Farmers Chronicle (Cathcart)

The Farmers Chronicle 1890 - 4 - October to December

Thursday 9 October 1890

Birth at Forest Range on the 6th inst, the wide of J.L. FRONEMAN od a daughter

Thursday 23 October 1890

Birth at Cathcart on the 17th October 1890, the wife of Ed. BURT of a son

Thursday 30 October 1890

WEDDING
On Thursday last at St.Mark’s Cambridge, Miss Jessie STUBBS was married to Mr. William DODGSON of Queenstown. The officiating minister was Rev.T. CHAMBERLAIN and the bride was given away by Mr. George STIRTON. Mr. Austen SMITH of Queenstown supported the bridegroom
(Description of wedding dress and ceremony)

Thursday 13 November 1890

Birth at Cathcart on 5th November 1890 (Guy Fawkes Day) the wife of Fred. VERRAN of a son

We (Mercury) regret to hear of the death of Private DANIEL of the District Police, stationed at Kwelera. He was carrying a gun loaded with small shot over his shoulder when by some accident the weapon fell to the ground, causing the charge to go off, entering just above the hollow of Mr. DANIEL’s foot and badly shattering the muscles. Dr. BICKFORD sent him to Komgha and every attention was paid to the injured man, but tetanus set in and resulted in death on the 6th. An unfortunate wife and two children are left to claim sympathy in their trouble.

Thursday 20 November 1890

CATHCART SCHOOL BOARD
A meeting of the Cathcart School Board was held in the Court House on Saturday evening to consider applications for the posts of Head Master and Lady assistant of the second class undenominational public school to be started at the beginning of 1891.
Present:
Revs, COSNETT, PARNELL, Doctor HART, Messrs. MILFORD, H. ELLIOTT, WILKS, H.T. ELLIOTT, R.P.HOAR, M. O’HARA, F.E. HANCOCK and the Secretary (A. OATES)
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After a careful and exhaustive examination of the testimonials it was resolved that three of the applicants (chosen from numerous applications) be balloted for.
Mr. Thomas WEBSTER was eventually elected.
Applications for a post of Lady Assistant Teacher were examined and rejected
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Thursday 11 December 1890

Died at Cathcart on 20th Nov 1890, Percival John, third son of M and M.E. O’HARA, aged 14 years 10 months and 16 days. Mr. and Mrs. O’HARA beg to tender their thanks to Drs. HART and HANCOCK, and friends, for their kindness and assistance during their late son’s illness.

Thursday 18 December 1890

Died at Whittlesea, John William Thomas, eldest son of John and Miriam FORRESTER, aged 17 years 1 month and 11 days
(5 stanza poem)

Thursday 25 December 1890

CATHCART SCHOOL BOARD

The secretary reported that Mr. WEBSTER had definitely accepted the Headmastership.
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