Burial register ID: 9879
Surname: WHITSON
First name: ISABELLA
Middle names:
Gender: Female
Age: 57 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 01-Jul-1905
Date of burial: 02-Jul-1905

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 London in 1848. Came to New Zealand in 1871, her shipboard diary is in the Hocken Library. Married Thomas Whitson on 2 August 1876 in Dunedin. Their home was a centre for arts, and many people from the theatre, stage and musical circles stayed with them, including Robert Louis Stevenson and Grace Palotta who in 1946 was the last living member of the once famous ‘Gaiety Girls’.

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