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Conception Bay North - Harbour Grace

Public Meeting about a Fire, 1868


A public Meeting was held on the 14th at the Temperance Hall, to make arrangements for an appeal to the Legislature for aid to the sufferers by the calamitous fire, which rendered so many homeless. 50 families, comprising of 280 people were rendered houseless, and suffer severe privations, who a few days ago were in comfortable circumstances. The principal trading part of town between LeMarchant Street and Victoria Street were on the 12th of April reduced to ashes.

The following is the list of sufferers.

South side of Water Street:

  • Dr. Allen
  • N.&J. Jillard
  • Messrs Punton & Munn
  • John Fisher
  • Captain Munn
  • Captain Taylor
  • James Hippesley
  • Captain Drysdale
  • Rachael Green
  • Doyle and Hunt
  • Messrs. Ridley and Sons
  • Messrs. Rutherford Brothers
  • Captain John Stephenson
  • and Charles Walker.

    North side of Water Street:

  • Thomas Woolfry
  • Mrs. Mulley
  • Richard Lahey
  • John Byrne
  • Patrick French
  • J. C. Toussaint
  • Robert Walsh
  • Misses Prendergast
  • James Drysdale
  • William Burke
  • Mrs. Dixon
  • Pierce Maher
  • Mrs. Donovan
  • Catherine Degan
  • Garett Condon
  • William Fitzgerald
  • Mathias O'Neil
  • Mrs. Cooney
  • Mrs. Gushue
  • Peter Murphy
  • Mrs. Maddox
  • Dillon and Thomas Walsh
  • Mrs. Konan
  • Patrick Strapp
  • Mrs. Finn
  • and John Mulally.

    In the rear of Water Street:

  • Michael Power
  • Mr. Green
  • Thomas Candler
  • Thomas Griffin
  • William Grubert
  • Peter Murphy
  • Mrs. Brien
  • Mrs. Lahey
  • and Patrick Scanlan.
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