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Greenbushes Old Cemetery

The Tragedy of Greenbushes, 1903 - 1910

The following data is compiled from the Blackwood Register of Deaths held by the Clerk of Courts, Manjimup, from Church Records and from long-time residents of Greenbushes. It was supplied by the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes who advise that as the writing was difficult to read there may be discrepancies in the spelling of some names.

A Memorial plaque at the site of the Greenbushes original Cemetery commemorates only some 50% of the total interrments. Of the 45 names on the plaque, which includes two sets of twins, 41 are for infants ranging from stillborn (12) to 3 years. Of these deaths, only one child survived beyond 13 months. Almost half (19) of these deaths occurred in the years 1907/8. It was assumed that the cause was an epidemic but until recently this could not be verified. We are therefore, indebted to Amanda Lovitt for the following information:

"My grandmother was born in Greenbushes in 1898 and her 7 siblings also. On your website you refer to the number of deaths in 1907/08. Grandma told me of an epidemic of the Spanish flu that went through the town at that time. She had it, and was told that she almost died from it."


Surname

Forename(s)

Born

Buried

Age

AFFLECK

John

-

05 Jul 1909

79 yrs.

ASTLE

Thomas Fairman

-

03 May 1911

44 yrs.

AVERY

Mildred

-

28 Nov 1907

14 dys.

BARNETT

Frederick

-

09 Jun 1906

1 day

BARRY

John

-

08 Nov? Dec? 1907

47 yrs.

BEAUGLEHOLE

Millicent May

-

17 May 1907

17 dys.

BENSON

Harry

-

05 Jul 1906

0.5 hr.

BERRYMAN

Gladys Maud

-

31 Aug 1909

5 yrs.

BICKLEY

Arthur

-

02 Dec 1904

2 wks.

BURROWS

Arthur

-

23 Nov 1905

3 yrs.

BUCHANAN

James

-

10 Oct 1908

70 yrs.

CAMERON

Donald

-

18 Mar. 1909

44 yrs.

CARLE

William Horace Clement

-

27 Dec. 1908

34 yrs.

CARNEY

Un-named male baby

-

15 Oct 1905

SB

COAD

Un-named male baby

-

17 Jun 1907

SB

CONGDON

Stanley Reuben

-

09 Jan 1910

6 wks.

COWPER

Agnes Grace

-

24 May 1909

4 yrs.

CRACKNELL

Isabel Alice

-

19 Dec. 1908

5 mths.

CURO

John

-

27 Apr 1907

SB

DAVIES

Lionel

-

22 Sep 1907

5 wks.

DOWDALL

Patrick

-

07 Sep 1908

10 wks.

ELLIOTT

Henry James

-

05 Aug 1910

49 yrs.

GAUZER

Clarence (twin of William)

-

07 Sep 1906

1 day

GAUZER

William (twin of Clarence)

-

07 Sep 1906

1 day

GIESE (or GIEZE)

Edith Emma

-

18 Sep 1903

11 mths.

HALL

Un-named female baby

-

24 Jan 1908

SB

HANCOCK

Lucy Everetta

-

14 Jul 1909

16 yrs.

HARVEY

Phyllis Mary

-

01 Nov 1911

5 yrs.

HUGGINS

Edward James Clarence

-

14 Oct 1904

4 mths.

HUITSON

Frances

-

23 Mar 1908

4 dys.

JAMES

Edwin Ernest

-

04 Oct 1910

19 yrs.

JESSOP

Frederick John

-

12 Oct 1903

4 mths.

JOHNSTON

Sarah

-

19 Jul 1906

5 wks.

KENNEWELL

Un-named

-

28 Jan 1906

SB

KENNEY

Norman Bertram

-

25 Nov 1909

10 mths.

KEYZER

Un-named

-

22 Jan 1909

SB

LADHAMS

John

-

30 May 1906

13 mths.

LENANTON

John

-

28 May 1911

57 yrs.

LEWIS

Freda

-

25 Jul 1906

1 yr.

LINBERG

Un-named male

-

10 Jun 1903

1 day

McALINDEN

Un-named male baby

-

29 Feb 1908

SB

McDONALD

?

-

10 Jul 1909

SB

McDONALD

Fanny Alice

-

11 Jul 1909

28 yrs.

McGLONE

Edward

-

19 Jun 1908

44 yrs

McKERNAN

Agnes Ruth

-

10 Jan 1907

1 yr.

MADDIGAN

Un-named female baby

-

29 Apr 1908

SB

MAGUIRE

Charles Frances

-

9 Jun. 1909

71 yrs.

MARSHALL

Marcus Skeels

-

04 Feb 1910

40 yrs.

MAUGER

Charles Tonzel

-

27 Feb 1910

2 mths.

MAYNARD

William Walter

-

29 Jan. 1909

59 yrs.

MELVIN

Hazel Audrey

-

06 Aug 1909

5 yrs.

MEREDITH

Sarah Daphne

-

30 Oct 1909

32 yrs.

MORRISON

ALbert

-

26 Oct 1909

30 yrs.

MUDGE

Matilda Winifred

-

20 Feb. 1909

39 yrs.

MULDOWNEY

Un-named male baby

-

21 Feb 1907

SB

NASH

Robert

-

8 Jun. 1909

66 yrs.

NEWBURN

Olive

-

29 Nov 1905

8 mths.

O'DOWD

Peter

-

26 Jun 1910

66 yrs.

OPPERMANN

Beryl Maud

-

5 May 1909

4 wks.

PATTERSON

Un-named male baby

-

27 Jan 1910

SB

PAULL

Alan

-

10 Oct 1907

7.5 hrs.

PEARS

Hedley

-

24 Sep 1907

14 wks.

PRICE

Un-named female baby

-

02 Dec 1904

SB

QUICK

Norma Ruth

-

09 Jul 1911

6 mths.

RAWNSLEY

Un-named male baby

-

02 Oct 1910

2 hrs.

ROACH

John

-

01 Jan 1910

45 yrs.

SCOTT

Adelaide Augusta

-

01 Jul 1909

40 yrs.

SCOTT

Elizabeth May

-

10 Oct 1910

32 yers.

SHAW

Magnus John Edward

-

16 Jul. 1911

6 mths.

SKINNER

Henry

-

10 Apr 1907

55 yrs.

SMITH

Annie Vaughan

-

6 May 1909

35 yrs.

SMITH

Kathleen Mary

-

22 Oct 1909

9 yrs.

SMITH

Mervin

-

17 Mar 1910

3 wks.

STEWART

Un-named male baby

-

29 Mar 1908

SB

STEWART

Jane

-

03 Apr 1908

35 yrs.

STROUD

Robert James

-

23 Dec 1909

55 yrs.

SWANNELL

Allan

-

15 Jun 1910

3 mths.

TANNER

John

-

24 May 1909

1 hr.

TAYLOR

George William

-

18 May 1904

?

TEEDE

Alfred

-

01 May 1908

1 day

THOMPSON

Henry

-

19 Oct. 1911

35 yrs.

TUDOR

Un-named female baby

-

07 Mar 1907

SB

VAGUE

Beatrice Ethel (twin of Ida)

-

12 Aug 1910

27 dys.

VAGUE

Esther (twin of Margueritta)

-

05 Feb 1908

5 dys.

VAGUE

Ida (twin of Beatrice Ethel)

-

07 Jul 1910

20 hrs.

VAGUE

Margueritta (twin of Esther)

-

05 Feb 1908

5 dys.

VARLEY

Wilton George

-

22 Jul. 1911

4 wks.

WALSH

Mary

-

23 Feb. 1909

1 yr.

WILKINS

John Henry

-

7 Feb. 1909

55 yrs.

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