Alfred Howlett 1a

Birth Name Howlett, Alfred 2a
Gender male
Age at Death 14 years, 7 months, 15 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Cause of Death     Carbon monoxide poisoning. 3a
Birth 1858-12-09 Macclesfield, South Australia, Australia   2b
Death 1873-07-24 Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia   2c 4a 3b
Burial 1873-07-25 Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia   3c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father William Howlett18181884-01-20
Mother Mary Hogben1821-07-261919-08-29
    Brother     Charles William Howlett 1842-06-13 1923-10-31
    Brother     Henry Howlett 1844-03-31 1915-03-20
    Sister     Sarah Elizabeth Howlett 1845-05-24 1895-11-12
    Sister     Ellen Howlett 1848-07-07 1928-11-25
    Sister     Susannah Howlett 1851-07-22 1950-02-03
    Brother     William Howlett 1853 1926-01-16
         Alfred Howlett 1858-12-09 1873-07-24
    Brother     Frederick Howlett 1863 1926-04-26
    Brother     John Howlett 1863-05-08 1946-06-10
    Sister     Mary Ann Temperance Howlett 1866-07-25 1939-08-25

Source References

  1. Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
  2. Ancestry.com: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1858
        Birth place:
        Death date: 1873
        Death place: Mount Barker, South Australia
        Residence date:
        Residence place: Woodchester</line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ausdeathindex&h=5768269&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1858
        Birth place:
        Death date: 1873
        Death place: Mount Barker, South Australia
        Residence date:
        Residence place: Woodchester</line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ausdeathindex&h=5768269&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1858
        Birth place:
        Death date: 1873
        Death place: Mount Barker, South Australia
        Residence date:
        Residence place: Woodchester</line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ausdeathindex&h=5768269&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

  3. South Australian Advertiser
      • Date: 1873-07-26
      • Page: 1873 'TOPICS OF THE DAY.', The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), 26 July, p. 2
      • Source text:

        On Friday afternoon, about 3 o'clock, the mortal remains of the two young men, Howlett and Robertson, who lost their lives by charcoal poisoning, were conveyed to the Mount Barker Cemetery, followed by a large concourse of friends. Among those present at the grave were the father and brother of Robertson, the parents of Howlett, and all the employes of Mr. Jas. Ramsay, in whose employ the deceased Robertson had been for a short time. The Rev. Mr. Law, of Mount Barker, conducted the funeral service, and gave a most touching address. The two young men are laid side by side in the same grave. We understand Mr. Rundle, alike with the parents, felt keenly the sudden death of the two young men, for whom he had the highest respect. </line><line /><line> A correspondent furnishes us with the following particulars respecting the recent lamentable case of death by charcoal poisoning at Mount Barker:—" On Thursday, 24th inst., the Hon. J. Dunn, M.L.C., held an inquest upon the bodies of Daniel Robinson and Alfred Howlett. The former, aged 22, was a smith employed at the Mount Barker Foundry, and had only been here a few weeks ; the latter, aged 15, was ostler at the Gray's Inn. A respectable Jury of 13 was empanelled, of which Mr. W. Barker was chosen foreman, and the evidence proved that the deceased re- tired on Wednesday evening in good health and spirits, taking with them a stove in which was burning charcoal. This the lad Howlett was positively instructed to put outside, and he promised to do so. Robinson was also cautioned. However, they took no heed of either instruc- tions or warning, but closed the door, and the younger got into bed. The elder was, however, only partly undressed, and had evidently not been in bed, when both were unfortunately suffocated, in which state they were discovered by Host Rundle. The Jury then returned the following verdict :-That the deceased, Daniel Robinson and Alfred Howlett, died from in- haling the fumes of charcoal left by themselves burning in their bedroom. No blame attachable to any one."

      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28697090

      • Date: 1873-07-26
      • Page: 1873 'TOPICS OF THE DAY.', The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), 26 July, p. 2
      • Source text:

        On Friday afternoon, about 3 o'clock, the mortal remains of the two young men, Howlett and Robertson, who lost their lives by charcoal poisoning, were conveyed to the Mount Barker Cemetery, followed by a large concourse of friends. Among those present at the grave were the father and brother of Robertson, the parents of Howlett, and all the employes of Mr. Jas. Ramsay, in whose employ the deceased Robertson had been for a short time. The Rev. Mr. Law, of Mount Barker, conducted the funeral service, and gave a most touching address. The two young men are laid side by side in the same grave. We understand Mr. Rundle, alike with the parents, felt keenly the sudden death of the two young men, for whom he had the highest respect. </line><line /><line> A correspondent furnishes us with the following particulars respecting the recent lamentable case of death by charcoal poisoning at Mount Barker:—" On Thursday, 24th inst., the Hon. J. Dunn, M.L.C., held an inquest upon the bodies of Daniel Robinson and Alfred Howlett. The former, aged 22, was a smith employed at the Mount Barker Foundry, and had only been here a few weeks ; the latter, aged 15, was ostler at the Gray's Inn. A respectable Jury of 13 was empanelled, of which Mr. W. Barker was chosen foreman, and the evidence proved that the deceased re- tired on Wednesday evening in good health and spirits, taking with them a stove in which was burning charcoal. This the lad Howlett was positively instructed to put outside, and he promised to do so. Robinson was also cautioned. However, they took no heed of either instruc- tions or warning, but closed the door, and the younger got into bed. The elder was, however, only partly undressed, and had evidently not been in bed, when both were unfortunately suffocated, in which state they were discovered by Host Rundle. The Jury then returned the following verdict :-That the deceased, Daniel Robinson and Alfred Howlett, died from in- haling the fumes of charcoal left by themselves burning in their bedroom. No blame attachable to any one."

      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28697090

      • Date: 1873-07-26
      • Page: 1873 'TOPICS OF THE DAY.', The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), 26 July, p. 2
      • Source text:

        On Friday afternoon, about 3 o'clock, the mortal remains of the two young men, Howlett and Robertson, who lost their lives by charcoal poisoning, were conveyed to the Mount Barker Cemetery, followed by a large concourse of friends. Among those present at the grave were the father and brother of Robertson, the parents of Howlett, and all the employes of Mr. Jas. Ramsay, in whose employ the deceased Robertson had been for a short time. The Rev. Mr. Law, of Mount Barker, conducted the funeral service, and gave a most touching address. The two young men are laid side by side in the same grave. We understand Mr. Rundle, alike with the parents, felt keenly the sudden death of the two young men, for whom he had the highest respect. </line><line /><line> A correspondent furnishes us with the following particulars respecting the recent lamentable case of death by charcoal poisoning at Mount Barker:—" On Thursday, 24th inst., the Hon. J. Dunn, M.L.C., held an inquest upon the bodies of Daniel Robinson and Alfred Howlett. The former, aged 22, was a smith employed at the Mount Barker Foundry, and had only been here a few weeks ; the latter, aged 15, was ostler at the Gray's Inn. A respectable Jury of 13 was empanelled, of which Mr. W. Barker was chosen foreman, and the evidence proved that the deceased re- tired on Wednesday evening in good health and spirits, taking with them a stove in which was burning charcoal. This the lad Howlett was positively instructed to put outside, and he promised to do so. Robinson was also cautioned. However, they took no heed of either instruc- tions or warning, but closed the door, and the younger got into bed. The elder was, however, only partly undressed, and had evidently not been in bed, when both were unfortunately suffocated, in which state they were discovered by Host Rundle. The Jury then returned the following verdict :-That the deceased, Daniel Robinson and Alfred Howlett, died from in- haling the fumes of charcoal left by themselves burning in their bedroom. No blame attachable to any one."

      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28697090

  4. South Australian Register
      • Date: 1873-07-25
      • Page: 1873 'PROVINCIAL TELEGRAM.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 25 July, p. 5
      • Source text:

        <line /><line /><line>Provincial Telegram.</line><line /><line>SUFFOCATED BY CHARCOAL. Mount Barker, July 24.</line><line /><line>At an inquest held this afternoon by Hon. J. Dunn, J.P., on the bodies of the two young men who were in the morning found dead the verdict returned was, 'That the deceased Daniel Robinson and Alfred Howlett died from inhaling the fumes of charcoal left by themselves burning in their bedroom. No blame attachable to anyone.</line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39304089

      • Citation:

        Carbon monoxide poisoning.