The Evening Telegram, 1926

January 7, 1926

NEWMAN GOOBY, (Queen’s Cove, T.B.)
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the Faith.” – 1st Timothy, 4 chap., 9 verse.
After 81 years of faithful service there passed away on Christmas Eve, after a short illness, one of Trinity Bays oldest and most respected men in the person of Newman Gooby, who for 40 years has been connected with the Methodist Church as Lay-Reader, and also Sunday School Superintendent for a number of years. The deceased was born at Old Perlican in 1844 where he resided in his boyhood days, after which he went to Queen’s Cove where he resided until his death. His wife, Elizabeth Cramm, of Old Perlican predeceased him 26 years ago. Funeral took place on Sunday, Dec. 27th, which was largely attended by people from all the nearby places. Leaving to mourn are 4 daughters, Mrs. Adam Benson, Clay-Pits, T.B.; Mrs. Edmund Whalen, Queen’s Cove, T.B. with whom he lived at the time of his death. Mrs. Archibald Drover and Mrs. Josiah Drodge, both of this city. Also 1 sister, Mrs. Eli Martin, Heart’s Ease, T.B., and 1 brother, Mr. Simon Gooby Sr., of this city. Besides several grand-children and a wide circle of relatives and friends, his many friends will be sorry to hear of his passing.
Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep,
From which none other wakes to weep,
A calm and understurbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.

February 3, 1926

Under the lowering sky of a winter’s eve, interspersed here and there with bright spots, all that was mortal of Nathan Pond was laid at rest to-day in Mount Olive Cemetery amid American elips and oaks on the slope of a hill overlooking the placid waters of Long Island Sound, in the Borough of Queen’s, City of New York.
Born in Badger’s Quay, Bonavista Bay Nfld., the son of John and Sarah Pond. By temperament and disposition the deceased possessed some of the sturdiness not Infrequently displayed by the Vikings of the northern flow. At the outbreak of the world war he enlisted In the Nfld. Royal Navel Reserve, where for four long years he served his Country and Empire in assisting to patrol the five oceans.
On returning to civilian life he married Mrs. Eldred Gosse, daughter of George and Elisa Butt of Queen’s Cove, Random Sound, Trinity Bay, whose first husband paid the supreme sacrifice when the R. M. Laurentic was torpedoed and sunk off the Irish Coast in January 1916.
Not contented with the mode of re habitation in Newfoundland, the deceased started out for pastures new and came to New York in the month of August, 1921, where he entered the trade as an iron worker. Thanks to his unbounded energy and perseverance he grasped the skirts of opportunity to bring about the crowning achievement in his chosen line of endeavor, namely, foreman rigger.
Having been promoted only a few days before, and sensing to some extent his new and added responsibilities, he ascended to the second floor of a two million dollar building to lay out work for them in his charge and in the act of descending, on Dec 15, 1926, he lost his balance and fell backwards. Darting his right leg through the rungs of the ladder he sled head down a distance of twenty feet, breaking his thigh bone and spinal cord. He was rushed to the nearest hospital where he lay unconscious for seventy-two hours. After regaining consciousness he was placed in a cast of plaster of Paris and received the best surgical and medical treatment known to science, but all to no avail for on Jan. 14th, as easily as the eastern sky slips into its silver kimono of the morning, he foil into that long sleep from which there Is no earthly awakening.
The services at the home and at the tomb were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Edwards of Queen’s Baptist Church where the deceased used to attend. Following the service at the home the mourners and friends were taken in several motor cars which made up the procession. Through the winding path of Mount Olive Cemetery the cortege moved over a carpet of fallen leaves to the tomb. Being a member of Tasker Masonic Lodge at St, John’s. Nfld, a delegation of Queen’s Masonic Lodge deposited sprigs of acacia on the lowered casket, tokens of fraternal farewell. During this part of the ceremony the setting sun drove through the haze and splashed the whole gathering with its shafts of golden light, as though it also would lay its life-giving hand in commendation on the humble and faithful husband at rest.
Besides his father and mother and five brothers and three sisters now residing at Badge’s Quay, the deceased leaves to mourn a wife and four sons, whose ages are 9 months, 2, 3 1/2, and 6 years respectively. Thus ends the career of a man who would have made a name worthy of the best traditions of the land that gave him his birth.
Alan G. Benson
931-80th St. Brooklyn, NY City
Jan. 16, 1926


February 16, 1926

Daniel Shaw, formerly of Little Heart’s Ease, Trinity Bay, where his parents still reside. Mr. Shaw was overseas during the war in “D” Company. He left home about four years ago, and has since been engaged at structural iron work. At present he is working on the new Statler Hotel. Three years ago he visited Bay of Islands on the yacht “Cosse” belonging to a Boston millionaire, L. M. Crane. His brother, Peter left here by the S.S. Newfoundland to visit his parents, who will probably return with him.




April 15, 1926

Tragedy at Gooseberry Cove

Grandfather and Grandson Drowned

A sad drowning accident in which Moses Seward, a resident of Gooseberry Cove, T.B., and his grandson [Edmund Seward] lost their lives is reported to the Minister of Marine and Fisheries in a message received to-day from Mr. Wm. Flynn of Hillview. The bodies have not been recovered. Particulars of the fatality were not given in the message.


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