Outback Graves Markers

Frederick JENSEN

Burial Location:Kookynie  (details...)
Occupation: Miner
Place of Death: Hawk Gold Mine, Desdemona
Date of Death: 06 January 1913
Date of Burial:08 January 1913
Age:49 years
Cause of Death:Pneumonia, Heart Failure
OGM Ref#: 1986


Also known as John Johnson.

About midday on 4 January, Dr McCall received an urgent call from the Hawk Gold Mine situated about 16 miles from Kookynie and about 20 miles from Leonora. The doctor at once set out to drive to the mine, in spite of the flooded state of the country. In crossing Lake Raeside, the horses were, for the most part, up to their bellies in water, the floor of the trap being almost awash. He arrived at his destination at 5 pm only to find his patient in the last stages of pneumonia. The sick man, John Johnson, was only ill a few days, but was in such a condition when medical aid arrived, that his case was pronounced hopeless and, despite all Dr. McCall's efforts, he expired an hour afterwards.

The deceased had been a resident of the district for some years.

Birth Details:Circa 1864
Death Certificate:2/1913, North Coolgardie