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Edward RYAN

Burial Location:Goongarrie Cemetery  (details...)
Occupation: Plumber, Miner
Place of Death: Goongarrie
Date of Death: 04 November 1899
Date of Burial:05 November 1899
Age:34 years
Cause of Death:Haemorrhage of the lung caused by rupture of a pulmonary vessel
OGM Ref#: 1701


Ryan was walking along the street and was seen to stagger and fall. Although assistance was quickly given, he died within a quarter of an hour. The Goongarrie Post Master informed the Menzies police, who at once informed the coroner. Dr Corlis, in company with Police Constable Gerald Lawrence Uniacke (Regimental Number 278, of Menzies), performed a post-mortem examination of the remains. An inquest was held that evening at which, in accordance with the medical evidence, the jury found that death was caused by haemorrhage of the lungs. Ryan had lately been engaged in dry-blowing, where he was associated with a man named Elanngani. He left no papers or letters to show whether or not he had any relatives. Witnesses at his burial were Thomas James Freeman and Roderick Flanagan.

Birth Details:Circa 1865
Death Certificate:666/1899
State Records Office: Menzies Police Station. Sudden death of Edward Ryan of Goongarrie and estate. 4.11.1899. AU WA S76 cons430 1899/4489 Item - Part of GENERAL FILES [2]
Comments:Death Certificate states his age as 34 years but newspaper article refers to him as being 54 years of age.