Person Index

Trotter, Samuel

Samuel Trotter
b: 1856
d: 25 MAY 1881
(Dec 2012)
Birth Details
1856/3780, Samuel Trotter, Mother: Mary, Father: Peter

Death Details
1881/2434, Samuel Trotter, Aged: 25Y - Date of Death 25/5/1881 from Death Registration

Evening Post 25 May 1881
At half-past five o''clock this morning, the dead body of a young man, named Samuel Trotter, aged 25, was found at the rear of the Makara schoolhouse. It has been ascertained that the deceased was a spectator at a ball held at Makara last night, being last seen in the dancing-room half an hour after midnight. At that time he appeared to be in good health, and taking an interest in the proceedings. He did not however, participate in the dance, giving to a friend as a reason that his leg was still sore from the effects of a kick from a horse, received about six months ago. Later on he was found sitting on a form at the back of the schoolhouse, where he had been sick. A cup of tea was then taken to him, and after that he appears to have been forgotten, his friends probably thinking he had made his way home. When found this morning, the body was still warm. Dr. Tripe was immediately sent for, and decided to hold a post mortem examination of the body, to ascertain the cause of death. An inquest will probably be held in due course.

Evening Post 26 May 1881
The inquest on the body of Samuel Trotter, who was found dead at the back of the Makara School-house early yesterday morning, will be held by the City Coroner at noon to-morrow, at the residence of the deceased''s father.

Evening Post 27 May 1881
TROTTER.- On the 25th May, at Makara, Samuel, eldest son of Mr. P. Trotter, aged 25 years.
THE Friends of Mr. P. TROTTER are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late son Samuel, which will leave his residence, Makara, on SATURDAY, at Half-past One.

Evening Post 28 May 1881
At the inquest held by the City Coroner, yesterday afternoon, touching the circumstances connected with the death of Samuel Trotter, at Makara, as already reported, the jury returned a verdict to the effect that the immediate cause of death was acute inflammation of the lungs. The deceased was a farm laborer by occupation, and resided with his father, a farmer, at Makara.

Probate Samuel Trotter, Place: Makara, Occ: Farmer, Date of Death: 24 May 1881, AAAR W3558 (Box 783)/1629, Filed: 28/6/1881, Intestate, Archives NZ, Wellington
  • 1856 - Birth -
  • 25 MAY 1881 - Death -
Peter Trotter
1826 - 27 OCT 1899
Samuel Trotter
1856 - 25 MAY 1881
Samuel Burnett
ABT 1801 - 21 OCT 1877
Mary Burnett
1831 - 4 OCT 1897
Arbuthnot Mcclutchie
1 JUL 1801 - 24 NOV 1862
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Peter Trotter
Death27 OCT 1899
Marriage1848to Mary Burnett
PARENT (F) Mary Burnett
Birth1831Edinburgh, Scotland
Death4 OCT 1897
Marriage1848to Peter Trotter
FatherSamuel Burnett
MotherArbuthnot Mcclutchie
FFanny Alice Trotter
Marriage1873to Frederick Henry Hawkins
FSarah Trotter
Death1 MAY 1947
Marriage4 SEP 1875to Henry Monaghan
MSamuel Trotter
Death25 MAY 1881
MJohn Trotter
FElizabeth Trotter
MWilliam Robert Trotter
Death4 MAR 1902
Marriage27 OCT 1886to Margaret Jane Bowler at St Matthias'' Church, Makara
FIsabella Jane Trotter
MEdmund Peter Trotter
FMary Abuthnot Trotter
Death25 JUL 1941
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