Outback Graves Markers

Amy Christina ROWE

Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Place of Death: Sandstone
Date of Death: 01 March 1912
Date of Burial:02 March 1912
Age:23 months
Cause of Death:Sucking on a Daisy Fly Catcher
OGM Ref#: 1228
Headstone:OGM Aluminium


The child is buried in the Methodist portion of the cemetery, plot number 11.

It seems that the little girl, during the temporary absence of her mother from the room, got on a chair and seized a "daisy" fly catcher. When her mother returned, the child was sucking the cork of one of the "daisies," and though a doctor attended her, the child had a relapse in the night and died.

These fly-catchers contain poison, so care should be taken to place them out of the reach of children.

The child's parents were married at Mt Magnet in 1904 (marriage Reg.No.1014/1904). Amy was one of 12 children born to this couple. Her siblings were Joseph James born 26 January 1905, Lizzie Lugstin born 2 May 1906, Edward born 15 May 1908, Herbert Walter born 1912, John Heesom born 2 December 1912, William Shenton born 12 March 1914, Myrtle Adelaide born 16 October 1915, Ivy Margaret born 23 November 1917, Douglas Nicholas born 19 February 1921, Enid Ruth born 6 February 1923 and Keith Reginald born 24 September 1924. The children's father died 13 November 1944 in Geraldton and their mother died 13 July 1969 in Perth.

Parents:Elisabeth Rosina (nee CROSS) and Edward Heesom ROWE
Birth Details:Born 1910, Sandstone; Birth Registration 20/1910, Black Range
Death Certificate:5/1912, Black Range