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Thomas William HENRICKSEN

Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Occupation: Miner
Place of Death: Hack's Deeps Mine
Date of Death: 26 January 1910
Date of Burial:28 January 1910
Age:32 years
Cause of Death:Injured by a falling drill
OGM Ref#: 1195


Mr Henricksen, stepson of Mr. J.P. Breusch of South Kolan, was working in a shaft at the Hacks Deep Mine when a drill fell on him, fracturing his skull. In spite of having an operation, he died in the Black Range Hospital a few days later without having regained consciousness. Deceased was a native of this district, where he spent his childhood and early manhood. He was a particularly fine type of young fellow, his manly qualities and general demeanour endeared him to all who knew him and the news of his untimely death occasioned a deep sense of regret. He spent some years in mining in North Queensland, subsequently settling at Mount Morgan and on leaving the service of the latter company, he received a high testimonial as to his skill and experience. During the past few years he had followed mining in West Australia and was well known at Day Dawn where he had been employed for several years on the Great Fingall. The deceased is buried in the Church of England portion of the cemetery, plot number 10. The deceased's father, Jacob Henricksen, died in 1882 and his mother, Maria, married Jens Peter Jensen Breusch on 8 July 1887 (Marriage Registration 1887/C/106 Queensland) when Thomas William would have been 10 years of age.
Parents:Marie (nee KNUDSEN) and Jacob HENRICKSEN
Birth Details:25 June 1877, Bundaberg, Queensland; Birth Reg.No.1877/C/209
Death Certificate:2/1910, Black Range - name of HENRICKSON
State Records Office: AU WA S2323- cons5790 1910/024 Title HENRICKSEN, Thomas William - Sandstone. - Intestate Files
Comments:The Sandstone Burial register lists his burial as 29 January 1910.