Today’s post involves my first cousin twice removed Violet Josephine Atkinson née O’Connor. Violet died aged just twenty eight years old from chronic Bright’s disease after Scarlet fever on the 12th September 1918 at Cobar. The daughter of Timothy O’Connor and his wife Catherine née Spellman, she had married William Atkinson in 1916 at Cobar. They had no children. Violet is buried at the Cobar Cemetery.
ATKINSON.- In loving memory of my dear wife, VIOLET JOSEPHINE (Josie), who departed this life on September 12th, 1918, aged 28 years.
This day brings back to memory fresh
My dear one gone to rest ;
And those who miss her most of all
Are those who loved her best.
I seem to see her dear, kind face
Through a mist of tears ;
But a husband’s part is a broken heart
And a burden of lonely years.
Inserted by her loving husband,
William John Atkinson.
ATKINSON.- In loving memory of our dear daughter-in-law, VIOLET JOSEPHINE, who departed this life on September 12th, 1918.
Inserted by M. and W. Atkinson and N. and J. Dawson.
NSW BDM INDEXES
NSW BDM BIRTH INDEX
10568/1890 OCONNOR VIOLET J TIMOTHY CATHERINE COBAR
NSW BDM MARRIAGE INDEX
15493/1916 ATKINSON WILLIAM J O’CONNOR VIOLET J COBAR
NSW BDM DEATH INDEX
10772/1918 ATKINSON VIOLET J TIMOTHY CATHERINE COBAR
Source: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages Indexes. Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au