Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Collinson deaths in 1938

Over the last few weeks, I have been featuring articles about the descendants of my great grandfather’s sister Catherine Marr, and a while ago, I featured a few articles about descendants of my great grandfather’s eldest brother Peter Marr.  I recently came across this article for another of Peter’s descendants.

The Mrs. F. Collinson in the article was Evelyn Maud Bennett, the wife of Ferdinand Lewis (also known as Lewis Ferdinand) Collinson.  Ferdinand Lewis Collinson was the son of William Collinson and Martha Elizabeth Marr.  Martha was the daughter of my great grandfather’s brother Peter Marr.

Mother shot dead
MOTHERSHOT DEAD (1938, May 31).The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 1. Retrieved September 13, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11157185

 

In a later article, the coroner warned about allowing children to handle firearms.

Boys Handling Firearms Coroner's Warning
BOYS HANDLING FIREARMS (1938, June 10). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 6. Retrieved September 13, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11158939

I found in my notes that I had a date of death of 20 August 1938 for Leon Desmond Collinson, the son of Lewis Ferdinand Collinson and Evelyn Maud Bennett, which was from http://www.ozburials.com/CemsVic/redcliffs.htm

However, the above article had mentioned that their son had died two months earlier, so I went looking for an article to verify when he died.

Events in Cities and Towns Mildura
EVENTS in CITIES and TOWNS (1938, March 4). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 12. Retrieved September 13, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11180081

 

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