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Emma Beasley (1837–1903)

The body of an old age pensioner, named Mrs Emma Beasley, was found in an outhouse at her son-in-law's residence, at Belarbigill, on Sunday. An inquest was held by the coroner, and a verdict of suicide was returned. A piece of cashmere was found tied tightly round her throat, and a piece of the same material was hanging from a beam overhead.

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Additional Resources

  • inquest, Dubbo Liberal (NSW), 15 July 1903, p 2

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Holmes, Emma

12 October, 1837
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia


12 July, 1903 (aged 65)
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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