Outback Graves Markers

Thomas Alexander DOWNIE

Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Occupation: Carpenter
Place of Death: Sandstone Hospital
Date of Death: 12 January 1911
Date of Burial:13 January 1911
Age:46 years
Cause of Death:Accidentally burned in his camp
OGM Ref#: 1208


Downie was burned to death when his camp caught fire while he was asleep. His tent was surrounded by boughs and he had left a light burning. By some means, the light was upset and the camp was burned. The deceased, who was well known to be addicted to the morphia habit, was seriously burned before be could be awakened, and he died four hours later. The deceased is buried in the non-conformist section of the cemetery., plot number 7.
Parents:Isabella (nee THORBURN) and Thomas DOWNIE
Spouse:Mary Ann GRIFFEN
Marriage Details:8 September 1886, Hobart, Tasmania;NAME_INDEXES:899601
Birth Details:14 March 1864, Tasmania; NAME_INDEXES:968288
Death Certificate:3/1911, Black Range
State Records Office: AU WA S2323- cons5790 1911/267 Title DOWNIE, Thomas Alexander, Sandstone.- Intestate Files