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Ada Ursula Wenke (1890–1919)

Quite a gloom was cast over the town on Sunday morning, writes our Walla Walla correspondent, when it became generally known that Mrs. Dave [Ada Ursula] Wenke had succumbed to the dreaded disease, pneumonic influenza. Mr. and Mrs. Wenke had been residing at the Gerogery Hotel since their recent marriage, Mr. Wenke managing there for Messrs. Stockman and Kleining. Mrs. Wenke had just nursed her husband through a slight attack of influenza, when she was stricken down herself, and pneumonia supervening at the latter end of the week, only slight hopes were held out for her recovery, and she passed away at 2.30 on Sunday morning. Right throughout the war Mrs. Wenke, at that time Miss Jamieson, was the backbone of all Red Cross work. Full of energy, she never spared herself in any way to assist the local boys who had gone to the front. Her memory will remain green in our minds for many a long day. The very deepest of sympathy is felt for the bereaved husband in his severe loss and also for her parents. The funeral took place at Walla Walla on Monday afternoon.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Jamieson, Ada Ursula

19 May, 1890
Tungamah, Victoria, Australia


1 June, 1919 (aged 29)
Walla Walla, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death