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- Edition: Sat 24th July 1897 Sat 24th July 1897
An inquest was held by Mr Jno Simpson, deputy coroner for the district of
Cockermouth in the Vestry of the Weslyan Chapel, Braithwaite yesterday
(Friday) touching the death of Ann Dixon aged 47 years wife of William Dixon
labourer , Mellbreak Cottages. Mr T Wilson was foreman of the jury. Mrs
Holliday gave formal evidence of identification and deposed that she last
saw Mrs Dixon alive at 11.30 on Thursday morning with a basket of clothes
,Shortly afterwards Mrs Martha Davies informed her that Mrs Dixon was in a
fit . On going into the kitchen they found the deceased on the floor with her
chin resting on a chair spindle and her head thrown back. They moved her
but saw no sign of life Nobody else was in the house; the husband was
working on Whinlatter. Deceased had been subject to fits for a long time
and had one on Jubilee day. Mrs Davies deposed to seeing the deceased
lying on the floor and she corroborated the evidence of Mrs Holliday.
The jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes,"