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MISC. News Tidbits 1942
(Items pertaining to Notre Dame Bay & Central Newfoundland)

The records were transcribed by JOHN BAIRD & SUE O'NEILL. Formatted by GEORGE WHITE. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors

JANUARY 9 1942:


FOOTE, Harold John, Seaman DJX191519, R.N., missing, presumed killed. Next of kin father, Mr. John Foote, Botwood, Newfoundland.

KEEFE, Abel, Seaman DJX247990 R.N., missing, next of kin, father, Mr. Isaac Keefe, Twillingate, Newfoundland

JANUARY 10 1942:


THOMAS RAYMOND MURPHY: Death of Thomas R. Murphy, of Glenwood which occurred at the General Hospital on Friday, January 9th., removed from life a very familiar figure in lumbering circles of the interior and along the Railway line. Mr. Murphy was a native of Port Hood, N.S., who had done considerable lumbering in the New England States before coming to Newfoundland in 1921. He conducted a lumbering operation for a U.S. firm at Benton, and later moved to Appleton near Glenwood, where he established his own sawmill and logging operation.

Besides his lumbering, Mr. Murphy was a skilled house builder, and found time for considerable land clearing and cultivation. His hospitality was well known to many sportsmen visitors to Glenwood, and his much generous help given to Glenwood residents, is well known there.

In 1921 he married Miss Katherine McLean, who survives him, while he has some brothers and sisters in the Maritimes and Untied States.

The funeral takes place on Sunday at 2.30 p.m, to the General Protestant Cemetery, from the residence of Mr. H.J. McDougall, 129 Hamilton St., and will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Barr of St. Andrew’s.

JANUARY 15, 1942:

Dr. and Mrs. Russell Strong, recently of Milltertown, are now in town; Dr. Strong having taken Dr. McLoughlan’s place here. Dr. McLoughlan recently accepted a position on the Medical Staff of the Sanitorium, St. John’s. - Grand Falls Advertiser.

JANUARY 22 1942:


IVANY, Ambrose Gordon, Seaman JX230171 R.N., dangerously ill with abscess of throat. Next of kin mother, Mrs. Joshua Ivany, King Street, Windsor, Newfoundland.

JANUARY 25, 1942:


Capt. Frank Collins of Carmanville Has tied Up Vessel For Winter

Captain Frank Collins of Carmanville, N.D.B., has concluded a successful season’s freighting, and the “Neva Belle” is now tied up in St. John’s Harbor. Besides making several trips to distant points on the Newfoundland and Labrador Coast, Capt. Collins voyaged to Canadian Ports, and would have ventured as far South as Barbados but for the difficulty of securing a crew to sail through the submarine zone.

Still in his early thirties, the young Captain has had twenty years of seafaring, having commanded several schooners. He left the city on Thursday for Carmanville, to spend a few months with his family, before going “down to the sea again” in the early spring.

JANUARY 27, 1942:

The Twillingate Sun stated that seals made their escape since December, when some bedlamers were netted and a few old deals were seen. Last week there was a report of many old seals and turrs seen offshore, indicating the presence of ice.

During the month of December, 2884 days of care were given at the Twillingate Memorial Hospital, the average number of patients per day being 93.03. There were eight patients admitted and 103 discharged. In the same month there were seventeen births and 4 deaths at the Hospital. — Twillingate Sun

FEBRUARY 2, 1942:


The following additions to the One Percenters have just been reported from the Notre Dame Memorial Hospital at Twillingate: Jessie Burt, Mabel Dawe, Walter Elliott, Dr. R.S. Ecke, Mrs. F.M. Fortune, Catherine Goodyear, Millicent Hull, Lucy Hutchings, Dr. H. Kalwaic, Flora Manuel, Myrtle Pope, Alverda Parsons, Ivy Roberts, Phyllie Small, Elsie Smith, Sarah Spurrell, Dr. A.W. Swanker, Jean Taylor, Muriel Watkins, Lilian White, Florence Young, Ada Young.

FEBRUARY 7, 1942:

A resident of Gander was before Magistrate Mulcahy a few days ago, charged with a breach of the Defence Regulations — sending a letter out of the Country otherwise than through the mail. The accused was fined $10 or 14 days. The Magistrate stated that leniency was shown, because it was the first case of this kind to come before him. Sergeant Mahoney of the Registration of Aliens Department, conducted the prosecution.

FEBRUARY 10 1942:


Information has been received by the Department of Public Health and Welfare, from the Registrar of Seamen, Cardiff, to the effect that Gideon Sansome of the Mercantile Marine, is presumed lost, his ship reported overdue. Steps were at once taken to have his next of kin, wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Sansome, of Fredericton, Fogo District, notified accordingly.

FEBRUARY 18, 1942:

A house owned and occupied by Isabel Haggerty and her two sisters, was destroyed by fire at Botwood on Monday evening. All the contents were also destroyed. No further details were received in the message to the Chief of Police from Sgt. Dwyer.

FEBRUARY 23 1942:

The Twillingate Sun states that travelling has been very bad on the road to Lewisporte, and not very good elsewhere in the district. Snow and rain with little frost, made winter traffic next to impossible. Seals have been very scarce at Twillingate and vicinity, only a few score being netted, where thousands have been in recent seasons.

FEBRUARY 24, 1942:

The Twillingate Sun states that a Canadian Soldier died from exposure, when he was caught in a recent storm, between Phillip’s Head and Botwood. He was buried at Botwood.

MARCH 10, 1942:

The Twillingate Sun states; “A message to Messrs, Hodge Brothers from Alfred Greenham, Horse Islands, says — Everybody well. Fifty five old seals and thirteen young ones, taken.”

There is not much fuel hauling to speak of this winter, because of the poor ice conditions and much snow. Only a mild spell with rain and then frost will give an opportunity, but it must come soon, or work will have to be left until there is navigation by water. — Twillingate Sun.

MARCH 11, 1942:

JOHN W. AITKEN: A telegram from Botwood, advises city friends of the death of John W. Aitken, Esq., of Botwood. He was one of the pioneers of the Lumber Industry in that section, and one of Botwood’s leading citizens.

Born in Scotland, he came to St. John’s in his young manhood, we believe to Goodfellow’s Farm, and was popularly known as “Jock”. He entered the great firm of Tobin of Twillingate in the palmy days, and married Miss Susannah Peyton, daughter of Thomas Peyton, Esq., whose family records show were amongst the earliest English settlers in Newfoundland.

The late Mr. Peyton and his sons were Proprietors of a Lumber Mill at Botwood, and did an extensive business. Mr. Ernie Aitken, a son, is a War Veteran at Deer Lake, and two daughters, Misses Elaine and Annie, lived with him at Botwood. Other children are abroad.

He was ill for a while and had passed the three score years and ten, and was a Past Master of Botwood Lodge A.F. & A. Masons.

His funeral takes place today, Wednesday. He died universally regretted. Q.

MARCH 13 1942:


WALSH Alphonses Patrick, Private, No. 506 Nfld Militia, Died March 9th, 1942, Abdominal Tumor. Next of kin, father, Mr. David Walsh, Coachman’s Cove, White Bay, Newfoundland.

MARCH 13 1942:


The following have volunteered at St. John’s Recruiting Office.


Decker, Gordon, Roddickton, Canada Bay.

Rose, James K Glovertown, B.B.

Hicks, Cyril, Bonavista


King, Ernest, Grand Falls

Sullivan, Peter, Grand Falls

Rendell, Raymond, Grand Falls

Moss, Robert, Grand Falls

Gilbert, Roy, Grand Falls

Barron, Henry C., Buchans

Cole, Raymond, Grand Falls

Paddock, Harvey, Grand Falls

McCarthy, Cecil, Grand Falls

Croke, Michael, Grand Falls

Nicholas Sheppard, Harvey, Corner Brook

Smith, Ronald, Grand Falls.

MARCH 18, 1942:


MRS. HENRY ELLIOTT: Her large circle of relatives, friends and acquaintances, were shocked at the news of the sudden passing of Fanny, beloved wife of Henry Elliott, prominent business man of this place, on Saturday February seventh. Deceased was in her sixty-eight year, and up to a short while ago, appeared to be in good health. She had been confined to bed only three weeks, and was though to be well on the road to recovery. In fact she was her usual jolly self, and interested in all around her, up to within a few minutes before her death.

Born in Fogo in 1874, she was married to Henry Elliott at Change Islands, by the Rev. G. Chamberlain in 1898. Shortly after, she followed her husband to Gaultois, then to Hr. Breton, where he was Manager of Job’s extensive business. Here she lived, with her large family ever since.

For nearly forty years to within a few weeks of her death, she had taken an active part in all Church, social, and patriotic activities. A life-long member of the C.E.W.A. and of the W.P.A. in this and the last war, she gave her best in time, talents, and means. She was so keenly interested in these activities, that she was knitting for the boys overseas up to the time her Physician ordered her to bed for a rest. No life was ever more fully spent in service to the family, the Church, the community, and Country, and her loss will be keenly felt by all who knew her, and were blessed by her warm heart.

She was one of these rare souls who seem to have room enough in their motherly hearts for all; family and friends, sick, aged, poor and the stranger. Her good work and noble life have left a deep mark upon this settlement, which is now much poorer by her passing. Hundreds felt closely akin to her, and mourn deeply the loss of a great hearted friend, and a wise counsellor. No words of mine can hope to do justice to this noble woman, whose death has left an aching void. The whole community joins in extending their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family in their great sorrow.

Left to mourn are: her husband Henry Elliott, prominent business man of this place; four sons, Gordon, Director of Steers Ltd., St. John’s, William, assistant to his father here; Sergeant Edmund R.C.A.F., Gander Airport; Douglas at home, and five daughters; (Gladys) Mrs. Donald Macaulty, St. John, N.B.; (Mildred) Mrs. D.G. King, Hr. Breton, Laura, Nurse in charge Come-by-Chance Hospital; Mabel, C. of E. Teacher, Rose Blanch, Eudora, at home, and one brother Christopher Simms, Nfld Forestry Unit, Scotland, and one sister Edith in the U.S.A, to all of whom the writer extends his heartfelt sympathy. Three children predeceased her, Edith May and Lloyd George, at Hr. Breton; and Trixie, deceased wife of Mr Will Earle of Change Islands.

The funeral, largely attended, was held from her late residence to St. Bartholomew’s Church, where the service was conducted by Rev. H. Mackay, R.D. Interment took place in the family plot in the new C of E Cemetery. A few close friends of the family did what they could to lighten the burden of sorrow, which weighed so heavily on husband and children.

Distant relatives will please accept the sincerest sympathy of the writer.

O love that will not let me go,

I rest my weary soul in thee.

I give thee back the life I owe,

That in thine ocean’s depths its flow

May richer, fuller be.

O Light that followed all my ways

I yield my flickering torch to thee,

My heart restores its borrow’d ray

That in thy sunshine blaze its day

May brighter, fairer be. Correspondent. Hr. Breton, Feb. 17th, 1942.

MARCH 19, 1942:

The Twillingate Sun states that Ranger Luscombe has been transferred to Port aux Basques and had left for there.

Capt. T.B. Rose of the Adult Education Department, came here recently, and is giving lessons to a Navigation Class. — Twillingate Sun.

The Twillingate Sun states that Messrs. Frederick Parsons and Gordon Hawkins killed a white fox on Burnt Island recently.

MARCH 20, 1942:


166th Newfoundland Field Regt. R. A.

Promoted Acting Bombardiers with effect from January 12, 1942:

970062 A L Bdr. Harvey, E. A.

970621 A L Bdr. Whalen, E. A.

970626 A L Bdr. Harding, J. J.

970325 A L Bdr. Proudfoot , A.

970531 A L Bdr. Chaffey, L.

970935 A L Bdr. Whalen, W. J.

970311 A L Bdr. Sparkes, W.

970562 A L Bdr. Lee, L. J.

970160 A L Bdr. Green, E. J.

970683 A L Bdr. Budgell, A. C.

970133 A L Bdr. Drover, A.

Appointed Acting lance Bombardiers with effect from January 12, 1942:

970007 A Bdr. Penney, J.

970439 W Bdr. Jackman, A.R.

59th Newfoundland Heavy Regt. R.A.

Appointed Acting Lance Sergeant with effect from January 22, 1942:

970874 W Bdr. Newman, E. Promoted Acting Bomdardier with effect from January 22, 1942.

970874 A L Bdr. Mills, J. S. Granted War Substantive rank of Bombardier with effect from January 29 1942

971082 A Bdr. Mayo, L.

Promoted Acting Bombardiers with effect from January 28, 1942

971097 A L Bdr. Madus, R.C.

971293 A L Bdr. Harvey, P.J.

MARCH 27, 1942:


Hayward Buckler, aged 28 years, married, a native of Northern Bay, was accidentally killed at Gander Lake on Thursday at 7.15 p.m., when he came into contact with a drive belt of a Rock Crusher. He was an employee of the Peel Construction Company. His widow lives at Northern Bay, Bay de Verde. Constable Clarke wired the above information to the Chief of Police.

MARCH 30, 1942:


BURKE, William Charles, Seaman JX 220898 R.N. Missing presumed killed, March 15th, 1942, Next of kin, mother, Mrs. John Burke, 15 Station road, Grand Falls, Newfoundland.

WHEELER, Sidney MacDonald, Seaman JX 299639 R.N. Killed on war service, March22, 1942. Next of kin, mother, Mrs. Sidney R. Wheeler, Summerford, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland.

APRIL 9th 1942:


DOWLAND, James Nelson, Seaman JX 247915 R.N. Interned at Laghon, Algiers (Previously reported missing, probably prisoner of war) Next of Kin, mother, Mrs. James Dowland. Northern Arm, Botwood; Newfoundland.


His Excellency the Governor, has been pleased to approve the following:

Newfoundland Militia Promotions:

To be Captain: Lieut. J.C. Barr, with effect from 1st. April.

To be Lieutenant: 2nd Lieut. R. Carter, with effect from 1st April 1942

To be 2nd Lieutenant: Aiden A. Abbott, with effect from 9th April, 1942

APRIL 9, 1942:


GEORGE THOMAS GULLAGE: EAST POINT, Catalina. – There passed peacefully away to his Eternal reward at Corner Brook on Monday evening, March 23rd 1942, at 8 o’clock, one of Catalina’s most highly and respected citizens, and one of nature’s gentlemen, in the person of George Thomas Gullage, Sr., at the ripe old age of 87 years.

Born at Catalina in the late 1850's, a decedent of sturdy stock, he followed the life of a fisherman. Strong, keen, unobtrusive, full of initiative, daring and adventure, he was for many years a prosecutor of the Lobster Fishery and afterwards, the Cod-fishery. In his later years he was perhaps one of the most successful Skippers, and produced a quality of shore fish second to none. Not only in the fishing business was Skipper George an outstanding success, but he was also a Carpenter, and was rated as one of the best boat builders in his day. For any project, which had for its object the advancements and the better of the community life of Catalina, there was George Gullage to give it his utmost support.

A loyal, staunch, and devoted member of St. Peter’s Church, regular attendant at Church services morning and evening. For a member of years, he was a member of the select Vestry, where he discharged his duties with dignity and the thoroughness which is characteristic of all those who put first things first.

A member of the Church of England Board of Education for East Point, where he gave unceasingly of his time and ability for the furtherance of the cause of Education, and always uppermost in his mind was the welfare of the Teacher and pupils of that part of the town.

A life long and enthusiastic member of “Morning Star” L.O.L. No. 2, L.O.A., an exemplary Orangeman. It was here perhaps that he was best known to his Brethern, as rain or shine, rough or smooth, light or dark, he always found the way to Lodge, ever ready to uphold the principles that his obligation demanded of him. A few years ago he was made an Honorary Member, and the Brethern of his Lodge presented him with an Honorary Membership Certificate. On the death of his beloved wife, some six years ago, he moved to Corner Brook, to spend his eventide with his son, Hezekiah, and it was there he passed away.

The body, accompanied by his son, arrived by train at Catalina from Corner Brook, shortly after noon on Tuesday, March 31st. At 2.30 the same afternoon, his remains were laid to rest in the C. of E. Cemetery, just a short distance from the Church he loved and served so faithfully, beside his wife, who for nearly half a century, shared his joys and sorrows.

The members of “Morning Star” No. 2 Lodge, preceded the hearse bearing the casket bedecked with floral tributes, while a large concourse of relatives and friends followed the cortege to their last resting place. The services at the Church and graveside, were conducted by Rev. R.F. Mercer.

Left to mourn are two brothers, James and Joseph in U.S.A., five sons, Hezekiah, Frederick H. and Chester at Corner Brook; William M. and Francis in U.S.A.; two daughters Maud (Mrs. A. E. Reid) at Grand Falls; and Irene (Mrs. Kenneth Sheppard) at Catalina; twenty-five grandchildren, two of whom George Gullage and Chester Sheppard are at present serving overseas in H.M. Navy. One grandson, Frederick William Gullage paid the supreme sacrifice a year ago. Also four great grandchildren, to who was extend our sincere sympathy.







APRIL 13, 1942:

A message to the Chief of Police on Saturday, stated that the body of Edward Cobb, who was drowned on April 8th at Joe Batt’s Arm, has been recovered on the afternoon of the same day. The deceased was fifty years of age and was not married.

APRIL 14, 1942:

Messrs. J. Dwyer, of Grand Falls and W. Tarrant of Botwood, who have been attending the Orange Lodge Convention at Carbonear, were in town yesterday, and left for home by last evening’s express. Mr. Dwyer is the Grand Marshall and Mr. Tarrant the Grand Censor of the R.W.P.G. Black Chapter of Newfoundland.


SMITH Edward Norman, Seaman JX 246721 R.N. Reported lost overboard April 5th, 1942. Next of kin, Mother, Mrs. Isaac Smith, St. Anthony District, White Bay, Newfoundland.

APRIL 24, 1942


The following information has been received from the Trade Commissioner for Newfoundland:

Able Seaman George Canning JX191529 is a survivor from H.M.S. Dorsetshire. ( His next of kin is his father, Mr. Ernest Canning, Grand Falls.

APRIL 25, 1942:

According to advices received, the residence of Thomas Edison of Northern Arm, was destroyed by fire a few days ago. Some of the furniture was taken from the building. The fire was caused when sparks ignited shingles in the roof, and at the time is was blowing hard. No water was available and nothing could be done to save the building.

APRIL 29 1942:


PETTEN — CAVILL: On Wednesday evening, April 22nd at the Bethesda Mission on New Gower Street, a quiet but very pretty wedding was solemnised, when Mr. Edgar Petten, son of the late Abraham and Mrs. Bertha Petten of Port De Grave, was married to Miss Ethel Cavill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Rowe of Seldom Come By, Notre Dame Bay.

The bride was becomingly attired in a gown of white satin with accessories to match. She was attended by her sister, Miss Ida Rowe, who was becomingly attired in a gown of rose crepe, and Miss Dorothy Vaters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vaters, 45 McKay Street of this city, in a gown of blue taffeta. The groom was attended by Mr. William C Peckford, Manager of the Do.X. Stores, New Gower Street, and Mr. James Kennedy. Pastor Frederick Burt performed the ceremony.

The reception was held at the home of Pastor E. Vaters, 45 McKay Street. Many friends and relatives expressed their good wishes to both the bride and the groom.

It is understood that the young happy couple will spend their honeymoon at the home of Mr. Petten at Port De Grave.

MAY 1 1942:


SENIOR, Adolphus Henry, Seaman JX216717 R.N. Dangerously ill with intestinal colic at Princess Royal Hospital, Swansea, Wales. Next of kin, father, Mr. George Senior, Flat Islands, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.

STRIDE, Garland, Seaman Lt/JX315737 R.N. Seriously ill in Iceland, suffering from impact of wisdom tooth and cellulitis of neck. Next of kin, father, Abner Stride, Baie Verte, White Bay, Newfoundland.

MAY 3, 1942:


Address and Presentation Made at Gathering Held at Botwood.

BOTWOOD, April 29 — Dr. Norman B. Stewart, M.D., Ch.B., who has served this community so faithfully and well since December 1939, has severed his connection with the Medical Practice of Botwood, and will be leaving early in May to enlist in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. During his stay at Botwood, Doctor Stewart has won the confidence and respect of all classes, having taken an active interest in all movements for the betterment of the community. Previous to his coming to Botwood, the Doctor was attached to the International Grenfell Hospital at St. Anthony, where Mrs. Stewart was also a member of the Nursing Staff.

Doctor and Mrs Stewart, and their little son, Norman, are proceeding to Pennsylvania, Pa., where Mrs. Stewart and son will reside “for the duration.” As the good Doctor and family leave Botwood, they take with them the very best wishes of the community, coupled with the hope that they may be spared for the happy re-union after the war.

A very pleasant social evening, with Doctor and Mrs. Stewart as guests, was spent at Botwood on Tuesday 28th April, when a gift of money and the following address, was presented by Mr. James Arklie on behalf of the gathering:

“Norman B. Stewart , Esq., M.D., Ch.B., Botwood.

Dear Doctor Stewart.

We have learned with regret that you are about to leave Botwood. We are proud, however to know that you have offered your service for King and Empire, in the healing of the sick and wounded in this terrible war against Hitlerism and the enemies of freedom.

During your stay at Botwood we have come to know and admire you. You have always taken an interest in the town since you came amongst us, and we shall miss your comings and goings as you moved about in the practice of your profession.

The members of the Red Cross First Aid Group are anxious to show their appreciation of your service in the series of lectures you recently started, and they, with many other friends in the community, ask your acceptance of the accompanying small monetary gift, as a slight tangible token of your service to the people of Botwood. We offer to Mrs. Stewart, your son and yourself, our very best wishes for your future success, and we trust you will be spared to rejoin your loved ones in peace and safety, when Victory has been won.”

MAY 6, 1942:


Rear Admiral R. Rowley-Conway, C.M.G. Entertains Newfoundland Boys at His Home.

His Excellency the Governor, has received a letter from Rear-Admiral R. Rowley-Conway, C.M.G., stating that on April 4th he had a Newfoundland Tea Party at his home. The letter said, “The Colonel of Gunner Signals brought me a Newfoundland Tea Party yesterday, and they asked me to send you a message for their homes. Their Officers speak very highly of them. They sang Newfoundland songs for two hours.”

The following attended the party: Edwin Neyle Murray, Harold B. Sparkes, St, John’s; Malcom W. Dawe. Wilfred Ford, Grand Falls, Alfred E Hynes, Port au Port, Emberly Ralph, St. John’s; Bill Hann, Corner Brook; Walter Jones, Robert Downton, Ralph Bursey, St. John’s; John Mullowney, Grand Falls; Harry Ruby, St. John’s, Bronson Howell, Corner Brook; Cyril Burden, Broad Cove; Ferdinand J. Graham, William Howell, Raymond O’Reilly, St. John’s; Lambert Benson, Grand Falls: Harris Noseworthy, Clarence Carter, George R. Crocker, Max Austin, St. John’s; A Fisher, Grand Falls. Government House. 5th May 1942.

MAY 17TH 1942:


STRIDE, Garland, Seaman JX315737 R.N. Previously reported seriously ill in Iceland, suffering from impact of wisdom tooth and cellulitis of neck (April 27th, 1942). Now, reported removed from seriously ill list. Next of kin, father, Mr. Abner Stride, Baie Verte, White Bay, Newfoundland.

JUNE 6 1942:


BRETT, John, Sergeant No. 798053 R.A.F. Killed as the result of air operations on 30th May 1942. Next of kin, father, Mr. Charles Brett, Joe Batt’s Arm, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland.

JUNE 6, 1942:

The Twillingate Sun stated that Captains Saul and John White are fitting out for the fishing at Belle Isle as usual, and hope to get away shortly.

A sperm whale was landed recently at Leading Tickles, by two men. A quantity of oil was taken out — Twillingate Sun.

The Twillingate Sun states that a good sign of codfish is reported from Change Islands. Last week on one day, one trap secured five qtls, and another 7 qtls.

JUNE 12, 1942

The Twillingate Sun states that, “Dove’s had a skiff load of fish from their trap last week. Capt. William Bulgin and other trap operators, are having good hauls of codfish, also salmon are plentiful at some points.”

The Twillingate Sun states; “Mr. Manuel’s boat was to Change Islands last week. The men, Messrs, George Anstey and Joseph Stuckless, reported that some men at Change Islands found a mine which floated ashore. The mine was successfully moored and the matter reported to the Authorities.”

Men belonging South, are leaving the work engaged in the past winter, to re-engage in the fishery. Most of the fishermen are not accustomed to working inland in warm weather. The prosecution of the fishery is not likely to be what it at first appeared to be this year, owing to lack of vessels. — Twillingate Sun.

A thousand young seal pelts were delivered to Ashbourne’s Twillingate, last week from Seal Cove, White Bay. They were secured during the spring.

JUNE 13, 1942


The Twillingate Sun states the Mr. Walter Anstey had another Egyptian herring in his salmon net last week. A few years ago he had the first one. It is larger than a herring and the scales are larger that of a salmon.

During the month of May, 2975 days of care were given at the Twillingate Hospital. The average number of patients per day was 86. There were 109 admissions and 91 discharges. Six births occurred during the month. — Twillingate Sun.

Kenneth Mullett of Wesleyville, who was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of indecent assault on a young girl of the Outer Battery, was released on a $250 bond over the holiday and appeared before His honour Judge Browne yesterday morning and was convicted in the afternoon, he was sentenced to a fine of $50.00 which was paid.

George A Perry, age 21, of Indian Islands, Fogo, appeared before Magistrate Hollett, at Botwood on Monday last, charged with a breach of regulation 33 of Defence Regulations, dated September 1st 1939, and was convicted and fined $20.00.

WHITE, Llewellyn Oliver, Seaman, No. JX202005 R.N. Missing presumed killed on war service. Next of kin Mother, Mrs. Herbert White, Buchans.

JUNE 24 1942:


KNIGHT — SNELGROVE: Grand Falls June 20th. The very large number of friends and admirers attending at the Memorial United Church on Thursday evening June 18th at 8 p.m., witnessed one of the prettiest and most outstanding scenes of the season, when Miss Edna Snelgrove, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Snelgrove of this town, was united in the bonds of Holy matrimony to Mr. Leonard Knight of the R.C.A.F. Ground Staff, son of Mrs. and the late Arthur Knight of Jackson’s Cove. The Church was nicely decorated with flowers for the occasion. In the absence of the Pastor of the Church, the Rev. S.J. Hillier, who is attending conference at St. John’s, the ceremony was performed by the Rev. B.L. Hodder of Bonne Bay.

The Bride, who entered the Church leaning on the arm of her father, who also gave the bride away, looked very charming in a bridal gown of white, short veil and cornet of white flowers, carrying a white bouquet of mixed pastel blooms and maiden hair fern. She was attended by her sister Mrs. Harold Dawe, as matron of honour, who wore aqua sheer of floor length with a pastel bouquet, and her niece, Miss Annie Hiscock, dressed in sky blue brocade with bouquet to match.

The groom was ably supported by his brother Mr. Errol Knight, and his cousin Mr. Lester Knight. Before the ceremony, the large congregation sang “O Perfect Love”. Mrs Chas, N Giles, the Organist of the Church, presided. Mr. Joseph W. Boone and Mr. A.E. Reid acted as ushers.

After the ceremony, a reception was held at the C. of E. Parish Hall, where 120 guests sat down to a delicious supper. The catering was done by the members of St. Hilda’s Guild. Mr. Ken Goodyear was toastmaster and called on Mr. A.G. Ogilive, Manager of the E.V. Royal Stores Ltd., who in a very able manner, proposed the toast to the bride. This was replied to by the groom. The toast to the bridesmaids was given by Mr. Malcolm Noel, to which Mr. Lester Knight responded. The bride’s parents were toasted by Mr. K Goodyear, Mr. Robert Piercey responding. A toast to St. Hilda’s Guild was proposed by Rev. B. L. Hodder.

Some fine songs were then enjoyed, as well as “Danny Boy” rendered by Mr. Gerald Connors in his usual good way. Dancing continued until the wee small hours of the morning.

The bride and groom will leave on Sunday for Jackson’s Cove to visit the groom’s mother, who was unable to be present at the ceremony. The bride’s going away costume is a black pin stripe suit with white accessories and a silver fox.

Previous to her marriage, Miss Snelgrove was a trusted, competent, and popular employee of the Drygoods Department of the E.V. Royal Stores Ltd., where she will be greatly missed by her long line of customers. Mr. Knight was a member of the Town Carpenter Staff, before joining the R.C.A.F. last year. Mr. and Mrs. Knight take with them the best wishes of their many friends, for abundance of happiness as long as the moon endures.

JUNE 30TH 1942:


ROWSELL — FIELD: Gower Street Church was the scene of a pretty wedding last evening, when Ruby Belinda, daughter of Mrs. and the late Edward Field, became the bride of Rev. Reginald Norman Rowsell, B.A., the ceremony being performed by the Rev. D.K. Burns, B.A., Ph.D.

The bride, who was attired in a dainty gown of white satin with train, and carried a bouquet of June roses, carnations, baby’s breath, and asparagus fern, was attended by Miss Eleanor Maddock, and her sister Lorna, who wore dresses of opera blue and lemon organza with matching head-dress, and whose bouquets consisted of June roses and sweet peas. The groomsman was Rev. C.E. Burke, B.A., a classmate at College, and now Y.M.C.A. Supervisor in the Royal Canadian Navy. The father giver was Mr. B.R. Taylor, cousin of the bride, and Mr. A. Wiseman of Little Bay Islands ushered.

The bride’s mother wore black and rose with corsage of carnations and sweet peas. During the signing of the Register, Mrs. W.A. Dawe of Buchans, sister of the bride, sang, “I’ll Walk with you” with Mrs. F. Wylie presiding at the organ.

Following the ceremony, the wedding party drove to Woodstock where supper was served, and the usual toasts duly and heartily honoured. The bride and groom leave by this afternoon’s express for Corner Brook on a visit to the latter’s parents, before taking up residence at Bell Island, where the groom is Pastor of the United Church.


Ashbournes Ltd. have outfitted six vessels for the fishery. They are now under the command of Capt. James Philpott, Andrew Greenham, Villis Hill, Joseph Gillard, Benneth Rogers and Abram Horwood. — Twillingate Sun

The Twillingate Sun, dated June 27th states that Monroe’s Fresh Fish Plant has not yet begun operation there, nor has Mr. Gideon Benson’s Liver Business at Cat Cove.

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