Burial register ID: 3
Surname: WHITSON
First name: LILLIAN
Middle names: MARY HAY
Gender: Female
Age: 72 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 18-Jan-1949
Date of burial: 20-Jan-1949

Block: 194
Plot: 23

In Loving Memory of

Isabel Hay

Loved Wife of

T W Whitson

Born London 1848

Died Dunedin 1905

Thomas William


Husband of the Above

Born Haddington

Near Edinburgh 1847

Died Dunedin 1922

Forrestina Muriel

Loved Wife of

Captain J C S


Died August 1933

In Loving Memory of

Lilian M H Whitson

Died January 18th 1949

On separate plaque:-

In Loving Memory of

Geraldine Winifred Wilson

(nee Doorly)

Wife of the Late

Charles Grigor Wilson

Born Dunedin 8th August 1913

Died Dunedin 9th May 1997

Bio contributor: Contributed by Ian Johnstone

Born in Dunedin 10 October 1877. A twin. Single. Eldest daughter of Thomas & Isabella Whitson. She was “eccentric, absent-minded, fiercely independent with a heart as big as she was”. She developed diabetes – but saw no sense in being miserable on her prescribed diet, so it was not unusual to find little caches of forbitten cream cakes, hidden about ‘Rosebank’.

There are 5 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
WHITSON DOUGLAS MCLEAN 66 Years 08-Apr-1951 10-Apr-1951
WHITSON ISABELLA 57 Years 01-Jul-1905 02-Jul-1905
WHITSON LILLIAN MARY HAY 72 Years 18-Jan-1949 20-Jan-1949
WHITSON THOMAS WILLIAM 75 Years 21-Apr-1922 22-Apr-1922
WILSON GERALDINE WINIFRED 83 Years 09-May-1997 14-May-1997