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John Calvert ADDINGLEY

Burial Location:Burtville  (details...)
Occupation: Prospector
Place of Death: Burtville
Date of Death: 04 February 1907
Date of Burial:05 February 1907
Age:39 years
Cause of Death:Suicide by gelignite
OGM Ref#: 1378
Headstone:OGM Aluminium


Known as The Doctor.

The deceased committed suicide by blowing his head off by means of dynamite, which he had evidently put in his mouth and attached a cap and fuse thereto. He was commonly known as "The Doctor" and it is asserted that he was justly entitled to the distinction, being a duly qualified medical doctor.

An inquiry was held and a verdict of suicide whilst temporarily insane was returned.

The deceased was the eldest of two boys and four girls born between 1868 and 1879. His father, Charles Addingley, was born in 1830 in Pontefract and died in 1891 in Pontefract, leaving an estate valued at £29,783 7s 6d. HIs wife was born in 1835 in Skipton, Yorkshire, and died in 1934 in Pontefract. He was still residing in Pontefract, Yorkshire, in 1881.

Parents:Eliza Ann (nee CALVERT) and Charles ADDINGLEY (Licorice Refiner)
Children:John Addingley II
Birth Details:1868, Pontefract, Yorkshire, England; Birth Registration March Quarter 1868, Vol 9c Page 88, Pontefract
Death Certificate:10/1907, Mt Margaret - in the name of ADDINGLAY