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Western Star Archived Obits and Tid Bits



Wednesday, May 20, 1911: Capt. Paul YOUNG has purchased another schooner - the Elva M. she will bring a cargo of coal from Sydney.

Wednesday, May 31, 1911: The sch. Elva M., Capt. P. YOUNG, arrived from Sydney with a cargo of coal and is discharging at O'Briens'.


Wednesday, May 21, 1913: The schr. Elva M., Capt. P. YOUNG, arrived from North Sydney Thursday evening with a cargo of coal to W.K. Augwin.

Wednesday, June 18, 1913: The schr. Elva M., Capt. P. YOUNG, arrived from Sydney Sunday morning with a cargo of domestic coal.

Wednesday June 25, 1913: Capt. P. YOUNG has his vessel under charter at first July to take a party of tourists to Straits Belle Isle.

Wednesday, July 2, 1913: S. wax and party arrived from boston by Sunday's express. They have charted the schr. Elva M., Capt. YOUNG, for a cruise along the northern part of the west coast and sailed yesterday

Wednesday, August 6, 1913: Arye & Sons have chartered the schr. Elva M., Capt. P. YOUNG, to go to straits to procure cargo of dried fish.

Wednesday, August 20, 1913: The schr. Elva, Capt. P. YOUNG sailed for the straits last Saturday, on a trading expedition.

Wednesday, September 17, 1913: Vessel lost - J.T. Throne manager of Ayre & Sons, business at Curling received a message Monday morning from Capt. YOUNG stating that his vessel Elva M. had been lost and that a few quintals of codfish had been saved. The vessel was lost just east of Flowers Cove[.] Capt. YOUNG was under charter to Ayre & Sons on a trading venture to the straits.

Wednesday, December 13, 1913: Capt. Paul YOUNG went to Halifax on Sunday, we understand for the purpose of looking up a vessel.

Wednesday, December 24, 1913: The schr. Francis Willard, Capt. Paul YOUNG, arrived from Sydney with a cargo of coal to W.R. ANGWIN


Wednesday, January 14, 1914: The [s.s.] Seal towed the Francis Willard to North Arm Thursday.
T.M. NICHOLSON of Bucksport has charted the schr. Francis Willard, Capt. Paul YOUNG, to take away a cargo of frozen herring to the American market.

Wednesday, January 21, 1914: The American schooner Georgie Campbell, with a cargo of frozen herring for Davis Bros., of Gloucester, is ice bound at Lark Hr. The American sch. Hiram Lowell, and the Bay of Islands schr. Francis Willard, Capt. P. COUNG, are ice-bound at woods island. Both vessels are loaded with frozen herring, for T.M. NICHOLSON of Buckport, Maine. Unless a big change takes place these vessels will have to remain here till spring.

Wednesday, February 4, 1914: U.S. naval tug Potomac got within 3 miles of imprisoned vessels at Woods Isle but then turned back due to ice.

Wednesday, February 11, 1914: The cargoes of frozen herring belonging to T.M. NICHOLSON and on board of the vessels which got caught in the ice at Woods Island, are to be shipped to Curling and shipped to Port au Basque by rail there to be loaded on board vessels at present at the port waiting.

Wednesday, March 15, 1914: Capt. P. YOUNG went to Woods Island yesterday.

Wednesday, Aug 5, 1914

  • Away Twenty-Six Years
    Mrs. TIMMINS
    , daughter of Mrs. Ed McCARTHY of Corner Brook who had been absent from here twenty-six years, arrived last Wednesday from Boston on a visit to the old home and friends. She expressed herself agreeably surprised at the vast improvements that have taken place in this section of the Bay of Islands during the past decade. Mrs. Timmins, who is accompanied by her youngest daughter, will be remaining about a month, when she returns to the land of Uncle Sam, and hopes to visit here again next year.

  • Religious Celebrates Golden Jubilee
    St. Jacques was en fete on 29th ult, in honor of the Jubilee of Rev. Mother Bernard GREENE, Superioress of the Convent. His Lordship Bishop POWER presided at the function, assisted by Rev. Fr. Ward, of Scranton, Penn, Rev. Frs. Hawkins, St Croix, and the parish priest, Rev. P. W. BROWNE. After the ceremony the episcopal party left in yacht "CARMEL" for Bay de Espoir, to assist at the dedication of the Mic Mac Church at Conne River settlement.

  • West Coast News

    1. There will be a garden party at Crabbes on next Tuesday.
    2. The schr. "COLONIA" is taking a cargo of herring from St. George's to Halifax.
    3. The annual garden Party at Robinsons commences tomorrow and will be continued on Friday.
    4. On Tuesday the "ANTOINETTE" sailed from R. MOULTON's premises at Burgeo with 3,016 qtls cod for Oporto.
    5. The Anglican people of Stephenville Crossing held a garden party at that place yesterday, and it is being continued today.
  • Wanted
    2 Servants, no washing. Apply in person to Mrs. RUEL, Pleasant Point, or by letter to Bank of Montreal, Curling. (transcriber's note: at that time F. Herbert J. RUEL was manager of the Bank of Montreal, West Coast Branch, Curling)

All of the above items for Wednesday, Aug 5, 1914 were submitted by Linda Elkins-Schmitt

Wednesday, August 19, 1914: The schr. Francis Williard which had been landing coal at Summerside and Corner Brook, came down the river yesterday and is continuing her discharging.

Wednesday, November 11, 1914: Paul YOUNG found caribou very plentiful; he went up hunting on Friday and returned home on Saturday night with three heads.

Wednesday, December 2, 1914: Capt. P. YOUNG'S schr, Francis Willard, with 981 brls, herring from Bay of Islands to Sydney.


3 February 1915 Mrs Susanna MATTHEWS, of Burgeo, passed to her eternal rest on January 11th, at the extreme age of one hundred years. The body was laid to rest in the Anglican churchyard which nestles among the rocks of Burgeo. Among the mourners was Mrs. Fanny MATTHEWS, her daughter, who has exceeded the limit of three score years and ten. There are left 208 descendants, consisting of 11 children, 66 grandchildren, 121 great grand children, and 10 great, great grandchildren.
After a hard battle the steamer Seal, Capt, MURLEY, reached Halifax Tuesday night from the Magdalen Islands. Six days, were occupied in making the trip and during most of that time the steamer pounded heavily into the seas. The seas and ice carried away the anchor. An attempt by Captain MURLEY to put on the windlass compressor, nearly cost him his life. Just as he was in the act of doing this, the ship pitched forward and he was hurled against the windlass. The first ice was met off Cape North, between Cape North and St. Paul's. The ice was at first light but later the steamer soon ran into heavy ice. On Sunday the ship ran into a regular hurricane and it was during the worst part of this that Captain MURLEY came within an ace of being washed overboard. He was only saved from being plunged into the boiling sea by holding tightly on to a cable.
10 Feb 1915 Ed. Francis BUTT, son of Jas BUTT, and Edward EDMUNDS, Jr., son of Edward EDMUNDS, Sr., both of Child'd Point, have volunteered for service in the Nfld. Royal Naval Reserve.
17 Feb 1915 Mr GEORGE LOADER
At an early hour on Sunday morning a highly esteemed resident of Summerside, in the person of Mr. George LOADER, passed into the Great Beyond. Deceased had not been enjoying good health for a long time, and for several months he had been confined to his bed. As time passed he gradually became weaker until the summons came. Mr. LOADER was born at Summerside, fifty-two years ago, and resided there all his lifetime. He was a good citizen; kind and hospitable. For several years he carried on a dry goods and grocery business at that place. His wife predeceased him by several years. Interment took place yesterday afternoon from St. Mary's Church, Curling.
The marriage took place Thursday afternoon at St. Mary's Church, of Miss Maude HUNT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry HUNT, formerly of Harbor Grace, and Henry K. STONE, of Bay of Islands. Rev. H. PETLEY officiated. The bride was becomingly gowned in white embroidered voile with hat to match, and carried a boquet of apple blossoms. She was attended by Miss Mallie BAGGS, who wore a cream dress and blue sash. The groom was supported by his cousin, Wm. STONE. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of Mr. Jas. H. BAGGS, where, upon the arrival of the party, Mendelssohn's wedding march was played by Miss HOLMES. A delightful tea was served to a few immediate relatives and friends. Various toasts were proposed by Messrs. J.H. BAGGS, Geo ALLEN, Jas. H. PENNELL, Ed STONE and Samuel ALLEN, all of which were duly honoured. Mr. BAGGS, in proposing the health of the bride, congratulated the groom upon his good fortune in winning such a charming young woman. A musical programme was indulged in until 9 o'clock, when the party drove to the groom's home at Pleasant Cove, where a large number of relatives and friends of the contracting parties had assembled to join in the festivities, and where tables had been spread with delicious viands that would please the most fastidious. Owing to the large attendance, Roland DOMAN kindly placed his house at the disposal of the guests for amusement purposes, and where dancing and other games were indulged in during the night. The groom's gift to the bride was a bracelet watch, and to the bridesmaid a gold locket with chain. The happy couple were the recipients of many useful presents, testifying the esteem of their numerous friends.
Fire in Field Ignites Child's Clothing
By the spreading of a fire in a field, a little girl was burnt to death at Child's Point on Wednesday. The victum was Mavis Lillian ASH, the two-and-half-year-old daughter of Silas and Mrs. Carrie ASH. The little child was out in the field playing. A fire, which had been lit to burn up some rubbish spread among some old straw and quickly enveloped the child during the absence of its mother for a minute or two. The screeches of the little one drew the attention of Mrs. BUTT, who rushed into the flames and grasped her little granddaughter, whose clothing had already been burnt to a cinder. The child lived only two hours after being rescued. Mrs. BUTT in rescuing the child, became badly burnt also. The tragedy has been a severe shock to Mrs. ASH, who, we understand, is in a delicate condition of health, and the sympathy of the community is extended to her and her husband, in which the Star unites.
Capt. James DAYLEY
, of Salmonier, had his right leg broken by a sea last Wednesday. Capt. DAYLEY, of the schr. Shamrock, was fishing on the banks, 30 miles N.W. Of Bay of Islands. He had made two sets and was finding cod plentiful, when on Wednesday evening a tremendous sea brok over his vessel amidships. Capt DAYLEY was standing just forward the mainmast at the time and was knocked down, as were also the other members of the crew. When the vessel freed herself it was discovered that Capt DAYLEY's right leg had been broken between the knee and the thigh. He was taken to the cabin, where the Captain set the fractured limb himself. The vessel after put into Port au Port where the services of Dr. McDONALD were procured, after which she came on to Bay of Islands. At Woods Island Capt John HACKETT was engaged to take charge of the vessel during the present fishing voyage. Yesterday morning the Shamrock came up the Humber to Curling to land Capt DAYLEY.
June 1915 George and Henry ALLEN and crew left some days ago for Labrador in their motor boat. They reached Flower's Cove the second day after leaving here, having had a good run up the coast.
June 1915 The Boone (sic) Bay men and women who were down to St. John's as witnesses in the SNOWDEN case, arrived here last Wednesday, and on Saturday proceeded home by motor boat.
June 1915 Jas PENNELL, Jr., on Saturday caught a half pound native trout in Third Pond. We understand this to be the first native trout ever taken from that water.
June 1915 Capt A. LARKIN who had been here in the interest of CUNNINGHAM & THOMPSON, of Gloucester, and Mrs. LARKIN left by Monday's express for Gloucester.
June 1915 A woman named WINSOR, of Greenspond, says the Mail and Advocate, fell into a deep sleep about 10 days ago, and remained in this state for some 40 hours. On ..... (rest missing from my notes)
John BUTT and brothers trapped 40 qtls. In one haul on Friday.
The s.s. Port Saunders is becoming a popular boat with those who have occasion to travel by her: and the people in outlying parts of the Bay now have an easy means by which they may get from one place to another.....(rest missing from my notes)
A landslide at Mount Moriah on Saturday evening kept section foreman SHEPPARD and his gang busy will into Sunday morning. Several huge boulders rolled down the side of the mountain, hitting the railroad and crippling a pair of rails. These were replaced by new ones, and the debris was cleared away without interfering with the operation of trains.
Capt J.N. PETIPAS' schr, Triton sailed from Summerside on Friday, taking a cargo of split herring bulked in kenches to Halifax, where they will be packed in barrels for the Canadian Market.
Gorton-Pew Comany's schooner John R. BRADLEY sailed from Woods Island on Thursday, taking away 1,116 barrels pickled herring.
The C.H.E. Examinations begin on Monday, and will continue about a week.
Capline have been plentiful the past week around the shores of the islands.
Along the north side of the bay trapmen are doing well with cod.
Capt. PETIPAS' Miraculous Escape
The escape of Capt. Joseph N. PETIPAS, of Summerside, Bay of Islands, from instant death at the time of the explosion on board of this schooner Triton, last Thursday evening, is a marvel. Capt. PETIPAS and his crew reached Curling by Saturday evening's train, when they were interviewed by the Western Star. They sailed for Halifax in the schr. Triton, on Monday, 15th inst., with a cargo of bulked and barrelled herring. On Wednesday he ran into a heavy breeze from the south-west, and put into Codroy for the night. He sailed from there the next morning, and when about ten miles north west of Cape Ray, noticing that the vessel had been leaking considerably, Capt PETIPAS went below to try and discover the leak. He struck a match to aid him in his search, when a tremendous explosion occurred the concussion of which hurled Capt. PETIPAS up through the companion way. The quarter deck was blown out, two beams broken off as though they were but matchwood, two plank torn from the main deck, the vessel shook from stem to stern, and was set on fire. Capt. PETIPAS was rendered unconscious for a while. His left hand was badly bruised and he was considerably burned about the face and head. All the rest of the crew, however, escaped without injury. Fearing other explosions, the crew left the vessel in the ship's boat and stood by. After a while they again boarded the craft and put out the fire. They then worked her in shore to North-West Cove, where they anchored her in seventeen fathoms of water. It was not after dark and they proceeded to Codroy for the night. Next morning they went back to the craft to see what could be done in the way of salvaging the cargo and vessel, but found that she had been taken possession of by men from the vicinity, and towed to shore. The Triton was fitted with a gasoline engine as auxiliary power; but the engine had not been used since last fall. There was no gasoline on board of the vessel at the time of the mishap, which somewhat shrouds the occurrence with mystery. The explosion is thought, however, to have been due to gas from gasoline, which may have settled in the bottom of the vessel from last year. The gasoline gas being much heavier than air, would settle down and remain in confined places such as the bottom of a vessel for ages, unless forced out by a current of air.
George and Mrs. HOUSE, of Meadows, went to Daniel's Hr by the last trip of the Meigle. They will spend the summer there.
Rev. E. MERCER, who was attending the Methodist District Meeting at Curling, returned to St. George's by Monday's express.
His Lordship Bishop JONES, who was to Grand Falls on a visitation trip, returned to St. John's on Wednesday.
Misses Johanna and Elizabeth RUEL, who were attending school at Winsor, N.B., returned home on Sunday.
J.A. CLIFT, K.C., M.H.A., came in from Canada by Wednesday's express and proceeded to St. John's.
B.D. LILLY, teller of the Bank of Montreal at Curling, returned from St. John's on Monday.
James COOPER left for Pleasure Hr., Labrador, by the Meigie on Wednesday.
Rev. W.W. COTTON went to St. John's by Friday's No 2 express.
J.B. ORR, of the Cleveland Trading Co., passed west last week.
R. WHITTINGTON of the Log Cabin, was in Curling on Wednesday.
Geo. E. STONE went to Henley Hr by the Meigle.
Full assortment of Carriage and Cart Harnesses on hand. Comprising Sets, Straddles, Bridles, Pads, Collars, Breast Straps, Tracks, etc., etc. All handmade. Orders shipped same day as received. I guarantee first-class and up-to-date work combined with best imported leather and accessories. Repairing a specialty. James HAYES, Stephenville
June 1915 William ALLEN has installed a 27-h.p. motor engine in the schr. Bertha ALLEN, and the craft has been otherwise fitted up with accommodations. She will be used by a arty of tourists in cruising the West Coast, leaving here early next month.
June 1915 The s.s. Portia, Capt. Jos KEAN, arrived Sunday evening from St. John's and intermediate ports, and after landing mails, etc., proceeded to Bonne Bay, from which place she proceeded direct to Sydney.
June 1915 The Seal returned from Bonne Bay on Saturday evening. She took on board several hundred barrels of pickled herring, and next morning sailed for Halifax via usual ports.
June 1915 The s.s. Seal, Capt. Geo MURLEY, arrived from Halifax and intermediate ports on Friday morning. She brought a quantity of pig iron and considerable general merchandise.
June 1915 Wool has been ordered from St. John's for the W.P.A. of this place, and when it arrives it may be had at the Parsonage or from Mrs. FISHER.
July? 1915 CURLING: Mr. Thomas PAYNE and Miss Flossie BELLOWS were united in holy wedlock last evening, at St. Mary's church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. PETLEY.
July? 1915 CURLING: American sweaters, all wool, in red, gray and navy, right up-to-date. We carry only latest style goods. HAYES Clothing Store, Curling.-advt.
July? 1915 CURLING: The patriotic garden fete at Pleasant Point was continued on Thursday. But owing to the day being so warm, many of the sports were cancelled.
July? 1915 CURLING: John CLARKE, who had three ribs broken by falling through PARSONS mill at Gilliams, is on the high road to recovery, and will soon be all right again.
July? 1915 CURLING: The s.s. Seal, Capt. G. MURLEY, arrived from Halifax and intermediate ports yesterday morning.
July? 1915 CURLING: Mrs. Chas. STEWART, of Woods Island, was in Curling the first of the week.
July? 1915 CURLING: The roof of the church of the Sacred Heart is being re-shingled.
July? 1915 CURLING: Rev. P. BRYCE officiated at the Methodist Church here on Sunday.
15 September 1915 John T BUTT, of Child's Point, has just launched what is considered one of the finest built motor boats in Bay of Islands, and there are many fine boats. She is called the Lintrose, and on Saturday Capt. BUTT's son, Arthur, took a party of young people for a spin on the Humber Sound on her trial trip. They called at Curling and Meadows, and spent a jolly good evening. We trust Capt. BUTT will be as successful with the herring this fall in his new boat as he was with cod the past summer in his other one.
15 September 1915 FREAK POTATO: Our esteemed friend George WHEELER, of Frenchman's Cove, whilst devoting considerable attention to the fisheries, is quite an agriculturist, and raises some of the best vegetables in the Bay. We have on exhibition in our office a potato, received from him, which is a most peculiar looking tuber. It is of a triangular shape, measuring 7 inches on one side, and the other two sides measure 7 inches each. Although not fully grown, it weighs 1 lbs., and somewhat resembles four potatoes in one. But for weight, George will have to try again before he can outclass our old friend Sandy McDONALD, of Child's Point.
22 September 1915 (part 1) OBITUARY - Mr. Clement PENNELL: This community was shocked on Thursday to learn of the sudden death of Mr. Clement PENNELL, which sad event took place at an early hour that morning. He had risen before daylight, and, partly dressing himself, went downstairs. Mrs. PENNELL was awake at the time, and knew of her husband leaving the bedroom, and expected him to return shortly, but she soon fell asleep again. Upon awakening about 6 o'clock, she discovered that her husband had not returned, so she aroused the household. After a diligent search was made of the house and surrounding grounds, the lifeless body of the unfortunate man was discovered sitting up in the well close by the dwelling house. No one knows why he went there; but it is surmised he was in a semi-comatose state, and getting into the chilly water the shock was so great as to cause his demise. By the death of Mr. PENNELL an old and respected landmark has been removed from Bay of Island. Born at Sandy Point, Bay St. George, in 1842, he came to Bay of Islands over half a century ago. A year or two later he married Miss Mary CAMPBELL, of Port au Port, and settled down here, hewing for himself a homestead out of the forest of Birchy Cove, known to-day as Curling. Being possessed of an iron will and indomitable courage, the many obstacles encountered in those days melted away as dew before the morning sun.
22 September 1915 (part 2) OBITUARY Mr. Clement PENNELL ( part 2): For a number of years he successfully carried on a fishing and coasting trade, taking his fishery products to Montreal and other Canadian ports, and bringing home therefrom his household supplies. His home was ever open to the stranger, and his hospitality to all was proverbial. As special police constable for Bay of Islands he ably served for some time in conjunction with the late W. H. BAGG. For about twenty-eight years Mr. PENNELL was engaged in telegraph line repairing on the West Coast, and helped to erect the first telegraph line put across the country from here to Green Bay. Many and untold were the hardships he endured in those days. Braving blinding blizzards with the mercury away below zero, the fording of swollen streams in winter time, the conveying of heavy mail packs together with his repairing outfit from Bay St. George to Bonne Bay alone were common occurences, and it required a man with a brave heart and an adamantine constitution to perform this service. Such a person was found in Mr. PENNELL; and his work was always faithfully and efficiently carried out.
Now the labourer's task is o'er,
Now the battle day is past;
Now upon the father shore
Lands the voyager at last;
and he has been gathered home, as a shock of wheat ripened for the garner. The funeral took place Friday afternoon, and a large concourse of people followed the remains to the graveside at St. Mary's cemetery. The deceased is survived by a widow, four daughters and six sons, to whom the sympathy of the community is extended.
Sept-Oct 1915 OBITUARY - Miss Emmie GUY: A telegram received by Jas. H BAGGS on Monday announced the sorrowful tidings of the death of Miss Emmie GUY, which sad event occurred at Carbonear on Saturday. Miss GUY contracted a severe cold while teaching school at Humbermouth last winter, and had to resign her position in April and go home. Later it developed into the dread disease consumption, and although skilled medical practitioners attended her the ravages of the fell disease could not be arrested. Miss GUY was a most estimable young lady, kind and affectionate to her pupils, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. GUY, of Carbonear, to whom in the hour of their bereavement we extend our sympathy.
On Monday Mrs. John LYNCH, of Petrie's fell down and fractured a small bone of her right leg. Dr. FISHER wa called and attended to the injured limb.
On Monday Kenneth DOMAN met with an accident which will lay him up for a month or more. While working at his fishing boat he inflicted a cut on his arm, in which Dr. FISHER found it necessary to insert six stitches in order to close the wound.
Thomas BRAKE, of Meadows, accidentally chopped his left arm about the wrist on Friday, severing several of the leaders. Dr. FISHER had to insert several stitches.
John CLARKE of Curling, is certainly up against misfortune this season. On Wednesday, while operating the shingle machine at PARSONS mill, he had his left hand so badly lacerated by coming in contact with the saw, that Dr. FISHER found it necessary to amputate the two middle fingers. Only a short while since when Mr. CLARKE had the misfortune to have several ribs broken, from which he was only just recovering, when he met with Wednesday's accident.
13 October 1915 A wharf 120 feet long has been constructed at Woman Cove, Middle Arm, by J.N. PETIPAS, stores 80 x 80, cook house and bunk house, with accommodation for over eighty persons, have been erected for the use of A. FLETT & Co. in the prosecution of the herring fishery. Middle Arm has been a hive of industry since the middle of August.
20 October 1915 In the salvage case of the schr Triton, Capt J.N. PETIPAS, judgement was entered in the Supreme Court at St. John's last Tuesday in favor of Capt. PETIPAS and allowing him $121 damages. W.R. HOWLEY was for BRUCE, and Hon. M.P: GIBBS forPETIPAS.
20 October 1915 On Sabbath, 24th Oct., the Communion will be observed in the Presbyterian Church, Corner Brook, at 11 a.m. And at Petrie's at 4 p.m.
Had 50 Souls on Board: On Sunday, 17th inst., the s.s. Home picked up the Conception Bay schooner Conscript with all her sails blown away, and towed her in to Cape Charles, Labrador. The vessel is owned by the firm of P. Templeman. She lost her sails in the storm of the previous day, and drifted to Battle Harbor Islands, where she anchored, till the Home went to her rescue. She had on board fifty souls, among whom were several women and children. The schooner will have to remain at Cape Charles till refitted with sails.
December 1915 CURLING: The s.s. Seal, Capt GALLOP, arrived here Monday night from Halifax via St. Paul's Island, from which place she came direct. She brought a big freight for this place and Bonne Bay, and will take back a full cargo of barrelled herring.
December 1915 CURLING: Election of a new Road Board for Curling, takes place at the Court House to-morrow night. The jurisdiction of the new Board is to extend from Crow Gulch to Cook's Cove.
December 1915 CURLING: The s.s.Portia returned from north on Friday morning, and after taking on board a quantity of barreled herring, sailed for St. John's via the south coast.
December 1915 CURLING: It is rumored that one of our most popular young ladies will shortly be leaving us to gladden the hearth and grace the home of a resident of the Great Republic.
December 1915 CURLING: James PENNELL has about 3,000 pounds of Fresh Beef stock for the Festive Season. Place your orders early and secure a choice cut.-advt. Dec 13 3 ins.
December 1915 CURLING: The s.s. Home sailed North on Sunday morning, and may not be expected back again till about the end of this week.
December 1915 CURLING: The s.s. Sable I, Capt. George MURLEY is due here early next week, she being scheduled to leave Halifax to-day.
December 1915 PERSONAL MENTION: Dean READ visited Bonne Bay last week, having gone there and returned to Curling by the Portia. On Friday he proceeded to St. George's to take part in the opening of the new church at Sandy Point.
December 1915 PERSONAL MENTION: Capt. G MURLEY, formerly of the Seal, has been promoted to the command of the Sable, and Capt. GALLOP has been appointed to the command of the Seal. We congratulate them both.
December 1915 PERSONAL MENTION: Canon BOLT, who was to St. George's attending the opening of the new St. Stephen's Church at Sandy Point, returned to St. John's by Sunday's express.
December 1915 PERSONAL MENTION: Capt. Norman ROSS, who had been to Bonne Bay loading the schr. Jas. DOUGLAS, came to Curling Monday night. He returns to Gloucester to-day.
December 1915 PERSONAL MENTION: F.H.J. RUEL, manager of the Bank of Montreal at Curling, and his son James, went to Sydney by Monday's express.
December 1915 PERSONAL MENTION: J. P. And Mrs WHITAKER came from Grand Lake on Monday. They propose spending the winter in Curling.
December 1915 PERSONAL MENTION: W.H. TAYLOR joined the express train at St. George's on Saturday night for New York

December 1915


St. Mary's Church: The usual Christmas services will be held at St. Mary's Church on Saturday, and will be conducted by Rev. H. PETLEY. The services will consist of Holy Communion at 8 a.m., and Mattius and Holy Communion at 11 a.m. The interior of the building is being decorated with evergreens, for the festive season.


Wednesday, January 3, 1917: The cruiser Fiona bunkered from Capt. Paul YOUNG'S schooner Francis Williard yesterday.

A short notice appeared in the "Notes from the Codroys" column from the May 16, 1917 edition as follows:
The death occurred at Millville on the 6th instant, of Capt. Richard Hynes, Sr., after a long and painful illness. He was buried at Searston on the following Tuesday.
(Contributed by Cathie Grant & Gloria Bruce)

Wednesday, November, 14, 1917: Capt. YOUNG, who returned from North Sydney last week, reports that he has had his schooner Francis Willard repaired, and she will bring a cargo of coal here late[.]

Wednesday,November 14, 1917: Capt. YOUNG, who returned from North Sydney last week, reports that he has had his schooner Francis Willard repaired, and she will bring a cargo of coal here late[.]

The storms of last week were disastrous to shipping along the Atlantic seaboard, and those craft which pulled through experienced very trying times. Two Gloucester fishing vessel[s] came to grief. PETIPAS' schooner, Douglas Adams, was lost on the way to Bay of Islands. The s.s. Simcoe was abandoned off the Magdelene Islands. The Seal which attempted to go to her rescue had such a hard time of it that she too had to run for shelter, after shipping a number of huge seas and shifting part of her cargo. The Portia had to lay up at Channel. The Glencoe was some six days doing about thirty-six hours work. The s.s. Adrian Islin came near going ashore at Caplin Cove, lost her compass and sustained other damage so that she had to be towed to Sydney for repairs. Basha's schooner, Acadia, carried away her foresail and had to put into St. George's. Paul YOUNG'S schooner, Francis Willard, broke from the pier at St. George's and went ashore, where she now lies and is likely to become a total wreak. At Codroy, one man lost several barrels of flour and apples which were being landed by boat from the Seal. At Channel a small building was thrown by the force of the wind against the Public Building, which became somewhat damaged. Some vessels caught in the storms are yet unreported, and it is feared that some of them met with mishap. So far, however, we have not heard of any loss of life. At Port aux Basque the velocity of the wind was 95 miles an hour.

(All of the above items for 1915 were contributed by Linda Elkins-Schmitt)


Wednesday, April 9, 1919: Pte. Wm. YOUNG, of the Canadian Forces, arrived here by train last Tuesday on a visit to his father. Sergt. S.P. YOUNG, of the R. Nfld. Regiment, who came across from England recently, arrived home on Saturday.

30 April 1919
Curling News:

At Petries Crossing Samuel ALLEN and others are having a new ship built. The "S.S. George L" took up the Bay of Islands Steam mail service on Sunday.

Wednesday, 14 May 1919
Curling News:

Schooner "Earl Grey", Captain John McLEOD sailed yesterday morning with a cargo of herring for New York.

Wednesday, 28 May 1919
Bay of Islands News:

Cod has struck in along the north shore of the Bay. At Beverley's some traps are doing fairly well. On Friday BUTTs had 20 tubs from 2 traps.

Wednesday, 2 July 1919
Curling News:

Schooner "Ada Mildred", Capt. R. HILLIARD with a cargo of gasoline and kerosene arrived from New York Saturday morning.

9 July 1919
Curling News:

Schooner "Ada Mildred" went to Woods Island last week to load fish from the Bay of Islands Fishery Company for Gloucester.

23 July 1919: S. Farnell of Corner Brook who went to New York for medical treatment has returned home greatly improved.

13 August 1919
The Schooner "Earl Grey" with Capt. J. MacLEOD, arrived in St Pierre on Friday.

1 October 1919
Mrs. George PYE
Mrs. George PYE of Cape Charles, Labrador, died very suddenly in the hospital at Battle Harbour, Tuesday, September 10, age 59 years, due to heart failure. Mrs. Pye was a lady much loved by those who knew her and her sudden death came as a severe shock to the community. Her maiden name was Emily FRENCH and she was born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. She is survived by her husband, a prominant fisherman at Cape Charles, and the following children: Mrs. Benjamin STONE of Henley Hr, Mrs. Augustus BRADLEY of Indian Cove, George Junior, Amelia, May, Archibald and Kenneth at home.
Meadows Notes:
A large boat is under construction here for BARRY Brothers of Summerside. George BRAKE is superintending the job.

8 October 1919
Curling News:
George ALLEN
had two fingers of his left hand cut off and the others badly lacerated by coming into contact with a saw at his mill on Monday.

15 October 1919
Curling News:
George ALLEN
who met with an accident ten days ago at his sawmill went to St John's by Sunday's Express to enter the General Hospital.

November 1919
Schooner "George L" going from Bay of Islands to Bonne Bay with mail.

15 December 1919: Mrs J.A. Farnell nee Mary Benzy, relict of the late John A Farnell of Corner Brook passed away on Monday, 15, at the age of 82 years. She was born at Mabou, Cape Breton. Forty two years ago she came to the Bay of Islands on the Schooner Kate MacKenzie with her husband and settled at Corner Brook where they raised a family of six, five of whom survived. Her husband predeceased her by 18 years

All of the above articles dated from April 30, 1919 to December 15, 1919 were submitted by Linda Elkins-Schmitt

December 31 1919, Western Star

FARNELL, Mrs. J.A. (nee Mary Benzy)
Mrs J.A. Farnell nee Mary Benzy
, relict of the late John A Farnell of Corner Brook passed away on Monday, 15, at the age of 82 years. She was born at Mabou, Cape Breton. Forty two years ago she came to the Bay of Islands on the Schooner Kate MacKenzie with her husband and settled at Corner Brook where they raised a family of six, five of whom survived. Her husband predeceased her by 18 years.
Contributer: Linda Ulrich Schmitt


September 1920
(transcriber's notes: there are not complete entries, just list of names found in article)
Death of Mr. William BARRETT, father of Al Barrett, from Twillingate. Born at Freshwater, Conception Bay, 29 Jun 1838, passed away at 4 score and 2 years of age.

We offer our congratulations to Sebastian YOUNG, upon his winning of the Rhodes Scholarship for 1921. Seb is the youngest son of Capt. Paul YOUNG of this place. He was born in Codroy, and came here some years ago with his parents. From St. Patrick's school he passed on to Bonaventure College. He taught at Dunville, Placentia, and afterwards was appointed principal of Notre Dame academy at Grand Falls. He fought in France with the Newfoundland Regiment and was wounded. He is now studying medicine at Dalhousie University.
Contributor: Linda Elkins-Schmitt



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