Wednesday, 7 December 2011

William Henry Blomfield Jansen de Vlieland

William Henry Blomfield Jansen de Vlieland son of William Heath Vlieland and Emily Hannah Priaulx.
William Henry Blomfield Jansen de Vlieland born Hygeia House Prestbury Cheltenham 0n 20th Oct 1868.Died 24 March 1896.

He was given the name Blomfield after his uncle "the bishop of London " and the name Jansen after Jan Janssen.

William Vlieland´s suicide.
The young Englishmans life could not be saved.
deserted by relatives.
Insurance for his fiance.

William Henry Vlieland ,the young Englishman , who was brought into Central police station at 1.30 o´clock yesterday morning in an unconscious condition,
the result of trying to commit suicide by poisoning himself with morphine died at 07,20 o´clock yesterday morning.
Police surgeon Landon worked on Vlieland for hours, but was unable to restore him to consiousness.
He had been employed at the Golden Galena restaurant as a waiter but was discharged and later was employed taking orders for H.D.Reed a photographer.
Vlieland has led a life of wild dissipation since he left his home in Harrow -in-Furness England in 1888.
He would not work ,but kept continually writing home to his parents in England for money.
A cousin who was here some months ago seeing what kind of life Vlieland was leading
wrote to his friends that he was a worthless fellow which had the effect of cutting him off from further supplies.
Three months ago he went to British Vice Consul Burrough and asked him to write to his parents for money to pay for his passage back to England.
Mr.Burroughs wrote to Vlieland´s sister Mrs Florence Anderson of Twickenham London.
In course of time an answer came that the relatives would nothing more have to do to him on account of his wild habits.
They are said to be well off.
Among the papers of the death man were found a life policy for the Prudencial Life Insurance company for $81 and a policy for $ 1000 with the Mutual Benefit Association
in favor of Miss Austine Buerklin of Quincy lll,his fiance.
on a scrap of paper Vlieland had written the name and adress of Miss Buerklin and Mr.Burroughs wrote to the young women yesterday telling her that her that he held a lifepolicy in het favor.
He had also written to the deceased brother -in -law Dr.Hamilton Anderson,giving a cable code with instructions to cable as to the disposition of the body of Vlieland.
The body lies at the undertaking rooms of Leo.J.Steward
Kansas City daily journal., March 24, 1896

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