Outback Graves Markers


Burial Location:Kookynie  (details...)
Occupation: Waitress
Place of Death: Government Hospital, Kookynie
Date of Death: 12 May 1908
Date of Burial:13 May 1908
Age:19 years
Cause of Death:Enteric Fever
OGM Ref#: 1951


The young lady had been ill for 10 days before succumbing to this dreadful disease. She had lived in New South Wales for just over 15 years before moving to Western Australia. The slow tolling of the bell at the Anglican Church, was heard as young Miss Ida Quantock was carried to her final resting place in Plot 30 of the Anglican Portion of the Kookynie Cemetery. All the townspeople who could conveniently attend out of respect to the deceased, stood around the graveside to witness the last rites and ceremonies due to the departed soul. A number of the children with whom Miss Quantock had been associated at the church, followed in the funeral procession and, as the favorite hymn of the deceased, "Rock of Ages ", was sung at the grave side, the sobs of the children were audible above the singing, and there was scarcely a dry eye amongst the large number of people who were assembled to pay the last respects to their departed friend. Great sympathy was expressed for the bereaved parents, who were old residents of Kookynie, in the loss of their daughter, who was a favorite in the home circle and a general favorite with all who knew her. Her light and lithesome figure would be missed by those who had had the pleasure of her company at the various social functions which were held in Kookynie.

Ida Emily was born into a family of 6 girls and 3 boys. She was the third child. Her siblings were: Henry born and died 1885; Olive May born 1886; Vera G born 1891; Zillah born 1894; Twins Marjory and Dorothy born 9 March 1896; Dennis born and died 1901; Herbert James born 1902. Their parents were married 7 October 1884 in Sydney, where Henry James was born 23 December 1858. His wife was born 24 June 1861 at Steiglitz, Victoria, He died 6 August 1936 in Perth and his widow died there the following year on 11 July 1937.

Parents:Emily Frances Jane (nee WHITBREAD) and Henry James QUANTOCK (Billiard Marker)
Birth Details:1888, Rockdale, New South Wales; Birth Registration , 7338/1888, St Peters
Death Certificate:20/1908, North Coolgardie