Bush, Helen

Bush, Helen         1886 January 2nd

An inquest was held at the Council Chamber on Monday afternoon on the body of a child named Helen Bush, aged nine months. Mr George Smith was the coroner. From the evidence taken it appeared that the child’s father and mother, the former being a railway porter, residing in the Devizes-road, spent the evening of Christmas day with a friend in Gigant-street. They had the child with them; and owing to the inclemency of the weather did not return home that night. Shortly after 10 o’clock on the following morning the mother washed and dressed the child. While holding it in her arms it fell back and instantly expired. Dr Gordon was immediately sent for, but his prompt attendance was of no avail. The death was attributed by him to a fit. Prior to this attack the baby had always seemed in good health, but at the time of the disease she was teething.

Death from natural causes” was the verdict of the jury.


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