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Conception Bay North Region
Harbor Grace Standard & Conception Bay Advertiser
1885The 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.
|3 Jan 1885||Announcement||In another column appears the pleasing announcement that the well-known and long-established firm of Messrs. JILLARD Bros. have taken into partnership their nephew, Mr. T.S. GILLARD (who has just returned from an eleven years' sojourn to the United States). Mr. GILLARD will be favorably remembered by many of the business people not only of this town but of other places in the Island: he having been engaged in the above concern for several years previous to 1872. In 1873, he left for the States, and was for the past decade engaged in commercial pursuits in the Great Republic. We feel assured that the wide experience gained by Mr. G. during the above period well qualifies him for the position he now assumes. Need we say that we wish the firm of Messrs. JILLARD Brothers & Co. every success under its new name and management?
||3 Jan 1885||Progress||The March of Progess in "the Oldest Colony" if slow--lamentably slow--is nevertheless sure. A short time ago a new Graving Dock--one of the largest in the world--was formerly opened at St. John's; and during the past week daily mail communication by train was established between the Capital and the most important points in Conception Bay. Speaking of this subject the Mercury remarks: After today (Wednesday) mails will be despatched to Holyrood, Harbor Main, Brigus, Bay Roberts, Spaniard's Bay, Harbor Grace and Carbonear each morning, and will be received each evening. Arrangements for other points along the line of railway will be announced with the regular Winter arrangement. COUGLAN, who has carried the mails to and from Portugal Cove for a period of thirty-nine years, was entitled to a three month's notice of the termination of his contract, but as the arrangement now announced could not be completed until yesterday, it was impossible to give that notice in time. He has, however, consented, in lieu of the notice, to accept a contract to take the mails to and from Portugal Cove twice a week, and between Salmon Cove and Brigus daily, and his two sons have been appointed for four months to take charge of the mails upon the trains. Mr. COUGLAN's faithful and efficient services for so long a period entitle him to the most generous consideration, and we trust that in dealing with him the Government will be exceedingly liberal. Bay Roberts and Spaniard's Bay mails will be delivered to a carrier at the junction of the New Harbor road with the line of railway. Carbonear mails will be carried to and from Harbor Grace by coach.
||3 Jan 1885||Birth||On the 23rd ult., Mrs. James CRON of a son.
||3 Jan 1885||Birth||At Montreal, on the 22nd ult., the wife of W.M. HUTCHINGS, of a son.
||3 Jan 1885||Marriage||On New Year's Day, at the Wesleyan Church, Brigus, by the Rev. John GOODISON, James RORKE, Esq. (son of the Hon. John RORKE, merchant, Carbonear), to Mary W., daughter of John WILCOX, Esq., J.P., Stipendiary Magistrate.
||3 Jan 1885||Marriage||At St. John's, on Xmas night, by the Rev. L.G. McNEIL, M.A., Allan STARK, of Coatbridge, Scotland, to Isabel Morison, daughter of the late John WHITE, Esq., of Berwick on Tweed.
||3 Jan 1885||Marriage||On the 23rd ult., at the Methodist Parsonage, St. John's, by the Rev. Geo. BOYD, Mr. Thomas EDGECOMB, to Miss Mary WALSH of Western Bay.
||3 Jan 1885||Marriage||At the residence of T.W. PHILIPS, Esq., Point Lemington, S.W. Arm, New Bay, on Nov. 30, by the Rev. G. CRANE, Mr. Alfred DAWSON, of Toronto, Canada, to Miss Fanny ELMS of Bay Roberts.
||3 Jan 1885||Marriage||On the 31st Dec., at St. Mary's Church, St. John's, by the Rev. E. BOTWOOD, Rector, Mr. Robert MAYO, of St. John's, to Jane, daughter of the late Mr. John STEVENSON, of Harbor Grace.
||3 Jan 1885||Death||On Wednesday, Dec. 10th, Annie Alice, the beloved wife of Charles NEWBOULD, of Dacre Hall, Leeds, England, and sister of Rev. T.W. ATKINSON, Harbor Grace, aged 32 years.
||3 Jan 1885||Death||At Catalina, Nov. 23rd, aged 18 years, Solomon, youngest son of the late Solomon COURAGE of Catalina.
||3 Jan 1885||Death||At Greenspond, on Nov. 16th, Donald Beaumont Curran, infant son of Jane and George SKEFFINGTON, aged 3 weeks and 3 days.
||3 Jan 1885||Death||On Nov. 29th, at the Tontes Union, England, Mr. John GRIFFIN, formerly of Kingswear, and for many years engaged in the Newfoundland fishery, aged 89 years.
||3 Jan 1885||Death||At Halifax, on the 14th ult., Catherine DOOLEN, widow of the late Patrick DOOLEN, aged 39 years.
||3 Jan 1885||Death||At St. John's on the 20th ult., Mary, wife of Richard FUNNELL, aged 70 years.
||3 Jan 1885||Death||At St. John's on the 1st inst., Ellen M., daughter of James MOORE, Esq., of Bay-de-Verde, and beloved wife of J.T. COLLINS, aged 23 years.
||10 Jan 1885||Death||On Saturday, 3rd inst., Sarah, relict of the late John WEBBER, aged 85 years.
||17 Jan 1885||Birth||On the 12th inst., the wife of Mr. Allan PARSONS, of a daughter.
||17 Jan 1885||Marriage||At Gower Street Methodist Church, St. John's, on the 8th inst., by the Rev. G.J. BOND, Mr. William W. WATSON, of Torquay, Devon, England, to Nina, second daughter of William CAMPBELL, Esq., of St. John's.
||17 Jan 1885||Marriage||At Belleisle, on the 7th inst., by the Rev. C. McCULLOW, Mr. James BOWDRING to Miss Mary POWER, both of the same place.
||17 Jan 1885||Marriage||At the same place, by the same, Mr. Edward KENT to Miss Ellen Whelan, of Spaniard's Bay.
||17 Jan 1885||Marriage||On the 13th inst., at the R.C. Cathedral, St. John's, by the Rev. Archdeacon FORRISTAL, Mr. Alex COONAN, of Scotland, to Miss Mary ROCHEFORD, of St. John's.
||17 Jan 1885||Marriage||At Harbor Buffett, on the 31st ult., by the Rev. J. KINGWILL, Capt. Henry BURTON, son of Mr. Edward BURTON of Harbor Buffett, to Miss Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. James CHAMBERS of Burgeo.
||17 Jan 1885||Death||On the 18th of December, at his native place, Belmont Cottage, Creiff, Perthshire, Scotland, in the 73rd year of his age, Alexander MURRAY, C.M.G., F.G.S., Director of the Geological Survey of Newfoundland. Deceased was much respected in this colony where he spent the last 20 years of his life.
||17 Jan 1885||Death||At Salmon Cove, North Shore, on the 22nd Dec., 1884, Maria Ann, the beloved wife of George WHITE and youngest daughter of the late William SPENCER, aged 32 years, leaving a husband a 3 children to mourn their loss.
||24 Jan 1885||Marriage||At Christ Church, on Wednesday last, 21st inst., by the Rev. N. LeMOINE, William T. HAWKINS of this town, to Louisa COLBORNE of Carbonear.
||24 Jan 1885||Marriage||On Wednesday last, 21st inst., at the residence of the bride, LeMarchant Street, by the Most Rev. Dr. MacDONALD, assisted by the Rev. D.F. McCARTHY, William CODY (cabinet-maker), youngest son of the late William CODY, Esq. (merchant), to Alice M. youngest daughter of the late Edward KEEFE.
||24 Jan 1885||Marriage||At Bonavista, on January 1st by the Rev. A.E.C. BAILY, Mr. George SOPER, to Miss Sarah HICKS, both of the same place.
||24 Jan 1885||Marriage||At St. Paul's Church, Trinity, on January 1st, by the Rev. H. JOHNSON, Mr. Geo. OAKLEY, to Miss Susan SPURRELL, both of Trinity.
||24 Jan 1885||Death||At Bear's Cove, on the 17th inst., after a long and painful illness, John PARSONS, aged 76 years.
||24 Jan 1885||Death||On the 16th inst., Mr. Martin COSTELLO, a native of Harbor Main, aged 80 years.
||24 Jan 1885||Death||On the 22nd inst., James, second son of the late Michael and Mary WALSH of Brigus, aged 31 years.
||24 Jan 1885||Death||At Old Perlican, on the 6th inst., Mr. Jacob BARRETT, in the 43rd year of his age; and on the 7th inst., Ann, wife of Mr. Stephen DEANE, aged 62 years.
||24 Jan 1885||Death||On the 20th inst., at Anglesea Lodge, Langside, Glasgow, George [illegible] BAIRD.
||24 Jan 1885||Death||At Carbonear, on Monday morning, after a short illness, Mr. William WATTS, aged 46 years, leaving a wife and 8 children to mourn their sad loss.
||31 Jan 1885||Birth||At Brigus, on the 27th inst., the wife of Mr. N. RABBITTS, of a son.
||31 Jan 1885||Marriage||At Southside, Harbor Grace, on the 22nd inst., by the Rev. J.S. SAUNDERSON, Mr. Simeon NOEL, to Eliza Ann, third daughter of Mr. James R. EWING, of St. John's.
||31 Jan 1885||Marriage||At the Cathedral, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. D.F. McCARTHY, Mr. John GLAVINE, to Miss Mary KEOUGH, both of this place.
||31 Jan 1885||Marriage||At the same place, by the same, on the 21st inst., Mr. James CARROLL, of Spaniard's Bay, to Miss Mary BUTLER, of Mosquito.
||31 Jan 1885||Marriage||At St. Mary's Church, St. John's, on the 26th inst., by the Rev. Edward BOTWOOD, Rector, Mr. Wm. Robert SEARLE, to Susanna, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Wm. POWER, all of St. John's.
||31 Jan 1885||Marriage||On the 17th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. L. VEREKER, Mr. Michael O'BRIEN, of Cape Broyle, to Ellen F. second daughter of Mr. Nicholas POWER, Brigus, South.
||31 Jan 1885||Marriage||At St. Paul's Church, Trinity, on January 13th, by the Rev. H. JOHNSON, Mr. Aubrey CROCKER, to Jane, daughter of the late Mr. Henry BURNELL.
||31 Jan 1885||Death||On the 15th inst., after a short illness, Ellen, the beloved wife of Mr. John CONNELL, cooper, aged 36 years; deceased leaves six small children to mourn their irreparable loss.
||31 Jan 1885||Death||At Spaniard's Bay, on the 19th inst., after a protracted illness, Miss Catherine CALLAHAN, aged 65 years.
||31 Jan 1885||Death||Suddenly at Trepassy, on the 26th inst., Ellen, the beloved wife of the late Peter CURTIS, aged 62 years.--R.I.P.
||31 Jan 1885||Death||At Boston, on the 10th inst., May, aged 8 years, and on the 11th, Thomas, aged 9 1/2 years, children of Michael and Ellie SKINNER.
||7 Feb 1885||Birth||At Sunny Brae, Heart's Content, on the 31st Jan., Mrs. S.S. BAILY of a daughter.
||7 Feb 1885||Birth||At Spaniard's Bay, on Wednesday, 4th inst., the wife of J.F. Sheppard, of a son.
||7 Feb 1885||Marriage||On 20th ult., at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, St. John's, by the Rev. Archdeacon FORRISTAL, Mr. Arthur RICE, of St. John's, to Miss Lizzie QUIRK, of Mobile.
||7 Feb 1885||Marriage||At St. John's, on the 27th ult., by the Rev. John RYAN, Mr. Thomas COOK of Boston, Mass., to Miss Annie Mary McLAUGHLAN, of St. John's.
||7 Feb 1885||Marriage||On the 15th ult., at the Parish Church, Edgbaston, by the Rev. J. BLIZZARD, M.A., Vicar of St. Augustine, Edgbaston, Thomas Wilfred, second son of Samuel H. HAUGHTON, Esq., of Cincinnati, U.S., to Catherine Isabel (Kate), youngest daughter of Lieut.-Col. GILMOUR, late Royal Newfoundland Companies, of Newburgh House, Edgbaston, Birmingham, and niece of Sir F.B.T. CARTER, Chief Justice.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||On the 24th January, John D. PUMPHREY, infant son of Isaac and Alice PUMPHREY, aged 7 months.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||On the 21st ult., Mrs. Mary HAMILTON, aged 84 years.--R.I.P.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||On the 4th inst., Alice HAMPTON, aged 16 years.--R.I.P.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||On Tuesday, the 20th ult., James, the son of Mr. William FRENCH, aged 2 1/2 years.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||On Saturday, 31st ult., William, son of (the late) William and Elizabeth FRENCH, aged 4 years.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||At Mosquito, on 23rd ult., Mr. David LAHERTY, a native of County Tipperary, Ireland, aged 74 years.--R.I.P.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||At the same place, on the 3rd inst., Mr. John MALONE, a native of County Kerry, Ireland, aged 74 years.--R.I.P.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||At the same place, on the 27th ult., Mr. Jeremiah LYONS, a native of County Kilkenny, Ireland, aged 86 years.--R.I.P.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||At St. John's, on 3rd inst., James, beloved son of the late Charles KELLY, of Greenspond, aged 31 years.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||At Burgess Terrace, Edinburgh, on the 31st Dec,. of diphtheria, John William (Jackie), second and beloved son of the Rev. John M. ALLAN, aged 4 years and 4 months.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||At his residence, Fourth-street, South Boston, on the 23rd December, Mr. Andrew McCOUBREY, of the Boston Traveller newspaper, aged 65 years. Deceased was a native of St. John's, Nfld.; fourth son of the late Andrew McCOUBREY, of the city of Waterford, Ireland, and brother of the late John Williams McCOUBREY, founder of the Newfoundland Times.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||On the 30th December, at the residence of his brother, Falkland-park, Ayr, Scotland, Captain Robert MORRISON, aged 45 years. Deceased was a native of Saltcoates, and had been for many years engaged as master-mariner from St. John's and a member of Avalon Lodge, No. 776, R.E.
||7 Feb 1885||Death||At Port Chester, West Chester Co., N.Y., on Nov 2nd, Mr. William B. MAHON, a native of St. John's, Nfld., aged 72 years.
||14 Feb 1885||Birth||At St. John's on the 4th inst., the wife of G.P. HUTCHINGS, of a daughter.
||14 Feb 1885||Birth||At Tasker Terrace, St. John's, on the 4th inst., the wife of George J. STEER, of a daughter.
||14 Feb 1885||Marriage||On the 11th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, St. John's, by the Rev. L.G. MacNEIL, Mr. John SKINNER, of St. John's, to Miss Janet, eldest daughter of Mr. GLENDINNING, of Brookfield.
||14 Feb 1885||Marriage||By the same, at the same time and place, Mr. Archiblad J. KNIGHT, of St. John's, to Miss Sarah, second daughter of Mr. Simon GLENDINNING, of Brookfield.
||14 Feb 1885||Marriage||At Topsail, Feb. 7th, by the Rev. Edward COLBEY, George St. Clare THOMAS of Digby, N.S., to Alice, youngest daughter of Samuel CHURCHILL, of Topsail.
||14 Feb 1885||Marriage||On Dec. 17th, at Lolly Cove, Fortune Bay, by the Rev. J. SQUIRES, O.M., Mr. George DRAKE of Lolly Cove, to Miss Isabella SHEPPARD, daughter of Mr. William SHEPPARD of the same place.
||14 Feb 1885||Marriage||On Dec. 31st., at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D., Mr. Frederick OAKLEY, to Fanny, youngest daughter of Mr. Charles NEWMAN, of Twillingate.
||14 Feb 1885||Marriage||On New Year's Day, at the same place, by the same, Mr. Eli VATCHER, Jr., to Susannah, youngest daughter of Mr. Samuel ANSTEY of Paradise, Twillingate.
||14 Feb 1885||Death||At St. John's, on the 5th inst., Jeannie, wife of G.F. HUTCHINGS, and daughter of Mr. Charles SMITH, late of Dundee, Scotland, aged 27 years.
||14 Feb 1885||Death||At St. John's, on the 12th inst., Mr. John J. DEARIN, Jr., son of Dr. J.J. DEARIN.
||21 Feb 1885||Birth||On Tuesday last, the 17th inst., the wife of Mr. Alexander RANKIN, of a son.
||21 Feb 1885||Birth||At Trinity, on the 26th ult., the wife of Walter C. HART, of a daughter.
||21 Feb 1885||Birth||At Victoria, British Columbia, on Dec. 27, 1884, the wife of Wm. WHITEWAY, formerly of St. John's, N.F., of a daughter.
||21 Feb 1885||Marriage||On the 14th inst., at St. Thomas's Church, St. John's, by the Rev. A.C. WOOD, Rector, Frederick W. RENNIE, Esq., to Jessie, youngest daughter of the late Archibald EMERSON, Esq., Barrister-at-Law.
||21 Feb 1885||Marriage||On the 4th inst., at St. Mary's Church, Heart's Content, by the Rev. C.E. Smith, Mr. James FERNHAM, of the Anglo-American Telegraph Staff, to Rose, youngest daughter of the late Mr. J. HOPKINS.
||21 Feb 1885||Marriage||At the Roman Catholic Church, St. John's, by the Rev. Dean FORRISTAL, Mr. James PARREL, of St. John's, to Miss Catherine QUIGLEY, of Study Water, Topsail Road.
||21 Feb 1885||Marriage||On Saturday, Nov. 15th, in the Methodist Church, Englee, by the Rev. H. HOOPER, Mr. Artemas HOPKINS to Miss Isabella HANCOCK, both of Englee.
||21 Feb 1885||Death||At Saturday evening last, 14th inst., after a short illness, Mr. James B. DRYSDALE, second son of the late Capt. Andrew DRYSDALE, aged 59 years.--R.I.P.
||21 Feb 1885||Death||On Wednesday evening last, Mollie, youngest child of (the late) William H. and Elizabeth PIKE, aged 5 years. [verse]
||21 Feb 1885||Death||On Saturday last, after a short illness, John, only son of Patrick J. and Margaret FARRELLS, aged 7 months.