1854 - 1913 (~ 59 years)
||Niels Frederick Anderson |
||13 Aug 1913
- Name: Neils Frederick Anderson
Death Date: 13 Aug 1913
Death Place: Queensland
Father's Name: Gunoner Anderson
Mother's Name: Henrietta
Registration Year: 1913
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration number: 004681
Page Number: 519
Fatality at the Jetty.
A distressing accident occurred at the jetty this morning, as the result of which a wharf lumber named Niels Frederick Anderson, met his death.
The accident happened during the working of cargo from the Wyandra, which arrived from south this morn ing, and Anderson, with two others, Wnm. Selkirk and Daniel Monahan, was employed receiving on the lighter Myrtle, which was alongside. A start was made on the Wyandra's cargo at 6 o'clock, and continued without interruption until 7.10. At this particular moment a sling of cement, consisting of 17 bags. was being transhipped into the Myrtle, and when the crane moved it over the hold, the rope of the sling broke, dropping the 14cwt. load into the hold, a distance of twenty-eight feet.
The unfortunate man Anderson was unfortunately in a stooping position, removing a box from the previous sling load, and apparently did not no tice the incoming sling. He received the full weight of the cement and was killed instantly.
It would seem that the affair happened so suddenly that neither deceased's mate nor the hatchman could sound a warning in time. The crane was in charge of W. Carter.
The Ambulance was sent for and the police notified, and on arrival Sergeant Martin examined the body and found life to be extinct. Blood could be seen on the deceased's face, and a lacerated wound on the left hand was noticeable. The Ambulance men removed the body from the hold to the A.U.S.N. shed, whence it was removed to the morgue. All the lumbers ceased work, and formed into line, following the procession to the morgue.
An examination by Dr. Humphry disclosed that death, was due to a fractured skull, the brain protruding. The face bones were fractured, and all the ribs on the left side were broken.
The faitality cast a gloom over the jetty, and out cf respect the Water side Workers ceased work until 6 p.m.
Deceased was a married man, 59 years of age, a resident of Railway Estate, and leaves a wife and a large family to mourn their loss. .
A magisterial inquiry is to be held. The funeral takes place at 3 p.m. tomorrow.
The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954)
Thursday 14 August 1913
||Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
||19 Aug 2013 |
||Bridget Delahunty, d. 20 Feb 1915, Queensland |
||2 Jan 1884
- Name: Bridget Delahunty
Spouse Name: Frederick Anderson
Marriage Date: 2 Jan 1884
Marriage Place: Queensland
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Year: 1884
Registration number: 001682
Page Number: 3688
| ||1. Mary Anderson, d. 31 Dec 1951, Queensland |
| ||2. Kathleen Anderson, b. 30 Aug 1891, Queensland , d. 31 Oct 1954, Queensland (Age 63 years)|
| ||3. Annie Celia Anderson, b. 24 Aug 1893, Queensland , d. 11 Nov 1922, Queensland (Age 29 years)|
| ||4. James Edward Anderson, b. 4 Jan 1904, Queensland |
| ||5. Henrietta Anderson, d. 23 May 1956, Queensland |
| ||6. Niels Frederick Anderson|
||19 Feb 2013 |