Miss Elsie Fletcher – grave tales

On the 13th February 1903 Miss Elsie Evelyn Fletcher died at her parents home at 3 Brookman Street, Boulder. She was the eldest daughter of Edmund and Elsie Fletcher of Boulder. her father was a well known butcher in Burt Street. It is not known what caused her death, she wasnt admitted to hospital.

Kalgoorlie Miner 14 Feb 1903

Sadly as you will see her headstone has not stood the test of time very well:-

Evelyn Fletcher - Kalgoorlie Cemetery 1904

Evelyn Fletcher – Kalgoorlie Cemetery 1904

Elsie Fletcher Kalgoorlie Cemetery 2017 - photo by Danelle Warnock

Elsie Fletcher  : Kalgoorlie Cemetery 2017 – photo by Danelle Warnock

Kalgoorlie Miner 18 Feb 1908 :  In Memory
FLETCHER—-In memory of Elsie Evelyn, the beloved eldest daughter of Edmund Fletcher, of Boulder City. who died February 13th, 1903, aged 18 years 9 months.

Where shall we go for our garlands glad
At the failing of the year !
When the burnt up banks are yellow and sad,
When the boughs are yellow and sere,
Where are the old ones that once we had ?
And when are the new ones near ?
What shall we do for our garlands glad,
At the falling of the year
by – Gordon.

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My name is Moya Sharp, I live in Kalgoorlie Western Australia and have worked most of my adult life in the history/museum industry. I have been passionate about history for as long as I can remember and in particular the history of my adopted home the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Through my website I am committed to providing as many records and photographs free to any one who is interested in the family and local history of the region.

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