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Vincent O'Doherty (1859–1890)

A sad accident happened on Monday evening, when Mr. Vincent O'Doherty, son of Dr. K. I. O'Doherty, of this city, lost his life. It is difficult to obtain an accurate account of how the unfortunate young man met his death, but it appears that at about ten minutes past 8 o'clock he was walking along George-street, and when opposite the Imperial Hotel he attempted to cross the street, when he was knooked down by No. 80 cab, driven by a man named William Jenkerson. As soon as the accident happened a number of persons rushed to his aid, and as he appeared to have sustained very serious injuries, he was speedily driven to the Brisbane Hospital in the vehicle which had injured him. On arrival at the institution, however, it was found that he was dead. An examination revealed the fact that his skull had been fractured. It is stated that tbe cabman was driving at a moderate pace when the mishap ocourred. The deceased was quite a young man, and the news of his sad and untimely end came with a great shook upon his relatives, who are well known in Brisbane. He was a married man, and leaves a widow and one child. A magisterial inquiry will no doubt be held in due course.

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Additional Resources

  • inquest, Brisbane Courier, 8 November 1890, p 3

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'O'Doherty, Vincent (1859–1890)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


3 November, 1890 (aged ~ 31)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

pedestrian accident

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