William Kenneth CameronAge: 12 years19181930

Name
William Kenneth Cameron
Birth 1918 33 25
Death April 7, 1930 (Age 12 years)
Cause of death: Motor Accident
Note: Victoria Deaths 1836-1985
Note: Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) - Thu 17 Apr 1930 - Page 4 - Family Notices
Note: The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - Sat 12 Apr 1930 - Page 17 - Family Notices
Burial 1930 (Age 12 years)
Religion
Presbyterian

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Janet Elizabeth Cameron
Birth: 1916 31 23Geralton, Western Australia, Australia
Death: April 7, 1930Kinglake, Victoria, Australia
3 years
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William Kenneth Cameron
Birth: 1918 33 25Geralton, Western Australia, Australia
Death: April 7, 1930Kinglake, Victoria, Australia
2 years
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4 years
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Edna CameronEdna Frances Cameron
Birth: September 26, 1922 37 30Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Death: August 20, 2000Raymond Island, Victoria, Australia
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Death
Victoria Deaths 1836-1985 First name(s) William Kenneth Last name Cameron Age 12 Sex Male Birth year 1918 Death year 1930 Father's name Cameron Edward Fran Mother's name Agnes Dunsire Mercer Death place Yea State Victoria Registration number 7809
Death
Newspaper reports of Fatal Car Accident The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - Thu 10 Apr 1930 - Page 9 - MOTORING ACCIDENTS. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4080529 MOTORING ACCIDENTS. TWO CHILDREN KILLED. PINNED BY OVERTURNED CAR. Clergyman and Girl Escape. YEA, Wednesday.-In a motor-car accident this afternoon a boy and a girl, children of the Rev. E. F. Cameron, minister of Scots Church, Yea, were killed. The mishap occurred three miles from Glenburn, and 15 miles from Yea. The car, which was returning from Melbourne, was being driven by Mr. Cameron, who was accompanied by his two daughters and a son. When travelling down an incline on the Yea-Glenburn road the car struck a tree-stump and overturned. The boy, aged 13 years, and the elder girl, aged 10 years, were killed instantly, the girl being pinned down by the windscreen and the boy by the back of the car. Mr. Cameron and his other daughter sustained slight injuries and shock. The bodies of the dead children were brought to Yea, where an inquest will be held. Mr. Cameron has been in charge of Scots Church for about two months. The church committee to-night decided to postpone the annual flower show, which was to have been opened to-morrow. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) - Fri 11 Apr 1930 - Page 7 - CAR OVERTURNS. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202256968 CAR OVERTURNS. Two Children Killed. YEA, Thursday. — A fatal motor accident took place on the Yea-Glenburn road, about three miles from Glenburn, yesterday afternoon. A motor car driven by Rev. E. F. . Cameron, minister of Scots church, Yea, turned completely over, and his eldest daughter, 13 years of age, and his eldest son, 12 years, were killed instantly. Mr. Cameron and a younger daughter, who was also with him at the time of the accident, escaped with minor injuries and shock. Mr. Cameron was returning from Melbourne to Yea after a visit to his relations. The accident is believed to have been caused by the car running off the road when going down an incline, and striking the stump of a tree. The car fell on top of the occupants. Mr. Cameron crawled from under the car, and pulled the youngest child from underneath, but he was unable to extricate the other two children. A man named Taylor, who was returning to his home on horseback heard the crash and screams, and rode for assistance. The bodies of the two children were brought into Yea. The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) - Thu 10 Apr 1930 - Page 11 - CAR OVERTURNS. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/31073303 CAR OVERTURNS. Boy and Girl Killed. MELBOURNE. April 9.— A boy aged 13 years, and a girl aged 10 years, the children of the Rev. E. F. Cameron, minister of Scots Church. Yea (a town 96 miles north east of Melbourne), were killed in a motor accident 15 miles from Yea this afternoon. They were returning from Melbourne in a car driven by their father, when the car struck a stump and overturned. The children were killed instantly. Mr. Cameron and another daughter suffered slight injuries. Geraldton Guardian and Express (WA : 1929 - 1947) - Thu 10 Apr 1930 - Page 1 - CAR OVERTURNS https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/67242234 CAR OVERTURNS TWO CHILDREN KILLED FATHER AND SISTER INJURED Melbourne, April 9. A boy, aged 13 years, and a girl aged 10 years, children of the Rev. E. F. Cameron, Minister of the Scots Church, Yea, were killed in a motor car accident 15 miles from Yea this afternoon. They were returning from Melbourne in a car driven by their father, when the car struck a stump and overturned. The children were killed instantly and Cameron and another daughter suffered slight injuries. FORMER GERALDTON RESIDENT MINISTER OF ST JOHN'S CHURCH The news contained in the foregoing message will be read with great, regret by many Geraldton people. The Rev. E. F. Cameron came to Geraldton about 1916, and was minister of St John's Church, Eleanor Street, until 1919, when he was appointed to the church at Subiaco. Whilst at Subiaco he was clerk of the Perth Presbytery. Five or six years ago he left Western Australia for Victoria, where he held charges and recently he was inducted to the church at Yea. Mr Cameron had recently been married when he came to Geraldton, and two of his children were born here. Both Mrs Cameron and he were held in high esteem, and their departure was regretted not only by the members of their own community, but by the residents generally.
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Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) - Thu 17 Apr 1930 - Page 4 - Family Notices https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/38518613 CAMERON.—On April 7, at Melbourne (accidentally killed). Janet Elizabeth (Beth), 13½ years; William Kenneth (Ken), 12 years, loving son and daughter of the Rev. E. F. and Mrs. Cameron, Scots Manse, Yea, and loving grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Mercer, 60 York-street, Subiaco.
Death
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - Sat 12 Apr 1930 - Page 17 - Family Notices https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4081266 CAMERON- On the 9th April (result of accident), at Yea, William Kenneth, son of the Rev. and Mrs. E. F. Cameron, aged 12 years. (West Australian papers please copy.)
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Died in car accident --------------------------- Email from Carolyn Harris to Garry Holt - July 2002 Their names are Janet Elizabeth CAMERON aged 14 and William Kenneth CAMERON aged 12 at that time. The fiche that I have indicate that they both died in 1930 and are buried in the "N" section of the R.C. part of Yea Cemetery. Grave # 130.8. There is no headstone. There was an inquest into their deaths and the CD gives this info. Digger - Inquest Index. Victoria, Australia 1840 - 1985 Query ----- Surname : cameron (397 matches) Year : 1930 (1508 matches) Total matching records: 3 -------------------- Surname: CAMERON Given Names: Janet Elizabeth Age: Place: Year: 1930 Reference: 354 Sex: Cause: Motorcar accident Occupation: Inq Date: 1925-4-10 Nationality: Ship: Notes: Surname: CAMERON Given Names: William Kenneth Age: Place: Year: 1930 Reference: 354 Sex: Cause: Motorcar accident Occupation: Inq Date: 1925-4-10 Nationality: Ship: Notes: Cheers, Carolyn Harris - nee Johnson (Victoria, Australian in exile) PO Box 4157, Myaree Business Centre, Myaree 6960, Western Australia talltrees@westnet.com.au Tall Trees Family History http://www.westnet.com.au/talltrees Perth Dead Person's Society http://www.perthdps.com/research/har02.html
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