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Conception Bay North Region
Harbor Grace Standard & Conception Bay Advertiser
1880The 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 DIANE STOOP and formatted by BONNIE HICKEY February 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
|03 Jan 1880||Marriage||At Fire Steel, Canada West, on the 4th Nov., by the Rev. Father Baxter., S.G., Mr. M.W. O'DWYER, to Mrs. Bridget BURT. Both of Newfoundland
||Marriage||At Halifax, on the 10th ult., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Allan Simpson, Robert A. GUILDSFORD, of cable-ship Minia, to Helen M., daughter of Alex MOIR, Esq.
||Death||At St. John's, on Sunday morning, 29th, ult., Mary Catherine, aged 4 months, youngest daughter of J.P. and Mary FURLONG
||Death||At the same place, on the 28th, ult., after a lingering illness, Randal, third son of the late Capt. Maurice GREENE.
||Passengers||Per Caspian from Halifax - Messrs. H. DARLING, S.J. FEARING, H.B. BAKER, John STEWART., W. WILLIAMS, Thomas BENNIE, John KELSEY, and D. McEACHRAM.
||10 Jan 1880||Birth||On Monday, 5th inst., the wife of Capt. A.W. PARSONS, of a daughter.
||Marriage||On the 6th inst., at the Methodist Church, by the Rev. John Goodison, Mr. J.J. STRAFFORD, of St. John's to Annie P. PARSONS, of this town
||Death||On the 6th inst., after a lingering illness, borne with christian resignation to the Divine Will, Mary, the beloved wife of Capt. John KEEFE, aged 41 years, deeply regretted by a large circule of relations and friends. - R.I.P.
||Death||At Bernard Castle, County Durham, England, on the 16th ult., Maria, relict of the late Rev. Edward WYE, aged 72 years. The deceased lady was an aunt of W.H. THOMPSON, Esq., of this town.
||Death||At Carbonear, on the 5th inst., Mary HILL MURRAY, aged 28 years, a native of Bristol, England, the beloved wife of J. Thomas MURRISH, Esq., M.R.C.P., Principal of the Methodist Grammar School, Carbonear.
||Death||At Carbonear, on the 2nd ins., deeply regretted, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. Michael SHANAHAN, age 45 years - R.I.P.
||Death||At Brigus, on the 2nd inst., Mrs. Martha SHEEHAN, aged 68 years, over 50 of which she spent in Brigus, where she was well known and highly respected by all classes of the community. - R.I.P.
||Death||At Mosquito, on the 2nd inst. In the 88th year of his age, John DORAN, a respected resident of Mosquito for over half a century.- R.I.P.
||Death||On Saturday, 27th utl., age 15 years and 9 months, Veronica BOWDERIDGE, youngest daughter of Mr. G.W.R. BOWDERIDGE, merchant of West Burgeo. She is gone to meet her Saviour.
||Death||At. St. John's, on Wednesday, Dec. 30th, Eliza Isabella, the beloved wife of A.W.S. SMYTHE, Esq., age 84 years.
||Death||At the same place, suddenly, on the 1st inst.Capt. Robert F. THOMAS, age 52 years.
||Death||At the same place, suddenly, on the 1st inst. Daniel, second son of Mr. Daniel REARDON, age 17 years and 4 months
||Death||At the same place, of inflammation of the lungs, after a short illness, William, eldest son of Mr. Henry R. WILLS, age 15 years
||Death||At the same place, on the 4th inst. , after a lingering illness, Mrs. Hannah CAMPBELL, in the 73rd year of her life.
||Death||On December 29th, at Bonavista, Edmunda Susan, eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph MUFFIN, aged 5 years and 5 months
||Death||At Ferryland, on the 22nd December, Frederick WESTON, age 4 1/2 months. Fourth son of W.T.S. CARTER, Esq., H.M. Customs.
||Death||At Salmonier, on the 11th Dec. Elizabeth, aged 9 years; on 13th, Ellen, aged 1 year and 3 months; on the 17th, Laurence, age 14 years; on 18th, Mary Ann, age 4 years, and Dennis, aged 6 years, children of Patrick and Sarah MURPHY.
||Death||At Salmonier, Michael, aged 12 years, and Laurence, aged 8 years, children of Dennis and Ann MURPHY.
||17 Jan 1880||Birth||On December 31st., the wife of Mr. J.W. CRANE, of a son
||Marriage||At the Methodist Church, on Wednesay, the 14th inst., by the Rev. Jhon GOODISON, Mr. William Edgar PARSONS, to Mary Grace ANTLE, both of this town.
||Marriage||At the Manse, St. John's, on December 20th, 1879, by the Rev. L. G. Macneil, Albert Watson KNIGHT, to Emma BASTOW, both of this city
||Marriage||On the 10th inst. At St. Thomas's Church, St. John's, by the Rev. A.C.F. Wood, M.A., Mr. David MENZIES of Glasgow, Scotland, to Eliza Jane, third daughter of the late Mr. Peter PACK, of that town.
||Death||At. Fruitfield, on Thursday last, 15th inst., Anna Jane, widow, of the late Richard ANDERSON, Esq., aged 75 years.
||Death||At St. John's, on the 7th inst. Mary Agnes, aged 1 year and 5 months, only daugther of Bridget and David SINNOTT. On the 8th inst. After a short illness, Mr. David SINNOTT, aged 82 years.
||Death||At Blackhead, on the 2nd inst., after a short illness, Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas EDSTROM, aged 89 years.
||Death||At Chapel Arm, Trinity Bay, on Wednesday, December 31, Mary Ann, wife of John F. DRYER, Esq., Telegraph Operator, aged 32 years.
||Death||On the 12th inst., at Hochelaga Convent, Montreal, Canada, Ellie, in Regilion Sister Anges of the Sacred Heart, eldest daugther of the late W. HOGAN, Esq. Of St. John's.
||24 Jan 1880||Birth||On the 17th inst. The wife of Mr. A. SQUIRES of a son of (unable to read, photocopy unclear)
||Birth||At Assiniboine Terrace, Winnipeg, on the 26th December, the wife of George SIMPSON MCTAVISH, Inspecting Chief Factor Hudson Company Company, of a daughter
||Death||At the South Side, on the 16th inst. Deeply regretted, Bridget, the beloved wife of Mr. James CALLAHAN, age 82 years - R.I.P.
||Death||At River Head, on the 17th inst. Mrs. Mary WALSH, age 82 years, deeply regretted. A native of New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland, R.I.P.
||Death||On the 18th inst. Julia Ann, daughter of Mr. Patrick HINES, aged 15 years
||Death||On the 23rd inst. Mary, relict of the late James POWER, aged 48 years, R.I.P.
||Death||On the 23rd inst. Mr. Patrick NEILL, age 23 years.
||Death||On the 25th inst. Mrs. Elizabeth FARRELL, aged 70 years.
||Death||At St. John's, on Monday last, 19th inst. Of diphtheria, Susie May, third daughter of James and Sarah WORRALL, aged 8 years
||Death||At St. John's, on Wednesday morning last, Anron, aged 8 years and 9 months, youngest son of William S. and Eliza D. CROSSMAN.
||Death||At Carbonear, South Side, on the 16th inst. After a long and severe illness, Mr. John SOPER, aged 56 years, leaving a wife and a large family to mourn their sad loss.
||Death||At Carbonear, on the 12th inst., Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. John WHALEN, aged 5 years and 11 months.
||Death||At Harbour Main, on the 13th inst. Deeply regretted by all who knew him, Michael, (unable to read) of Mr. Michael WOODFORD, aged 22 years.
||Death||On the 9th ult. At Kildare Capes, Lot 3, P.E.I. After a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian patience, Miss Mary Ann TRAVERS, aged 59 years. Her end was peace.
||Death||[The deceased lady was the sister of J.C. TRAVERS, Esq., formerly connected with the Harbour Grace Mercury].
||Death||At Toronto, December, 1879, after a long illness, Mary Ann, wife of Mr. Patrick COADY, joiner, of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||Death||At South Boston, December 1879, Mr. Nicholas WHITTLE, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||Passengers||Per Caspian from Liverpool - Rev. G.M. JOHNSON, Miss JOHNSON, and Miss STEWART
||Passengers||For Halifax - The Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Newfoundland, Messrs. S. CARTER, D. CARTER, McGHEE, RENDELL, RENNIE, BRIGGS and DARLING; 2 intermediate: 3 steerage
||Passengers||Per Ilibernain from Halifax - Sir John and Lady GLOVER and two servants, Miss SCOTT, Messrs. BALCORN, NICHOL, BATES, HICKEY, BROWN, WENDALL. Intermediate - Mrs. R. BONE, A. McNIVEN, and 4 in steerage
||Passengers||For Liverpool - Sir H.W. HOYLES, Mrs. A.O. HAYWARD, 4 children and servant, Mr. C. BOWRING, wife and family, Miss ELLINGWORTH, Messrs. W.B. GRIEVE, STARK, MONROE, HARVEY, MATHESON, BLAIR, STEER, RODGER, FURLONG, A.T. STEER, C.T. STEER and WILSON
||31 Jan 1880||Marriage||On Tuesday, last 20th, inst. At the house of the bride's father, by the Rev. John Goodison, G.W.R. HIERLIHY, H.M.C., Bay Roberts, to Georgiana, eldest daugther of Mr. Samuel STOWE, Ship Head
||Marriage||At the Cathedral, on the 8th inst. By the Very Rev. D. Falconio, O.S.F., Mr. John RUSSELL, to Mary HEARNE, both of River Head,
||Marriage||At Harbour Main, on the 15th inst. By the Very Rev. J. O'Donnell, P.P., V.G., Mr. James ROCHE, tinsmith, Bay Roberts, to Mary, daugther of the late Nicholas FUREY of Harbour Main
||Marriage||At Brigus, on the 21st inst. By the Rev. E.F. Walsh, P.P., Mr. W. ALLAN, to Miss Mary MAGEE, both of Brigus
||Marriage||On the 26th inst., at Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay, by the Rev. Theodore Nurse, Mr. Joseph YETMAN to Martha, daugther of Mr. John WHEELER
||Marriage||On the same place, by the same, Mr. Henry WHEELER, to Ann, daughter of Mr. Robert YETMAN.
||Marriage||At Sea Cove, Southern Bay, on the 18th inst. By the same, Mr. Wm. PRINCE, to Mary Ann, daugther of Mr. Wm. TILLEY
||Marriage||At the residence of M. Monroe, Esq., St. John's, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. L.G. McNeill, John PYE, Esq., to Mary, eldest daughter of William STEWART, Esquire, Codarlea, Broughty Ferry, Scotland
||31 Jan 1880||Marriage||At Petty Harbour, on the 20th inst. By the Rev. T. Netten, assisted by the Rev. E. Botwood, Rural Dean of Avalon, William R., eldest son of Mr. Thomas P. WITHYCOMBE of St. John's, to Matilda Maria, only daughter of Mr. Henry CHAFE, of Petty Harbour
||Marriage||At Catalina, on the 10th inst., by the Rev. G. A. Carolan, Mr. James L. MURPHY, of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company, to Maria Antoinette, eldest daugther of the late Capt. James MURPHY, of Catalina
||Death||At St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A., on the 5th inst., James T., eldest son of Mr. John STRATHIE, aged 23 years.
||Death||On the 20th inst., Eli, aged 13 months, only son of Mr. Edmund ROGERS.
||One bud the garner gave me,|
A fair and only boy.
He gave it to my keeping
To cherish undefiled
It lay upon my bosom
He was hope and pride
Perhaps he was an idol
Which I should be denied
For just as it was opening
In glory to the day
Came down the Heavenly garner
And took my bud away
Yet not in wrath he took him
A smile was on his face
And tenderly and kindly
He bore him from his place
"Fear Not," me thought he whispered
"Thy bud shall be restor'd
I take him but to plant him
In the garden of the Lord"
Then bid me not to sorrow
As those who hopeless weep
For he who gave hath taken
And he who took can keep
And night and morn together
By the opening gate of prayer
I'll go in unto my darling,
And sit beside him there
I know't will open for me
Poor sinner though I be
For his dear sake who keeps it
And keeps my bud for me.
|Death||On the 22nd inst., John Thomas, aged 3 years and 3 months; on the 25th inst., Ethel Lily, aged 1 year, and on the 27th inst., Charles Henry, aged 5 years and 2 months - youngest children of George and Margaret DAVIS
||Fold the hands across the breast|
So, as when they knelt to pray
Lead them to their dreamless rest
For our darlings died to-day
Lay their little limbs out straight
Gently shroud their sacred clay
Sorrow-shaded is our face
For our darling died to-day
No more we'll hear their prattling voice
Chanting its incessant lay
For from our flock God took his choice
And our darlings died to-day
But we'll try to bear it calmly
And with thankful hearts to say
God gave and He hath taken
Our darling children away
As we kiss their pale cold lips
And press their cold forms to our breast
We know our darlings are now with Jesus
Happy in his arms at rest.
|Death||At St. John's, after a short illness, much and deservedly regretted, Bridget, beloved wife of James MYLER, in the 24th year of her age.-R.I.P.
||Death||On the 17th inst., at Topsail, of whooping cough, and heart disease, William James, son of Mr. Wn, SWANSBOROUGH, aged 7 years
||07 Feb 1880||Birth||On Saturday, the 31st, ult., the wife of Mr. John SPENCE, jr., of a son
||Marriage||At St. John's, on the 28th ult, at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist, by the Rev. C. J. MacLin, assisted by the Rev. G.M. Johnson, Richard Alexander, second son of the late J.W. McCOUBREY, Esq., Editor of the Times, to Harriet, eldest daughter of Mr. A. CROSSMAN.
||Marriage||By Rev. R. Barry Mack, at Acadian Mines, Nova Scotia, on the 14th, ult., Mr. John PERRY, of Cornwall, England, to Miss Martha S. NEWHOOK, of Green Bay, Newfoundland
||Death||On Saturday, 31st, ult., Thomas Arthur, only son of Capt. H.W. THOMEY, aged 1 year and 11 months.
||Death||On the 24th ult., much and deservedly regretted, Mary, relict of the late Mr. Arthur THOMEY of Mosquito, aged 82 years.-R.I.P.
||Death||At Brigus, on Tuesday, the 27th ult, Carrie (unable to read), beloved wife of Mr. William NORMAN, aged 30 years.
||Death||At Carbonear, on the 30th, ult., Elisabeteh, wife of Capt. Francis TAYLOR, aged 75 years. She bore her lingering affliction with exemplary patience, faith and fortitude. She leaves an affectionate family to mourn the loss of a most devoted mother.
||Death||At Bird Island Cove, on the 16th, ult, Lionel Hayward TILLEY, beloved son of Frederick F. HUBLEY, Esq., of Halifax, N.S., aged 3 years and 4 months.
||Death||Gone but not lost. There was an Angle band in heaven, That was not quite complete; God took our darling Lionel, to fill the vacant seat
||Death||At Carbonear, on the 24th January, after a short illness which she bore with Christian fortitude, Patience, relict of the late John PIKE, age 87 years and 7 months, much and deservedly regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends.
||Death||At St. John's, on Monday last, 2nd inst., in the 94th year of her age, Rebecca, widow of the late William HAYWARD, Barrister of the Surpreme Court of this Colony, and mother of the Hon. Mr. Justice HAYWARD.
||Death||At the same place, on Saturday last, after a lingering illness, Elizabeth, widow of the late Capt. Thomas COYELL, aged 91 years.
||Death||At Lower Island Cover, on the 10th ult., Sarah Jane, the beloved wife of Mr. Eli GARLAND, aged 30 years.
||14 Feb 1880||Marriage||On the 5th inst., at St. Mary's Church, Southside, St. John's, by the Rev. E. Botwood, R.D. of Avalon, assisted by the Rev. E. Colley, Edwin B., youngest son of F. McDOUGALL, Esq., to Priscilla Maria, fourth daughter of P.P. LeMESSURIER, Esq.