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The Western Star Archived Obits and Tid Bits
1921 to 1930



Wednesday, September 7, 1921
William YOUNG
, mate of the schr. Itaska, and John GUSHUE, cook, arrived home by Wednesday's No.2 express. They had a thrilling time when they lost their schooner on the 19th ult. off St. Pierre. The Itaska, Capt. Jos. PETIPAS, sailed from North Sydney on 18th August, for Bonavista with a cargo of coal of 249 tons. Early next morning the schooner ran into a heavy gale from the south-west. The seas were mountainous and the heavy labouring caused the craft to spring aleak when about seventy miles off the Cape Breton Coast. The pumps were manned but the water continued to gain on them and it soon became evident that there were little or no prospects of saving the schooner. The gale continued with unabated fury all Thursday and all through the night, tearing in shreds most of the schooner's sails. About 10 o'clock land was sighted. What little canvas that was left was rigged and about six hours later the Itaska was beached on the northwest shore of the Island under the towering cliffs which reached a height of some three hundred feet and five miles from the nearest habitation.
The crew effected a landing by a dory which had escaped the ravage of the sea, and spent the night on the beach between towering cliffs and raging seas, using the ship's riding sail for a camp. They were noticed next morning by some fishermen who landed and took them off and conveyed them to St. Pierre where they proceeded from there to North Sydney by the Pro Patria, and Captain PETIPAS and his son Clifford proceeded to Halifax and W. YOUNG, J. GUSHUE of here, and G. BRAKE, of St. George's came home by the Kyle.
Contributor: John Paul Bradford


Wednesday, March 28, 1923
The stork presented Capt. and Mrs. Paul YOUNG with a baby boy on Sunday.

May 23, 1923
Note of Thanks

Mr. & Mrs. A.G.Bartlett desire to express their sincere thanks to all kind friends who sent letters of sympathy and wreaths at the death of their dear son Harold.
Contributor: Linda Elkins-Schmitt

Western Star May 23, 1923
George HUNT:

One of the oldest residents of Bay of Islands in the person of Mr George Hunt, Summerside, passed away last Thursday. Mr. Hunt was a native of Conception Bay but had spent about half a century in Bay of Islands. For years he sailed the yacht "Sapper" with the late Rev J Curling. Mr. Hunt was 89 years of age on 29th last December. The funeral took place from St Marys Church on Sunday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the Church of England cemetery at Curling.
(transcriber's note: George Benjamin HUNT was married to Lucy MILLS. She died in 1883 and is buried in Chateau, Labrador. They were the parents of Ann Elizabeth, John Mills, Benjamin, Eliza, Ursula, Mary Louisa, Sarah and George Edward Hunt)
Contributor: Linda Elkins-Schmitt


Wednesday, July 1, 1925, p.2.
and Mrs. YOUNG and daughter, arrived here last week on a visit to Dr. YOUNG'S father, Capt. Paul YOUNG of Petries.


Wednesday, December 22, 1926
The marriage of Mr. William YOUNG and Miss Mona BATCOCK is announced to take place at the Church of the Sacred Heart, on Christmas Eve.

Wednesday, December 29, 1926
The marriage of Mr. William YOUNG, Son of Capt. Paul YOUNG, of Petries Crossing and Miss Mona BATTCOCK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John BATTCOCK, of Curling at the Church of the Sacred Heart on Christmas Eve, in the presence of a large number of witnesses. the ceremony was performed by Rev. Fr. BROSNAN. A reception was held the following evening. The bride was the recipient of a large number of valuable presents.
Contributor: John Paul Bradford



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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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