Elkins, John

Elkins, John        1885 August 29th            Westbury

An inquest was held at the “George” Inn, on Monday morning, relative to the death of man named Elkins, aged eighty, who had been for the last twenty years blind, and who had died somewhat suddenly on the previous Saturday morning.

It appeared from the evidence of the widow of the deceased that on the morning in question she took him his breakfast shortly after seven o’clock. She then left deceased; and on going upstairs again shortly after eight o’clock noticed that he appeared worse. She immediately went out to call her grand-daughter, but had scarcely returned to the room before her husband expired.

Mr Shorland, surgeon, of Westbury, said deceased died from failure of the heart’s action; and a verdict of “Death from natural causes” was returned by the jury.

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