Person Index

Gower, Ellen Jane

Ellen Jane Gower
b: 1878
d: 20 OCT 1879
Birth Details
1878/4219, Ellen Jane Gower, Mother: Hannah Sarah, Father: Charles

Death Details
1879/4533, Ellen Jane Gower, Aged: 18M - Date of Death 20/10/1879 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Ellen Jane Gower, Date: 20/10/1879, St James Anglican, Lower Hutt, Burial Records

Evening Post 21 October 1879
A sad accident occurred near the Hayward''s station, on the Wellington-Wairarapa railway, yesterday, by which a fine little girl eighteen months old, lost her life. It appears that the deceased child, Ellen Jane Gower, and another little girl, Jessie Sykes, her cousin, two years of age, were playing in Stokes Valley, close to a stream, a few yards from the residence of Mr. F. Sykes, father of the little girl Jessie. Suddenly, Mrs. Sykes heard one of the chlldren crying, and her husband, on going to inquire the cause, found his little daughter by the side of the stream, sobbing. She pointed to the brook, and on following it a short distance, he found the body of the deceased child with her head jammed under a log of wood. The other little girl is too young to give any intelligible account of the occurrence, but there is no doubt that the unfortunate child fell into the water while playing near it, and was drowned. An inquest was to have been held this afternoon.

Evening Post 22 October 1879
The inquest on the body of the child Ellen Jane Gower, who was drowned at Stokes'' Valley on Monday, was held at Mrs. Sykes'' house, Stokes'' Valley, yesterday, before Mr. J J. Wilford, coroner for the Hutt. Three witnesses were examined, and the evidence went to show that the deceased went out to play about 12 o''clock, and was found drowned in about 2ft. of water in a creek about a chain and a half from the house. A verdict of accidental death was returned.
  • 1878 - Birth -
  • 20 OCT 1879 - Death -
Charles Gower
1848 - 20 JUL 1906
Ellen Jane Gower
1878 - 20 OCT 1879
George SYKES
1814 - 21 JUL 1873
Hannah Sarah SYKES
1857 - 5 JUL 1895
Jane Unknown
1822 - 1 SEP 1893
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Charles Gower
Death20 JUL 1906
Marriage1877to Hannah Sarah SYKES
PARENT (F) Hannah Sarah SYKES
Death5 JUL 1895
Marriage1877to Charles Gower
FatherGeorge SYKES
MotherJane Unknown
MFrederick Henry Gower
Death15 MAR 1889
FEllen Jane Gower
Death20 OCT 1879
FLizzie Gower
Death25 JUL 1943
Marriage1906to Walter Edward Beets
FEthel Mary Gower
Marriage1906to Richard Peckham
FWinfred Gower
MGeorge Edward Gower
FElsie Evelyn May Gower
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