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Emily Mary Honeywill (1860–1908)

The friends of Mr. William Honeywill, of Brougham place, North Adelaide, who was formerly connected with the firm of Charles Birks & Co., drapers, will receive with deep regret the news of the death of his wife in tragic circumstances. Shortly before 10 o'clock on Sunday morning Sgt. O'Connor reported to the metropolitan police that he had received a telephone message from Mr. Honeywill, stating that his wife had committed suicide. Mrs. Honeywill, who was 47 years of age, was found lying on the floor of her bedroom with her throat cut, and with a— razor clutched in her right hand. Dr. J. A. Hamilton was sent for and pronounced life to be extinct. An inquest will be held by the City Coroner (Dr. W. Ramsay Smith) this morning.

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'Honeywill, Emily Mary (1860–1908)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Lineker, Emily Mary

South Australia, Australia


13 December, 1908 (aged ~ 48)
North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death