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MONSON, GEORGE

George Bernard Monson was the youngest son of John Robert and M.A. Monson of Port Chalmers. He married Harriet Brenchley. He worked for the New Zealand Railway Department, at Burnside Station, and they lived in the station house there. George's wife died on 16th August 1907, having given birth to Harriet (their fourth child) on 3rd August 1907. Sadly George died in Dunedin Hospital, after a short illness, on 1st September 1907, and baby Harriet died just five days later on 6th September 1907, leaving three young orphans remaining of the family.

(Details from the Otago Witness of 21st August 1907 and 4th September 1907)

Monumental Inscription


IN

LOVING MEMORY

OF

GEORGE B. MONSON

DIED SEPT. 1st 1907

AGED 41.

ALSO

HARRIET BRENCHLEY

WIFE OF THE ABOVE

DIED AUG. 16th 1907

AGED 41.

ALSO

THEIR INFANT DAUGHTER

HARRIET

DIED SEPT. 6th 1907

AGED 5 WEEKS.

"GOD MOVES IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS

HIS WONDERS TO PERFORM".

W.J. PETTIT



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