Young, William

Young, William            1868 May 9th

On Saturday last an inquest was held at the Infirmary, by R M Wilson, Esq., on the body of William Young, two years and nine months old, the son of John Thomas Young, a turnkey at the County Gaol. It appeared that on Tuesday the deceased was playing with some other children at his father’s house, when one of them called his mother and told her he was choking. She found him lying on his back, and he was black in the face. He was taken to the Infirmary, where an operation was performed by Mr Coates on Thursday. A portion of a pencil case was found in his windpipe. The child rallied towards evening, but died on Saturday morning. A verdict in accordance with the circumstances was returned by the jury.


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