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Wednesday 12th May 2021  

Sudden death of girl 1897

Loughborough Monitor - 25th March 1897

Emily, the 13 year old daughter of James Stubbs, a labourer, Buddon Wood, Quorn, died on Saturday evening with painful suddenness. The family were removing the furniture from Buddon Wood to Rothley Lane, Mountsorrel, and were taking the last load across the fields, when the girl was noticed to be ill. She was carried back to the house of Mrs Mawby, but died in a few minutes. An inquest was held on Tuesday morning at Mrs Mawby's house, before the district coroner, when the father stated that the child had been attended by Drs Paulson and Unitt, and had also been in Leicester Infirmary. When she came from that institution the doctors said she was suffering from heart disease, and might die any minute. Dr Unitt said he had attended the girl for rheumatism, and her heart was affected. No doubt the fatal attack was brought on by the exertion of walking in her diseased condition. A verdict that death was due to heart disease was returned.

 Submitted on: 2009-07-24
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 400

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