July 27th – Mrs Annie Jones
Fall Hastened Death
Eighty Four years old Mrs Annie Jones of Park View, Goytre, died from hypostatic pneumonia said the Monmouthshire Coroner, Mr D J Treasure.
He recorded a verdict of “Accidental Death” at a Pontypool inquest, after he had been told the woman had fallen in her bedroom.
Mrs Gertrude Hayes, of Arrow Cottage, Goytre, said her mother had been a widow since 1912. Since 1916, a Mr Edward Thomas had lodged with her.
Each night she used to visit her mother and put her right for the night. Last Wednesday morning when she called on her mother she said she had fallen in the bedroom and had been helped to bed by Mr Thomas.
Witness said she called a doctor and her mother was taken for x-ray, but no fractures were fond. She died on Sunday.
In her report, Dr E Siddons said Mrs Jones had always received the best of attention from her family.
Recording his verdict, the Coroner said death had been caused by hypostatic pneumonia accelerated by the fall.
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