|Burial register ID:||8625|
|Cause of death:||Unknown|
|Date of death:||15-Nov-1900|
|Date of burial:||17-Nov-1900|
“I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE”.
THEIRS THE CROWN, OURS YET THE CROSS
(N.B. George’s age of 79 on the monumental inscription differs from all other records)
George Arundel (c.1818-1900)
George was born in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England.
George emigrated to New Zealand with his wife and family on the ship Forfarshire, which left from London on 17th June 1879 and arrived at Port Chalmers on 2nd October 1879. Seven people died during the voyage and the ship was quarantined upon its arrival.
On November 15th 1900, George left his residence, at the Benevolent Institution in Caversham, Dunedin, and walked to the Northern Cemetery to visit the grave of his wife Mary. Tragically while at the cemetery he attempted suicide and later died as a result of his injuries, while being conveyed to the hospital by police. The result of the inquest into George’s death stated that he died from suicide whilst in a state of temporary insanity.
George was 82 years old when he died and is buried in the same grave as his wife.
Sources: Papers Past; Otago Witness 11th October 1879, Otago Witness 21st November 1900
|Surname||First names||Age||Date of death||Date of burial|
|ARUNDEL||MARY ANN||64 Years||27-Mar-1885||01-Apr-1885|
|WRIGHT||GEORGE EDWARD||23 Years||21-Jul-1888||24-Jul-1888|
|WRIGHT||HENRY GEORGE||94 Years||03-Sep-1953||07-Sep-1953|