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Conception Bay North Region
Harbor Grace Standard & Conception Bay Advertiser
1884The 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 MARILYN PILKINGTON and formatted by BONNIE HICKEY April 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
|12 July 1884||News||Sad Accident--Last evening, between the hours of six and seven, a little boy named Walsh, son of Mr. Patrick WALSH of H.M. Customs, met with a sad and strange death. It appears that the little fellow had climbed upon the fence just behind the Colonial Building, when he fell over the side and was caught by the sleeve of his coat on a row of nails which runs along the top of the fence. The arm working clear, the sleeve, still hitched to the nail, came across his throat and choked him. He was first discovered by a man named SULLIVAN, who instead of taking him immediately down, left him hanging and rushed over to Mr. SALTER's residence, informing that gentleman of the circumstance. He in company with the Rev. H. LEWIS, repaired to the spot instantly. The latter gentleman felt the boy's pulse, and finding that it had ceased to beat a constable was sent for to see the position in which the body was hanging. As soon as the policeman arrived, the body was taken down and into the Colonial building. Doctor HOWLEY was sent for, and arrived shortly after. He examined the body, and pronounced life extinct for some time.
||12 July 1884||Birth||On Thursday last, 10th inst., the wife of P.J. FARRELL (shoemaker), of a son.
||12 July 1884||Birth||At Twillingate, on June 26th, the wife of J.P. THOMPSON, M.H.A., editor of the Twillingate Sun, of a son.
||12 July 1884||Marriage||At Bay Roberts, on Wednesday last, by the Rev. W.C. SHEARS, Moses SEARLE, of St. John's, to Louisa Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Josiah CALPIN.
||12 July 1884||Marriage||At St. John's on the 9th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Very Rev. Wm. FORRISTAL, assisted by the Revd's. M.J. CLARKE and P.J. DELANEY, L.O.B. FURLONG, Esq., youngest son of the late Honorable James FURLONG, to Helena Marie, youngest daughter of P. CARTY, Esq., J.P., Inspector General Newfoundland Constabulary.
||12 July 1884||Marriage||On the 2nd inst., at the residence of the bride's father, St. John's, by the Rev. Wm. FORRISTAL, Administrator, assisted by the Rev. M. MORRIS, Mr. C.R. THOMPSON, of Perth, Scotland, to Mary Ann, only daughter of Mr. James ELLIOTT.
||12 July 1884||Death||On yesterday (Sunday), 13th inst., after a short but painful illness, Mary Gertrude, the beloved daughter of John and Ellen STRAPP, aged 5 years and 7 months. Her funeral will take place on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9 o'clock a.m., when friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without further intimation.--R.I.P.
||12 July 1884||Death||On Wednesday last, after a protracted illness, William KEARNEY (cooper), aged 26 years.
||12 July 1884||Death||On Friday last, after a short illness, Mr. Richard STAPLETON, aged 62 years.
||12 July 1884||Death||At Carbonear, South Side, on Wednesday last, after a lingering illness, Mr. Daniel JANES, aged 56 years. The deceased was the father of William JANES, who was shot at the fatal affray of St. Stephen's Day.
||12 July 1884||Death||At Carbonear, on Friday last, of consumption, John MARSHALL, aged 23 years.
||12 July 1884||Death||At Boston, on 15th June, Ellen, widow of the late Capt. GRILLS, formerly of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||26 July 1884||Birth||At Wesley Town, on the 20th ult., the wife of Capt. William WINSOR, of a daughter.
||26 July 1884||Marriage||On 22nd July, at Heart's Content, by the Rev H. LEWIS, assisted by Rev. Geo. PAINE, Mr. W.J. EATON, of Poole, Dorset, England, to Amelia, youngest daughter of R.A. PENNY, Esq., J.P., of Heart's Content.
||26 July 1884||Marriage||At the Congregational Parsonage, St. John's, on the 17th inst., by the Rev. D. BEATON, Mr. William Flemming GLASS, to Miss Isabella McKIM, second daughter of Mr. R.A. McKIM, stone-cutter, both of St. John's.
||26 July 1884||Marriage||At Liverpool, G.B., on the 10th July, at St. Peter's Cathedral, by the Rev. A. ENGLISH, under special licence, Mr. Thomas C. WILLIAMS of Brixham, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. Samuel COLTON, of St. John's.
||26 July 1884||Death||On Tuesday last, 22nd inst., William BANCLARKE, aged 63 years. The deceased was a native of Nowton Bushell, England, and was in the service of H.M. Customs at this port.
||26 July 1884||Death||On yesterday morning, after a lingering illness, Mary Jane, relict of the late Nathaniel SNOW, aged 25 years.
||2 Aug 1884||Birth||At St. John's, on the 28th ult., the wife of J.P. FOX, of a daughter.
||2 Aug 1884||Marriage||On Wednesday last, 30th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Right Revd. R. MacDONALD, assisted by the Revd. W. TARAHAN and Revd. F.D. McCARTHY, Mr. D.A. FLYNN, to Annie, second daughter of Mr. T.R. COLLINS.
||2 Aug 1884||Death||At Marsden, near Haddersfield, England, June 26th, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. James BREAKBY, and third daughter of the late Mr. Richard WEIR, of St. John's, Newfoundland, aged 69 years.
||9 Aug 1884||Birth||At St. John's, on Thursday last, the wife of Mr. Giles TAYLOR, of a son.
||9 Aug 1884||Marriage||On the 5th inst., at George's Street, Wesleyan Church, St. John's, by the Rev. George BOYD, Mr. Isaac B.C. MORRIS, to Fannie, eldest daugther of Mr. Robert SHAW, both of St. John's.
||9 Aug 1884||Marriage||On July 22nd., at the residence of the bride's father, Millville, N.N., by the Rev. A.W. McLEOD, A.M., J.D. FULLERTON, of St. John's, to Miss B. DAY, late of Boston.
||9 Aug 1884||Death||At St. John's on the 4th inst., aged 86 years, George Johnstone HAYWARD, Esq., a native of Poole, Dorset. Deceased was for many years Comptroller of Customs and Navigation Laws at St. John's.
||9 Aug 1884||Death||At Bonavista, on 20th July, Mr. Arthur TEMPLEMAN, aged 43 years.
||9 Aug 1884||Death||Drowned, at Harbor Briton, on the 31st ult., by the upsetting of a boat, Annie Sarah, aged 11 years and 7 months, second daughter of Hon. John SYME, Summerlea, Waterford Bridge Pond.
||9 Aug 1884||Death||Drowned, while bathing at Vaudreil, [illegible] Montreal, on the 2nd inst., George Mortimer, only son of the late John M. RENDELL, Esq., aged 40 years. The deceased was well and favorably known, and his untimely end is very much deplored by the good people of his native land.
||16 Aug 1884||Birth||On the 14th inst., the wife of Capt. Daniel POMPHREY, of a daughter.
||16 Aug 1884||Birth||On the 15th inst., the wife of John J. MURPHY, of a son.
||16 Aug 1884||Marriage||On the 6th inst., at St. James's Church, Carbonear, by the Rev. T.W. CLIFT, M.F. HAWKER, to Louisa, youngest daughter of Capt. John WINSOR, all of that place.
||16 Aug 1884||Marriage||On the 5th inst., at the residence of T.L. DUDER, Esq., Fogo, by the Rev. J. HILL, John Luther HADDON, of Fogo, to Eva M., daughter of S. MUTCH, Esq., of St. John's.
||16 Aug 1884||Marriage||On the 3rd inst., at the R.C. Cathedral, by the Rev. Wm. FORRISTAL, Admrl. Mr. Patrick BIBBY, to Catherine JOYCE, both of St. John's.
||16 Aug 1884||Death||At Halifax, 6th August, Thomas POWER, in the 26th year of his age, leaving a wife and four children to mourn their loss.
||16 Aug 1884||Birth||On yesterday (Friday), the wife of Mr. Eli MARTIN, of a son.
||16 Aug 1884||Marriage||At the Methodist Parsonage, St. John's, on August 16th, by the Rev. G.J. BOND, Mr. Edward BRODRICK of Glasgow, Scotland, to Miss Mary Anne NOFTAL of St. John's.
||30 Aug 1884||Marriage||At St. Thomas's Church, St. John's, on the 26th inst., by the Rev. A.C.F. WOOD, M.A., Rector, Mr. David MELVIN, H.M.S. Tenedos, to Miss M.P. ANDREWS, Port-de-Grave.
||30 Aug 1884||Marriage||At Ireland Bight, Hare Bay, French Shore, on the 12th inst., by the Bishop of Newfoundland, assisted by the Rev. E.J. LLOYD, Mr. Nathaniel DAWE, to Charlotte, daughter of Mr. Levi ANDREWS.
||30 Aug 1884||Marriage||At Lock's Cove, Hare Bay, French Shore, on the 12th inst., by the Bishop of Newfoundland, assisted by the Rev. Theo. R. NURSE and the Rev. F.J. LLOYD, Mr. Aaron ELLIOTT, to Isabella, daughter of Mr. Thomas PITTMAN.
||30 Aug 1884||Death||At St. John's on the 27th inst., after a lingering illness, John D. WITHYCOMBE, in the 70th year of his age.
||30 Aug 1884||Death||Drowned, while boating outside the Narrows at St. John's, on the 25th inst., Mary Jane, second daughter of Mr. William HOLLETT, aged 22 years.
||30 Aug 1884||Death||At Montreal, on the 12th inst., Mr. John CASEY, aged 46 years, a native of Carbonear.
||6 Sept 1884||Marriage||By banns and followed by a celebration of holy communion, at St. Paul's Church, Trinity, by the Rev. Benjamin SMITH, Rural Dean, assisted by the Revds H. JOHNSON and Walter SMITH, the Rev. W.J. LOCKYER, Incumbent, Cow Bay, Cape Breton, to Elizabeth Mary, eldest daughter of Robert WHITE, M.D., of Trinity.
||6 Sept 1884||Death||At Brigus, on Wednesday last, after a long illness, Capt. Nathan NORMAN, aged 76 years.
||6 Sept 1884||Death||At St. John's on the 2nd inst., in the 24th year of her age, Isabella E., beloved wife of Mr. Harry GEAR, and daughter of the Hon. Surveyor General.
||6 Sept 1884||Death||At Lisgar Street, Toronto, on the 17th ult., Earnest Edward COLYER, only son of Mr. Edward W. PIKE, aged 2 1/2 years.
||6 Sept 1884||Death||At Ferryland, on August 31st, David William O'MARA, stipendiary magistrate, aged 38 years. Funeral from St. Patrick's Church at 3 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
||6 Sept 1884||Death||At St. John's, on Thursday last, Wm. P., second son of Catherine and Daniel KING, aged 31 years.
||6 Sept 1884||Death||Drowned at sea, off Port Desire, Patagonia, John George WOODS, second officer of the British steamer Rochester, aged 38 years. Deceased was the son of the late Thos. WOODS, school-master.
||13 Sept 1884||Marriage||On the 9th inst., at St. Mary's Church, St. John's, by the Rev. E. BOTWOOD, Rural Dean, Mr. Joseph E. CHASE of Bath, England, to Miss Elizabeth Hill, second daughter of the late Capt. Washington WINSOR.
||13 Sept 1884||Marriage||On the 7th ult., at St. Patrick's Church, Halifax, John H. CLYNE, to Miss Mary MALLOY, both of St. John's, N.F.
||13 Sept 1884||Death||On Thursday night last, after a short but painful illness, Emma, only and beloved daughter of James H. and Martilda CURTIS, aged 17 years.
||13 Sept 1884||Death||At Trinity, on 3rd inst., after a lingering illness, Ethelande Nora, youngest daughter of George and Sarah TAVENOR, aged 11 months and 11 days.
||13 Sept 1884||Death||At Halifax on the 27th inst., after a lingering illness, Daniel RYAN, in the 55th year of his age, leaving a wife and three children to mourn their loss.
||20 Sept 1884||Marriage||On Thursday evening last, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Right Rev. Dr. MacDONALD, assisted by the Rev. F.D. McCARTHY, C.C. Cathedral, John CASEY, to Maggie E., eldest daughter of Mr. John HOGAN.
||20 Sept 1884||Marriage||On yesterday (Friday) evening, at Spaniard's Bay, by the Rev. T. NURSE, George A. THOMPSON to Leah COURAGE, both of this town.
||20 Sept 1884||Marriage||At Christ Church, Bett's Cove, by his Lordship the Bishop of Newfoundland, assisted by Rev. J.M. NOEL, Mr. George Henry DOWELL, to Eliza Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. Eli TILLEY of Round Harbor.
||20 Sept 1884||Marriage||On Aug. 30th, by the Rev. S. SNOWDEN, Mr. Charles HARDY to Miss Margaret KELLY, both of Fortune.
||20 Sept 1884||Marriage||On the 6th inst., at the R.C. Church, Great Placentia, by the Rev. F. CLANCY, Ernest F.R. ANTHOINE, English Translator at St. Pierre, Miquelon, and eldest son of the Hon. Judge ANTHONIE, to Rosiana, daughter of Mr. Michel HARTIGAN, of Great Placentia.
||20 Sept 1884||Death||At Otterbury, on the 5th inst., of consumption, Ellen Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. John BRENNAN, aged 15 years and 7 months.--R.I.P.
||20 Sept 1884||Death||At Heart's Content, on Sunday, Sept. 14th, after a long and painful illness, in the 45th year of his age, Ezra WEEDON, Esq., Supt. of the Anglo-American Cable Station, of that place.
||20 Sept 1884||Death||On the 1st inst., at Denison, Texas, after a short illness, Michael J. NUGENT, son of the late John V. NUGENT, Esq., formerly High Sheriff of St. John's.
||20 Sept 1884||Death||At St. John's, on the 16th inst., after a short illness, James R. MOORE, a native of Trinity, aged 82 years.
||20 Sept 1884||Death||At Halifax, on Sept. 4, of inflammation, William James, infant son of James and Ellen BARRY. R.I.P.
||27 Sept 1884||News||On Thursday, Sept. 10th, a frightful accident occurred at Little Bay, which resulted in the loss of one valuable life. It appears that Lawrence SPRIGGS, together with his partner, were timbering "bad ground." The ground was not thought particularly dangerous at the time. While he was picking a socket in the rock to admit the timber, the ground came down with a rush, not giving him time to escape. When found, he was covered with about a ton of debris. Medical aid was speedily summoned, and Dr. DUNCAN was soon on the spot, but life was found to be extinct. The head was badly fractured, and the neck broken. The remains were brought to Little Bay for interment. About seven hundred people attended the funeral. The Rev. Mr. KING conducted the services at the church and at the grave, after which Capt. PUTTNER read the beautiful Masonic service.
||27 Sept 1884||Birth||At St. John's, on the 17th inst., the wife of James P. HOWLEY, Esq., F.G.S., of a son.
||27 Sept 1884||Marriage||On Tuesday, the 23rd inst., at the residence of the bride's father, Brigus, by the Rev. John GOODISON, Mr. Alexander McLACHLAN, Chief Engineer of S.S. Wolf, St. John's, to Lucretia, daughter of Mr. Noah ROBERTS.
||27 Sept 1884||Marriage||At St. John's, on the 17th inst., at the residence of Mr. Alexander NISBET, brother-in-law of the bride, by the Rev. L.G. MacNEILL, M.A., Mr. Azariah GARLAND, of Lower Island Cove, to Mrs. J. NISBET, of Ayr, Scotland.
||27 Sept 1884||Marriage||On Sept. 22nd, at Gower Street Parsonage, St. John's, by the Rev. G. BOYD, Mr. J. WEEKS to Miss Christina MAUNDER, eldest daughter of Richard MAUNDER, both of that city.
||27 Sept 1884||Death||At Spaniard's Bay, on yesterday afternoon, Sarah, relict of the late Israel GOSSE, aged 86 years.
||27 Sept 1884||Death||At Heart's Content, on Tuesday last, the 23rd inst., Mr. James BARTLETT, of the Cable Staff, aged 49 years. The deceased was a native of London.
||27 Sept 1884||Death||At Brigus, on Tuesday, the 16th inst., universally regretted for his many qualities, Mr. George Sparke GREEN, aged 24 years, son of Mr. W.A. GREEN. "He being dead yet speaketh."
||27 Sept 1884||Death||At East Rockaway, New York, on the 22nd inst., of pneumonia, Helen, infant daughter of James and Minnie BROWNING.
||27 Sept 1884||Death||At Trinity, on the 8th inst., Mr. Thomas LUCAS, aged 70 years.
||27 Sept 1884||Death||At Halifax, on the 15th inst., Mary Callahan, beloved wife of Michael REDMOND, Sheet Harbor, a native of Bay of Islands, Nfld., aged 26 years.
||27 Sept 1884||Death||At the P. and C. Hospital, Halifax, on Sept. 11th, Catherine POWER, a native of Newfoundland, of acute tuberculosis.
||4 Oct 1884||Death||On Tuesday last, after a short illness, Matilda, beloved wife of James H. CURTIS, aged 44 years.
||4 Oct 1884||Death||Suddenly, on yesterday (Friday), Mr. Tobias BRENNAN, aged 64 years, over 40 of which he was a respected resident of this town. The deceased was a native of County Tipperary, Ireland. Funeral will take place on tomorrow (Sunday) at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this as the only intimation.
||4 Oct 1884||Death||At Upper Island Cove, on the 30th September, after a long illness, Mr. John DROVER, aged 35 years.
||4 Oct 1884||Death||Belle Isle, Sept. 29, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian resignation, Mr. John PITTS, aged 57 years.
||4 Oct 1884||In Memory Of||"Ellen Mary BRENNAN, aged 15 years and 7 months. Come, stricken weeper! / Come to the bed, / Gaze on the sleeper, / Our dear one is dead! / Smooth out the soft hair / Close the bright eyes; / No wonder such beauty / Was claimed in the skies; / Cross the hands gently / O’er the white breast, / So like a wild spirit / Strayed from the blest; / Bear her out softly, / This dear one of ours, / Let her grave slumbers / Be mid the sweet flowers."
||4 Oct 1884||Birth||At Belleville, Ontario, on the 9th ult., the wife of Mr. James R. HOWE, of a daughter.
||4 Oct 1884||Marriage||At St. John's Church, Greenock, on Wednesday, the 10th ult., by the Rev. J. TREW, B.A., assisted by the Rev. Beilby P. OAKES, Reginald OAKES, Captain Royal Artillery, son of the late Rev. Orbell P. OAKES, of Hawkedon, Suffolk, to Mary LIVINGSTONE, youngest surviving daughter of the late John STUART, of St. John's, Newfoundland.
||4 Oct 1884||Marriage||At St. John's, on the 30th ult., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Archdeacon FORRISTAL, assisted by the Revd's. J. SCOTT and M.F. HOWLEY, D.D., Mr. J.M. LYNCH, President of the T.A. and Benefit Society, to Bridget Ann, youngest daughter of James POWER, Esq.