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From: Sue Mackay <>
Subject: Extracts from Farmers Chronicle (Cathcart) Jan - Jun 1891
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 23:30:45 +0100 (BST)
Please note that these were transcribed directly into
the laptop at the British Newspaper Library in London
and I do NOT have photographs. Time ran out at June
1891 and I leapt ahead to a couple of key events from
my own family in June 1892.
FARMERS CHRONICLE (Held at British Newspaper Library,
Circulated in the Districts of Cathcart, Queenstown,
Whittlesea, St.Marks, Maclear, Stutterheim, Komgha,
Transkei, King Williams Town and East London
Thursday 8 January 1891
Died at Woodburn (the residence of her son G.
MARSHALL) on Friay 19th December 1890, Elizabeth
M.MARSHALL, aged 66 years 1 month and 3 years [sic]
Thursday 15 January 1891
Died at Cullean, Thomas River on December 21st 1890,
Milton Oliver, fourth son of E.A. and J. HOBBS, aged 8
years 6 months and 14 days.
Mr. and Mrs. HOBBS beg to tender their thanks to Drs.
HART and HANCOCK and friends for their kindness and
assistance during their late sons illness.
We loved him, ah, no tongue can tell
How much we loved him and how well;
God loved him too, and thought it best
To take him to his heavenly rest.
Died suddenly at Queenstown on the 11th January 1891,
Isabella THOM, beloved wife of James Duncan, late of
Quanti, aged 50 years.
Thursday 29 January 1891
Birth at 58 Railway Cottge Rayners Post on te 26th
ins, the wife of J.M. GOVE of a daughter.
Thursday 5 February 1891
Birth at Cathcart on Friday 30 January, the wife of
S.T. BROWN of a son
Thursday 12 February 1891
Birth at Cathcart on Sunday 8th Feb 1891 the wife of
F. VINCENT of a son.
Thursday 26 February 1891
Birth at Cathcart on Tuesday Feb 24th, the wife of
R.P. HOAR of a daughter.
Thursday 5 March 1891
CATHCART TURF CLUB
A race meeting will be held at OHARAs at 2pm sharp
on Saturday the 14th prox, on which day all lists are
required with amounts thereon paid, and to make final
arrangements for the Races.
Thursday 12 March 1891
CATHCART PUBLIC SCHOOL
A CONCERT will be given by the scholars of the
Cathcart Public School in the Court House on Friday
evening March 13th. The proceeds are to be devoted to
the purchase of an instrument for the use of the
school. Friends interested in the progress of the
children are specially invited.
Thursday 2 April 1891
Died at Cathcart on March 28th 1891 (of croup), Laura
Mabel, youngest daughter of George and Florence
PATMORE, aged 3 years, 6 months and 6 days
Thursday 16 April 1891
Died at Mashonaland on Feb 4th 1891, Cecil Mortimer
FULLER, fourth son of William and Helen FULLER, aged
22 years, 5 months and 6 days.
Thursday 21 May 1891
Married at St. Albans Cathcart on Wednesday May 13th
1891, Fed Carlisle BURTON to Winifred Adelaide PRESTON
Married on Whit Sunday 17th May 1891 at St. Albans,
Cathcart by the Rev. C.M. PARNELL, Nicolai J. NIXON,
son of Mr. J.R. NIXON of Usk, Monmouthshire, to
Georgina Smith, daughter of Mr. G. WHITSON, late of
Thursday 28 May 1891
Married May 13th at the church of St.Alban the Martyr,
Cathcart, by the Rev. A GRANT, assisted by the Rev.
C.M. PARNELL, Priest in Charge, the Rev. Frederic
Carlisle BURTON, Curate of St. Pauls Port Elizabeth,
late Curate of Queenstown, to Wynefreda Adeleve,
daughter of Mrs. R.H. PRESTON, Exwell Park, Waku.
Thursday 25 June 1891
Died at Sidespur on Wednesday morning 17th inst, after
a long and painful illness, Rosa Matilda (born MILES)
beloved wife of Robert KEMP, aged 35 years 5 days
Thursday 24 June 1892
CATHCART PUBLIC SCHOOL
The breaking up entertainment in connection with the
above school took place on Tuesday evening in the
schoolroom in the presence of a fairly numerous
assembly of parents and friends of the scholars. Our
esteemed Mr.H.T. ELLIOTT presided and fulfilled the
duties of chairman to a nicety. Mr. WEBSTERs
splendidly toned Waldemar pianoforte was used and
Miss HOAR ably presided at the instrument, playing the
whole of the accompaniments to the childrens songs
and choruses. The school children were seated on an
improvised platform, four tiers one above the other,
and they performed a programme consisting of
recitations and vocal pieces in a manner that
reflected the greatest praise on themselves and credit
on their teacher, Mr. T. WEBSTER. Mr. WEBSTER must
have taken considerable pains and trouble to bring the
juveniles up to the state of efficiency which they
exhibited on Tuesday. Miss Sophie SCHAEFER, Miss HILL,
Miss OATES, Miss M. OHARA and Miss J. FRONEMAN
contributed some instrumental pieces during the
evening, all of which materially assisted in making
the entertainment the success it was. During an
interval in the programme Mr. ELLIOTT rose and said he
had a most pleasant duty to perform, and that was to
present Mr. WEBSTER, on behalf of the school children
and their friends, with the pretty electro-plated
biscuit box and other articles which were laid on the
table before him. It must be indeed pleasing to Mr.
WEBSTER to see this evidence of respect, esteem and
attachment as between himself and his pupils on the
eve, as it were, of his marriage. Mr. ELLIOTT hoped
that feeling would [last] a long time and concluded
amidst cheering by mentioning that every scholar had
contributed his or her mite towards the wedding gift.
Mr. WEBSTER acknowledged the presentation in suitable
Thursday 15 July 1892
Died at Cullean, Thomas River on June 21st 1892, Ada
Evelyn, infant daughter of J. and E.A. HOBBS, aged 11
months and 10 days
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