I am forwarding a copy of my email to Julian in hopes of finding my Great Aunt
Minnie's burial place in Colombo. Julian could not help me. Does anyone out there
have any information for me?
I would appreciate any information anyone might have so that we can solve this family
----- Original Message -----
From: Patricia Johnson
To: Julian Lovegrove
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2009 9:56 AM
Subject: Minnie Daisy Charlotte Willows Pettifer (nee Keelan)
Thank you for your kind offer to the "List"
We are valiantly trying to find the date of death and burial of my maternal Great Aunt
Minnie Daisy Charlotte Willows Keelan. She was born in Mussoorie, India in 1865, daughter
of Henry Nathaniel Keelan and Catherine Marianne Kavanagh, sister to Henry Thomas
Kavanagh, VC, Heroe of The Indian Mutiny, 1857 and related to Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh,
1833 to 1889, MP and King of Leinster, Borris, Carlow, Ireland.
Minnie married Dr. Edmund Pettifer in London in 1886. He predeceased her and is buried in
Calcutta. Her niece and ward, my Grandmother wrote on the back of Minnie's photo that
she died in Colombo, Ceylon, without a date or details. Her death date could be the early
If you could find any details for Minnie, we would be most appreciative.
Cloverdale, British Columbia