March 31st 1939
The death occurred on Tuesday, after a short illness, of Mrs Tom Morgan, Pwll Merric, Goytrey, in her 80th year.
A few years ago Mr and Mrs Morgan celebrated their golden wedding. The funeral, on Sunday afternoon at Saron, will be reported next week.
April 7th – Octogenarian’s Fall
Goytrey Woman who complained of Giddiness.
A verdict of “Accidental death” was recorded at the inquest at Pontypool on Friday on Mrs Mary Jane Morgan, aged 88, of Pwllmerric, Goytrey, who died as a result of shock caused by bumping her head when she fell down at her home on March 19th.
Thomas Morgan, the 85 year old widower, said he thought his wife fell from giddiness. She had enjoyed wonderful health until a few years ago, when she started complaining about giddiness and pains near her heart.
Dr J F Blaine, Pontypool, said that when he examined Mrs Morgan she had a large bruise over her temple.
Death was due to shock following fall, which aggravated the condition of her heart.
Mr D J Treasure, the South Monmouthshire Coroner, who conducted the inquest said that with an old lady of that age shock was always fatal.
By the death of Mrs Morgan, Goytrey has lost one of its oldest and most respected inhabitants.
As a young girl she came to reside with the late Mr & Mrs Morgan, The Wern Farm and after spending a few years there she took up a situation in London, but always spent her holidays in Goytrey.
The second son of the Wern, Tom, after spending some time in Canada, came home and after a long friendship ripened into courtship, they were married at Goytrey Parish Church and spent 56 years of happy married life. Four sons and a daughter blessed their union. Two of the sons served throughout the Great War.
Mrs Morgan was a woman of shrewd common sense, endowed with great energy and industry, a consistent and faithful member of Saron Baptist Church for 32 years.
The funeral took place on Sunday at Saron Baptist Chapel and was very largely attended. The Rev C A Rees conducted services at the house and the church. A large number of floral tributes testified to the respect and esteem in which she was held.
Four grandsons acted as bearers.
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