Edwin Louis TOWNSEND

Male 1887 - 1913  (25 years)


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  • Name Edwin Louis TOWNSEND 
    Born 27 Jun 1887  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Jan 1913  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Inquest 12 Feb 1913  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

    • Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Thursday 13 February 1913, page 9

      FELL FROM A HORSE.

      A LENGTHSMAN'S DEATH.

      The circumstances surrounding the death of Edwin Louis Townsend, who died on January 31, as the result of a fall from a horse, were yesterday investigated by Mr. R. D. Neilson, J.P. Senior Sergeant Fraser examined the witnesses.

      William N. Penington, railway lengthsman, said that about 10 to 4 on the afternoon of January 25 he was about 10 or 12 yards from Wolston Station, when he saw deceased riding after a cow. The cow turned suddenly round in front of the horse, and the horse fell oven the cow with the deceased underneath. The horse got up, and one of deceased's feet was caught in the stirrup. His feet became released, and deceased fell on to his stomach. Witness went to his assistance and found deceased unconscious. Witness fanned him and noticed a slight cut over the right eye. Others came to deceased's assistance, and a doctor was called from Goodna. The injured man was removed to the General Hospital, where he died on January 31.

      Frank Carey, labourer, gave corroborative evidence

      Otto L. Madser, signalman at Wolston, gave evidence regarding having communicated with the doctor at Goodna.

      Annie Wilhelmina Townsend, widow of deceased, said her husband was trying to round some cattle for a Mr Huetter on the afternoon of the accident. The deceased was injured, and removed to the General Hospital, where he died without regaining consciousness.

      Constable M'Donald produced copy of a certificate from Dr. Hemsley, which stated that death was due to a fractured skull and intracranial hemorrhage

      The inquiry was closed.
    Person ID I6412  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2018 

    Family Annie Wilhelmine ZINGELMANN,   b. 21 Aug 1890, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1973, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1912  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Harold Edwin TOWNSEND,   b. 28 Jul 1912, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F2146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jun 1887 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Mar 1912 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Jan 1913 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInquest - 12 Feb 1913 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Queensland Pioneers Index 1829-1889, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2000), 1887/ 005832.

    2. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Birth registration: Edwin Louis Townsend, Birth date: 27/06/1887, Mother's name: Sarah Ann Winn, Father/parent's name: Victor Louis Townsend, Registration details: 1887/C/5832.

    3. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1913/B017128.

    4. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death registration: Edwin Louis Townsend, Death date: 31/01/1913, Mother's name: Sarah Ann Wynne, Father/parent's name: Victor Louis Townsend, Registration details: 1913/B/17128.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1913 'FELL FROM A HORSE.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 13 February, p. 9. , viewed 05 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19862893.

    6. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1912/ 002671.

    7. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: Edwin Louis Townsend, Marriage date: 02/03/1912, Spouse's name: Annie Wilhelmina Zingelmann, Registration details: 1912/C/2671.