Margaret Adeline POWELL

Female 1894 - 1948  (54 years)


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  • Name Margaret Adeline POWELL 
    Born 1894  Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Jun 1948  Parkville, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Cause: Burns suffered when her dress caught fire 
    • WOMAN BADLY BURNED
      BY FLAMING FROCK
      Mrs Margaret Russell, 57, of Northumberland rd, Sunshine, was extensively burned on the body, arms, and legs last night when her dress caught alight while she was standing in front of a fire at her home.
      She was admitted to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition.

      DIED FROM BURNS
      Margaret Russell, 50, of Northumberland st, Sunshine, who was severely burned when her clothes caught fire at her home on June 6, died yesterday in Royal Melbourne Hospital.
    Buried 24 Jun 1948  Footscray, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Footscray Cemetery
    Obituary 9 Jul 1948  Sunshine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Sunshine Advocate 

    • OBITUARY Mrs. Margaret Adeline Russell Mrs. Margaret Adeline Russell of Northumberland Road, Sunshine, passed away last week. The deceased was born in Colac 54 years ago and was well known and highly respected and her death was caused by her clothes accidentally catching on fire some time previously. The funeral took place on Thursday and the remains were interred in the family grave in Footscray Cemetery. Rev. H. M. Moorhouse was the officiating clergyman and Nelson Bros. were the Funeral Directors.

      1948 'OBITUARY.', Sunshine Advocate (Vic. : 1924 - 1954), 9 July, p. 1, viewed 28 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74777971
    FamilySearch ID 9HF1-WGT 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9HF1-WGT 
    Person ID I1723  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 

    Father William Charles POWELL,   b. 25 Aug 1855, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1919, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Margaret Ann "Maggie" LENNON,   b. 1859, Birregurra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1937, West Footscray, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1879  Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward RUSSELL,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1914  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Edward Arthur RUSSELL,   b. 1914, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Philip RUSSELL,   b. 1917, Carlton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983, Footscray, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Thelma RUSSELL,   b. 1917, Carlton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, Carlton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Alma Margaret RUSSELL,   b. 1919, Footscray, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Carlton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. Keith RUSSELL,   b. Abt 1928, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983, Braybrook, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1894 - Colac, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1914 - Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Burns suffered when her dress caught fire - 23 Jun 1948 - Parkville, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Jun 1948 - Footscray, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Sunshine Advocate - 9 Jul 1948 - Sunshine, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1997), 1894/19546.

    2. [S80] Death Index Victoria 1921-1985, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1948/7278.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1948 'DIED FROM BURNS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 24 June, p. 3, viewed 28 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22538975.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1948 'WOMAN BADLY BURNED BY FLAMING FROCK.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 7 June, p. 5, viewed 28 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22547264.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1948 'OBITUARY.', Sunshine Advocate (Vic. : 1924 - 1954), 9 July, p. 1, viewed 28 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74777971.

    6. [S31] Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1997), 1914/6312.