Cooper, Elizabeth 1884 January 19th Broughton
An inquest was held here on Friday by Mr Bernard Harfield, deputy county coroner, on the body of Elizabeth Cooper, aged 79, widow of Joseph Cooper.
It appeared that a neighbour, Christiana, Butt White, went to deceased’s cottage on Tuesday afternoon, about one o’clock, and found her lying on the floor. She gave the alarm, and Mrs Dash, another neighbour, came, but death had probably ensued before the arrival of either of them. Deceased had lately complained of pains in her limbs and hot flushes. On Monday night she seemed very ill, and told Mrs Dash she was not at all well.
Dr Clapperton, who was called in upon deceased being discovered on the floor, said he was of opinion, from the suddenness of death and the appearance of the body, that death resulted from heart disease.
A verdict in accordance with this statement was returned by the jury.