1905 09 22

1905 September 22nd      A Pathetic Coincidence

A pathetic coincidence, in which a Salisbury family is concerned, occurred on Tuesday. A young man named Trubridge, living with his parents at West End Road, Wilton Road, had his fiancee staying with his sister, who lives hard by, and on Tuesday she received a message from her home at Romsey, to the sad effect that her father, who had been in the enjoyment of robust health, had died suddenly. The young lady took a hurried departure, but she had scarcely left the house when Mr Trubridge, senior, unexpectedly succombed to a sudden affliction of the heart. Young Mr Trubridge subsequently underwent the double sorrow of hearing of both deaths. It is a further strange coincidence that each of the families, quite unaware of the arrangements of the other, fixed three o’clock this (Friday) afternoon for the hour of the funeral. Mr Trubridge, who was in his 53rd year, had been afflicted with paralysis for a long time. For many years he was a warder at Fisherton House Asylum, and was a popular member of the band there.

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