Mary Annie Lane

(1875—1923)



 KNOWN AS   Annie or Daisy
 
 BORN 1875
 Data 

NSW Birth Record 17022/1875

LANE MARY A
JOHN T & ANNIE W
@ ORANGE
 
 DIED 4 December 1923
 Data 

NSW Death Record 20369/1923

BIRKENHEAD ANNIE M
RICHARD C & ANNIE
@ ORANGE
 
 
 FATHER John Tom Lane (1822-1901)
 MOTHER Annie Ward Little
 
 MARRIED Richard Carlyle Birkenhead (1874-1945) in 1908 at Orange, NSW.
 Data 

NSW Marriage Record 5568/1908

BIRKENHEAD RICHARD C &LANE MARY A
@ ORANGE
 


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SMH of 5 December 1923 reports:
FATALLY BURNED.
WOMAN'S CLOTHES CATCH FIRE.
ORANGE, Tuesday.

While Mrs. Daisy Birkenhead, wife of Mr. R. C. Birkenhead, a well-known Orange dentist, was attending to a fire under a copper, flames leaped out and set her clothes alight. She was burned from neck to feet. Mr. Birkenhead, alarmed by the screams of his wife, was instantly on the scene, and a doctor was summoned and the sufferer removed to a private hospital. She died this morning.

Deceased was a native of Orange, and a member of the esteemed Lane family, her late father, Mr. John Tom Lane being the local police magistrate for a number of years.

The Cairns Post adds that a girdle at her waist prevented her ridding herself of her upper clothing.

Daisy’s cape

The BDM evidence is that Carl Birkenhead married Mary A Lane. It seems that Richard called her Daisy and that others called her Annie. From this we deduce that her middle name was Annie. The SMH marriage notice calls her Daisy Mary, eldest daughter of the late John Tom Lane, Orange.





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