Prentice, Christopher Allen

Personal Details

First nameChristopher
Middle nameAllen
Date of death12/10/1890
Age at death25 years
Cause of death

Died from Spinal concussion


Son of William Prentice, contractor & Anne Maria Burnon

Cemetery Record

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AddressMuttaburra Hospital
Date of funeral14/10/1890

Two deaths occurred at the local Hospital this week, one an old man, who died from general debility, and the other a young man named Christopher Prentice, who was thrown, from a horse and had his spine hurt about a week ago. A most remarkable coincidence occurred in the death of the latter. He was working with another young nun named Walter Bryden, as contract fencers. Both were strong healthy young fellows three weeks ago, when Bryden contracted La Grippe, &ud went to Rockhampton, where he died at exactly the same time as his mate breathed his last in the Muttaburra Hospital. Both were highly respected in the district as industrious straightforward men.
[Source: 1890 ‘MUTTABURRA.’, The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld.: 1875 – 1929), 25 October, p. 21. , viewed 10 Mar 2016,]