Grahamstown Journal

Grahamstown Journal 1883 09 September

[No editions of the paper are available for July or August 1883]

Friday 14 September 1883

BIRTH at Grahamstown, Sept. 13, the wife of Frederick HIGGINS of a son (still born)

DIED at African-street, Grahamstown, on the 12th instant, Jane, the beloved wife of Henry WEBSTER, aged 52 years and 9 months.

Saturday 15 September 1883

FUNERAL NOTICE
The Funeral of the late Mrs. J.B. HENNING will leave her late residence, near Lancing House, Hill-street, tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 4 o’clock. All Friends are respectfully invited.
A. WILL, Undertaker.

Tuesday 18 September 1883

DIED on the 14th inst at the residence of her sister (Mrs. WOOLLEY), Somerset East, Caroline, daughter of Hugh CARMICHAEL Esq, Dublin, and great granddaughter of the last Earl of HYNDFORD and CARMICHAEL, of Carmichael Castle, Perthshire, Scotland, aged 33 years.
Scottish and Irish papers please copy.

THE CAPTAIN OF THE SWIFTSURE DROWNED
The British 3-masted schooner Swiftsure, from Calcutta to Port Elizabeth, which arrived here on Saturday, says the E.P. Herald, reports the drowning of Capt. T. KINNAIRD. The following is the official report of the circumstances: August 25th.. [report continues at top of next column, which is obscured]

Wednesday 19 September 1883

DIED at Grahamstown on Wednesday September 19th 1883, the beloved wife of Thomas EMMS, Oatlands, aged 61 years.
The Funeral of the late Mrs. EMMS will move from her late residence, Oatlands, tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at 3 o’clock. Friends are respectfully requested to attend.
A. WILL, Undertaker.

Union Fire and Marine Insurance and Trust Company
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the Insolvent Estate of Simon Mortimer LAKE
All Persons claiming to be Creditors under this Estate are required 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 Grahamstown on Wednesday 10th October next 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 5th day of October next, or proceedings will be instituted against them.
Joseph GADD
Secretary, Sole Trustee
Grahamstown, 31st Aug 1883

Thursday 20 September 1883

DIED at Bedford on the 17th inst, Arthur Solomon, aged 7 years and 11 months, second son of Charles Walter WEBBER.

SUDDEN DEATH
WE (Argus) have to announce the sudden death, on Saturday evening last, of Mr. C.C. CORY, one of the Sub Distributors in the Stamp Office. Mr. CORY came out from England some two years ago, having held a situation in a London bank which he was forced to relinquish through ill-health. He was of a very active, sociable disposition, and took part in many kinds of amusement in which persons in ill-health do not generally engage. On Saturday afternoon he went out to Wynberg with the Bicycle Club, of which he is a member, and at ten o’clock the same evening was discovered dead at his lodgings in Caledon-street. It is supposed that a rupture of one of the cardiac arteries had taken place, and that the deceased gentleman expired from sheer exhaustion. The body was conveyed to the New Somerset Hospital, where it now lies awaiting interment.

BIRTH at Grahamstown September 20 1883, the wife of Mr. Alfred E. HOWSE of a daughter.

Monday 24 September 1883

BIRTH on the 24th inst at Grahamstown, the wife of Fred. Douglas COOPER of a daughter.

We regret very much to learn of the serious illness of Mr. W. HAW. That gentleman yesterday morning, as is his usual custom, went to his bath-room, and while in the bath was, it appears, seized with paralysis. It was thought by members of the family that he had gone for a walk, and it was not until he had been absent for about an hour that a search was made, and he was discovered in the bath in an insensible condition. Medical aid was immediately summoned, and Dr. E. ATHERSTONE soon attended to the patient. Mr. HAW, we are grieved to hear, is but slowly recovering, but under skilful medical treatment we sincerely hope that he will speedily mend.

MR. GODLONTON
Today is the anniversary of Mr. GODLONTON’s birthday. That venerable and grand old colonist today reaches his 89th birthday, and can look back upon a long, honourable and blameless lifetime spent in labours which have been for the good of his adopted country. His intellect is clear yet, though he is physically feeble, and many today who think on the past life over which his green memory yet has a grasp, will be strengthened by the prospect of so much vigour and perseverance. Grahamstown in Mr. Robert GODLONTON and Mr. George WOOD has two public men whose lives if written would give a history of the colony.

Thursday 27 September 1883

DIED on the [19]th September 1883 at Whittlesea, James BARNES, aged 76 years and 5 months. His end was peace.

FATAL ACCIDENT
The death is reported of an old Kaffrarian, Mr. W. TENNANT, who for some time has been farming in New England. It appears that he was riding one horse, and leading another; was pulled to the edge of a krantz by one horse and thrown over the krantz by the other, being killed by the fall.

Friday 28 September 1883

Mr. HAW never recovered consciousness after he received the paralytic stroke while in his bath on Sunday morning, and passed away yesterday afternoon at three o’clock. The deceased gentleman was 61 years of age, and was born in the colony two years after the landing of the settlers in 1820, among whom were his parents. He has seen the colony grow like many another of that vigorous band, he has taken part also in the development of Grahamstown, and by his own efforts has built up a solid commercial house. Although he never took a prominent part in public affairs, he was respected by all who came in contact with him during his long stay in Grahamstown, and held the important office of Director to different Companies. His elder brother, Mr. Edward HAW, one of the best travelled of men, has retired from business, and his late brother, Mr. Charles HAW, occupied the position of magistrate for some time. To the widow and family we tender our sincere sympathies.

DIED at his residence, Hawton Hall, Beaufort-street, on Thursday 27th inst, Mr. William HAW, aged 61 years.
The Funeral of the late Mr. William HAW will move from his late residence, Beaufort-street, on Saturday afternoon at 3pm. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

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