Friday, 17 January 2020

In memoriam - Eric Ebor John Daniels

Today is the anniversary of the death of Eric Ebor John Daniels, the first husband of my paternal grandmother Brenda Mary Forsyth nee Adams.

Their story is heartbreaking.

About nine months after their marriage on the 1st of September 1928 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in North Melbourne Eric was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease.

Eric died 88 years ago on the 17th of January 1932 at The Melbourne hospital in North Melbourne, and so very sadly, just short of 5 weeks after the death of their infant son Ronald Francis Daniels of Influenzal meningitis on the 15th of December 1931.

Eric Daniels left with his brother-in-law Bertie Crowl (1891-1967) and their mother-in-law Mary Adams nee Morgan (1864-1933) seated.  (Unfortunately not a very clear photo being a photocopy)

Family Notices (1932, January 18). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved January 12, 2020, from

Little Ronald Francis Daniels

Family Notices (1932, January 19). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), p. 1, from

Original photo of Eric and Ronald's grave from my grandmother's photo album

Photo taken by me in 2018

Resting Together In Peace

1 comment:

  1. Some women had such difficult lives. Imagine losing your son then your sad.