Person Index

Tannahill, William

William Tannahill
b: 1878
d: 30 DEC 1886
Hutt Valley Cemetery Record William Tannahill, Date: 30 Dec 1886, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Burial Records

Death Details
1887/2414, William Tannahill, Aged: 8Y

Evening Post 31 December 1886
Sad Fatal Accident
A son of Mr. William Tannahill, of Silverstram, met his death at Whiteman''s Valley yesterday afternoon by a sad accident. It appeared that the boy, who was about eight years old, was riding down a steep hill on on a dray laden with firewood, when he slipped from his perch and fell upon the road, alighting on his head. So serious were his injuries that he died in a very short space of time. Dr. Wilford, who subsequently examined the body, ascertained that the child''s neck had been broken. An inquest will be held to-morrow by Dr. Johnston, District Coroner.

Evening Post 3 January 1887
The sad accident by which the boy William Tannahill, son of Mr. James Tannahill, of Silverstream, met his death on Thursday last, was the subject of an inquest, held by Dr. Johnston, on Saturday morning. The evidence showed that the child was riding upon a load of firewood, while his father led the horse by the head. Mr. Tannahill stumbled, and the jerk which was thus caused on the reins seems to have dragged the child off the dray, the fall to the ground breaking his neck. The jury found a verdict setting forth that the cause of death was accidental.
  • 1878 - Birth -
  • 30 DEC 1886 - Death -
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James Tannahill
Death26 SEP 1916
Marriageto Mary Ann Partridge
FatherWilliam Tannahill
MotherElizabeth DUGALD
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Partridge
Death30 SEP 1900
Marriageto James Tannahill
FatherGeorge Abraham Partridge
MotherMary Ann Haynes
MWilliam Tannahill
Death30 DEC 1886
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