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Ernest Charles CHAMBERS

Burial Location:Comet Vale  (details...)
Occupation: Accountant
Place of Death: Comet Vale
Date of Death: 10 September 1915
Date of Burial:10 September 1915
Age:47 years
Cause of Death:Heart Failure, Broncho Pneumonia, Pleurisy
OGM Ref#: 1324


The death was certified in writing by D.J. Walsh, friend, Comet Vale. Witnesses to the burial were D. Meagher and John Young. The deceased had lived in New South Wales for 29 years.

For some time past, the deceased had not appeared to be in robust health and, only a few days before his death, was compelled to take to his bed. Complications set in and, despite attention by Dr. Allan and the untiring services of relatives and friends, he passed
away at 3 am on Friday. The deceased was an old and highly respected resident of Comet Vale and had been on the goldfields for a considerable number of years. He was a native of Bourke, N.S.W. He started his career as a bank clerk in that State. Coming to West Australia, he occupied the positions as accountant for the Hit and Miss Gold Mine (Mulgarrie), Woodley's Reward G.M. (Rothsay), Beard and Timms (Menzies), Golden Butterfly (Tampa), Messrs. Suttcliffe Bros., storekeepers (Coolgardie) and latterly, at the Happy Jack. G.M.
(Comet Vale).
In local affairs the deceased was always foremost towards the advancement of the town and was always ready and willing to assist in any charitable movement.
He was a member of the local progress committee for a lengthy time and, for a term, was chairman of that body.
The funeral took place on Friday afternoon. 
Parents:Johanna (nee BAILEY) and Thomas Wakefield CHAMBERS
Spouse:Rose Vincent BAKER
Marriage Details:1893, Malparinka, New South Wales; Marriage Registration 4790/1893, Malparinka
Children:Lillian Johanna Bridget born Malparinka, New South Wales in 1894 (Birth Registration 21028/1894, Malparinka); Eileen M born 1896 at Malparinka, New South Wales (Birth Registration 4995/1896 Malparinka), died 1896 at Malparinka (Death Registration 2775/1896 Malparinka); Ernest William Henry born 1899 in Geraldton (Birth Registration 2275/1899), died Menzies 1901 (Death Registration 720/1901); Edward Joseph born Coolgardie 1904 (Birth Registration 1432/1904); Magdalene Mercy born Kanowna 1910 (Birth Registration 36/1910 North East Coolgardie).
Birth Details:1867, Bourke, New South Wales; Birth Registration 5687/1867
Death Certificate:16/1915, N. Coolgardie