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Conception Bay North Region
Harbor Grace Standard & Conception Bay Advertiser
1877The HARBOR GRACE STANDARD, earliest issue located: Dec. 7, 1859 (v. 1, no. 4)and it ceased publication: 1936. Frequency of publication was weekly, Dec. 7, 1859-Mar. 3, 1888; semiweekly, Mar. 10, 1888-1894 and weekly, 1894-1936?
The paper had several titles: Standard and Conception-Bay Advertiser, Dec. 7, 1859-Dec.25, 1867; Harbor Grace Standard and Conception-Bay Advertiser, Mar.1, 1871-Mar. 3, 1888; Harbor Grace Standard, Mar. 10, 1888-1936.
The Harbor Grace Standard published news of the Conception Bay Region, domestic and foreign news, legislative proceedings, extracts from St. John's papers, shipping and fishing news, poetry, and advertisements. The paper strongly opposed Confederation in 1865 but supported it by 1869. In the 1870's the paper did not receive patronage from the Bennett administration and supported Carter and Ambrose Shea, who represented the Harbour Grace district in the House of Assembly. The paper supported the railway and Whiteway's first administration. The Standard took the Protestant side in the aftermath of the 1883 Harbour Grace affray and supported Thorburn in 1885. The Standard was published until 1936 when it folded due to economic reasons.
The records were transcribed by JANE ANNE MacKINNON and formatted by BONNIE HICKEY February 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
|6 Jan 1877||Death||Mrs. Mary A. MUNRO, wife of William J. MUNRO, and only daughter of Alderman William GOLCHER, of St. Paul, died in Morris, on Thursday morning, November 23, 1876, of consumption, after an illness of more than a year, aged 21 years, 2 months and 21 days….Her father had just retuned from his old home in England...(The Reporter, Morris, Minn.)
||6 Jan 1877||Notice||John SCULLY, 40 Water St., Harbor Grace will open a Nautical School on Monday next, the 27 inst.
||6 Jan 1877||Notice||Newfoundland Lights: Notice is hereby given that on and after the 10th January, 1877, that a fixed red light will be exhibited from sunset to sunrise at Cape St. Francis….by order John STUART, Secretary, Board of Works' Office, St. John's…
||13 Jan 1877||Birth||On Monday last, the wife of Mr. W.M. FORD, of a son.
||13 Jan 1877||Passengers||Per Tiger for the Westward -- Rev, J.B. THOMPSON, Miss Olivia WINSOR, Miss Margaret CONWAY, Miss A. WINSOR, Mesrs Wm. PINK, Daniel BISHOP, G. MORTON, Thomas DUNPHY, and 3 in steerage.
||13 Jan 1877||Passengers||Per Austrian from Liverpool -- Mr. A DUDAR [DUDER]
||13 Jan 1877||Passengers||Per Austrian for Halifax -- Mr. W.C.R. THOMPSON, and wife, Jacob Van WYCH, Messers. C.J. HARVEY, T. PRINGLE, J.J. EVANS, A.M. McKAY, J.W. PHILIPS, W.H. SOLOMON, and 6 in steerage.
||13 Jan 1877||News||We are in a positive position to state that the charge of a murderous intent against some unknown Carbonear man, who is said to have prevented his fellow boatmen from saving the drowning man LANG, in Boune Bay has no foundation in fact or in probability. -- Chronicle, Nov 6
||13 Jan 1877||News||Very valuable and satisfactory work is being done in the public and private coves of our harbor by the new dredge boat constructed under supervision of Mr. Aitken of the firm of Messrs. AITKEN, ALLEN and CO. of St. John N.B. The boat was built here by Mr. CONDON...
||13 Jan 1877||Notice||Concert -- Vocal and Instrumental Music -- Tickest to be had at the shops of Messrs. PATERSON & FOSTER; Geo. C. RUTHERFORD & Co.; E.W.QUINTIN & Son; W.H. THOMPSON; T.M. CAIRNS and …Mr. R. SIMPSON, Bay Roberts; Messrs. DUFF and BALMER, Carbonear; and Mr. George CROSBIE, Brigus. signed C.WATTS, Secretary, Literary Institute.
||20 Jan 1877||Death||At Brigus, on the 13th inst., after a painful illness of two years, Minnie, youngest daughter of Mr. Tobias HACKETT, aged 17 years, and 7 months.
||20 Jan 1877||Death||At St. John's, on the 11th inst. In the 82nd year of her age, Ellen LOMBARD, relict of the late Mr. Thomas DUNFORD, of Harbor Grace.
||20 Jan 1877||Death||At Montreal, on the 24th ult, Sarah and Emily, twin daughters of the late Mr. Stephen B. SPENCE< aged 2 months and 6 days.
||20 Jan 1877||Death||On the 6th inst., at Halifax, Mrs. Mary PENDERGRAST in the 36th year of her age.
||20 Jan 1877||Death||At Malden Mass., Dec. 20th, Mrs. Susan S. JESSELYN, aged 61 years 10 months and 19 days
||20 Jan 1877||Death||At Montreal, Dec. 20th, Margie, only child of H.R. and Elizabeth W. JOSSELYN, aged 3 years and 10 months. "Sweet Margie, too, sleeps; She has gone to the rest; And now four lambs lie folded On Jesus own breast. Four their fond parents' anguish Earth knows no relief; And the heart that bled ony Can give balm for such grief."
||20 Jan 1877||Passengers||Per Nova Scotian from Halifax -- Miss RANKIN, Mrs. E. ARCHIBALD and child, Mrs. WILSON, Messrs. J. BICKLE, C.J. LeMESSARIOR[?], J. RENDELL TUDDAR, J. C. NEEDHAM, W. JOHNSTON, I. McNEIL, and 5 in steerage.
||20 Jan 1877||Passengers||Per Nova Scotian for Liverpool-- Rev T. McGRATH, Miss Syme, Miss GOODRIDGE, Miss Lilly SYME, Mrs. COOKESLY, Mrs. J. STUART and infant, A. SHEA and wife, W. BOYD and wife, Messrs. W. PITTS, J.R. GOODRIDGE, H.W. SEYMOUR, R.D. HODGE, Thos. FORD, M.CARVIL, Irving A. ROGERS, J.R. FURLONG, W.J.Pope, and 3 in steerage.
||20 Jan 1877||Notices||The Ladies of Christ Church Congregarion…holding a Fancy Fair…proceeds to be applied to liquidating the debt on…Church. Contributions... may be sent to the..undermentioned Ladies: Mrs. S.S. ANDREWS; Mrs. Joseph GODDEN; Mrs. Azariah ALCOCK, Mrs Joseph RUSSELL; Mrs. Capt. ELLIOTT; Mrs. Henry DAVIS; Mrs. J.W. CRANE; Mrs. William TAPP; Mrs. Capt. GORDON; Mrs. N.SHEPPARD, Mrs. H. HISCOCK; Mrs. Josiah PARSONS; Mrs. Wm. GODDEN; Mrs. Thos. HAWKINS; Mrs. John TAPP; Mrs. James DAVIS; Mrs. Wm ANDREWS; Mrs. Samuel LILLY; Mrs. Reuben SPARKS; Mrs. Geo. SHEPPARD; Mrs. M.SHEPPARD; Mrs. Wm SPARKS; Mrs. Haney ALCOCK; Mrs. Fred. MARTIN; Mrs. Silas ROGERS, Mrs. John SPARKS; Mrs. George BARNES. [J.W.CRANE, Secretary]
||27 Jan 1877||Birth||At St. John's, on 19th inst., Mrs. Charles BOWRING, of a daughter.
||27 Jan 1877||Death||On Sunday last, 21 inst., in the 69th year of her age, Mary, relict of the late Garrett [WALL] a native of Dungarvin, County Waterford, Ireland.
||27 Jan 1877||Death||Died at Carbonear, on the 4th inst., Mr. John MORGAN, an old and respected inhabitant of that town aged 78 years.
||27 Jan 1877||Death||At Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 9th ult., aged 48 years, Margaret, widow of Edward KAVANAUGH, Esq., and eldest daughter of the late John BARRON, Esq., of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||27 Jan 1877||Notice||To be sold a comfortable dwelling-house and garden…on Cochrane Street…apply to Henry BAILEY
||27 Jan 1877||Ship News||Port of Harbor Grace: Cleared: 22 Jan -- Escort, FOOT, Gibralter, fish -- J. MUNN & Co.: 23 Jan -- Maggie, Fitzgerald, Plymouth, fish and oil -- do.
||27 Jan 1877||Card||Having appointed B&T MITCHELL, agents for my Biscuits and Bread, I take this opportunity of thanking my customers for past favors and informing them that I have just completed new and improved Machinery and Premises, and will furnish in the future, as in the past, all kinds of Biscuits and Bread of superior quality. Thomas MITCHELL, Terra Nova Bakery, 1 Queen's Road.
||3 Feb 1877||Birth||At St. John's on the 16 ult., the wife of Mr. Alexander RANKIN, chief engineer s.s. Falcon, of a daughter.
||3 Feb 1877||Death||On Saturday, the 27th ult, after a short illness, Capt. Samuel GORDON, in the 64th year of his age.
||3 Feb 1877||Passengers||Per Austrian from Halifax -- Mr. A.M. MacKAY, Mrs. MacKAY, Mrs. ARCHIBALD, Master MacKay, Mr. ARCHIBALD, and 12 in steerage.
||3 Feb 1877||Passengers||Per Austrian for Liverpool -- Rev. P. A. SLATTERY, Mrs. WALTERS, Miss GOODE, Messrs. J.M. FRASER, Jas. BRYDEN, A. SILLARS, Jno. STEER, J.N.FINLAY, D. PATRICK, Jno. BAIRD, J.E. PETERS, T.M. SIMPSON, R. LAURIE, W. FREW, Geo. GEAR, P.W. KELLY, R. MELLIS, R. TEMPLETON, J. PATTERSON, BLAIR, BALMER, W.R. FIRTH, A. SHIRRAN, P. NOWLAN, F. BERTEAU, E. PAYNE, W.H. ROSS, T. ROSS, P. SIMEON, P. TAYLOR, and 1 in steerage.
||3 Feb 1877||News||The Revd. P. TOQU, a native of Newfoundland and known as the author of "Wandering Thoughts" is about to compile a work to be entitled "My Native Home, as it was, and as it is." The reverend gentleman, who at present resides in Canada, intends to visit his native country during the coming summer. -Ledger
||3 Feb 1877||News||The Rapid, Captain William PIKE, which left this harbor on Tuesday week last, with a general cargo for New Perlican, has (thanks to the assistance given by the S.S. Hercules on her return from the Northward) been rescued from her perilous situation in the "slob" She was towed on Thursady last into Old Perlican.
||3 Feb 1877||Ship News||Port of Harbor Grace: Cleared: 29 Jan -- Vesta, KEEFE, Plymouth, fish-- J.MUNN & Co.
||10 Feb 1877||Birth||At Brae Head on the 4th inst. The wife of R.S. MUNN, Esq., of a son.
||10 Feb 1877||Birth||On the 28th ult., the wife of Mr. John SQUIRES of a son.
||10 Feb 1877||Death||On Saturday last, the 3rd inst., after a short illness borne with Christian fortitude, Wiliam Joseph DONOVAN, only son of the late Mr. Daniel DONOVAN, of this town in the 19th year of his age.
||10 Feb 1877||Death||At St. John's on Thursday last, 1st inst., Mary, wife of Mr. John JOCELYN, a native of Stockintonhead, Devonshire, England, aged 65 years.
||10 Feb 1877||Death||At Trinity, on the 2nd ult., Anne, beloved wife of Mr. Patrick MURPHY, aged 61 years.
||10 Feb 1877||Ship News||Port of Harbour Grace: Entered: 7 Feb-- William, PIKE, Bahia, ballast -- J.MUNN &Co.
||17 Feb 1877||Birth||At Bay Roberts, on Thursday, th inst., Mrs. Capt. Charles DAWE of a son.
||17 Feb 1877||Death||At St. John's on Wednesday morning last after a long illness, Wilhelmina, eldest daughter of Mr. James JEWER, aged 15 years and 6 months.
||17 Feb 1877||Death||On the 1st inst., at Job's Cove, North Shore, Conception Bay, in the 98th year of his age, Mr. Michael DOYLE, a native of the County Kilkenny, Ireland.
||17 Feb 1877||Death||At Mosquito, on the 4th inst., Mrs. Catherine CAHILL, aged 98 years.
||17 Feb 1877||Notice||From Post Master General, John DELANEY, General Post Office, St. John's [re: Winter Mail Delivery]
||17 Feb 1877||Notice||The Mutual Marine Insurance Club of Conception Bay is now formed. Applications for Insurance will be received by H.J. FITZGERALD, Secretary.
||17 Feb 1877||Notice||Brigus Mutual Insurance Society opens on 1st March as usual….send application to George GUSHUE, Secretay, Brigus.
||17 Feb 1877||Ship News||Port of Harbor Grace: Entered: 13 Feb -- Release, PIKE, Barbadoes, ballast -- J.MUNN & Co.
||17 Feb 1877||Ship News||Port of Harbor Grace: Cleared: 14 Feb -- William, PIKE, Liverpool, fish and oil -- J.MUNN & Co.
||24 Feb 1877||Death||At Hampshire Cottage, on Saturday the 17 inst., Mr. Thomas GODDEN, aged 76 years.
||24 Feb 1877||Death||On the 14th inst., Michael SHORTIS, Esq., a much respected inhabitant of this tow, aged 55 years, 34 of which were spent in this country a native of Currick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland.
||24 Feb 1877||Death||At St John's on Wednesday the 14th inst., Mr. Alfred WEBBER, aged 46 years. The deceased held the situation of Tidewaiter in H.M. Customs at this port for a number of years.
||24 Feb 1877||Death||At Brigus, on the 21st inst., Susan Elizabeth, youngest and only surviving daughter of P.R. and J. BUTLAND, late of this town, aged 19 years.
||24 Feb 1877||News||We learn that a young man named Francis ASPELL, of this place and son of the late Mr. Peter ASPELL, was a passenger on board the unfortunate George Cromwell.
||24 Feb 1877||News||Latest News from (S.S.) Cromwell: Telegram to A.M. MacKAY, Esq. -- Great Placentia, Feb 16, 1877. Father WHELAN, who came from Barrisway, seven miles from here, reports that he saw a life-bouy marked, "S.S. George Cromwell" which was picked up there yesterday morning. Since last Sunday they had also found on the shore, flour, butter, and a case of gese, also a cabin door. --Chronicle
||24 Feb 1877||News||Fire: About three o'clock yesterday morning the bell of the Roman C. Church at River Head rang out an alarm of fire. It was soon discovered that fire had made extensive progress in the cottage of Mr. James McLOUGHLIN, situated near Long Bridge…there are very grave suspicions pointing to incendiarism...The inmates of the house escaped with considerable difficulty. Mr. McLOUGHLIN, whose health of late has not been good, added to his advanced years, was with difficulty removed.
||24 Feb 1877||News||Some three of four human bodies and several pieces of floating debris, from the wrecks of unfortunate steamers George Washington and George Cromwell, have been picked up at Trepassy during the past week.
||24 Feb 1877||News||The Lord Bishop of Newfoundland will hold an Ordination in the Episcopal Catherdral, on Sunday next, at 11 am when the Rev. S.M. WREN will be advanced to the Priesthood.
||3 Mar 1877||Birth||On Thursday, the 1st inst., the wife of H.W. THOMEY, Esq., of a son.
||3 Mar 1877||Marriage||At Grace Church Rectory, (Episcopa), Medford, Mass., Jan 18, by Rev. C.L. HUTCHINGS, Mr. Charles H. CAMPBELL of Boston, to Mattie Colton, second daugahter of the late Capt H. POTTER of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||3 Mar 1877||Death||At St. John's, on Sunday last, after a short but painful illness, Captain William JACKMAN, aged 39 years.
||3 Mar 1877||Deaths||On the 31st December last, at Trepassey, of diptheria, Mary, wife of the late Mr. Thomas KENNEDY, aged 45 years. At the same palce on the 26th December, of ditheria, George, aged 5 years, on the 8th January, Mary, aged 10 years, and on the 12th January, [blank space], aged 14 years, all children of the above.
||3 Mar 1877||Death||On the 15th January, at the same place, Mary, wife of John TOBIN, aged 77 years.
||3 Mar 1877||Death||On January 23rd, at Teighmouth/Teignmouth, England, Mrs. Catherine LANGMEAD, aged 86 years, a native of Spaniard's Bay, Newfoundland and mother of Mr. Goerge LANGMEAD, Watchmaker, St. John's Nfld.
||3 Mar 1877||Death||Lost at Cape Ann, on December 9th, William, son of the late Mr. James SILVEY, aged 49 years, a native of St. John's Newfoundland.
||3 Mar 1877||Death||On the 1st Feb., after a long illness, Joseph GUNDRY, Esq., of The Hyde, Bridport England, in his 66th year.
||3 Mar 1877||News||Ordination: On Sunday last an Ordination was held by the Lord Bishop of Newfoundland, …when the Revd. Serle M. WREN, (late of the Bay of Islands Mission) was advanced to the Priesthood…the candidate was presented to His Lordship by the Revd. F.R. Murray, Assistant Minister of the Cathedral...
||3 Mar 1877||News||One of the passengers on board the illfated steamer George Cromwell mentioned in our last weeks paper as Francis ARCHIBALD of Brooklyn, was Francis ASPELL of this place, or ARCHIBALD (being the proper family name) Machinist by trade, aged 28 years. He was youngest son of the late Peter ASPELL and leaves a young wife in Brooklyn to mourn his untimely fate. He was coming to pay a visit to his widowed mother after an absence of 12 years.
||3 Mar 1877||News||We learn by telegram from St John's that, on Thursday night last, the Proteus[?] Capt. Richard PIKE, very narrowly escapd serious damage by the bursting of a kerosene lamp in the cabin. The surroundings caught fire, and a considerable portion of the upper deck was burned.
||10 Mar 1877||Marriage||At Barbadoes, on the 17th Januar, at the Cathedral, by the Rev. Dr. Austin RECTOR of St. Phillip, assisted by the Rev. G.T. BOWEN, Warwick George, second son of John F. TRIMINGHAM, Esq., Merchant of that city, to Jessie Maria, fourth daughter of George WINTER, Esq.
||10 Mar 1877||Death||At Carbonear, South Side, on the 7th inst., Ann P. DAVIS, wife of Mr. William H. DAVIS, aged 44 years.
||10 Mar 1877||Death||Lost on board the (s.s.) George Cromwell, William Henry, eldest son of Mr. William SKINNER, steward, of (s.s.) Eagle, aged 27 years. The deceased was on his way to visit his parents after four years absence.He is deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.
||10 Mar 1877||Death||At 240 Fourth Street, South Boston, on Thursday 25th January, Mary, relict of the late George F. HOGSETT, Esq.
||10 Mar 1877||Death||At Halifax, N.S., Feb 4, after a long and painful illnes, which she bore with Christian resignation, Mary, relict of the late Peter OTTS, of Halifax, 86 years.
||10 Mar 1877||Passengers||Per Newfoundland for Halifax -- Mr. John EBSARY and wife, J. LASH and wife, Rev. N. FORSYTH, Messrs. J.E. RENDELL, E.G. HUNTER, G.C. NEEDHAM, John BROWNING, John BICKELL, E.G. Bearns, G. BROWNING, W. ANDERSON, J. MURRAY, W.F. PARSONS, B. COWAN, Philip CLEARY, G. SMITH, R. RUTHERFORD, A, RUTHERFORD, James JOY, and 11 in steerage.
||10 Mar 1877||Passengers||Per Tiger for the Westward -- Messrs, John SHEARS, John BENSON, James VIGAS, Laurence LAWRENSON, and 4 in steerage.
||10 Mar 1877||Ship News||Port of Harbor Grace: Cleared: 2 Mar -- Bonita, DUNN, Pernambuco, fish -- J.MUNN & Co.; 3 -- Artic, Parsons, Queenstown for orders fish and oil -- do.
||10 Mar 1877||News||At the Athenseum(?) last evening [March 5] A.J.W.McNEILY, Esq., delivered a very learned and eloquent Lecture on the subject "When Astrae shall return" or the coming of the new golden age. A crowded audience marked its appreciation of the many happy points and illustrations of the lecture.
||17 Mar 1877||Birth||At St. John's on Tuesday last, the wife of A. JACQUMIN, Esq., Consul for France, of a daughter.
||17 Mar 1877||Marriage||At Little Bay Island, Green Bay, Dec. 27, by the Rev. Mr. BRAMTITH [?], Mr. Joseph STRONG, of Little Bay Island, to Ellen, daugher of Mr. Thomas LINFIELD, of Twillingate.
||17 Mar 1877||Marriage||On the 1st February, at St. Peter's Church, Twillingate, by the Rev T.P. MASSIAH, Mr. J.G. HART, Poole, Dorset, England, to Lizzie M., second daughter of J.M. NURSE, Esq.
||17 Mar 187||Marriage||At Halifax, on the 13 th January by the Rev. J.R. UNIACKE, Recotr of St George's, George LAWLESS, R.N., of H.M.S. Bellerophon, third son of the Rev. George LAWLESS, M.A., to Minnie Albro youngest daughter of Philip W. CREIGHTON, Esq., of Halifax.
||17 Mar 1877||Death||At Brigus, on the 4th inst., in the 75 year of his age, William GREEN, Esq., school teacher. The deceased was a native of Dorset, England, and was much and deservedly regretted by a large circle of friends. (Can. And American papers pls copy.)
||17 Mar 1877||Death||At St. John's on Wednesday the 7th inst., Catherine McLEAN, aged 84 years relict of the late Rev., D.A. FRASER, A.M.
||17 Mar 1877||Notice||Mr. John TAYLOR, or Moreton's Harbor, Green Bay, is disposed to let any enterprising mining company, for a term of years as may be agreed on, his property….Excellent indications of both Nickel and Tin…the above property has been in the possession of Mr. TAYLOR since the year 1816. Apply to Henry TAYLOR, Noad St., Harbor Grace.