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John Dickinson LEATHART

Burial Location:12 3/4 miles from Menzies  (details...)
Occupation: Storeman
Place of Death: Was found dead in the bush, 12 and three quarter miles from Menzies, near the railway line
Date of Death: 14 February 1899
Date of Burial:17 April 1899
Age:66 years
Cause of Death:Supposed heart disease
OGM Ref#: 2370
Headstone:OGM Aluminium


Leathart's remains were discovered in the bush between Woolgar and Comet Vale, in the Menzies Shire.

At the inquest which followed the discovery, the evidence disclosed that a document had been found on the deceased with the name of John Dickenson Leathart upon it and that among the contents of a swag had been discovered a bank-book on the Savings Bank, Mt Magnet, in the same name. Other documents were found, one of which showed that John Dickenson Leathart had been for 19 years in the public supply department, South Australia, and retired in 1802 owing to having reached the age of 60.

After hearing all the evidence, the jury returned a verdict that the name of the deceased was Leathart, that he had been found dead and that there was no suspicion of foul play.

John Dickinson Leathart came to Australia between the birth of his second and third child some time between 1862 and 1874.  By 1874, he was in North Adelaide and in 1876 in Walkerville, South Australia, for the birth of his fourth, fifth and sixth children.  In 1883, he was a storeman in South Australia.

John's wife, Lucy, remarried in South Australia on 7 October 1903, to James Fry (Marriage Registration 217/80, Clare).  Lucy died 13 February 1929 at Hutchinson Hospital, Gawler, South Australia.

Parents:Margaret (nee SETREE) and John LEATHART
Spouse:Lucy Stewart PAYNE
Marriage Details:The couple were married 13 November 1860 at St Matthews Church, Leeds, Yorkshire, England; Marriage Registration in December Quarter of 1860 at Leeds, Volume 9b, Page 596.
Children:Agnes Emily born 11 February 1861, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, Birth Registration Volume 10b, Page 65, Newcastle T;
Clara Maria Williamson born 1861, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England; Died 26 May 1914, South Australia
Lizzie Beatrice born 4 July 1874, North Adelaide, Birth Registration 138/174, Adelaide; Died 12 May 1884, aged 10 years, Death Registration 137/426, Adelaide;
Arthur William born 1 June 1876, Walkerville, South Australia, Birth Registration 167/284, Adelaide;
Edward Norman born 7 November 1878, Walkerville, South Australia, Birth Registration 210/282, Adelaide; Died 23 April 1880, aged 1 year, Death Registration 102/231, Adelaide;
Lucy Norma born 13 November 1880, Walkerville, South Australia, Birth Registration 250/475, Adelaide.
Birth Details:Born Alston, Cumberland, England
Death Certificate:638/1899 - in the name of John Dickenson Leathart