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Grahamstown Journal 1888 04 April

Tuesday 3 April 1888

BIRTH at Francis-street, Oatlands on April 2nd, the wife of W. YOUNG, Builder, of a son.

We regret to learn that the Rev. Henry M. CAMERON, Wesleyan Minister, of Harrismith O.F.S. died somewhat suddenly on Saturday evening last. The deceased minister was still in the prime of life, and had been engaged in the work of the ministry eighteen years. He was a son of the Rev. James CAMERON, whom some of the older residents will remember was an able and acceptable pastor in the Wesleyan Church here about fifty years ago, and he inherited not a little of his father’s intellectual ability and power as a preacher. We tender our sincere sympathy to his widow and young family.

BIRTH at Grahamstown 20th March 1888, the wife of C. CHEVALIER of a son.

BIRTH April 3rd at the Wesleyan Mission House, the wife of the Rev. R. MATTERSON of a son.

Thursday 5 April 1888

Miss GLANVILLE, the esteemed curator of the Albany Museum, who has been suffering for some time back, to the great regret of all who know her, expired yesterday morning at the Albany Hospital. This amiable young lady was greatly valued and beloved by all who knew her, and her loss will cause a blank that will be difficult to fill up. Her life to a great extent has been devoted to the interests of science; and her obliging and courteous manner to visitors to the Museum gained for her the respect she richly deserved. We respectfully tender our sympathy to the deceased’s relatives. We may add that the funeral, which was largely attended by the friends of the deceased, took place this morning. It is understood that the typhoid fever, which was the cause of death, and other cases of which have occurred in the same family, was induced by partaking of water supposed to have been poisoned by defective sewerage.

Mr. W.C. HOLESGROVE, we regret to inform our readers, after a long illness died two days ago. The deceased suffered for a considerable time from Rheumatic Gout. He was an Accountant in the Union Fire Insurance Office. He has attained the age of sixty years.

Saturday 7 April 1888

MARRIED Wednesday April 4th at Peddie, by the Rev. E. Gedye, D. KNIGHT of Grahamstown to Emily Stewart PRIEST, second daughter of Mr. F. PRIEST of Willesden, England.

It is with great regret that we have to announce the decease at Port Alfred of Mr. William GORDON, for many years connected with Mr, Iwar SWENSSON in the jewellery business, and subsequently in that department of Messrs. MUIRHEAD and GOWIE’s establishment. The sad event occurred on Thursday morning at the residence of Mr. CLARKE, where the deceased was staying. Mr. GORDON was a native of Scotland, and from what we can gather has no relations in this Colony. He was an experienced and steady workman, and had been for some time connected with the Salvation Army. It is believed that his death was hastened by some financial troubles which he incurred. The immediate cause was consumption, from which he had suffered for some time past. His loss will be felt by many of his friends to whom his amiable character had endeared him.

Tuesday 10 April 1888

BIRTH on the 7th inst at Selwyn Castle, the wife of the Honorable Arthur HUBBARD of a daughter.

BIRTH at Carlisle-street, Grahamstown, April 6th 1888, the wife of James JOHNSTON, Kimberley, of a son.

Thursday 12 April 1888

MARRIED in Commemoration Church, Grahamstown, on 11th inst, by Rev. R. Matterson, George Octavius, eighth son of Mr. James Edmund ROBINSON, London, England, to Alice Maud Mary, youngest daughter of Mr. John Francis PASSMORE of Grahamstown.

Yesterday afternoon in Commemoration Church an interesting ceremony took place. We refer to the marriage of Mr. G.O. ROBINSON, who was united to Alice Maud Mary, daughter of Mr. John Francis PASSMORE of this city. The Rev. R. MATTERSON was the officiating clergyman. While congratulating the newly-wedded pair, we wish them both many years of happiness, and we may say this wish is shared by the many friends and acquaintances of both the bridegroom and bride.

Saturday 14 April 1888

MARRIED at Trinity Church, Grahamstown on the 12th inst, by the Rev. Davidson, William Henry, second son of the late Mr. Charles SAWYER, of Bedford, to Jessie Jane, daughter of Mr. N. BROWN of Hell Poort, Albany.

We omitted to mention in last issue the marriage of Mr. William Henry SAWYER, son of the late Mr. Chas. SAWYER, to Miss Jessie Jane BROWN, daughter of Mr. N. BROWN of Hell Poort. The ceremony took place in Trinity Church on Thursday, and was conducted by the Rev. Mr. DAVIDSON.

Thursday 19 April 1888

Mr. S.B. SHAW of Salem must be congratulated on the unqualified testimony of his success as a teacher, as shown in the result of the recent Elementary Examination. Mr. SHAW sent up 9 candidates, who have all passed, and there can be little doubt the number would have been eleven, had not two of his best students been unavoidably absent.

Saturday 21 April 1888

DIED at Grahamstown on the 20th April 1888, Nathaniel Thomas SMITH, third son of Mr. W.C. SMITH, aged 43 years and 6 months.
The Funeral of the above will move from the residence of Mr. W.C. SMITH, George-street, tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 9 o’clock. Friends are invited to attend.

We regret to learn that Mr. N.T. SMITH, a brother of Mr. W.A. SMITH of this city, died yesterday. He has been ailing for a considerable time.

Miss Ella COOK, who comes out first in the Colony in the recent University Elementary Examination, is the daughter of Mr. John Thornhill COOK, well known as a former resident in Grahamstown, and Port Elizabeth. We congratulate the successful candidate and her friends upon this honourable and well earned distinction.

Thursday 26 April 1888

DIED at Grahamstown on Saturday the 21st inst, Maria Helen, wife of Wm. RAMSBOTTOM, aged 24 years and 11 months.

The feeling of sorrow will be universal when it becomes known that Dr. Henry KNOWLES has passed away from our midst. The melancholy event occurred about 8:30 pm yesterday. Dr. KNOWLES, during his long residence here, has become such a feature of the City that there is no one who will not miss his kindly face about the streets; and his unfailing cheerfulness under his sufferings, has so endeared him to all who knew him that the afflicted family will be by no means alone in their grief at his loss, but will have the tender sympathy of a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances. Older residents in Grahamstown will recollect Dr. KNOWLES about twenty-five years ago, and will recall the perfect specimen of a fine old English gentleman, of the old school, which he presented, when it was quite a familiar spectacle to see him mounted on his black horse, , with his well-bred pointers leading the way, and his gun in hand, going up the street on his way to take his usual outing, his long ringlets falling about his shoulders. Some time ago Dr. KNOWLES was stricken down by paralysis, and though sadly broken down by the stroke, he still contrived to find his way about the town, and when subsequently this dread malady again came upon him, and left him almost a cripple, it was seen with widespread and genuine sorrow that the end was not far distant. Now the fatal summons has come, and there are not wanting numbers who desire to testify through this notice to the kindness of heart and charity which always actuated the deceased, how he was always ready and anxious to relieve genuine distress and to lighten the heavy burden of the poor. Our respected friend has passed from among us, but the memory of his good deeds will not be interred with him, but will live long after he has been committed to his resting place. We again repeat that the condolence which we tender the bereaved one left behind is only representative of the universal sorrow throughout Grahamstown at their loss.

Saturday 28 April 1888

FELL ASLEEP on Wednesday the 25th April 1888, at his residence, Bathurst-street, Henry KNOWLES, of Grahamstown, aged 69 years

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