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Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Place of Death: Black Range Hospital, Sandstone
Date of Death: 12 September 1923
Date of Burial:13 September 1923
Age:71 years
Cause of Death:Paralysis and stroke
OGM Ref#: 1279


Mrs Pierce was discharged from Perth Public Hospital some months previously, with no hope being held out for her, though it was stated that a change to a warmer climate might be beneficial. Her son took her to Sandstone but after being there a short time, she had a seizure, resulting in her left side being paralysed. She was admitted to the hospital and in July she appeared to improve, regaining the partial use of her leg. She appeared to be making improvement when she suffered another stroke on the Wednesday and passed away. The late Mr. W. B. and Mrs. Pierce were pioneers of Mt Magnet and, with their daughter and son, were well-known residents of Mt. Magnet over a quarter of a century ago. Mr. Pierce was at that time a member of the firm of Pierce, Goble and Salmon, proprietors of the Mt. Magnet Hotel in its palmy days when it was considered the leading hotel there. When Nunngarra broke out the family left Mt. Magnet for the new field, and Mr. Pierce died there 6 October 1903. Since that time, Mrs Pierce and her son resided in the Sandstone district. Elizabeth is buried in the Church of England section of the cemetery, in plot number 35.

Parents:Sarah (nee WALKER) and Alfred WILSON
Spouse:William Bushell PIERCE
Children:Cecilia born New Zealand Birth Reg.No.1877/9680 and William born New Zealand 1887, Birth Reg.No.1887/16173 and 1 male deceased (Michaelmas Henry was born 1889 in New Zealand, Birth Reg.No.1889/11399)
Birth Details:Circa 1852
Death Certificate:2/1923, Black Range