The deceased had been suffering from syncope for 6 weeks before his death. He had lived in Queensland for 23 years before moving to Western Australia.
Mr Frame was well and favorably known at Kookynie and left a wife and grown-up family to mourn their loss. A post mortem examination was held by Dr. Smith, who found that the death was due to natural causes. The funeral took place on Friday and was largely attended by friends of the deceased and also by members of the L.O.L. Lodge, of which the Bate Mr. Frame was a member.
It is understood that James Frame, his wife and three daughters boarded the barque "Scottish Hero" in 1878/9 (1877/8?) to travel to Rockhampton, Queensland. En route, the family records that their their fourth daughter, Elizabeth Jane Hero was born. The birth is registered in Queensland on 12 February 1879 as a Marine birth (Birth Registration 1879/M/1089). Marion Brown was born 1852 in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She died on 13 August 1933 at Gunalda, Queensland (Death Registration 1933/C/3137).