St. Thomas Reporter

The St. Thomas Reporter

Index of  news items of Genealogical interest

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St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

Transcribed and compiled by Bruce C. Johnson Jr., 2021

Prospectus The St. Thomas Reporter

(Transcriptions of genealogical information from the following would be accepted and greatly appreciated- elginwebmaster@ogs.on.ca

Paul Baldwin’s index of the St. Thomas Reporter, a 4 page paper edited by Charles Burke in the 1880s.  The site displays 19 issues from Vol. 1 #3 January 30, 1880 to July 9, 1880 giving us a glimpse of activity in St. Thomas, Elgin and the broader community and a few tidbits of valuable political, social and architectural information.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 3 (January 30, 1880)   2 pages

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$1500 reward for the body of Miss Maggie McVAY / McVEY of Yarmouth who disappeared a year ago in 1879 – offered by family.

[In 1870 census for Yarmouth, Maggie Mc VAY, 4th child of 8, age 17, born ca 1854, Catholic, dau. of John McVAY who was born Ieland age 50. Maggie would have been age 25 at time of disappearance]

Maggie McDONALD assaulted at Port Rowan – critical condition

Charles and Marcinus HUBBARD under arrest in the shooting case and Bayham robberies.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 5 (February 13, 1880)  4 pages

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c. 1 Mr. Duncan ZAVITZ of Lot 10 4th Conc. Yarmouth has decided to remove to Michigan and will sell his farm of 75 acres

c. 3 Dr. Thomas B. DRAKE, brother of Mr. D. DRAKE of St. Thomas has died in Monroe, Wisconsin. 5 inst. age 43.

c.3 Lawlessness in Sandytown [north Bayham] HUTCHKISS arrested for theft of whip.

c.3 DIED –
In Dunwich, on the 10th instant, Mr. John BOBIER, in the 80th year of his age.

In Wallaceburg, on the 22nd January, Jane, beloved wife of Charles FRASER, Esq., Collectos of Customs, Wallaceburg, after a short illness, aged 56 years.

In this town, the infant child of Wm. REYNOLDS, aged 11 days.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 6 (February 20, 1880)  4 pages

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c. 5 BORN

In this town, on the 15th, the wife of Mr. Edward McROBERTS, of a daughter.

c. 5 MARRIED

At the residence of the bride’s father, on the 4th inst., by Rev. G. Ballard, Capt. A. BACKUS, Tyrconnel, to Miss Eliza A., fifth daughter of James POTTECARY, Esq., Southwold.

On the 12th inst., by Rev. E. Sheppard, at the residence of Mr. Arch’d McDONALD, Rose street, St. Thomas, Mr. Daniel L. GILBERT, to Miss Catherine BOUGHNER, both of Yarmouth.

c. 5 DIED

In Wardsville, on the 12th inst., John COYNE, in his 75th year. Deceased was brother of Mr. Wm. COYNE, of this town.

In this town, on the 14th inst., Walter S., son of Mr. Alex. LINDSAY, aged 5 months 18 days.

In this town, on the 12th inst., Ralph, son of Mr. R. HUTCHINSON, aged 2 years 11 months.

At. Sparta, on the 11th inst., Mr George GIFF, aged 30 years.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 7 (February 27, 1880)   4 pages

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c.5 BORN

In Ridgetown, on teh 15th inst., the wife of Mr. James McEWEN, of a son.

In Ridgetown, on the 16th inst., the wife of Mr. Chas. H. SMITH, of a son.

At Brigden, on the 14th inst., the wife of Mr. John FARQUHARSON, of a son

At Alvinston, on the 19th inst., the wife of Mr. Alex LUCAS, Banker, of a son.

In this Town (St. Thomas) on the 11th inst., the wife of Mr. Charles NORTHEY, of a son.

On the 13th inst., the wife of Mr. Patrick REDMOND, of a daughter.

In South Yarmoth, on the 10th inst., the wife of Mr. John PEARCE, of a son.

In this Town (St. Thomas) on the 22nd inst., the wife of Mr. Steward AUSTIN, of a daughter.

c. 5 MARRIED

In the township of Oxford, on teh 11th inst., by the Rev. Archibald Currie, Mr. Donald BUCHAN, of Aldborough, to Euphemia daughter of the late Mr. Hugh RUTHVEN, of Orford.

At the residence of Mr. Follich, Mapleton, on the 15th inst., by Elder Hugh Richmond, Mr. James Albsert LaRUE, of Malahide, to Mriss Fanny BRADDON, of Yarmouth

c.5 DIED

At Copenhagen, on the 16th inst., Capt. John H. PUNTINE aged 60 years.

At Wardsville, on teh 17th inst., Minnie Ethal, daughter of Mr. W. H. ARCHER, aged 4 years 4 months.

In the township of Yarmouth, on the 20th inst., Mr. Daniel FERGUSON, aged 74 years and 9 months.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 22nd inst. Mary Ann, wife of Mr. James BRODERICK, aged 70 years.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 22nd, inst., Mrs. Eliza WARREN, sister of Mr. H. BORBRIDGE, aged 70 years.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 18th inst., Ellen, wife of Mr. William REDMOND,, aged 47 years.

At the residence of her daughter, at Wallacetown, on the 29th inst., Jane, relict of the late Angus McKAY, aged 88 years.

In Yarmouth, on the 22nd inst., Andrew LIPSEY, aged 72 years.

 

St. Thomas reporter : March 5, 1880   1 page

No p.1 – No names mentioned on the page given

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 9 (March 12, 1880)   4 pages

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c.4 – Elopement of Ada BOND  aka Ada LAWSON eloped with Mr. McNAB– (copied from the Hamilton Times.}

c. 5 – Fatal Accident – GOODWIN couple thrown from buggy. Mrs. GOODWIN age 48 died. She sister to Mr.  E. WELDON of Yarmouth.

c. 5  BORN

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 8th instant, the wife of Mr. James STERLING, of a son.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 3rd instant, the wife of Mr. Samuel CLARK, of a daughter

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 6th instant, the wife of Mr. Wm. GARVIN, of a daughter.

MARRIED

On the 10th instant, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. D. W. Rowland, Mr. James A. FARNSWORTH, of Ingersoll, to Elanor A. HONSINGER, eldest daughter of Wait HONSINGER, Esq.

DIED

In Westminster, on the 4th instant, Janet CAMERON, age 54 years.

In Yarmouth, on the 5th instant, Agnes SOMERVILLE, aged 43 years 6 mos.

In Yarmouth, on the 5th instant, Mrs. Catharine McALPINE, age 57 years.

In the Township of Brook, on the 3rd instant, Mr. Archibald McKILLOP, aged 53.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 10 (March 19, 1880)   4 pages

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c.2 – Mary E. OSTRANDER, unmarried, born child who died under suspisionable circumstances. Inquest held on body at Aylmer.  Verdict – cause of death unknown.

c. 3. Philip HODGKINSON retired after 25 years as town clerk. given a s $75 annuity.

c. 3 – Dedication of the new Masonic Hall by Grand Master HENDERSON.

c. 3. Catherine CURRIE of Glencoe, gave birth to child at the house of her brother. She abandoned child and her sister Jane CURRIE charged in a party to the abandonment. Discharged due to lack of evidence.

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c. 3 BORN

In this town (St. Thomas), on teh 9th inst., the wife of Mr. Isaac NIXON, of a son.

In this town (St. Thomas) on the 10th inst., the wife of Mr. Frederick WRIGHT, of a son.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 6th inst., the wife of Thomas WHALLS, of a son, still born.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 11th inst., the wife of Mr. John HOPSON, of a son.

DIED

On the 8th inst., at St. Thomas, Sylvenus BEAMER, son of J. W. BEAMER, Esq., late of Buffalo, aged 54 years.

At. Ridgetown, on the 28th ult., Thomas SHEA, aged 48 years.

At Duart, on Friday, 27th Feb., of Dropsy, Charles Dickens BARR, telegraph operator, C.S.R., and son of Mr. Alex. BARR.

In Ridgetown, on Tuesday, the 2nd., inst., Mrs. Betsy HARTWICK, mother of John HARTWICK, age 73 years.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 11 (March 26, 1880)   4 pages

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c. 2 – Barn of Mr. George PEPPER of Malahide was broken into and thieves stole some grain.

c. 4 – Examination of L. C. HOVEY before Judge HUGHES. Charge of uttering a forged bond.

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c. 5  BORN

In this town (St. Thomas). on the 17th inst, the wife of Mr. A. E. ROSENBERGER, of a daughter.

On the 14th inst., in the village of Dutton, the wife of Mr. W. S. JACKSON, merchant, of a son

On the 22nd inst., the wife of Mr. James HILL, Southwold, of a son.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 24th inst., the wife of Mr. Wm. JENNINGS, jr., of a daughter.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 19th inst, the wife of J WEATHERSTON, C.S.R., of a son.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 21st inst., the wife of Mr. John RISDON, of a son.

MARRIED

On the 17th inst., by Rev. James Whiting, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Mr. John AXFORD, to Miss Annie HEPBURN, both of Yarmouth.

On the 20th inst., by the Rev. R. C. Parsons, at the residence of S. CLARKE, Wm. J. STINSON, to Miss BOWDEN, both of St. Thomas.

On the 53rd inst., by the Rev. R. C. Parsons, at the parsonage, Mr. Silas SANDERS, to Nancy J. GILBERT, both of St. Thomas.

DIED

In this town (St Thomas), on the 21st inst., J. W. H. CRANSTON, aged 3 months.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 19th inst, Agnes E., wife of Mr. David TENNANT, G.W.R., aged 24 years 3 months.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 17th inst., Jessie CASWELL, aged 5 years, 10 months.

On the 23rd inst. in this town (St. Thomas), Caro Hanvey CAULFIELD, youngest daughter of Mr. Charles CAULFIELD, Detroit, Mich., aged 17 months.

In Southwold, on the 29th Feb., Mr. Dugald CAMPBELL, aged 85 years. Deceased came to Canada in the year 1819.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 12 (April 2, 1880)   4 pages

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c.2 – “Aborigine” Noah DOXTATOR fined $30 for public intoxication.

c.4 – Andrew LIDDLE Jr., accident. Leg crushed and amputated after mangled by a train he was crawling under to cross track.

c. 5 – Killed by the Cars – William O’BRIEN, brakeman killed by car after foot stuck in rail. Young wife but no children. Before he expired leg was amputated by Drs..Smith, McLarty and Vanbuskirk.

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c. 4  BORN

In Southwold, on the 28th March, the wife of Mr. R. HOPKINS, of a son.

On the Townline, on the 22nd March, the wife of Mr. James HILL, of a son.

In Ridgetown, on the 23rd March, the wife of F. POCOCK, of a daughter.

On the 23rd March, the wife of Mr. Fred DUMBLEY [sic DIMBLEBY], Aylmer, of twin sons.

In Port Stanley, on the 25th March, the wife of John H. NEWTON, M.D., of a son.

MARRIED

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 25th March, by hte Rev. E. Harris, Mr. S. FRAINE, merchant tailor, to Mrs. T. BALLAH.

On the 25th March at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. D. C. Clappison, Mr. John ATKINSON of St. Thomas, formerly of Hamilton, to Lucinda L., youngest daughter of Henry H. HINES, of Barton.

DIED

On the 31st ult., Mary E. SHEPPARD, beloved daughter of Rev. E. SHEPPARD, in her 20th year.

In Yarmouth, on the 28th March, Mary NOBLE, aged 84 years, 3 months.

In Port Stanley, on the 18th March, the wife of Mr. S. W. BURWELL, aged 29 years.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 13 (April 9, 1880)   4 pages

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c. 1 – Eli LUCAS – lost wife a couple of months ago.

c. 4. Annual meeting of St. Thomas Cricket Club Pres. C. O. ERMATINGER.

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c. 4 BORN

In this town (St. Thomas0, on the 29th ult., the wife of Mr. Jackson FRANKLAND [sic FRANKLIN ?], of a son

At 46 St. George St., on the 5th inst., the wife of James H. COYNE, Barrister, of a daughter.

In Hamilton, on the 31st March, the wife of F. M. WILKINSON, of a son.

MARRIED

At the Penwarden House, on the 24th March, by the Rev. M. Frazer, Wm. McMULLEN, to Sarah BENNET, both of Dunwich township.

At 105 Wellington Street, by the Rev. Elmore Harris, B.A., Eli LUCAS to Mrs. M. DOAN, all of St. Thomas.

DIED

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 3rd inst., Mary A., wife of Mr. Leonard WILSON, engineer C.S. R., aged 48 years.

In this town (St. Thomas) on the 2nd inst., Ethel, infant daughter of Wm. JENNINGS, aged 10 days.

In Yarmouth, on the 2nd inst., Colin McINTYRE, aged 81 years.

On the 5th inst., Annie HUNSBERGER, mother of M. HUNSBERGER, keeper Elgin House of Industry, aged 82 years.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 15 (April 23, 1880)   2 pages

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c.5 – Richard NICHOL fatally kicked by horse at Kettle Creek near Bromell’s Suspension Bridge.

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c.4 – BORN

In this town (St. Thomas) on Monday, 19th April, the wife of Mr. Wm. BROMELL, jr., of a son.

In this town (St. Thomas) on Saturday, 17th inst., the wife of Mr. Walter MACE, of a daughter.

MARRIED

At the Church of the Holy Angels, on Tuesday, 20th April, By the Rev. W. Flannary, Mr. Thomas POWER to Miss Kate, third daughter of Thos. MOORE, Esq., all of this town.

DIED

In Yarmouth, on the 18th inst., at the residence of G. OAKES, Esq., Smilie THOMPSON, aged 18 yearss.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 16 (April 30, 1880)   4 pages

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c.2 John NORTH of Aylmer sentenced to 3 years in jail for beating his wife by Judge Hughes.

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c. 2 BORN

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 23rd inst., the wife of R. G. WILLIAMS, Dominion Telegraph Co., of a son

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 21st inst., the wife of Joseph LEA b, of a son.

In Southwold, on the 20th, inst., the wife of David LYLE, of a son.

In this town, on the 27th inst., the wife of Harry SHELDON, of a daughter.

At 105 Metcalf street, on the 29th inst., the wife of Joseph McADAM, of a son.

MARRIED

In St. Thomas, on teh 24th inst., at the residence of Mrs. E. S. b, sister of the bride, by the REv. Ellmore Harries, B. A., Rosingrave M. ECCLES, M.D., of Blissfield, Mich., graduate of Trinity University, Toronto, to Carrie, youngest daughter of John PRITCHARD, Esq., of Lucan, formerly of St. Catherine.

On the 28th inst., at Argyll Cottage, St. Thomas, the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. John McMillan, Mount Forest, brother-in-law of the bride, Wm. HART, Esq., of Guelph, to Eliza Allan WALKER, youngest daughter of John WALKER, Esq., J.P.

DIED

In Yarmouth, on the 22nd inst., Mr. JONES brother of the late John JONES, aged 53 yrs. 16 days.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 26th inst., Wm. W. ELLIOTT, aged 6 years, 4 months.

In this town (St. Thomas) on the 22nd inst., Alexander John, only son of Thomas and Mary Ann HUTCHINSON, aged 1 year 4 months.

At her father’s residence, Toronto, on the 22nd inst.,  Mary Melinda, youngest daughter of Wm. MARTIN, late conductor of the C.V.R., and now of the C.S. R., aged 1 year and 8 months.

In South Yarmouth, on the 15th inst., Mr. Lawrence DOYLE, aged 81 years 8 months.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 17 (May 7, 1880)   4 pages

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c.5 Margaret COFFEE suit against Henry JOHNSTON for seducing daughter Elizabeth COFFEE, bearing newborn baby. $50 damages.

c. 5 – Miss WHITE vs McINTOSH

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c. 2 – BORN

In this town (St. Thomas) on the 4th inst., the wife of Mr. Frederick RAVEN, of a son.

MARRIED

By Rev. J. E. Lancely, at the parsonage, on the 22nd elt., Ely, third son of Mr. John WEGG, carriage maker, of this town, to Bessie, second daughter of mr. John JAMES, formerly of Somersetshire, Eng.

DIED

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 8th inst., Albert Ernest MEEK, only child of Mr. Thos. MEEK, saddler, aged 3 years 1 month and 9 days.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 19 (May 21, 1880)   4 pages

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c. 5 BORN

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 15th inst., the wife of Mr. Patrick SMITH, conductor on the Air Line Railway, of a son.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 17th inst., the wife of Mr. Chas. GROUDALE, C.S.R., of a daughter.

MARRIED

In St. Thomas, on the 12 inst., by Rev. Elmore Harris, B.A., Mr. Theodore W. GRAHAM, to Miss Annie J. GOODWIN, all of this town.

DIED

In Yarmouth on teh 15th inst., Kate, wife of Mr. Archibald BLACK, and daughter of Mr. Wm. ROSS, of this town, aged 33 years.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 14th inst., Ella Esther, daughter of Mr. PURDY, aged one year.

In Southwold, on the 17th inst, Eliza, daughter of Mr. George SILCOX, aged 27 yrs and 8 months.

In Yarmouth, on the 19th inst., Wm. WARD, aged 71 years, father of Mrs. Joseph BRENT of the same place.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 20 (May 28, 1880)   4 pages

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Ellen COUGHLIN – charged with murder of infant child found in Kettle Creek. Her sister Mrs. Julia FISHER [sic – should be FLETCHER ] also arrested.

BORN

In this town, on the 23rd inst., the wife of Mr. L. BOND, of the Elgin Brewery, of a daughter.

In this town, on the 19th inst., the wife of Mr. John LARMAN, of a son.

MARRIED

At the residence of Mr. A. MARTIN, Eagle at, on the 23rd inst., by the Rev. M. Fraser, George P. BROWN, C.S. R., to Eliza M. FRANCIS all of this town.

DIED

At St. Thomas, on Wednesday ev’g, 26th inst., Chas. Wm., youngest son of Chas. ROE, of this town, aged 4 years and three months.

On the 26th inst. Ernest Cecil, youngest son of Isaac COYNE, Ingersoll, aged one year and one month.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 21 (June 4, 1880)   4 pages

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c.5   BORN

At Mapleton, on May 24th, the wife of Mr. George HUGHES, ex-teacher, of twins, both boys.

In Westminster, May 10th the wife of Mr. John KERNOTS, of a daughter.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 29th May, the wife of Mr. Frank BORLING, of a daughter.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 24th May, the wife of E. I. TOMPKINS, of a son.

MARRIED

On the 25th May, Mr. Nelson BINHAM, of Caledonia, to Miss Mary

At Blenheim, on the 27th May, by Rev. A W. Waddle, George LAMPMAN, to Miss Maggie COLBY, both of Harwich.

At. Blenheim, on the 27th May, by Rev. A. W. Waddell, John S. LAIRD, of Harwich, to Miss Mary E. HAGGART, of Blenheim.

At Morpeth, on the 20th May, by the Rev. J. Downie, Mr. George B. BUTLER, of Ridgetown, to Miss Sarah HAWGOOD, of the Township of Howard.

At the residence of the bride’s father, Township of Bayham, on the 1st instant, by Rev. Dr. Schultze, Mr. Richard Lee CHANDLER of St. Thomas, to Bella, only daughter of Mr. J. N. VanAMBURGH.

At the residence of the bride’s parents, on June 1st, by Rev. J. Charlton, F. E. SHEPARD, Esq., Merchant, Port Stanley, to Miss Mary H., third daughter of John RUNDLE, Esq., of Sparta.

DIED

At Aylmer, on the 28th, instant, the wife of Mr. John FARTHING, aged 61 years.

Killed on the Air Line Railway, at Simcoe on May 30th, Mr. Frederick CHILLCOTT of this town, aged 44 years.

p.3 – Long editorial and comment on Forepaugh’s Monster Show which had been advertised previously in the Reporter. Played in St. Thomas on 9 June

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 22 (June 11, 1880)   4 pages

p. 1 – Death of Thomas GOODWIN, printer for the St. Thomas Weekly Dispatch.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 24 (June 25, 1880)   4 pages

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c.2 Young man named who worked on Malahide and Bayham farms David OGILISBY [sic OGGLESBY]  taken to House of Industry and then sent to London Asylum.

c.4  John PATTERSON , fireman for Canada Southern, shot by jealous wife. Unable to extract bullet.

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c. 4 BORN

At Terre Haute, Ind., on the 14th inst., the wife of Mr. W. R. TRAVERS, Treasurer Illinois Midland Railway, of a daughter.

At. St. Thomas, on the 11th inst., the wife of Rev. M. FRAZER, of a daughter.

DIED

At. St. Thomas on the 11th inst., the infant daughter of Rev. M. FRAZER.

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 19th inst., Mr. John CHALMERS, aged 70 years and 3 months.

 

St. Thomas reporter : Vol. 1, No. 25 (July 9, 1880)   4 pages

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c. 3 BORN

In this town (St. Thomas), on the 14th inst., the wif of Mr. W. T. CRIPPS, of a son.

In Ridgetown, on the 30th ult., the wife of Mr. E. D. MITTON, of a son.

In Ridgetown, on the 29th, ult., the wife of Martin LUTZ, of a daughter.

In this town (St. Thomas) on the 5th inst., the wife of Mr. Alfred FINCH, of a son.

On the 28th inst., the wife of T. COLE of a daughter.

MARRIED

At the church of the Holy Angels, St. Thomas, on the 16th inst., by the Rev. Father Flanery, Mr. Austin DELAIR of Union, to Miss BREEN, second daughter of Mr. P. BREEN of Southwold.

DIED

On the 28th inst., the infant daughter of Thos. and Julia COLE.