I have no idea of what happened in the East London Harbour
on the night of 30 Oct 1915, but I do have some digital photos of the
Gravestones of Anders Hanssen taken at the East Cemetery in East London, if
you would like copies please let me have your email and I will gladly send
them to you.
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From: "Barbara Rochoy" <blrochoy(a)tiscali.co.za>
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 11:15 AM
Subject: [SOUTH-AFRICA] obituaries
Would anyone be able to help me obtain information on an obituary for an
Anders Hanssen who drowned in the Buffalo River at wharf No 2 on the night
of the 30th Oct 1915, East London (he was buried on the 9 Nov. 1915). I
have a hand written copy, however I have no idea when it was published and
in which news paper it appeared. I believe the information was found at
the East London Museum, in connection with the sailing vessel, the
"Medelpad", although I am not sure of this fact.
The obituary is as follows:
THE LATE ANDERS HANSSEN
The late Mr Anders Hanssen who was drowned in the Buffalo River at NO 2
wharf whilst on duty on the night of the 30th October last, was 54 years
of age at the time of his death. He was born in Helsinborg, Sweden & was
well educated in his native language. He was of very quiet disposition &
was liked by everybody who knew him. He had a "Master Certificate" & was
captain of the sailing vessel "Medelpad" which arrived in this post
disabled some years ago, during Captain Clifford's time & which was
condemned here. Mr Hanssen was married at St Peters Church West Bank by
the Rev. john Alldrud 22 years ago to Maria (Polly) Everton eldest
daughter of the late John T. Everton of Alexandria. C.P. & sister to
Jack Everton of the Customs Department East London. He leaves one brother
in the U.S.A. , five sisters in Sweden & a wife and seven Children here
(youngest one 4 1/2 years of age) to mourn his loss. Great sympathy is
felt for the bereved family and relatives.
Tragedy occurred 30th Oct. 1915.
Could any one please help me,
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