Edgar William Rowe  (1893 - 1906)

 EDGAR WILLIAM ROWE son of Henry and Ada Rowe  was b: 24 Jan 1893 in Palmerston North, and d: 23 May 1906 in Petone, Wgtn.

Admission Date 31 Jan 1898 Edgar William Rowe to Petone Central School;Parent / Guardian H Rowe; Address Petone

EVENING POST, 24 MAY 1906

SAD FATALITY. A distressing occurrence resulting in the death of a 13-year-old lad named Edgar William Rowe, whose parents reside at Petone, happened in that town yesterday afternoon. The lad had been playing football with some other boya on the property of Mr. J. Barlow in Britannia-street, and started climbing trees. Rowe jumped from the branch of a tree to the ground, a distance of about 6ft. He landed on his feet, but immediately aflerwards said to one of his playmates that he felt faint. A few seconds later he dropped on the ground and expired. Dr. Stewart, who was promptly summoned, could not give a certificate of the cause of death, and the coroner decidod to hold an inquest this afternoon. It is thought that the lad, who had suffered from fainting fits before, had a weak heart.

Evening Post, 25 May 1906: DEATHS. ROWE. On the 23rd May, at Petone, Edgar William, the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs Henry Rowe, aged 14 years and 4 month's.

EVENING POST, 25 MAY 1906: PETONE SUNDAY School Children are requested to attend tho Funeral Service of their late school male (E. W. Rowe) at 1.20 p.m. in the Church, To-morrow.

Evening Post, 25 May 1906: DEATHS. ROWE. On the 22rd May, at Petone, Edgar William, the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs Henry Rowe, aged 14 years and 4 month's.

Evening Post, 29 May 1906: THANKS. MR. and MRS. HENRY ROWE desire to express their heartfelt Thanks to all who sympathised wilh them in their recent bereavement. For the many beautiful wreaths they are especially grateful