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Beatrice Maud MAJOR

Burial Location:Goongarrie Cemetery  (details...)
Place of Death: Gill Street, Goongarrie
Date of Death: 24 October 1897
Date of Burial:25 October 1897
Age:15 weeks
Cause of Death:Gastro Enteritis
OGM Ref#: 1697
Headstone:OGM Aluminium


According to the child's Death Certificate, the Gastro Enteritis was accelerated by the journey to Goongarrie. The condition lasted for 7 days.

The child's parents were married in Queensland on 22 January 1895 (Marriage Registration 1895/B/17204).  Margaratta, the child's mother, was born in New South Wales in 1875. She died in Coolgardie in 1953, some 24 years after the death of her husband in Perth in 1929. Their other children were Colin Wilson born 1900 in Kanowna (Birth Registration 1593/1900 Kanowna); Lillian Myrtle born 1903 in Kookynie (Birth Registration 1885/1903, Kookynie).

The family was also at Yerilla in 1906 and in Gwalia between 1912-1925.

Parents:Margaretta (nee STEVENSON) and Thomas Fergus MAJOR (Engineer)
Birth Details:1897, Goongarrie, Western Australia; There are 2 Birth Registrations listed: 641 and 653, both 1897, Goongarrie
Death Certificate:733/1897