d. LeProe (Lepreau?), 6th
inst., Mrs Mary DAWSON, age 18.
SOURCE: The New Brunswick Royal Gazette (Fredericton, NB) - November 24, 1819.
d. 6th, Lepreau Mills,
Lancaster (St. John) Richard BARTLETT age 64, remembered for his
enterprising industry in saw mill.
SOURCE: City Gazette (Saint John, NB) - May 12, 1830.
d. Lepreaux (Charlotte
Co.) 27th ult., Thomas SHAW, native of County Down, Ireland, age 71.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Courier (Saint John, NB) - August 24, 1850.
Drowned 15th inst., in
attempting to cross Lepreaux River, Charles McLEAN, age 67, left family.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Courier (Saint John, NB) - February 26, 1853.
d. Lepreaux (St. John)
13th inst., Walter Ross WATERS eldest s/o William WATERS, age 3
years 7 mos.
SOURCE: New Brunswick Courier (Saint John, NB) - April 29, 1854
d. 18th inst., of scarlet
fever, Mary Elizabeth child of John MATHEWS of Lepreau Mills (Charlotte
Co.) age 4 mos.
SOURCE: Religious Intelligencer (Saint John, NB) - April 30, 1858.
d. Sunday eve., at her son's residence,
Straight Shore, Portland (St. John) age 76, Ann GALLAGHER widow of Hugh GALLAGHER, late of New
River (Charlotte Co.).
SOURCE: Morning News (Saint John, NB) - May 9, 1860.
d. Thursday morn. 9th
inst, age 45, John GALLAGHER formerly of New River (Charlotte Co.),
Funeral from his residence Straight Shore (St. John), this eve. 4 o'clock.
SOURCE: The Morning Freeman (Saint John, NB) - May 11, 1861.
d. Wm. McGOWAN who for a few years has
kept a hotel at Musquash (St. John) but who was better known for many years as
the proprietor of 'McGowan's' at New River, died Monday. He was somewhat
advanced in years.
SOURCE: Daily Morning News (Saint John, NB) - July 9, 1870.
d. On Saturday as the ship "Maud"
was being towed out of New River and had got an offing, a seaman named Joseph BUTLER, a native of Liverpool, slipped from the fore topsail yard, struck the
rail in his descent and fell into the sea. The body sank and was not recovered.
SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph (Saint John, NB) - August 5, 1872.
d. New River, Sunday 13th inst., Edward B.
WETMORE, age 36.
SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph (Saint John, NB) - September 21, 1874.
Murder of Thomas Edward WARD of New River - Ward was a man of average height
and build, dark complexion and gray hair. Before moving to New River he had
lived at St. Patrick in the same county. It was admitted by Mrs. Ward that she
is his second wife and that he left another widow who ran away from him and is
now living in the lower quarter of the city. There have been nine children, it
is said, born to both wives and out of this number but two are living at New
River, all others of Mrs. Ward No. 2 being dead. Thomas DOWD, the accused,
about 42 years of age, was born at New River and was raised by Mr. HAGARTY
Some 15 years since he owned several acres of land, but lost it all through
drink. He is a laborer and has been employed in Mr. Clinch's mills at Muquash.
He is unmarried. Dr. REYNOLDS, Lepreaux, Coroner empanelled the jury. Oscar
HANSON, foreman; Robert DIXON, Charles F. CLINCH, Patrick DALEY, William
CHITTICK, George GAMMEL, James BOYNE. Testimonies by Thomas
MULHERN, Frederick McMASTERS, Daniel McCARTY, Annie WARD, daughter of deceased; Eliza
of murdered man; Peter ST. PETER, Mary MATTHEWS (see original).
SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph (Saint John, NB) - September 24, 1878.
The remains of the murdered man WARD were
buried at New River (Charlotte Co.) today. Witnesses examined are Thos. MULHERRIN,
David McCARTHY, Annie WARD and Eliza WARD, daughter and
wife of the deceased; Peter ST. PETER, Thomas DOWD, the prisoner;
and Michael HAGARTY, Daniel McCARTHY, Mary MATTHEWS ... A
woman named Ann WARD living on Sheffield St. (St. John) is said to be a
former wife of the deceased.
SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph (Saint John, NB) - September 25, 1878.
d. New River (Charlotte Co.) Mrs. Jemima CUSHING,
SOURCE: Christian Visitor (Saint John, NB) - October 27, 1880.
Jas MEALY, jr. was crossing the channel which
separates New River Island from the mainland in a sailboat on Friday last, a
small squall struck the boat and capsized it. The boat soon afterward sank and
young Mealy was drowned. The accident was seen by his brother-in-law from the
shore, but despite his efforts and those of the young man's father, he perished
in full view of the house of his parents. The deceased was in his 29th year and
leaves a widow and one child, besides a father mother, brother and two sisters.
SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph (Saint John, NB) - April 16, 1884.
d. New River (Charlotte
Co.) 30th ult., Patrick HEGAN, age 90.
SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph (Saint John, NB) - December 3, 1886.
d. New River (St. John) 8th inst., Elizabeth CARR
widow of John CARR, age 74, left one daughter. Funeral from her residence
Wednesday 10 o'clock a.m.
SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph (Saint John, NB) - December 10, 1889.
d. New River, Mrs. James ALLEY,
SOURCE: Messenger and Visitor (Saint John, NB) - October 22, 1890.
d. New River Hotel, Lepreau (Charlotte Co.)
Jan. 18th, after a short illness, Edward S. MURRAY, age 42, a native of Tennessee,
SOURCE: The Daily Sun (Saint John, NB) - January 31, 1893.
d. Suddenly, 4th inst., New River, Arthur McMAHON,
age 50 years. Funeral Thursday morn. 8 o'clock from residence of his sister,
Mrs. Mary MULLANEY, Milford (St. John).
SOURCE: Saint John Globe (Saint John, NB) - February 7, 1894.
A Lepreau correspondent
writes under date Feb. 6th - A man was found dead yesterday at New River on the
side of the road. He passed Lepreaux Sunday morn. walking with a bundle on his
back. He is commonly called Paddy MILLER, but I believe his right name is
McMANUS. No one knows if he has any friends or relatives in this county.
Dr. Reynolds will hold an inquest this morn. The body was brought into Lepreaux
last eve. and placed in the Barrack's room waiting for the inquest.
SOURCE: The Saint Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB) - February 8, 1894.
George TEARE and Wm WRIGHT were
drowned on Big Sherwood Lake, Tuesday last week by the upsetting of their canoe.
Teare is a keeper of the Inglewood fish club. He was a married man and his
family resides at Lepreaux (Charlotte Co.). Wright's home was near New River.
SOURCE: St. Andrews Beacon (St. Andrews, NB) - May 28, 1896.