Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 21:34:15 -0800
From: "Patricia Johnson" <patrace(a)telus.net>
Subject: [SRILANKA] Fw: Minnie Daisy Willows Pettifer (nee Keelan)
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I am hoping some of you can come through for us as we are running into a
We are trying to find the obituary and grave site for my Great Aunt,
Minnie Daisy Charlotte Willows Keelan, born 1865 in Mussoorie, India.
Daughter of Henry Nathaniel Kennedy/Keelan, assist. to Everest for the GT
Survey of India and Catherine Marianne Kavanagh, sister to Thomas Henry
Kavanagh, VC, Heroe of the Indian Mutiny, 1857. She married Dr. Edmund
Pettifer in London in 1888. He predeceased her and is buried in Calcutta,
India. We are unsure of her year of death, (sometime after 1910) but we
do know she is buried in Columbo, Ceylon as confirmed by her niece,
Madeline Agnes Kavanagh Baber, my maternal grandmother.
Could you please assist us in obtaining this information? We would be
re: Minnie Daisy Charlotte Willows Pettifer, nee Keelan
I have looked up your great aunt in the famed "Tombsstones and Monuments in
Ceylon" but unfortunately there is nothing there. Don't give up!