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John Duthie MORTON

Burial Location:Gullewa Cemetery  (details...)
Occupation: Miner
Place of Death: Gullewa Gold Mine
Date of Death: 20 September 1904
Date of Burial:21 September 1904
Age:23 years
Cause of Death:Mining accident: Fell down the shaft
OGM Ref#: 0577
Headstone:OGM Aluminium


The deceased's parents resided at Boulder. The verdict of the coroner's inquest was that the occurrence was purely accidental, no blame being attachable to anybody. Mr Grime, the manager of the Phoenix leases where the accident occurred, was absent on business at the time, but the acting-manager, Mr Sonnenschein, did everything possible to try and restore the unfortunate man to consciousness but Morton never recovered consciousness and died two hours after he was picked up.

The funeral took place on Thursday, 21st and was attended by all hands in the little mining camp, the neighbouring stations being also represented. The coffin was covered with wreaths, crosses and bouquets. Mr Grime read the funeral service in the absence of a clergyman. The deceased's father was expected to reach Gullewa at the end of the week.

Parents:Elizabeth (nee DUTHIE) and James MORTON (Marriage Reg.No.118/376, 1879, Daly, SA)
Birth Details:1881 at Moonta, South Australia (Birth Reg.No.262/295; 1881, district Daly)
Death Certificate:3002/1904