The Daily Representative 1925 2 April - June
Friday, April 3, 1925
Thursday, April 9, 1925
MUIR.- Passed away at his residence, Lady Frere, on 9th April, 1925, John Walter MUIR, beloved husband of Maria MUIR. Aged 43 years. Deeply mourned.
Tuesday, April 14, 1925
O'SHEA.- At Mossel Bay, on the 9th inst., to Mr. And Mrs. W.A. O'SHEA, a Daughter.
GEORGE.- At Duncan Vale Nursing Home, Queenstown, on the 14th inst., to Mr. And Mrs. T.A. GEORGE, a Son.
Wednesday, April 15, 1925
Notice to Creditors
In the Estate of the late Ann EDWARDS (born TUERSLEY), of Sterkstroom (No. 7428)...
Dan J. DE WET,
Attorney for the Executor Testamentary.
P.O. Box 6, Sterkstroom, C.P.
In the Estate of the late Francis Hugo ADENDORFF (No. 6572)...
Attorney for the Executrix Testamentary.
Local & General
Double Bathing Fatality.
Two Johannesburg residents who were spending a holiday at Amanzimtoti were drowned while bathing on Sunday. They were: Ellen CHARLES (22), of Crown Street, Belgravia; Pierre VAN RYNEVELD (26), a railwayman, of Park Street, Belgravia. A crowd of 100 people watched a thrilling attempt to rescue the drowning pair, who were swept past the breakers. Miss CHARLES and Mr. VAN RYNEVELD, whose wife is at present in Johannesburg, were bathing, not in the safety pool, but between the river and the pool, from a sand bank that lies on the breaker line. It appears that Miss CHARLES was carried off the sand bank by the backwash. Being unable to swim, she at once cried out for help. Mr. VAN RYNEVELD plunged in and tried to save her; but the two were swept into deep water, where Mr. VAN RYNEVELD disappeared. Queenstown listeners in were informed on Sunday evening that Sir Pierre VAN RYNEVELD had been drowned, but happily the distinguished Director of the Air Service is still in the Rehoboth country.
Wednesday, April 22, 1925
JAKINS.- Died at home of her daughter, Mrs. H. SHEARAR, on the 22nd April, 1925, our beloved mother, Susanna Lucy JAKINS, late of East London.
HOWSE.- Passed peacefully away at Whittlesea, on the 20th April, 1925, Charles HOWSE, in his 89th year. Deeply mourned.
Thursday, April 23, 1925
Local & General
Many happy returns of yesterday to Mr. Justice SAMPSON, who then celebrated his 70th birthday. It does not appear to be entirely understood that the judge has actually retired, but has been recalled to the bench as Acting Judge-President during the illness of Sir Thomas GRAHAM.
Friday, April 24, 1925
In the Estate of the late Eliza Harriette JAMIESON (born WALKER), and predeceased spouse, Thomas JAMIESON, of Queenstown. No. 2691...
Attorneys for Executor Testamentary.
Monday, April 27, 1925
Estate late Heila Magdalena Frederika BUURMAN (born AUCAMP), of Penhoek, District Sterkstroom. (No. 6016)...
WALKER, JACOBSOHN & LEROUX,
Attorneys for the Executor Testamentary.
Lloyds' Buildings, 58 Burg Street, Capetown.
Wednesday, April 29, 1925
SEARLE.- On the 27th inst., at the Duncan Vale Nursing Home, to Mr. And Mrs. Eric SEARLE, a Son.
ROOKEN-SMITH.- Passed away at Umtata Hospital, April 23rd, 1925, Janet ROOKEN-SMITH, aged 3 years and 20 days, only daughter of Mr. And Mrs. W. ROOKEN-SMITH, now residing at "Hollowmead," Umtata, Transkei.
Thursday, April 30, 1925
FINCHAM-FINCHAM.- Married at Bellevue, Imvani, on the 29th inst., Frank Alexander FINCHAM, of Roydon, Queenstown to Beatrice Flowerdew, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Thornton FINCHAM, of Bellevue.
Friday, May 1, 1925
Local & General
A Queenstown Bridegroom.
The Roman Catholic Church at King Williamstown was the scene of a pretty, though quiet, wedding on Monday, when Mr. Leslie HOLLIDAY, of Ashby Manor, Queenstown, was married by the Rev. Father FRESE, to Miss Norah KILFOIL, daughter of Mr. Sidney KILFOIL, and grand-daughter of the late Professor WINNY...
Saturday, May 2, 1925
In loving memory of my dearest wife, Deliah CHARLES, who died on May 2nd, 1924, at the Frontier Hospital... Inserted by her loving husband, F. CHARLES.
In loving memory of our dear mother, Deliah CHARLES, who departed this life on the 2nd May, 1924. Inserted by her loving daughters and sons and her loving little ones.
Tuesday, May 5, 1925
In loving memory of my dear daughter and our dear sister, Isabella BREETZKE, died May 5th, 1923. Inserted by W.J. DIXON, Annie and Harry ROBERTS.
In Memory of my beloved wife, Isabella BREETZKE, who passed away May, 1923, 2 years ago. Inserted by her husband and two sons, Eric and Douglas.
SADLER-McEWAN.- Married at the Presbyterian Church, Queenstown, on the 4th inst., by the Reverend R. RUSSELL, M.A., Cyril Herbert SADLER, son of H.M. SADLER, of Queenstown, to Dulcie Jane McEWAN, youngest daughter of Mrs. T.H. McEWAN, of Queenstown.
Wednesday, May 6, 1925
Local & General
Death in a Tank.
News has reached Worcester that a well-known builder, named HAMILTON, over 60 years of age, was found drowned in the farmers' wine tanks at De Doorns. The body was discovered by a workman resting on the thick scum rising from new wine pumped in the previous day. An inquiry is being held into the circumstances. It is presumed that deceased reached in to get a drink and was overcome by the poisonous fumes of old dop remaining in the tank from last season.
News is to hand of the death of Mrs. WHINDUS, widow of the late Captain E.J. WHINDUS, formerly of this town. Mrs. WHINDUS, who had been residing at Capetown for seven or eight months, had been in very indifferent health for some time past, and passed away on Sunday. She leaves a family of three daughters and two sons to mourn their loss.
Friday, May 8, 1925
HERRING.- On the 7th inst at the Hostel, Salisbury, Rhodesia, to Mr. And Mrs. HERRING (Mary Reid RUSSELL), a Son.
Thursday, May 14, 1925
Local & General
His many friends will join us in offering congratulations to Mr. Henry WHITE, of Bolotwa, who to-day is celebrating his eightieth birthday.
Friday, May 15, 1925
WARNER.- At Dr. GRIEVE's Nursing Home, to Mr. And Mrs. C.H. WARNER, of Lady Frere, a Son. Both well.
Saturday, May 16, 1925
SOBEY.- Passed away at Jamestown on the 15th inst., Francis, beloved wife of William Hoskin SOBEY, of 5 Berry Street, Queenstown. Funeral at Jamestown to-day (Saturday).
Monday, May 18, 1925
BREETZKE.- In loving memory of our dear mother, Emily BREETZKE, who departed this life 18th May, 3 years ago. Inserted by Archie and May.
BREETZKE.- In memory of our dear mother, who died May 18th, 1922. Inserted by her sons.
BREETZKE.- In loving memory of my dear mother, Emily BREETZKE, who died 18th May, 1922. Inserted by Mary MAY.
Wednesday, May 20, 1925
MARLINGHAUS.- Passed peacefully away on 13th, Elizabeth Joy MARLINGHAUS (born JAMES), beloved wife of J.A. MARLINGHAUS. Deeply mourned by husband and children.
SOBEY.- Passed away at Jamestown, on the 15th inst., at the home of her daughter (Mrs. E. MAIN), Francis, beloved wife of William Hoskin SOBEY, of 5 Berry Street, Queenstown.
Tuesday, May 26, 1925
In memoriam of our darling William MULLER, accidentally killed on the Railway on the night of the 26th May, 1922; 16 years, 8 months, 24 days. Mourned by Dad, Mom, Sisters and Brothers.
Wednesday, May 27, 1925
THOMPSON.- Passed away, May 26th, Emily Rosina THOMPSON, our darling mother. Funeral leaves 169 Cathcart Road, 11 a.m. Thursday.
Thursday, May 28, 1925
Local & General
Sudden Death on Tennis Court.
Quite a gloom was cast over Queenstown yesterday afternoon when it became known that Mr. G.S. GARDNER had died suddenly while engaged in a game of tennis on the Town Courts, "Gill," by which name he was so familiarly known to all in Queenstown, left his home shortly after two o'clock, apparently in the best of health, for his usual afternoon at tennis. In the first sett he played, partnered by Dr. RITCHIE, all went well for a time, when suddenly, without any warning whatever, GARDNER collapsed, fell to the ground, and in a very short while the doctor pronounced him dead. The tragic suddenness of it all staggered all present, and the news soon spread, and expressions of the deepest sympathy were heard on all sides. Guildford Samuel GARDNER was a Queenstown boy, and after leaving the Boys' High School entered the services of Messrs. Charles BROWN and Co. He joined the firm of Messrs. MORUM Bros., Ltd., a quarter of a century ago, and for years has been manager of the wool and produce department. "Gill," who was 56 years of age, entered largely into the sporting life of Queenstown, and for many years was a leading member of the Swifts football team, where he played at scrum-half. He was also a member of the Amateur Athletic Association, and in his younger days was a splendid runner and a man to reckon with in the long jump. "Gill" was an enthusiastic worker on behalf of the South African Party, and was recording secretary of the Queenswood School Committee. He leaves a widow and three sons to mourn their loss, to whom the deepest sympathy of all will go out in their hour of sad bereavement. Two of the sons, Eric and Laurie, are in business on the Rand, while the youngest, Hector, is serving in the National Bank at Fort Beaufort. Hector arrived home by motor car late last evening. The funeral takes place this afternoon.
Friday, May 29, 1925
KIDSON.- On the 28th last., at the Duncan Vale Nursing Home, the wife of James E. KIDSON of a Daughter. Both well.
GARDNER.- Died suddenly at Queenstown, on the 27th inst., Guildford Samuel GARDNER; aged 55 years 9 months.
Saturday, May 30, 1925
GREEN.- In ever loving memory of Leslie Charles GREEN, who died in German East Africa, May 31st, 1916.
Tuesday, June 2, 1925
WILSON.- At the Duncan Vale Nursing Home, on the 30th May, to Mr. And Mrs. G.W. WILSON, a Son.
BUTLER.- In ever loving memory of my dear wife and our darling mother, who died at Cathcart on the 2nd June, 1923. Fondly remembered by husband and children.
Local & General
The late Mrs. DEWAR.
Her many friends in Queenstown will be sorry to hear of the sad loss sustained by Mrs. TOWNSEND last week through the death of her step-mother, Mrs. DEWAR, in East London. Mrs. DEWAR was the widow of the late Rev. John DEWAR, M.A., of Tarkastad, and was formerly principal of the Girls' High School there. The deceased came to South Africa from the Old Country almost exactly fifty years ago, and was beloved by all who knew her for her many good works of behalf of the town in which she had made her home. On the retirement of Mr. DEWAR from active service some ten years ago, he and his wife moved to East London, where Mr. DEWAR died shortly afterwards. Continuing her residence there, Mrs. DEWAR endeared herself to all who knew her, she being one of the most arduous workers in the welfare of St. George's Church. Deceased, who was in her eighty-fourth year, was buried in East London on Ascension Day, there being a large number of friends present both from St. George's Church and also from Tarkastad.
Wednesday, June 3, 1925
BUNTING.- At 26 Robinson Road, Queenstown, on the 3rd June, to Mr. And Mrs. J.P.J. BUNTING, a Daughter.
ANTHONY-JEGELS.- Married by special licence at Queenstown on 2nd June, 1925, Mathew ANTHONY, of Kimberley, to Johanna JEGELS, only daughter of Mr. And Mrs. D. JEGELS, of Queenstown.
In loving memory of our dear husband and father, Wiliam BRENER, who died two years ago in Johannesburg, the 3rd of June. Inserted by his sorrowing wife, daughter Bessie, and sons Leo and Cyril. Sadly missed.
Local & General
We (the "Daily Dispatch") record with regret the death of Mrs. CALLAGHAN, who passed away at her home in Muir Street, East London, on Monday morning. She was the widow of Mr. Charles CALLAGHAN, who farmed for many years at Blackwoods, near Queenstown; but since his death she had lived in East London. To the members of her family we offer our sincere sympathy.
Friday, June 5, 1925
PIKE.- At Umtata on Sunday, 24th May, to Mr. And Mrs. H.J. PIKE (Snoek), a Son.
Saturday, June 6, 1925
Monday, June 8, 1925
GOODWIN.- At Maritzburg, on the 8th inst., the wife of E.A. GOODWIN, Esq., Cedara, of a Daughter.
Saturday, June 13,1925
PITT.- To Mr. And Mrs. F.J. PITT, of 9 Lamont Street, a Daughter. Both well.
Monday, June 15, 1925
KLETTE.- Passed away peacefully at Kind Williamstown on the 11th inst., in her seventy-sixth year, Mrs. M.H. KLETTE, senr., after a long illness patiently borne. Deeply mourned.
Local & General
We regret to have to record the death of Mrs. KLETTE, sen., of Buffalo Road, King Williamstown. The deceased lady was amongst the oldest residents of King, and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends. The deep sympathy of all will be extended to the bereaved family in their sorrow. Mrs. KLETTE was the mother of Mrs. CLIFFORD, of Queenstown.
Tuesday, June 16, 1925
Local & General
A Shooting Tragedy.
A fatal gun accident occurred this morning at the shop of CHEMALY Bros., Cathcart Road, resulting in the death of a young married woman, Mrs. Daphne VAN STRATTEN. She and another woman were in the office examining a pistol when it went off. Mrs. VAN STRATTEN being hit and dying in a few minutes.
Missionary Killed by Lion.
A letter has been received at Worcester by relatives of the Rev. Louis MURRAY describing how this fearless missionary in Southern Nyasaland was killed by a lion last month. It appears that he had gone to fetch his wife and children from a distant mountain health resort and had to pass through extensive jungle. Returning with his family and cows, they put up for the night at a trader's store, enclosing the cows in a well-protected kraal. At midnight the bellowing of the cattle roused Mr. MURRAY, who turned out with a gun and found three lions mauling his cows. Firing at one, all three lions cleared out, a wounded lion leaving a blood spoor for some distance. Mr. MURRAY with natives at daybreak set out to hunt the lions, and came upon the wounded one in the jungle. He fired again, and although the lion's head was grazed, the infuriated beast sprang at him. In stepping aside to get in another shot, Mr. MURRAY stumbled over a root and fell on his back, with the lion on top of him. The beast crushed his leg and literally chewed an arm to pulp, while Mr. MURRAY held it by the throat with his uninjured hand. A native seized his master's gun and fired another shot. This scared the lion away. Other natives came to the rescue, and Mr. MURRAY, in an exhausted state, was taken back to the trader's store. He insisted on being taken to the missionary station, but died on the way there.
Wednesday, June 17, 1925
HOWELL.- At Ashfield, New South Wales, on the 16th June, William Henry HOWELL, beloved husband of Rose HOWELL.
Local & General
Child Killed at Durban.
An accident occurred in West Street, Durban, on Sunday afternoon, when Samuel Christian DOVE, the three-year-old son of a well-known local undertaker, was knocked down by a motor car and fatally injured. The child ran out from behind a stationary tramcar and before the motorist could pull up the mudguard of the car struck the child.
Friday, June 19, 1925
Local & General
Congratulations to the cricketing brethren, Messrs. Laurie and Victor MILES, on their matrimonial engagements. May they enjoy a long innings as Benedicts!
Monday, June 22, 1925
We regret to record the death at the early age of thirty years of Mr. Victor WHITEHEAD, a native of Queenstown, where he had a host of friends. A fine Rugby forward, he was formerly a prominent player with the Swifts. The deceased served in the Army for four years during the Great War and went to France with the 1st South African Brigade. Recently he had been living at King Williamstown, where he was engaged in the produce trade, and it was there that he died last Thursday from diabetes after an illness of three weeks only. Much sympathy will be felt for his young widow.
Farm Quarry Fatality.
The Dordrecht correspondent of the "Star" reports that a terrible accident occurred on Thursday on the farm Hangklip, in the Wodehouse district. Mr. A. LABUSCHAGNE was quarrying stones under a krantz with the assistance of his son and the son of a neighbour named OELOFSE, boys of 17 years of age and 10 years. While driving in wedges to split the stone a fall of rock occurred, killing both boys and badly injuring Mr. LABUSCHAGNE. On clearing away the debris the youngest boy was dead, having been killed instantaneously. His head was crushed. The elder boy died soon after being extricated. Mr. LABUSCHAGNE is badly hurt, but is progressing favourably.
Tuesday, June 23, 1925
MEYER.- In loving memory of dear Willie, who died 23rd June, 1924. Inserted by Hilda and Fred.
MEYER.- In loving memory of our dear Willie, who died June 23rd, 1924. Sadly mourned by mother, baby and sister.
Saturday, June 27, 1925
Monday, June 29, 1925
To be married at the Wesleyan Church, Lady Frere, on the 9th July, at 10.30 a.m., E. ROODT, second son of A.S. ROODT, of Glen Grey district, to Phyllis M. NICHOLSON, of Lady Frere. All friends cordially invited.
MARSBERG.- Passed peacefully away at Westbourne, Queenstown, on 26th June, 1925, Emma Benetta MARSBERG, beloved wife of A.A. MARSBERG, aged 55 years.