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Conception Bay North Region
Harbor Grace Standard & Conception Bay Advertiser
1878The 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 photocopies of these records were paid for by GEORGINA SCHOELZ and formatted by BONNIE HICKEY August 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
|5 Jan 1878||Died||At Bett's Cove, on the 18th Dec., Charles Malcolm, son of David and Mary BETTS, aged 14 months.
||Died||At Halifax, N.S., on the 20th Dec., after a long and severe illness, in the 46th year of his year [sic], Mr. John DUNN, a native of Newfoundland.
||Passengers||Per Scandinavian from Halifax - Messrs T. RICHMOND, H.B. BECKER, H. MOTT, J.H. NICHOLS, J. VANWYKE, WENDALL, KEMBALL, A. HOUSTON, W. WILLIAMS, and 2 in steerage.
||Passengers||Per Scandinavian for Liverpool - Mons. Emile LERILLY, A. LACROIX, F.B. VIRARZ, Mme. HERAULT, Capt. H. HENDRICKS, and 5 in steerage
||12 Jan 1878||Married||At St. John the Evangelist, Topsail, Newfoundland, on the 3rd January, by the Rev. J.F. Phelps, assisted by the Rev. E. Botwood, Ezra WEEDON, Esq., of Heart's Content, to Sarah Helena, second daughter of the Rev. Edward COLLEY, Incumbent.
||Married||At St. Peter's Church, Upper Island Cove, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. A.C. Warren, Mr. Archibald CRANE to Julia Ann, third daughter of the late Mr. James DROVER.
||Married||At the Cathedral, on the 8th inst., by the Revd. D. McGinnis, Mr. Jeremiah McCARTHY, to Miss Bridget SHAUGHRUE, both of South Side.
||Married||At St. Stephen's, Church, Greenspond, on the 23rd December, by the Rev. J.G. Cragg, John McDONALD, Esq., M.D., to Mary Lydia, fourth daughter of Mr. A.G. CROCKER.
||Passengers||Per Nova Scotian from Liverpool - W.H. BENDELL, 1 intermediate, 10 in steerage.
||Passengers||Per Nova Scotian for Halifax - J.H. CATARAE, C.R. THOMSON, Hon. A.W. HARVEY, W. McDONALD, H.B. BAKER, R. WALSH, J. RICHMOND, J. VANDYEK, J.R. PATTERSON, and 2 in steerage.
||19 Jan 1878||Married||At the Palace on Sunday evening last, by the Very Rev. D. Falconio, O.S.F., Mr. Michael SMART, to Miss Elizabeth DALTON, both of this town.
||Died||At Halifax, N.S., on Thursday morning, Jan. 5, after a long and painful illness, Mr. Edward GRIFFIN, a native of Monstraven, Co. Kildare, Ireland, and a much respected citizen of this city for the last 40 years, in the 86th year of his age, leaving five children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father.
||Passengers||Per Caspian from Halifax - Messrs. F.W. BOWDEN, T.H. COHN, T. HANN, 7 in steerage.
||Passengers||Per Caspian for Liverpool - Mrs. JARVIS, Miss MARE, Miss HAYWARD, Messrs. W.H. MARE, J. McNEIL, M. MONROE, SENES, W. LETHBRIDGE, A. CUNNINGHAM, James RYAN, W.B. GRIEVE, G. BROWNING, 1 intermediate, and 1 in steerage.
||26 Jan 1878||Birth||At Heart's Content, on the 23rd December, the wife of Isaac H. ANGEL, Esq., (of the Staff of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company), of a son.
||Married||At Twillingate, on the 20th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Swan, Mr. Joseph STUCKLESS, Master of the Schooner Somerset, to Miss Phoebe MOORS, eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph of the above named place.
||Died||At Heart's Content, on the 8th January, Ellen, the beloved wife of Isaac H. ANGEL, Esq., aged 30 years.
||Died||At Heart's Content, on the 17th inst., Caroline Mary HOPKINS, aged 62 years, relict of Mr. Jonathan Hopkins, much and deservedly regretted by many sorrowing friends. [verse]
||Died||On the 22nd inst., Mr. Thomas SHEEHAN, aged 75 years, a native of County Kerry.
||Died||At Carbonear, on Wednesday last, Mrs. Judith, relict of the late Mr. Coleman McCARTHY, aged 78 years. Deceased was a native of County Kilkenny, Ireland, and for over 50 years a well-known and much respected resident of that town. R.I.P.
||2 Feb 1878||Birth||At Brae Head, on the 29th ult., the wife of R.S. MUNN, Esq., of a daughter.
||Died||At his residence, Water Street, Carbonear, on Friday, the 25th January, Patrick BROWN, Esq., in the 73rd year of his age. A native of Innistrogue, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, and a resident of Carbonear for the last 50 years. [lengthy obituary]
||Passengers||Per Nova Scotian from Halifax - Capt. CUMMINS, Messrs. E. BENJAMIN, H. TUDOR, R. NICHOLAS, 13 in steerage.
||Passengers||Per Nova Scotian for Liverpool - Mr. & Mrs. R. BISHOP, Mr. & Mrs. P. HUBERT, Mr. & Mrs. MARSHALL, Miss CROWDY, Miss SIMMS, Miss PATERSON, Dr. CROWDY, Hon. S. RENDELL, Capt. CLEMENT, Messrs, SILLARS, BAIRD, PIPPY, BLAIR, BOWRING, COLPER, MURRAY, BADCOCK, FURLONG, FRUE, PATRICK, DAVIDSON, LAURIE, GOODRIDGE, PATERSEN, BERTEAU, FRENCH, BREMNER, FURLONG, FLETCHER, 5 in steerage.
||16 Feb 1878||Birth||At St. John's, on the 31st Jan., the wife of Dr. BURNS of a son.
||Married||At the Cathedral on Thursday evening last, by the Very Rev. D. Falconio, Mr. Thomas FARRELL, to Miss Ann HAWE of Mosquito.
||Married||At Cherry Gardens, St. John's, on 6th inst., by the Rev. M. Harvey, Jeffery Frederick, eldest son of the late George LASH, Esq., to Marianna, eldest daughter of Capt. R. RHODES.
||Died||At Chapel Arm, Trinity Bay, on January 31st, Ellen Emma, daughter of Mr. J.F. DRYER, aged 7 months.
||23 Feb 1878||Died||On Friday, the 8th inst., after a protracted illness, Patience M., relict of the late Frederick PARSONS, aged 62 years.
||News||A Little Hero - On Thursday evening last, some five or six boys were playing on the ice to the westward of the premises of W.J.S. DONNELLY, Esq., when one the them, a son of Mr. Jeremiah O'BRIEN, accidentally fell through and would have been drowned but for the timely aid afforded by the second youngest son of Capt. W. HENNESSEY, who bravely held O'Brien up until further assistance was rendered.
||News||What we may term a chapter of accidents - one of which, we regret to say, has terminated fatally - has lately happened in this Bay. On Monday last, a party of men belonging to the congregation of the Rev. Mr. Shears of Bay Roberts, were engaged in the laudable task of cutting a load of wood for their pastor. Whilst thus engaged one of their number - a young man of 21 years of age and named William RUSSEL - who was felling a tree at some distance from the rest, was heard to utter a sharp cry. On his companions running to the spot, they found the poor fellow bleeding profusely from a wound in the groin. The sufferer was soon placed on a slide, and hauled with all speed towards Bay Roberts. But, sad to relate, the unfortunate man bled to death on his way out.
||News||Two fatal accidents (says the North Star) are reported as the result of the gale of Tuesday, the 5th inst. - one in the case of a son of Mr. Jas. HALEY, of Blackhead, the other of Wm WALSH of Freshwater Bay. Both lads were engaged, with younger brothers, in saving wreckage and gear, and both were carried away by a sudden influx of the [remainder illegible].
||2 Mar 1878||Birth||At Bay Roberts, on the 27th Feb., the wife of Robert SIMSON, of a daughter.
||Married||On the 8th Feb., at the residence of the bride's brother-in-law, Montreal, by the Rev. G.H. Wells, George SANDERSON, Bank of North America, Toronto, to Lizzie, second daughter of Robert MATTHEW, Esq., St. John's, Newfoundland.
||Died||At St. John's, on Sunday evening last, after a painful illness, Susanna Lewis, relict of the late Capt. Robert G. KNIGHT, aged 57 years.
||Died||At the same place on the 24th ult., of bronchitis, Flora, second daughter of W.H. WARREN, Esq., aged one year and five months.
||Died||At the same place on the 17th ult., fortified by all the consolations of Religion, Mary, wife of Captain John DONNELLY, aged 64 years.
||Died||At Halifax, N.S., on Tuesday 5th Feb., after a long and painful illness, Patrick SCULLY, in the 14th year of his age.
||Died||In Montreal, on the 24th Jan., Sarah J. TAYLOR, beloved wife of Alfred BUCKLER, aged 37 years, formerly of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||9 Mar 1878||Birth||On the 4th inst., the wife of Mr. James JARVIS of a son.
||Birth||On Tuesday afternoon, the 5th inst., the wife of Henry W. THOMEY, Esq., of a son.
||Married||On Monday 25th ult, at the bride's residence, by the Very Rev. J. O'Donnell, Mr. Edward KENNEDY, of Harbor Main, to Miss Katie McGEE, of Gasters Salmon Cove.
||Married||On the 5th inst., at St. Mary's Church, St. John's by the Rev. E. Botwood, William Norman, eldest son of W.B. BENDELL, Esq., of Grennock, Scotland, to Sophia, third daughter of Mr. W. BENDLE, of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||Died||Drowned, on Monday night last, Capt. Nicholas FURLONG, aged 34 years, eldest son of Mr. T. Furlong, of Carbonear, leaving a wife and four children to mourn over his untimely end. The esteem in which the lamented deceased was held was manifest in the large numbers of persons of all denominations - as well as by the Roman Catholic Societies - that attended his funeral obsequies. R.I.P.
||Died||On the 23rd Jan, at the Parsonage, King's Cove, Bonavista Bay, Amelia, wife of Rev. William KIRBY, aged 39 years.
||Died||At St. John's, on the 26th ult., after a short illness, Robert John, third son of Dr. SHEA, aged 3 years and 9 months.
||16 Mar 1878||Married||At the residence of the bride's brother, (Dr. SYME), Bridge-of-Weir, on the 12th Feb., by the Rev. Robert Graham, D.D., Kelbarchan, assisted by the Rev. John M. Robertson, William FREW, Esq., of Saltcoats, Ayrshire, to Mary, youngest daughter of John SYME, Esq, Irvine.
||Died||On the 6th inst., Mr. Edward KELLY, a native of the County Cork, Ireland, aged 75 years, 48 of which were spent in this town. The funeral of the deceased was attended by the Benevolent Irish Society, of which he was an old and respected member. R.I.P.
||Passengers||Per steamer Newfoundland from Halifax - Mr. J. ANGEL, Mr. SWENDEN, Mr. BARNSTEAD, Mr. McBEAN, and 10 in steerage.
||Passengers||Per s.s. Newfoundland for Halifax - Miss WITHERS, Messrs. J. MAGOR, W. MATHESON, J. PAGE WOOD, and 1 in steerage.
||News||We learn that Mr. William BUTT of town is fitting out his schooner, the Lizzie, for the Seal fishery.
||23 Mar 1878||Birth||At St. John's, on the 10th inst., the wife of Mr. J.J. DEARIN, Jr., of a son.
||Married||At Greenock, Scotland, on the 26th ult., Mary Ann, only daughter of the late Capt. William WOOD, to Alexander LIDDELL, eldest son of the late William Liddell, Esq., of Edinburgh.
||Died||At Brigus, on Sunday morning, the 3rd inst., Edward Field, third son of William and Sarah S. ANDERSON, aged one and five months.
||Died||At the same place, on the 7th ult., of inflammation of the lungs, Mr. Thomas SPRACKLIN, aged 55 years.
||30 Mar 1878||Birth||On Sunday, 3rd March, at Sea View Cottage, Twillingate, the wife of Mr. P. LeMESSURIER, of a son.
||Married||On the 27th February, at St. James's, Paddington, by the Rev. G.M. Johnson, Rector of Barningham Parva, assisted by the Rev. R.B. Gardiner, of St. Paul's School, William H. BOWEN, R.N., second son of Jerome Bowen, Esq., of Trinidad, W.I., to Mary Lucy, eldest daughter of Charles CROWDY, Esq., Surgeon, of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||Notice||By Authority. His Excellency the Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Messrs. Nathaniel PARSONS, and Edward PARSONS, Sr., to be Members of Road Board for Harbor Grace (South Side) and Bryant's Cove, in the room of the late Moses PARSONS, deceased, and Thomas STEVENSON, left the District. Secretary's Office, 26th March, 1878 - Gazette.
||Died||At Toronto, Canada, on the 28th ult., Elizabeth COOPER, beloved wife of George PHILIPS, formerly of Twillingate, Newfoundland, in her 74th year.
||Died||On the 24th ult., at Main-street, Clonmell, Thomas MULLOCK, Esq., organist, St. Mary's, Irish Town. The deceased was brother of the late Right Rev. Dr. Mullock, bishop of St. John's, and resided for some time in that city.
||Died||At Halifax, on the 16th March, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with Christian resignation to the Divine Will, Patrick MURPHY, aged 80 years, a native of St. John's, N.F.
||Died||At the same place on March 17th, after a short but painful illness, Mrs. Mary SQUIRES, in the 49th year of her age, leaving a husband and seven children to mourn the loss of a kind mother.
||Passengers||Per Newfoundland for Halifax - Messrs. McLEA, JACKSON and LEO, 2 in steerage.
||6 Apr 1878||Married||At St. John's, on the 30th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Dunn, James J. CLAYTON, Purser and Chief Steward of the S.S. "Plover," fourth son of John Clayton, Esq., of Clayton House, Birmingham, England, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. George W. CHAFE, of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||Died||At Catalina, on the 1st inst., Captain Isaac John PERRY, aged 38 years.
||Died||At St. John's, on the 31st ult., Martha, widow of the late Captain George FIELD, aged 43 years.
||13 Apr 1878||Died||At New Harbor, on the 20th March, in the 36th year of his age, Mr. Jacob MILLER, leaving a wife and three children.
||Died||On the morning of the 7th March, at his residence, Tizzard's Harbor, Bay of Notre Dame, after 27 years' illness, Mr. John FORWARD, Sr., aged 78 years, brother of the late George Forward, Esq., merchant of Carbonear. Mr. Forward was a native of Stourminster, Newton, Dorsetshire, England.
||Died||At Waterford, Ireland, on the 4th inst., Mary Aloysius, the beloved wife of James KENT, Esq., of same place. The deceased lady was the mother of Robert J. Kent, Esq., M.H.A., for St. John's East.
||Died||At Bellevue House, Halifax, on the 19th ult., General Sir William O'Grady HALY, K.C.B., Commanding the Forces, aged 67 years.
||News||We are sorry to learn of the loss of another sailing vessel at the Seal Fishery - the Eric, Capt. PERRY, owned by John RORKE, Esq., Carbonear, which was driven ashore at Bird Island Cove on Sunday last. The crew with great difficulty reached the shore. Two of them afterwards died from injuries received. Earlier in the spring, 20 of her crew were caught out one night on the ice, when two of their number fell through and were drowned.
||20 Apr 1878||Married||On Sunday, March 3rd, at Trinity Church, Plymouth, England, by the Rev. Francis Barnes, Vicar, M.A., Mr. James Richard KITTS, H.M's R.D., to Janet C. MARTIN, fourth daughter of the late Capt. Thomas EBSARY, of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||Married||At St. John's, on the 10th inst., by the Rev. T. Hall, Mr. William QUICK, of Newton-Abbot, Devonshire, England, to Miss Jemima CHURCHILL, of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||Died||Exchanged mortality for life, on Sunday, March 24th, at Liverpool, N.S., the Rev. W.F. PENNEY, B.D., aged 30 years. The deceased was a minister in the N.S. Conference of the Methodist Church of Canada. He had entered upon the fourth year of his ministry, when suddenly he was called to his reward. His end was eminently peaceful. He was a native of Carbonear.
||Died||At Scarborough, on the 15th ult, Francis LONG, Esq., J.P., of Oaklands, Laceby, aged 47 years, member of the firm of Price, Potter, Walker & Co., timber merchants, Grimsby. (The deceased gentleman was a brother of Thomas LONG, Esq., of the Surveyor General's Department, St. John's.)
||Died||At Halifax, on the 1st inst., Michael KERNS, aged 50 years, a native of Waterford, Ireland.
||Passengers||Per Newfoundland for Halifax - Messrs. THOMPSON, CROW, DWYER, 2 in steerage.
||Passengers||Per Cortes from New York - Mr. & Mrs. FITZSIMMON. From Halifax - Mrs. PENNY and child, Mrs. WARREN and 3 children, Messrs. PENNY, NELSON and WARREN, 16 in steerage. For Halifax - Mr. BAIR. For New York - Miss TONGUE.
||News||Fowl Stealing - A young lad, named WALSH, about 11 years of age, was up before his Honour Judge BENNETT on Monday last, charged with having stolen a number of fowls, the property of Mr. Robert LAHEY. He disposed of his "game" by selling it to a number of our influential citizens - one of whom had the choice of giving for one of the "birds" either 1/ or 1/6. He chose the latter alternative, however. The police being informed of the larceny, at once took the matter in hand, and in a short time succeeded in unearthing the juvenile depredator. In consideration of his youthfulness, his punishment was lighter than it otherwise would have been. He was sentenced to be locked up two hours in a cell by himself and to receive six strokes of the birth.
||News||A man belonging to Bryant's Cove, by the name Esau NOSEWORTHY, recently met with a sad and sudden death. He went out in the morning to look at his herring nets, in company with a young lad. Noseworthy landed on an islet off the mainland for the purpose, we understand, of getting a shot or two at the sea-birds. The lad left with the punt after receiving instructions to come back on hearing the report of the gun. A considerable time having elapsed, and the expected signal not having been heard, the lad grew uneasy, and going to an eminence where he could command a view of the island, he saw the deceased gesticulating with his hands, as if imploring assistance. Becoming alarmed, the lad ran back, and, procuring the assistance of some men, returned to the island to find the unfortunate man prostrate on the ground quite dead. A fit is supposed to have been the cause of death. Some years before, it appears, the deceased had suffered sun-stroke whilst cutting wood on Belle Isle.
||27 Apr 1878||Married||At Meagher's Grant, Musquodoboit, April 9, by Rev. Duncan McKinnon, Mr. Charles ANUAND, Proprietor of the Halifax Morning Chronicle, to Miss Louise, daughter of Mr. Andrew SEETON, of Meagher's Grant.
||Died||On the 16th inst, Harriet, wife of Mr. Francis ASH, aged 63 years. (Montreal papers please copy.)
||Died||At her father's residence, 11 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ont., on 4th April of bronchitis, Mary Sophia, daughter of Henry and Sarah FORWARD, aged 2 months and 10 days.
||Died||At Bay Bulls on Monday morning last after a lingering illness which she bore with christian resignation to the divine will, Esther, relict of the late Dr. McKEE., M.D. aged 84 years.