Old St. Andrews



Albert Denley, Liveryman



Feb 5/1891
The ice contract for the Algonquin has been awarded to A. Denley and J. Cummings. 100 tons will be stored.


March 30, 1893
What Bad Rum Did
It Causes a Brutal Fight, Qualified One Man for the Hospital and Nearly Leads to the Death of Another
Rum—villainous rum—was the primary cause of a brutal quarrel which began on Friday afternoon, and nearly resulted in the death of one man.
            Capt. Kerrigan, of the schooner “Mary,” and his brother, who is mate of the vessel, came up town on Friday after dinner, and laid in quite a store of fighting rum. So also did Steward Walsh, of the schooner, “Erie.” The three men started off for their vessels together quite peaceably, but had only gone a short distance when the two Kerrigans were seen to attack their companion. They knocked him down several times and kicked him until his face was amass of blood. Then they left him and hastened towards the wharf. They tried to pick a quarrel with Capt. Brown, who was getting his vessel under weigh, but failing in this, they returned to finish the steward, who had staggered down as far as the steamboat wharf. They resumed the attack upon the man there, when Mark Hall remonstrated with them. Mr. Hall received for his pains a tap in the nose which stretched him out on the green for a couple of minutes. The mate, fearing the crowd were going to make a general attack upon him, fled towards another schooner for protection. He mustered up courage in a few minutes to return to his brother’s side, and for the next half hour the air was blue with the oaths of the infuriated men, who expressed their ability to whip the whole town.
            Constable McQuoid, who was present, was asked by a citizen to place the men under arrest, but he declared he had no authority without a warrant. In the meantime, the “Erie” had sailed out to an anchorage over the western bar. Capt. Brown sent the mate and two men ashore for the steward, but he would not go with them, and became very abusive. They left him ashore, and returned to their vessel.
            Then one of the Kerrigans caught the unfortunate steward and dragged him own to the water side, with the evident intention of drowning him. He held him under the water, until the other brother interfered. After this incident, the steward was taken on board the schooner “Mary E” [Ellen?] for protection and a permit was obtained for him to enter the hospital. It was supposed at this time that the Kerrigans had shed enough gore for one day, but they were evidently not satisfied, for about 5 o’clock, Capt. Kerrigan went over to where Ab. Denley was working with his team and without any provocation struck Denley a blow in the face. The other Kerrigan also drew a knife, threatening to do him up. Before a second blow could be made Denley’s younger brother picked up a wagon stake and struck Capt. Kerrigan on the head with it. He fell like a log, and laid on the ground in an unconscious condition for several minutes, the blood oozing from a horrible gash in his head. Then Constable McQuoid placed young Denley under arrest and took him before Justice Hatheway. Ab. Denley also appeared before the Justice and swore out a warrant against the two Kerrigans for the assault upon him.
            When the constable went to serve the warrants, Capt. Kerrigan was on board his vessel, having partially regained consciousness. Dr. Harry Gove, considering the man’s condition dangerous, would not allow him to be removed, but the mate was arrested and brought up town. The following morning, the mate was arraigned before Justice Hatheway. Denley was represented by M. N. Cockburn. At the request of the prisoner the hearing was postponed until 2 o’clock that afternoon, when a plea of “guilty” was put in. the Justice imposed a fine of $5 and costs—in all $17.70. The charge against the captain was withdrawn. After the mate got out of the clutches of the law, the “Mary” at once set sail for St. John.
            The Injured steward of the “Erie” also joined his vessel before she sailed from her anchorage on Saturday morning.


March 9, 1899
Albert Denley, who went to Boston a couple of years ago to make his home, has returned to St. Andrews and will probably settle down here again.


May 4/1899
Albert Denley and Miss Sarah Burton united in matrimony. New home on Water street.


July 19, 1900
Albert Denley’s team of horses backed into DeWolfe’s slip on Friday afternoon, falling a distance of twenty feet into the mud. They are able to resume work afterwards.


April 18/1901
Now doth the bicycle belle with her bicycle bell make merry music upon the dusty
The Burton livery stable has been purchased by Messrs. R. F. DeWolfe and Albert Denley. [Looks as though the Burton livery stable was on our site?] They assumed control on Saturday night. The new firm is known as DeWolfe and Denley. They are both young and active men and will doubtless make a success of the undertaking.


May 15/1902
Kitchen improvements for Kennedy's
DeWolfe and Denley’s hotel bus has just emerged from Pye and Sons paint shop looking as bright as a new pin. In addition to being tastefully painted, the vehicle has been newly upholstered throughout.


June 12/1902
Notwithstanding the bad weather, the St. Andrews’ hotels have had more guests this spring than for many years. DeWolfe’s and Denley’s livery stable is being painted.


July 10/1902
DeWolfe and Denley have added to their list of horses a handsome matched pair of chestnuts, purchased from Amos Little, Harvey. Mr. DeWolfe, who made the purchase, said he found good horseflesh very scarce.


May 14/1903
Visit to SA
Dr. Haviland Find a Man with Elephants on Hand
Editor Beacon:--I received the copy of the Beacon you sent me and by its perusal I noted the kindly mention you made of me and my work. During my stay in your place I made many pleasant acquaintances. Upon landing at SA, the first person I became acquainted with was your enterprising merchant, Mr. Grimmer., whom I found to be one of the most active business men I ever met. He comes the nearest to hat one might call omnipresent, being here, there and everywhere at the same time, doing business at every turn. I was greatly amused while watching their methods to note the great diversity of calls for different things. One wished a collar button, another a carload of hay. During a few minutes’ conversation with a man in my presence he sold him a large bill of hay and other things. Some wished iron, others lumber, while another called for stove-wood. I wondered to myself if there was anything that he did not keep on hand, so thinking that I would test him I asked him if he had any elephants for sale, who which he quickly replied, “Yes, I have several on hand.”
            With all his business to look after he found time to drive me over to that beautiful island farm, known as “The Van Horne, Stock Farm.” Here I met the friendly Superintendent, who refused to kick the bucket for such a trivial thing as a bullet through his stomach. He showed us over the place. We found it to be one of the best-appointed I have ever seen. The belted cattle were truly fine, but the horses were what claimed my attention most. After examining them carefully I pronounced them as I do now the finest lot of colts of their class that I ever saw. The barn with its appointments was simply perfect and plainly showed that a master hand was at the helm and the expenditure of much money was plainly in evidence. After spending an hour or more in looking over the other stock, which was all first class, we bade goodbye to the Supt, and returned to SA, well pleased with the afternoon’s visit.
            The next day I did considerable veterinary work, having made my business headquarters at the office of DeWolfe and Denley. Mr. Denley extended to me ever courtesy and introduced me to several of your townsmen. It would be hard to find two better-equipped and better conduced liveries in any town twice the size of St. Andrews.
             Mr. Denley kindly drove me to the “Came Stock Farm,” were I found a nice, healthy lot of coes, showing every appearance of being well cared for. I was much pleased with the gamy hackney stallion, as I judge him his conformation that he must be a great actor in the harness. I should have been glad to have seen him driven but instead turned my attention to an inspection of their sheep. I will truly say that they were the finest lot of sheep I ever saw in either England or America. It surely takes a Scotchman to breed and develop sheep.
            I put up at the American House, an unpretentious hostelry and only recently occupied by its present proprietor, who was very busy in putting it in shape. He is sure to meet with success as the landlady knows how to cater to the most fastidious appetite. I certainly ate the best clam chowder there of her making that I ever tasted and I am anxiously waiting for the time to come when I shall make my next visit to enjoy another chowder.
--M. W. Haviland, V. S. Calais, May 6, 1903


May 28/1903
Ads for Lansdowne Hotel, Water Street, Theodore Holmes proprietor, and Windsor House, H. A. DeLong, Proprietor.
Albert Denley has recently bought a new truck horse and is now engaged at his old occupation.


Oct 15/1903
The DeWolfe and Denley livery stable is understood to be about to change hands. William Bell, SA, is reported to be one of the purchasers. (Transferred to new owners on Oct 20)


Sept 13/1906
The old foundry building, which was recently bought by Albert Denley, has been removed. C. L. McKeen has purchased the building that was on the front of the foundry lot. He will move it to another to another location.


June 25/1908
Mr. Albert Denley has added another horse to his coaching stable. He has now got four horses. It is his intention to run both coach and buckboard this summer and he may possibly branch out in other lines.


June 25/1908
Mr. Hosmer’s team of blacks made their first appearance of the season in St. Andrews on Thursday last, Mr. John Russell hold the ribbons as skilfully as ever. Mr. Albert Denley has added another horse to his coaching stable. He has now got four horses. It is his intention to run both coach and buck-board this summer and he may possibly branch out in other lines.


Oct 21/1909
Albert Denley has entered into a contract with Leo Ross to build a 22 by 29 foot addition to his livery stable.


Jan 12/1911
Death of Mr. B. F. DeWolfe
Mr. DeWolfe began business as a boy in the grocer storey of J. R. Bradford. A few years afterwards he established a grocery business of his own, which proved very successful. He subsequently promoted and managed with much success the Deer Island and Campobello Steamboat Company. Upon retirement from this Company he sold out his wharf to the CPR. For a time he was partner with Albert Denley in the livery stable business. He sold out his interest in this business and went to Portland, Oregon. Upon his return be bought he old street Building on Water street, erected a wharf and started a coal business. This he was prosecuting at the time of his death.


May 8/1913
Mr. Albert Denley is doubling the capacity of his livery stable, in order to give him more room for his horses.


St. Croix Courier
June 1/1916
Albert Denley, the well known livery man, has added to his outfit a very handsome D-45 McLaughlin Cox, for the convenience and accommodation of his customers. It is a five passenger touring car with all the up to-date comforts and is the most stylish car that has yet come to town. (photo?)


April 21/1917
Some of the Town Council aldermen: Albert Denley, T. Caughey, Wright McLaren.


Sept 22/1917
Mr. Albert Denley has achieved what the books say is impossible--he has raised potatoes from peelings. . . . They were raised by Mr. Denley on a field, near his residence on Water Street, which was newly ploughed this spring and which has a bright and sunny exposure.


St. Croix Courier
March 27/1919
William J. McQuoid and sons have purchased the stables of Albert Denley and are fully equipped to cater to the public, having several horses, carriages an cars of their own to add to those bought, and with careful chauffeurs and river, hope to get a share of patronage.


St. Croix Courier
Oct 27/1927
A. Denley and wife move into new house on Parr.


Rural Cemetery Burial
Albert Denley, Labourer
Age 75
Lot 69B
Sept 26, 1939