Phyliss Jean Wilson, 19131946 (aged 33 years)

Name
Phyliss Jean /Wilson/
Given names
Phyliss Jean
Surname
Wilson
Birth March 9, 1913 22
Baptism March 31, 1913 22 (aged 22 days)
Birth of a sisterDoreen Wilson
1918 (aged 4 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherEdward Jonathan Angel
November 8, 1934 (aged 21 years)
Cause: Lobar Pneumonia for 8 days
Note: According to his death certificate, Edward was 82 and a farmer and grazier at the time of his death. He died at his residence at Lake Albert, New South Wales of Lobar Pneumonia. He was last seen by a Dr A S Boyd the day before his death. The death informant was his son Leslie who was living Albury Road, Via Wagga, New South Wales. Witnesses to his burial were J Lockett and M J Campbell.
Burial of a maternal grandfatherEdward Jonathan Angel
November 10, 1934 (aged 21 years)
Religion: Church of England
Death December 13, 1946 (aged 33 years)
Cause of death: suicide by drowning
Note: Newspaper article

Newspaper article

WOLLONGONG, Friday. -The bodies of Mrs. Phyllis Jean Goodwin, 33, and her six weeks old baby, Fay, were recovered from Lake Illawarra this morning

Mrs. Goodwin was in night attire. The tragedy was discovered early today when the mother's body was recovered from the surf, and later the child's body was washed up on the beach.

Mrs. Goodwin's body was seen floating in the breakers by a fisherman at 2 a.m. Later Mr. Oliver Massey, while walking along the beach, found the child's body.

Police have been told that. Mrs Goodwin had been in ill-health since the birth of Fay.

Mr Arthur Goodwin, husband of the dead woman, told the police mother and baby, with another child Pamela, went to bed at 8 pm. yesterday.

Shortly after 3 a.m. today, Mr. Goodwin told police he was awakened by the child Pamela crying. Mr. Goodwin found that his wife and baby daughter, Fay, were missing.

Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), Sat 14 Dec 1946

Inquest
Newspaper Article
January 18, 1947 (1 month after death)
Note: Mother Drowned Baby and Self, Coroner Finds

Mother Drowned Baby and Self, Coroner Finds

WOLLONGONG. The coroner (Mr. W. Musgrave), at an inquest found that Mrs. Phyllis Jean Goodwin, 33, of Lake Illawarra South, had murdered her six-weeks-old daughter and had committed suicide.

Lelland Hennessy, fitter's laborer, of Lake Illawarra South, found Mrs. Goodwin's body in the surf early on December 13 last year.

Oliver Massey, fisherman, of Windang, found the child's body on the beach later the same day.

Arthur Frederick Goodwin, builder, husband of the dead woman, said in evidence that his wife had suffered from nerve trouble since the birth of the child. She had been moody all day on December 12.

That night he woke when he heard his small daughter Pamela crying. His wife and the baby were not in the house. He searched the neighborhood and later heard that the bodies had been found.

Mrs. Catherine Frankham, of Kurrajong Street, Windang, said that Mrs. Goodwin, while in a private hospital in November last, tried to open a window to jump out but the window was locked. Mrs. Goodwin said at the time that she was sick of life and did not want her baby.

Mrs. Frankham said that Mrs. Goodwin said she had a good husband and a good home, but on November 12, when saying good bye, said: "You'll read about it in the papers later when I've taken my life and jumped into the lake with my baby."

Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), Sat 18 Jan 1947

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Birth: July 13, 1890 38 32Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 3, 1973New South Wales, Australia
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Birth: March 9, 1913 22Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 13, 1946Lake Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Birth: October 9, 1911 21
Death: September 6, 1951Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia
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Birth: 1888Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 16, 1961Atherton, Queensland, Australia
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Birth: March 9, 1913 22Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 13, 1946Lake Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Death: December 13, 1946Lake Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Newspaper article

WOLLONGONG, Friday. -The bodies of Mrs. Phyllis Jean Goodwin, 33, and her six weeks old baby, Fay, were recovered from Lake Illawarra this morning

Mrs. Goodwin was in night attire. The tragedy was discovered early today when the mother's body was recovered from the surf, and later the child's body was washed up on the beach.

Mrs. Goodwin's body was seen floating in the breakers by a fisherman at 2 a.m. Later Mr. Oliver Massey, while walking along the beach, found the child's body.

Police have been told that. Mrs Goodwin had been in ill-health since the birth of Fay.

Mr Arthur Goodwin, husband of the dead woman, told the police mother and baby, with another child Pamela, went to bed at 8 pm. yesterday.

Shortly after 3 a.m. today, Mr. Goodwin told police he was awakened by the child Pamela crying. Mr. Goodwin found that his wife and baby daughter, Fay, were missing.

Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), Sat 14 Dec 1946

Inquest

Mother Drowned Baby and Self, Coroner Finds

WOLLONGONG. The coroner (Mr. W. Musgrave), at an inquest found that Mrs. Phyllis Jean Goodwin, 33, of Lake Illawarra South, had murdered her six-weeks-old daughter and had committed suicide.

Lelland Hennessy, fitter's laborer, of Lake Illawarra South, found Mrs. Goodwin's body in the surf early on December 13 last year.

Oliver Massey, fisherman, of Windang, found the child's body on the beach later the same day.

Arthur Frederick Goodwin, builder, husband of the dead woman, said in evidence that his wife had suffered from nerve trouble since the birth of the child. She had been moody all day on December 12.

That night he woke when he heard his small daughter Pamela crying. His wife and the baby were not in the house. He searched the neighborhood and later heard that the bodies had been found.

Mrs. Catherine Frankham, of Kurrajong Street, Windang, said that Mrs. Goodwin, while in a private hospital in November last, tried to open a window to jump out but the window was locked. Mrs. Goodwin said at the time that she was sick of life and did not want her baby.

Mrs. Frankham said that Mrs. Goodwin said she had a good husband and a good home, but on November 12, when saying good bye, said: "You'll read about it in the papers later when I've taken my life and jumped into the lake with my baby."

Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), Sat 18 Jan 1947