The Brydons

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Josephine Gibson

Female 1879 - 1933  (54 years)

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  • Name Josephine Gibson 
    Born 1879 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Oct 1933  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1430  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 26 May 2018 

    Family James Stewart Algie,   b. 3 Oct 1861, Milton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1931, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1902 
     1. Lethan Greenfield Algie,   b. 1907,   d. 21 Jun 1993  (Age 86 years)
     2. John Alexander Stewart Algie,   b. Bef 1912,   d. 1963  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F460  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • West Coast Times 30 Mar. 1903, pg 4
      A TRYING EXPERIENCE. Mrs J. S. Algie, wife of one of the proprietors of the Clutha Free Press, met with an accident that might easily have had a fatal termination. She was walking along the river bank road between Balclutha and Stirling, and when at the quarry near the railway bridge a bull was encountered. The animal was in a "raised " condition, and as it came over the hill caught sight of Mrs Algie, who was alone, and immediately charged. The men working at the quarry saw her danger, and called out. But the warning came too late, as the bull was then only a few yards away from Mrs Algie, who turned to run towards a dray and team of horses that were backed across the road into the quarry. The man in charge of the dray and one of the quarrymen pluckily rushed between the infuriated animal and the lady but it swerved and overtaking her tossed her against a bank in the quarry, goring her badly in the upper part of the right thigh. The maddened animal came at its victim a second time and knocked her against the horses, but one of the men seized her in the nick of time and dragged her away. The bull then charged in between tho team and broke the chains that attached the leader to the dray. The men proceeded to chase the bull away, while Mrs Algie, bruised and bleeding as she was, managed to clamber a little way up tbe hillside, out of harm's way. The unfortunate lady who had borne up wonderfully despite a gaping wound several inches in diameter at its opening and fully eight inches long, in her thigh, was shortly afterwards conveyed to her home at Balclutha. Drs Stenbouse and Fleming administered chloroform and stitched up the wound. The flesh was found to be torn very badly. The patient suffered acutely from the pain and the shock for 48 hours, but she is making a good recovery. Fortunately there are no internal injuries, and the wound in the thigh is purely a flesh one. Indeed, had it been anything else the consequences must have been fatal.