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Mount Morgan Cemetery Register

Section: 3, Row: 03, Grave: 131, HS, Age: 38.

Recorded as John MANNION

Died: 28 Aug 1903

Qld. BDMs has Death Date 20 Aug 1903.


Headstone reads –

In Loving Remembrance Of

My Dear Husband John Manion

Who Was Killed at the Linda

Augst 20th 1903 Aged 38 years


Our Beloved Daughter Kathline

Died 5th July 1902 Aged 12 months


Our Beloved Daughter Kathline

Died 27th Augst 1903 Aged 11 weeks

Erected By His Loving Wife & Children




Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette, Qld. Sat 22 Aug 1903 p3

Mount Morgan, August 20.

A sad accident, with fatal results, occurred in the Mount Morgan Company’s mine this morning at 1 o’clock. John Manion, a miner, who was engaged at No. 27 floor drilling a hole before blasting, had just finished, and was removing the slabs from the timber set when about three tons of rock came down and struck him, jamming him against the timber. He got away with the assistance of a mate, and was taken up the shaft and out of the mine to the hospital, but when half-way up he died on the stretcher, having apparently been injured inwardly. The unfortunate man leaves a widow in bad health and four children. He was formerly in business as a hotelkeeper. A peculiar thing is that another member of the family was killed a couple of years ago in a somewhat similar manner.

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Yelsel2 avatar
Such a sad story, My heart bleeds for them.
1 day ago