Grahamstown Journal

Grahamstown Journal 1894 01 January

Saturday 6 January 1894

DIED on the 4th inst at Grahamstown, Agnes Henrietta, daughter of the late Henry [RITCHCIE] of Colombo, Ceylon, aged 33.

A Johannesburg telegram says that the Conductor Martin BUNCH, who left with Sunday night’s train, was missed between Elandsfontein and Vereeniging. Search gangs on Tuesday morning found his mangled body beneath Kap River Brigade. He was on the platform of a saloon carriage when last seen. It is assumed that the train lurched, and the gate being open he was jerked out. Much regret is expressed at the horrible fatality. Deceased was one of the most reliable and sober conductors on the line.

Thursday 11 January 1894

PASSED AWAY at Grahamstown, Wed 10th Jan 1894, George SHAW, second son of the late Mr. William SHAW of Surrey, England. Aged 63 years 3 months.
The Funeral of the late Mr. SHAW will leave the Masonic Temple on Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

The B.B. are requested to attend the Funeral of their late Bro. George SHAW, to meet at the Temple, Hill Street, on Saturday afternoon next at 3:30. The Funeral Cortege to start at 4pm. The B.B. of Sister Lodges are cordially invited to attend. Usual mourning: aprons and jewels craped.
By Order of the W.M.
Sec. 389
Grahamstown, Jan 11th 1894

Saturday 13 January 1894

In the Insolvent Estate of Robert Henry Frederick WHITEHEAD, a Storekeeper and Blacksmith, of Salem, in the District of Albany.
All Persons claiming to be Creditors under this Estate are requested to take notice that the Undersigned has been duly elected to and confirmed in the appointment of Sole Trustee of the said Estate, and that the Master has appointed the third Meeting to be held before the Resident Magistrate of Albany on Wednesday 7th Feb 1894 at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, for the Proof of Debts, for receiving the Trustee’s Report, and also for the purpose of giving directions to the said Trustee as to the management of the said Estate.
And all persons indebted to the said Estate are required to pay the same to the Undersigned on or before the above date, or proceedings will be instituted against them.
Sole Trustee.

Tuesday 16 January 1894

DIED at Grahamstown on Jan 15th, Eileen Mary, second child of William C. and Alice M. VAN RYNEVELD, aged 17 months.

In the Intestate Estate of the late Percy WATRIDGE of Kimberley.
All persons having claims against the above Estate are kindly requested to file the same, and those indebted to the said Estate are required to settle the amounts due by them, at the office of the undersigned, within six weeks from this date.
Agent for Executor Dative
Jan 16th 1894

Young Mr. and Mrs. TRENT of Johannesburg (says the Star) have just lost a baby through a servant girl’s carelessness. A chance spectator saw her overturn the perambulator the twins were out in, and then tumble them in again like parcels. The one had got its ribs broken, and died after intense suffering. The servant girl at first denied that she had done it, and then said she did not care.

Saturday 20 January 1894

DIED at Clumber on the 14th January 1894, Selina, the dearly beloved wife of the late Edw. TIMM Esq, aged 80 years and 5 months; deeply regretted. Deceased came to the Colony with the British Settlers of 1820.
Not lost, but gone before.

There has just gone to her rest one of the few remaining British Settlers of 1820 in the person of Mrs. Selina TIMM, wife of the late Mr. Edward TIMM of Clumber. The deceased lady was 80 years and 5 months of age and is deeply regretted by all who knew her.

During a thunderstorm on December 31 Mr. W. LIEBENBERG, the respected Fieldcornet of Ward No. 3, Nieuwveldt, Beaufort West, was killed by the lightning. His eldest son, standing near him in the door of the house, was struck to the ground, but fortunately recovered consciousness in a short time, and is in a fair way towards recovery.

Put Host THOMAS of the Buffalo Hotel, East London, down for the R.H.S. Medal. The other morning a Dutch young lady bathing at the beach got out of her depth and was drowning. Mr. THOMAS, casually looking seawards, saw the hands of the lady thrown up over her head, and without divesting himself of a garment plunged in and brought her to shore. The promptitude and bravery of Mr. THOMAS averted a possible fatality. Dr. A. LAWRANCE was promptly in attendance, and after a period of unconsciousness the young lady came round.

Tuesday 23 January 1894

BIRTH on the 22nd January 1894, at the “Oaks”, Somerset-street, Grahamstown, the wife of William WALKER of a daughter.

At Fort England Church, Grahamstown, on 20th Jan 1894, by the Rev. W.H. Turpin, St.Philip’s, assisted by Rev. W.B. Wallace, Christ Church, Dr. W.R. CHEW to Miss M.W. GREENLEES.

Thursday 25 January 1894

MARRIED at St.Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday January 23rd, by the Revd. Father Hanton, James Lockhart, second son of Major GORDON, 75th Regiment (Gordon Highlanders) to Mary Dorothy, youngest daughter of Mr. J.B. LORING, of Grahamstown.

On Tuesday afternoon last Miss Dolly LORING, youngest daughter of Mr. J.B.H. LORING of this city, and Mr. James Lockhart GORDON, second son of Major GORDON of Portobello, Scotland, and now residing in Matatiele, Griqualand East, were joined in the bonds of holy wedlock at St.Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral. The bridegroom was ably supported by Mr. J.D. TYSON of the Bank of Africa, and the bride, who looked charming, dressed in a bodice of cream brocade, with a skirt of cream merveilleux trimmed with lace and clusters of ostrich feathers, was attended by her sister, Miss Ann LORING, who was dressed in peach-coloured silk trimmed with cream lace. Six flower girls, Misses BRADFIELD (2), SAUNDERS (2), Gracie FICK and Maud TOMLINSON, dressed in orange, lemon and cream nun-veiling, with a page, Master Teddie [MERRETT], the bride’s nephew, completed the list. The grand old wedding march was done full justice to by Miss M. TRIBE, who presided at the organ. The happy couple left the same day about 6pm for Botha’s Hill, en route for their future home at Matatiele. A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents just after the ceremony, at which a large company of friends were entertained, and the bride’s health drunk in a bumper of sparkling champagne. The presents were both numerous and costly.

At Bloemfontein last Tuesday afternoon a man named James WILSON was thrown from his horse and killed, a short distance out of town. The day before WILSON had playfully got into an empty coffin at the undertaker’s, remarking that it would be a good fit for him. He was buried in that same coffin.

The death is reported at Gateshead, England, of the Rev. J.D. HEPBURN, the well-known and respected missionary to the Bamangwato. Mr. HEPBURN had lived with Khama and his people, by whom he was trusted and revered, for over twenty years, and his death is also felt by the many Europeans who were reckoned amongst his friends, to be a loss to the country. Much sympathy will be felt with Mrs. HEPBURN and family, who were expecting his return from England in improved health when news of his death came.

The Rhodesia Herald reports a sad accident in the Gazaland settlement about a month ago, news having come via Umtali. Mr. J.R. BURGIS, a lay minister of the C.E. Mission, had been staying with Mr. John WEBSTER, a Melsetter farmer. One evening the former loaded his gun, as he thought he might be called up in the night to shoot lions. In the morning he came out of his hut intending to go out with natives. Mr. WEBSTER was outside at the time, and with him Mrs. WEBSTER and their daughter. Mr. BURGIS says he quite forgot that he had loaded the gun, and prepared to clean it. It was pointed at Mr. WEBSTER. He pulled the trigger and it went off, shooting the unfortunate farmer through the heart, the bullet entering the back. When they raised the fallen man, life was extinct. The only persons present besides the deceased and the minister were Mrs. and Miss WEBSTER. Mr. BURGIS will be taken to Umtali for preliminary examination.

Tuesday 30 January 1894

MARRIED at Johannesburg on Jan 24th, Amy Jane, eldest daughter of the late Charles HARPER of Melrose Hall, Albany, to John Morfitt WATSON of Yorkshire, England.

MARRIED at Riebeck East on the 24th January by the Rev. W.P. ROUSSEAU, father of the bride, his second daughter Susie to F.J. NORDEN jun. Esq; and at the same time, by the Rev. W.C. HOLDEN, grandfather of the bridegroom, Elizabeth ANDERSON, adopted daughter of the Rev. W.P. ROUSSEAU, to Ernest Clifford BRADFIELD Esq.


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