Queenstown Free Press

Queenstown Free Press 1898 1 January - June

Friday, January 7, 1898

Birth, - At Lady Frere, on 31st Dec., 1897 the wife of P McKENZIE, of a daughter.

Birth, - At Queenstown on the 30 th Dec., the wife of Frank HARRISON, of a Son.

Birth, - At Queenstown, on the 5th of January 1898, the wife of J.R.K. BARKER of a Daughter.

Died, - At Queenstown, on Dec. 21 st, Mary Ann Elizabeth, dearly beloved wife of F. HOWARD, aged 27 years, 7 months and 12 days.

Died, - At Frere Hospital, East London, on the 29th of December 1897, Charlotte Annie, aged 35 years, the beloved wife of Mr. J. HOSKINS, of Queenstown, leaving a disconsolate husband and five children to mourn their irreparable lose.

On Wednesday afternoon a very pretty wedding took place at the Wesley Church, the contracting parties being Mr William J COOPER (Queenstown's champion cylclist) and Miss Janet Maud, eldest daughter of Mr H UNDERWOOD.  The bride was given away by her father, and the ceremony was performed by the Rev P Tearle. The church was crowded.  After the nuptial knot had been tied the happy couple drove to the residence of the bride's father, where cake and wine were handed round to the large gathering of friends who had assembled.

Tuesday, January 11, 1898

Birth, - At Lady Frere, on 31st Dec., 1897, the wife of P McKENZIE, of a daughter.

Birth, - At Queenstown on 5th January, 1898, the wife of J.R.K BARKER of a Daughter.

Married, - By Special Licence at Kamastone, on the 5th of January, 1898, by the Rev. P. START, Henry Percival Clement ORCHARD to Helen Tersia SMITH.

Married, - At Lady Frere on the 5th January, George R ROUS, third son of W. ROUS Esq., Rosebank, Cape Town, to Maud LARTER, second daughter of S.R. LARTER, J.P.

Died, - At Frere Hospital, East London, on the 29th December 1897, Charlotte Annie, aged 35 years, the beloved wife of Mr. J. HOSKINS, of Queenstown, leaving a disconsolate husband and five children to mourn their irreparable loss.

Friday, January 14, 1898

Birth, - At Lady Frere, on 31st Dec., 1897, the wife of P. McKENZIE, of a daughter.

Married, - By Special Licence at Kamastone, on the 5th of January, 1898, by the Rev. P. START, Henry Percival Clement ORCHARD to Helene Tersia SMITH.

Married, - At Lady Frere on the 5th January, George R ROUS, third son of W. ROUS Esq., Rosebank, Cape Town, to Maud LARTER, second daughter of S.R. LARTER, J.P.

Died, - At Lady Frere Hospital, East London, on the 29th December, 1897, Charlotte Annie, aged 35 years, the beloved wife of Mr. J. HOSKINS, of Queenstown, leaving a disconsolate husband and five children to mourn their irreparable loss.

Wedding bells.
A very pretty wedding took place at Lady Frere on the 5th instant between Caroline Maud LARTER, second daughter of S R LARTER, Esq. and George Richard ROUS, postmaster, Laingsburg, formerly of Lady Frere.  The bride was very prettily attired in cream corded silk, with wreath and veil.  The bridesmaids were Miss LARTER, Miss Amy LARTER, and Miss Lillian ROUS (of Rosebank).  The flower girls were Miss Olive LARTER, Miss Annie ROUS, and Miss Merl LARTER. ....... The bridesgroom was attended by his brother, Mr William ROUS.  The ceremony was conducted by the Rev D DODD.  

Tuesday, January 18, 1898

Married, - By Special Licence at Kamastone, on the 5th of January, 1898, by the Rev. P. START, Henry Percival Clement ORCHARD to Helene Tersia SMITH.

Married, - At Lady Frere on the 5th January, George R ROUS, third son of W. ROUS Esq., Rosebank, Cape Town, to Maud LARTER, second daughter of S.R. LARTER, J.P.

Died, - At Queenstown, on the 14th January, 1898, Sarah Elizah, the beloved wife of the Rev. Robert LAMPLOUGH, aged 64 years.

Friday, January 21, 1898

Marriage, - HENDERSON, - MELROSE - At Bloomfield House, Peebles on the 15th Dec., by the Rev. R BURGESS, Leckie Memorial Church, R.A. HENDERSON, merchant, Queenstown, South Africa (formerly of Arbroath), to Jeanie, daughter of John
MELROSE, late of Peebles.

The Late Mr. J.S.P. SOWDEN.  We have just heard with great regret of the death of Mr. J.S.P. SOWDEN, the sad event taking place at Bloemfontein on Wednesday evening. Mr. SOWDEN came to this Colony for the benefit of his health, and with Mr
MITCHELL and Mr STODDART, established the well known firm, of SOWDEN, MITCHELL, and STODDART, carrying on business for many years in Queenstown, Bloemfontein, Aliwal, and other places along the border and in the Free State.  Mr SOWDEN was
the managing partner at Bloemfontein, and, his health being thoroughly restored, returned to direct the old country.  His health, however, giving way slightly, he came back to Bloemfontein, where he was for many years one of the leading
citizens, occupying the position of Mayor at the time of his death.  He was an active member of the Wesley Church, invariably appointed a lay delegate to Conference, and not only with the time and ability, but in other directions was a lavish supporter of the church of his choice.  Mr SOWDEN was twice married, and leaves a wido and family to mourn their irreparable loss.

Tuesday, January 25, 1898

Marriage, - HENDERSON, - MELROSE - At Bloomfield House, Peebles on the 15th Dec., by the Rev. R BURGESS, Leckie Memorial Church, R.A. HENDERSON, merchant, Queenstown, South Africa (formerly of Arbroath), to Jeanie, daughter of John
MELROSE, late of Peebles.

Friday, January 28, 1898

Death, - BEGG - At the Provincial Hospital, Port Elizabeth, a brief illness, January 26th, 1898, Georgina Catherine, beloved wife of James BEGG, Aberdeen, Scotland and daughter of the late George Davenport BURCHILL, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Tuesday, February 1, 1898
 
BEGG,- At the Provincial Hospital, Port Elizabeth, after a brief illness, January 26th, 1898, Georgina Catherine, beloved wife of James BEGG, Aberdeen, Scotland, and daughter of the late George Davenport Burchill, Co. Cork. Ireland
 
Friday, February 4, 1898
 
Marriage.
JACKSON-DRAKE-  On Jan 3, at St. Mary's, Poona, by the Rev. F. Bruce HORN, Captain S.C.F. JACKSON, D.S.O., the Hampshire Regiment, Deputy-Adjutant- General Bombay Command, son of the late Commander W.T.F. JACKSON, R.N., to Lucy Beatrice, second daughter of the late Sir William Henry DRAKE, K.C.B., and of Lady DRAKE.
 
BEGG,- At the Provincial Hospital, Port Elizabeth, after a brief illness, January 26th, 1898, Georgina Catherine, beloved wife of James BEGG, Aberdeen, Scotland, and daughter of the late George Davenport Burchill, Co. Cork. Ireland
 
The late Mr. William BARRABLE of Molteno.
The sad intelligence reached Queenstown on Monday of the death of  Mr. William BARRABLe, for may years a a resident of the township of Molteno. BARRABLE had been suffering from lassitude and debility for some time, gradually sinking until he passed quietly away in the bosom of his family on Sunday  evening , the 30th January, 1898, and within a week of reaching his sixty-sixth birth day.  He was born in Plymounth, England on the 4th February, 1832, and came to the Colony with his parents in May, 1847....
 
Tuesday, February, 8 1898
 
Marriage.
JACKSON-DRAKE-  On Jan 3, at St. Mary's, Poona, by the Rev. F. Bruce HORN, Captain S.C.F. JACKSON, D.S.O., the Hampshire Regiment, Deputy-Adjutant- General Bombay Command, son of the late Commander W.T.F. JACKSON, R.N., to Lucy Beatrice, second daughter of the late Sir William Henry DRAKE, K.C.B., and of Lady DRAKE.
 
Friday, February 11, 1898
 
A Sad Death
We record with great regret the death which took place at the Frontier Hospital on Wednesday morning from Typhoid fever, of Mr John DUNCAN, son of Mr J DUNCAN, Queenstown.  The deceased was taken ill a fortnight ago, and removed to the hospital, where all that skilled care and attention could do for him was done, but unfortunately without avail.  He was twenty years of age, was emplyed at the Central Supply Stores, was a prominet mem ber of the Cross Football Club and was  a general favourite.  The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.
The greatest sympathy is felt for Mr DUNCAN, who in the past three months has lost twe members of his family from typoid fever.
 
Wedding Bells
KEENAN-SMITH
A very pretty wedding, witnessed by a number of the friends of the contracting parties, took place on Wednesday afternoon at St Michaels Church, when the marriage was solemnised of Mr James KEENAN, Cape Government Railwys, to Miss S A SMITH, daughter of Mrs M SMITH, Prince Alfred Street, the Rev Mr WINGATE officiated.  Mr P BWLER was the best man....
 
Tuesday, February, 15 1898
 
Birth, - On Feb 13th, the wife of G.S. GARDNER, of a Son.
 
Died, - At the Frontier Hospital, Queenstown, on the 9th February, 1898, John, second son of James DUNCAN, Esq., Queenstown, aged 20 years and 9 months.
 
Tuesday, February, 22 1898
 
Birth,- On Feb 13th, the wife of G.S. GARDNER, of a Son.

Birth,- At Tylden, on February 12th, the wife of Mr. E.F. WYLDE of a Son.
 
Death.  
IRELAND,- At the Hexagon Hotel, Queenstown, on 21st February, 1898, Thomas IRELAND, aged 32 years, son of Mr. Thomas IRELAND, Cowfold, Surrey, England.

Died, - At the Frontier Hospital, Queenstown, on the 9th Febrary, 1898, John, second son of James DUNCAN, Esq., Queenstown, aged 20 years and 9 months.
 
Friday, February 25, 1898

Birth,- On Feb 13th, the wife of G.S. GARDNER, of a Son.

Birth,- At Tylden, on February 12th, the wife of Mr. E.F. WYLDE of a Son.
 
Death.  
IRELAND,- At the Hexagon Hotel, Queenstown, on 21st February, 1898, Thomas IRELAND, aged 32 years, son of Mr. Thomas IRELAND, Cowfold, Surrey, England.

Tuesday, March 1, 1898

Birth, - At Queenstown, on the 24th inst., the wife of Mr. E.C. WOOD, of a Daughter.

Died,- At Berlin, on the 19th February, 1898 Sarah Ann, the beloved wife of Nathaniel BROWN of Berlin, district King William's Town, aged 82 years, 9 months and 6 days.  She leaves an aged husband, 10 children and nearly 100 grand and
great grandchildren, together with a numerous circle of relatives to mourn her loss.  Born in England, 13th May, 1815, she came to this country with the settlers in 1820:  married 23rd December, 1833, the husband who now mourns her loss.
She lived a true Christian and died a happy glorous death firm on the "Rock of Ages".

A later article names Mr SJ BROWN of Lily Vale, as one of her sons.

Friday, March 4, 1898

Birth, - At Queenstown, on the 24th inst., the wife of Mr. E.C. WOOD, of a Daughter.

Death of Mr Chas EVANS, - The Pretoria papers announce the death of Mr Chas EVANS on Monday last.  Mr EVANS was a resident of Queenstown shortly after it was laid out, and took an active part in all matters for the welfare of the town,  He married Miss ZEILER, of this district, and had a large family.  The funeral at Pretoria was largely attended by leading citizens, and the burial services were conducted by the Rev. WEAVIND and Rev MORRIS of the Wesleyan Church.

Tuesday, March, 8 1898

Married. - At Wesley Church, Queenstown, by the Rev. DAVIES on the 7th March, William Henry SWAN to Kat EGLETON, youngest daughter of the late John ROBEY, Manley's Flats.

Birth, - At Queenstown, on the 24th inst., the wife of Mr. E.C. WOOD, of a Daughter

Died,- At Berlin, on the 19th February, 1898 Sarah Ann, the beloved wife of Nathaniel BROWN of Berlin, district King William's Town, aged 82 years, 9 months and 6 days.  She leaves an aged husband, 10 children and nearly 100 grand and
great grandchildren, together with a numerous circle of relatives to mourn her loss.  Born in England, 13th May, 1815, she came to this country with the settlers in 1820:  married 23rd December, 1833, the husband who now mourns her loss. She lived a true Christian and died a happy glorous death firm on the "Rock of Ages".

Friday, March 11, 1898

Death of Mr. James STUART.  Mr Jomes STUART died at the residence of his son, Mr Robert STUART, at Cala on the morning of the 22nd February, at the rife old age of 74 years and 6 months. Mr STUART, who was born at Glenlivevet, Banffshire, Scotland, after qualifying ofr his trade in his native village and at Aberdeen, came to the Colony accompanied by his wife and children in 1860 and settled down in Queenstown....

Tuesday, March, 15 1898

The Late Mr. H.E. BECKER - The "Daily Dispatch" announces the death of Mr H.E. BECKER of East London.  He was only 43 years of age, but during that period he had a varied experience.  He settled at East London, then went to Kimberley, Aliwal North, and for some time was a resident in Queenstown, carrying on business in connection with Mr F B BROWN.  He ultimately returned to East London, where he has been in business for some years...

Friday, March 18, 1898

Birth, - At Queenstown, on March 16th, 1898, the wife of William J. LOGAAN, of a son

Died, - At Tylden, on the 15th March, 1898, Percy William LEWIS, aged 1 year and 10 months, beloved son of Maunsell and Fanny LEWIS

Died, - On the 16 March, 1898, at his residence, Cathcart Road, Queenstown, Francis Lewin DASHWOOD, aged 77 years.

Relating article, same date:
Mr DASHWOOD, who was born in London, came to this Colony about 1860.  He first went to Grahamstown where he lived for some years, and afterwards removed to Queenstown, where he resided for twenty years.

Tuesday, March, 22 1898

Died,- At Tylden, on the 15th March, 1898, Percy William LEWIS, aged 1 year and 10 months, beloved son of Maunsell and Fanny LEWIS.

Died, - On the 16th March, 1898, at his residence, Cathcart Road, Queenstown, Francis Lewin DASHWOOD, aged 77 years

Birth, - At Queenstown, on March 16th, 1898, the wife of William J. LOGAN, of a son.

Birth, - At Queenstown, on the 17th inst., the wife of A.T. EDKINS, of a daughter.

The Late Mr W. ADAMS. - We regret to announce the demise of Mr Webster ADAMS, which took place on Thursday morning at the Frontier Hospital, from Typhoid fever.  The deceased, who only went to the Hospital on the previous Sunday, was
making progress towards recovery, but had a relapse, which in his weakened state he was not able to fight against.  Mr ADAMS, who was 33 years of age, was in the employ of Messrs Wainwright & Co. of this town, and was the son of Dr. ADAMS,
Ipswich, Suffolk, to whom the sad news will come as a shock. The funeral took place at the Anglican Cemetery on Friday afternoon, the Rev C.W. WALLACE officiating.

Friday, March, 25 1898

Birth, - At Queenstown, on March 16th, 1898, the wife of William J. LOGAN, of a son.

Birth, - At Queenstown, on the 17th inst., the wife of A.T. EDKINS, of a daughter.

Died, - At Tylden, on the 15th March, 1898, Percy William LEWIS, aged 1 year and 10 months, beloved son of Maunsell and Fanny LEWIS.

Died, - At the Frontier Hospital, Queenstown, on the 18th March, 1898, John HEARNS, aged 48 years, the dearly beloved husband of E.J. HEARNS.

Married, - In Wesley Church, Queenstown ,on Wednesday, March 23rd, 1898, by the Rev. P. TEARLE, Gilbert, second son of Mr Gilbert FOX, King Williamstown, to Ada, fourth daughter of Mr A STILWELL, Collipmoor, Queenstown.

Tuesday, March 29, 1898

Birth, - At Queenstown, on the 17th inst., the wife of A.T. EDKINS, of a daughter.

Married, - In Wesley Church, Queenstown ,on Wednesday, March 23rd, 1898, by the Rev. P. TEARLE, Gilbert, second son of Mr Gilbert FOX, King Williamstown, to Ada, fourth daughter of Mr A STILWELL, Collipmoor, Queenstown.

Died, - At the Frontier Hospital, Queenstown, on the 18th March, 1898, John
HEARNS, aged 48 years, the dearly beloved husband of E.J. HEARNS.

Died, - At Queenstown Frontier Hospital, on the 21st March, 1897, Alfred James HENMAN, aged 39 years, only surviving son of Mrs HENMAN, of this town

Friday, April 1, 1898
 
Married, - At Lushington, Stockenstroom, on March 29th, Arthur Dellistin HUMPHREYS, of Johannesburg, formerly of Queen's town, to Minnie Mary COCHRANE, second daughter of John COCHRANE Esq., of Lushington, Stockenstroom.
 
Married, - In Wesley Church, Queenstown, on Wednesday, March 23rd, 1898, by the Rev. P. TEARLE, Gilbert, second son of Mr Gilbert FOX, King Williamstown, to Ada, fourth daughter of Mr. A. STILWELL, Collipmoor, Queenstown.
 
Died, - At the Frontier Hospital, Queenstown, on the 19th March, 1898, John HEARNS, aged 48 years, the dearly beloved husband of E.J. HEARNS.
 
Died, - At Queenstown Frontier Hospital, on the 21 March, 1898, Alfred James HENMAN, aged 39 years, only surviving son of Mrs. HENMAN of this town.
 
Tuesday, April 5, 1898
 
Married, - At Lushington, Stockenstroom, on March 29th, Arthur Dellistin HUMPHREYS, of Johannesburg, formerly of Queen's town, to Minnie Mary COCHRANE, second daughter of John COCHRANE Esq., of Lushington, Stockenstroom.
 
Died, - At Queenstown Frontier Hospital, on the 21 March, 1898, Alfred James HENMAN, aged 39 years, only surviving son of Mrs. HENMAN of this town.
 
Almost a Centenarian
Perhaps most of our readers (says the Fort Beaufort "Advocate") - especially our English readers - are unaware that there is living in this district a somewhat remarkable old lady, Mrs SW MALAN, mother-in-law of Mr JH VAN DE VYVER, sen., of Smit's Kraal.  On the 18th of March last she celebrated her 96th birthday, and was able on that occation to give a remarkably vivid account of her life, as also a graphic discription of her honeymoon at the age of 19.  As far as can be ascertained at present, the number of her descendants is four hundred and twenty, of whom about forty are dead.  She is a great-great-great-grandmother.  Her eldest daughter Mrs Marx, is 75 years of age, and has a list of descendants one hundread an fifty-nine.  The latter lady married at the age of 15, and when only 18 was the proud mother of six rosy children.
 
Friday, April 15, 1898
 
Birth, - On the 8th April the wife of H BERRY, of a Daughter.
 
Marriage.
McEWAN-STAPLES- At the U.P. Church, Queenstown 13th April, 1898, by the Rev. J.P. RITCHIE, George A, eldest son of P. McEWAN, Esq., of Tarkastad, to Eliza A.A., eldest daughter of R.H. STAPLES, Esq., Providence Farm, Queenstown.
 
Death of Mrs GRIFFITH
This (Wednesday) morning, says the East London "Daily Dispatch," there passed away one whose loss will not only be deeply mourned by her own husband and family, but by hosts of dear and intimate friends.  Mrs GRIFFITH, wife of Colonel GRIFFITH, C.M.G., has been resident in our midst for many years....
Mrs GRIFFITH was a daughter of Mr GILFILLAN of Cradock, and for may years resided in Queenstown while here husband was Civil Commisioner and Resident Magistrate of Queenstown....
 
Tuesday, April 19, 1898
 
Marriage.
McEWAN-STAPLES- At the U.P. Church, Queenstown 13th April, 1898, by the Rev. J.P. RITCHIE, George A, eldest son of P. McEWAN, Esq., of Tarkastad, to Eliza A.A., eldest daughter of R.H. STAPLES, Esq., Providence Farm, Queenstown.
 
Friday, April 22, 1898
 
Marriage
HARDEWICK-MIDDLEWICK  At St. Michael's and All Angels, Queenstown, on the 20th April by the Rev. WINGATE, Rupert Edward, second son of the late Hon. Edward HARDWICK, M.L.C., of Komgha, to Lulu Augusta, fith daugher of the late William MIDDLEWICK of Gordon Park, Sterkstroom.
 
Marriage.
McEWAN-STAPLES- At the U.P. Church, Queenstown 13th April, 1898, by the Rev. J.P. RITCHIE, George A, eldest son of P. McEWAN, Esq., of Tarkastad, to Eliza A.A., eldest daughter of R.H. STAPLES, Esq., Providence Farm, Queenstown.
 
Died, - At Queenstown, on April 20th, 1898, John DRYDEN, aged 15 years and 8 months, beloved son of John and Isabella DRYDEN of Queenstown.
 
Sad Death. - We record with very much regret the death of Mr Percy William BOWLER, aged twenty-five years, who was engaged in the T.P.O.  Mr BOWLER, was a native of Haverfordwest, came to the Colony some fifteen months ago, and had previously been in South  America as a clerk in the employ of a cable company. He had been indisposed some little time, and on Good Friday was removed from his boarding house to the hospital,  suffering from typhoid fever.  Every care and skilled attention were bestowed upon him, but he passed away at eight o'clock on Monday night....
 
Tuesday, April 26, 1898
 
HARDEWICK-MIDDLEWICK  At St. Michael's and All Angels, Queenstown, on the 20th April by the Rev. WINGATE, Rupert Edward, second son of the late Hon. Edward HARDWICK, M.L.C., of Komgha, to Lulu Augusta, fith daugher of the late William MIDDLEWICK of Gordon Park, Sterkstroom
 
Died, - At Queenstown, on April 20th, 1898, John DRYDEN, aged 15 years and 8 months, beloved son of John and Isabella DRYDEN of Queenstown
 
The late Mr. M. MILEY - We have to record the death of Mr Michael MILEY, Cycle Depot, who yesterday (Monday) week was removed to the Hospital suffering from typhoid fever, and who died there on Friday morning.... The deceased who leaves a wife and three children, insured his life, we understand, for 500pounds, having only paid the first premium the other day.
 
Death of Mr J. BREETZKE. - We have to record the death, at the early age of twenty-four years, of Mr John Molteno BREETZKE, second son of Mr C BREETZKE.  The deceased, who had been engaged in the railway service for the past eight years, was taken to the hospital on the 16th inst. suffering from typhoid fever, and died in the institution on the 20th.
He leaves a widow and one child, having lost lately a little boy through a very sad accident....
 
Tuesday, May 3, 1898
 
Birth, - At Queenstown, on the 30th April, 1898, the wife of Mr. C.E.S. BESTALL, J.P., Ida, district of Elliott, of a Son.
 
Died, - At Queenstown Frontier Hospital on April 22nd, Michael MILEY, aged 28 years, 1 month, 22 days of Seacombe, Liverpool, England, leaving a wife and three children to mourn his loss.
 
Died, - At Queenstown, on April 29th, Robert Delabere PRITCHETT, aged 6 months and 21 days, only surviving son of William and Kate PRITCHETT.
 
Birth, - At Queenstown, April 23rd, the wife of A.W. ARNOTT, of a Son.
 
Friday, May 6, 1898
 
Birth, - At Queenstown, April 23rd, the wife of A.W. ARNOTT, of a Son.
 
Died, - At Queenstown Frontier Hospital on April 22nd, Michael MILEY, aged 28 years, 1 month, 22 days of Seacombe, Liverpool, England, leaving a wife and three children to mourn his loss.
 
Died, - At Queenstown, on April 29th, Robert Delabere PRITCHETT, aged 6 months and 21 days, only surviving son of William and Kate PRITCHETT
 
Obituary
We regret to learn that a telegram reached Queenstown yesterday (Thursday) morning announcing the death of the Rev. W TYSON, father of Mr A.Q. TYSON of our town, at Graham's Town.  Mr TYSON had been suffering for some time which he bore with the fortitude of a Christian minister....
 
Tuesday, May 10, 1898
 
Marriage
LYNCH-BERTRAM- At St. Albans on the 4th inst., by the Ven. Archdeacon HOLBECH, Frank Stewart LYNCH, C.E., Assistant Manager the Kimberley Water Works, Co., Ltd., to Minnie BERTRAM of Queenstown and Mowbray.
 
Birth, - At Queenstown, on the 30th April, 1898, the wife of Mr. C.E.S. BESTALL, J.P., Ida, district of Elliott, of a Son.
 
Died, - At Queenstown, on April 29th, Robert Delabere PRITCHETT, aged 6 months and 21 days, only surviving son of William and Kate PRITCHETT
 
Died, May 5th, at Queenstown, Gordon Erskine BATCHELOR, aged 8 years.
 
Friday, May 13 1898
 
Marriage
LYNCH-BERTRAM- At St. Albans on the 4th inst., by the Ven. Archdeacon HOLBECH, Frank Stewart LYNCH, C.E., Assistant Manager the Kimberley Water Works, Co., Ltd., to Minnie BERTRAM of Queenstown and Mowbray.
 
Birth, - On the 10th inst., the wife of Geo. H. GASSON, of a Daughter.
 
The late Mr. Robert DUNCOMBE - We regret to have to regret the sudden death of Mr Robert DUNCOMBE, of Bongolo Nek, who was found dead in bed on Monday morning.  The deceased, who was fifty-seven years of age, leaves a widow and several children.  Mr DUNCOMBE had been in the country for many years....
 
Tuesday, May 17, 1898
 
Marriage
LYNCH-BERTRAM- At St. Albans on the 4th inst., by the Ven. Archdeacon HOLBECH, Frank Stewart LYNCH, C.E., Assistant Manager the Kimberley Water Works, Co., Ltd., to Minnie BERTRAM of Queenstown and Mowbray.
 
Birth, - On the 10th inst., the wife of Geo. H. GASSON, of a Daughter
 
Friday, May 20, 1898
 
Birth, - On the 10th inst., the wife of Geo. H. GASSON, of a Daughter.
 
Birth,- At Queenstown, on the 18th inst., the wife of J.H. GERHARDI, of a Daughter.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 1898
 
Birth,- At Queenstown, on the 18th inst., the wife of J.H. GERHARDT, of a Daughter.
 
Died, - At Queenstown, on 19th May, 1898, Irene May, aged 1 year and 9 days, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. MARSBERG.
 
Friday, May 27 1898
 
Birth,- At Queenstown, on the 18th inst., the wife of J.H. GERHARDT, of a Daughter.
 
Died, - At Queenstown, on 19th May, 1898, Irene May, aged 1 year and 9 days, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. MARSBERG.
 
Tuesday, May 31, 1898
 
Died, - At Queenstown, on 19th May, 1898, Irene May, aged 1 year and 9 days, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. MARSBERG.
 
Death of Mr J HALL. - We regret to have to record the death, from fever of Mr John HALL.  Mr HALL was educated in the Wesleyan Grammar School, and afterwards was in the employ of Messrs Morum Bros.  He went to Bulawayo with a party of Queenstown young men.  Their prospecting operations promised well, and all looked forward with hope to the future, but one of their number has passed away.
 
Sad Suicide at Queenstown.
The inquest.
The inhabitants of Queenstown were startled on Friday morning at hearing of the tragic death of Mr Stedman Thrubsole CRISPE, who was unmarried, and was about thirty-six years of age.  The deceased, who had been in the Colony some five years, was a son of Mr Shepheard Stedman CRISPE, a brewer in a large way of business at Barking, Essex, and who died last September.  For the past three years or mor Mr ST CRISPE had been in the service of Mr F Seymour DENT. and a more lenient of kindly-disposed employer it would be impossible to find.  It is only too probable that the deceased, who is spoken of by Mr DENT as a splendid workman, was upset at fearing he had been left out of his father's will - the other children benefiting to the exten of 10,000 pounds each, and this caused him to give way to drink, culminating in a self-infilcted wound on Thursday night which ended in his death.....
 
Tuesday, June 14, 1898
 
Birth,- At Nququ District, Cofimvaba, on the 30th May, 1898, the wife of T.C. LIGHT, of a Son.

Friday, June 17, 1898
 
Married,-  At the Congregational Church, Queenstown, on the 15th June, 1898, by the Rev. W.J. DOWER, James Thom, eldest son of James DUNCAN, Esq., Queen's Town, to Eliza Jane, second daughter of the late Thomas JAMIESON, of Queenstown
 
Birth,- At Nququ District, Cofimvaba, on the 30th May, 1898, the wife of T.C. LIGHT, of a Son.
 
Wedding.
On Wednesday morning a quiet and pretty little wedding was celebrated at the Presbyterian Church, Queenstown, the contracting parties being Miss EJ JAMIESON, second daughter of Mrs T JAMIESON, Coldstream, Queenstown, and Mr JT DUNCAN, son of Mr Jas DUNCAN, Queenstown.  The Rev WJ DOWER tied the nuptial knot.  Miss Ethel JAMIESON, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Mr Donald DUNCAN, brother of the bridegroom was best man....

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