Hooke, Thomas

Hooke, Thomas                  1882 April 8th

Mr R A Wilson held an inquest at Fisherton House Asylum, on Thursday, last week, on the death of Thomas Hooke, aged 72, an inmate of the asylum, who died suddenly that morning.

A keeper named Stone saw the deceased in the greenhouse, and he then appeared to be in his usual health. The witness went away for a few minutes, and on his return, noticing a change in the deceased’s appearance, he remarked “you don’t look very well,” upon which Hooke put his arms around him, and said, “No, I am going to die.” Stone endeavoured to get him to some cottages about fifty yards off, but before these were reached deceased fell out of is hands. Another keeper named Butler was called, and Stone then went for the medical officer, but Hooke died before the arrival of the latter.

A verdict of “Death from heart disease” was returned.

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