Fay Goodwin, 1946

Name
Fay /Goodwin/
Given names
Fay
Surname
Goodwin
Death of a motherPhyliss Jean Wilson
December 13, 1946
Cause: 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

Death December 13, 1946
Note: Fay was murdered by her mother by drowning. She was only 6-weeks old.
Family with parents
father
18881961
Birth: 1888Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 16, 1961Atherton, Queensland, Australia
mother
19131946
Birth: March 9, 1913 22Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 13, 1946Lake Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
sister
Private
herself
1946
Death: December 13, 1946Lake Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death

Fay was murdered by her mother by drowning. She was only 6-weeks old.