William Henry BOUCHER

Male 1887 - 1905  (18 years)


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  • Name William Henry BOUCHER 
    Born 1887  Mount Rowan, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Never married and had no children Never Married 
    Died 10 Jan 1905  Omeo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: Struck by lightning 
    • OMEO, January 11.
      Yesterday William Boucher, aged 17 years, second son of Mr. Samuel Boucher, of Benambra, was working in a paddock belonging to Mr. J. Matthews, in company with James Murphy, when a thunderstorm overtook them. They took shelter under separate trees. Boucher left his tree, and joined Murphy, thinking it was dryer at that spot. Murphy, however, crossed over to the other tree, as there was not room for two under one tree. When Murphy looked back to Boucher he saw that the tree had been struck by lightning, and called out to Boucher to beware of a falling limb. Boucher did not reply, and, for a second or two, stood under the tree without movement. He then fell to the ground. Murphy ran to his assistance, but death must have been simultaneous with the fall of the limb of the tree.
    Person ID I8236  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2010 

    Father Samuel BOUCHER,   b. 1 Sep 1854, Modewarre, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1916, Benambra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Emily ECCLES,   b. 1865, Kirkstall, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1925, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1883  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1887 - Mount Rowan, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Struck by lightning - 10 Jan 1905 - Omeo, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1887/13743.

    2. [S11] Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1997), 1905/539.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, (From Melbourne Papers.) VICTORIA. (1905, January 17). The Mercury, p. 3. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12287762.