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"Guardian" / "Bay Roberts Guardian" Newspaper Announcements

1909 - 1919

Place of publication: Bay Roberts
Began publication: July 9, 1909
Last issue located: July 9, 1949
Suspended publication: Oct. 27, 1920-Jan. 12, 1923
Frequency: Weekly
Title varies:
Guardian, July 9, 1909-Nov. 11, 1939
Bay Roberts Guardian, Nov. 18, 1939-July 9, 1949
Editor and publisher: Charles E. Russell, July 9, 1909-Oct. 23, 1937
Proprietor: Estate of Charles E. Russell, Nov. 26, 1937-Nov. 11, 1939
Editor:
Charles R. Russell, Nov. 18, 1939-Jan. 8, 1944
Arthur S. Russell and David B. Russell, Nov. 4, 1944-July 9,1949

Description:
The Bay Roberts Guardian featured local, provincial and foreign news, public notices, personal and social news, proceedings of the legislature, and fishing and shipping news. Under the editorship of C.E. Russell (1877-1937), the paper reflected his involvement in politics. In 1913, the editorials were extremely pro-Morris, supporting the People's party and opposing Coaker. The paper expressed opposition to Confederation at that time. In 1915, more independence for the outports from the influence of St. John's was advocated.
In 1923, Russell was snubbed by the Opposition Party which he had previously supported. The editorial policy of Guardian abruptly changed sides and supported the Liberals under Richard Squires. The paper sided with the Monroe government in 1924 and the editor was appointed Minister of Public Works. In 1926, the editor resigned that office and became a neutral, resigning from politics in 1928. The paper became less political beginning in the late 1920's, focusing on local issues such as the need for breakwaters and traffic control. Still mildly supportive of the government, the editorials ran to political philosophizing, frequently decrying public apathy. The paper had a neutral attitude toward the Commission of Government at first, but by 1937 became extremely critical of its shortcomings. The Guardian supported Confederation in 1948.

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Key: relict = widow; inst. (instant) = in the current month; ult. (ultimo) = in the previous month

Issued every Saturday from the office of publication, Water Street, Bay Roberts. Subscriptions (post free) to any part of Nfld. or Canada, 50 cents per year. To United States, Great Britain, etc., $1.00 per year, postpaid. All subscriptions payable in advance.

Some pages in the original contain flaws and other defects which appear on the film.

The records were transcribed by MAXINE EDWARDS and formatted by BONNIE HICKEY beginning in November 2001. While we have tried to be as careful as possible, there could be errors - interpretive errors or errors existing in the actual data.

ISSUE DATE NEWS EVENT

1909
No issues available for 1909.

1910
Issues available for 1910 - January 28 and October 28.

Friday, January 28, 1910The marriage of Capt. CHARLIE CROSS, of the S.S. Bonaventure, to ETHEL, daugher of Mr. WM. HORWOOD, took place in Wesley Church, St. John's, on Wednesday evening last.

Mr. EDWARD WILCOX, who has been on the S.S. Glencoe up till now, arrived home Saturday on a short visit to his family.

Mrs. ANNIE ELMS, who received a stroke of paralysis a short while ago, is improved a little.

Notes from Alston, Mass. - Dec. 27, 1909 The Bay Roberts residents of this city were sorry to hear of the death of Mr. ABE PARSONS' little boy, WILLIE.

The death of Mrs. FLIGHT, who resided at Chelsea, Mass., occurred at that place sometime ago. Mrs. Flight was formerly Miss BERTHA RUSSELL, of Country Road. Deceased was afflicted with the dread disease consumption, and knowing there was no hope for her, she longed for the end to come. She was buried by the Ladies True Blue Lodge, of which she was a member. It was only a short time previous to her brother killed by falling from a building and another brother at the same time received severe injuries.

A number of men from Bay Roberts is at present working in the Cambridge subway.

Death - MARTHA, the beloved wife of ALBERT MORGAN, passed peacefully away at her home, Coley's Point, Friday, Jan. 14th, at the early age of 31 years. She leaves to mourn their sad loss, a husband and one little boy; also a mother and one sister.

The remains of WILLIAM JOHN FRENCH, son of Mr. John French, of Coley's Point, was brought home by Tuesday's express. The deceased was accidentally killed while following his occupation in the lumber woods in the state of Maine.

Obituary - Mr. ISAAC DAWE - Death came on Sunday, Jan. 9, 1910 to Mr. Isaac Dawe, a very old and respected resident of Long Beach Pond, near Bareneed. He had reached the advanced age of 97 years and up to the time of his demise enjoyed perfect health. Deceased belonged to that old stock of hardy fishermen who contributed of their substance and strength in making this country what she is today. He prosecuted that avocation for many years on the Labrador and Western shore. He was a member of the Church of England. Deceased leaves three sons, three daughters and 96 grand children and great-grand children. The funeral took place on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Cupids Jottings - Jan. 28, 1910 Mrs. WILLIAM BEASANT of St. John's, is in town on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. J.S. LeDREW.

An old and respected resident of this place in the person of Mrs. JOHN DAWE passed peacefully away on Sunday morning, at the ripe old age of 80 years. She leaves three sons - William J., of Cupids; Nathaniel, of Clarke's Beach; and Samuel, Head Constable of St. John's; also two daughters residing in Montreal. The remains were interred in the Methodist Cemetery yesterday afternoon.
Friday, October 28, 1910Died on Monday morning, Oct. 24th, MAY, daughter of Henry and Sarah RUSSELL, aged 16 yrs. 6 months. Funeral took place on Wednesday to the Methodist Cemetery.

Miss IRENE JARDINE left on Tuesday for Trinity to spend the winter with her sister, Mrs. (Rev.) A.B.STIRLING.

1911
Issues available for 1911 - August 11.

Friday, August 11, 1911Died at Bay Roberts, on Monday, Aug. 7th after a lingering illness, MARY WINNIFRED LAVINIA, eldest daughter of John and Eunice ELMS, aged 14 years and 9 months. Interment took place at the Church of England Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug. 8th. This is a severe blow to the parents, who lost a son, JOHN, aged 19 years, only a few years ago.

Died at St. John's, Wednesday, Aug. 10th of pneumonia, ARCHIBALD DROVER, in the 69th year of his age, leaving a wife and 2 sisters - Mrs. Archibald Crane of St. John's, and Mrs. Stephen Gosse, of Spaniard's Bay - to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and brother. Funeral on Friday, 11th inst. from his late residence 13 William Street.

Miss MARY MERCER, daughter of Capt. Reuben Mercer of Shearston, and Mr. THOS. HUMPHREYS of St. John's, were married last week.

The people of Spaniard's Bay are congratulating Mr. And Mrs. JAMES PEDDLE on the arrival of a baby boy.

Mr. SAMUEL WHITE and his son, JAMES, who spent the past four weeks here returned to their home, Allston, Mass.

Mr. WM. DAWE, son of Mr. Jno. Dawe, of Port de Grave is visiting his parents at that place. He is accompanied by his wife. Mr. Dawe has been residing in Boston for the past 10 years.

1912
Issues available for 1912 - January 19, 26;
February 2, 16; March 8; May 24; July 22, 26; November 1.

Friday, January 19, 1912Wedding Bells - The marriage took place on Thursday, Jan. 18th, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John LEAMON, Brigus Gullies, of their daughter, MARY N. to JOSIAH MARSHALL, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall of this town. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C.A. Whitemarsh.

Death - Mr. GEO. KING, a resident of Country Road, passed away on Monday evening last. He had been sick with Bright's disease for a long time. He leaves a wife and 7 children to mourn their loss. His funeral took place Wednesday to the Coley's Pt. Meth. Cemetery.

Death - After a protracted illness, JESSIE, the beloved wife of ISAAC MERCER, passed away at her mother's residence, Shearstown, on Monday last. The deceased who had been residing in Boston for three years returned from that place in August. She leaves a husband and one child. The funeral took place on Wednesday.

Messrs. JAMES CARAVAN, ARTHUR CARAVAN, and BAXTER SPARKS, left here for Vancouver, B.C. by Thursday night's train.

Mr. and Mrs. JOSEPH BRADBURY wish to express their sincere thanks to those who assisted them in any way in their recent bereavement; and to the kind ladies who sent wreaths to adorn the coffin of their beloved son.

Rev. JOSEPH H. SPARKS and his wife arrived at Shearston on Jan. 5th after an absence of 23 years, to visit his father and mother. He has been engaged in evangelistic work in California for five years, preaching the full gospel. They also visited Mrs. Spark's people at Grand Manan, N.B., Canada, for xmas. Also met his brother,George, who is a Methodist minister. Left Grand Manan, ist of January, calling at St. John,N.B. where his brother, ISAAC, resides. Arriving at Bay Roberts they found it too bad for a team to be out, so they walked to Shearston through the snow, and gave the old folks a surprise. - Com

Dr. and Mrs. RICHARDS (nee Miss MAY BROWN of Bonavista), who spent their honeymoon in town, left by Prospero for Greenspond on Thuesday. Dr. Richards is doing duty at Greenspond for Dr. Roberts who has gone to England to take a post graduate course. - Enterprise
Friday, January 26, 1912Wedding Bells - On December 29th, at Christ Church, Bonavista, Dr. JOS. RICHARDS, graduate of Toronto University, and formerly of Bareneed, was united in the bonds of Holy Matrimony to MAY, eldest daughter of R. BROWN, Esq., H.M.C. of this town, the officiating clergyman being Rev. A.G. Bayley, M.A., R.D. She was attended by her sister, Miss HILDA BROWN. The groom was supported by Mr. WALTER RENDELL, of St. John's. Immediately after the reception, the happy couple took the train for Trinity, to join the Prospero for Greenspond, their future home. (The groom's present to the bride was a pendant of amethyst and pearls.

Death - Venerable Lady Dies at 93. - The Angle of Death visited Indian Islands, Fogo District, on Dec. 26th, St. Stephen's Day, and summoned forth to the realms of Everlasting Bless, Mrs. SHEPPARD who had reached the ripe age of 93 years, leaving six sons and one daughter to mourn their loss. Deceased was born in Spaniard's Bay in 1819, the year in which the late lamented Queen Victoria the Good first saw the light, her father being the late Mr. HENRY SMITH, who was a well known sailmaker of that town and helped to make and mend many a suit of sails for the great fleet of sailing vessels that sailed from Spaniard's Bay and Bay Roberts to the seal fishery in the good old prosperous days that Conception Bay saw when the seal fishery flourished. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren number 105. Messrs. JON. MARSHALL, of this town, JOHN SMITH of Ingram, JOHN SMITH of John, Bishop's Cove, and Mrs. COSTELLO and Mrs. ANTHONY, of Spaniard's Bay, are nephews of the deceased.

Death - At Shearston, Jan. 3rd, 1912, CLARINDER, beloved wife of Mr. W.C. FRY, passed away. Her death came as a shock to her husband and many friends of Shearston, as she was a very robust and healthy woman all her lifetime. Mrs. Fry always had perfect health until Dec. 27th, 1911, when she was ordered to bed by the doctor with an attack of measles, a day or two after a baby boy being born to her. She seemed to be getting on alright until Wednesday, 3rd inst., when she showed signs of death, and the same night, after all means head been used to save her life, she passed to the Great Beyond. Mr. and Mrs. Fry were married 14 years ago, and have always lived happy. About 10 years ago Mrs. Fry was converted, and has always since done her best for the Master. She was a member of the C. of E., also a communicant, and took delight in attending church. The funeral took place on Friday, Jan. 5th, interment being at the C. of E. Cemetery. She leaves to mourn their loss an almost heart broken husband, 5 children (1 girl and 4 boys), also a widowed mother, this being her only child, and one adopted brother.

Born - On January 10th, the wife of HEDLEY CRITCH, of a daughter.

Born - At Shearston, on Friday, January 19th, to Mr. and Mrs. HERBERT SPARKS, a son.
Friday, February 2, 1912Death - On Friday, January 26th, at her home, LeMarchant Road, St. John's, LEAH, aged 43 years, beloved wife of THOS. P. ANTLE, and daughter of Mary and the late Charles RUSSELL, of Bay Roberts. She had been sick for over a year. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband and seven children, mother, one brother and five sisters. The funeral took place last Sunday at the Salvation Army Cemetery, near Mundy's Pond.

Death - Mr. ALLAN BRADBURY, of Mercer's Cove, passed peacefully away on Thursday, Feb. 1st. The funeral takes place on Saturday.

Born - At Mercer's Cove, on January 10th, the wife of WILLIAM MERCER, of a daughter.

Mr. J.P. GRIFFIN, Customs House Officer at Grand Falls, was in town last week visiting his sister, Mrs. JOHN R. DAWSON.

Obituary - Mrs. EMMA FRENCH, beloved wife of SOLOMON FRENCH, French's Cove, and daughter of the late Thos. And Prudence MERCER of Mercer's Cove, passed away rather suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 24th, in her 64th year. She was sick only a few days, having been stricken with paralysis on Saturday, Jan. 20th, and never regained consciousness. She leaves a husband and two daughters, Prudence, teacher at Seldom Come By, and Emma, at home; two brothers, Hezekiah and Isaac Mercer, Mercer's Cove, and one sister, Mrs. Matthew Martin, Hr. Grace to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Friday, Jan. 26th, interment being at the Methodist Cemetery.
Friday, February 16, 1912Wedding - The marriage of Miss M.M. DAWSON, daughter of George and the late Bridget Dawson, to Mr. JAS. O'NEILL, merchant, Bay Roberts, son of the late T. and Anne O'Neill of New ? , County Down, Ireland, took place at the brides's residence on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Dr. Whelan performing the ceremony, Miss Aggie Dawson, sister of the bride, acted a bridesmaid, while the groom was supported by Mr. John Kielly, of the Cable Staff.
Friday, March 8, 1912Born, on February 25th, the wife of JOHN MERCER, watchmaker, of a daughter.

Born on February 10th, at Gateshead, England, to the Rev. GEO. A. and Mrs. STEEL, of Flat Islands, Placentia Bay, a son.

Death - Miss (SELINA) GORDON of Gordon Lodge who has been in a very feeble state of health for many years, suffering from heart disease, was taken very much worse a few days ago, and passed away yesterday. She was the youngest daughter of the late Capt. Samuel Gordon and sister of the late Mrs. Thomas Henderson, and of Mrs. Fraser of Bay Roberts, widow of the late Dr. Fraser. One brother, Archibald, died many years before her. - Standard, Mar. 1.
Friday, May 24, 1912Mr. WM. FRENCH of Coley's Point, who became mentally afflicted last fall, died at the Hospital for the treatment of such diseases this week. His body was conveyed here by Wednesday's train for interment.

Messrs GEO.and THOS. HEDDERSON, formerly of Cupids and Battle Harbor, arrived from Toronto last week. They intend going to Battle Harbor shortly to engage in herring catching.

Mr. B.J. FRENCH, formerly of Bay Roberts East but now residing in Jamaica Plains, Mass. Arrived here by Saturday night's express on a short visit to his mother, Mr. French, first left Bay Roberts over 33 years ago and during that period has visited nearly every part of the United States and certain sections of Canada. It is 15 years ago since he last visited his native town.

A.W. BISHOP, charged with barratry and against whom a true bill was found by the Grand Jury on Friday last, was arraigned on Saturday and pleaded "Not Guilty". His trial will take place later.

The funeral of the late Mr. A.E. SEYMOUR, M.H.A. took place Sunday afternoon last from his brother's residence on Queen's Road, St. John's, and was one of the largest seen in the city for some time.

Girl Murdered in Boston - A special message from Meredith, N.H. to the Evening Telegram on Thursday says: "LILLIAN JEWER of Botwoodville, Newfoundland, has been murdered at Boston. The fiend who committed the crime is suspected of having committed many other murders."

The death occurred at Greenspond on Monday last, May 20th of ROBERT WHITEMARSH, father of Rev. C.A. Whitemarsh of Central Methodist Church. He had been ill for 12 months with heart trouble and during the last two months was obliged to keep his bed. He had reached that ripe age of 74 years. He was an Orangeman - the oldest member of the Association in Greenspond and one of the men who organized the lodge at that place and a member of the Methodist Church. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, a daughter and four sons. The funeral took place on Wednesday conducted by Rev. Ezra Broughton.

WANTED To serve in the Newfoundland Constabulary Force, a few Young Men. Applicants must be under 27 years of age, not less than 5 ft. 9 ins. in height, unmarried or widower, be able to read and write legibly, and be well recommended as to character. None but strong, healthy men need apply, as a physical examination by a Medical man is necessary. All applications must be made to me at my office, St. John's, in applicant's own handwriting. JOHN SULLIVAN - Inspector-General Constby. m 17, 1 m.
July 22, 1912Bay Roberts East Notes: Miss LIZZIE BADCOCK arrived home recently from the United States on a visit to her parents Mr. & Mrs. George Badcock, French's Cove.

Mrs. Capt. GEORGE MERCER returned on Monday from Tilton, where she had been visiting her sister, Mrs. Gosse.

Messrs. WM. PARSONS and W.R. CARAVAN have opened new stores here recently.

Miss MAUD BARRETT, of French's Cove, also Miss EMMIE MAY MERCER, of Mercer's Cove, school teachers, are home spending their holidays.

The death occurred on Friday, the 19th inst. of Mrs. MARY BADCOCK, widow of the late William Badcock, of Whitmunday Hill, at the rip age of 84 years.

The Rev. R.H. and Mrs. MERCER left on Monday en route to their New Mission, Musgrave Harbor.

Mrs. W.H. FRENCH arrived here from New Westminister, B.C. on Wednesday, July 17th. She is visiting elatives and staying with her daughter, Mrs. ISAAC BOWERING. Mrs. French left here for B.C. in 1908.

DROWNING at Bishop's Falls - A drowning accident happened at Bishop's Falls on Monday last, at noon. JONATHAN REID and JOHN POWELL, while crossing the river in a canoe and when 50 ft. from the shore the canoe capsized and Reid was drowned. Powell had a narrow escape. Reid is a young man from New Hr., T.B.
Friday, July 26, 1912Mrs. W.J. PIERCEY (nee Miss MARY EMMA CURNEW) and two children arrived at Bareneed from New Westminister, B.C., on Wednesday, July 17. This is her first visit in 11 years. Mrs. Piercey is staying with her parents at the Dock.
Friday, November 1, 1912Halifax Chronicle - A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Whitman, of this town, when her sister, Miss BLANCHE McLAINE, daughter of D.A. McLaine, superintendent of the Western Union Cable Company, Bay Roberts, Nfld., was united in marriage to WALTER J. PRENDERGAST, of London, at present on the staff of the Commercial Cable Staff, Hazel Hill. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Benjamin Hills, of the Methodist Church. Miss Edith Newham was bridesmaid, with Miss Evelyn Whitman, niece of the bride, acting as flower girl. The groom was unattended. After the wedding breakfast, the happy couple took passage on the steamer Robert G. Cann for Mulgrave, en route for Boston and New York. They will be home in Canso later in November.

1913

Friday, April 18, 1913Obituary - Mrs. ANNIE SEIVIER, passed away on Sunday, April 13th. The deceased was the daughter of the late George and Olivia WILLIAMS of Bay Roberts. She leaves to mourn their sad loss, one daughter, Mrs. R.F.WILLS, four grandchildren, four brothers, John, late of Bowrings; Frederick, of Harbour Grace; George, of Gear & Co.; Robert of Western Canada, and two sisters, Mrs. Capt. HONEYILL, of this city, and Mrs. WILSON, of the states. The funeral will take place Tuesday from her late residence, 79 Gower Street. - Herald.

Obituary - Passed away at Carbonear on Saturday morning, Mrs. JULIA JOYCE, widow of the late ROBERT JOYCE, aged 85 years. The deceased lady leaves three sons, Captain Gilbert Joyce, of the Clutha; Mr. Edward Joyce, of Carbonear; Mr. Robert Joyce, of the National Stores, Forward, survives; as well as a younger sister, Miss Stella Bemister, of Carbonear, and a brother, Mr. John Bemister, of Freshwater, the joint ages of the four reaching to about 325. - Daily News.

Brief News: A woman named Mrs. THERESA MURPHY, 23 Tessier Place, St. John's, was found drowned in O'Dea's Bog. The case is said to be one of suicide.
Friday, April 25, 1913Obituary - Passed peacefully away at the residence of his parents, on Sunday, April 13th, JOHN, beloved son of JOHN J. and CAROLINE FRENCH, of Bareneed. He leaves to mourn a father, mother, two sisters and one brother, all residing in Bareneed. The funeral took place on Tuesday, April 15th, to the C. of E. Cemetery, at the Dock, Rev. Mr. Severn officiating.

Died - An aged and respected resident of Country Road in the person of Mrs. MARIA MERCER, widow of the late CHARLES MERCER, of Mercer's Cove, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, at the ripe old age of 87 years. She leaves to mourn their loss, one son, Wm. Chas. Mercer, Mercer's Cove; and one daughter, Mrs. John Badcock. Funeral took place on Thursday to the Meth. Cemetery, Coley's Point. - The day following his mother's death, Wednesday, April 23rd, her son, NATHAN MERCER, aged 57 years, who was sick just a week, passed away. He was engaged recently digging a well, and must have contracted a cold by standing in the water. He leaves a wife, two sons, one daughter, a brother and sister to mourn their sad loss.

Born at Shearstown, on April 19th, to Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT SAUNDERS, a son.

Died at French's Cove, on April 19th, after a long illness, GEORGE SNOW, beloved son of NATHANIEL and SARAH BADCOCK, aged 3 years and 6 months. Funeral took place on Monday, April 21st.

Sailor Drowned - Prince Rupert - April 10. ARTHUR CARAVAN, a Prince George sailor, fell overboard and was drowned about an hour before the steamer arrived here yesterday morning. A small boat attempted a rescue, but was too late. CARAVAN was a young man and came from Newfoundland. (The above has reference to the drowning of a young man belonging to Bay Roberts East. He left here for B.C., January 16th, 1912. He was a son of the late NOAH and SUSANNAH CARAVAN. He leaves six brothers and one sister, Charles and James, of Vancouver; Stephen at Sydney, Thomas, Albert and Wm. Alfred in Bay Roberts, and Edith of Vancouver.)

News Brief: Mrs. J. JOHNSON, of Brantford, Ont., is visiting her mother, Mrs. JANE MERCER, Shearstown. Mrs. Johnson has been absent from home for 16 years. She will remain a month.
Friday, June 13, 1913News Brief: After being mourned for dead for 42 years, friends of WILLIAM MERCER, of THOS., of Long Beach Pond, received a letter from him recently through the Post Master at Brigus, informing them of his whereabouts. He resides with his family in California and is now captain of a big ship making voyages to China and other Eastern countries.
Friday, June 27, 1913Victim Dead - SAMUEL HUTCHINGS, who was stabbed last week by PATRICK CLARKE on Smith's wharf in St. John's, passed away on Sunday. The knife entered his bowels and blood entered his stomach and his liver was gashed. CLARKE is in jail and will be charged with murder. CLARKE had been drinking lately. Mr. HUTCHINGS belonged formerly to Spaniard's Bay. The people of Spaniard's Bay are much stirred up over the stabbing which ended fatally on Sunday last.

Died on Saturday night, June 21st, after a lingering illness, LUCY, beloved wife of JOHN O'KEEFE, and daughter of CATHERINE and the late THOS. FITZPATRICK, aged 38 years. She leaves a husband, three children, mother 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral took place to the R.C. Cemetery on Monday morning.
Friday, September 19, 1913Capt THOS. SPRACKLIN passed away at his residence at Brigus on Friday, Sept. 13th. He had been a sufferer from cancer of the stomach.

Obituary - We record today, the death of JONATHAN MERCER, of Shearston, aged 32 years, son of JANE and the late JONATHON MERCER. Deceased, who had been ill for nearly two years, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 13th, and the funeral took place to the C. of E. Cemetery, Shearstown, on Monday, Sept. 15th. About 11 years ago he had his foot hurt while working at Sydney, and afterward had to have it amputated. He was unmarried. Mr. Mercer leaves a mother, one brother and five sisters to mourn their loss.

Obituary - Mr. PATRICK HORNEY, an old and respected resident of Bay Roberts passed away very suddenly on Monday last. Leaving home early in the morning, he drove to Harbor Grace with a horse and cart to pack and bring to Bay Roberts some furniture belonging to a sister-in-law, Miss DORMODY, who intended going to Boston shortly. He was in the act of bringing out a valise when he fell to the ground. He was lifted up and taken into the house and shortly afterwards he expired. Dr. Strapp and Rev. Fr. Walker were immediately summoned. The doctor after examining the man pronounced death due to heart failure. A message was immediately sent to Rev. Dr. Whelan who broke the news to the family. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife and three daughters. The funeral took place in Bay Roberts to the R.C. Cemetery.

Boy Drowned - On Friday, Sept. 12th, BEN, the 14 year old son of SAMUEL MORGAN, was drowned at Blow-Me-Down, near Port de Grave. Nobody knows how he happened to be drowned. His father on returning from the fishing ground that day, noticed a cap floating in the water near his fishing stage, and on looking down saw the body of his son lying on the bottom. Funeral took place on Saturday.

1914

Friday, January 16, 1914Mr. FRANK BATEMAN of the Cable Staff, and Miss CLARA FITZGERALD, are to be married at the R.C. Cathedral, Harbor Grace, next Sunday.

Died - Mr. HENRY GREENLAND, Coley's Pt., received a letter from Cartwright, Labrador, some time ago, informing him that SAMUEL MESHER, while going up Paradise River for wood, was drowned. Friends of deceased found the boat but not the body. He was married and leaves a wife, formerly Miss LEWIS, Lower Island cove, to mourn her loss. Mr. MESHER, was a Naval Reserve man.

Died - While JAMES HOLMES, of Shearstown was returning from the Third Pond Barrens with a load of wood on Tuesday last, he was stricken with heart failure and died on the road. His son-in-law, JOHN BROWN, was with him at the time. His funeral took place on Thursday.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy FREDERICK RENNIES, Esq., was married in 1842 to CATHERINE THORBURN, daughter of Mr. McNABB, of Glasgow, Scotland.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy JOHN SKEOCH, Esq., of the firm of R. Peace & Co., married MARY ANN, daughter of CHARLES RANKIN, Esq., merchant.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy The late Bishop KELLY of the Church of England, St. John's married LOUISE, daughter of the Hon. Mr. Justice BLISS, of Halifax, N.S.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy ALFRED GEORGE SMITH, Esq., eldest son of J.W. SMITH, Esq., one time Manager of the Union Bank, married ISABELLA BREWSTER, second daughter of the Hon. JAS.J. ROGERSON, M.H.A.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy The late JOHN BOWRING, Esq., was married to MARY, daughter of FREDRICK RENNIE, Esq.,

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy Hon. JOHN KENT, one time Premier of Newfoundland, was married in 1834 to JOHANNA, sister of His Lordship Right Rev. Dr. FLEMING, who saw to the construction of the Roman Catholic Cathedral, St. John's.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy The Hon. JAMES TOBIN, who was a prominent merchant and who occupied a seat in the Upper house of Assembly, married Miss EMILY BULLER, an Irish lady, daughter of Dr BULLER, of Cork.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy Rev. T.H. BRIDGE, a prominent Church of England clergyman, married a daughter of the Hon. JOHN DUNSCOMB. The latter gentleman was a very prosperous merchant.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy Hon. CHARLES FOX BENNETT, on time Premier of Newfoundland and who led the Anti-Confederates to victory in 1869, was married in 1829 to ISABELLA, daughter of W. SHEPERD, Esq., of Clifton, England.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy The Hon. KENNETH McLEA, a Scotchman and a prominent merchant, married a daughter of JOHN BRINE, Esq., merchant. Mr. McLEA died in 1862.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy FREDRICK BOWDEN, Esq., Proprietor of the Public Ledger and other newspapers, was married to Miss SPENCER, of Brigus. One of the daughters of Mr. BOWDEN is the wife of MARK CHAPLIN, Esq., the genial 'King of Tailors.' Another daughter is the wife of H.Y. MOTT, Esq.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy The late Hon. EDWARD MORRIS, one time President of the Legislative Council and Governor of the Savings' Bank, was married to CATHERINE, daughter of RICHARD HOWLEY, Esq., sister of His Grace Archbishop Howley.

Matrimonial History - Old time Marriages of the Leading Citizens of St. John 's - by James Murphy The late JOHN MUNN, Esq., married NAOMI, daughter of WILLIAM MUNDEN, Esq., a prominent merchant of Brigus.

Mr. FRED MERCER, who had been residing in Jamaica Plains, Mass., for the past six years, arrived home on a visit last Saturday.

Died - On Wednesday, January 7th, ALDER MAUD, infant child of GEORGE C. and LIZZIE CAVE, aged 2 months.

Died - At North Arm, Holyrood, January 7th, CATHERINE WOODFORD, aged 87 years, leaving three sons (two at New York and one living on Bell Island) and several grandchildren to mourn their sad loss.
Friday, February 20, 1914WILLIAM JANES, blacksmith, formerly of Brigus, was killed at Cobalt recently. Mr. JANES was standing under a derrick when it fell and hitting him on the head killed him instantly. Mrs. JANES, his wife, was at California at the time of the accident.

A man named PATRICK HANLON, of St. Mary's, was killed at Bell Island on Friday last. He was at work on the surface in the Scotia mines operating an electric plow when some earth loosened quickly and fell on him fracturing his shoulder, breaking both legs above the knees and the left leg below the knees, while he received other internal injuries.

Died - Mrs. LUCY H. SKELTON, wife of the Hon. Dr. SKELTON, passed away on Friday. She was the daughter of the later RICHARD W. WILLS, of St. John's, and at the time of her marriage to Dr. Skelton was in charge of the school at Greenspond.

Died - Mr. J. McDONALD, the architect who planned the dwelling houses and staff house for the Western Union Telegraph Co., passed away at St. John's on Tuesday. He had been ailing for several months, and for the last six weeks was confined to his home. He leaves a widow to mourn her sad loss.

Died - At Shearstown on Sunday, Feb. 8th, of consumption, HENRY, beloved son of PETER and ELIZA DWYER, aged 23 years. Leaving a father, mother, two brothers and three sisters to mourn their sad loss. Funeral took place on Thursday, Feb. 12th to the C. of E. Cemetery.
Friday, February 27, 1914Obituary - Mr. HENRY DWYER, who passed away at Shearstown recently, was a very promising young man. About four years ago he went to Millinoket, U.S.A., where he secured a good position in one of the paper mills. It was while working there he became ill. Deceased married Miss WHITE, daughter of JOHN and ROSIE WHITE, of Bay Roberts. He left a wife and one child.

Married - On the 26th inst., at 28 Dick's Square, by Rev. Dr. Cowperthwaite, Miss FREDRICA ALLEN ENGLISH, daughter of Mr. WM. ENGLISH, Jeweller, to Mr. JAMES H. LEAMON, of Richmond Hill, Brigus.

Married - At Harbor Grace, on Feb. 4th, 1914, by the Rev. A.K. Magner, RICHARD NEIL and BERTHA NOSEWORTHY, both of Spaniard's Bay.

Died - Mr. WILL MARSHALL, of Marshall Bros., St. John's, died suddenly in Manchester, Eng., this week.

CHARLES NICHOLL, of Postal Department, was sentenced Tuesday to two years imprisonment for thefts from that department, and Mrs. EZEKIEL, former postmistress at Hr. Main, for same offence, got same sentence.
Friday, May 8, 1914Wedding Bells - On Wednesday of last week a wedding took place at Spaniard's Bay, when Miss ELLIE RYAN, only daughter of Mr. JNO. RYAN, was united in marriage to Mr. NICHOLAS SHANAHAN, of Riverhead, Hr. Grace. Father Walker of Hr. Grace officiating. Miss NELLIE CLEARY, R.C. teacher at Tilton did the honors of bride's girl, while the groom was ably supported by Mr. NEIL McCARTHY, of the R.C. Academy, Hr. Grace. They later retired to their future home in Riverhead, Hr. Grace.

Obituary - Capt. STEPHEN PARSONS, at the adcanced age of 94 years. His death occurred on Sunday, May 3rd, after an illness lasing only a few weeks. The deceased is survived by three sons - William, Stephen and Isaac, and four daughters, Mrs. Chas. Calpin, Mrs. John Dawe, Mrs. (Capt.) Henry Dawe, and Mrs. Geo. Mallan of Heart's Content, 26 great grandchildren and 42 grandchildren. The funeral took place to the C. of E. Cemetery, Coley's Pt. On Tuesday, May 5th, when the remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife, who had predeceased him by 12 years.

Obituary - The silent watches of the night were broken at midnight on Thursday, April 30th, in her home, when the sobbing parents of BESSIE MERCER, aged 19 years and 7 months, beloved daughter of WM. CHARLES and ELIZABETH MERCER, saw their loved one pass peacefully away to her eternal reward. Her demise came suddenly and unexpectedly to her relatives and friends. Although she had been ailing for a year, she bore up bravely under her affliction and performed her duties as postmistress until within five days before the call came to her. She was confined to her bed but one day, and died of rapid consumption, proceeding from an attack of bronchial trouble which resulted from a heavy cold she contracted about a year ago. Bessie was a member of Central Church Choir and Sunshine Band, and also an active worker in the Sunday School. She had been employed at the Guardian Office for about two years. In November, 1912, she was appointed postmistress at Mercer's Cove. On Monday she was laid to rest in the Methodist Cemetery. There is left to mourn their sad loss a father, mother, three brothers and an infant sister.

Our Boys Succeeding - We are always pleased to record the success of Newfoundlanders at College, and today we are glad to announce that STANLEY H. MARTIN, of St. John's and W.F.B. BROWN, son of Robert Brown, Esq., Bonavista, have successfully passed the third year medical exam at Queen's College. Both young men gained honours in all subjects. Mr. Brown is appointed assistant at Haverlock private hospital for vacation months.

Mr. HARVEY ANDREWS, of Port de Grace, has done very creditable work at Montreal Theological College this year, his lowest percentage being 82.

Mr. J. NORMAN, of Twillingate, a one-time energetic Methodist school teacher of Nfld., is now supplying for a doctor on College Street, Toronto, while he is taking specialist courses in Europe.
Friday, May 15, 1914Mr. WM. RICHARDS, of Bareneed Cove, passed suddenly away on Thursday night. He had been ill only a few days.

Born at Bay Roberts on May 15th, to Dr. and Mrs. J. RICHARDS, a son.

Died at Country Road on Wednesday, May 6th, WILLIE ROBERT, darling child of THOMAS and JANE COPLEY, aged 13 months.

The marriage of Mr. HAROLD G. MADDOCK, of Carbonear, second son of Joseph G. Maddock, Esq., and Miss MAY LILIAN SOPER, took place at the Methodist Church on Wednesday, 22nd ult. - Standard.

The marriage of Miss BELLAMY, daughter of W. Bellamy, Esq. Superintendent of the Anglo-American Telegraph Co., Heart's Content, and of Mrs. Bellamy, to Mr. PILKINGTON, of the Western Union Telegraph Co. staff at Bay Roberts, took place at Heart's Content on Wednesday week last, April 29th.

Obituary - After an illness lasting only a few days, EMMIE SPARKS, aged 20 years, beloved daughter of EDWARD and ANNIE SPARKS, of French's Cove, passed peacefully away on May 2nd, in the Eye and Ear Hospital, at Boston, Mass. The cause of her death was the formation of an abcess behind her ear. Deceased went to Boston about two years ago, and at the time of her death, lived with Dr. McAllister in Everett. The body accompanied by Mr. Sparks arrived here Sunday morning, May 10. The funeral took place May 12, interment in the Methodist Cemetery.
Friday, May 22, 1914Obituary - There passed peacefully away on Saturday morning, May 16th, after an illness of only six days, SARAH MERCER, widow of the late BENJAMIN MERCER, at the advanced age of 96 years and 7 months. She was therefore the oldest person living in Bay Roberts. Deceased belonged to a very long-lived family. Her grandfather lived to see the fourth generation, her mother the same, and herself likewise. Mrs. Mercer was the daughter of the late ISAAC and PATIENCE TRENCHARD. Mrs. Mercer is survived by four sons, Benjamin, John, Henry and William, and two daughters, Mrs. James Mercer and Mrs. Nath Mercer. Her remains were laid to rest in the Methoidsit Cemetery on Monday.

Died, Saturday, May 16th, after an illness which lasted for three years, at the residence of her son, Thomas, ELIZABETH, beloved wife of JOHN LITTLEJOHN, aged 75 years. Deceased was the daughter of the late John and Annie SQUIRES. She leaves to mourn a husband, two sons, THOMAS and SAMUEL, and four daughters, Mrs. WM. SNOW, Mrs. JAMES BRADBURY, Mrs. JAMES MERCER and Mrs. ROBERT BISHOP and 21 grandchildren. The funeral took place on May 19th, interment in the C. of E. Cemetery, Coley's Pt.

Married at the Methodist Parsonage, on Thursday night, May 14th, by the Rev. Wm. Grimes, Miss EVA RUSSELL, of Bay Roberts West, to Mr. JAMES MERCER, of Shearstown.
Friday, May 29, 1914Death - On Monday, May 25th, there passed peacefully away, ROBERT HAYES, a fisherman for 60 years, aged 88 years. Deceased was born in 1826, and was the son of the late BENJAMIN HAYES, of Sussex, Eng. He leaves a wife, one son, John, on daughter, Julia, residing in Boston, and 11 grandchildren. The funeral took place to the Methodist Cemetery, Coley's Point on May 27th.

Death - The community of Butlerstown was startled on Tuesday of last week by the sudden death of PATRICK BUTLER. Deceased was ill but a short time having contracted erysipelas about a week before, causing his death at age 55 years. He spent the majority of years at the fisher. He leaves to mourn a widow, two sons, EDWARD and MICHAEL, and one daughter, ANNIE, three brothers, JOSEPH, JOHN and MICHAEL, and three sisters, Mrs. FRANEY and Mrs. PARSONS of Butlerstown, Mrs. HENRY DAWE, Coley's Pt. His funeral took place on Friday. The body was conveyed to the R.C. Church and then to the cemetery.
Friday, June 26, 1914The engagement of Miss FLOSSIE PARSONS, and Mr. J. HAMBLING is announced.

Died at Spaniard's Bay on Sunday, June 21, of heart disease, JAMES CHIPMAN, aged 67 years. Leaving a wife, three sons and three daughters. Funeral took place Tuesday to the C. of E. Cemetery.

Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, June 24th, after a lingering illness, GRANCES MARY, youngest daughter of JAMES and ALICE DELANEY, aged 23 years and 9 months. Deceased studied at St. Bride's College, Littledale and was Principal of the R.C. Academy, Bay Roberts, up until the time of her illness. She leaves to mourn a father, mother, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral took place Friday.

Died at her residence, Coley's Point, Wednesday, June 24th, ETHEL MORGAN, beloved wife of ABRAM SQUIRES, aged - years. Leaving a husband, two children, father, one brother and two sisters. Funeral Friday afternoon to the C. of E. Cemetery.

Died at Shearstown on June 15th, after a short illness, REBECCA MERCER, beloved wife of the late JAMES MERCER. Deceased leaves to mourn three sons, Robert, William and Henry, and four daughters, Mrs. James Saunders, Mrs. James Saunders of John, Mrs. William Sooley and Mrs. William Walsh. Interment took place to the C. of E. cemetery, Shearstown.
Friday, July 3, 1914Bareneed Notes: Mr. JOSIAH LACEY, son of WILLIAM LACEY, at the Dock, met with a fatal accident at Boston recently. His body will be brought home. He is survived by a wife, father and mother, four brothers and two sisters.

Canso, June 29 - P.J. PHALEN died suddenly yesterday. He was a member of the Western Union-Cable Staff and just returning to work after a month's vacation. He was a native of Newfoundland and leaves a wife and five children.

Died on Monday, June 29th, after a long illness, NAOMI, widow of the late JOHN SNOW, aged 78 years. She is survived by two sons, Edward and Joseph, who are on the Labrador. Funeral took place to the C. of E. cemetery, Wednesday.

Died at the General Hospital, St. John's on Friday, June 26th, ETHEL, beloved daughter of STEPHEN and BERTHA RUSSELL, aged 18 (?) years. The remains were brought home by Saturday's train and interment took place Sunday at the C. of E. Cemetery.

Mrs. ANDREW SULLIVAN and three children arrived here on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. ESAU MERCER.

Mrs. ISAAC RUSSELL and her sister, Miss ANNIE LYONS, arrived home from Chelsea, Mass., on a visit to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. ESAU LYONS, Bareneed.
Friday, July 17, 1914Mr. NATHAN BARRETT, who contested Bay de Verde District last fall in the interests of the F.P.U., is dead.

Miss JANE RUSSELL, who has been residing for a number of years at Cambridge, Mass., arrived here on Thursday on a visit to her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. HENRY RUSSELL, both of whom are sick.
Friday, July 24, 1914Death has again visited our town and taken from us, EMMIE BATTEN, beloved wife of JOHN F. BATTEN. She was called to rest on July 10th, the death summons coming very quickly. Deceased was 35 years of age. She is survived by a husband and five children. The funeral took place on Sunday, the 12th instant, her body taken to St. Mark's Church and interred in the C. of E. Cemetery.

On Monday evening, 20th inst., Mrs. ISAAC BOONE sent her little 5 year old daughter, MARGARET, on a message to a neighbour's house. After delivering her message the little one made her way to the public wharf, opposite the neighbour's dwelling and fell into the water. She was in a drowning position when HUBERT ALLEN ASH, a visitor to Bareneed, went down on the wharf alone to enjoy the game of catching little fish. There was no one to be seen around anywhere at the time as everyone was to tea. As he drew near the head of the wharf he heard something flapping in the water, and thinking it was caplin, as they were very plentiful around that day, he went and looked over where he heard the sound coming from and discovered that it was a little girl. He could not reach the child with his hand as she was too far off, but he took an oar from the wharf and tried to save the child but she was not able to catch it, so he pushed her in with the oar until he could reach her. Then holding a plank of the wharf in one hand he reached down the other and safely brought the little girl to land. The child sank to the bottom twice while he was trying to recover her but no one came to his assistance. The little girl has been very sick since. Her life was spared by the presence of mind of Hubert Ash who is but a child himself, only 9 years old. - July 23 - Correspondent.

The engagement is announced of Miss ETHEL NOSEWORTHY, Clarke's Beah, and Mr. EDGAR TEMPLEMAN, son of Hon. P. Templeman, this city. - Mail

The engagement has been announced of Miss PEARL S. BOWDEN, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bowden of Wesleyville, to Mr. ROBERT MORISON, son of the Hon. Donald and Mrs. Morison. The wedding is to take place next June.

Died at Crane's Brook on Tuesday, July 21st, after a two month's illness, SAMUEL PARSONS, son of Isaac and the late Ellen Parsons, aged 17 years. Funeral took place on Wednesday, interment at the C. of E. cemetery.
Friday, August 7, 1914Mrs. ELIZABETH RUSSELL, widow of the late WM. RUSSELL, was taken to the Lunatic Asylum by Const. Wells on Friday last for treatment.

Mr. and Mrs. JACOB BRADBURY who have been residing in Allston, Mass., for the past 10 years, arrived here on a visit. This is Mr. Bradbury's first visit since he left. He is employed in the box-making factory of Thompson & Norris.

Mr. THOMAS DAWSON, one of the master watches of the sealing steamer Newfoundland at the seal fishery last spring, arrived home on Friday last. Tom was picked up and carried to the Bellaventure in the nick of time, and on arrival at St. John's he was taken to the hospital. His hands and feet were badly frostbitten. He has had every toe amputated and his hands are gradually getting better. Mr. Dawson is otherwise feeling well.

Died - Mrs. WILLIAM PEDDLE, nee MARGARET BALDWIN, formerly of North River, Nfld., passed away at her present home, Lake Forest, Ill. July 26, 1914. She is mourned by her beloved husband, formerly of Spaniard's Bay, and 8 children.

Died - Passed peacefully away, at Englee, July 18th, EDWARD EARLE, at the age of 85 years. He was born at Juggler's Cove, Bay Roberts. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn their loss.
Friday, August 14, 1914DAWE - KELLY Wedding (Cambridge Paper) - The wedding bells pealed forth Saturday to announce the marriage of ROBERT DAWE and Miss ELSIE KELLY, both of this city. They were married by the Rev. Wilson Ezra Vandermark, pastor of the Harvard Street Methodist Church, at the parish house, 49 Irving Street. Mrs. Emmie J. Hardy acted as bridesmaid and her husband, Thomas Hardy, played the part of best man. Both the bride and groom were born and educated in Bareneed, NF.
Friday, August 21, 1914Married on the 20th inst., at St. Thomas's Church, St. John's, by the Rev. G.H. Godden, Miss CARRIE HOPKINS, of Bay Roberts, to Mr. ALBERT G. JOHNSON, of this city.

Died on Wednesday after a short illness, PATIENCE SNOW, widow of the late WILLIAM SNOW, and daughter of the late STEPHEN and MARY P. RUSSELL, aged 86 years. Leaving one son and two daughters, John Snow, Mrs. Samuel Mercer and Mrs. Timothy Pike, all of Bay Roberts. Also, 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral took place Thursday to the Methodist Cemetery.

A Bad Accident - Mr. JOHN BOWERING, of Coley's Point, came within an inch of losing his life, when, on Friday last, in his mill at Ocean Pond while engaged making clapboard, a piece of the board, which was slow in being pulled through the machine, was hurled with terrific force against the man's face, cutting a gash right through the flesh extending in a zig-zag way from the temple to the mouth. He was knocked down by the force of the blow and rendered unconscious, while blood flowed in streams from the gaping wound. So bad was it that Mr. Bowering's teeth could be seen through the torn opening in the face. His son, Hayward, immediately got the horse and carriage ready and drove with all possible haste to Dr. Procunier at Clarke' s Beach. By that time Mr. Bowering had lost a great quantity of blood and was very weak. The doctor put a umber of stitches in the cut and subsequently the sufferer was driven home. His face is terribly swollen, and his food has to be administered to him only in liquid form. He is being attended by Dr. McLeod and is now regaining his strength.

Death - A message was received by Mr. JOHN SHEARS MERCER Monday morning last, conveying the sad news that his brother, EUGENE MERCER, had met with a fatal drowning accident. It is thought he was halibut fishing when he met his death.
Friday, August 28, 1914Wedding Bells - On Wednesday, August 19th, at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Coley's Point, the marriage of GEORGE BISHOP, St. John's, to MILDRED LILLIAN, daughter of ROBERT and REBECCA DAWE, of Coley's Pt.,was solemnized. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Russell and Mrs. R. Parsons, sister of the bride. The flower girls were Misses Hilda Norman and Tottie Parsons. The groom was attended by Mr. S. Russell. Mr. James Norman gave the bride away.
Friday, September 25, 1914Died on Friday, Sept. 18th, ELIZABETH, widow of the late WILLIAM RUSSELL, aged 76 years. Funeral took place to the Methodist Cemetery on Monday.

Obituary - There passed peacefully away on Thursday, Sept. 17th, at her residence, Coley's Point, PRISCILLA FRADSHAM, widow of the late JOSEPH FRADSHAM, leaving to mourn their loss two sons, Horatio and Henry James, residing at Coley's Point, and two daughters, Mrs. John Moore of Bay Roberts, and Mrs. John Batten, Salmon Cove, Cupids, also 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral took place Saturday to the S.A. Cemetery.

Wedding - Mrs. E.J. GOODLAND, linetype operator on the Mail and Adcovate, was married recently to Miss LAURA ADAMS. The ceremony took place at the C. of E. Cathedral, Rev.Canon White officiating.

Country Road Volunteers: HAROLD RUSSELL, son of Isaac Russell, Country Road, residing in Canada, has volunteered for the front. HERBERT and WALTER RUSSELL, sons of John Russell, Country Road, have volunteered for service in the Navy, and are now on the Calypso awaiting orders; JAMES MERCER, son of Robert Mercer, Country Road volunteered at Glace Bay, but failed to pass the medical examination owing to a slight accident to one of his fingers, and JACK PARSONS is already on the Niobe. This makes five volunteers from the small settlement of Country Road.
Friday, October 2, 1914Mrs. CHESLEY HANN (nee Miss MARTHA RUSSELL) and two children arrived here from Grand Falls on a visit to Miss Clara Kearley.

Mrs. JOSEPH CHARD and two children arrived home from Ilsack, Labrador, Sept. 5th. She returned again by the Sagona on Tuesday last, accompanied by her three children, Samuel, Isaac and Gladys.

A man named ELEAZER CRITCH, of Hant's Hr., was paralyzed while fishing in his boat at Lance au Loup recently. He was taken to St. Anthony Hospital, where he died 12 hours after being admitted. His remains were brought to Hant's Hr. by the Neptune last week.

Died - (Sept. 30th )- Mr. THOS. LYONS, of Bareneed, passed away on Wednesday last at his residence in Long Beach. He was 97 years old and leaves a wife, one son, three daughters, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister to mourn their loss. Funeral takes place today (Friday), C. of E. Cemetery, Bareneed.

Died - Three fishermen - JEREMIAH COLBOURNE and GEORGE and FRANK WELLS - were drowned at Goose Cove on Sept. 19th by the swamping of their boat.

Died - Another man, SAMUEL WEST of Hant's Hr., in handling a gun in motor boat, the gun burst and the load struck him in the throat, killing him instantly.

Died at Indian Harbor Hospital, Labrador, on Sept. 5th, after a short illness, THOMAS MERCER, beloved husband of ANNIE MERCER, Mercer's Cove, aged 52 years. He leaves to mourn their sad loss, a wife, three sons and two daughters. The funeral took place Sunday to the Methodist Cemetery.
Friday, October 9, 1914Bareneed Notes: Mrs. HENRY BATTEN is very ill with typhoid fever. Her recovery is doubtful, she being sick since July.

Mrs. CYRIL HUSSEY (Dock) passed away yesterday after a lingering illness. She leaves to mourn a husband and one child.

Man Killed on Construction Train - A young man named THOMAS WALL of Hr. Main, who had been working on the Fortune Bay branch railway, met with an accident Saturday morning , which resulted in his death some hours afterwards. He was working on the ballast train and got crushed between two flat cars, his back being broken, and one of his legs crushed almost to pulp, besides several other minor injuries.

Wedding Bells - At Spaniard's Bay, on Sept. 15th, by the Rev. J.S. Adams, MARION ROWSELL, daughter of the late Henry and Mary Rowsell, Coley's Point, to NATHAN RUSSELL, son of George and Elizabeth Russell, Crane's Brook, Bay Roberts. The bride was given away by Mr. John Curnew. The bridesmaids were Miss Lily Stagg and Miss Myra Mercer. The groom was supported by Mr. Allan Parsons.

Head Constable WINSLOW, a veteran of the Crimean War, passed away at St. John's last week at the age of 84 years.

Born at Twillingate, on Sept. 30th, to Rev. A.B. and Mrs. STIRLING, a daughter.

Born at Queensborough, New Westminster, B.C. on Sept. 19th, 1914, to Mr. and Mrs. HARVEY A. MERCER, a son.

Died on Thursday morning, Oct. 8th, after a long illness, HENRY RUSSELL, beloved husband of SARAH RUSSELL and son of the late Stephen and Elizabeth Russell, aged 63 years. He leaves a wife, one sister and two brothers to mourn their loss. Funeral took place to the Methodist Cemetery on Friday, Oct. 9th.

Died on Sept. 24th, at the residence of his son-in-law, J.H. Williams, St. John's, STEPHEN ANTLE, of Brigus, aged 72 years. Interment at Brigus.
Friday, October 16, 1914Mr. & Mrs. WM. CHAS. MERCER of Owen Sound, Ontario, who were visiting friends in Bay Roberts and other places in NF., returned to their home in Canada by last Friday's express. They have been residing in Owen Sound for the past 24 years.

Born at the Parsonage on Thursday, Oct. 15th, to Rev. W. and Mrs. GRIMES, a daughter.

Miss NELLIE SMITH of Random, has been here for a few days visiting her sister, Lieutenant Smith, S.A. who is teaching here.
Friday, October 23, 1914Woman Shot - Word was received here on Thursday morning that Mrs. MARIA BROWN, who was living with a family at Grand Falls, was accidentally shot. The bullet was fired from a 22 gauge rifle and passed through the hand and entered the body. She was taken to the hospital and on Thursday it was reported no complications had set in and her speedy recovery was pretty certain.

Obituary - There passed peacefully away at Bay Roberts on Tuesday, Oct. 20th of typhoid fever, Capt. NATHANIEL MERCER, aged 64 years. Leaving a wife, PATIENCE, an adopted son, Rev. G. L. Mercer, three brothers, Capt. Edward Mercer, Messrs. John and Samuel Mercer, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Belbin and Mrs. Samuel Parsons. Interment took place at the Methodist Cemetery.
Friday, October 30, 1914Died at her residence, Coley's Point, on Saturday, Oct. 10th, after a long illness, PATIENCE, beloved wife of JOHN SAMWAYS, aged 44 years. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband, four children, Fannie, John, Livvie, and Dorothy, also four sisters and one brother, namely, Mrs. John Tippett, Mrs. Charles Samways and Mrs. James French, Coley's point, Mrs. Wm. B. Dawe, port de Greave, and Mr. John Morgan, Port de Grave.

Bareneed Notes: Mrs. HENRY BATTEN, passed peacefully away on Saturday, October 10th. The cause of her death was typhoid fever. Interment took place on Sunday, Oct. 11th in the Church of England.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. HEDLEY BARTLETT on Wednesday, the 14th inst., a daughter. Oct. 22, 1914 - Correspondent.

An interesting marriage ceremony was performed at Botwood Methodist parsonage by Rev. J.T. Newman on Oct. 1, Miss MINNIE BLANCHE WINSOR, of Tilt Cove, was united in marriage to Mr. CYRIL DAWE, of Bay Roberts.
Friday, November 6, 1914Born at Port de Grave, Novemebr 1st to Mr. and Mrs. LEANDER MUGFORD, a son.

Mr. WILLIAM H. EARLE, with his wife and two children arrived at Shearstown on Thursday, Oct. 29th. Mr. Earle has been working for the past 10 years in the open hearth steel department of the Nova Scotia Co. at North Sydney. The works are now closed down, and Mr. Earle will spend the winter at Shearstown. He is a son of Sarah and the late Charles Earle.

Our Naval Reservists: The following Naval Reservists belonging to Bay Roberts and vicinity have gone to St. John's to join the Calypso: RALPH MERCER, Mercer's Cove, son of William and the late Rachel Mercer. ESAU MERCER, Beachy Cove, son of Esau and Fanny Mercer. RALPH BARRETT, French's Cove, son of Rebecca and the late George Barrett. JOHN MERCER, Bay Roberts West, son of Elizabeth and the late Thomas George Mercer. WILLIAM JOHN BROWN, Bay Roberts West, son of Wm, and Elizabeth Brown. SAMUEL BROWN, Bay Roberts West, son of Harry and Emma Brown. HERBERT and WALTER RUSSELL, Country Road, sons of John and Annie Russell. LORENZO ROBERTS, Country Road, son of Abram and Grace Roberts.

Wedding - A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. John Snook, 144 Irving St., Everett, on Wednesday, October 14th, when Mr. JOSEPH SNOOK of Carbonear, and Miss BLANCHE SNOW, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Elijah Snow of Bay Roberts, were united in the holy bonds of Matrimony by the Rev. Mr. Hopkins, of the Evangelical Church of Everett. The bridesmaid was Miss Jane Forward of Carbonear. The best man was Mr. Fred Thistle of Carbonear. The bride was given away by the brother of the groom, Mr. John Snook.
Friday, November 13, 1914Naval Reservists additional list: ALBERT PARSONS, Crane's Brook, son of Moses and Elizabeth Parsons. JAMES SNOW, Bay Roberts, son of Mrs. Thos. Mercer and the late James Snow. JOSEPH BRADBURY, Coley's Point, son of James and Elizabeth Bradbury. ARTHUR RUSSELL, Coley's Point, son of Edward and Sarah Jane Russell. HENRY SAUNDERS, Shearstown, son of James and Mary Jane Saunders. JAMES H. MERCER, Shearstown, son of Henry and Emma Mercer. ELI SPARKS, Shearstown, son of Isaac of Wm. and Mary Jane Sparks. JOHN PARSONS, Shearstown, son of John and Mary Ann Parsons. ALLAN PARSONS, Crane's Brook, son of Edward and Emma Parsons. JOSEPH BARRETT, French's Cove, son of John and the late ____Barrett. RALPH PARSONS, Crane's Brook, son of James and Amelia Parsons. JACK PARSONS, Country Road, son of William and Selina Parsons.

Mrs. SARAH MERCER, widow of the late MANSFIELD MERCER, Mercer's Cove, died suddenly Thursday morning.

Mr. JACOB BARRETT, our local ferryman, came very near losing his life on Monday night last. As he was tying up the ferry he stumbled and fell overboard, and was in the water 15 minutes before Mr. Al Greenland arrived and rescued him. The water was deep where Jacob fell in.
Friday, November 20, 1914Bareneed Notes: List of Naval Reserves gone to the front are: WILLIAM BARTLETT ROBERT GARDINER, son of Wm. and Mary Ann Gardiner. SAMUEL PETTEN, son of Jacob and the late Grace Petten. ISAAC RICHARDS, son of the late Wm. and Mary Richards. ALBERT BARTLETT, son of John and Elizabeth Ann Bartlett. CHESLEY BATTEN, son of Thomas George and the late Thryphena Batten.

Port de Grace is well represented in the Royal Navy Reserve, having sent on the 'Franconia', ALBERT PORTER, HERBERT DAWE, WILLIAM G. MORGAN, ROBERT MORGAN, ARTHUR MORGAN, WILLIAM CHAS. DAWE, WILLIAM HENRY DAWE, SAMUEL G. DAWE, GEORGE HENRY TUCKER, JOHN CHARLES TUCKER, ALBERT ANDREWS, ERIC TAYLOR, KENNETH TUCKER, JACON BUSSEY, WILLIAM BUSSEY, NATHAN MUGFORD, JACOB DAWE of Esau.

Our Naval Reservists - Roll of Honor: HENRY DEERING, Shearstown, son of Henry & Susannah Deering. ALBERT SNOW, Coley's Point, son of Rachel & the late Wm. Snow. DAVID BUTLER, Butlerville, son of John and the late Mary Butler.
Friday, November 27 1914Obituary - There passed peacefully away at Shearstown on Saturday, Nov. 21st, Mrs. MARY SPARKS, aged 86 years; leaving two sons, Ebenezer Sparks and Isaac Sparks, and two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Sparks and Mrs. John Holmes, four sisters, Mrs. Jonas Earle, Mrs. Charles Curnew, Mrs. Nathaniel French, Mrs. John Parsons, one brother, Mr. Josiah Russell, and 20 grandchildren, also 11 great-grandchildren. Interment took place at the Methodist Cemetery, Nov. 23rd.

Wedding - A very pretty wedding took place at the Methodist parsonage, Brigus, the contracting parties being Miss ANNIE ROBERTS, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Roberts of Brigus, and Mr. CHARLES SNOW, son of Mrs. Zelah and the late William Snow, of Bay Roberts. The bridesmaids being Miss Julia Percy, May Snow and Florence Mitchell. Mr. Alex Roberts, brother of the bride acted as best man. The bride was given away by her father.
Friday, December 4, 1914Miss HARRIET MERCER and Mr. JOHN SAUNDERS, both of Shearstown, were married Tuesday, Dec. 1st at St. John the Evangelist Church, Coley's Pt., by the Rev. H.L. Pike.

Wedding Bells - Mr. RUSSELL KEARLEY, secretary of the halibut Fishermen's union, and Miss MARTHA MARY MONK, were married at St. Jame's Church, Vancouver, B.C. by the Rev. H. Edwardes, Monday, Nov. 9th. Bride and bridegroom are daughter and son respectively of NF fisherman. Mr. A. Caravan acted as best man and Miss Annie Snider as bridesmaid.

Died at Coley's Point, on Saturday, No. 15th, the darling child of WILLIAM and EMMA TIPPETT, aged 2 months.
Friday, December 18, 1914Obituary - On Sat. afternoon, Dec. 12th, while on his way home from Back Cove, Mr. JOHN SHEPPARD, of Spaniard's Bay, suddenly expired on the main road near the residence of his son, Abram. He was seen to fall by Mr. Geo. Porter, who hastened to his side and assisted him to his home; but before reaching there the spark of life had fled. For the past few years he had been troubled with heart disease. The deceased was 76 years of age. He leaves a wife, three sons, Abram and Wm. of Spaniard's Bay, and Esau of Toronto, and three daughters, Mrs. Richard Sheppard, Mrs. Herbert Greely and Miss Ethel Shepperd to mourn their loss. The funeral was on Monday. - Hr. Grace Standard.

Naval Volunteers from Port de Grave and Bareneed: MAXWELL ANDREWS, son of Mr. R.H. Andrews, of Port de Grave has shown the right kind of stuff by volunteering for the Navy. MAX BARTLETT, son of Mr. Sam Bartlett, of Port de Grave, also volunteered and had all but got past the Examiners when he unfortunately opened his mouth and disclosed a set of dentist's teeth. Max did his duty though he had to remain behind. JOHN E. RICHARDS, of Bareneed, has successfully passed the medical test at St. John's and is now enrolled as a member of the First Nfld. Regiment Reserves at St. John's this patriotic young man is the only child of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Richards of Bareneed.

PATRICK COADY, Chief Steward of the S.S. Sagona, was found burned to death in his bunk on board his ship at St. John's Monday morning last, after a fire was extinguished which badly damaged the steamer's cabins.

Bay Robert's boys volunteer - RALPH MERCER and FRANCIS (FRANK) DAWE, of Bay Roberts, volunteered this week at St. John's for the second contingent.

ISAAC BRADBURY of George and STEPHEN RUSSELL of Edward, both of Coley's Point, went to St. John's to volunteer for the Naval Reserve.

Naval Reserve Honor Roll: ROBERT BRADBURY, Shearstown, son of Chas, & Emma Bradbury.

Died on Tuesday, Dec. 15th, after a short illness, FRANCES, widow of the late EDWARD BADCOCK, aged 53 years. Leaving two sons and one daughter to mourn their loss. Funeral took place to the R.C. Cemetery on Thursday.

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Friday, January 1, 1915Died at Everett, Mass., U.S.A., on December 29th, after a short illness, HERBERT ANTLE, youngest son of the late Abraham and Martha Antle, of Brigus, Nfld., in his 43rd year, leaving 2 sons and 2 daughters at Everett, Mass., 2 brothers in St. John's and one in Halifax, also 4 sisters, one each in St. John's, Calgary, Hr. Grace and Everett, Mass., to mourn their sad loss. Funeral at Everett.

Wedding - A very pretty wedding took place in St. Mark's Church on Wednesday afternoon at 8 o'clock, the Rev. Frank Severn officiating. The contracting parties were Mr. BERTRAM MORGAN, of South River, and Miss BESSIE NEWELL, of the Dock. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Abram Newell. She was attended by Miss Hettie Newell, cousin of the bride, and Mrs. Reuban Newell. The groom was supported by Mr. Reuban Newell, brother of the bride. Dec. 13, 1914 - Correspondent

Wedding - A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Burnt Head Church on Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, by the Rev. E.K.H. Caldwell, the contracting parties being Mr. ARTHUR N. SNOW of Bay Roberts, and Miss FANNY TAYLOR, of Cupids, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Taylor. The bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her father, while Annie Butler, cousin of the bridge, acted as flower girl, the bridesmaids being Miss Annie M. Butler and Miss Etta Snow. The groom was supported by Mr. H.B. Thompson and Mr. Benjamin Taylor.
Friday, January 29, 1915Our Lost Sailors - When H.M.S. Viknor was lost, the following members of the Newfoundland Royal Navy Reserve are believed to have been serving aboard her:
BARNES, ENOS - Change Islands. Married. Franconia
BRACE, ALBERT - Son of Mrs. Mary Brace, Chance Cove, T.B. Single. Franconia
COATES, GEORGE - Son of Philip Coates, Fogo. Single. Franconia
DYKE, GILBERT - Son of Mrs. Louisa Dyke, Salvage Bay. Single.Carthaginian
GREENING, JAMES - Son of Mrs. Jane Greening, Somerville, B.B. Single. Carthaginian
JACKSON, THOMAS - Son of Mrs. Alice Jackson, Brigus. Single. Carthaginian
JERRETT, LEVI - Son of William and Mary Jerrett, 97 Southside, St. John's. Single. Franconia
KELLY, ALBERT - Son of John and Emmaline Kelly, Cupids. Single. Franconia
LEWIS, PHILIP - Son of Mrs. Melina Reynolds, Caplin Cove, Bay de Verde. Single. Franconia
MARTIN, SANDY - Son of Mrs. Rebecca Martin, Battery Road, St. John's. Single. Franconia
MERCER, JOHN B. - Son of Mrs. Lizzie Russell, Bay Roberts. Single. Franconia
MORGAN, FREDERICK - Son of Mr. Joseph Morgan, Seal Cove, Harbour Main. Single. Carthaginian. Has two brothers in Reserve, John and Heber, who sailed on the Carthaginian also.
MORGAN, WILLIAM G. - Son of Mrs. Sarah Morgan, Port de Grave. Single. Franconia
PARSONS, JOHN - Catalina. No such address appears in the different lists. There are four John Parsons in the Reserve. Two are on the Niobe, and the other two sailed on the Franconia. One is from Bay Roberts and the other from Bauline. Both are unmarried.
PEACH, HENRY W. - Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Peach, Arnold's Cove, Placentia Bay. Married. Franconia
RALPH, CHARLES - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ralph, Jr., Flat Island, Bonavista Bay. Single. Franconia
ROWE, CHARLES - Trinity. Nephew of Mr. Reuben Clarke, 26 Carter's Hill, St. John's. Single. Franconia.
ST. CROIX, WILLIAM - Ward of Fred Walsh, Trepassey. Single. Franconia
SMART, EDWARD - Son of Mrs. Fanny Smart, Alexander Bay, B.B. Single. Franconia
SPARKES, ELI - Son of Mrs. Mary J. Sparkes, Shearstown, Bay Roberts. Single. Franconia
STRINGER, GEORGE - Son of Mr. William T. Stringer, Little Heart's Ease. Single. Franconia
WALSH, DOUGLAS - Son of Mrs. Minnie Hutchings, Cow Head, St. Barbe. Single. Franconia
WARREN, ALBERT - Son of Mrs. Mary A. Warren, Gooseberry Island, B.B. Single.Carthaginian
YOUDEN, GEORGE - Georgetown, Brigus. Married. Franconia
YOUDEN, THOMAS - Brigus. Married. Franconia
Friday, February 19, 1915Died on Tuesday night, Feb. 9th, after a short illness, ISAAC MERCER, son of the late Isaac and Mary Mercer, aged 73 years. He leaves a wife, four sons, Robert, William, Lorenzo and Cyril, one brother, William, and three sisters, Mrs. Thos. Kearley, Miss Jane Mercer and Miss Emma Mercer, to mourn their sad loss. Funeral took place to the C. of E. cemetery on Sunday.

Died on Saturday afternoon, February 13th, after a lingering illness, JEPHTHA SNOW, beloved husband of Mary Grace Snow, aged 75 years. He leaves a wife, one son, James Edward, one daughter, Mrs. L.K. Mercer, both residing in Allston, Mass., three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Mercer, Beachy Cove, Mrs. Lemuel Simmonds, and Mrs. John Butler, of St. John's, to mourn their loss. Funeral took place to the Methodist Cemetery on Monday.

Wedding - Mr. WILLIAM SEEKIMS, one of the most popular young bachelors of the Western Union Cable Staff here, has joined the noble army of benedicts. He was married last week to Miss M.D. WALLACE, formerly for several years teacher of the Victoria St. School, Hr. Grace, and till lately on the staff of the School for the Blind at Halifax. The ceremony took place at the Manse, St. John's, Rev. J.S. Sutherland, M.A. officiating. Miss Maysie Parsons acted as bridesmaid, and Mr. Frank McRae was best man.
Friday, March 5, 1915 Died on Friday morning, Feb. 26th, after a long illness, ESAU PARSONS, aged 69 years. Leaving a wife, two sons, James Charles and Selby Everett, three daughters, Mrs. Philip Sheehan, Mrs. Edward Reid and Mrs. John Bradbury to mourn their loss. Funeral took place Sunday to the C. of E. cemetery, Shearstown.

Disaster on Labrador - Dr. Hare, of the Grenfell Hospital at Harrington, Labrador, writing on Nov. 24th to Prof. H.A. Smith, of the Methodist College at Halifax, reports that on Nov. 18th several men from Harrington rode to a cape near there to shoot birds and a seal or two, if possible. The day was fine when they started, but without warning a N.W. storm was swept down and before they could regain shelter it raged to a hurricane blowing 84 miles an hour. Some of the boats were got back safely but three men perished - ALBERT RANSON, leaving a wife and child; ENOS COX, leaving a wife and four children; and JAMES HERRIT, an orphan boy.
Friday, March 26, 1915Spaniard's Bay Notes: On March 17th, Miss MARY GOSSE, daughter of Mr. Nathaniel Gosse, was united in marriage to Mr. EBENEZER GOSSE, son of Mr. Wm. Gosse, both of this place.

Married on Monday evening, at the S.A. Citadel, by Ensign Wells, S.A., ETTIE BISHOP, daughter of Mrs. John Moore and the late John Bishop, to CYRIL MERCER, son of Lizzie and the late Isaac Mercer.

Died at Shearstown on Tuesday evening, March 23rd, after a long illness of consumption, ESTHER ANN TITFORD, beloved wife of JONATHON PARSONS, aged 47 years. Leaving a husband, two sons, three daughters, mother, father and three sisters to mourn their loss. Funeral took place Wed. afternoon to the C. of E. cemetery.
Friday, April 2, 1915Died on Thursday morning, Marh 25th, HAROLD CLAYTON, darling child of JOHN S. and ANNIE BLANCHE MERCER, aged 18 months.

Died at Coley's Point on Thursday, April 1st, after a long illness, ANNIE BLANCHE, beloved wife of JOHN S. MERCER, aged 21 years. Leaving a husband, one child, father, mother, one brother and three sisters, to mourn their sad loss. Funeral will take place on Saturday.
Friday, April 9, 1915Wedding - The marriage of Miss MARGARET MAE TOWLE, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Towle and ARTHUR MERCER of Bay Roberts, Nfld. , took place at the bride's home, 31 Tremont St, Wednesday evening. Miss Flora Harris of Medford, was bridesmaid, and John Baggs was best man.

Died at her home, Country Road, on Tuesday, April 6th, ETHEL MAUD, darling little child of MARY BRADBURY, aged 9 months.
Friday, April 23, 1915Death - News was recently received on board H.M.S. Calypso, of the death, from spinal meningitis, of Reservist ERIC TAYLOR of Port de Grave. The lad had been sent to Ruchill Fever Hospital, Glasgow, and succumbed on the 14th of March.

Obituary - Passed away suddenly at his residence in Beachy Cove on Tuesday, April 13th, MANCEL MERCER, beloved husband of ELIZA MERCER. Deceased was in his 65th year. He was stricken with paralyses, from which he never recovered. He leaves to mourn a wife and two sons, Isaac, of this town, and George, who is at present away for the summer months in Manchester, Mass., U.S.A., two daughters, Mrs. Isaac Morgan, and Mrs. Samuel Parsons, both of Coley's Point, and 8 grandchildren, also four brothers - James, William, Christopher and Abram, all of this town, also two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Russell, of Coley's Point, and Mrs. Samuel Churley of New Perlican, T.B. His funeral took place on Thursday to the C. of E. Cemetery.

Died at Cupids, Monday, FLORENCE, wife of ROBERT J. SMITH, daughter of Rev. T.W. ATKINSON. Funeral took place on Wednesday.

Died at Shearstown, on Wednesday, April 14th, after a long illness, ABRAM BADCOCK, aged 38 years, son of Charles and Annie Badcock. Leaving a wife, one child, father, mother, four brothers and one sister to mourn their sad loss. Funeral took place to the C. of E. Cemetery. On Friday, April 16th.
Friday, May 7, 1915Died at Country Road on Monday, April 26th, ALLAN, darling child of JESSIE and THOMAS COPELY, aged 6 months.

There passed peacefully away at his home on April 30th, STEPHEN, beloved husband of MARY BADCOCK, aged 58 years. He leaves a wife and one son, William, now resident in Manchester, U.S.A. Funeral took place on Sunday, May 2, to the Meth. Cemetery.
Friday, May 14, 1915His Excellency the Governor received word from the British Admiralty last week informing him that the body of JOHN B. MERCER was the only one recovered among the 23 Nfld. Reservists lost on the H.M.S. Viknor. The body was found at Kiloram Bay, Island of Colonsay, Scotland on Jan. 16 and was buried on the 20th.
Friday, May 21, 1915Obituary - After a lengthy illness, STEPHEN HUTCHINGS, of Spaniard's Bay, passed to his eternal reward on April 25th, aged 71 years. On April 28th his remains were conveyed to the Methodist Cemetery.

Spaniard's Bay Notes: Miss CHARLOTTE NOEL of Hr. Grace, was here for a few days on a visit to her sister, Mrs. GEORGE A. GOSSE.

On May 7th, after a long illness, there passed away Mrs. EDITH BLANDFORD, wife of LLEWELYN BLANDFORD. Her funeral took place on Sunday.

A very pretty wedding took place here on May 14th, when Miss MARY COLLINS, only daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Geo. Collins, was united in marriage to Mr. JOSIAH NEIL, son of Mr. James Neil, both of this place. The bride was attended by Miss Emma Jane Smith, and given away by Mr. Jack Gosse.

On May 15th another wedding took place, when Mr.ROBERT PORTER, was united in marriage to Miss EMILY CRANE, of Tilton.

News In A Line: Among the graduates at McGill recently were Messrs. WILLIAM FRASER DAWE, M.B., C.M., and ROBERT ALEXANDER DAWE, B.Sc., both sons of Mr. Azariah Dawe of Bay Roberts; Mr. JAS. MORAN, of Blackhead, formerly a teacher and now graduated as B.A.; and Mr. ALEXANDER BLACK, electrical engineer, who graduates as Bachelor of Science also, and is now on active service in France, a son of the late JAMES BLACK, of St. John's.
Friday, June 4, 1915Obituary - On Wednesday, May 26th, at French's Cove, HERBERT, son of Mr. JOHN BARRETT, passed peacefully away. He had been ill for the past four years. The sympathy of all go to the father and sister who are left to mourn, also to the three brothers who are gone to serve their country. Funeral took place Sunday, to the C. of E. Cemetery.

Died at her residence, Coley's Point, on Wed., May 26th, after a long illness, Mrs. SUSANNA W. FRENCH, aged 73 years, widow of the late ISAAC FRENCH. She leaves 2 sons, Charles S. and Albert French, both residing at Coley's Pt., 8 grandchildren. Funeral took place Friday, May 28th, to the C. of E. Cemetery, Coley's Pt.
Friday, June 18, 1915Mrs. ELIZA HUTCHINGS, wife of Wm. Hutchings, Spaniard's Bay, passed away on Friday, June 4th.

Death - ABRAM BARRETT, of Spaniard's Bay, was killed in Sydney Mines this week. He is a married man and leaves a wife and several children. His body is being brought home for burial.

Death - Allston, Mass., May 23rd, 1915 - The late Miss VIOLET HUSSEY - she was the only daughter of ELLEN and ROBERT HUSSEY of South River. She died in Lakeville Hospital, Mass., of tuberculosis, May 5th. She leaves a mother, father and four brothers, to mourn. One brother, Aquilla, resides in Allston, Mass., Thomas has gone to the front, and two brothers are at home. Her body was taken to South River for interment.
Friday, August 27, 1915Mrs. WILLIAM BRADBURY of the Dock, was laid to rest in the C. of E. Cemetery, Saturday.
Friday, September 3, 1915Found Dead - The body of the man which was found near the railway tracks at Clark's Beach last Friday night has been identified as that of JAMES MUGFORD, a fisherman, of Sandy Cove, Port de Grave. He was returning from the Labrador in a sick condition. He landed from the steamer at Hr. Grace and bought his ticket for Clarke's Beach. He was brought beyond Clarke's Beach to Hueville station. Getting off there he started out to return. Feeling rather weak he visited a house and obtained a cup of tea. Leaving the house he started off to look for a cabman to drive him home, and while doing so he died from exhaustion. An investigation into the circumstances of the poor man's death is being conducted.
Friday, September 10, 1915Died at his residence, Coley's Point, on Sat., Sept. 4th, after a long illness of paralysis, ISAAC GRAY, aged 76 yrs. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Batten, and one brother, Abram Gray, to mourn their loss. Funeral took place on Monday, Sept. 6th to the C. of E. Cemetery.

The wedding of Miss WINNIFRED COLBOURNE, of Bell Island, to Mr. H.B. THOMSON, druggist, of this town, takes place at Bell Island on Sept. 15th.
Friday, September 17, 1915WILLIAM R. DAWE, school teacher, son of Samuel and Sarah Grace Dawe, Coley's Point, has joined the Naval Reserve.
Friday, September 24, 1915Mr. JONATHAN MERCER, son of the late Jonathan and Patience Mercer, formerly of Mercer's Cove, but for the past 43 years residing in Curzon Village, Bonne Bay, arrived here Tuesday on a visit to friends. This is his first visit in 43 years. He and his brother George, prosecutes the fishery business on the West Coast.

Miss FLOSSIE MERCER left by the S.S. Florizel last week for Halifax, where she will be married to Mr. J.R. IRVING, who for two and a half years held the position as Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia in this town, but now transferred to the bank in Halifax. We learn that the marriage was to take place on the arrival of the boat at Halifax.

Mrs. J. BARRETT of Vancouver, who arrived here sometime ago is not altogether on a pleasure trip, but was advised by her doctor to leave Vancouver as the climate there did not agree with her. Mrs. Barrett has gained considerable in weight during the short time she has been here. She is at present the guest of her sister, Mrs. Ben Morgan, Coley's Point.

Fisherman Drowned - The schr. Nita M. Conrad, Capt. Hollett, when about 60 miles north of the Groais Islands bound to Labrador, lost one of her crew. HEBER KNIGHT, single, of Garnish, aged 24 years.
Friday, October 15, 1915Died at Bareneed on Thursday morning, Sept. 30th, OLIVE LEILA BARTLETT, aged 11 months, beloved and only child of Mr. and Mrs. HEDLEY BARTLETT.

Died on Sept. 24th, after a short illness, MARY EMMA, darling child of JOHN J. and ETHEL FRENCH, French's Cove, aged 2 years and 8 months.
Friday, October 29, 1915Died on Monday, October 25th, after only 5 hours illness of convulsions, SAMUEL AUGUSTUS, darling child of A.E. and MARY MERCER, aged 7 months.

VICTOR DAWE, who is fighting with a Canadian regiment somewhere in France, has been wounded in the eye, a message to this effect having reached his parents. He had been in the trenches only a week.
Friday, November 5, 1915An Admiralty Telegram has been reeived by Commander MacDermott saying that the Trawler Othello ll had been blown up on the 31st. Oct., and that FREDERICK JAMES BUTT, seaman, Newfoundland is missing and presumed dead. He was a son of Mr. George Butt (of Nathaniel) and Mrs. Mary Butt of Freshwater, Bay de Verde. He joined the Reserve on Jan. 25th, 1915, and sailed with the Scandinavian contingent.
Friday, November 19, 1915Died on Friday, Nov. 12th, after a lingering illness, PATIENCE, beloved wife of JAMES CONNELL, aged 56 years. She leaves a husband, two sons, Richard and Edward, and three sisters to mourn their loss. Funeral took place on Monday to the R.C. Cemetery.

News In A Line: Private CHESLEY MERCER, son of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Mercer, of Spencer Street. St. John's, and formerly of Bay Roberts, previously reported wounded, died of lymphation glands on Nov. 14th in the 3rd London General Hospital. Another brother, FREDERICK MERCER, is at the Dardanelles.

Mrs. J.T. TAMPLIN nee Miss DELILAH NORMAN, who was visiting her sister, Mrs. Robert J. Caravan, returned to her home, Butte, Montana, U.S.A

JOHN O'ROURKE, of the Birch Hills, Bay Roberts, has volunteered to serve in the Nfld. Regiment. He is a son of Thomas and Mary O'Rourke, and a brother of Mrs. Mark Delaney.
Friday, November 26, 1915Died on Sunday, No. 14th, after a lingering illness, JULIA, beloved wife of THOMAS BROWN, Jun., aged 44 years. Leaving a husband, three sons, three daughters, one brother and two sisters to mourn their loss. Funeral took place on Tuesday, No. 16th to the C. of E. Cemetery, Shearstown.
Friday, December 3, 1915A young man named BENNET CARNOCLE, of the Lunenburg schooner, Mary D. Young, was drowned on Monday,in the harbor of St. John's. It is said he was under the influenze of liquor at the time.

The man Coombes, of Island Cove, who was killed recently at Bell Island, left a wife and a large family.

GEORGE ELMS, formerly of Bay Roberts, has been appointed Sergt. Drill Instructor of the 48th Highlanders at Toronto. He has had three Newfoundlanders pass through his squad recently, HEBER MOSDELL, and two others named James and Robert.
Friday, December 31, 1915Died on Tuesday, Dec. 21st after a long illness, THOMAS MERCER, son of Fanny and the late William Mercer, aged 53 years. Leaving a wife, mother, two brothers, and one sister to mourn their loss. Funeral took place, Thursday, Dec. 23rd to the Methodist cemetery.

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Friday, January 7, 1916Naval Reservist RALPH BARRETT, son of widow Ellen Barrett, who took sick shortly after he went to England and was under treatment in the hospital at Haslar, England, returned home on New Year's Day. He is not fully recovered. He may have to go to the Hospital at St. John's for further treatment.

Mr. ROBERT DAWE, brother of Capt. Henry Dawe and Mrs. Thomas Wilcox of this town, was killed at Sydney on New Year's Eve, by being run over by a streetcar.
Friday, January 14, 1916Died on Tuesday, January 11th, after a short illness, GEORGE BADCOCK, aged 15 years, youngest son of the late Edward and Frances Badcock. He leaves a sister and brother to mourn their sad loss. Funeral took place to the R.C. Cemetery on Thursday. Rev. Dr. Murphy, of Brigus, officiated at the church and cemetery.

Mr. WM. WHELAN, of Upper Island Cove, passed away a few weeks ago. His funeral took place December 30th.

Mrs. ISAAC DAWE, of Isaac, Coley's Pt., passed away on Wednesday, after a long illness.
Friday, January 21, 1916THOMAS HARDY, son of William and Mabella Hardy, of Northwaters, arrived here from Boston on January 8th to see his parents and friends. This is his first visit in 7 years.

Mr. and Mrs. J. JARDINE announce the engagement of their daughter, HILDA JEANETTE NESBITT, to Mr. REUBEN BEMISTER, of the Western Union Teleggraph Company's Staff.

MAXSE BRADBURY, son of Mr. Jesse Bradbury, Mercer's Cove, is in the hospital at Malta with his feet frostbitten. He was a signaler with the Newfoundland Regiment in the Dardanelles.

WILLIAM BARRETT, son of John Barrett, French's Cove, who is with the 1st Canadian Expeditionary Force in France, writes his father to say he is quite well.
Friday, January 28, 1916Mrs. GRETA BEACHAM, wife of William T.Beacham, Bareneed, and daughter of William and Sarah DAWE, of Port de Grave, passed away on Tuesday after a few hours illness.

ARTHUR MORGAN, aged 18 years, son of Joseph and Rebecca Morgan, Coley's Point, passed away on Thursday. He was afflicted with paralysis and blindness.

Died - there passed away at Coley's Point on Jan. 15th, ETHEL MAUD, youngest daughter of George and Leah BISHOP, aged 6 years and 10 months.

Died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Richard Morgan, Coley's Point, on January 17th, after a short illness, JAMES BADCOCK, aged 73 years, son of the late William and Emma Badcock of Shearstown. Funeral took place on Jan. 19th to the Methodist Cemetery at Shearstown.

Died - There passed peacefully away at her home, Coley's Point, on Wednesday, January 19th, after a lingering illness, SUSANNAH, beloved wife of Isaac DAWE, and daughter of the late John and Virtue BARRETT, aged 46 years. Leaving a husband, one daughter, two sons, two sisters, Mrs. George Barrett, Coley's Point, and Mrs. Catherine Clifford, Twillingate and four brothers, George, Moses and Jacob Barrett and John Smith. Funeral took place on Friday, Jan. 21st to the S.A. Cemetery, Coley's Point.

The marriage of Miss ALMYRA SNOW, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Snow, Cross Roads, Bay Roberts, to Mr. EDMUND SKIFFINGTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Skiffington, of Bonavista, took place at Cambridge, Mass., on Wed., Dec. 8th in the Orange Hall, 573 Mass. Ave. Mr. Wm. Skiffington, brother of the groom acted as best man, Miss Ettie Mercer, of Clarke's Beach was bridesmaid. Miss Blanche Ford of Bonavista, was maid of honor and Mr. Edward Kilpatrick, of Boston, was man of honor.
Friday, February 4, 1916ELEAZER GOSSE, of Queen's Cove, Random, T.B., had his house destroyed by fire Monday night. The loss was about $1000. There was no insurance.

Four of one family named GILLAM, of Robinson's Head, Bay St. George, have died of diptheria. The four included the father, mother and two children.

Passed away at St. Jon, Jan. 11th, after suffering four years with cancer, JOHN E. MILLS, beloved husband of RHODA TAYLOR. Deceased received treatment at the St. Anthony Hospital, from the doctors in St. John's and from medical men in England, but despite all, nothing could save him. Mr. Mills was a native of Handover, England and was for a number of years in the British Navy. The funeral was attended by a guard of honor from H.M.S. Calypso. - Com.

Died on Jan. 27th, after a long illness, ARTHUR, beloved son of Joseph and Rebecca MORGAN, Coley's Pt., aged 18 years. Leaving a father, mother, tow brothers and four sisters to mourn their loss.
Friday, February 11, 1916Died at her son's residence, Country Road, on Sat., Feb. 6th, after a short illness, ELIZABETH BELBIN, at the age of 93 years and 7 months, widow of the late William Belbin. She leaves to mourn their sad loss three sons, Robert, Isaac and William. Funeral took place Tuesday, Feb. 8th to the Methodist Cemetery.

Died at the Lunatic Asylum, St. John's, on Feb. 4th, LAVINIA, beloved wife of JOHN SNOW, Coley's Pt., aged 56 years. She leaves to mourn their sad loss, a husband and 7 daughters, Mrs. George Bishop, Bay Roberts; Mrs. James Pottle, Sydney; Mrs. James A. Thompson; Emily, Annie, Myra and Livvie at home, 10 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. John Richards, Glace Bay; and Mrs. Isaaac Sparks, of Shearston, and 3 brothers, George; James; John and William Dawe, of Long Beach Pond. (This is how it is stated in the paper) Funeral took place Tuesday, Feb. 8th to the S.A. Cemetery, Coley's Point.

Born at Torbay, on Tuesday, Feb. 1, a son to Dr. & Mrs. J.C. RICHARDS.
Friday, February 18, 1916Obituary - MRS. ELIZABETH BELBIN who died recently was the daughter of the late Isaac and Patience TRENCHARD who came from Wareham County of Dorset, England. She was taken at the age of 4 and adopted by her aunt, an old lady that was well known by the past generations as Aunt Lizzie SQUIRES, who did her best to bring her up in the fear of God. At the age of 11 she was converted. For over 50 years she held cottage prayer meetings. In her early married days she was often known to walk to the old Methodist Church twice on Sundays from Country Road, and many a time, with a few more devout Christian women, would row a boat to Port de Grave, and bring over the minister as there was no Methodist clergyman stationed at Bay Roberts. A few weeks before she passed away she knit a pair of socks for the soldiers. Her intellect was good. A few hours before she passed away, she recited verses she learnt when a girl in Sunday School. She leaves to mourn 3 sons, 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Died, Mrs. EMMA MERCER, aged 66 years, widow of the late William Mercer, Mercer's Cove. The late Mrs. Mercer went to Vancouver about three years ago, and resided with her adopted son, Malcolm Mercer. She passed quietly and peacefully away at the Vancouver Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 16th. Her funeral took place on Wednesday, Jan. 19th, to the Mountain View Cemetery.

In the Magistrate's Court, Carbonear - On the third day of February, instant, before the undersigned, THOMAS C. BADCOCK, of Carbonear, shopkeeper, was convicted of selling intoxicating liquors in violation of the 15th Session of the Temperance Act. A. PENNEY, Stip. Magistrate Feb. 18, 11
Friday, February 25, 1916WILLIAM FRENCH, son of Esau and Sarah French, Coley's Point, who went across to Archangel on one of the Ventures, has volunteered in England.

ARCH THOMPSON pleaded guilty to setting fire to his shop on Duckworth Street, St. John's some time ago. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

Died at Denver, Colorado, on Jan. 9th, 1916, Mrs. JAMES YOUNG, mother of Mrs. D.A. McLAINE.

Died on Tuesday, Feb. 22nd after a short illness, MARY JANE, widow of the late Abram RUSSELL, aged 73 years. Leaving three sons and five daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral took place Thursday, Feb. 24th to the C. of E. Cemetery.

Died at Shearstown on Friday, Feb. 18th, after a short illness, ISAAC SPARKS, French's Cove, aged 76 years. Leaving a wife, 6 sons - William, Beaver Harbor, N.B.; Joseph, California; Isaac, St. John, N.B.; George, Cutler, Me, U.S.A.; Herbert and James, Shearstown and one brother, John, French's Cove, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bradbury, Vancouver, B.C. and Mrs. Henry Parsons of Bay Roberts. Funeral took place on Sunday, Feb. 20th to the Methodist Cemetery.

Passed peacefully away at Shearstown on February 20th, AMBROSE BADCOCK, aged 78 years, beloved son of the late Henry and Fanny Badcock. He leaves to mourn their loss, a wife, two sons, John and William, three brothers, Robert and John of Bay Roberts east, and George , of Shearstown, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral to the C. of E. Cemetery, Shearstown.
Friday, March 3, 1916Died - MALCOLM DAWE, the eldest son of Robert and Rebecca Dawe, suddenly at Coley's Point on Thursday morning. He was in his workshop making a door when he suddenly expired. His body was discovered by his young wife who went to the workshop to draw some kerosene oil. A doctor was summoned and pronounced death due to heart failure. The funeral will take place Saturday.

Born on Monday, February 28th to Rev. W. & Mrs. GRIMES, a daughter.

Capt. VIOLET CAVE, S.A., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Cave, arrived here on Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, after been absent 5 years. She has been working in the Salvation Army, was trained in New York, and for the past two years has been working in the Eastern States. Her last corps was at Montpelier, Vt.
Friday, March 10, 1916An aged resident of Country Road, Bay Roberts, passed away on Saturday, March 4th.

Born at Shearstown on Friday, March 3rd, to Mr. & Mrs. HERBERT SPARKES, a son.

Married at St. Thomas' Church, St. John's, on Saturday, March 4th, by the Rev. Dr. Jones, Miss VIOLET LILLIAN PARSONS, to Mr. ALEXANDER GORDON, of Aberdeen, Scotland, cable operator with the Western Union Cable Co., Bay Roberts.

Mr. JOSEPH BOWERING, who resides now in the Town of the Pas, Manitoba, has been absent from his home at Coley's Point for over 12 years.

There passed peacefully away on March 2nd at her residence, No. 80 Barnes Road, St. John's, Miss ANNIE J. FURNEAUX, a survivor of a family prominently connected with this Colony for over a century. She was the granddaughter of the late Mr. Elson, a member of the old time firm of Slade, Elson & Co. of Carbonear, and a daughter of the late Capt. Hugh Furneaux and his wife, nee Alice Eason. The deceased was also a sister of the late J.F. Furneaux, proprietor of the Evening Telegram.
Friday, March 17, 1916Death visited the home of Mr. & Mrs. ROBERT DAWE at Coley's Point on Thursday, March 2, and took from them their eldest son, MALCOLM, aged 26 years. Much sympathy is felt for his young wife who had so lately been married. He has also left 3 sisters and 3 brothers, Mrs. George Bishop of St. John's; Mrs. Richard Parsons of Bay Roberts and Mrs. Laura Dawe of Coley 's Point; John F; Harvey and Albert Dawe.

Passed peacefully away at the Poor Asylum on March 13, MARY REBECCA FOWLER, aged 66 years, leaving one son on the 1st. Nfld. Regiment, also one sister at Clarke's Beach. Funeral on Wednesday from the Poor Asylum. * By reference to another column, we do not know the facts of the case, but it does appear strange that a woman, the mother of one of our boys in the Regiment, should die in the Poor Asylum. We stay-at-homes ought to say to every mother's son who shoulders a rifle or who dons his sailor's suit that we will be responsible for the keep and comforts of your parents (if necessary) while you are away.

Married at Hant's Hr. on March 8th, by the Rev. T.H. James, uncle of the bride, MARGARIETA E. FILMER JAMES, only daughter of Mr. W.C. James, of St. John's, to the Rev. CLEMANT GAUKRODGER, of Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
Friday, March 24, 1916Died on Tuesday, March 21st, DORIS, infant child of Robert and Jane Dawe, aged 9 months.
Friday, March 31, 1916Mr. JOHN BOWERING, of Southside Coley's Point, met with an accident at Earle & Parsons' sawmill on Saturday, by having two fingers cut off with a saw.

Died at Harbor Grace, on March 26th, 1916, FRANK, beloved son of Samuel and Patience TITFORD, aged 18 years. Deceased was a nephew of John Morgan of this town.

Born on Sunday, March 26th, at the Rectory, Upper Island Cove, the wife of Rev. E.E. Rusted, a daughter.

Halibut Steamer, Onward Ho, which has been missing for two months, had 24 fishermen on board, including three Newfoundlanders, WILLIAM SNOW, Coley's Point, JAMES MARCH of Trinity Bay, and DAN BROWN of Bonavista Bay. The other members were Norwegians. William Snow is a son of William and Mary Snow, and left Coley's Point about 20 years ago for the Crows Nest Pass. >From there he went to B.C. He leaves a wife and 5 children; two sisters in Boston, Charlotte and Susie, a step-brother Albert, in the Navy, Mrs. Rachel Snow, of Coley's Point, is his step-mother. His wife was formerly Susie Russell, a sister of the late Mrs. John Moore.

Died on Sunday morning, March 26th, after a short illness, DOUGLAS, son of the late Capt. Isaac and Patience MERCER, aged 23 years. Funeral took place to the Methodist Cemetery on Tuesday.
Friday, April 28, 1916Died suddenly at St. John's, April 15th, HENRY CHARLES DAWE, a native of Port de Grace, aged 69 years. Deceased leaves a wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters.

There passed peacefully away at the Rectory, Emsdale, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, March 17th, 1916, JESSIE FRENCH, beloved wife of Rev. J. NORMAN, in her 35th year. Funeral took place from the Rectory to St. Mark's Cemetery of interment. She leaves to mourn their sad loss, a husband, mother, one brother, Mr. Albert French, and three sisters, Mrs. William Norman, Mrs. Stafford Pike and Mrs. (Rev.) R.H. Mercer.
Friday, May 12, 1916The Rev. JAMES WILLIAM DONNELLY, P.P. passed away Thursday morning at St. John's. He was a native of Carbonear.

A child named THOMAS LOADER, aged three years, was shot dead at Rose Blanche Wednesday afternoon.
Friday, May 19, 1916Mr. JAMES SNOW arrived here on Monday last from Allston, Mass., with the remains of his only daughter, SUSIE, who passed away at Allston recently. Susie, aged 19 years and 5 months, died May 7th. She was the daughter of James and Jane Snow. Interment took place May 16th at the Methodist Cemetery.

Capt. JOHN J. GOSSE, of New Westminster, B.C. paid a visit to his father, Skipper Bart Gosse in Spaniard's Bay. Capt. Gosse holds a responsible position with the Canadian Govt., being in charge of the Fredge 303. This boat was formerly the German dredge, Von Fruhling, being purchased by the Canadian Govt. from the German government seven years ago.

Born on Tuesday, May 9th, to Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT DAWE, a son.
Friday, June 16, 1916Mr. JOHN ELMS, formerly of Bay Roberts, but now residing on Beaumont Street, St. John's West, was stricken with paralysis about 3 weeks ago.
Friday, June 30, 1916Ottawa, Ont., June 26th, 1916. To: JOHN BARRETT, French's Cove: Sincerely regret inform you A10766 Pte. WM. BARRETT infantry officially reported missing operations between June 3rd and June 8th, Officer in Charge Record Office.

The sad news was received by his friends in Hr. Grace on Saturday last, that LEVI VERGI, a native of that town, and a private with the Canadian overseas contingent, had been killed in action somewhere in France.

Two brothers, JAMES and LAWRENCE GRIFFIN, privates in the First Newfoundland Regiment, arrived in Harbor Grace on Saturday last, having been invalided home as unfit for further service. One is practically a physical wreck from the inroads of dysentery, the other one had one of his arms badly shattered Both saw active service.
Friday, July 14, 1916The funeral of the late PATRICK J. MAHONEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. P. Mahoney, of North River, whose death by drowning at Philadelphia, took place on Monday last.

Mrs MILVINIA KEARLEY, widow of the late Thomas Kearley, and daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Mercer passed away on Tuesday, July 11th. Interment took place on Thursday in the C. of E. Cemetery. She had reached her 87th year. She leaves to mourn one son, one daughter, Mrs. Albert Brown residing in Vancouver, B.C. and Mr. Charles Kearley, besides 11 grandchildren.

Mr. C. PRATT, a director in the firm of the Smith Co., St. John's, was united in marriage to Miss AGNES HORWOOD, Thursday last. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. E.J. Horwood, Prescott St., St. John's. Mr. Pratt is the son of the late Rev. John Pratt.

Dies of Wounds - 'Regret to inform you that Record Office Nfld. Regiment, London, today reports that the Tenth General Hospital, Rouen, reports that your son, No. 1449 Private GEORGE G. CROSBIE died of wounds out of hospital July 4. J.R. Bennett, Col. Secy.' The above is a copy of the message received by Mrs. Walter Crosbie on Monday last, informing her of the death of her son. Private George Graham Crosbie was the eldest son of Walter and Minnie Crosbie, of Bay Roberts West. He was but 17 years of age when he enlisted, and barely 18 at the time of his death.
Friday, July 21, 1916Mr. THOMAS CARAVAN, Bay Roberts East, received a letter from his brother Charles, of Vancouver, B.C. date June 4th, informing him that another brother, JAMES, a member of the Canadian contingent had been killed in action "somewhere in France" between June 12th and 13th. No further particulars.

There passed away Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph YETMAN, MARY ANN, wife of Mr. Nathan HUSSEY, of Bay Roberts. The deceased is survived by her husband and four children, father, mother, four sisters and two brothers. The funeral took place Tuesday. Interment was in the C. of E. cemetery
Friday, July 28, 1916Bay Roberts is once again called upon to mourn the loss of one of her most popoular and favorite sons in the person of JAMES MAXWELL MERCER. Max, by which name he was known, was the youngest son and child of Mr. Isaac and Mrs. Anastasia Mercer, and but 19 years of age. He leaves besides a father and mother, two brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss.
Friday, August 4, 1916Passed peacefully away at his residence on Saturday last, one of our oldest and respected citizens, Mr. JONATHAN SNOW, at the ripe old age of 74 years. He leaves to mourn a wife, two sons, Edward, now in Boston, and John of Bay Roberts, on Labrador, and one daughter, Mrs. William Mercer of Mercer's Cove, Bay Roberts. Two grandchildren. Interment took place July 31st in the C. of E. cemetery.

Born on Saturday, July 29th , to Mr. and Mrs. C.E. RUSSELL, a son.

Passed away at her home, Coley's Point, August 1st, at the age of 39 years, MARY, wife of Moses MERCER and daughter of Mary and the late Frances RUSSELL. Leaving a husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter and 3 sisters, Mrs. Isaac Bradbury, Mrs. Thomas French and Mrs. Thomas Purdy to mourn their loss. Funeral took place at St. John Evangelist Church on Wednesday.
Friday, August 11, 1916Passed away on August 3, MARY JANE NEAL, wife of Capt. Richard Beal of Spaniard's Bay, at the age of 64. She had two sons, Ralph and Edward in the R.N.R. Her son, Edward, is still serving his King and country on one of his Majesty's ships somewhere in the North Sea. Ralph shipped on board the schooner, Antoinette, Captain Webber, which was lost with all hands somewhere in the Mediterranean about Nov. or Dec. Mrs. Neal leaves a husband, 5 sons and 1 daughter. - Spaniard's Bay, Aug. 7, 1916

Passed away at her late residence Wed., August 2, Mrs. PATIENCE MERCER, widow of the late Charles Mercer, at the ripe old age of 87 yrs. She leaves to mourn their loss, 3 sons, Eli, Charles and Nathan, also 3 daughters, Mrs. Jonathan Bradbury, Mrs. Azariah Dawe of Coley's Point and Mrs. John Mercer of Beachy Cove. She was a daughter of the late Solomon and Bridget KEARLEY, of Bay Roberts. Interment took place Friday, August 4 in the C. of E. cemetery.

Mr. RICHARD PARSONS of Crane's Brook, father of Private Reuben Parsons and Mr. Joe T. Parsons, passed away Thursday. His funeral takes place on Saturday.

Capt. James Ryan of Spaniard's Bay received a message from British Hdquarters informing him that his nephew Private DICK RYAN was wounded sometime ago is still in hospital at Etaples, France and hoped to be removed to England in a few days. Dick is the son of Mrs. A. Ryan who once conducted the Seaview Hjotel here and was a general favourite with the town people.
Friday, August 18, 1916OWEN CHIPMAN who was injured by the falling of derrick at the American Thread Co.'s plant Monday, died in St. Joseph's Hospital on Monday. His remains were moved to the morgue of Eugene E. Hickey. This morning his brother, Absalom Chipman, arrived from Boston and made arrangements for his body to be sent to Spaniard's Bay for burial, where service will be held one week from today in Trinity Church, Spaniard's Bay. He leaves a father, Levi Chipman, 3 brothers and 1 sister, Absalom, Henry and John Chipman of Boston, Melena Sanderson, Bay Roberts, NF. - Willimantic Chronicle, Aug. 8.

Died at St. John's, Sunday, August 13, after a lingering illness, SARAH, widow of the late Benjamin BOWERING, aged 81 years. Leaving 3 sons and 4 daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral took place on Tuesday from the residence of her daughter, Mrs George Badcock. Interment was made in the Methodist Cemetery, Coley's Point.

Died at Juggler's Cove on Sunday, August 13, JULIA MELENA, beloved wife of Albert CARAVAN and daughter of Moses and Johanna EARLE, aged 30 years. Leaving a husband, 2 children, father, mother, 1 sister and 4 brothers to mourn their loss. Funeral took place Monday to the Methodist Cemetery.
Friday, August 25, 1916Wedding Bells at Heart's Content - A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Heart's Content on Wednesday, August 18th, when Miss LUCY BUTT, daughter of Mr. George Butt of the Western Union Cable Staff, was married to Mr. JOHN J. YOUNG, son of Mr. George Young of the firm C.J. Young & Son. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon Smart, assisted by Rev. Canon Noel in St. Mary's Church.

The following message received on Monday last, was handed to us by Adjutant Ellsworth, S.A., upon whom devolved the duty of breaking the sad news to his mother and other members of the family, his father being away on the Labrador. - St. John's, August 21st., Capt. Roberts, Salvation Army, Bay Roberts - Regret to inform you that Records Office, London, today report that No. 2101 Pte. HARRY BROWN, son of Mr. Wm. Brown was killed in action on August 12th. Kindly inform parents. J.R. Bennett - Col. Sec.

The first fatality since the advent of the motor car in Newfoundland occurred in St. John's shortly after 11 o'clock Tuesday night. It appears that Mr. F.J. CANNING, who owned and operated the car, accompanied by four friends, Messrs. E.D. SCANLON, R. ROGERS, P.J. McGARRY & AL HENNESSEY, left the city a few minutes before 11 for a drive countrywide. While passing through Stamp's Lane, the car struck against the edge of a small bridge, which projected some inches above the round bed, Scanlon, who with Rogers and Hennessey was sitting in the back seat, was thrown over the windshield, his head striking against a stone wall, affecting a deep wound. The others, with the exception of Hennessey, who jumped, were also thrown out, but received only minor injuries. On the arrival of doctors on the scene, it was found that Scanlon was very badly hurt and weakened by the loss of blood. His wounds were quickly bandaged and he was rushed to hospital, but he sank rapidly shortly before 4 o'clock, Wednesday morning, when he passed away. Deceased was son of the late T.D. Scanlon. He held the position of chief accountant with Anglo American Telegraph Co., St. John's.

Royal sympathy - Mrs. Capt Henry Dawe, mother of the late VICTOR DAWE, received a message recently from King George and Queen Mary, assuring her of their true sympathy and their sorrow.

Passed peacefully away at his son's residence, Coley's Point, August 10th, after a lingering illness, ROBERT PARSONS, aged 77 years, leaving to mourn 2 sons and 3 daughters to mourn their loss. His funeral took place on Saturday the 12th, to the C. of E. cemetery.
Friday, September 22, 1916Died on Monday, September 18th, after a short illness, JAMES SNOW, aged 78 years. Leaving 2 sons, Edward of Bay Roberts and Abraham of St. John's, one brother, Gerald Snow, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild to mourn their loss. Funeral took place on Wednesday to the C. of E. cemetery.

Died at Coley's Point on Monday, September 11th, EMMIE JANE, darling child of James and Salome THOMPSON, aged 2 years and 4 months.

Died on Thursday, September 21st., after a long illness, AGNES ISABELLE BRENNAN, aged 20 years, youngest daughter of Walter and Elizabeth Brennan. Funeral on Saturday.

Misses MARTHA and MARY BADCOCK, daughters of Cecily and the late James Badcock (Samuel), Shearstown, returned home, from Hamilton, Ontario recently, on a visit to their mother.
Friday, September 29th, 1916A man named SAMUEL SNOW, of Woodford's Cove, Little Bay Islands, was killed by the explosion of a breech loading gun while out rabbit shooting on Monday last.

The sudden death of Mr. JAMES DELANEY occurred this Friday (today). Mr. Delaney returned from Heldon by the schooner Laura M. Knock, about two weeks ago. About eleven o'clock Thursday night, he complained about a severe pain in his stomach. His family treated him with hot applications and he passed away in above hour. He seemed in perfect health and was out visiting his sister last night. He was 61 years of age and the son of the late Martin and Providence Delaney. He leaves to mourn a wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters and 1 sister . Funeral will be October 1st to the R. C. Cemetery.

JAMES DILLON, a farmer of Freshwater Road, St. John's, committed suicide by drowning himself in a pond near the city on Monday afternoon. His body was recovered the same night. The unfortunate victim had been suffering from mental trouble for some time became violently insane on Monday, hence his tragic ending. He leaves a wife and several children.
Friday, October 6, 1916North Sydney, September 29th - A distressing accident occurred on Commercial Street last night whereby a seaman named CHARLES STROUD, mate of the schooner, Bessie C. Lake, of Rose Blanche, lost his life by being struck by an automobile, and it appears that the unfortunate man, Stroud, in company with the Capt. STREET, had been set upon by a gang of toughs and chased down King Street, they beat Capt. Street pretty badly, and it is reported, took $15 off him before he made his escape. Stroud, who got away from them ran down King Street and right into an automobile driven and owned by Colin Mc Kenzie of Sydney, who was proceeding homeward. Mr. McKenzie stopped his car and saw the man was quite badly injured. This morning, a fellow named D. BURKE, who was supposed to be one of the gang who chased the victim and his companion, was arrested and placed in jail. No blame whatever is attached to Colin McKenzie for the unfortunate accident.

Mr. FRANCIS FRENCH, one of the oldest residents of French's Cove, passed away on Friday, September 29th, after a week's illness. His funeral took place Sunday to the Methodist Cemetery.
Friday, October 13, 1916Corporal DUNCAN COLLINS, of the Newfoundland Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Collins, Spaniard's Bay, arrived home on Wednesday last. Duncan was wounded in the leg in one of the battles in France, and was later pronounced medically unfit for further services.

Newfoundlander Killed - GEORGE DAWE, a native of Coley's Point, was killed at Wellon, Ont., Sept. 27th. Deceased was working for the Dominion Bridge Co. of Toronto, in which city he resided for the past 9 years. He left Newfoundland 12 years ago and went to Sydney, C. B. where he lived for awhile, from there he went to Toronto and on this his first visit out of the city he was killed by an electric shock. He lived only twelve hours after being struck. Deceased was 39 years old and leaves a wife, Mrs. (nee) SARAH RIDEOUT, of Pilley's Island, 2 step-brothers and 1 step-sister to mourn their loss - Mr. Azariah Dawe of Coley's Point, Mr. W.R. Taylor of St. Jerome County, Que. and Mrs. James Brown of this town. Deceased was a son of the late James and Annie Dawe. The body was laid to rest in Prospect Cemetery.
Friday, October 27, 1916Wedding Bells - Topsail, the popular seaside resort witnessed the performance of a very pretty wedding ceremony on Wednesday, October 18th, when Miss MARION ISABELLA AYRE, St. John's, daughter of the late George and Isabella Ayre was united in holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. GEORGE DAWE, J.P., Port de Grave. The bridesmaid was her sister, Lillian; Mr. John Dawe of Bay Roberts performed the duties of best man. The bride was given away by Mr. William Piercey of Jas. Baird's Ltd., an old friend of the family.

Died on October 20th, SUSANNA GERTRUDE, darling child of Arthur and Lizzie WINSOR, aged 3 months.
Friday, November 10, 1916Died on Wednesday, after a short illness, DONALD ROSS, infant child of John and Jane SPARKES, aged 14 months.

Obituary - The late Mrs. RICHARD FINN of Spaniard's Bay, who passed away on October 30th, was the oldest and one of the most respected residents of this place. In a few months the deceased would have passed the ripe old age of 93 years. Her health was good and her mind lost very little of her usual vigor. Her husband predeceased her 27 years ago. Of the family there are living, one son, Edward of the Reid Nfld. Co. and two daughters, Mrs. Capt. James Ryan and Mrs. Anastasia Ryan, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren survive her.

The Sydney Record has the following: The death of JOHN CROWLEY, aged 83, occurred at the residence of his son, 18 Hugh Street. The deceased who was a native of Bay Roberts, Nfld., leaves 2 sons and 1 daughter. Funeral on Friday. Interment at Hardwood Hill Cemetery. - Spaniard's Bay, Nov. 7th, 1916

PEARL TURTLE, aged 17, daughter of George and Susannah Turtle, Shearstown passed away on Monday last, after only a few days illness. Cause of death was typhoid fever.

A man named JOHN DYKE of Bonavista, committed suicide by hanging himself to a beam on Wednesday to that place. No particulars as to the reason for his rash act has yet been received.
Friday, November 17, 1916Passed peacefully away at Sydney Mines, N.S., October 27th, at the early age of 36 years, ALICE MAUD, beloved wife of Abram SNOW, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles CAVE of Bay Roberts, leaving to mourn their loss, a husband, seven children, father, mother, two brothers and three sisters. Death came as a shock to all, as she was apparently well and able to be about. Early Friday morning she complained about a pain about her head, as she was subject to heart failure. The doctor and nurse were called and did everything possible for her. Her husband being at work was sent for but when he reached her, she was unconscious, hemorrhages set in, and an operation performed from which she never recovered. Her remains were interred in the General Protestant Cemetery, Sydney Mines, October 30th.

Died on November 3rd, 1916 at Keighley, Yorkshire, England, Rev SAMUEL SNOWDEN, Methodist Minister, formerly of Newfoundland Conference. He leaves to mourn his widow, formerly Miss Oldford, of Musgravetown, B.B. and one daughter, Mrs. Dr. Atkinson, Bay Roberts.

Died at Coley's Point, November 11th, after short illness, WILLIAM HENRY, youngest son of Horatio and Mary FRADSHAM, aged 22 years. Leaving a father, mother, two brothers and one sister to mourn their loss. Funeral to the C. of E. cemetery, Nov. 13.
Friday, November 24, 1916Mrs. JANE SNOW, widow of the late Abner Snow and mother of Mr. John Snow, passed away at her home on Monday last, after a brief illness, aged 69 years. She leaves to mourn their sad loss, five sons, John of Bay Roberts, Wm. of Unity, Maine, Ernest & Arthur of Butte, Montana, Isaac of B.C., one brother, Henry Evans of Bay Roberts. Funeral took place Wednesday, November 22 to the Methodist Cemetery

Mr. W.H. GOODLAND, partner in the firm of Gray& Goodland, printers & Stationers, St. John's, passed away Thursday last, from an attack with pleurisy. Mr. Goodland was foreman of the Evening Telegram office for years before forming partnership with Mr. Gray.
Friday, December 1, 1916On the 22nd November,died at No. 39 Brazil Square, St. John's, after a short illness, EDNA BISHOP, aged 84 years. She was the wife of the late George Bishop, and leaves to mourn six sons and one daughter.

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Friday, January 5, 1917Mrs. GEORGE CRITCH went to St. John's on Wednesday to attend the funeral of her brother-in-law, Mr. GEORGE HARRIS, who passed away on Tuesday last.

Obit - Mr. JOSEPH SMITH passed away at his home 201 Elm Street, Bangor, Maine, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the age of 54 years. He had been employed at S.A. Mansfield Co.'s plant for the past 25 years and was their foreman for the past 10 years. He leaves a wife and 1 daughter, Katie, 3 sons, Arthur, William and Henry of Bangor and 1 sister, Mrs. Emily Singleton of Spaniard's Bay, Nfld. Deceased was formerly a resident of Country Road, Bay Roberts, but made her home in Bangor for the past 20 years. Interment inthe family plot in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Mr. W.R. CARAVAN, who spent 7 years at Vancouver, B.C., returned home on December 23rd, Mr. Caravan spent 3 days with his brother, Herbert, in Winnipeg, the latter being a corporal in the 190th Canadian Overseas Battalion. He will be spending 2 months here visiting his mother and friends.
Friday, January 19, 1917WILLIAM GILL, a resident of Conception Hr., called at the police station in St. John's on Tuesday night last and gave himself up to the police. It appears that a man named ROBERT DALTON, had been keeping company for a considerable time with Gill's wife and refused to discontinue. Gill's wife had also been frequenting Dalton's house. The matter played on Gill's mind so much that he decided to put a stop to it. A few nights ago, Gill loaded his gun with powder and shot and fired at Dalton, apparently near Gill's house, because in discharging the gun his own little ten year old boy ran around the corner in the direction the firearm was pointed at Dalton and received the load in the body. The boy, however, is not seriously wounded. Next morning after giving himself up, Gill was arraigned before Mr. Morris K.C., J.P. and charged with shooting with intent to kill and murder the said Robert Dalton.

Mr. JAMES SNOW, barber, of St. John's, passed away on Sunday last. Cause of death was pneumonia. He was a native of Bay Roberts, son of the late John and Susan Snow. Deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss. Interment took place Tuesday in the General Protestant Cemetery.

A very quiet wedding was solemnized on Wednesday, January 10th, when Miss SUSIE MERCER, daughter of the late Capt. Isaac Mercer, was united in the bonds of matrimony at the Central Methodist Church by Rev. S. Bennett, to Mr. WILLIS SMITH, son of Mr. John Smith, Coley's Point. The bride was assisted by Miss Virtie Smith, sister of the groom, while Mr. James White, cousin of the bride supported the groom.
Friday, January 26, 1917Capt. and Mrs. Henry DAWE , announce the marriage of their daughter, BEATRICE, to Mr. JOHN DAW, to take place Thursday, 15th day of February at St. Matthew's Church, Bay Roberts.

Died at Country Road on Wednesday, January 24th, after a long illness, JOHN MERCER, son of Naomi and the late John Mercer, aged 34 years. Leaving a wife, one child, mother, one brother and three sisters to mourn their loss. Funeral takes place tomorrow, Saturday.

Died on Tuesday, January 23rd, CAROLINE CALPIN, beloved wife of Thomas Calpin, leaving a husband, one son and three daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral took place to the C. of E. cemetery, Coley's Point, Thursday.

Died on Friday, January 19th after a long illness, MARY BROWN, beloved wife of John Brown, aged 78 years. Leaving a husband, three sons, Thomas and John of Bay Roberts, Albert of Vancouver, B.C., one brother, Elijah Earle, Country Road, 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren to mourn their loss. Funeral took place Monday, January 22nd to the C. of E. cemetery.

The sudden death of Mr. JOHN MOSDELL of Bay Roberts East occurred on Sunday last. The deceased went into the country on Wednesday, January 17th with his horse and cart for a load of boughs. After he had the load cut and on the cart, he found he had left his ax behind, while returning for it, he stumbled falling forward, his body striking heavy against the stump of a tree. After a while, he managed to get back to the road and getting on the boughs, he drove home. The day was very cold and he was suffering intense pain. What he suffered from cold and pain must have hastened his end. He died on Saturday, January 21st. He leaves a wife, three sons, William and George of Washington, D.C. and Edward of Vancouver, B.C., one sister, Mrs. Otto Grimm of Hr. Grace, two step-daughters and a number of grandchildren to mourn their loss. Funeral took place on Wednesday , January 24th, to the Methodist Cemetery.

When the funeral of the late JOHN MOSDELL was taking place on Wednesday, Mr. Samuel NORMAN, owner of the land over which the corpse and funeral procession had to pass, in order to reach the gravesite, notified the driver of the hearse not to go over his land, the order was disobeyed with the result that four citizens attending the funeral had been summoned to Court on Thursday next on a charge of trespass.

Arrived on board the Briton on December 4th, and was stricken with scarlet fever on Christmas Day, WILLIAM KIRBY did not live to see active service, but he nevertheless played loyal citizens part by volunteering for the defence of his country. A young Naval Reservist, WILLIAM ALMA KIRBY, of Harbor Buffett, P.B., passed away at the Fever Hospital in St. John's on Saturday last. He was buried in the S.A. Cemetery on Sunday. The remains being drawn on a gun carriage by Naval Reservists. Deceased was only 18 years old.

Mrs. Jane French, widow of the late John French, passed away at the residence of her son, THOMAS FRENCH, Coley's Point on Thursday. Funeral takes place on Saturday.
Friday, February 9, 1917Died suddenly on Tuesday, February 6, MARGARET, beloved wife of Samuel E. MERCER, painter, aged 36 years. Leaving a husband, two children, a father, three brothers and one sister to mourn their loss. Funeral took place to the S.A. cemetery, Thursday.

Passed peacefully away at Port de Grave, Sunday, January 28th, ANN MARIA, widow of the late Capt. Henry DAWE, aged 78 years. Deceased was the sister of Capt. Az. Smith of Cupids. Funeral took place January 31st.

Died at Spaniard's Bay on Tuesday, February 6, after a short illness, MARIA, wife of John SHEPPARD, and widow of the late Isaac BRADBURY of Coley's Point, aged 64 years. Leaving a husband, one son, Edward Bradbury of Coley' s Point, two brothers, Richard and John Earls of Shearstown to mourn their loss. Funeral took place to the C. of E. Cemetery, Spaniard's Bay, on Thursday.

Died at the Dock, Bareneed, on Monday after a long illness, ALEXANDER, beloved son of Isaac and Jessie BATTEN, aged 16 years and 2 months. Funeral took place on Thursday to the Methodist Cemetery.

Died at Country Road, Thursday, JANE, wife of the late Jonathan PARSONS, aged 80 years. Leaving two sons and four daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral took place to the C. of E. cemetery at Coley's Point, Saturday.

Died Thursday, February 1, after a long illness, ELIZABETH JANE FRENCH, widow of the late John French. She passed peacefully away at her home, Coley's Point at the ripe age of 76 years. She leaves to mourn their sad loss, three sons, John, James and Thomas, three daughters, Mrs. Nicholas Dawe, Mrs. Wm. J. Russell, Miss Eliza French, one brother, Mr. James Bradbury, two sisters, Mrs. John Dawe, Topsail and Mrs. Fanny Hampton, Bareneed, 13 grandchildren. Funeral took place to the C. of E. cemetery, Saturday, Feb. 3rd.
Friday, February 16, 1917The little five year old boy of Edward and Edith SNOW of the Broad, South River, was burned so badly about the body on Wednesday, February 7th, that he passed away the same night. The father rose early to go into the country for wood, the little one following him into the kitchen. Mr. Snow lit the fire, then went to the stables to feed his horse. During the father's absence the child's clothing caught fire, before assistance arrived, his little body was burned. It was only 2 or 3 winters ago the parent suffered the loss of a little four year old girl, through drowning.

Mr. John Barrett of French's Cove was officially advised from Ottawa only last week that his son, WILLIAM BARRETT, with the Canadians in France was killed. He received private advice last summer from another son, John, also with the Canadians, that his brother, William, was killed.

Died February 10th, after a long illness, Capt. ELIJAH MERCER, aged 64 years. He is survived by a wife, one sister, Mrs. Susannah Earle of New Westminster, B.C. Funeral took place on Monday, Feb. 12th. to the C. of E. cemetery.
Friday, March 2, 1917Passed peacefully away at the residence of his son, Esau, French's Cove, on Saturday, Feb. 24th, after a short illness, ESAU BADCOCK, aged 78 years. Leaves to mourn their sad loss, three sons, Robert and Esau of Bay Roberts, Thomas of Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., three sisters, Mrs. Robert Dale, Mrs. Isaac Mercer, Mrs. J. Kearley, also one brother, Mr. John Badcock. Funeral took place Wed. to the Methodist cemetery.

Died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Peddle, Spaniard's Bay, MARY DELANEY, widow of the late Martin Delaney, Bay Roberts, aged 60 years. Leaving to mourn four sons, Matthew, at Port Marion, C.B. John and Martin at Sydney, C.B., Sylvester at Boston, Mass., one daughter, Mrs. John Peddle, Spaniard's Bay, one step-brother, William L?(too faint to read) of Carbonear. Funeral took place to the R.C. Cemetery, Bay Roberts, Feb. 26th.

Died at Mercer's Cove, Friday, Feb. 23rd, after a short illness, WM. JAMES MERCER, son of the late James and Amelia Mercer, aged 47 years. Leaving a wife, one child, one sister and one brother, John of Millinocket, to mourn their sad loss. Funeral took place to the Methodist cemetery, Monday, Feb. 26th.

Died on Sunday, Feb. 25th, EMMA SNOW, beloved wife of Joseph Snow, aged 50 years. Leaving a husband and adopted son and daughter-in-law, five sisters, Mrs. James J. Taylor, Mrs. Eli Butler and Mrs. George Bishop of Cupids, Mrs. Robert Dawe, Ship Cove, Port de Grave and Mrs. William Burton of Shambler's Cove, B.B. Funeral took place Wed., Feb. 28th, to the Methodist Cemetery.

Died on Tuesday, Feb. 6th, at the residence of his sister, Mrs. W. Cooper, 585 St. Clarens Ave., Toronto, FRANK JOSEPH GUSCOTT, in his 56th year. Funeral took place from the above address on Tuesday, Feb. 8th to Prospect Cemetery.
Friday, June 22, 1917Privates HAYWARD NORMAN, son of Capt. Henry Norman and PERCY MERCER, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shears Mercer of the Nfld. Regiment, were among the number belonging to Bay Roberts reported killed since the last issue of the Guardian, April 27th.

FRANK DAWE, son of Capt. & Mrs. John Dawe, Coley's Pt., is reported missing. He was in the battle fought at Monchy. A number of the missing have been reported as prisoners in Germany, it may be Frank is among the number.

Obituary - At Bay Roberts, Saturday, June 16th, passed away after a long illness, THOMAS SAMUEL CALPIN, aged 84 years. Mr. Calpin was second son of the late Charles Calpin of Gillingham, Dorsetshire, England, and Louisa Calpin. Deceased leaves one son, Charles of Buffalo, N.Y. and three daughters, Mrs. R.S. Mercer, Coley's Pt., Mrs. R.W. Myers, Bay Roberts and Miss Ida Calpin of St. John's, two brothers, Josiah and Charles of Bay Roberts and one sister, Mrs. Louisa Caldwell of St. John's. Mr. Calpin was a very skilful mechanic, the original inventor of the Calpin Stockless Anchor. Funeral took place Sunday from the residence of his son-in-law, R.W. Myers, to the Coley's Point Cemetery, where he was laid to rest beside his wife, the late Caroline Calpin, who predeceased him five months.

Obituary - On Monday, June 4th, the death angel came to a residence at Mercer's Cove and took from our midst RACHEL, widow of the late Joshua MERCER, she leaves two sons, William and Thomas, married and residing in the neighbourhood, also three daughters, Mrs. Henry Evans, town, Mrs. James French, French's Cove and Mrs. Abraham Morgan, Brigus Road, also 12 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Edward Badcock, Shearstown. Deceased had been ill but a few weeks. Funeral took place to the Methodist Cemetery.
Friday, June 29, 1917In our last issue we stated that Pte. PERCY MERCER, of the Nfld. Regt. was killed in action. We now find we were in error in making that statement. Percy was reported as missing and our earnest hope, he may yet be reported among the prisoners who are in Germany.

Pte. HERBERT BELBIN, son of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Belbin of Country Road, is reported officially as prisoner of war in Germany. His mother had a postcard from him recently, and he told her he had a slight wound to his arm.

Mr. John Mercer received a message on Thursday, stating that his mother, Mrs. ELI MERCER, who was on her way home from B.C., accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Mark Gosse, had died at Montreal on Wednesday last, June 27th. The body will likely be brought here for interment.

Born at the Methodist Parsonage, Channel, on the 16th inst., a daughter, to Rev. G.L. & Mrs. MERCER.

Married at St. Thomas's Church, June 25th, by the Rev. C.A. Moulton, MARY BRADLEY PATTEN, to FREDERICK DUFFIELD SMITH.

The marriage of MRS. ANNE JACKSON, Coley's Point, to Mr. ISAAC GOSNEY, son of the late Robert and Hannah Gosney, took place at St. Paul's Church, Hr. Grace, on June 20th. The knot was tied by the rector, Rev. W.R.G. Higgitt. Mrs. James Titford acted as bridesmaid, while the groom was supported by Mr. Titford. Mr. Gosney was one of the number who left here about 19 years ago and went to the Crow's Nest Pass, during this period has resided in Greenwood, B.C. He returned home April last and will likely remain here.
Friday, July 6, 1917The marriage of Mr. R. J. BEMISTER and Miss HILDA JARDINE took place at St. Matthew's Church, Wednesday last.

Mrs. J.B. MUGFORD of Port de Grave went to the Mental Hospital at St. John's on Tuesday to receive medical treatment.

EDWARD RUSSELL of Bay Roberts West, son of the late Isaac and Catherine Russell, passed away this Friday morning. Deceased was stricken with the fourth attack of paralysis a few days ago.
Friday, July 13, 1917GORDON BISHOP, little son of George and Mary Bishop, Bishop's Beach, Bay Roberts East met with a very bad and painful accident on Thursday by falling over a cliff. Both arms were broken and one of his eyes was badly injured when he fell, one arm was so badly injured it had to be amputated at the wrist. Dr. McCloud attended to the boy's injuries, the father, we learned, was out on the fishing grounds hauling his traps when the accident to his son occurred. (further info July 27th)

No. 3618, Private JOHN BRADBURY, son of Charles and Emma Bradbury of Shearstown, who enlisted with the Nfld. Regiment April last, is seriously ill of peritonitis, at Barry Camp, Ayr, Scotland. A message to this effect was received by his father from the Colonial Secretary on Sunday last. Another brother, Robert, who was home on furlough recently is serving in the Navy.
Friday, July 20, 1917A sad accident occurred in number one slope of the Dominion plant on Friday, July 13th, in which DENIS POWER, aged 17 years, of Butlerville, Shearstown, was killed. The young man was engaged driving the air hoist and must have left his position at the throttle to make some repairs while the engine was in motion. His clothes evidently got caught in the winding rope which carried him over the drum and crushed him to death. His remains were brought over from the island (Bell Island) on Saturday. The funeral took place Sunday. Deceased was the eldest son of Michael and Sarah Power. He leaves to mourn their sad loss, one brother and five sisters.

Mr. W.J. ENGLISH, Manager & Editor of the Bell Island Miner, passed away suddenly on Wednesday after a short illness.
Friday, July 27, 1917The little boy BISHOP who met with the accident is not so seriously injured as was first thought, his eye will be saved and the doctors found it possible to save the child's hand.

Died at Coley's Point, July 6th, after a long illness, NELLIE, daughter of Capt. John and Caroline DAWE, aged 18 years. Funeral took place on Sunday to the C. of E. cemetery.

Died Friday, July 6th, after a long illness, EDWARD RUSSELL, son of the late Isaac and Catherine Russell, aged 70 years. Leaving a wife and 8 children to mourn their loss. Funeral took place to the Methodist Cemetery, Coley's Point, Sunday, July 8th.

Word was received on Saturday that Pte. BALLINGTON STEVENS, of the Canadian Regt., was killed somewhere in France sometime ago. Pte. Stevens was the son of Julia and the late Azariah Stevens, formerly of Bareneed, but for a number of years residing in New Glasgow, N.S. Another brother, Maxwell, is also with the Canadians at the Front.

Mr. JOHN JONES of Shearstown passed peacefully away on Tuesday last, aged 57 years. Funeral took place on Thursday to the C. of E. cemetery.

Thursday night, Premier Morris received a message from Genreal Manager J.J. McDougall of the Dominion Coal Co. at Sydney, giving the names of the killed at Sydney Mines and the places to which they belonged as follows: ARTHUR KELLOWAY, GEORGE E. PARSONS, EUGENE KELLOWAY, RUEBAN PENNEY, J.H. ROSE, WILLIAM J. PEACH and WILLIAM T. PARSONS, all from Salmon Cove, B.D.V. (Bay de Verde); NELSON MILLEY, THOMAS MILLEY, THOMAS CSRUMMEY and JOHN R. WHELAN, from Western Bay, B.D.V.; MICAHEL O'LEARY and TIMOTHY FAHEY from Small Point, near Western Bay; SILAS REYNOLDS from Perry's Cove, B.D.V.; GEORGE H. BUTT from Freshwater, B.D.V.; WILLIAM SNOW and GEORGE W. BUTT from Victoria, Carbonear District; JOSEPH L. BUTT from Carbonear; ISAAC BOONE from Salmon Cove, Clarke's Beach.

On Wednesday, June 27th , the marriage of Miss LEONA RISLEY, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Risley to the Rev. ALLAN G. BOWERING took place at the Presbyterian Church at DeKalb Junction, N.Y. The Rev. W.C. McIntyre, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg, performed the ceremony. The bride entered the church accompanied by her father and preceeded by the Matron of Honor, Mrs. A.J. Penney of Hemelton, the bridesmaids, Miss Katherine Berd of Malone, Miss Ruth Briggs of Gouverneur.

Died on Sunday, July 8th, after a long illness, MYRTINA HUSSEY, daughter of Nathan and the late Mary A. Hussey, aged 7 years. She leaves to mourn their sad loss, father, three brothers, grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Jos.Yetman.

Passed peacefully away on Monday, July 23rd after a brief illness of brain fever GORDON WALLACE, aged 9 years, darling child of W.F. & M.J. BARRETT, Mercer's Cove. Leaves father, mother, two brothers and two sisters. Interment at the Methodist Cemetery, July 25th.

Mr. ANGUS CRANE and bride, nee Miss B. GEORGE, are here this week on their honeymoon, guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur George.

Mr. John BARRETT of French's Cove received a letter on Tuesday from his son, JOHN, who is with the Canadians somewhere in France. He reported himself as being well, the rumour sometime ago about him being killed, was happily false.
Friday, August 3, 1917Terrible Train Accident - A 14 year old boy may lose both legs, falls under moving cars in attempt to steal a ride. Evening Herald, July 31. EDWARD HURLEY, 14 years old, Patrick Street, was the victim of a terrible accident at the Reid Co.'s railway yard last night and now lies in a precarious state in the General Hospital, where one of his legs has been amputated and the other is badly mangled, that it may be found impossible to save it. The Shore train had arrived a few minutes previously and as cars were backed down the station and being shunted onto the siding (the ink was too faint to read the remainder).

Died at the General Hospital, St. John's, Friday, July 20th, JESSE MERCER, aged 63 years, son of the late Richard and Ann Mercer, Mercer's Cove. Leaving a wife, one daughter and six sons to mourn their sad loss. Funeral took place to the C. of C. cemetery, Sunday, July 22.
Friday, August 10, 1917Born on August 8, 1917, a son to Dr. and Mrs. H.S. ATKINSON.

Died on Sunday, July 29th, after a short illness, REBECCA, beloved wife of Israel MERCER, Jr., Mercer's Cove, aged 30 years. Leaving a husband, three children, mother and four sisters to mourn their loss. Funeral took place to the Methodist Cemetery, Tuesday, July 31st.

Killed suddenly at Trenton, N.S., on July 11th, GEORGE WILLIAM BRADBURY, aged 25 years. Beloved husband of Fanny Bradbury and youngest son of George and Louisa Bradbury, Coley's Point. Leaving a wife, father, mother, two brothers and one sister to mourn their sad loss.
Friday, August 17, 1917Born at Coley's Point, August 10th, to Mr. and Mrs. JOHN SNOW (Baggs), a son.

Died Saturday, August 11th, at Denver, Colorado, KATE HALLIDAY (Kitty), beloved wife of Mr. Benjamin GREEN, formerly of Brigus.
Friday, August 24, 1917The death occurred on Sunday, August 19th, of FRANCIS DAWSON O'NEILL, second son of James O'Neill, Esq., of this town. Frank was a polite little fellow of 18 months and up to a week previous to his death possessed a robust constitution. Young brother, John, having predeceased him by three months, makes the death doubly hard on the parents. Interment took place to the R.C. cemetery, on Monday.

The following message was received by Mr. Isaac Kelly, Coley's Point, on Thursday, "Regret to inform you that Record Office, London, officially reports No. 2854 Pte. ERNEST KELLY is at St. John Ambulance Brigade Hospital, Etaples, France, suffering from gunshot wounds, left hand and left eye. Upon receipt of further information, I shall immediately wire you and trust that next report will be of his convalescence". R.A Squires, Colonial Secretary. Ernest enlisted with he Nfld. Regt. in Spring, 1916 and went across to Ayr in Aug. 1916. He has been in several fights, but this is his first accident.
Friday, August 31, 1917Passed peacefully away in N.Y. hospital on the 21st inst., EDITH, beloved daughter of Rev.W.C. & Mrs. SHEARS, Forestville, Prince Georges County, Maine, U.S.A.

Died on Wednesday, Aug. 29th, ROY W., infant son of Stephen and the late Jane BOWERING, aged 4 months.

Died on Thursday, August 30th, BAXTER, darling child of William and Clara BOWERING, aged 3 months.

A very pretty wedding took place at St. Mary's Church, Glace Bay, C.B. on August 7th, when Miss LORENA MERCER, daughter of John and Selena Mercer, Mercer's Cove, was united in marriage to Mr. WILLIAM T. KING, of New Aberdeen, C.B. The bride was given away by Mr. L. Evely of Carbonear. She was attended by Miss Effie Corkum, while Mr. Jabez King, brother of the groom, acted as best man. Mr. and Mrs. King will reside at New Aberdeen.
September 28, 1917Born at Spaniard's Bay, September 12th to M.M. YOUNG, M.H.A. and Mrs. Young, a son.

Died Sept. 10th, after a lingering illness, THOMAS BROWN, Jr., son of John and the late Mary Brown, aged 55 years. Leaving three sons, three daughters, father and two brothers to mourn their loss. Funeral took place Wed., Sept. 12th to the C. of E. cemetery.

Died on Friday, Sept. 14th, JAMES BISHOP, Coley's Point, aged 67 years. Leaving a wife, three sons, Isaac, at home, Arthur in the U.S., Allan, Joe Batt's Arm, teacher; three daughters, Mrs. Samuel Kingsley, Mrs. George H. Rowsell, Coley's Point, Mrs. Robert Butler, Port de Grave, three sisters, Mrs. Robert Noel, Port de Grave, Mrs. Charles LeDrew, Brigus Gullies, Mrs. William J. Dawe, Burnt Head and 9 grandchildren. Funeral took place Sunday to the C. of E. cemetery.

Died at Coley's Point, Sept. 9th, WILLIAM LITTLEJOHNS, aged 83 years, leaving two sons and three daughters.

Died at Coley's Point, Saturday, Sept. 8th, after a long illness, WILLIAM GREENLAND, aged 35 years, son of Henry and Hannah Greenland, leaving a wife, two sons and one daughter to mourn their loss. Funeral took place Sept. 11th to the C. of E. cemetery.

Died at Juggler's Cove, Wed., Sept. 12th, after a lingering illness, ELLEN, wife of Tobias CRITCH, and daughter of Moses and Joanna EARLE, aged 26. Leaving to mourn their loss, a husband, two children, a father and mother, and four brothers. Funeral took place to the C. of E. cemetery.
Friday, November 9, 1917Deputy Minister of Justice Summers received the following message, Wednesday, from Judge Oke of Hr. Grace: "HENRY BARRETT, aged 45, married, was found dead yesterday on the New Harbour Road, a short distance from his home. He went in for wood the day previous. Friends supposed he sheltered from the storm and did not seek him until yesterday. It is supposed he became exhausted.

Married at Cochrane Street Methodist Parsonage on Saturday, 20th October, by the Rev. Dr. Bond, WILLIAM R. DAWE, R.N.R., Bay Roberts, to MINNIE ROSE EDGECOMBE, St. John's.

Died at Shearstown, Oct. 12th, after along illness, MARY ANN, beloved daughter of John and Mary Ann PARSONS, aged 19 years. Her father, mother and one brother are left to mourn their sad loss.

1918
Issues available for 1918: January 11th and October 18th.

Friday, January 11, 1918No. 43768 driver HAROLD A. RUSSELL of the First Brigade Canadian Field Artillery, son of Mr. Isaac Russell, Country Road, was killed in action while serving his gun at Loos, France, August 15th, 1917, a shell explosion in the gun pit. He was buried with Military Honors, August 16th in the Noeux-les-Mines Community Cemetery.

Saint John, N.B., November 15th, 1917 - A quiet very pretty wedding took place last evening at the residence of the groom's parents, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Clifford, when the Rev. H.A. Penney of the Carmathen Street Methodist Church united in marriage, Miss MARY AMELIA SPARKES, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Sparkes of Shearstown, Bay Roberts, Nfld. to JOSEPH WILLARD FINN. The bride was given away by her cousin, I.D. Sparkes. Mrs. W.A. Ferris acted as Matron of Honor and Miss Myrtle Fox, cousin of the groom played the wedding march. Mr. and Mrs. Finn will reside for the present at 142 St. James Street.

Died at Coley's Point, Monday, 5th December, SARAH PARSONS, widow of the late Charles Parsons, in the 80th year of her age. Leaving to mourn four sons, three daughters, Richard, John, William and Charles, Mrs. William Goosney, Mrs. John Snow, Mrs. Richard Bishop, also 24 grandchildren.
Friday, October 18, 1918Mr. JACOB BRADBURY and Mrs. SIMEON BARRETT (nee Miss Lydia Russell), passed away at Boston, Mass. recently.

Private HERBERT BELBIN, son of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Belbin, Country Road, died as a prisoner of war in Germany in June last. Private Belbin volunteered for active service in 1915, he was taken prisoner by the Germans while fighting in France in 1917.

JACOB BUSSEY of Port de Grave, seaman, Nfld., R.N.R., lost his life 3rd October, 1918, when the ship on which he was serving was sunk. Mrs. Lavinia Bussey of Port de Grace is his mother.

Rev. WILLIAM SEELEY, formerly of Bareneed, was united in marriage to Miss GENNIE FLORENCE KING, September 11th, 1918, in the Sackville Methodist Church at Sackville, N.B. Mr. Seeley is stationed at Hebron, N.S. Both bride and groom are graduates of Mount Allison University.

1919
Issues available for 1919: January 24th and February 28th.

Friday, January 24, 1919Died at Country Road, October 23rd, after a short illness, BESSIE, beloved wife of John BRADBURY, aged 27 years. Leaving a husband, two children, one brother, one step-brother and step-mother to mourn their sad loss.
Friday, February 28, 1919There were no births, deaths or marriages in this issue.

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