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Subject: [ZA-IB] Queenstown Free Press (Jul 1896)
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 04:02:57 -0800 (PST)
Friday, July 3, 1896
Sudden death in Queenstown.
On Wednesday morning last about 10.30 a young man named Robert HESLOP was
walking down Cathcart Road. On passing the Standard Bank, he was seen to fall
on the pavement, and a number of persons immediately went to his assistance.
They found him insensible, and blood streaming from his nose and mouth. He was
carried into Messrs C GARDNER and Co.’s chemist’s shop, and the door being
locked to prevent the admission of the crowd, medical assistance was immediately
sent for. Within a very short time of the occurrence there were two or three
local doctors on the spot; but unfortunately life was extinct; death being due
to hemorhage caused by the bursting of a blood vessel.
The decease resided at the Masonic Hotel, and up to within a few days of his
death was in the of the Hon T BAILEY M.L.C. An investigation of his personal
effects showed that he came from Derby, England, his mother residing at 2 Upper
Down Street, in that town. He has not been long in Queenstown, and was in a
delicate state of health. On the morning of his death however, he remarked that
he felt unusually well; and was taking a walk when the lamentable occurrence
An inquest was help by the R.M. and a verdict in accordance with the medical
evidence was returned.
Tuesday, July 7, 1896
Died,- At Twee River, district Albert, on Tuesday, 30th June, 1896, after a
short illness, Catherine Elizabeth Jacoba ALDRICH, eldest daughter of N. And
Mrs. ALDRICH, aged 14 years and 10 months.
Friday, July 10, 1896
Death,- At Naauwpoort on July 1st, 1896, Isabel Inglis, wife of A.H. GOLDFINCH
and second daughter of Rev. Wm. GIRDWOOD, of Tutura, Transkei, aged 31 years.
Died,- On the 6th July, in the Queenstown Frontier Hospital, of enteric fever,
Charles WRIGHT, aged 28 years, lately from England.
Death of a Waterloo Veteran
We regret to hear of the death of Mr. HORTON, the Waterloo veteran, in his 95th
year, which took place at Owen street yesterday about noon.
The deceased was a drummer boy and was present at the battle of Waterloo. He
was lately in receipt of a pension of £10 a year from the War Office.
The funeral will take place to-day (Friday.)
Friday, July 17, 1896
Birth,- At Queen’s Drive, Queenstown, on Sunday, 12th July, 1896, the wife of
W.C. ROBINSON, of a Son.
CHADWICK-DIXON.- Married on the 14th inst., at St. Michael’s Church,
Queenstown, by the Rev. Julius GORDON, M.A., Mr. Edwin CHADWICK to Miss Annie
Died,- At Maclear, East Griqualand, on the 2nd July, 1896, Joseph HULLEY, aged
71 years, 11 months and 11 days.
Yesterday morning a man named ABBEY, by trade a painter, made an attempt to
commit suicide, by cutting his throat. Fortunately the act was quickly
discovered, and medical assistance was procured. It was found that the wound
was not serious, and the life of the man is not in danger. The reason for the
act, it is said, is that ABBEY has for some time being in a melancholy state,
owing to his inability to obtain work.
Tuesday, July 21, 1896
Died,- On the 13th inst., very suddenly, at Jeppestown, John USHER, aged 84,
late of Queenstown, Cape Colony.
Died,- At Queenstown, on the 18th July, 1896, Janet Martha, aged 8 years and 7
months, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. William H. LAWSON.
Tuesday, July 28, 1896
Birth,- At Queenstown, on Monday, 20th inst., the wife of Thomas DARKE, of a
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