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Year End Review - 1929
FATALITIES ON LAND & SEA
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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 8, 1929 || Thomas Fitzgerald, 62, of Little Paradise, P.B., drowned by falling over wharf. |
| January 9, 1929 || William Hart, aged 7 years, of Island Harbor, Fogo, accidently shot dead by 13 year old lad named Simon Heath. |
| January 14, 1929 || Wallace Meade, Fox Roost, near Port Aux Basques, accidently shoots himself while bird hunting. |
| January 30, 1929 || Rhoderick Bourne, Pinchard’s Island, drowned while bird hunting.
John Spearling, Fogo, accidentally shot and killed while bird hunting at Hare
| February 5, 1929 || Llewellyn Bugden, of Petley, Smith Sound, accidentally killed when tree fell on him, while logging near Shoal Harbor. |
| February 6, 1929 || Man named Butt, falls from considerable height at Paper Mill, Corner Brook, dies few hours later. |
| February 17, 1929 || During the past five days, fifty persons have died from cold in Belgium. |
| March 2, 1929 || George Linehan, drowned while bird shooting at John’s Pond, St. Mary’s Bay.
John Anthony, 19, St. John’s, washed overboard and drowned, from schooner Jean Wakely.
| March 11, 1929 || Charles Denis, of Curling, fatally injured, when struck by express in Crow gulch, dies, aged 50, married.
John Osbourne, Frenchman’s Cove, F.B., loses life in blizzard.
| March 19, 1929 || William Dewland and his son Job, of Pushthrough, drowned, when sea swamped boat in which they were setting trawls. |
| March 22, 1929 || William Harvey, Rose Blanche, missing from schooner Mahasea, sunk off Nova Scotia by French trawler. |
| March 27, 1929 || Body of William Myler, 49, found in harbor. |
| March 28, 1929 || George Yarn, Port aux Basques, dies in sealing steamer Vedas. |
| April 4, 1929 || Kenneth, 2 year old son of Louis Davis, Port aux Basques, drowned by falling over wharf. |
| April 8, 1929 || Arthur Keough, Petries, dies after being run over by express, which severed two legs. |
| April 13, 1929 || Body of William Anderson, found in unoccupied lumber camp, 5 miles from Deer Lake. |
| April 16, 1929 || Leslie Reid, unmarried, of Little Catalina, killed by accidental discharged of his gun. |
| April 21, 1929 || Isaac House, washed overboard and drowned, from schooner Ronald M Douglas. |
| April 28, 1929 || Charles Hunter Brown, 8 ˝, killed by sloven on LeMarchant Road.
Little girl name Rose, drowned at Corner Brook, aged 4.
| May 6, 1929 || Stanley Best, 14, drowned at Spencer’s Cove. |
| May 16, 1929 || Willis Vokey, aged 33, drowned at British Harbor. |
| May 25, 1929 || Baxter Thistle, 21, of Harbor Grace, accidentally killed, following blast, set off in pulpwood jamb. |
| June 5, 1929 || John Bullen and Harry Blagdon, washed over board and drowned, from schooner Dixie, at Bay de L’eau. |
| June 9, 1929 || Nell Mahar, 45, killed by falling from coal gangway, on premises of W.H. Hynes. |
| June 10, 1929 || Herbert Dalley, 26, William Dalley, 20, drowned off Twillingate, when motor boat swamped. |
| June 11, 1929 || Martin Collins falls from motor truck, and fatally injured.
Ralph Tutt, Scott Street, loses his life, by drowning at Long Pond.
| June 13, 1929 || James Leo Fitzpatrick, 23, run over by electric shovel at Bell Island, and killed.
John Peddle, native of Victoria, Newfoundland, killed at Glace Bay.
| June 14, 1929 || Lionel and Andrew Clarke, formerly of Carbonear, killed at Dayton, Ohio. |
| June 15, 1929 || Body of Samuel Butt of Rocky Harbor, picked up at Ferrole Point, St. John Bay.
Edward Kane of Salmonier, knocked overboard from schooner Florizel, at Point
Lance, and drowned.
| June 20, 1929 || Pilot C.S. Caldwell, well known locally, killed with two others when plane strikes wire, over St. Lawrence river. |
| June 22, 1929 || Randell Garland, 27, of Lower Island Cove, drowned when boat in which he was fishing, was cut down by motor skiff. |
| June 25, 1929 || Patrick J Shea, fatally injured when small buggy in which he was riding, was hit by steam coach, at Waterford Bridge. |
| June 27, 1929 || William Hedges, Carbonear, drowned at Francis Harbor, Labrador.
Annie Cooper, 4 years, accidentally killed by motor car.
| July 21, 1929 || John Warren, killed instantly by explosion of dynamite, while excavating on Pennywell Road. |
| July 28, 1929 || Max Strickland, of schooner Myrtle Parsons, of Harmitage, drowned by upsetting dory at Isle au Bos. |
| August 4, 1929 || John King, fatally injured at Dawe’s Mill, Western Arm, when clothes caught in machinery.
Ernest Howeltt, of Beaumont, N.D.B., fatally injured, by falling over cliff at East Groais
| August 6, 1929 || James Glynn, formerly of St. John’s, accidently killed at Boston. |
| August 7, 1929 || Mrs Elizabeth Pynn, Quirpon, fatally burned. |
| August 9, 1929 || Larry French, formerly of St. John’s, drowned at Seattle. |
| August 11, 1929 || Thomas Cochrane, formerly of Newfoundland, drowned at Canso, N.S. |
| August 13, 1929 || Dorothy Snow, aged 6, of Griquet, drowned. |
| August 15, 1929 || Clifford Thompson, formerly of St. John’s, killed by auto at Port Hope, Ontario.
Richard Griffin, 21, killed at Liverpool, N.S.
| August 16, 1929 || James Bragg, of Cape La Hune, drowned by upsetting dory. |
| August 19, 1929 || Ambrose Collins, falls from tender of engine at Argentia, and fatally injured. |
| September 2, 1929 || Frederick Joyce fatally injured when struck by motor.
Mrs John Pearcey, killed at Ammons Cove, near Davis Inlet, by accidental
explosion of gun.
| September 4, 1929 || William Abbott, 54, killed by falling off L.S.P.U. excursion train from Ferryland. |
| September 6, 1929 || Body of William Watts, 11 years, found floating in harbor. |
| September 8, 1929 || Samuel Moulton, formerly of Pouch Cove, killed at Bellington, Mass, in motor accident. |
| September 9, 1929 || Robert Kennedy, formerly of Newfoundland, killed by falling from high building, Boston. |
| September 11, 1929 || Samuel King, Perry’s Cove, killed by lighting. |
| September 14, 1929 || Two brothers named Hewlett, belonging to La Scie, drowned at Gull Island, Cape John. |
| September 16, 1929 || James Butler, Gear Street, instantly killed, through his head coming in contact with telephone pole, while riding in truck. |
| September 17, 1929 || William Walsh, 22, of Salmonier, instantly killed when wheels of truck passed over his body.
Arthur Irwin Warren, 2 years old, drowned at Glovertown, by falling into
| September 23, 1929 || Arthur Hunt Shute, Nova Scotia Novelist, killed when plane crashed in lake Manitoba. |
| October 8, 1929 || John J Penney, falls over Bowring’s wharf and drowns. |
| October 12, 1929 || William and Clara Parsons, aged 3 and 5 years respectively, children of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Parsons, Carson Avenue, burned to death when their home was destroyed by fire. |
| October 17, 1929 || John Edwards, Engineer auxiliary schooner Lolanthe, killed on Labrador. |
| October 27, 1929 || George Young, aged 18, accidently killed at Humbermouth, when helping to discharge coal from steamer. |
| November 9, 1929 || Stewart Thornton, drowned from schooner Nicotina, off Fortune Head. |
| November 11, 1929 || Andrew Hynes, English Harbor East, 21, drowned.
Isaac Carter and Edgar LeValliant, drowned when motor boat swamps near Port
| November 14, 1929 || Joseph Locke, 55, Tizzard's Harbor, dies suddenly at logging camp, Great Rattling Brook, Bishop’s Falls.
Henry G Barnes, English Harbor, washed off rocks whilst bird shooting, and
| November 16, 1929 || Four men washed overboard from ore steamer, while on her way to Sydney. |
| November 21, 1929 || Peter Noel, 5, Alexander Street, fatally injured when hit by motor car.
Body of George Dawe, missing for some days, found on the Witless Bay Line.
| December 1, 1929 || Pilots Noseworthy, Vallis, and Walsh, lost in storm, rendering assistance outside Narrow’s, to steamers. |
| December 2, 1929 || Oliver Osmond, South Brook, electrocuted while working on electric line, Deer Lake to Corner Brook. |
| December 6, 1929 || Five men, Absalom Tucker, Ronald Tucker, George Roberts, Solomon Croucher, Allan Hillier, who left Lance Pidgeon, near Cape Bauld, in motor boat, missing and believed drowned. |
| December 13, 1929 || James Rendell, Flower Hill, found dead on board Dr. Rendell’s yacht. |
| December 15, 1929 || Veronica Hynes of Griquet, and Nellie Murphy of Conche, drowned by falling through the ice in Quirpon Harbor. |
| December 16, 1929 || Thomas McEachern of Jefferies, drowned while crossing over ice on Crabbes River. |
| December 18, 1929 || Squadron Leader A Jones Williams, and Flight Lieut Jenkins, killed in crash of their plane at Tunis, in attempting non spot flight from England to Cape Town. |
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