Reminiscences and Records During Residence in the Midland Counties, from 1869 to 1880

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 424 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... BRIDGNORTH. ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF ALDERMAN THOMAS NOCK. An inquest was held at the house of the deceased at eight o'clock on Tuesday evening, before Mr. W. D. Batte, Coroner.--Mr. Thomas Nock, son of the deceased gentleman, said his father was in his 71st year. On Thursday, the 20th inst., soon after eight o'clock in the evening, the deceased was leaving his house. While in the act of descending the three stone steps in the hall, his foot slipped, and he fell heavily to the bottom of the steps. Deceased was a very heavy man, weighing 21 stone, and was six feet in height. He fell with his head and shoulders into the corner. He died on Monday night last, about a quarter past six.--Sarah Morris, a servant of the deceased, corroborated this witness's evidence as to the accident.--Dr. William Thursfield said he found the deceased in the dining-room supported by his wife and last witness. He said he felt sure that his arm was broken, and his head was bent towards his right shoulder. Witness found his left arm was not broken, and told him he had injured the nerve of his arm, the left side of his neck, and the upper part of his chest. On Saturday night he began to have difficulty in breathing, produced by congestion of the lungs, and gradually got worse till his death. Deceased said that he was on the top of the steps, and overbalanced himself in telling his grandchild to pick up the newspaper that was on the floor.--The deceased gentleman was of the firm of Messrs. Nock, Son, and Wilson, auctioneers, of this town. He had in 1844 and 1855 filled the Civic Chair of this borough. He was also a Justice of the Peace and Alderman for many years.--Kidderminster Shuttle, June 29, 1872. BRIDGNORTH TOWN COUNCIL. A meeting of the members of the Bridgnorth Town Counoil was he...

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