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Conception Bay North Region
Carbonear Herald and Outport Telephone
Carbonear Herald and Railroad Journal
1879 - 1882Place of publication: Carbonear
Began publication: May 22, 1879.
Last issue located: Aug. 26, 1882.
The Carbonear Herald carried domestic and foreign news, fishing and shipping news, legislative proceedings, religious news, advertisements, serial fiction and poetry. Although it said it would be "giving independent and generous support to the government", the editorials were mainly concerned with development of the colony and analysis of foreign affairs. The Herald was an enthusiastic supporter of the railway, roads, education, fire organizations, public improvements and home industry.
The records were transcribed by MAXINE EDWARDS June 2002. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
||June 5, 1879||Drowning||Found Drowned. – At half past 5 o’clock last Sunday evening, the body of a man named MICHAEL HINES was taken out of the water at O’Dwyer’s Cove, St. John’s. The deceased had been missing since the 9th of April.
||June 5, 1879||Drowning||HENRY ELLSWORTH, aged 38, while setting nets near New Haven, Victoria Country, on Monday last, was drawn overboard and drowned. He leaves a wife and three children. Formerly belonged to Newfoundland. – Halifax paper, May 31.
||June 5, 1879||Marriage||Married at St. John’s, on the 27th inst. by the Rev. C. Meek, EDWIN EDGAR, Esq., of Greenspond, to HELEN, second daughter of Mr. J.R. EWING.
||June 5, 1879||Marriage||Married at Carbonear, on the 22nd May, at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. John Goodison, Mr. JAMES TAYLOR, to Miss FANNY, second daughter of Mr. John WINSOR. (Toronto papers please copy.)
||June 12, 1879||Death||About a fortnight ago, a schooner having arrived at Western Bay from St. John’s, the crew went ashore in small boats; each went his own way for home. A few days after one of them, STEPHEN ROGERS, was missing; a search was made resulting in the finding of his dead body, not far from where they landed. The night having been very dark it is supposed he missed his way and fell over a cliff, which over hangs where his corpse was found. He belonged to Ochre Pit Cove. – Com
||June 12, 1879||Rescue||On yesterday about noon as a man named ROBERT MORE and another man was sailing from Broad Cove with a load of caplin, the skiff upset. Robert succeeded in clinging to the keel by which he held on till observed by Mr. Taylor, the keeper of the Carbonear Light House, who valiantly put off and rescued him. Were it not for Mr. Taylor, Bob More would be no “more.”
||June 12, 1879||Birth||Birth – On Sunday morning last, the wife of Mr. RICHARD RYAN, of a daughter.
||June 19, 1879||Death||We regret to learn of the death by accident at Little Bay Mines, on Tuesday 10th inst., of a man named YOUNG, of Bay Roberts. His death was caused by collision of a loaded car which ran from the track into an empty one, which he had been watching. Poor Young leaves a wife and three children.
||June 19, 1879||Death||The “Frank”, Jackman master, to Messrs. W. Grieve & Co., also arrived on Saturday morning. On Wednesday night the “Frank” lost one of her crew, a man named FRANCIS WHITTLE, belonging to Placentia.
||June 19, 1879||Death||Died on Tuesday 10th inst., Mr. HENRY TAYLOR, aged 29 years, son of Henry Taylor, Esq., Collector H.M. Customs, Bonne Bay.
||June 19, 1879||Death||Died at St. John’s, on Sunday last, FERNANDO MONTOYA, aged 21 years.
||June 26, 1879||Birth||Birth – At Brigus, on the 13th inst., the wife of Mr. Thos. MURPHY, shoemaker, of a daughter.
||June 26, 1879||Suicide||PATRICK MULLIN, merchant, of Ottawa, committed suicide with arsenic on the 16th ult.
||July 3, 1879||Death||A little boy son of Mr. Kenny, of James’ Street, died this morning form the effects of a wound inflicted by a stone thrown yesterday by a companion while at play. – Telegram.
||July 3, 1879||Deaths||The steamer Hercules brought to St. John’s on Saturday last, the bodies of Mrs. MANNING and AMBROSE HARTIGAN who died a few days since the former at Bett’s Cove and the latter at Little Bay.
||July 3, 1879||Birth||Birth – At Heart’s Content on Sat. 28th ult., the wife of A.A. THOMPSON, Esq., of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company, of a daughter.
||July 3, 1879||Birth||At the same place, on Tuesday, the wife of Mr. J. JAMES, of a son.
||July 3, 1879||Death||Died – At St. John’s, on the 16th ult., aged 68 years, Mrs. MARGARET POWER, wife of Mr. Michael Power, Cochrane St.
||July 10, 1879||Birth||Birth – On Thursday last, the wife of Mr. George E. TAYLOR, of a daughter.
||July 17, 1879||Birth||Birth – On Tuesday last, the wife of Mr. Henry FOGWILL, of a son.
||July 17, 1879||Marriage||Married – On Tuesday evening, at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. John Goodison, W.M., the Rev. ANTHONY HILL,W.M., to HARRIET SOPHIA, youngest daughter of the Hon. John RORKE, Carbonear.
||July 17, 1879||Marriage||Married on the same day at the residence of the bride’s father by Rev. Joseph Pasco, assisted by Revds. W.E. Shenstone and Chas. Ladner, the Rev. EDGAR TAYLOR, Methodist Minister of Random Sound, Trinity Bay, son of Mr. Fredk. R. Taylor, Carbonear, to JANIE, second daughter of George GUSHUE, Esq., J.P., Collector of H.M. Customs, Brigus.
||August 7, 1879||Death||Died – On Monday evening, August 14, JAMES M. DONNELLY, Esq., of St. John’s, Barrister-at-Law, aged 27 years.
||August 14, 1879||Death||From the ‘Evening Telegram’ we learn of the death of the Rev. THOS. BOONE, late Rural Dean of Notre Dame Bay, which melancholy event took place rather suddenly at Hampton, N.B., on Sunday last.
||August 21, 1879||Death||Died – At Trinity, on Wednesday, July 30th, fortified by the last Sacraments of the Church. Mr. JOHN MURPHY, aged 46 years. Deceased was the second son of the late Thomas Murphy and nephew of P. Murphy, Esq., of above place.
||August 21, 1879||Death||Died – At Brigus, on Monday evening, 18th inst., after a long and tedious illness, WILLIAM, oldest son of Mr. Samuel WASHER, planter, of that place.
||August 28, 1879||Drownings||Labrador intelligence via Bett’s Cove, informs us that SAMUEL HALFYARD and his son, with JOHN PARSONS and MARK KENNELL, all of Ochre Pit Cove, North Shore, and belonging to vessel the Nine Brotners, were lately drowned at Little Harbor, Labrador. – Nflder.
||September 4, 1879||Drowning||By advices received per mail from King’s Cove, Bonavista Bay, we learn that a sad accident, resulting in loss of life, occurred at Knight’s Cove, on the 15th ult. It appears that whilst two men, named respectively, RICHARD HANCOCK and WILLIAM RICKETTS, were fishing in a boat off the harbor, the boat was upset by a squall, poor Hancock going down with her. He leaves a widow and four children. Hancock’s wife saw the boat upset, and was consequently nearly distracted for several days. Ricketts was saved by holding on to an oar until assistance came, and was subsequently brought into King’s Cove in a state of great exhaustion. Medical assistance was promptly rendered by Dr. Levisconte, and the man, who had been an hour in the water, was quickly restored.
||September 4, 1879||Marriage||Married – On Wed. evening last at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, by the Rev. Wm. Forristal, Administrator, Mr. MAURICE A. DEVINE, of King’s Cove, Bonavista Bay to BRIDGET THERESA, youngest daughter of Mr. John KINSELLA, Blacksmith, of St. John’s.
||September 11, 1879||Death||Died – On Saturday, 7th inst., RICHARD RAFTUS, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 34 years.
||September 18, 1879||Birth||Birth – At Portugal Cove, on the 10th inst., the wife of Mr. William DALTON, Constable, of a son.
||September 25, 1879||Death||Labrador News: Venison Island, Sept. 13 – A sad accident occurred here yesterday. A son of Dan. CALLAHAN, of Carbonear, shot his sister dead, the gun going off accidentally, the shot passing through her head.
||September 25, 1879||Death||Died – At Fogo, on the 17th inst. JANET BERTHA, the beloved child of Mr. Joseph RENDELL, aged six years and five months.
||October 2, 1879||Death||The Late JOHN MUNN Esq. – It is with feelings of sincere regret we have to record today, the demise, at the venerable age of 73 years, of the above mentioned universally esteemed and respected gentleman, which melancholy event took place at Southport, near Liverpool, on Sunday last. The lamented deceased had been long and honorably connected with Newfoundland, having been resident in this colony for a period, as we understand of upwards of half a century. Having upon his first arrival in this colony occupied a prominent position in the old and respectable firm of Baine Johnston & Co., the late Mr. Munn subsequently commenced business at Harbor Grace in conjunction with the late Capt. Punton, the firm so successfully established continued not only to prosper, but to expand to its present vast dimensions, under the able guidance and direction of the lamented deceased, who at the time of his death was the leading member of the present large and respectable firm of John Munn & Co. In addition to his extensive connection with the trade and fisheries of this colony, the late Mr. Munn also, for some years held a seat in the Legislative Council, being subsequently elected to the General Assembly as one of the representatives for the important district of Harbor Grace, both which positions he filled with honor to himself and advantage to the country. In the lamented deceased Newfoundland has lost one of her first and best business men, Conception Bay a merchant, and Harbor Grace a citizen and benefactor whose place it will be difficult to supply. To the bereaved widow, family and relatives of the lamented deceased we respectfully tender our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy in this, the hour of their affliction.
||October 2, 1879||Death||Sudden Death – We regret having to announce the demise of an old and respectable resident of Carbonear, Mr. ALFRED PENNEY, of Harbor Rock Hill, which took place rather suddenly on Saturday last. The deceased who was in his seventy-third year, was engaged in his potato garden, and being absent from his house longer than was expected, upon search being made was found dead, lying across one of the trenches. Death is supposed to have resulted from heart disease.
||October 2, 1879||Marriage||Married – At the residence of the bride’s mother, Sept. 28th, by the Rev. J. Shenton, Mr. JOSEPH NICHOLL to Miss SOPHIA BURSELL, of St. John’s.
||October 9, 1879||Death||A man named CLEMENT JAMES, of Carbonear, was recently lost from the ‘Racer’, off Vension Island, a strong squall of wind blowing him from the topmast of the vessel.
||October 9, 1879||Death||Obituary – It is with feelings of sincere regret that we have to record in our present issue, the demise on Friday last, 3rd inst., from a severe attack of low nervous fever, at the early age of twenty-four years, of Miss ELLEN (Ellie) FLYNN, youngest daughter of Mr. M.J. Flynn, an old and much respected inhabitant of Harbor Grace, in which town he has resided for upwards of half a century. The early and we might say, almost unexpected demise of this estimable young lady, the youngest sister of the Rev. S. Flynn, of Carbonear, and of Professor David and Mr. John Flynn, of Harbor Grace, has not only been the means of plunging her respected family into grief and affliction the most profound, as might naturally be expected from the sudden loss of one so near and dear, but the poignancy of domestic grief has been still further augmented, from the intimate knowledge of the many prominent and leading virtues of her character, to which may be superadded brilliant musical, artistic and literary talents of a very high order.
||October 9, 1879||Death||Since our last issue intelligence has been received of the decease at Montreal, on Thursday last, of Mr. H.C. FALLON, for many years Chief of Police at Harbor Grace. The deceased who had occupied the position referred to for a period of upwards of twenty-one years was much respected by all classes of the community. His remains which were shipped on board the Vanguard for conveyance to Newfoundland, arrived yesterday at St. John’s.
||October 16, 1879||Death||Near Conception Harbor, on Friday morning last, a fine young woman named MANSFIELD, about 25 years of age, was engaged in removing property from her father’s stage. A sea broke with great violence and carried away the stage with the poor girl. The body has not been recovered.
||October 23, 1879||Death||Died – On Tuesday evening last, after a long and tedious illness, born with Christian resignation to the Divine will, Miss THERESA DWYER, age 39 years.
||October 23, 1879||Funeral||The funeral of Head Constable FALLON took place at Harbor Grace on Thursday last.
||October 30, 1879||Death||Died on board the Schooner “Atlanta,” Captain Timothy Hayden, on the passage from White Bears, Labrador, Mr. DAVID CONNELL, a native of Broad Cove, North Shore. Deceased was 65 years of age, and leaves a family of ten children to mourn their irreparable loss. His remains were landed at Broad Cove on Saturday last, 24th inst.
||October 30, 1879||Charged||A girl named COBBYDUCK was charged with the concealment of the birth of a child at Labrador during the past year. The Bill of Indictment in this case having been submitted to the Jury was ignored and the Court adjourned until tomorrow Friday.
||November 13, 1879||Funeral||The remains of the young girl CALLAHAN, referred to in our columns of the 26th Sept. last, as accidentally shot by her brother at Venison Island, Labrador, arrived here on Friday last. The funeral of the deceased which was attended by a large and respectable number of relatives, friends and the people of Carbonear generally, took place from the residence of her afflicted parents on the afternoon of Sunday last.
||November 13, 1879||Death||The remains of the late Mrs. MARY KNOX, wife of Mr. Michael Knox, who died at River Head Harbor Grace, on the 6th, aged 70 years were conveyed to Carbonear for interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery on Sunday evening last. Deceased resided in Carbonear for many years.
||November 13, 1879||Wrecks||The master of the Theresa reports the loss near Quirpoon of the schooner Wild Briar, Ryan master, belonging to Brigus, also two decked boats, Griffin and Hussey of Upper Island Cove, masters respectively, all three crafts were coming from Labrador, and having been caught in a snowstorm from the E.N.E., on the night of the 5th inst. were running for Quirpoon for refuge but mistook the harbor and ran ashore in the bight between Ran Gally Head and Quirpoon, and became total wrecks. All hands were saved except a poor girl name GALLOWAY, belonging to Island Cove, who was unfortunately drowned in the wreck of Griffin’s croft. The Theresa did not leave the Labrador coast until the 6th, thus escaping the storm.
||November 13, 1879||Birth||Birth – At Brigus, on the 5th inst., the wife of T.D. SCANLAN, Esq., of the Anglo-American Telegraph Co. of a son.
||November 13, 1879||Marriage||Married – At the Cathedral, Harbor Grace, yesterday afternoon, 12th inst., by His Lordship the Most Rev. Dr. H. Carfagnini assisted by the Very Rev. D. Falconio, O.S.F., Captain D. PUMPHREY to ELLEN MARY, only daughter of the late Captain John MURPHY.
||November 13, 1879||Death||Died – At Brigus on the 6th inst., ISABELLA, the beloved infant daughter of Geo. SMITH, Esq., aged 9 months.
||November 13, 1879||Death||Died – At Carbonear, on the 12th inst., MARTHA D. MURRISH, aged 3 years and four months, only child of J. Thomas Murrish, Esq.,M.R.C.P., Principal of the Methodist Grammar School Carbonear.
||November 20, 1879||Notice||Statutory Notice to Creditors – In the matter of the Estate of HOHANNA MOLLOY late of Brigus, in Conception Bay, deceased. Take Notice that pursuant to the 6th Section of ‘The Trustees Act 1878’, all persons claiming to the creditors or otherwise, to have claim or demand against the Estate of the said Johanna Molloy who died on or about the 14th day of March, 1879, are hereby required on or before the 10th day of December, 1879, to furnish in writing the particulars of such claims or demands to the Very Reverend Edward Francis Walsh of Brigus, afresaid the Executor of the Deceased and to whom probate has been granted or to the undersigned solicitors for the said Executor and in default thereof the said Executor will after the said 10th day of December proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased having regard only to the claims of which notice and particulars shall have been given as above required. Date at St. John’s this 6th day of November, A.D. 1879. LITTLE & KENT Solicitors for said Estate, Duckworth St., St. John’s. Nov. 13 3i
||November 27, 1879||Death||An old and respectable inhabitant of Carbonear, Mr. EDWARD CAHILL, died suddenly last evening. It appears the deceased had just returned to his residence, after transacting some business up town, and upon sitting in his chair, suddenly expired. Heart disease is assigned as the cause of his death.
||December 4, 1879||News||Mr. JOHN COOPER, of Random Sound, Trinity Bay, who was in town last week is, we believe, the heaviest man in America, weighing 352 pounds, or twenty-five stone two pounds. Mr. Cooper is a ‘solid man’ and has no appearance of ‘dry rot’ about him. He is a ‘staving’ speciman of the hardy Newfoundlander. His weight, we may add, was not taken at Random but at Carbonear.
||December 4, 1879||Drownings||Two boys named respectively, PIKE and BROWN were drowned in Spaniard’s Bay Pond, by the breaking of the ice, on Sunday evening last. The bodies have since been recovered.
||December 4, 1879||Death||A child belonging to Mr. Josiah CALPIN, blacksmith, of Bay Roberts, was literally choked from sore throat resulting from scarlatina, on Saturday last.
||December 11, 1879||Marriage||Married – On Tuesday the 9th inst. at the residence of the bride’s mother, by the Rev. George Boyd, ROBERT SIMPSON to LIZZIE, youngest daughter of the late Capt. W.H. PENNY.
||Issues Not Published - Jan. 1, Mar. 11, Dec. 30.|
Issues Missing - Apr. 22, July 15, Aug. 26, Oct. 14, Nov. 22, Nov. 27.