Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Margaret Bourke, seventh child of Paddy & Margaret Bourke.

Margaret Bourke was born at Burramine on August 17, 1887, the seventh child and second daughter born to 42 year old Paddy and his 39 year old wife Margaret.
Little Margaret was not long for this world...she died aged only five months, of general debility and bronchitis, three weeks duration. For an unknown reason the death occurred in Kilmore, and when the baby's mother registered the death she signed her name "Margaret Bourke, mother, Kilmore'.
Margaret Bourke died at 5 a.m on the morning of January 23, 1888. Yarrawonga doctor, Dr. Denis, had last visited her on January 18th, presumably at Burramine. The baby was buried in the Kilmore cemetery on January 24, 1888.

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