Miscellaneous Obituary/DEATH Notices
taken from various newspapers
South Australia Magazine, April 1842 issue
On Saturday April 23rd, died William Hancock Esq., of
circle of friends to deplore his loss. Mr Hancock’s strict integrity and great aptitude for business, combined with his correct and highly cultivated taste,
rendered him an ornament to his profession and would have placed him high among his compeers, has his life, so suddenly cut short, been spared.
Many of the public erections of Adelaide, however, among which we may mention St John’s Church and the Bank of South Australia,
survive as enduring monuments of his architectural taste and skill
Mrs Christina Behla of
After residing in different parts of the state for 31 years, they
will remember Mr and Mrs Behla. A son and three daughters survive her.
NHILL March 10-Mrs Christina Behla, an old resident of the Nhill district who was in her 81st year, died this week. With her husband
(who died 16 years ago), she landed in
When land was thrown open in the Wimmera district, they settled near Nhill, where they resided for 24 years. Mrs Behla left one son
and three daughters.
Barrier Daily Truth – Broken Hill 5/9/1917
SIMON PETER CASEY
Death of Simon Casey – The Inquest Adjourned
This afternoon the Coroner Mr T Hall conducted an inquest into the death of Simon Peter Casey who was today found dead at Mr Matters
deceased, who was about 65 years of age. It was partly lying on a couch with both feet on the floor and was dressed in a coat, vest, shirt
and flannel. On the upper part of the abdomen there was a penetrating wound 21/2 inches long. The blood stained table knife, produced,
which was found on a box near the body, could have caused the wound. The knife was sharpened down to a point at the end. The injury
could have been self inflicted and would require a strong, determined blow with the knife. It appeared that deceased had lifted up his clothes
with one hand and stabbed himself with the other. Death was caused by haemorrhage and shock due to the wound. Owen Lloyd Matters,
a school boy, 11 years of age, stated that he last saw Casey alive about 7p.m. yesterday. About 6.30 this morning he knocked at
Casey’s door and not receiving an answer walked in. He saw blood on the floor and the dead body and raised the alarm.
Stanley Bennett Matters, said that about a fortnight ago deceased, who had just been discharged from the hospital, was “on his uppers”, and
witness engaged him to do odd jobs about the place. Casey seemed in good spirits last night, and said “good night all” before going
to bed. Deceased suffered from rheumatics.
Henry Fotherby, dairyman, said
that deceased was a single man and a native of
Deceased had said that he ran away from home when a boy and joined the British Navy, which he deserted and enlisted in the American
Army. He had been severely frostbitten in
September 18 to enable the police to make further inquiries.
The death occurred on March 22 at
work for many years. he was born at Brinkworth,
Hannah More grammar School,
several years in the north as station overseer. Subsequently he came to
builder until 1911. He was a member of the committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society and was an ardent Bible student.
For a time he was superintendent of the Adelaide Chinese Mission. he took an active interest in all Christian and philanthropic work,
and was specially interested in young people, whose welfare he had always at heart. At the time of his death he was superintendent of
with the late Mr J S Bagshaw of the incorporated trust. He had filled the position of R.W.G.M. of the Grand Lodge and was a prominent
and faithful Orangeman. Mr Dixon left a widow, two sons (Mr A.C. Dixon, N.A. and Mr H.H. Dixon of Tennants Creek),
five daughters (Mrs G.T. Heritage, Birkenhead, and the Misses M.E.,
C.E., A.E., AND E.A. Dixon,
DAVID FRANCIS EASOM
The death is announced of Mr D.F. Easom, who was well known in the early days as a manufacturer
of agricultural implements. Mr Easom arrived in
into the largest of its kind in the state. He continued to work at his
trade at the
when he retired and settled down privately at Glenelg, where he lived for about 20 years after which he resided with
his daughters at
Hornsby & Sons. On two occasions he visited
For some years he was a member of the Yatala South District Council before Prospect was made a
separate council. Mr Easom was married three times and the members of his family living are
Mr J F Easom of Unley, Mrs F Gerner of Glenelg, Mrs Foster of Mildura and Miss Easom of North
Strathalbyn, March 20, Mr James Fleming who died at the residence of his
early residents of Strathalbyn, where he was engaged in the business of a storekeeper for many years. Mr Fleming arrived in
owned by Messrs Walker & Hall, and later on became a partner when Mr Hall dropped out of the firm. Still later he conducted
business on his own account and for several years he was the proprietor of the largest general store here. About 30 years ago he
sold the business and proceeded to
known in that department as one of the most shrewd men in the service, although he was advanced in years. Since his retirement
he had been living with his son at
several months and his death had been expected daily for many weeks. The body was brought to Strathalbyn for burial.
Mr Thomas Hosking who died at his residence, “Terowieville”,
October 5, 1841 and arrived in
and from there went to the Californian goldfields. On returning to the state they settled at Tam O’Shanter Belt, where they resided for
a number of years. Mr Hosking then removed to Green’s Plains and was the first man to plough land in that locality. Later on he entered
into business at Clare and afterwards conducted a business and carried on farming pursuits at Terowie for over 30 years. Owing to failing
health he removed to Malvern six years ago and although suffering from an incurable complaint was able to be about until the day of his
death. A widow, five sons and two daughters survive.
The death is announced of Mrs
Fanny Isaacs who lived at
91st year was a native of
used to refer to events of 70 and 80 years ago as if they had happened only recently.
Mrs Weisendanger - CENTENARIAN COLONIST
Mrs Weisendanger, whose death was announced in “The Chronicle” last week was born in Hamburg on December 11, 1812 so
that she was100 years and 3 months of age at the time of her death. She
1840 and had been a widow for 32 years. (photo in the newspaper)