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Edwards, William Albert John

William Albert John Edwards
b: 1869
d: 7 JAN 1904
Birth Details
1869/3004, William Albert John Edwards - no parents listed

Death Details
1904/874, William Albert John Edwards, Aged: 35Y - Date of Death 7/1/1904 from Death Registration

Carterton District Council Clareville Cemetery Records
Family name EDWARDS
Given names ALBERT
Date deceased 8/01/1904
Interment date 8/01/1904
Age 35 years
Gender M
Section/Wall C OF E
Plot 36
Grave/Ashes Burial
Denomination note CHURCH OF ENGLAND

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Evening Post 9 January 1904
Mr. Albert Edwards, who died through bursting a blood-vessel while coughing when on the train from Wellington to the Wairarapa on Thursday, was thirty-five years of age, and the eldest son of tho late Mr. John Edwards. He was born at the Taita, and lived the greater part of his life in Wellington. He was a great lover of athletics and the drama, and for some years was the Wellington sporting and dramatic critic for the Auckland Sporting and Dramatic Review. He leaves widow and child. For two years the deceased hud suffered from consumption and laryngitis, and having begun to show signs of recovery, was going to Carterton, as it was thought that climate would be better for him. Mrs. Edwards was with him on the train.

Manawatu Standard 11 January 1904
The death of the young man Edwards on the Wairarapa train last week created a great sensation amongst the passengers, and at Featherston, says the Leader, the doctor who was called to see if there was really any chance, had literally to fight his way to the corpse through a crowd of curious spectators.

Wairarapa Daily Times 12 January 1904
(From Our Own Correspondent).
The funeral of the late Mr A. Edwards took place on Sunday.

Marlborough Express 14 January 1904
Death on A Train.— The death of the young man Edwards, which took place in the train between Wellington and Carterton last week, was the result of a blood vessel bursting through a fit of coughing. The Leader, in describing the sad affair, said Edwards suffered from consumption. At Kaitoke he indulged in a smoke, which brought about a fit of coughing. As the train neared Cross''s Creek, Edwards commenced coughing again, and, after a time went into the lavatory. He continued to cough, and called his wife, who immediately went to his assistance. The paroxysm gradually became worse, and the little woman, who throughout the trying ordeal showed the greatest fortitude, cried for help to Mr Armstrong, a Carterton resident, who was on the train. I rushed to the lavatory," said Mr Armstrong, "and took the poor fellow from his wife. He was bending over the basin, and the blood was gushing from his mouth, and I held him until his hands dropped white and nerveless by his side. We carried him into the carriage and found that he was dead. The train had not then reached Pigeon Bush, and as Edwards lay on the floor a passenger placed a cushion beneath his head."
  • 1869 - Birth -
  • 7 JAN 1904 - Death -
John Edwards
1809 - 25 MAY 1889
John Edwards
1836 - 13 OCT 1892
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Edwards
Death13 OCT 1892
Marriage1868to Mary Ann Grey
FatherJohn Edwards
MotherMary Unknown
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Grey
Marriage1868to John Edwards
MHenry James Third Son Edwards
Death10 AUG 1937
Marriage13 FEB 1901to Maude Florence Edith Walsh at St Augustine''s Church, Petone
MEdwin Sildon Edwards
FEda Sarah Edwards
Marriage15 SEP 1903to Archibald Forbes McMinn
FAlice Emily Edwards
Marriage16 APR 1900to Aubrey Jackson
MErnest Arthur Edwards
MAlfred George Edwards
MWalter Frederick Edwards
Death12 JUN 1941
Marriage14 JUN 1894to Maud Riddick Russell at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
MWilliam Albert John Edwards
Death7 JAN 1904
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