James Benbow Guilford

.JAMES BENBOW GUILFORD  was born 04 Aug 1874 in Pleasant Valley, Geraldine, and died aged 3 yrs on 11 Oct 1877 at Pleasant Valley. Burial: 12 Oct 1877, Geraldine Cemetery Block Pl. 13

Timaru Herald, 16 October 1877:
Inquest An inquest touching the death of a child three years of age named James Guilford, the son of Mr William Guilford, of Pleasant Valley, was held on the 12th at the Crown Hotel, Geraldine, before B. Woollcombe, Esq., Coroner, and a jury. Dr Fish gave evidence to the effect that death had resulted from inflammation of the lungs, and the verdict was in accordance with the medical testimony.

Remembrance is a golden chain
Death tries to break,
but all in vain.
To have, to love, and then to part
Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart.
The years may wipe out many things
But some they wipe out never.
Like memories of those happy times
Of a family all together.

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