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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Donald Henry Alexander STRAITON

Born 29 July 1922 in Claremont, Western Australia [39: 5-Aug-1922]
Son of "Jim" James Slater STRAITON and Ivy Frances RANDALL [15]
Initially resided with his parents in the Perth suburb of Claremont [39: 5-Aug-1922]
He was baptised at Saint Aidan's Presbyterian Church in the Perth suburb of Claremont on 29 October 1922 [84]
Later resided with his parents on Hursley Farm in Winchester [P89]
Died 23 April 1925 in Winchester; buried at Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Anglican, Unsurveyed Corner) [24]
Three Springs farmer Evander W. FRANKLIN officiated at his funeral. presumably as there was no officiating minister nearby [24]
Carnamah storekeeper L. Scott WYLIE acted as undertaker for his burial [24]

From The West Australian newspaper, Saturday 5 August 1922:
"STRAITON (nee Ivy Randell).−On July 28 at Nurse Harris' Private Hospital, Claremont, to Mr and Mrs J. S. Straiton, of Claremont − a son."

From The Midlands Advertiser newspaper, Friday 1 May 1925:
Carnamah Notes (From Our Correspondent), Carnamah, April 28
"A very sad accident occurred at Winchester on Thursday afternoon last. The 2½ year old son of Mr and Mrs J Straiton was killed under peculiar circumstances. He was playing outside his home at about 4 p m and an hour later he was found lying near the stables. He was soon taken to Three Springs, but the doctor found the little chap was beyond human aid. It is not definitely known how the boy lost his life; it is thought that he fell from the stables whilst climbing or that he was kicked by a horse. Deep sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents."

From The Sunday Times newspaper, Sunday 3 May 1925:
Fatalities in Geraldton District
"The three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Straiton, of Winchester, was found dead in a stable. Dr Mayrhofer, of Three Springs, stated that the cause of death was traumatic rupture of the liver and internal haemorrhage, probably caused by a kick from a horse."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Donald Henry Alexander Straiton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2024 from [reference list]

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