Mary Augusta O’Reilly

Mary Augusta O'Reilly
“Miss M. A. O’Reilly.” Royal BC Museum & Archives. F-04418

1869 – 1876

The third child of Peter and Caroline O’Reilly, Mary was sick and in pain for most of her life.  She took lessons from a tutor at home and was also cared for by her grandmother, Charlotte Trutch.  Mary succumbed to what was likely cerebrospinal meningitis, just two weeks short of her seventh birthday.  Her death was followed by the death of her grandmother the next day.


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