Queenstown Free Press

Queenstown Free Press 1894 2 July - December

Tuesday, July 3, 1894

LETCHER.-START. Married at Mount Arthur on the 21st June, 1894, by the Revd. J. START (father of the bride), Revd. M.J. LETCHER (Wesleyan Minister) to Miss Evelyn START, eldest daughter of the Revd. Joseph START.

Married,- In Wesleyan Church, Queenstown, on the 19th June, by the Revd. A.H. DODGES, William Connell ROBINSON to Harriet Annie MAYTHAM, daughter of the late Mr. C. MAYTHAM. – No cards.

Died,- At Queenstown, on Sunday, 17th June, John EDKINS, aged 45 years, eldest son of the late Mr. John EDKINS, of Grahamstown.

Friday, July 6, 1894

Died, - On July, 1894, at Queenstown, John PRICE, aged 71 years and 8 months.

Obituary
Death has removed from our midst another old and respected Colonist. On Tuesday afternoon the sad news rapidly spread in town that Mr John PRICE had died at his town residence in Queenstown. Deceased was born at Fort England, Grahamstown, in 1822, and received his early education in that city. He first came to this part of the country very nearly 50 years ago, he traded here before ever a farm was taken up in this district or the town of Queenstown was started. After the Kafir War in 1851 he was granted a farm, Pricedale, in this district and lived there for many years. In the sixties he emigrated to Cradock district. Old files of the “Free Press” contain many interesting letters from his pen of the time spent among the Boers in that district. In 1872 his wife died and this induced him to return to Queenstown and follow farming pursuits in this district again. He farmed at Essex until quite lately when he took up his abode in Queenstown itself. He leaved ten children, four sons and six daughters, all grown up to mourn their loss. To these we tender our sincerest sympathy in their bereavement.

Friday, July 13, 1894

Died,- At Cala, on the 2nd inst., John St. Clair, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. KELLY, aged 15 months and 12 days…

Tuesday, July 17, 1894

Birth,- At Queenstown, on Sunday, 15th inst., the wife of E.W. WELCH, of a Daughter.

Obituary
It is our sad duty to have to chronicle the death of Mrs. H.H. DUGMORE at the ripe old age of eighty-one. Few people indeed there will be in Queenstown who will not miss the kindly face of old Mrs. DUGMORE. Mrs DUGMORE came out to this country in 1835 with her mother and sister – nearly sixty years ago. In 1838 she married the Rev. H.H. DUGMORE, a minister of the Wesleyan connection, than whom there is no man more loved, esteemed, and respected in the Eastern Province. Mrs DUGMORE was an ideal missionary’s wife and through many hard and trying years she bravely and devotedly stood at the side of her husband, cheerfully, zealously and unselfishly assisting him in the great word he had undertaken. Her memory will ever live fresh in the minds of innumerable people both European and Native, who had the privilege of coming in contact with her. After her husband’s retirement from the missionary service Mrs DUGMORE devoted her life to doing good in, and around, Queenstown. Where ever help or assistance was required there she was to be found, always ready to do some good, kind, unselfish action. She was in perfect health up to a few days prior to her death. She then caught a cold, not a very severe one, but she had to keep to her bed for a few days. On Saturday evening she seemed to be recovering, when at about half-past nine she found a difficulty in breathing, which increased rapidly. Dr BATCHELOR was sent for immediately, but on arriving found the deceased lady sinking. Without a murmur, calmly and without a struggle she departed; eleven o’clock already saw the close of a good and noble ..fe. To her bereaved and aged partner in life we tender our sincerest sympathy in his great grief and bereavement, as also to her children and to the large number of grand-children.

Friday July 20, 1894

Died,- At Queenstown, on the 14th July, Elizabeth, wife of the Rev. H.H. DUGMORE, in her 82nd year.

Tuesday July 24, 1894

Died,- At “Glendower,” near Maraisburg, July 9th, 1894, from inflammation of the lungs, Sarah PARKER (born STIRK), widow of the late James PARKER, Grahamstown, of Kington, Herefordshire, England.

Tuesday, July 31, 1894

Destitute Child, Queenstown.
Whereas Rose FRANKLEY, aged about 9 years, has been left in a state of destitution with Mr. Marthinus Johannes LOMBARD, of Sterkstroom, in this district, who states that her father, George FRANKLEY, an European, left the child with him some time in March last, but whose whereabouts is unknown, and that the child’s mother, a Hottentot, is dead, notice is hereby given that unless the said child be claimed within six weeks from this date by some relatives fit, proper and willing to maintain and take care of her, she will be apprenticed in terms of section 7, chap. 3, Act 15 of of 1856.
Egbert Garcia, R.M.
Resident Magistrate’s Office,
19th July, 1894.

The late Mrs PARKER
A correspondent writes:- It is but little more than two months since the sad intelligence was made known that poor Owen PARKER was no more, that after a few days of illness he had been called away, the sad news causes universal sorrow, for he was a man greatly respected, a man without an enemy but a friend to all.
The remembrance of the poor fellow, still fresh in the memory of those who know him, was more vividly recalled to mind when the greater and sadder intelligence was whispered abroad that his mother, Mrs James PARKER, had died the previous evening after a bed of sickness lasting but a few days, the same disease, inflammation of the lungs, having caused the death of both mother and son.
The late Mrs PARKER was the relict of the late James PARKER, of Grahamstown, and leaves behind her two sons and two daughters to mourn their sad and irreparable loss, a loss which cannot be replaced, for she was a beloved and loving mother.
This sad event took place at “Glendower,” near Maraisburg, the farm of her late son. She was during her short and fatal illness ably attended by Doctors POLLOCK and VIETCH, of this village, one consolation to the family being that their suffering mother was surrounded on her death bead by all her children, her one daughter, Mrs J.B. WEAKLEY, having arrived from the Queenstown district the day previous. One son, Chas. PARKER, from Johannesburg, where he is now living, her eldest son James and youngest daughter, Mrs George WEAKLEY, and her own sister, Mrs HEYWARD, were in attendance from the first signs of illness.
The mortal remains were this afternoon at 2 o’clock removed from the Wesleyan Church and placed to rest in the cemetery of this village, nearly every person in the town showing respect to the deceased and members of the family by following in the sad procession, further proof of respect being displayed by all the flags flying half-mast high....
The last sad rites were performed by the Rev CATLING, Church of England minister, of Tarkastad, and Rev KRIGE, the Dutch Reformed minister, of this town.
The deceased lady, a daughter of the late William STIRK, one of the 1820 settlers, was one of the earliest residents of Grahamstown, where the name of PARKER in those days was a household word.
Maraisburg, 21st July, 1894.

Friday August 3, 1894

Died,- At Port Elizabeth, on the 30th July, of acute pneumonia Adeline Bryson (NAUDE), wife of H.L. HURRY, in her 28th year.

The sad news reached Queenstown on Monday afternoon that Mrs HL HURRY had suddenly died in Port Elizabeth. As late as last Saturday the deceased lady was about in her usual health but in the evening of that date she was taken ill with a severe cold, evidently induced by the sudden change in the weather, Pneumonia supervened, and after this had been treated with every prospect of recovery, an affection of the heart set in with fatal consequences. Mrs HURRY was a daughter of Rev. SP NAUDE, and previous to her marriage had lived all her life in Queenstown where she was a great favourite and has a very large circle of friends. To her husband, in his terrible bereavement, as well as to her relatives in Queenstown, we tender our sincerest sympathy in their great sorrow.

Tuesday, August 7, 1894

Married,- At Queenstown, on the 1st August, 1894, by special license, George Edward Walter CROOK, son of the late George CROOK, of Southampton, England, to May WARK, youngest daughter of John Thomas WARD, of Queenstown.

Died,- At Cala, on Thursday, 2nd August, 1894, Nellie Margaretta J., the beloved wife of Edward KELLY, aged 37 years and 10 months.

A sorrowing husband and 3 motherless children mourn the loss of a true wife and loving mother.

Died,- At Queenstown, on Sunday the 5th inst., Charles MALLETT aged 77 years and 5 months.

Obituary.
It is our painful duty to have to record the death of another old and respected inhabitant of Queenstown. Mr. C. MALLETT died on Sunday morning at four, at his residence in town, in his 78th year. Mr. MALLETT had been suffering from the prevailing influenza; other complications set in which proved fatal. The poor old man had to suffer much before death relieved him of his pain. Mr. MALLETT had like many other Frontier men seen a good many ups and downs. For years he lived in Grahamstown, and later in Fort Beaufort. He has all his life been an active member of the Wesleyan Church. In Queenstown, up to the time of his death, he occupied the position of Steward to the Poor in Wesley Congregation. He dispensed assistance to all who needed it on behalf of the Church. His well-known figure will be much missed among the poor in the West End of Queenstown. He leaves a large family to mourn their loss, five sons and two daughter. One of his sons is in Mashonaland, another in the Free State, yet another in Kimberley, and another in Kimberley, and another Mr. C.M. MALLETT, Queenstown, is known to most of our readers. To the bereaved widow and children we tender our sympathy in their great grief.

Friday, August 10, 1894

A white man murdered.
We learn that a man named MALONEY, who was acting as cook to a construction party on the Selati line, on the other side of the Sabi, was brutally murdered in a hut close to the railway track on Saturday week. It appears that deceased come up to Diespecker’s and purchased two bottles of whiskey, and in company with a native servant left the store for his hut, some distance from the stores. On coming to some huts en route MALONEY told the boy to go home as he proposed to sleep that night in one of the huts. The boy accordingly went on, and MALONEY proceeded to the hut with his two bottles of whisky. The white man did not turn up to work, and on search being made for him his dead body was found in the hut, with the whisky intact. The face was cruelly beaten, and a sharp instrument, probably a knife, had been driven through the skull, over the left temple, into the brain....

Tuesday August 21, 1894

Birth,- At Imvani, on the 18th August, 1894, the wife of Sub Inspector REIN, Cape Police, of a Daughter.

Birth,- At Queenstown, on August 18th, the wife of C.H. TIFFIN, of a Daughter.

Friday, August 24, 1894

Birth,- On 22nd August, the wife of Eneas MacKENZIE, of a Son.

Died,- At Queenstown, on the 20th August, Andrew HOWARD, aged 20 years and 4 months.

Died,- At Queenstown, on the 21st August, 1894, William Edwin MOSS, late of Nottingham, England, aged 41 years...

Tuesday August 28, 1894

Birth,- At the Farm “Roode Randt,” on the 23rd August, 1994, the wife of T. ROGERS, of a Daughter.(Note: it actually says “1994”.)

In Memoriam.
Emelie Grose SOWDEN.
The Friend of Bloemfontein says.
The past few weeks have been fraught with sorrow and mourning, and have brought desalution to many homes but none, perhaps, have suffered more than Rocklands, the residence of our respected townsman, Mr. S.J.P. SOWDEN, which has been thrice visited by death within the last week, the first occasion being the death of Mr. J. DOMINY, and now two more deaths have to be recorded. A large circle of friends have followed with keen anxiety the progress of the illness which had seized upon two inmates of the home, Mrs, SOWDEN and her relative, Miss Pattie DOMINY. Mrs. SOWDEN had been suffering for some little time from pleurisy and pneumonia, but it was not until a short time ago that serious consequences were anticipated, and the news of her death on Tuesday afternoon came upon the community with the shock of a startling surprise, and filled all hearts with grief and sympathy.   Mrs. SOWDEN was a native of Cornwall, and had been resident in Bloemfontein for several years. In the social circle, in the Church and in the home, she was equally loved and esteemed. Her naturally bright and cheerful disposition, her amiability, and kindliness of heart, had won her many friends, and her untimely death is deeply and sincerely mourned. We cannot intrude on the sacred grief of him who thus loses a dearly loved wife, or of the four young children now bereft of a devoted mother, but if the knowledge of the possession of the intimate and heartfelt sympathy of the whole community could assuage their sorrow it would surely be healed.

Pattie DOMINY.
The inexpressibly sad death of Mrs....
.... in this melancholy close to ... hopes. And especially must every heart go out in sympathy to the stricken widowed mother, who, within two short weeks, has been called upon to lose husband, son and daughter, and to the other bereaved relatives.

Friday September 7, 1894

Death of Sister Xavier.- It was early in the fifties when Grahamstown was statled one morning by the announcement that Miss HEAVYSIDE, daughter of Canon HEAVYSIDE, Military Chaplain to the forces, and Miss BERTRAM, sister of a Wesleyan Minister, had joined the Roman Catholic Church and decided to enter the nunnery.- Miss BERTRAM died some years ago, and now the Grahamstown papers announce the death of Miss HEAVYSIDE:- “The S. Patrick’s pro-Cathedral bell, and the great bell of S. George’s announced yesterday morning the passing away of one who has for many years been associated with the religious life of Grahamstown Miss HEAVYSIDE, (eldest daughter of the late Rev. Canon HEAVYSIDE, for many years Colonial Chaplain), who had entered the Roman Catholic Communion, and become a Nun in the local Convent of Our Lady of Good Hope, after a long illness has been called away to her reward, Sister Xavier had been in failing health for some time; increasing years have crept upon her with their increasing infirmities. The venerable lady was among the very earliest foundation Sisters of the Convent, and her life has been spent in doing good, and in deeds of charity and self-sacrifice. Her loss will be severely felt by the religious community of her Church, and by her associates of the sacred sisterhood.”

Tuesday, September 11, 1894

Birth,- At Indwe Poort, on the 4th Sept., the wife of T.A. TRENNERY, of a Daugther.

Married,- In Presbyterian Church, Queenstown, by the Rev. J.P. RITCHIE, James Neville STREAK, to Elizabeth Mary WOEST.

Wedding.
A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday afternoon last at the Presbyterian an Congregational Church, Queenstown. The contracting parties were Mr. J.H. BARTLETT of “Thorne Meadows,” Cathcart and Miss Alice McCUNE daughter of the late Mr. McCUNE, Bradford, district of Queenstown. The Rev. J.P. RITCHIE tied the nuptial knot....

Tuesday, September 18, 1894

Died,- At Queenstown, on the 12th September, 1894, John Thornhill FISHER, aged 72 years and 7 months.

Died,- On the 14th of September 1894, at Queenstown, Jeremiah EDGARD, late of London.

Tuesday September 25, 1894

Birth,- On the 19th Sept., Mrs. B. SCHWARTZ, of a Son.

Birth,- At Lafuta, on the 11th Sept., the wife of Alfred E. BOYCE, of a Son.

Died,- Sept. 20th, at Baileyton, Thos. W. SPENCER, late of Northampton, England, aged 37 years.

Friday September 28, 1894

Birth,- At Queenstown, on the 20th September, 1894, the wife of Mr. T. DARKE, of a Son.

Married,- On the 20th Sep., by the Revd. W.S. CALDECOTT, Stanley Charles DECKERT to Caroline Elizabeth LLOYD, second daughter of T.H.J. LLOYD, Esq., of Tuojana, Fingoland.

Tuesday October 2, 1894

Birth,- At Queenstown, on the 20th September, 1894, the wife of Mr. T. DARKE, of a Son.

Died,- Sept, 20th, at Baileyton, Thos. W. SPENCER, late of Northampton, England, aged 37 years.

Friday, October 5, 1894

Died,- At Fair Hope Farm, 26th of Sept., 1894, Walfan E. COTTINGHAM, aged 16 months.

Tuesday, October 9, 1894

Birth,- At Queenstown, on the 4th October, 1894, the wife of Ernest E. GALPIN, of a Son.

Birth,- At Kimberley, on the 5th October, Mrs. P. Ross FRAMES, of a Son.

Friday, October 12, 1894

Died,- At Warrenton, Griqualand West, on the 9th inst., Vernon HOLMES, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. KORSTEN, of Queenstown, aged 5 months and 5 days.

Friday October 19, 1894

Birth,- At Baileyton, on Oct. 10th, the wife of J.G. HICKEY, of a Daughter.

Wedding
On Monday afternoon last a very pretty wedding took place at St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Queenstown, when Mr. Ronald BELL, whom not to know in Queenstown almost argues one’s self unknown, was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Miss Sascha MARCH, third daughter of the late Mr. E. MARCH, Scotland. ..
…The service was most impressively performed by the Rev. Julius GORDON, Rector…

Tuesday, October 23, 1894

Wills and Bequests.
The will (dated the 20th August, 1892) of John PRICE, of the farm “Grobbelaar’s Grave,” in the Queenstown district, was filed on the 18th September, 1894, by J.B. SHEARER, in his capacity as Secretary of the Queenstown Fire Insurance, Loan, Trust and Agency Company. The testator bequeathes to his sisters, Hannah CURREY, Martha Emma TAINTON, and Sarah PRICE £10 each; to his son, Walter Anthan PRICE £75; to his executor the sum of £59, to be applied to the education of the testator’s grandson, John Clement Franci-EATON, but should there be balance it is to be handed over to the grandson’s mother, Mary Adeline EATON. To his daughters the testator bequeathed the following legacies:- Martha Emma TAINTON and Elizabeth Florence Ann PRICE £500 each; to Hannah Selina BLAINE, Erilda Emma PEARCE, and Georgina Sarah PRICE, £300 each; to Francis Jane Whish Metcalf LONG, £350. The testator makes it a condition that, in the event of any of his unmarried daughters entering into the married state, they shall enter into an ante-nuptial contract, and retain the legacies in their own hands; should any of them refuse to accede to these conditions, she shall forfeit one half of her legacy, which shall be divided equally between her sisters, and should one or more of his daughters die unmarried of without issue, such inheritance shall be divided equally between the other sisters. To the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Dutch Reformed, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Churched in Queenstown, the testator leaves £3 each, to be distributed among various poor parishioners. Should there be any residue of the estate, after payment of the legacies mentioned, the same must be divided equally between the daughters.

Sad Fatality at the Kei Falls.
The sad news was brought in to town on Friday last that young Mr Edward HUGHES, second son of Mr H.H. HUGHES, Field-cornet, exonxa, had on Wednesday meet with a terrible accident at the Falls. The unfortunate young fellow had been seen, by some natives, falling from the highest point of the Falls on to a rocky ledge 30 feet lower and then bound off and fall another 60 feet down into the river. Friends of the family together with members of the Cape Police and C.M.R. were soon on the spot and a careful search was made for the body, which had last been seen floating in a large pool of water directly under the Falls. The surroundings of the Falls are of great grandeur, but terribly rugged and the pool in which the body was can only be approached, and then with great difficulty, from one side. The depth of the water too is estimated at over 25 feet. So that is not difficult to explain why the body was only recovered on Saturday evening. No explanation as to the cause of the accident is forthcoming. It appears that on the morning of Wednesday the deceased coming from his father’s place, on his way back to his own shop, called on Mr F. FLYNN at Drivers Drift, he was in the best of spirits, and when riding off mentioned his intention of taking the road past the Kei Falls, which he had not seen for a long time. Some young natives saw him dismount near the top of the Falls, (the road crosses the river just above these) and go to the edge of the precipice. However they did not actually see him slip, but attracted by a terrible cry they ran to the spot just in time to see the body fall as above described. They state that the water into which the poor fellow fell was immediately discoloured by his blood. When the body was found too it was discovered that there was a fearful gash across the forehead, so that there can be little doubt but that he was dead before ever he reached the water. The body was brought into town on Sunday, and the funeral, which was very largely attended, took place on the afternoon of that day from the residence of Mr T. JAMIESON. To old Mr HUGHES and his family in their terrible bereavement we tender our sincerest sympathy.

Friday October 26, 1894

Married,- At St. Michaels and All Angels Church, Queenstown, on 22nd October, Thomas William, eldest son of John INSALL, Esq., of Bristol, England, to Margaret Eleanor, youngest daughter of Pringle BALMER, Esq., of Houghton le Spring, Durham, England.

Died,- At Johannesburg, on Friday, 19th inst., of erysipelas, John Thornhill COOK, formerly of Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, aged 60 years.

Death of Mr. J. Thornhill COOK.
The sad intelligence was wired from Johannesburg to the family in Queenstown on Saturday of the death of Mr. J.T. COOK on that day. Mr. COOK had been suffering from erysipelas, but little danger was anticipated by his medical attendant. On Friday night he was restless, but was better on Saturday morning up to the time of his death, resting in bed and quietly passing away while the nurse was by the bed-side. It is to be lamented that none of the family were present, but this could not be helped, as the end was so sudden, and the illness so short. The deceased gentleman was son of the Rev. T. COOK, one of the earliest Wesleyan Missionaries in this country who died in the work. He was an architect by profession, and for some time practiced in the Bay. On the discovery of the Gold Fields, Mr. COOK was one of the earliest settlers on the Rand, and to him, a layman, belonged the honour of being the first to conduct divine worship at the Fields. To his widow and large family and circle of friends we respectfully tender our sincere sympathy and condolence.

Tuesday, October 30, 1894

Died,- At Glen Grey, on the 18th October, 1894, Edaward Jacob HUGHES, second son of Mr. W.J. HUGHES, Field Cornet, Exonxa, Tambookie Location, aged 25 years and 9 months.

A Murderous Assault.
On the night of Thursday last the residence of Mr Joseph GADD, Grahamstown, was broken into by, it is supposed, a native, and a murderous assault made on Mr and Mrs GADD. Both were severely injured about the head and body. Mrs GADD had not as yet recovered consciousness. The scoundrel who committed the assault managed to get away before the house was roused. The weapon used by him was a hatchet. After leaving Mr GADD’s house the brute seems to have made for the residence of Mrs E CARLISLE, Oatlands. He effected an entrance, and what took place there is recounted by Miss Ethel EDDIE – a young lady of 15 years of age. Miss EDDIE, it appears, was sleeping by herself in the sitting room adjoining her aunts room. About 2 a.m. she was awakened by feeling a hand gliding up the bed, until it suddenly seized her by the throat, but not tightly enough to prevent her screaming loudly for assistance. Although (says the “Penny Mail”) naturally, excessively alarmed , the young lady seems to have acted with great courage throughout. She even distinctly recollects wondering at the time, what her assailant was doing with his other and, and the subsequent discovery near the bedstead, of a claw hammer hatchet. With a fresh blood stain on the haft, points to the conclusion that the miscreant, while grasping his would-be victim by the throat with one hand was probing about the floor with the other for the deadly implement, which there is a strong presumptive evidence to shew is the identical weapon with which the murderous onslaught had previously been made upon Mr and Mrs GADD. Aroused by Miss EDDIE’s cries, Mrs CARLISLE came to her assistance, whereupon the native dashed through a big bay window without waiting to open it and disappeared. We are informed by Mr GADD’s friends in Queenstown that that gentleman is progressing favourably, but that Mrs GADD is still unconscious. A native has been arrested on suspicion.

Friday, November 2, 1894

Birth,- At Whittlesea, on Oct 24th, the wife of H.C. WILLIAMS, of a Daughter.

Died,- At Queenstown, on Monday 29th Oct., of dropsy, Sarah WOEST, the wife of the late Frederick Johannes WOEST, aged 57 years and 6 months.

We regret to hear of the death of Mrs. SCHERMBRUCKER, wife of Colonel SCHERMBRUCKER, senior member of Kingwilliamstown, which sad event took place at Green Point, Capetown, on Tuesday last. The deceased lady had been ailing for a long time, and her end did not come unexpected to her relatives. To Colonel SCHERMBRUCKER we tender our sincerest sympathy in his sad bereavement.

Tuesday, November 6, 1894

Birth,- At Queenstown, on November 3rd, 1894, the wife of A.D. TUDHOPE, Government Surveyor, of a Son.

Birth,- At Queenstown, on the 4th inst., the wife of Dr. F.L. COLLIE, of a Daughter.

The sad news was received in town this (Monday) morning that Mr GADD had died, on Sunday night, from the terrible effects of the injuries he had received in the recent murderous assault. Great sympathy is felt for the relatives of the late Mr and Mrs GADD. The occurrence is one of the most distressing ever recorded in this Colony. Particular sympathy is felt for young Mr GADD, who was asleep in the house while his beloved parents were being brutally murdered. Mr GADD sen., was once a resident in this district, he lived on the farm “Oxton” and at one time represented this constituency in the House of Assembly.

The Murderous Assault in Grahamstown
Preliminary Examination.
Klaas THOMAS and Mani WILLIAMS, the two natives charged with the murder of Mrs. GADD appeared before the Magistrate of Grahamstown in preliminary examination on Tuesday October 30th, 1894...

Friday November 9, 1894

Died,- At Sterkstroom, on Sunday, November 4th, Margaret Emily Warner, the dearly loved wife of R.B. FARLEY, aged 33 years.

Tuesday November 13, 1894

Died,- At Queenstown, on the 10th November, 1894, Amy Dorothea, the beloved wife of F. MOULDER, aged 28 years and 5 months.

Mr. GADD’s Funeral.
The mortal remains of the late Mr Joseph GADD were carried to their last resting-place on Tuesday afternoon last, in the Episcopalian Cemetery. The Rev M NORTON, Incumbent of Christi Church, officiated at the Church and at graveside. The chief mourners were the two sons of the deceased, Messrs Harold and Montague GADD, Mr John E WOOD, M.L.A., and Dr GREATHEAD....

Friday, November 23, 1894

Died,- At Tarkastad, on the 15th November, 1894, Mr. Joseph PRICE of Bower Hope, aged 71 years and 11 months.

Tuesday, November 27, 1894

Sad death.
The Doctors to blame.
We (“Colesberg Advertiser”) are exceedingly sorry to have to record the death of a bright little daughter of Mr JJ OOSTHUIZEN of this town (late of Modderfontein), which occurred on Wednesday evening last. The child had been suffering for some days and Dr HOOLE was treating it for diphtheria. Mr OOSTHUIZEN had misgivings as to the correctness of the diagnosis, being convinced in his own mind that the child had measles. On Tuesday evening he mentioned this to Dr BRADHURST and asked him to come and look at the child and tell him what was the matter with it, leaving the case under Dr HOOLE’s charge. Dr BROADHURST said he could not interfere with the case under such conditions, but if Dr HOOLE ceased to have any connection with it he would come. On Wednesday morning Mr OOSTHUIZEN told Dr HOOLE he did not wish him to come any more. Mr OOSTHUIZEN then went to Dr RIORDAN and asked him to come to his child, but he would not, giving as a reason that he was not coming to take over Dr HOOLE’s case. If Mr OOSTHUIZEN wanted him he should have come to him at fist. Mr KLEY, on behalf of Mr OOSTHUIZEN, then went to call Dr BROADHURST announcing that Dr HOOLE has ceased to be connected with the case. Dr BRADHURST, however, did not come. He was quite willing to come if allowed to do so, and had called on Dr HOOLE to assure himself that he had no more to do with the case, but his principal, Dr RIORDAN, forbade him to attend. So the child lay all day without medical attendance, getting worse and worse. In the evening, shortly before the death of the little one, Dr RIORDAN gave way to the entreaties of the various interested friends and came but it was too late, the child was dying. She died of German Measles, a disease which seldom terminates fatally under proper treatment. We sympathise very deeply with the bereaved family.

Tuesday December 4, 1894

Birth,- At Cosy Nook, Queen’s Town, on Friday, Nov. 23rd, 1894, the wife of the Rev. Charles K HODGES, of a Daughter.

Births and Deaths.

The Government notice in to-day’s issue relative to the Registration of Births and Deaths is of great public interest and importance, and is therefore deserving of careful perusal. The Regulations in connection with Births and Deaths will come into force on the first of next month and will, from that date, be rigidly enforced. It was high time that regulations of this kind were promulgated and enforced, no community can be regarded as a well regulated one unless the registration of births and deaths is strictly enforced.

Tuesday, December 11 1894

Birth,- At Queenstown, on the 7th inst., the wife of E.W. SIMKINS, of a Son.

Friday, December 14, 1894

Fasionable Wedding.
The Church of St. Michael and All Angels was simply packed on Wednesday afternoon by a congregation eager to witness a very interesting ceremony. The approaches to the Church were crowded by a large concourse of spectators, all come to witness the marriage of Mr. F. REID the popular chief of the Queenstown and District Locomotive Department, Cape Government Railways, and Miss Lilian Frances WAINWRIGHT, second daughter of our esteemed and much respected fellow townsman Mr. WAINWRIGHT… The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Julius GORDON, Rector of St Michael and All Angels Church, and he was assisted by the Rev. C.W. WALLACE….

Lost in the Bush.
Body Discovered.
JENSON, a young Norwegian, lately working in the wire-splicing department of De Beers Mine, whilst with some wagons, left with the idea of shooting a few birds, and was never seen again. The wagons, with several of JENSON’s companions, waited as long as they could, there being no water close by, and at the next outspan place the whole body of Europeans went back to find him; but although they fired off guns and searched all round, no trace of him was found, and it was reluctantly determined to leave him to his fate, now seven weeks ago. News comes now to the effect that some Natives were recently going through the bush not many miles away from the scene of the sad affair, and came across JENSON’s body, clothed and uninjured, with his gun alongside of him. Undoubtedly he got lost in the bush, travelled about until tired out, with neither food nor water, and quietly succumbed to the horrible position of being “lost in the bush.”

Tuesday, December 18 1894

Married,- At St. Michael and All Angels Church, Queenstown, on Dec. 12th, 1894, by Rev. Julius GORDON, Rector, assisted by Rev. Clarence WALLACE, Frederic REID, District Locomotive Superintendent, son of W.H. REID, Esq., Arch., Capetown, to Lilian Frances, second daughter of Mr Wm. WAINWRIGHT, of Queenstown.

Friday, December 31, 1894

Birth,-   At Lady Frere, on the 16th inst., the wife of Dr. W.S. PARK, of a Son.

Wedding
A very pretty wedding took place at the Congregational and Presbyterian Church on Tuesday last, witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends. The contracting parties were Mr Charles ROWE and Miss Rosetta HENMAN, both well-known residents of Queenstown. The Rev JP RITCHIE united the happy couple in the bonds of holy matrimony….

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