Mary Ann Duthy

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Mary Ann Duthy (Dyer)

Birthplace: Wales, United Kingdom
Death: December 21, 1912 (55)
Norwood, South Australia, Australia (suicide by drinking Lysol)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Christofer (Christy) Dyer and Letitia Rehn
Wife of John George Duthy and Joseph Spicer
Mother of Edward Fosbrook Duthy; William George Duthy; Douglas Duthy; Ellen Bulimba Last; Ethel (Ethelwyn) Hofmeyer and 1 other
Sister of Henry Dyer; Ellen Gertrude Bilney; Alice Amelia Dyer and Florence Edith Dyer

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About Mary Ann Duthy

Arrived in SA on the ship John Lawrence in 1863.

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Memorials placed in the Adelaide Advertiser News Paper: Saturday 20 December 1913

SPICER (nee Duthy).-Just a token of love to the memory of my dear mother, who died December'21st, 1912. Also dear father, who died March 15, 1897.

Not now, but in the coming years, It may be in the better land, We'll read the meaning of our tears, And there sometime we'll understand. We'll catch the broken threads again, And finish what I've here began. Heaven will the mysteries explain, And then, ah, then, we'll- understand. -Inserted by her loving children, N.L. and -W.L.

SPICER (nee Duthy).-In cherished memory of our dear mother, died December 21st, 1912. Also dear father, died March 15th, 1897.

The mother we loved is now laid low her fond true heart is stilled; The hands that always helped us so Lies now in death s cold chill. It was a shook, a blow severe, To part with one" We loved so dear. Ever remembered. " -Inserted by her loving children, W.H. and E.H.

SPICER (nee Duthy).-In loving memory of my dear mother, who died December 21st, 1912. Also dear fattier, who died March 15th, 1897.

My heart is aching now, mother; I am thinking of you to-day. Although it is twelve sad months, It seems but yesterday. Sadly missed. -Inserted by her loving daughter and son, Alice and Will.

Adelaide Advertiser Newspaper Monday 21 December 1914

SPICER (nee Duthy).-In loving memory of my dear mother, who died December 21, 1912. You may travel the world all over, But you will never find another, To care for your ills and sorrow, And to comfort you like a mother. -Inserted by her loving daughter- Alice.

SPICER (nee Duthy).-In loving memory of our dear mother, who died December 21, 1912. Some day we'll understand.-Inserted by her daughters. Nell and Ethel.

Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Tuesday 24 December 1912, page 8

CASUALTIES. DEATH BY POISON. The death on Saturday from supposed poisoning of Mary Ann Spicer, who resided at Kensington, was investigated mv Monday at the Justices' Room, Adelaide Police Court, by Dr. R. S. Rogers (Acting Coroner).

Joseph Spicer. butcher, of Kensington, said deceased, his wife, who was 57 years of age, was in poor health, and was always oppressed with presentiments of evil. He last saw her alive on December 21 shortly after 6 o'clock in the morning. She was then complaining of pains in the head and giddiness. He had never heard her threaten to lake her life. A little before 2' o'clock, when he returned from work, he found her fully dressed on the bed. apparently dead, he informed the police, and a neighbour, Mrs. Gibbons, found in the room a note in which deceased stated that she was ending her life. Witness and his wife had always lived on good terms.

Mary Ann Gleeson, a neighbour, said she last saw deceased alive standing on her doorstep, at. about 11 o'clock on December 21.

Constable Constable Garland deposed to having found the lysol.

A verdict of death from poison, self administered, while deceased was of unsound mind,- was returned.

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Mary Ann Duthy's Timeline

September 27, 1857
Wales, United Kingdom
June 5, 1880
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
May 30, 1884
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
November 7, 1886
Bulimba, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia
August 27, 1888
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
November 12, 1892
Eastwood, South Australia, Australia
December 21, 1912
Age 55
Norwood, South Australia, Australia