Child

James Owen Roberts (Junior)

Name: James Owen Roberts (Jnr)

Date of Birth: 17th August 1926

Birth Location: Bunbury, Western Australia

Age at Burial: 2 years and 2 months

Date of Death: 30th October 1928

Death Location: St Clairs Hospital, Bunbury, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 31st October 1928

Denomination: Anglican

Row/Grave: Anglican B. Row 5. Grave # 64

Grave Transcription:

Sacred to the Memory

of

JAMES ROBERTS

DEARLY BELOVED SON OF

J.O. AND L. ROBERTS

DIED 30TH OCTOBER 1928

AGED 2 YEARS AND

2 MONTHS

Father: James Owen Roberts (Snr) 1881-1953

Mother: Lavinia Gardiner Clifton Roberts nee Rose 1890-1956

Grandparents (father): James Roberts 1838-1915 and Sarah Ellen Davis 1843-1932

Grandparents (mother): Samuel Clifton Rose 1863-1938 and Susanna Maria Higgins 1860-1935

Siblings:

Nelda Owen (Nellie) Roberts born 15 July 1913 Bunbury Western Australia. Died 19 January 1984 Perth Western Australia.

Robert William Clifton (Bob) Roberts born 22 March 1916 Bunbury Western Australia. Died 10 September 1979 ‘Caehelan’ Noggerup Western Australia

Patricia Mary Alwyn (Patty) Roberts born 16 March 1919 Bunbury Western Australia. Died 9 September 1978 Subiaco Western Australia

Peggy Roberts born 14 April 1928 Bunbury Western Australia. Died 23 December 2009 Perth Western Australia

 

Their Story

James Owen Roberts (Jnr) was the fourth child of five children born to James Owen (JO) and Lavinia Clifton Gardiner (Quin) Roberts nee Rose. James was the second last child born to his parents. He died the same year his younger sister Peggy was born.

James’s short life ended 30th October 1928 after being bitten by a snake. He was taken to St Clair’s Hospital Bunbury. Although did not survive the snake bite. The area the family lived was marshy and swampy terrain making ideal conditions for venomous snakes to habitat in. This was a constant worry for every one of the potential for snake bite.

ROBERTS- On October 30, at St Clairs, Bunbury, James Owen Roberts dearly beloved infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Roberts of Capel; aged 2 years and 2 months.

Death of James Owen Roberts (Jnr)

Funeral of James Owen Roberts (Jnr) 

Compiled by Jennifer Scott CDCP member.

© Capel District Cemeteries Project 23/03/2024

Sergeant Thomas Williams