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Subject: [ZA-IB] Queenstown Free Press (Aug 1896)
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 09:35:00 -0800 (PST)
Tuesday, August 4, 1896
Died,- At Queenstown, July 28th, 1896, Annie THOMAS, wife of J.P. THOMAS,
Marabastad, Z.A.R., aged 47 years and 2 months.
Friday, August 7, 1896
A Gun Accident
At Willowmore, on Wednesday last says the “Era.” Mr A MARAIS, with some others,
had been out for a hunt and on his return hung his Winchester rifle with
cartridges on the wall in his bedroom. On Thursday young Alfred ROSCOW, in
company with his brother Tom, on their way to evening class, called at MARAIS,
house, and went into bed-room, were MARAIS’ children and Gertrina RILLION, a
girl of sixteen and daughter of Mr Jacob RILLION, were preparing also to go to
the night school. Seeing the gun on the wall, Alfred ROSCOW took it down, and
while handling it the charge went off, lodging in the face of young Miss
RILLION, and killing her on the spot. Great sympathy is felt for the parents
who are stricken down with grief.
Friday, August 14, 1896
Died,- At Gaberones, British Bechuanaland, on the 11th instant, of typhoid
fever, James WOOD, aged 28 years (late of Buluwayo), second son of James WOOD,
Glasgow “Herald” and Hamilton “Advertiser” please copy.
Friday, August 21, 1896
Birth.- STONE.- At Observatory Road, Capetown, on August 13th, the wife of John
S. STONE, of a son.
Friday, August 28, 1896
Married,- At the Congregational Church, Queenstown, by the Rev. J.P. RITCHIE,
Kenneth McKenzie GIBSON, of Johannesburg, to Frances Caroline Palmer, eldest
daughter of Mrs. Geo STIRTON, Junr., Queenstown.
Married,- On 19th August, 1896, at Blaauw Krantz, district Wodehouse, at the
residence of the father of the bride, Frederick, fourth son of the late William
MIDDLEWICK, to Alice, fifth daughter of Francis BENTLEY.
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