Person Sheet

Name Hazel Lilian WILKINSON
Birth 1911, Raglan, Vic
Death 1916, Raglan, Victoria, Australia Age: 5
Father Allen WILKINSON (1871-1948)
Mother Jane Ann STAR (1875-1941)
Notes for Hazel Lilian WILKINSON
Hazel Wilkinson, aged 4 years aud 9 months, daughter of Mr and Mrs Allen Wilkinson, junr., died suddenly at Mt. Cole, Raglan, on Friday night
28th ult. The child had been suffer ing from croup, and had a bad turn that evening, expiring before the ar rival of Dr. Eadie, who was summoned from Beaufort. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents. Mr J. R. Wotherspoon, J.P., con ducted a magisterial inquiry at Mt. Cole, Raglan, on Sunday, into the circumstances surrounding the death of
the child. Allen Wilkinson, junr., deposed that he was a carrier, residing at Mt. Cole, Raglan, and that deceased was his daughter. She was a strong child. On the afternoon of the 28th ult., he noticed that she was suffering with croup. At about 3 o'clock the same day she was very low, but rallied ag ain, and he thought she would be al right. About 7 p.m. she had another severe attack. He sent for Dr. Eadie, as she appeared to be choking, but she died about 8 p.m , and the doctor did not arrive from Beaufort till about an hour after she died. On the previous day he noticed that the child had a cold, but with the exception of that, she was in her usual state of health. His wife attended to her. They had had 13 children, and 11 were living.   He had no idea she was so ill, or he would have sent earlier for the doctor.  Jane Ann Wilkinson, mother of deceased, gave corroborative evidence. The child was subject to croup, but, usually, eucalyptus and oil cured her.
Dr. G. A. Eadie, who made a post mortem examination of the body, stated that death, in his opinion, was caused by asphyxia, due to spasms of the glottis, brought about by an at tack of croup.
Mr Wotherspoon found that death was due to asphyxia, caused by croup.

The funeral took place on Sunday, the remains being interred in the Beaufort cemetery. The coffin-bearers were Cr. W. H. Halpin and Messrs W. Wilkinson, Geo. Star, and W. Hutton. The Presbyterian burial ser vice was read by Mr T. Ray. Mr A. H. Sands, undertaker, Beaufort, carried out the mortuary arrangements.
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