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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

John Ernest SCOBERG

Born C.1852 [24]
Married Elizabeth CARBOON in 1884 in Victoria, Australia [15]
Father of John, Ernest, Henry, Victor, James, Eric, Frances, George, James and Elizabeth [15] [54]
His wife Elizabeth died in Victoria, Australia in 1898 at the age of 37 years[54]
He departed  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on the steamship Marloo and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 2 March 1898 [70]
Miner of the Caledonian Lease in Cue in 1906, and a Miner in Day Dawn in 1916 [50]
Farmhand in Three Springs 1917-1919 [50]
Scrub Cutter in Carnamah in 1921 [50]
Contract Clearer for Irwin S. MOORE on the Yarra Yarra Estate in Carnamah in 1922 [9: 24-Mar-1922] [19] [24]
On feeling unwell he travelled from Carnamah to Three Springs on 15 March 1922 to visit Dr James P. MCALEER [9: 24-Mar-1922]
The doctor advised him to stay in Three Springs for a few days so he could receive medical treatment [9]
He was found the next day leaning on fence and on the arrival of the doctor was pronounced dead [9]
His cause of death was recorded as "natural causes" [24]
Died 16 March 1922 in Three Springs; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Unsurveyed Corner) [24]


From The Midlands Advertiser newspaper, Friday 24 March 1922:
A Sudden Death
"A man by the name of Scoberg, aged about 70, who had been engaged in a clearing contract at Carnamah, paid a visit to Three Springs on the 15th. inst for the purpose of visiting the doctor as he had not been feeling too well. After examination by Dr. McAleer, he was prescribed for and advised to stay in Three Springs for a few days so that he could avail himself of medical attention. The following morning, at 7 30, he was discovered by Mrs Cook, in an apparently unconscious condition leaning against and clutching a wire fence. The police and Doctor were quickly summoned but on their arrival life was pronounced to be extinct. After further examination by the Doctor a burial certificate was given it being considered that the man had died from natural causes brought about by heart failure and a violet fit of coughing. Deceased whose relatives were at this time unknown was buried in the local cemetery."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Ernest Scoberg' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-ernest-scoberg  [ sources ]




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