Thomas ASKEW 1841-1891 - buried Woodville, New Zealand
Thomas Askew was born about 1841
he died in 1891 and is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville
From the WANGANUI CHRONICLE
- 3rd October 1891
A settler named Thomas Askew, says the Woodville Examiner, who had a section and house in the settlement, died on Sunday night. Mr and Mrs Askew have been living at Ashhurst but deceased came to the settlement to prepare the way for their return.
Mr Goff who lives near, sent a child over for some vegetables and on her knocking at the door she heard groans and opened it, when deceased was found to be dying. He was attended to but died as above,
Deceased had been complaining of being unwell for sometime and a post mortem examination conducted by Dr Davemport revealed the fact that death resulted from cancer. He has four sons occupying responsible positions at Lyttelton
Please leave a comment if you can help with his wife, children and life in Ashhurst and Woodville
When Thomas died his details were provided by Joseph Barrott on 30-9-1891 - who was Joseph Barrott?
Who was Mr Goff, Thomas's' neighbour