Elliott COLEMAN

Male 1866 - 1918  (52 years)


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  • Name Elliott COLEMAN 
    Born 28 Sep 1866  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Dec 1918  Mildura Station, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Struck by lightning 
    Obituary 7 Dec 1918  Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts 

    • Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts (Barcaldine, Qld. : 1892 - 1922), Saturday 7 December 1918, page 2

      OBITUARY.

      Killed by Lightning.

      Death of Well-Known Sheep Man.

      That ill news travels apace was never better exemplified than on Thursday evening when it was reported by telephone from Mildura, first to Rev. E. Robinson, we believe, that Mr. Elliott Coleman had been struck dead by lightning at Mildura, 25 miles north of Barcaldine, that afternoon at about 4.20. Mr. Coleman had left town by the Aramac train at 11 a.m. to class Messrs. Miller Bros.' sheep, and was in the act of performing that duty when he was suddenly cut off in the prime of manhood. A storm system had worked up in the afternoon, and veered round to the north from the south and south-east. A few very heavy drops of rain fell in town, but in a northerly direction very heavy rain fell in patches--happily, for fires had broken out on Ascot country. There was the strange anomaly of a vigorous fire raging, and 300 yards away the country a sea of water. Mr. Coleman was working in a yard within a few hundred yards of the homestead, and Mr. Miller and others were close at hand drafting sheep. On the rails of the yard were a number of dry sheepskins, and strange as it may appear sheepskins attract lightning. Mr. Coleman remarked to his assistant that it looked like a storm, and he had better get a couple of sheep skins to put round themselves. We understand the man was in the act of going for the sheepskins when a terrific flash of lightning struck Mr. Coleman, while the man was stunned for the moment. Mr. Miller witnessed the catastrophe, and rushed over and found Mr. Coleman lying dead with every particle of clothing stripped off him. Mr. Coleman had been fully dressed with the exception of his coat. He was not disfigured, but there was a slight cut over the right eye, a mark on the right temple, a discolored mark on the abdomen, and a streak down the calf of the right leg. Mr. Miller 'phoned into town, and Mr. Ray Cahill went out with his car. In the meantime, Mr. Miller had got out his buggy, and accompanied by Mr. J. Bashford, started with the corpse into town, he fearing heavy rains might stick up the car. Mr. Cahill informs us the road was very heavy in places but he pulled through all right and met Mr. Miller about a mile from the homestead. Mr. Cahill arrived in town at about 9.30, and drove at once to deceased's residence, where Dr. Cook and matron Green were in waiting.

      The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the Rev. J. A. Laurie officiating, deceased having belonged to the Presbyterian Church.

      Deceased was recognised as one of the best sheep men in the State, and his services were always in requisition from the Hughenden to the Warrego districts, hence he was seldom home. He was particularly well known in the Clermont district, and was the son of Mrs. H. H. C. Peut, of Barcaldine.

      The late Mr. Coleman was born in Victoria on the 28th September, 1866, and leaves a wife, four daughters, and one son to mourn their loss. To make matters worse the elder girls are away at Rockhampton, while the son is somewhere to the north. The greatest sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.

      1918 'OBITUARY.', The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts (Barcaldine, Qld. : 1892 - 1922), 7 December, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76751843
    Buried 7 Dec 1918  Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 9 Dec 1918  Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Morning Bulletin 

    • Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Monday 9 December 1918, page 9

      QUEENSLAND NEWS.

      [By Telegraph] BARCALDINE, December 7.

      The funeral of Mr. Elliott Coleman yesterday afternoon was largely attended by representatives of the pastoral industry, professions, and trades. The deceased was born in Victoria, and was fifty-three years of age. He leaves a widow, four daughters, and one son. He came from a large family all interested in pastoral pursuits.

      1918 'QUEENSLAND NEWS.', Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), 9 December, p. 9. , viewed 16 Sep 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article53860911
    Person ID I10773  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2018 

    Family Elizabeth Ann REAL,   b. Abt 1869, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1924, Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1890  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F6500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Sep 1866 - Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1890 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts - 7 Dec 1918 - Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Dec 1918 - Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Morning Bulletin - 9 Dec 1918 - Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death registration: Elliott Coleman, Death date: 05/12/1918, Mother's name: Margaret Dalgliesh, Father/parent's name: Louis Coleman, Registration details: 1919/C/45.

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1918 'OBITUARY.', The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts (Barcaldine, Qld. : 1892 - 1922), 7 December, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76751843.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1918 'QUEENSLAND NEWS.', Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), 9 December, p. 9. , viewed 16 Sep 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article53860911.

    4. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: Elizabeth Real, Marriage date: 24/12/1890, Spouse's name: Elliott Coleman, Registration details: 1890/C/1937.