Byron “Sonny”Baker

Roman Catholic Section 1 Row 4 Plot 23

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Sonny was the son of the Late owner of the Gosford Advocate and Wyong Times, Robert Baker. His mother Zoe’s maiden name was Mason and had a brother Lance who was mentioned in the previous post about Cecil Morris. Sonny was Aged 6 years.

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23/2/1929

Tragic Accident at Terrigal

‘ ‘ SONNY ‘ ‘ BAKER KILLED.

Keen sorrow was occasioned throughout the district on Saturday afternoon, by the news of the tragic death of Byron Robert (“Sonny”),’ elder son of the late Robert James Baker and Mrs. Zoe Baker.

“Sonny,” who was six years of age, a splendid specimen of young boyhood, and a great favourite with relatives and friends, was playing with other youngsters near Mrs. Baker’s house at Terrigal. They levered a log into motion, and ‘ ‘ Sonny ‘ ‘ tripped and fell in its way, with the result that he received such injuries to the head that he died instantly. He was rushed to Hinemoa private hospital, but life could only be pronounced extinct.

Widespread sympathy was expressed for the bereaved mother and family, who were greatly upset by the fatality.

The funeral on Sunday afternoon was attended by a very large number of residents. After a short service at the Church, the cortege moved to Point Clare Cemetery, where Rev. Father Donovan conducted the last offices. Mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr. R. H. Creighton.

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Among the great number of beautiful wreaths and other floral tokens the following names were no: reed: —

Loving Mother, Bobbie and Loekie; Thelma and Edna; Lola and Boy; Beth; Auntie Pauline and uncle Era; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Mason: and family; Ethel and Lance; Jackie, Babby, and Baden; Neville Ingall; Mr. and Mrs. Collits, Leo and Jack; Uncle Cyril, Auntie Zenie, and cousins; Sisters of St. Joseph, Gosford; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Ogden; Frank; Mrs. E. J. White; Dr. and Mrs. Dunean; Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Jaques and family; Joan and Nora Hinder; Mr. and Mrs. R. C. King Kemp and family; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Buscombe and children; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Parr; Mr. E. P. Mundy; Nellie; Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Creighton and family; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wheeler and family; Mr. and Mrs. Ryding and family; Nellie Wiggins; Mr. and Mrs. Phillips and Bill; Mr. and Mrs. Arden Fell; Bosanquet children; Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Wood; Muriel and Agnes; Percy and Rene; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lees and family; President and Members Brisbane Water District Club; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Muir; Mrs. C. J. Fenton and daughters; Mr. and Mrs. H. G. White and ‘family; Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Mortimer and family; Mrs. and Barbara Ironmonger; Breens and Mrs. Moase; Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Stephen son and family; David and Joan Prentice; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Coulter and son; G. Cronin; Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Brodie; McCarthy and Rayment families; Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Adrian and family; Major and Mrs. Hinder; Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Gollan and family; Dr. and Mrs. S. K. Dwyer; F. C. Scott; Mr. and Mrs. C.i Sotlieron; Mr. and Mrs. A. Gibson; Mrs. Lewis and ; rs. ‘ Gleeson ; Mr. and Mrs. G. Margin and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hickey; Alan Hamilton; W. S. Fenton; Mr. and Mrs. H. Pateman and Jean; Soldiers’ League; Mr. aud Mrs. W. Wright; Mrs. J. J. Stephen and Mavis; Mr. and Mrs. A. Eaton and family.

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The District Coroner viewed the body and the scene of the accident; and evidence will be taken at the customary inquest on Monday morning next.

Hinemoa Private Hospital had two sites, I’m assuming that this is the Gosford site.

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