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From: Ray Forsberg <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Queenstown Free Press (Jan 1897)
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:04:59 +1100
Many thanks - this certainly fills in a few gaps; the only difference
I have is George's date of death at the 4 May 1894 - could he have
been buried on the 6th?
On 21 January 2011 18:33, Colin Möhr <> wrote:
> Hi Suniela,
> I think you are wonderful !
> This Harry Turner was the Superintendant of the TENNYSON SETTLERS COLONY.
> His wife,
> was Sister Mabel Eugenie Formby, also known as SISTER ENID, who had
> accompanied the Settlers from Hampshire and had been chosen by non other
> than Floence Nightingale.
> They got married some time after the SETTLERS arrived at CARNARVON ESTATED ,
> near STERKSTROOM, and she gave birth to a son on 20/05/1891 in DORDRECHT.
> This must be he, who died in the accident.
>>> Transcribed from the original papers in the Queenstown Library
>>> Tuesday, January 12, 1897
>>> Sad Accident
>>> On Sunday wee, intelligence was received at Indwe of a sad accident. That
>>> morning a bright little lad, Jeff, the only son of Mr and Mrs Harry
>>> TURNER, was taken for a drive by his mother. As returning, a whilst
>>> crossing a
>>> bad rut close to Mr M COGHLAN’s farm, he jumped from his seat, which was
>>> next to
>>> the driver, for the purpose of whipping the wheelers with a small sjambok
>>> he had
>>> in his hand. At that moment, the cart went into the rut, and he was
>>> the wheel passing over him Mrs TURNER jumped out, picked up the poor
>>> fellow, who did shortly after. On reaching home, the cart was met by the
>>> father, who had a terrible shock when he received the dead body of his
>>> son. The
>>> parents decided to inter the remains at Dordrecht, and at six on Monday
>>> there assembled in the neighbourhood of their residence a large and
>>> representative gathering, forming into procession to the station. The
>>> at Dordrecht, notwithstanding the heavy rain that fell, was numerously
>>> amongst those present being the Mayor.
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