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The Rushden Echo, 31st December 1909, transcribed by Kay Collins
Mrs. Hannah George

Sudden Death—A third inquest at Irchester within a very few weeks has had to be held, the last one being at the Carpenter’s Arms on Friday evening, Mr. J. Cairns Parker being the coroner. The inquiry was as to the death of Mrs. Hannah George, wife of Nathaniel George, of Cattle-lane. Mr George said that his wife on Thursday had a hearty supper at 6.30p.m., and went to bed as usual at 7.30. At 10 she complained of pains, and at 11 appeared much worse. Witness got her some hot flannels. For about two hours she seemed better, and then witness went to bed. About 5a.m. on Friday deceased woke witness and he again applied hot flannels. At noon deceased appeared to be dozing, but at one o’clock she was dead, having passed away in her sleep. She suffered with her chest for years and had had similar nights to that.—Sarah Naylor, neighbour, said that deceased was well looked after.—Dr. Ardagh said that in his opinion death was due to heart disease.—Verdict accordingly.

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