James Robert McNeily, 19
John Carrigan, 41
Lewis Stewart Browning, Norfolk, California, 67

17   Mrs. Elizabeth Louisa Erley, 70
James J Caul.

18   Kathleen Doody, 2
Mrs Mary Kane Morrissey
Herbert J Brookings, Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, 46

19   Samuel Bambrick, 65.
Mrs. Hannah Louisa Baxter, New York.

21   F Graham Stevenson.
Helen Frances Sceviour, 9 months.
Mrs Caroline Mary Rennie.
Mrs Bridge Fleming, North Arm Holyrood.
Riley Roberts, Brookfield B. B, 20

22   Arthur Donnelly, 54
Mrs. Minnie Maloney, Holyrood.
Pierce Nagle, Riverhead St. Mary's, 78

23   Sarah Barnes, 57

24   Thomas Miller, 63
Harold Mitchell-Duggensel, Pittsburgh, Pa.

25   Mrs. Maud Royal.

26 Mrs. James Miller.
Robert Raynes, Salem, Mass., 77

27   William Squires, Broad Cove, B. D. V .
Peter Power, 5

28   Mrs. Herbert F Gasper, East Orange New Jersey, 32
Moses Samuel Harvey Hamlyn, Topsail Road, 64

30   Oliver Edger



2    Mrs Jannie Lawrie.
May Ruth Taylor, 3
Charles T Chancey, 70
Mrs.Margaret Hayes
Mrs.  Elen Burke Peddle, 77

4    Mrs. Emma Oliver, Burnt Point, 66

5    Dr. James Siclair Tait, 80
Gorden Tasker Hudson, 2 ½
Gertrude Duder, Grand Falls, 5

6    Mrs. Elizabeth Dunphy, 65

8    George Butt, 85
Mrs. Susanna Clarke, Paradies, 39
Ebez Hann, Cape Freels

9    Mrs. Margaret Murphy Dewling, Old Petty Harbour Road 74
Mrs. Annie Fraser, Antigonish, 69

11   Carl Colbourne, Botwood

12   Richard Baxter Crocker, 84
Mrs. Sophie Jane Reid
Mrs. Margaret Dooley, 67

14   Herbert Taylor.
Violet Howell, Carbonear, 13

15   Sister Mary Bregory Donnelly, 20
Mrs. Mary Ann Pear, 74

16   Mrs. Josephine Murphy, Bell Island.
George F. Powell, Carbonear, 74
Mrs. John Conway, St. Bride's P. B. 30

17   James Taylor
Mrs. Sarah Chidley, 63
Mrs. Polly Tapper, Torbay, 76

20   Mrs. Mary Piercey, Heart's Content.

21   Mrs. Margaret Alyward.

22   James P. MacFarlene.
Mrs. John Purchase, Sydney, N. S. 82

23   Mary Crotty
Mrs. Lydia Hatcher, 82
John Smith, Portugal Cove Road.

24   Catherine Ann Ruxton
James Young, St. Bride's P.B. 64

26   Thomas Ebbs.

28   Jonathan Sellers, Western Bay, 44
Michael Phelan, 61
John Miller, Placentia, 64

29   Mrs. Catherine Laura Walsh.



3    Donald Morison, Los Angeles, Calif., 12
Rev. William Parsons, Fort San, Saskatchewan

5    Rev. Walter T. D. Dunn, D. D.
Solomon Ivany, 37.

6    Angela F. Byrne

7    Mrs. Willis Chubb, 24
John V Crane, 21

10   Jeremiah Quinlan, Red Head Cove, 79

12   David Smallwood, 89.
Herbert Clarke, Cambridge, Mass. 40

14   Dr. William Syme, Glasgow

15   Patrick Hickey, Outer Cove, 31
Eileen Sears.

16   Wm. W. Candow
Anastatia Mercer.

18   Oswald Gordon Eliott, 21
Mrs. James F Sheppard, Maldaes, Mass., 58

19   Lord Haldane, Cloan, Scotland, 72

20   Mrs. Samuel Crouchy, Pouch Cove, 56
Priscllia Lever, Heart's Content, 72
Richard Oldridge.
Michael Healey, 74.

22   Mrs. Ellen O'Leary.
John Keating, Conception, 27.

23   John Pomeroy, Marystown, 21

27   Robert George Rendell, 68

28   Mrs. James Jones, Port Union.
David Hobbs, 57

29   Mrs. James Poole, Carbonear, 70.
Edith Johnson, Northern Bay, 12

30   Mrs. Olivia Rowe, Heart's Content, 80

31   Ernest Victor Wiley.



1    Alexander J. McRae Harvey
Joseph Baggs, 84.
Mrs. Rosa Ryan, Halifax, 23

2    Theodore Moore, 57.

3    George T. Reed, 55.
Jean Isaballa Foster, 22.
Richard J. MacDonnell, J.P.  St. George's , 89.
James Healey, Grand Falls, 63

7    Michael Doody, Placentia.
John S. Curew, 48.
Mrs. Elizabeth Keats, 68 ½

9    Mrs. Katherine Bennett Fifield
Mrs. Alice Taaffe, 89.
Mrs. Sarah Warren Smale, 32.

10   Thomas B. White, 40.
Mrs. Catherine Goff, Carbonear, 78
Mrs. John B. Murphy, Nertin, Sydney, 39.

13   Hector McNeil
Eli Garland, Lower Island Cove, 75.
Harold Edwin McDougall, Toronto.
Anastatia O'Brien, Blackmarsh Road.
Robert Moulton Hollywood, Calif.

14   Mrs. Sarah Rendell, Heart's Content, 84.
Mrs. Elizabeth Long Pike, Carbonear, 67

15   Mrs. Annie Luby Adams, 78

16   Mrs. Johnanna Riley, 77.

18   Robert A Cowan, 88.
Mrs. Margaret Ryan, Bay Roberts, 79.
Mrs. Mary Ann Brett, Fogo.

20   Mrs. Margaret Chafe, Petty Harbour.
Mary Walsh.

21   Const. Alfred Noal, 21.
Mrs. Martha Baird Crimp.

22   Mrs. Etheled Carter, Greenspond , 67.
David F. Hopkins, 32.
Richard Yabsley , 32.

26   Bartholomew Kaax, 72.

28   Mrs. Mabel Tiford, Bay Roberts
Mrs. Mary Angel



2    Katherine McGraft

3    Vera Day, Old Perlican, 18
Christopher Walsh, Wittless Bay

4    Gertrude Keats, 81.
John T. Strong, 69

5    Zacharish Snow, Sydney, 58.

7    Dr. Archibald Chisholm , Manuels, 68
Edward Len Carter, 82.
Rev. Edward Galway, rector Corpus Christi Church, Warwood, Wheeling, W. Va. 67.

9    James Luears, 77.
Edward Warren, 83.

10   John Cole, Carbonear, 75.
William Patrick James, Georgetown, Brigus, 51.

11   Mrs. P. F. Hanly
Robert Duff, Carbonear, 68.
Ernest Dillon, 40.

12   Stewart Pippy, 72
George Widger, Carbonear.

16   John Squires, 13 months.
Gilies Taylor, 75.
James Burden, Salvage, 85.
Mrs. Mary A. Clarke, Magog, Quebec, 76.
Mrs. Jethro whalen, toronto.

17   James Johnson
George James Crowdy, Toronto.
William Hogan, Carbonear 77.

19   Mrs. Margaret Colford Connors, 77

20   Clarence Greenland, Port de Grave, 25.
Mrs. Esther Armstrong Burke, 32.
Capt. A. J. Colbourne, Twillingate, 77.
Miss Louise Clarke, Norfolk Country Hospital, South Braintrie, Mass.

21   Richard Hern, 62.
Mrs. Catherine Templeman.
Mrs. Catherine connors, 51.

24   Robert Mercer, 72.
Mary Helen Connors, 51

25   George Short, Hant's Harbour, 75

27   Cyril Reelis, 2.
William Woodfine, 65.

28   Gilbert George Carberry, New York, 29.

29   Mrs. Sarah Joliffe Geary, 32.
Samuel Cluett, Sydney, 77

30   Mrs. Elizabeth Mercer.
Ford Winsor, I. S. M. 71
Mrs. Elizabeth Mason Duggen, 21.



1    Mrs. Agnes O'Brien, 89.
Bonnie Purcher Moore, 11.
Mrs. Annie Gallivers Seggas
Mrs. Bridget Dalton.

2    Mrs. Annie English, Quidi Vidi Road
Mrs. Agnes Young, Placentia, 75

4    Edthe May Bartlett, 24

6    Joseph Salter, North Sydney, 58

7    William R. Cullen
Rev. Dr. William Hearts, Amherst, Nova Scotia, 87 

9    Mrs. Johanna Conran, Harbour Main, 71

10   Nurse N.M. Lacey
Thomas Blair Browning, Richmond, Topsail Road, 80

11   Oscar David Moore, 9 ½ months
Mrs. Susannah Bursey, Caplin cove, B.D. V. , 66

12   Mrs. Ann Harvey, 99
Mrs. Sarah Jane Jane, Glovertown, B. B. , 87

13   Mrs. Ethel Isabel Pike, 48

16   Mrs. H. J. Bartlett
Peter Ronald Mullowney, 16 ½
Mrs. Mary Woodford, Conception Bay, 65
Mrs. Maria Newhook, Botwood, 75

17   Mrs. Sarah Carter Heath, 77
Mrs. Mary Rogers, 92
Mrs. Mary Grills, 84

18   Mrs. Jane Whitten, Petty Harbour, 70
Albert Charles Raines, Grand Falls, 74
Newman Frost, grand Falls, 79

20   Joseph Miller, Topsail, 78

21   Mrs. Charles Pittman
Mrs. K Hammond, Lance Cove, Bell Island, 96

22   Peter Quigley Sr., Bell Island
Mrs. William B Ford, Burlington
Rev. J A Jackson, Hamilton, Bermuda, 75

23   Michael Gallivan

24   Mrs. David Simms
Mrs. Ida Hiscock, 25

25   Mrs. Selina Hepburn

26   Mrs. Selina Williams
Cyril Joseph Dodd, 3 ½

27   A Douglas Brittain, 28

29   Albert Tucker, Burnt Point B.D.V. 12
James Garland, 71
Jethro Evans, 70
Annie Cooney, 17
Richary Hooper, Boswarlos, Port au Port, 75



1    Henry W bradbury, 65
William H Sanders, 72
Richard Mahon, Portugal Cove Road, 63

2    Martin Bambrick, 68
Gertrude Noseworthy, Spaniard's Bay

3    Albert Vaughan
Ambrose Janes, Carbonear, 76

4    Henry Baldwin, Pouch Cove, 69
Mrs. Edward W. Scandrett Wells, Wales

6    Katherine Aloysius Doyle, 23
John Edward Scaplen
Mrs. H A Morrissey, Grand Falls

7    John Burgess , Carbonear, 82

9    Abram Barrett 86
Mrs. Leah Lavinia Rogerson, 57

10   Mrs. John Duncan
Walter Hillier, 18
Mrs. Prudence Sellars, Grate's Cove, 73
Mrs. Solomon Roberts , Changes Island , 69

11   Kevin Murphy
Capt. Thomas Farrell, St. Lawrence.
George Weston Clark, Brooklyn, N,Y.

13   John Rorke Sr. Carbonear, 86

14   Ebenezer Vey, Grate's Cove, 80
James McKay

15   John William , 101

16   Annie Butt, Harbour Grace, 81
William Thomas Garrett
Mrs. Anges Walsh, Carbonear, 75
Elizabeth Powell, Carbonear, 23
Mrs. Mary B Wheeler, Lower Island Cove, 76

17   Mrs. Elizabeth Power German, 32

18   Mrs. Mary A Rowe, Heart's Content, 71

19   Michael Power Sr. Bell Island

20 Mrs. Margaret Doyle
Joseph Tucker

21   Jane M Long
Willia C Gear, Detroit, 72
Henry Rrobertson Crocker, Blackmarsh Road, 30
Fenwick George Cornick, 34
Robert G Pittman
Mrs. Mary Ryan Cose, 90

23   James M Kennedy, 71

24   Mrs. Louisa Parson, Harbour Grace, 70

25   Mrs. Alice Foley, 87
Mrs. Annie Carlson, 74

26   Miss M A Aspell
Mrs. May Giles Whiteway

27   Henry Clifton Adams, 18

28   Rev. William Swann, Cupids
John Frederick Cornick, 81



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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Saturday January 17, 2015)

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