Born ? ; Died 27/11/1918 ; Buried 28/11/1918 ; Age 40.
N.B. headstone has age at death as 42 years.
The following is not necessarily referring to George Masters, but illustrates the sensitivities surrounding some occupations during the epidemic:
“The question of whether a man who is suffering from influenza should be allowed to continue selling milk confronted the Wanganui Borough Council at its last meeting. It was decided that milk-vending was, in the public interest, the most dangerous of all occupations for any epidemic-stricken man to pursue. The milkman in question was ordered to cease operations while suffering from the disease. The incident brought forth the suggestion that householders would be well advised to scald their milk.” (Poverty Bay Herald, 30 Nov. 1918, p.9)
Our Dearly Beloved Husband & Daddy
Died 27th Nov. 1918
Aged 42 Years
Erected By His Loving Wife,
Also William John, Beloved Husband
Of Caroline Solomon,
Died 28th Feb. 1920. Aged 54 Years.
So Loved, So Mourned.
Section: CH ENG2
Wife: Florence Emily Solomon
Children: Robert William, Reginald George, Edward Henry, Marjorie