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Alexander HILL

Burial Location:Kookynie  (details...)
Occupation: Engineer
Place of Death: Cumberland Street, Kookynie
Date of Death: 30 August 1915
Date of Burial:02 September 1915
Age:36 years
Cause of Death:Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Exhaustion
OGM Ref#: 1995
Monument Style: Tall headstone for his mother and his son of 9 months, with a further memorial stone placed at the foot of the headstone for Alexander. The grave has a simple concrete surround with a double iron railing outside the concrete curb.


Died 24th August 1915
(The rest of this headstone is not discernable from the photographs)


The deceased had been suffering from tuberculosis for 3 or 4 years before his death. He had lived in Victoria for 20 years before arriving in Western Australia.

Alexander's father, George James Hill, was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, 20 April 1835. He married Madeline Keziah Beard in Victoria in 1868. He died 1881 and his widow moved to Kookynie to live. She died in 1913 and is buried in Kookynie with her grandson, Wallace William Alexander, who died in 1911. Their stories are told in this website.

Alexander left an estate valued at £611 to his wife, Irene Myrtle Hill.

Parents:Madeline Keziah (nee BEARD) and George James HILL (Mine Manager)
Spouse:Irene Myrtle HAWKINS
Marriage Details:1910, Kookynie; Marriage Registration 65/1910, East Coolgardie
Children:Wallace William Alexander born 1911, died 11 November 1911
Birth Details:1878, Stawell, Victoria; Birth Registration 24758/1878, Pleasant Creek
Death Certificate:15/1915, North Coolgardie
State Records Office: Alexander Hill AU WA S34 cons3403 1915/355 Item - Part of FILES - PROBATE

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