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Lawlor (nee Crawford), of North Sydney (c.1827-1900)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 12 December 1900, p. 6.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Cape Breton,North Sydney (Cape Breton)

Date: 06/30/98


The Evening Mail, Wednesday, 12 December 1900, p. 6:
Died - At North Sydney, November 28, Agnes Brown CRAWFORD, widow of Daniel LAWLOR, aged 73.

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Lawlor, Alexander E., of Dartmouth (c.1838-1904)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 3 May, 1904, p.10.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Dartmouth (Halifax County)

Date: 06/21/98


The Evening Mail, Tuesday, 3 May, 1904, p. 10:
Died - At Dartmouth May 2nd, Alexander E. LAWLOR, aged 66. Funeral Thursday afternoon, at 3.30 o'clock.

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Lawlor, Daniel, formerly of Cole Harbour (-1900)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 26 October 1900, p. 2.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Temperance,Cole Harbour (Halifax County),Sydney (Victoria County)

Date: 06/26/98


The Evening Mail, Friday, 26 October 1900, p. 2:
Former Dartmouthian Dead
The North Sydney Herld has the following:-
"Another of North Sydney's oldest and most respected citizens has passed away in the person of Daniel LAWLOR, of the firm D. Lawlor & Son, merchant tailors. The deceased had been ill for some time and his death was not unexpected. Mr. LAWLOR had been a prominent figure in business and social life of this town for more than half a century, and he will be much missed in the community. He was active as a temperance man, being a member of the order of the Sons of Temperance from its organization in Cape Breton more than fifty years ago. He was always a foremost member of Royal Albert lodge A.F. & A. Masons. In both these societies he held the confidence and esteem of his associates in a noteworthy degree during his long connection with these bodies. The deceased was a man of kindly heart, a warm friend, a good citizen and an affectionate father and husband. In every relation of life he was the same true man. Born at Cole Harbor, Halifax county, he came to Cape Breton when a young man in 1848. He lived for a time at Sydney Mines, but took up his residence two years later at North Sydney, and he had been a leading citizen ever since. The deceased was a brother of the late Henry M. LAWLOR, was associated with his father son, T.J. LAWLOR, [who] some years ago went to Manitoba, in the western section of which province he is one of the leading merchants. His second son, M.W. LAWLOR, was associated with his father in business."

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Lawlor, Mrs. Edith Elizabeth, of Dartmouth (c.1872-1902)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 1 Jan 1903, p. 9; 3 Jan 1903, p. 3.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Dartmouth (Halifax County)

Date: 06/16/98


The Evening Mail, Thursday, 1 January 1903, p. 9:
Dartmouth News - The many friends of Andrew LAWLOR will regret to learn of the death of his wife which took place this morning shortly after midnight. Her death was sudden and unexpected. She had been confined for some time but there was not the slightest comprehension of danger. Last evening she was visited by her sister. While in conversation Mrs. LAWLOR took a weak turn and went off in a faint. Medical assistance was quickly summoned, but ere the doctor had arrived the spirit had departed from the body and was winging its flight with the old year to the regions above. The deceased was a young woman and her early demise will be learned with much sorrow. Mr. LAWLOR has the heartfelt sympathy of the community in his bereavement.
The Evening Mail, Saturday, 3 January 1903, p. 3:
Died - At Dartmouth, December 31, Edith Elizabeth, wife of J.A. LAWLOR, aged 31. Funeral at 2 o'clock sharp, January 4th, Sunday, from the late residence, corner of Portland and Water streets.

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Lawlor, Sydney m. Warner, Rose (1902)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 25 January 1902, p. 12.

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Marriage Announcement

Subject: Marriage records--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Dartmouth (Halifax County),Massachusetts (U.S.A.)

Date: 07/11/98


The Evening Mail, Saturday, 25 January 1902, p. 12:
The marriage of Sydney LAWLOR and Miss Rose WARNER, both of Dartmouth, took place at Boston on the 12th inst.

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Lawlor, Willard A., of Dartmouth (1903-1903)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 13 Feb 1903, p. 9.

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Obituary

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Dartmouth (Halifax County)

Date: 07/11/98


The Evening Mail, Friday, 13 February 1903, p. 9:
Died - At Dartmouth, February 12, Willard A., infant child of J.A. and Edith E. LAWLOR, aged seven weeks.

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Laybolt, William H., of Ship Harbour (c.1849-1903)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 25 June 1903, p. 3.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Ship Harbour (Halifax County)

Date: 07/14/98


The Evening Mail, Thursday, 25 June 1903, p. 3:
Died - At Ship Harbor, June 13, after a lingering illness, William H. LAYBOLT, aged 54, leaving a widow, three sons and six daughters to mourn their loss.

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Lindsay, James A., Sheet Harbour (c.1835-1907)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 7 May 1907, p. 12.

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Obituary

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Sheet Harbour (Halifax County)

Date: 08/11/98


The Evening Mail, Tuesday, 7 May 1907, p. 12, col. 2:
Died - At Sheet Harbor, Halifax county, on the 26th of April, James A. LINDSAY, aged 72 years, universally respected.

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LITTLE, Margaret Ann Herbert (1825-1913)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Judy Stevens

ContributorEmail: alsantjude@aol.com

Source: The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, New Brunswick 1913

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--New Brunswick--York County,York County (New Brunswick)

Date: 06/14/98


From The Daily Gleaner Obituaries hand dated Jan 10, 1913 "Mrs. Margaret Little" Harvey Station, Jan 13-Mrs. Margaret Little, widow of David Little and one of the oldest and most respected residents of this place, passed peacefully away on Friday morning after a short illness of bronchitis. She was in the 88th year of her age, but her mind and memory were unimpaired till the last. She was the eldest daughter of Thomas Herbert, one of the first settlers of Harvey and came here with her parents from Northumberland, England in the year 1837. She resided with her husband on their farm at Little Settlement for nearly 40 years and about twenty-eight years ago came to the Station, where she has made her home ever since. Her husband died about twenty years ago. She reared a large family, only four of whom survive her. They are Mrs. Wm. E. Smith and Mrs. M. Briggs, of this place, and Thomas and Eben Little of Coburn. She is also survived by about forty grandchildren. A considerable number of great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She was a woman of strong character and much more than ordinary intelligence and of very amiable disposition, and had a large circle of friends. She was always ready to help in times of trouble, both by word and deed and held a large place in the affection of the community. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon and was largely attended, despite the cold rainy weather which prevailed.

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Lomas, John, of Halifax, formerly of Derby, England (1836-1907)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

Date: 03/03/99

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 4 Nov 1907, p. 12.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County

Material Type: Obituary`


The Evening Mail, Monday, 4 November 1907, p. 12, col. 2:
The Proprietor of the Lorne Passes Away
John LOMAS' Unexpected Death Casts a Gloom Over the Popular Morris Street Hotel
There passed away at half-past four o'clock this morning, at the Lorne House, of which for twenty years he has been the proprietor, John LOMAS, one of the best known men in Halifax.
The sad news will be received with great surprise and genuine regret. An air of gloom pervaded the Lorne House this morning, for the genial host was heartily liked by all the guests, and his death after a week's illness was a real shock to them.
In June last Mr. LOMAS fell ill, and about eight weeks ago he underwent the amputation of one of his legs. The result was in a high degree satisfactory and he had apparently made a complete recovery, when, one week ago, he contracted a heavy cold. Pneumonia subsequently developed, but a fatal termination was not dreamed of until yesterday, when an ominous change in his condition made it impossible to encourage any hope of his recovery.
He passed away in the early morning in the house which under his admirable management has become one of the most popular private hotels in the whole province.
John Stakesby LOMAS was an Englishman. On November 23, 1836, he was born in Derby, England. At the age of 17 years in the midst of stirring times, he enlisted in the British army and was subsequently ordered with his regiment - the sixty-second - to the Crimea, where he gallantly defended the flag through a memorable, a glorious campaign.
At the close of the war his regiment was ordered to Halifax. Here he purchased his discharge from the army, and was successively thereafter in the employ of Lord MULGRAVE, the officer commanding; Sir Brenton HALIBURTON and Mr. Enos COLLINS, as butler.
Subsequently he became steward at the Halifax hotel and still later visited the United States.
In 1887 he returned to Halifax and purchased the property now known as the Lorne House, which he has since continuously conducted.
He married in 1859 Ellen, daughter of William HAZLETT, of England, who died in 1892, at the age of 55 years.
Four children of this marriage survive - George A., baggage master on the Intercolonial railway; Emma (Mrs. CAMERON), living in Winnipeg; Laura, wife of Rufus ZWICKER, chief engineer on the government steamer Tyrian, and John W., unmarried and living at home.
Mr. LOMAS' second wife, who survives him, was Jessie, daughter of Charles WHYTE, of Turiff, Scotland. There was one child of this union - Isabel May - who also survives her father.
Mr. LOMAS' death removes a sterling man. Sympathy will be widely felt for his wife and family.
He was an active Mason and a member of St. Mark's Lodge. Every one of his fellow members will feel his loss as a personal sorrow. "LOMAS", said one this morning, "was a good fellow." He was in politics a staunch conservative. He was a member of St. Luke's, whence his funeral will take place at half-past three o'clock on Wednesday to Camp Hill cemetery, Dean CRAWFORD officiating.
And also at p. 12, col. 4:
Died - LOMAS - At his residence, the Lorne House, Morris street, on the morning of November 4, John Stakesby LOMAS, a native of Derby, England, in the seventy-first year of his age. Funeral at 3.30 P.M., on Wednesday, from the Pro-Cathedral of St. Luke, and thence to Camp Hill cemetery. (No flowers.)

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Lutz, Barbara Louis (c.1948 - 1998)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Susan Reeves

ContributorEmail: dreeves@telusplanet.net

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Kings County

Source: Berwick Register Dec. 1998

Ed. Notes:

Date: 01/16/99


LUTZ, Barbara Louise - 50, Greenwood, Kings Co., died December 17, 1998, at home. Born in Greenwood Square, she was a daughter of the late Earland and Esther (Joudrey) Lutz. She had worked at various jobs and had been most recently employed with Avon Foods Ltd., Berwick. She was a member of Greenwood Square Baptist Church. Surviving are her companion, Ronald Atwood; brothers, Lewis, Scarborough, Ont.; Stanley, Mississauga, Ont.; Emerson, Phillip, Brampton, Ont.; Russell, Rowan, Ont.; George, Waterville, Kings Co.; sisters, Lena (Mrs. Harold Rafuse), Waterville; Shirley Lutz, Greenwood; Hilda Keeney, Burlington, Ont.; Ruth (Mrs. Fred Kay)Comox, BC; Ina Olsen, Greenwood; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Gordon; sisters, Lillian May, Elizabeth Ann Lutz. Cremation had taken place under the direction of H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Greenwood Square Church.

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Lydiard (nee Allen), Mrs. _____, of Cole Harbour (-1903)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 7 December 1903, p. 2.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Cole Harbour (Halifax County)

Date: 06/18/98


The Evening Mail, Monday, 7 December 1903, p. 2:
The death occurred early yesterday morning at Cole Harbor of Mrs. LYDIARD, wife of Charles LYDIARD. The deceased was an elderly lady and had been ill for a long time. Her demise will be learned with regret by a large circle of friends and acquaintences by whom she was highly esteemed. She was a sister of John ALLEN, of Dartmouth. She left no children.

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Lynch, George Joseph m. Catherine Paula Rawley on 23 July 1907

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

Date: 02/23/99

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: Halifax County Marriage Records, p. 224, #336.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Marriage registers--Nova Scotia--Halifax

Material Type: Marriage Records


Married 23 July 1907, at Halifax, by Banns, Roman Catholic, George Joseph LYNCH, age 27, Bachelor, Insurance Inspector, born and residing at Halifax, son of Thomas and Bridget, Customs, to Catherine Paula RAWLEY, age 22, Spinster, born and residing at Halifax, daughter of John and Mary, Druggist, Witnesses: Thomas W. J. LYNCH, Kate GRAVES, Rev. J. W. BROWN.

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Lynch, Matthew, of Ferguson's Cove (c.1838-1913)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

Date: 11/09/98

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Halifax Herald, Februayr 1, 1913, p. ____, col. 5.

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Obituary

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Fenians,Ferguson's Cove (Halifax County)


The Halifax Herald, Saturday, February 1, 1913, p. ____, col. 5:
OVER EXCITED AND DIED IN BANK
Matthew Lynch, of Ferguson's Cove, Was Endorsing A Check for $100 and Dropt Dead in Bank of Montreal
While in the Bank of Montreal yesterday endorsing a check for $100 as his pension for his part in the Fenian raid in the sixties, Matthew LYNCH, of Ferguson's Cove, suddenly dropped the pen, reeled and fell dead. One of his sons was with him a the time and Dr. TRENAMAN was sent for to see the body.
Mr. LYNCH was 75 years of age and had been a fisherman for the best part of his life at Ferguson's Cove.
The order was lately issued that any who took up arms against the Fenians were to have $100 pension. In a state of excitement old Matthew rowed down with two sons yesterday morning and it is thought that he got over excited in the bank when he was about to draw the money.
The body was removed to Joseph SPENCER'S, the funeral director. Mr. LYNCH leaves seven sons and three daughters.

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MacDonald, Clarence Carlton (1918 - 1998)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Susan Reeves

ContributorEmail: dreeves@telusplanet.net

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Kings County

Source: Berwick Register Nov. 1998

Ed. Notes:

Date: 01/16/99


MacDONALD, Clarence Carlton - 80, 1023 Orchard St., New Minas, died November 14, 1998, at home. Born in Avonport, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Russell and Mary Elizabeth (Holmes) MacDonald. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 6, Kentville; New Minas Senior 50 Plus Club; Valley Senior Bowling Club, New Minas and St. George's Masonic Lodge 20, Wolfville. During his early life he served in the Merchant Navy, 1939-45. Surviving are his wife, the former Hattie May Davidson; sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. George McBay), Gaspereau; Shirley Burgess, Bedford; Doris Lawrence, Ida Hirtle, Jean (Mrs. Frank Sanford), New Minas; Lois (Mrs. Albert Schofield), Greewich; Helen Huntley, Roxie (Mrs. Russell Redden), Berwick; Margaret (Mrs. William Workman), Victoria. He was predeceased by brother, William; sister, Laura Hutt. Memorial service was held November 17, 1998 in Avonport Baptist Church, Rev. Dan LeBlanc and Rev. Gary Manthorne officiated. Burial in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Family flowers only. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity.

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MacDougall, Alexander (c. 1882 - 1963)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Paul Harmon

ContributorEmail: cheryl.harmon@ns.sympatico.ca

Subject: Malignant Cove (Antigonish County)

Source: October 23, 1963 The Chronicle Herald

Ed. Notes:

Date: 02/10/99


Alexander MacDougall Antigonish - Funeral service will be held Thursday for Alexander MacDougall, a farmer of Malignant Cove, Antigonish County who died Monday, (Oct. 21, 1963) following a lengthy illness at the age of 81. An army veteran of the First World War, Mr. MacDougall is survived by his wife, the former Catherine MacPherson of Antigonish; one daughter, Mary (Mrs. Frances Dhooge); and five sons: Leo, Malignant Cove; John, Edmonton, Alta.; Clarence, Manning, Alta.; Allister, Halifax and Donald, Shawbridge, Que.
He was predeceased by one son, Ronald, Edmonton, Alta. The late Flora MacDougall, long time public health nurse in Antigonish was a sister. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday with requiem mass in St. Mary's church, Maryvale

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Mackay, Vera Amanda (c.1917-1998)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Randal W. Oulton

ContributorEmail: roulton@chignecto.net

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Pictou County,Royal Canadian Legion

Source: The Chronicle-Herald, Volume 50, Number 201,,Halifax, Nova Scotia, Monday, 24 August, 1998

Ed. Notes:

Date: 09/18/98


MacKay, Verna Amanda - 81, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Thorburn, died August 22, 1998, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Wyvern, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Fenwick and Annie (Colborne) Nix. She had been a guest at the villa for the past year. She was a resident of Collingwood, Cumberland Co., before moving to Thorburn in 1954. She was an adherent of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, and a member and past noble grand of Dorcas Rebekah Lodge 42, Thorburn. She was also a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 28, Ladies Auxiliary, Stellarton. Surviving are her husband, A. Fred, Thorburn; daughters, Una (Mrs. Donald Wallace), Thorburn; Betty (Mrs. Gary Peacock), Ontario; son, Leo Nix, Colbrook, Kings Co.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Churchill Ripley; a son; four brothers; two sisters.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral Tuesday, both in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Burial in Thorburn Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Valley View Villa, Riverton, Thorburn Cemetery fund or any charity.

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Magee, Carroll Marshall (c.1931 - 1998)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Susan Reeves

ContributorEmail: dreeves@telusplanet.net

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Kings County

Source: Berwick Register Dec. 1998

Ed. Notes:

Date: 01/16/99


MAGEE, Carroll Marshall - 67, Halifax, died December 15, 1998, at home. Born June 2, 1931, in Greenwood Square, he was a son of the late Lester and Olive (Marshall) Magee. He was a member of Fairview United Church. He was a longtime employee of Woolco and Walmart in Penhorn Mall, Dartmouth. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend whose quiet, unselfish giving to others will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. Surviving are his wife, the former Jean Higgins, Halifax; daughter, Lorie-Ann, Wolfville; son, Kirk and wife Beth, Edmonton; brothers, Bertwell and wife Margaret, Melvern Square; Beverly and wife Sheila, Timberlea; Byron, Halifax; sister, Thelma (Mrs. Gordon Spinney), Kingston, Kings Co. He was predeceased by brothers, Cyril, Wayne. Funeral service was held December 18, 1998 in Fairview United Church, Rev. Kevin Little officiated. Reception followed in the church hall. Internment was in Lower Horton Cemetery, Grand Pre. At his request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Margaret Barrett Banks Memorial Scholarship Fund for Allied Health Student Education c\o QEII Foundation, 1278 Tower Rd., Halifax, NS, B3H 9Z9, or the charity of choice.

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Mann, William, of Herring Cove (drowned)(-1906)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 14 Jan 1907, p. 8; 15 Jan 1907, p. 3.

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Herring Cove (Halifax County)

Date: 06/09/98


The Evening Mail, Monday, 14 January 1907, p. 8:
Herring Cove Fisherman Loses His Life in the Snow Storm of Saturday Night
William MANN, of Herring Cove, was drowned on Saturday night almost within sight of his home. MANN had been in Halifax on Saturday and set out to return in the afternoon. He did not reach home, and in the morning parties found his boat on the rocks broken up. Further search discovered the body. The boat had capsized, probably by a squall, or MANN lost his way in the blinding snow that was falling heavily, driven by a high wind, and his boat struck and he perished within a few rods of his home.

The Evening Mail, Tuesday, 15 January 1907, p. 3:


Great difficulty was experienced by the residents of Herring Cove in recovering the remains of William MANN, who was drowned Saturday night within sight of his home by the capsizing of his boat. The body was discovered at ten o'clock Sunday morning, a few yards from the shore. As this part of the shore where the body was located was very rocky, it was impossible to launch boats, as they would have been dashed to pieces. As the sea was rough the body was carried right upon the beach, but before the men could reach it another sea would come up and carry it out again. Grappling hooks were attached to long pieces of wood and these were floated out and at three o'clock in the afternoon they finally succeeded in recovering the body.

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