Henry FISHER

Male Abt 1868 - 1919  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name Henry FISHER 
    Born Abt 1868  Havelock, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jun 1919  Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950), Tuesday 24 June 1919, page 4

      FATAL FALL INTO ORE BIN

      DEATH OF A MINER.

      Henry Fisher, who resided with his wife and children, at the corner of Wilson and George streets, South Kalgoorlie, died in the St. John of God Hospital, at 3 o'clock yesterday morning, 10 minutes after admission, as the result of an accident at the South Kalgurli mine.

      It appears that the deceased was engaged in trucking stuff from a stope on the 1200 ft. level, and emptying it into an ore bin at the shaft. His mate was Frederick John Edgar, a resident of 38 Dwyer-street, Boulder. A quarter of an hour after Fisher was last seen alive in the stope, Edgar and another man went to the plat to commence preparations for trucking from another lode into the same receptacle. They heard groans coming from the ore bin, and upon investigation found Fisher lying on top of the ore in the bin, at a point about 18 ft. below the plat, the bin itself being about 30 ft. in depth. His ribs were apparently crushed and broken, and he seemed to be suffering terrible inward pains. First aid was rendered, and he was brought to the surface and conveyed in an ambulance to the hospital, where he was attended to by Dr. Walsh. The door of the bin is constructed of heavy iron, and it is reported that this was closed at the time Edgar and his mate went to the scene. One supposition is that the deceased fell between the lattice-work of the "grid" on the plat, through which ore is also emptied from trucks into the bin. Against this idea is the fact that the deceased was a man of fairly heavy build, and, as such, it could not be conceived how it would be possible for him to fall through the comparatively small spaces. Early yesterday morning an inspection of the scene of the occurrence was made by Mr. W. F. Greenard, inspector of mines.

      An inquest was opened yesterday morning by the Coroner, Mr. W. A. G. Walter, before the following jury :- Messrs. Alfred Albert Knowles, Thomas Duxbury, and Thomas William Jones. At the morgue evidence of identification of the remains was given by Thomas John Edgar. The coroner and jury, who were accompanied by Sergeant Buttle, then paid a visit to the scene of the happening, at the South Kalgurli mine. The proceedings were adjourned till 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2. Instructions were given Dr. E. Mathews, D.M.O., to make a post mortem examination of the body of the deceased, to ascertain the nature of the injuries and the immediate cause of death.
    Buried 24 Jun 1919  Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Funeral Service 24 Jun 1924  Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

    • Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950), Thursday 3 July 1919, page 7

      THE LATE MR. H. FISHER.

      The funeral of the late Mr Henry Fisher who met his death at the South Kalgurli mine on Sunday June 22nd, by falling into an ore bin, took place on Tuesday, June 24, the remains being interred in the Methodist portion of the Kalgoorlie cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Lang officiated at the graveside. The cortege left deceased house, "Milton House," Wilson-street, and was largely attended, about 50 of his comrades and workmates marching in front of the hearse and about 50 vehicles following.

      The late Mr. Fisher was well known on the goldfields and held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends. He came West from Dunolly, Victoria, some 24 or 25 years ago, and has been a resident of the eastern goldfields for the greater portion of that time. He was 49 years of age at the time of his death, and leaves a widow and eight children to mourn his loss. He was well known in Dunolly, Maryborough and Carisbrook districts in Victoria, where his father, who was a pioneer of the Victorian goldfields, carried on an extensive grocery business. Two of the late Mr Fisher's sons, James and Ernest, have just returned from France, where they have been on active service for the past three years and 12 months respectively.

      The chief mourners were his wife and family. The pall bearers were Messrs. W. Calder, T. Lethridge, Beck, Hopkins, Shields, and Sweat. The following sent letters, cards, telegrams, and floral tributes :-- His sorrowing wife and family, Eugene, Francis, Lizzie and Bella (brothers and sisters), Jim and Rose (son and daughter-in-law), his fellow work-men South Kalgurli G.M., Mr. and Mrs James, Eileen and Leila, Mr. and Mrs. Olsen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wright (Boulder). Mr. and Mrs. Calder, Mr. and Mrs. Brown and family, Jack and Fred Mingonie, Mr. G. Murphy and mother, Eileen, George and Jack, Mona Snowdon, Mr. and Mrs. Fenn, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. J. Mundy, Dunne Brothers, Mr. and Mrs. W. Gaynor. Mr. and Mrs. P. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. S. Gray, Mrs. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Peat, Mr. and Mrs. Amert and family, Mr. and Mrs. Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. J. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. T. Downey, Mr. and Mrs. W. Bursill.
      Messrs. Mannion and Cruse conducted the funeral arrangements.
    Person ID I9905  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Father James FISHER,   b. Abt 1830, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1901, Dunolly, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HOOL,   b. Abt 1840, Preston, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1912, Preston, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 1866  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Maud ARMSTRONG,   b. 1875, Kyneton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1952, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1893  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. James FISHER,   b. 1894, Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ernest Henry FISHER,   b. 1895, Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lyla Maud FISHER,   b. 1899, Boulder, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William FISHER,   b. 1901, Boulder, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1942, The Mount Hospital, 150 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     5. Florence FISHER,   b. 1903, Boulder, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mae FISHER,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Herbert "Bertie" FISHER,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Allan FISHER,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F6196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1868 - Havelock, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1893 - Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1919 - Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Jun 1919 - Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral Service - 24 Jun 1924 - Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1919 'Family Notices', The Mildura Cultivator (Vic. : 1888 - 1920), 25 June, p. 8. , viewed 07 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75388312.

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1919 'Family Notices', Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1916 - 1938), 15 July, p. 15. , viewed 08 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article34209342.

    3. [S366] Western Australia online historic index of births, deaths and marriages, (http://www.justice.wa.gov.au), 1919/105.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1919 'FATAL FALL INTO ORE BIN', Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950), 24 June, p. 4. , viewed 06 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92901178.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1919 'FUNERAL', Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950), 3 July, p. 7. , viewed 06 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92899424.

    6. [S9] Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1997), 1893/2914.