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Aiken - Coolavin, Bangor
Scrapbook with lots of Newspaper Clippings
REECE - AIKIN - March 24th, at St. Comgall's Parish Church, Bangor, by the Rev. J. Irvine Peacock, Rector, Henry, youngest son of the late Mr. Samuel Reece, Highfield, Liscard, Cheshire, to Mary, only daughter of Mr. John Aiken, Coolavin, Bangor, Co. Down
Interesting Bangor Wedding
An interesting wedding took place in the Parish Church on the 24th ult., when Miss Mary Aiken, only daughter of Mr. John Aiken, Coolavin, was married to Mr. Henry Reece, youngest son of the late Mr. Samuel Reece, Highfield, Liscard, Cheshire. Owing to the very recent bereavement in the bride-groom's family, the wedding was quiet. The bride, who was given away by her father, was unattended. The bridegroom was supported by his brother, Mr. Alfred Youd Reece, as best man. The Rev. J. Irvine Peacocke, rector of the parish, officiated, Mr. Robert Jones presiding at the organ.
AIKEN - MANN - February 24th, at Fisherwick Church, Belfast, by the Rev. John Waddell, M.A., William, only son of the late Mr. John Aiken, J.P., and Mrs. Aiken, Coolavin, Bangor, to Ethel May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. R. Mann, Cotswold, Bangor.
Interesting Bangor Wedding
A wedding of interest to Bangor people was solemnised last Friday in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast, between Mr. Wm. Aiken, only son of the late Mr. John Aiken, J.P., and of Mrs. Aiken, Coolavin, Bangor, and Miss Ethel May Mann, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. R. Mann, Cotswold, Bangor. The ceremony was of the quietest description, only the immediate friends of the families being present. Rev. John Waddell, M.A., minister of Fisherwick, officiated and the bride was given away by her father. She was attired in a nice grey costume with hat to match, and the bridesmaids - Miss Gwendolen Mann (her sister) and Miss Maureen Reece (Wallasey) - wore dresses of hyacinth blue with hats to correspond. Mr. H. Reece acted as best man. After the wedding, on the invitation of the bride's parents, a reception was held at the Midland Hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Aiken proceeding later to England for a short honeymoon. Going away the bride wore a becoming navy costume, with fawn velour hat and mole furs. The presents received were numerous and valuable. Many good wishes are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Aiken in their new state.
In affectionate remembrance of John and Nora, dearly beloved children of John and Elizabeth Aiken, who departed this life March 25th, 1890. Aged respectively five and three years, Interred in Carnmoney Cemetery
In Loving Remembrance of William Aiken, who died on Thursday 25th January, 1894, aged 76 years, Interred in the City Cemetery, Saturday, 27th
In Loving Remembrance of Joseph Aiken, who died on the 6th December, 1893, aged 86 years, at his residence, Woodbine Cottage, Gale Farm, Belmont Road, Bolton, and was this day interred at Park Chapel, Near Bury, December 8th.
The Late Mrs. Thomson
Death of Mr. Thos. McErvel
Very genuine regret will be felt by his
friends, whom he numbered by the thousand, at the death of Mr. Thomas
McErvel, which, we are sorry to record, took place at his residence, Upper
Clifton, Bangor, at eight o'clock in Tuesday night, after a somewhat
protracted illness. Mr. McErvel was born seventy-two years ago at
Gartree, where his father had an extensive farm adjoining the well-known
Langford Lodge of the Pakenham family. He was thus from a child
familiar with those agricultural and horticultural pursuits with which for
the greater part of his life he was intimately identified. After
receiving a sound education, he embarked on a business career, when he became
apprenticed at the old and well-known Elephant Tea House of William Gilmore,
in High Street, Belfast. He obtained a thorough grounding in business
affairs, and in course of time went out to the West Indies, where he took up
an important appointment in a large wholesale house, subsequently proceeding
to Canada. He returned to Belfast in the late sixties and in
partnership with his brother, Mr. James McErvel, who survives him, commenced
the business which has since been identified with their joint names as T.
& J. McErvel in Victoria Square, then known as Poultry Square, and later
as Police Square. Both brothers possessed a keen business insight,
allied with qualities of tact, energy, and the strictest integrity, and fully
conversant as they were with the wants of the farmers, they rapidly built up
an extensive connection which developed with the progress of time until the
firm had reached the successful and influential position it enjoys to-day.
Death of Mrs. McCaughey
Very deep regret will be generally expressed in Belfast at the sad death of Mrs. McCaughey, wife of Councillor John McCaughey, J.P., of Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, the popular representative of Woodvale Ward in the Corporation. Mrs. McCaughey had been ailing for some time, and had gone to Rostrevor for the benefit of her health; but notwithstanding the best medical skill and most careful nursing she passed away this morning, to the sorrow of a very wide circle of friends. The funeral will take place to the City Cemetery on Wednesday, on arrival of the train due at the Great Northern terminus at 12-10 p.m. We extend sincere sympathy to Mr. McCaughey and the other relatives upon whom the shadow of a great bereavement has fallen.
Late Mr. John McConnell
Outdoor sport of almost every description has lost a warm supporter by the death of Mr. John McConnell, the well-known jewellery expert, of North Street and latterly of Donegall Place, Belfast. Though prominently connected with the musical societies of Belfast for many years, and a most capable performer, he was also very closely identified with various branches of sport. The Ulster Cricket Club have every reason to remember his services to the club, for though it was never publicly mentioned - out of respect to his wishes - he never failed to present a handsome and valuable prize for competition at the annual athletic sports of the club on Easter Mondays. In a similar fashion it was his custom to lend his patronage to other forms of physical recreation and to give practical effect to his warm interest in other healthful pastimes. It was largely due to the great interest he took in swimming that the races at Pickie Rock, Bangor, were promoted so successfully for many years. Belonging to a past generation - for he had passed the allotted span of human life - he was an acknowledged authority on the changes and developments in Belfast during the last half-century, and his reminiscences of old Belfast were of a most interesting character. A man of rare parts, he was highly esteemed and most popular with all who knew him. The announcement of his death will be a source of keen regret to his old friends in the Ulster Cricket Club, in swimming circles, and amongst the business community generally
The many friends of Mr. Robert Denison,
secretary of Messrs. Kingan & Co. Ltd., will be shocked as well as deeply
grieved to hear of his death, which took place on Saturday last at his
residence, Salisbury Avenue. Mr. Denison, who had previously been
apparently in his usual good health, was taken suddenly ill on Friday, and
notwithstanding prompt and skilful medical treatment, the seizure proved
fatal in the course of a few hours.
Brazier - October 19th, at Elsinore, Egremont, in her 89th year, Mary, widow of the late David Brazier, of this city. Interment at St. James's Cemetery, to-day (Monday), at 2,30 p.m.
In Loving Memory of John Francis Latarche, who died 24th January, 1907, in the 79th year of his age. 64 Princes Road, Liverpool
Mr. & Mrs. William Irwin Mahaffy thank you sincerely for your kind expressions of sympathy on the death of their son, Henry Irwin Mahaffy, Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps, November 1917, Ward Villa, Bangor
Mrs. Reece and family desire to tender their sincere thanks for the many expressions of sympathy extended to them, both, in kind enquiries and also sympathy in their bereavement, Highfield, Liscard, January 1909
Hold them, Oh Father, in Thy arms, And let them henceforth be, Our messengers of love between, Our human hearts and Thee.
Maureen Reece July 9th 1914
Death - Mr. Daniel K. Warnock
The death of
this popular and highly esteemed young gentleman, which took place on
Thursday at his residence, Ballyholme, Bangor with painful suddenness, Mr.
Warnock had been at business in Belfast as usual yesterday, and returning
home shortly after six, fell dead within a few moments of his arrival at his
house. Disease of the heart is supposed to have been the cause of death. His
death has left a deep regret throughout a wide circle in the city. Mr.
Warnock's demise occurred quite unexpectedly, and when the sad news was
learned in Bangor and district expressions of sympathy with his bereaved
wife and relatives and of ? sorrow were heard on all ?. The deceased,
as is generally known, was long and honourably connected with the firm of
Dunville Ltd., and by reason of his sterling worth and integrity, in
addition to his many amiable personal qualities, he had ? himself to a large
circle of friends, acquired alike throughout his business career and in all
his private relations. This esteem was fully manifested by the number
that attended yesterday to pay a last tribute of respect to a generous and
steadfast friend and upright citizen. The remains were removed at
10.30 a.m. from his late residence at Ballyholme, for interment in the
family burying ground, Lambeg, a district in which the family of the late
Mr. Warnock have been located for several generations.
Wreaths were sent by Madame Fauvesn, Mrs. Brownlie and family, Knock; Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Sheriff, Mrs. B. N. McDowell, the staff of Dunville & Co., Ballyholme Sailing Club, Mr. and Mrs. John McStay, Mr. and Mrs. John Aiken, Mr. John Russell, Fras. J. Little, Dublin; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Maguire, Mr. S. C. Hunter, C.E., and Mrs. Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. McMurray, Mr. Jim Byrne, Mr. John and Mrs. Joseph McConnell, Mr. and Mrs. Werner, Mr. and Mrs. James Baxter.
Maureen Reece letter to her "Granpa" October 21st 1914
BANGOR LITERARY CLUB
Second Annual Production
A Comedy in Three Acts and Twelve Scenes
by Thos. Holcroft
Lodge Hall, Bangor
Patron: Mr. F. R. Benson
The Music has been selected and
arranged by Mr. Fred Hughes
Mr. Philip S. Bell
POST OFFICE LARCENIES
A special Court was held in the
Courthouse, Lisburn, at 12.30 to-day, before Messrs. E. Donaghy, W. J.
Frazer, and Wm. Ritchie, when Eliza Jane Nolan, widow of an ex-postman, was
charged - That she did, on or about the 4th, 8th and 13th days of August,
1911, steal from the Lisburn head post office, certain postal packets being
in course of transmission by post, and containing therein certain chattels,
the property of his Majesty's Postmaster-General. Mr. Edward R. Bate,
solicitor to the Post Office, Ireland, Dublin, conducted the prosecution,
and accused was not professionally represented.
About half-past six o'clock on Wednesday evening a fatal accident occurred to a man named McRoberts while engaged removing furniture. The van, the property of the contractors, Messrs. James Young & Co., carriers, Belfast, had arrived from the city with the household furnishings of new residents for Loreli (Lorelei), and was in charge of two men named William Johnston McRoberts and William McKay. When they reached the steep lane leading from Princetown Road to their destination, which is one of the villas directly opposite Pickie Bathing Place, the trace-horse was unyoked, and McRoberts proceeded to lead the remaining animal attached to the van down the hill. McKay's statement is that he warned deceased regarding the danger of this proceeding, and wanted to put the chain on the wheels to check the waggon, but McRoberts would not have it, as he thought that one horse would not be able to draw a braked vehicle. As the van approached the foot of the incline the impetus was so great that McKay had to hold back the waggon while McRoberts held the horse by the head and attempted to keep it back. The deceased apparently had slipped or was trampled on by the horse. At any rate, he fell on his face and the wheel of the vehicle passed over his back, killing him instantaneously. The horse then stumbled over the embankment and the van rolled right over and lay at the edge pf the plantation, wheels uppermost. Dr. Mitchell was at once summoned, and he was soon afterwards joined by Drs. Moore and Bell, but medical aid was of no avail. Dr. Mitchell made an examination of the body. He found three of the ribs broken, and that death was due to the broken ribs being crushed in and lacerating the heart and lungs. Sergeant Dixon arrived immediately after the accident, and took charge of the body, which he had subsequently removed to the yard of the "Yachtsman" Hotel, Main Street. Mr. Samuel Baird, managing director of the contracting firm, was in Bangor superintending another removal when the accident occurred. He at once hurried to the scene, and did all he could to render assistance. Deceased, who was about 30 years of age, resided at Lisburn, where he leaves a widow and three children to mourn his loss.
The inquest took place yesterday
evening in the "Yachtsman" Hotel, Bangor, before Dr. R. C. Parke,
J.P., Coroner for North Down, and the following jury:- Messrs. Thos.
Matthews, J.P. (foreman); Robert Yarr, Wm. Johnston, James McCullagh, Martin
Fisher, H. McKee, David C. Ross, Thomas Muirhead, Thomas Scotland, Joseph
McClean, George Danskin, Samuel Keenan, Patrick Campbell, Geo. Russell,
William McBride, Henry Palfrey and ? Gorman ? ? ? appeared on behalf
of the police.
TOWN COURT DRUNK
John Moore, Killaughey Street, was summoned for being drunk on 11th February (no year but assume its early 1900's as most clipping are between 1902 and 1911