Ticar, John William (Jiar / Jicar)

Personal Details

First nameJohn
Middle nameWilliam
Other namesJiar / Jicar
Place of birthQueensland
Date of death18/05/1884
Place of deathMuttaburra
Age at death17
Cause of death

Dislocation after a fall from a horse 12 hours


Son of John [Jim] Ticar and Mary Jane Evans.
In BDM he is registered as Ticar [Qld Ref: 1884/C3689]

Cemetery Record

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LocationOld Cemetery

John’s father was born in China.

A Fatal accident is reported in the Mail from Muttaburra, by which a young man named John Jair, 17 years of age, lost his life. The particulars of the affair go to show that deceased was riding down Bridge-street when the horse started to canter, and by some means the young fellow was thrown heavily on to his head. He was picked up insensible and taken home, where he died about twelve hours after the accident. An examination disclosed that deceased’s neck was dislocated and his skull fractured. What makes the affair more lamentable is the fact that Jair has been for some time the main support of his parents, his father being sick and unable to work.
[Source: Aramac Jottings. (1884, June 6). The Western Champion (Blackall/Barcaldine, Qld. : 1879 – 1891), p. 2. Retrieved September 30, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article79727006]

[His Father] J. Jair died at Katandra last Saturday; he had been suffering a long time from asthma. He leaves a wife and four children in Muttaburra. His son, it will be remembered, died a few weeks ago from the effect of a fall from a horse.
[Source: Local and General News. (1884, August 29). The Western Champion (Blackall/Barcaldine, Qld. : 1879 – 1891), p. 2. Retrieved September 30, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article79727242]

[Death Certificate 1884/C3689]