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Year End Review  - 1917


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The records were transcribed by JOHN BAIRD  Formatted by GEORGE WHITE
While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.



January 02, 1917 Samuel and John Porter, Burgeo, drowned whilst gunning.
January 09, 1917 Richard Randall, Alexander Bay, accidentally killed at Grand Falls, 45.
January 11, 1917 "Leonard Durnford, Burin, 21 drowned off the schooner Defender.

Pierce Carew, Cape Broyle, 65, suicide."

January 20, 1917 George Malden, Brigus, accidentally injured in Boston, died the following day.
January 26, 1917 Denis J Sullivan, killed on Water Street by a runaway horse.
January 29, 1917 Arthur Wicks, Loo Cove, B.B., accidentally shot dead, 18.

February 05, 1917 Disastrous railway accident ten miles East of Glenwood. Eight burned to death. Others injured.
February 19, 1917 Capt. James Burke, one of Newfoundlanderís first Naval Reservists, died by accident in Chile.
February 20, 1917 "Young woman named Crowley, drowned at Pouch Cove.

Capt. Jeremiah Callahan drowned at sea."

February 23, 1917 Mate Shannahan of the Artizan, drowned at Malaga.
February 26, 1917 "Arthur Angel, 19, drowned at Petty Harbor.

Patrick Hynes, Clattice Harbor, drowned."

February 28, 1917 Body of John Fitzgerald of Salmonier, found by Mailman.

March 02, 1917 Daniel Connors killed by landslide in Terra Nova Mine, Baie Verte.

April 02, 1917 Explosion at D.L & S. Co. Plant, Bell Island. William Hennessey of Kelligrews, killed and two seriously injured.
April 04, 1917 William Tucker and another Elliston man, lost their lives in the ice.
April 07, 1917 Joseph Jacobs, Walter Jacobs, Stephen Jacobs, Frank Pomeroy, William Freake and Herbert Freake all of Joe Battís Arm, lost on the ice.
April 11, 1917 Peter Fitzgerald, Town Councillor, Bell Island, killed by an explosion.

May 02, 1917 James Chaytor, Grand Falls, accidentally killed.
May 15, 1917 Nicholas Conran, Corner Brook, Bay of Island, drowned.

June 06, 1917 John Colbourne, Josiah Colbourne, Titus Stockley and Doyal Wilt, of Purcellís Harbor, Notre Dame Bay, drowned.
June 12, 1917 Richard and Dominic Jennings, drowned at Caplin Bay, Codroy.
June 28, 1917 Banker Revenue arrives with body of Albert Wentzel, who died in his dory.

July 05, 1917 Isaac Winsor, accidentally killed at Tilt Cove.
July 12, 1917 Thirteen year old lad named Brown, drowned at Stephenville Crossing.
July 13, 1917 Denis Power of Bay Roberts, killed at East Wabana.
July 21, 1917 George William Holland, 30, drowned in Quidi Vidi pond.
July 23, 1917 James Snook, Grand Bank, 16, accidentally killed.
July 25, 1917 Mine explosion at New Waterford, Cape Breton Island, 50 killed, of whom 22 were Newfoundlanders.
July 26, 1917 Simon Ward of Gambo, 20, drowned at Millertown.
July 27, 1917 Augustus Manuel, 23, drowned at Campbellton.
July 28, 1917 Thomas Bowen, fisheries Warden, found dead at Holyrood Pond.
July 29, 1917 Joseph Fagan and David Dobbin, St. Maryís, drowned by upsetting of their boat.

August 04, 1917 George Osmond, 16, instantly killed by machinery at Grand Falls.
August 07, 1917 Patrick D Curtis, Trepassey, drowned when at work on the wrecked steamer Kristaniaford.
August 13, 1917 Girl named Edgecomber, of Little Catalina, aged 12, burned to death.
August 23, 1917 Robert Dalton, Catalina, dies as result of a shooting accident.
August 26, 1917 Motor car tragedy on Goulds Road, whereby Mrs. Ethel Chafe and two children were killed.
August 31, 1917 Eight year old boy named Hicks, accidentally killed at Bonavista.

September, 1917 John Wesley Edwards, drowned at Fogo.
September 14, 1917 Henry Candie, Warrant Officer at Marconi Station, accidently killed.
September 16, 1917 Mrs. John MacDonald, Salmonier, 83, accidently killed.
September 17, 1917 James Yetman and William Armstrong killed at the Blast Furnace in Sydney.
September 26, 1917 John Murray, Fox Harbor, Placentia Bay, drowned in St Johnís Harbor.

October 02, 1917 Bodies of Benoit and two sons, Conn River, found in advance stage of decomposition.
October 12, 1917 William Crowley, Harbor Main, 18, killed at the Nova Scotia Steel Plant, Sydney.
October 23, 1917 Pierce Cantwell, 16, crushed between cars on the A.N.D. Coís. Plant, Grand Falls.
October 25, 1917 "William Clarke, Dunfield, 56, suicides.

Alma Mead, 12, burned to death at Burgeo, through accidently setting fire to her clothes."

November 02, 1917 Arthur Abbott, 5, drowned at Sandy Point.
November 06, 1917 "Edmund King, Perryís Cove, killed in Dominion No.1 Mine, East Wabana.

John Harris, Rose Blanche, accidentally shot by a companion when out gunning.

William Quilty of Crabbes, 21, killed at Port au Port Quarries.

Henry Barrett, 45, found dead on the New Harbor Road."

November 08, 1917 Mrs. Winfred Davis, Newbridge, Salmonier, found dead in her berth on arrival of Portia.
November 09, 1917 Patrick Thatchell, Bartlettís Harbor, drowned at Port au Chois.
November 10, 1917 Mrs Emily Noseworthy died from injuries received through fire.
November 16, 1917 Jacob Butt, Grand Falls, 27, accidentally shot himself when deer-stalking.
November 17, 1917 "William Vinnicombe, 40, drowned in St. Johnís Harbor.

Mrs. Minnie Rendell drowned at Grand Falls."

December 07, 1917 Capt Strickland, with 4 of the crew of the schooner Phoebe, lost on the Rose Blanche Banks.
Monday, December 10, 1917 Four lads, aged from 7 to 9, drowned at Mundyís Pond, by falling through thin ice.

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