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Conception Bay North Region
Harbor Grace Standard & Conception Bay Advertiser
1887The 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 CAROL WLASH and formatted by BONNIE HICKEY February 2002. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
|Jan. 1, 1887||Marriage||At the residence of the bride's father, Carbonear, on the 16th Dec. by the Rev. William Kendell, William PENNY, to Julia, daughter of Mr. James GUY, all of Carbonear.
||Marriage||On the 15th inst. At St. Mary's Church, St. John's, by the Rev. Mr. Davis, Mr. James CADWELL to Miss J. MILLER, both of that city.
||Marriage||At St. Giles Church, Garnish, F.B. on the 10th inst., by the Rev. A.S.H. Winsor, George, only son of Mr. William REEVES, to Margaret, only daughter of Mr. James GRANDY, both of Garnish
||Marriage||At Belloram, F.B. by the Rev. W.A. Haynes. Jessie E., second daughter of the late John W. JANES, of Brigus, C.B. to Mr. W. BURTON, of St. Pierre, Miquelon.
||Marriage||At Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 6 inst. by the Rev. Dr. Morton, Mr. M. MACQUEEN, of Edinburgh, Scotland, to Emma Rachael, oldest daughter of Mr. J.P. MARTIN of St. John's.
||Marriage||At Chicago on the 25th ult., by the Rev. C. Perrin, D.D., Dr. George M. WHITT of that city to Miss Lillie BATSTONE, of Quidi Vidi, Nfld.
||Death ||At Greens Harbor, Trinity Bay, 22nd Dec. Emma, beloved wife of Mr. Stephen BENNETT, aged 26 years. Beloved and honoured, fare thee well! Go in thy last long home to dwell; Our sweet companionship is o'er Our Pilgrim friend returns no more!
||Death ||On the 28th inst at Bonavista, David Chesley, son of Dr. R.E. FORBES.
||Death ||On the 24th Dec. at Fort Townshend, very suddenly, Katherine Alice Grace, oldest surviving, and dearly beloved child of Morris and Alice Grace FAWCETT, aged 15 years and 6 months.
||Death ||At Nelson, New England, Nov. 5th, Fanny Jane Maria, wife of John R. MABIN, Esq., and eldest daughter of the Late Edward Earl BROWN, Esq. Of Harbour Grace.
||Jan. 8, 1887||News||On Thursday last a special train arrived her from St. John's, bringing quite a number of visitors to the second city - amongst them. Sir W.V. WHITEWAY, K.C.M.G., A.M. MACKAY, Esq., Superintendent of the Anglo American Telegraph co., R.J. KEN, Esq. Q.C., E. ROTHWELL, and E.H. SAVILLE, Esquires, as well as Revds. Messrs. PILOT AND CURRIE.
||News||A very melancholy accident is reported by the Colonist. A little boy named John Henry BELL, three and one half years old, son of Mr. William BELL, was drowned in a stream near his father's residence, near Neagle's hill, St. John's on Sunday afternoon. The boy was playing with an elder brother at the time the accident occurred. Whether he slipped from the bank or fell through the thin coating of ice on the steam is not know. The elder brother gave the alarm which brought the members of the family from the hosue. When the body of the child was recovered, life was extinct.
||News||CARLTON SKATING RRINK was opened for the first time this season on Thursday night last. The ice was not in so good a condition as could be desired owing to the changeableness of the weather. A large number of skaters were present. Mr. CRAMM's brass band discoursed some excellent music. the ice is in splendid condition for skating and the Rink will be opened at 7 o'clock this evening.
||News||BOOM FOR PLACENTIA - It is reported (says the Colonist) that Mr. Jonas BARTER received a despatch, lately, stating that his lead and silver mine, at Placentia, had realized, in the London Market, the sum of $50,000. Mr. BARTER has been speculating in mining matters for a number of years, and we trust, for his sake, and those interested with him that the report is well-founded. the mine will, if the report is correct, be operated next sping and will afford employment to a large number of people.
||News||"This Newfoundland of Ours" is the name of an original paper appearing in another column. It was composed by J. Alexander ROBINSON, the talented Principal of the Carbonear Grammar School, and was read by him at the Annual Examination of that seminary. The paper will be perused with interest, with pleasure, and let us hope with profit by our numerous readers. Mr. ROBINSON has our thanks in acceding to our request and furnishing us with the production for publication in the STANDARD.
||News||The sweet Boston Herald thinks that a good way to settle the fishery dispute would be to annex to this powerful and prosperous republic the maritime provinces of Canada. Humbug! We've got more than we know what to do with. Milford Journal.
||Births||On Wednesday morning last, the wife of Mr. Frederick MARTIN of a son.
||Births||At Spaniard's Bay on Sunday last, the wife of Mr. Jacob GOSSE, of a son.
||Marriage||On New Year's Day, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. W.J. Thompson, assisted by the Rev. T.W. Atkinson, Mr. H.J. WATTS; to Miss Fannie, eldest daughter of Mr. John STRATHIE.
||Marriage||At the Cathedral on Thusday afternoon last, by the Rev. J. Roe, C., Mr. Patrick DEVINE, teacher R.C. Academy, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas HANRAHAN.
||Marriage||On the 30 ult., at Bay St. George, by the Very Rev. M.F. Howley, Annie, daughter of the late Thomas PENDERGAST, of St. John's to Antonio NARDINA, Esq. Merchant, Bay St. George.
||Marriage||At Toronto, Ont. November 22, at the residence of Mr. E. Hollett, No. 3788 Lippincott Street, by the Rev. John Milner, Mr. William PEET, to Miss Eliza M. TILLY, both of St. John's, Nfld.
||Death ||On Monday night last, John BEACH, aged 67 years. The deceased was a native of Poole, England.
||Death ||At Riverhead, on the 5th inst. Margret, wife of Mr. James NORCOTT, aged 67 years.
||Death ||At St. John's on New Year's Day, Isabel Mary, infant daughter of Thomas and Mary ROSSITER, aged three weeks.
||Death ||Drowned on Sunday last; at Nagle's hill, St. John's, John Henry, youngest son of William and Bessie BELL, aged 8 years and 9 months.
||Death ||At St. John's on New Year's Day, after a lingering illness; Alice Mary, aged 9 years, third and last surviving daughter of Edward and Bridget MARTIN.
||Death ||At St. John's on Monday morning, Mary Hannah, beloved child of William and Susanna GRAY, aged two years and seven months.
||Death ||At St. John's on Monday morning, after a tediouuus illness, borne with Christ in resignation to the Divine Will, John L. SULLIVAN, age 21 years.
||Passengers||Per S.S. Nova Scotian from Halifax - Miss NARRAWAY, Mr. SHARPNER, Miss FITCH, Mr. J.E. HAMILTON, Captain CHAPMAN, 7 in steerage. For Liverpool - Rev. E. DAVIS, 1 in steerage.
||Jan. 15, 1887||Births||On Sunday, the 9th inst. The wife of Capt. John THOMEY of a daughter.
||Births||At Carbonear on the 31st Dec., the wife of Constable W. BAILEY, of a son.
||Marriage||On the 5th inst. At St. Matthew's Church, Bay Roberts, by the Rev. W.G. Shears, Mr. Issac PARSONS, to Charlotte, second daughter of Capt. Eli MERCER, all of that place.
||Marriage||At Heart's Content, on Tuesday last, by the Rev. Geo Crane, Mr. Geo Ambrose COOK, eldest son of the late Wm. COOK of St. John's, to Miss Martha Ann PILES, eldest daughter of the late William PILES of Hearts Content.
||Marriage||At Halifax, N.S. on November 22nd, by the Reverend F. Partridge, Capt. David MORRISSEY of Pubnico, N.S. to Clara, eldest daughter of Jas E. CROUCHER, Esq. Wreck Commissioner, &c. Great Placentia, Nfld.
||Marriage||On the 13th inst., at Duluth, Minnesota, by the Rev. Fr. Ring, Charles A. OLSEN, to Emma Jane LEWIS of St. John's, Nfld.
||Marriage||On the 30th Dec at St. Matthew's Church, Great St. Lawrence, by the Rev. A.S.H. Winsor, Mr. Isaac HANN, to Selina Annie, third daughter of Mr. Emmanuel PIKE of Harbor Buffett.
||Marriage||At Burin, on the 5th inst., by the Rev. Jas. Nurse, Adelaide, second daughter of Daniel BISHOP, Esq., to William, son of Thomas KEACH, Esq., Spoon Cove, Burin.
||Marriage||On Sunday, December 12th, at the Wesleyan Methodist church, Burgeo, by the Rev. W.H. Adams, Mr. Alfred DAVIDGE, to Phoebe, daughter of Mr. John CAINS, both of Burgeo.
||Marriage||At the North Side Methodist Church, Twillingate, on the 5 inst., by the Rev. G. Bullen, assisted by the Rev. J.W. Vickers, Mr. J.N. PERCY, to Emma Louisa, daughter of the late Capt. Henry ANDERSON, of St. John's.
||Death ||On Wednesday morning last, after a long illness, George, son of Mr. George BENNETT, aged 9 years.
||Death ||At Carbonear, on Wednesday evening last, after a long illness, Mark FORWARD, aged 71 years.
||Death ||At the Rectory, Cowarsville, P.Q., on Jan. 3rd, 1887, Melbourne Rorke, only son of the Rev. George and Jessie FORSEY, and grandson of the Hon. John RORKE of Carbonear, aged 11 1/2 years. "His youth was lovely, like the flower Of fairest bloom, which soonest dies The gardener came at early hour And took him to the upper skies".
||Death ||Of diphtheria, on the 24th Dec., Harry Joseph, aged 4 years, and on the 29th Stewart, aged 6 years, children of William S. and Bridget Francis HUNTER.
||Death ||On the 22nd inst, at Bluff Head Cove, Barbara, daughter of Archibald and Harriet ROBERTS, aged 3 years.
||Death ||At Halifax, N.S. on Dec. 27th, William PHELAN, a native of St. John's, Nfld. Leaving a wife and family to mourn their sad loss. R.I.P.
||Jan. 22, 1887||Death ||OBIT - Last week it was our melancholy duty to record the decease of an old and much respected inhabitant of Carbonear, the late Capt. Mark FORWARD. This week it is our equally sad task to chronicle the death of another of that fine class of men, the old, genuine Newfoundland Planters, whose ranks are being rapidly thinned by the lapse of each succeeding year. Mr. FLEMING, like Mr. FORWARD, died as he lived - a man greatly beloved, respected and looked up to. The family and friends of both these old citizens have our deepest sympathy. They have left behind them a record of which no one need be ashamed. Another old citizen who has passed over to the great majority is the late Mr. J.C. TOUSSAINT, who resided for many years in this town. He died at St. John's on Wednesday last. Mr. TOUSSAINT was a native of France, was born about twelve miles outside of Paris, and would, if he had lived, attain his eightieth year in March next. He came to Newfoundland in 1832, and married about two years later. He celebrated the golden jubilee of his wedding 2 years ago, and was in enjoyment of prime health at the time of his death. Many older residents of St. John's, now living in other lands, will (as our contemporary the Colonist says) recall with kindly regret the cheery smile and hearty manner of the deceased gentlemen.
||Births||On Wednesday last, 18th inst., the wife of Mr. Wm. DAVIS, of a son.
||Marriage||On the 11th inst., at the Parochial Residence, Brigus by the Very Rev. E.F. Walsh, P.P., Thomas FARDY, Esq. Architect, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. David BYRNE, planter of Cupids, Conception Bay.
||Marriage||At St. John's, on Wednesday morning at Hillsview cottage, the residence of Sheriff Chancey, uncle of the bride, by the Rev. George Boyd, W.M., Miss Mary Ann, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John SOPER of Carbonear to Mr. Mark Segar, only son of Edward S. PIKE, Esq. also of Carbonear.
||Death ||On Friday morning last at 6 o'clock, James FLEMING, a native of Youghal, Ireland, age 74 years, 52 of which he spent in this country. His funeral will take place from his late residence on Victoria Street, on tomorrow (Sunday) at 2:30 o'clcock p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice. R.I.P.
||Death ||At Mosquito, on Sunday, the 9th inst., after a short illness, Augustus TAYLOR, aged 51 years.
||Death ||At Bay Roberts, on the 17th inst., aged 77 years, Mrs. Elizabeth Badcock, relict of the late Matthew Babcock.
||Death ||At Upper Island Cove, on Monday, 17th inst., after a short ilness borne with true resignation to the Divine Will, James HUSSEY, in the 62nd year of his age. His end was peace. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn their sad loss.
||Death ||At St. John's on the 18th inst., after a short illness, J.C. TOUSSAINT, Esq., at the advanced age of 79 years, 54 of which he spent in this country.
||Death ||At St. John's, on the 18 inst., David Baird, aged 6 weeks, infant son of D.H. and Annie B. SCLATER.
||Death ||Suddenly, at 11 Argyle Street, Rothesay on the 14th Dec, Catherine Wilson, wife of Adam HUNTER, 201 Pailsey Road, Glasgow, Scotland.
||Death ||At Bonaventure, Trinity Bay on the 1st inst., after a short illness, Honor, the beloved wife of Richard BAILY, aged 62 years.
||Death ||At Small Poiont, Conception Bay, on Wednesday morning, after a short illness, Johannah LEURY??, aged 82 years.
||Death ||At Brigus, on the 5th inst., Eliza, wife of the late Levi BARRETT, aged 54 years.
||Death ||On the 18th December, at Walthamstow, Essex, England, Lavina, eldest daughter of the late Robert PACK, Esq., merchant, Carbonear, and widow of the late Robert AYLES, Esq., aged 76 years.
||Death ||At Harbor Main, on the 10th inst., the wife of Mr. Stephen DOYLE, aged 33 years.
||Death ||At the same place, on the 10th inst., the wife of Mr. W.V. HOLDEN, aged 21 years. R.I.P.
||Passengers||Per S.S. Carthagenian from Liverpool - Mrs. BOND, Sir A. SHEA, Rev. Mr. GRAHAM, Messrs. E. MEARUS, and G. WILLIAMS. For Halifax, Miss MATTHEWS, Mrs. William PARKER, Rev. J. THOMPSON, Capt. BLANDFORD, F.W. FINLAY, W. TOBIN, Dr. MCLEOD, Joseph STRONG, George E. BEARUS, Julia HARRIS, C.W. SHAFFNER, C.H. AITKEN, two intermediate and twelve in steerage.
||Passengers||Per S.S. Plover for the Northward. Trinity - Miss EWEN, Mr. P.C. SNOW, Greenspond - Mr. JORDAN. Twillingate - Rev. F.D. MCCARTHY, Mr. BENSON, Mr. TOBIN, and 9 in steerage.
||Passengers||Pers S.S. Caspian from Halifax - Lady SHEA, Mrs. P.J. SCOTT, Mrs. P.J. DWYER, Miss J. OUTERBRIDGE, Messrs. P.J. SCOTT,D. MUNN, W.G. BRADSHAW, J. OUTERBRIDGE, J. FITZGERALD. For Liverpool - Mrs. PINSENT and daughter, Misses KNOWLING, SAWYER, Mrs. SCOTT, W. BECK, R. GOODRIDGE, W.C. JOB, W. DICKINSON, R. WRIGHT, G. KNOWLING, S.O. S TEELE, I. BLAIR, A. ROBERTSON, H. MCNEIL, F.W. AYRE, T. JONES, MCINTOSH, J. PATERSON; 8 intermediate; 10 in steerage.
||Jan. 29, 1887||Marriage||Hymeneal - In another column appears the announcement of the marriage which took place on Wednesday last at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist between the Rev. A. HEYGATE and Miss MCNAB, niece of W.F. RENNIE, Esq. At 11 o'clock the sacred edifice was crowded to its utmost capacity by representatives of both sexes. There was a full choir present and the organ was under the control of J.W. WITHERS, Esq. Precisely at 11 o'clock the bride, leaning on the arm of W.F. RENNIE, Esq., who acted as father-giver, entered the church followed by Miss CHAMBERLAIN, Miss Edith WARREN, and two little girls - the Misses ROTHWELL. The bride looked very pretty in a perfectly fitting dress of plain white silk, with a court train. Resting lightly on her head was a wreath of orange blossoms from which draped a long veil of Brussels net. In her hand she carried a bouquet of flowers composed of lilies and white geraniums. Miss CHAMBERLAIN , who acted as chief bridesmaid, was arrayed in a dress of the same material as the bride's trimmed with swan-down. She wore a becoming little bonnet and held a bouquet of brightly coloured flowers. The other brides' maids appeared in cream, trimmed with cardinal and, instead of bonnets, wore neat little caps of the "Tam O'Shanter" style. They all looked exceedingly charming. The groom was supported by his brother, the Rev. Reginald HEYGATE. Messrs. CHAPMAN, STICK, STIRLING, COLLIER, PEEL AND MILLER acted as ushers. The party then drove to the residence of Mr. W.F. RENNIE, where a wedding repast was prepared. The following afternoon the happy couple left for Topsail where they will enjoy the Honeymoon in the seclusion of the "Heritage".
||Births||At Carbonear, on 23rd inst., the wife of James Rorke, Esq. Of a daughter.
||Births||At Fogo, on the 16th inst., the wife of Mr. Clarence Fitzgerald of a daughter.
||Marriage||On the 25th inst., at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Baptist, St. John's, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Newfoundland, the Rev. Ambrose HEYGATE to Jean Wishart MACNAB.
||Marriage||On the 26th inst., at the R.C. Cathedral, St. John's, by the Ver Revd. Archdeacon Foristal, Mr. V.R. ANDREOLI of the Province of Lucca, Italy, to Anastasia, daughter of the late Felix MCCARTHY, Planter, Carbonear.
||Marriage||At St. Andrew's Church, St. John's, on the 25th inst., by the Rev. M. Harvey, assisted by the Rev. W. Graham, John Douglas MATHIESON, of Dundee, Scotland to Helen Gemmel, oldest daughter of Mr. Allen MANN, of Greenock, Scotland.
||Marriage||On the 25th inst., at the Episcopal residence, St. John's, by the Most Rev. Dr. Power, assisted by the Rev. P.J. Delaney, John, son of the late Hon. James FOX, to Minnie, eldest daughter of Mr. John VINNICOMBE.
||Marriage||At the Wesleyan Parsonage, St. John's, on the 24th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Vater, Mr. J.J. CLAYTON, Chief Steward of the Atlantic Hotel, to Miss Amelia M. CHAFE, 4th daughter of Mr. G. CHAFE, Southside.
||Death ||On the 23rd inst., Margaret Ann, youngest daughter of the late Mr. W. LAMB, school teacher, Freshwater, Carbonear.
||Death ||Passed away peacefully, after a lingering illness, on Tuesday, 25th inst., at St. John's, Nicholas THOMAS, aged 77 years, 58 of which he spent in this country. Formerly of Bally Hall and a native of Strotten, parish of Ever Cruch, Summerside, England.
||Death ||On the 29th Dec., after a tedious illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine Will, Jane, beloved wife of Mr. William OLIVER, Gulf Island, Conception Bay. The deceased leaves a fond husband and five children to mourn their sad loss.
||Feb. 5, 1887||Births||On the 15th ult., at Bonne Bay, the wife of Mr. Lawrence NEVILLE, of three sons.
||Marriage||On Wednesday evening last, at Christ church, by the Rev. N. LeMoine, Frederick HISCOCK, to Patience JACOBS, both of this town.
||Marriage||At the same time and place, by the same John WHITE of St. John's to Martha, daughter of Mr. Ambrose BARRETT of this town.
||Marriage||At Codroy, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. T.O. Quintin, Walter H. MARTIN, school teacher, to Magdalene, daughter of William EVANS.
||Marriage||At the Congregational Church, Bay-de-North, Fortune Bay, on the 12 ult., Mr. James CLEMENT, of Bay-de-North, to Miss Frances HALIDAY, of Smith's Sound, Trinity Bay.
||Death ||At Bay Roberts, on Tuesday, the 1st inst., after a short but severe illness, Etta Susie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Azariah DAWE, aged 2 years and 10 days.