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Henry Jacobs

Birthplace: England
Death: April 08, 1880 (60-69)
Woodside, South Australia, Australia (Hit by a tree)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Harriet Ann Jacobs
Father of Ellen Jane Jenkinson and Lydia Elizabeth Weidenhofer

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About Henry Jacobs

JACOBS Henry (crew) arrived in SA 1836-12-24 aboard HMS Buffalo from Portsmouth 36-07-13 via Spithead 36-07-23, St Helens 36-08-03, Rio de Janeiro 36-10-12

KILLED BY THE FALL OF A TREE, An inquest was held at the Woodside Hotel on Thursday, April 8, on the body of a man named Henry Jacobs, of near Woodside, who was killed by a blow from the bough of a tree that he was felling. Mr. J. C. F. Lauterback, J.P., was coroner, and Mr. Thos. Hutchens foreman of the jury. Henry Jacobs, son of deceased, said on Tues day morning, April 6, at about five miles from Woodside, in the Tiers, my father and I cut down a tree, when in Tailing came across a dry one that was prostrate. It fell on the top of the dry tree, causing the boughs to jump over the stump, and one struck deceased on the forehead. He fell backward senseless. Went at once to assist him, and bound my hand kerchief around his head to stop the bleeding. Coo'ed for assistance but no one came. Then took our pony and went to Green's and got a conveyance. Hurried back to where father was lying, and found that Mrs. Collins and her son, on whom I had called, had gone to his assistance. Pat father in the cart and took him home, and sent Collins to Wood side for Dr. Esau. Was standing close to my father when he was struck. Samuel Collins, gardener, said — I was at work on Tuesday when I heard a cooey, but did not heed it, thinking that it was some of the wood carters, until my mother came along and said that young Jacobs had informed her that his father had been struck by the limb of a tree, and was lying in 'the direction of Smith's house. I and a man named Carter then went to where we had heard a tree fall, and saw the deceased lying behind the stump of a tree. He said, ' Lift me up.' Did so, and got water and bathed him. I went for Dr. Esau, but he was not at home. Afterwards found that he had gone to deceased's assistance. Have since visited the spot and found near where deceased was lying a piece of wood with blood on it. This was about 6 ft. from where deceased was lying. Corroborative evidence was given by Richard Caiter. Herman Esau, legally qualified medical practitioner, said— On Tuesday last I was called to see a man named Jacobs, who had met with, an accident in the Tiers. Overtook the cart in which deceased was lying, and accompanied it t» bis home. On examination found two wounds on the frontal bones on the right side of the bead a few inches long. The head was bleeding very profusely. Both eyelids were very much swollen, and the whole of the left side was paralysed. Stayed for several hours with deceased, but found no alteration in his state. A verdict of accidental death was returned.

South Australian Chronicle And Weekly Mail (Adelaide, SA) Publication: Apr 10 1880 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Henry Jacobs's Timeline

Nairne, District Council of Mount Barker, SA, Australia
June 12, 1859
Auburn, SA, Australia
April 8, 1880
Age 65
Woodside, South Australia, Australia