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James O'Brien

Death 1884
Kelso, Clutha District, Otago, New Zealand
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Unknown
Memorial ID 184663006 · View Source
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James drowned while trying to cross the flooded and deadly Pomahaka River, at the Kelso Ford, before there was a bridge. He was on horseback and forced his horse into the river when it was at full flood. Have not yet discovered if the body was retrieved and buried, nor what happened to the poor, obedient horse!

(Recorded P 349, Kismet for Kelso, by May Brownlie.)


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  • Created by: Maureen (New Zealand)
  • Added: 26 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184663006
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James O'Brien (unknown–1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184663006, ; Maintained by Maureen (New Zealand) (contributor 48738063) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Unknown.