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Inquest at Fairton.

At Fairton this morning, before Mr R. Alcorn, ooronor, aa inqnesh wa3 held concerning the de*th of Cjril Charles Ooorge Chambers. Mr H. H. Paddon wag chosen foreman of the jury. A nnio Chambers, wife of Charles Chamberp, Ftated that the deceased cbild was her adopted son, and was three months old. The child, although stated to be in delicate heilth when adopted, had been in fairly good health since she had t-iken it under her oaro. On Friday evening the child seemed very well, and slept eoundly during the night. Early on Saturday morning it took nourishment, and seemed all right, and witness wont to do some out?ide work. On returning tr> the bouse about eight o'clock she lifted the infant out of its bor', and noticing something strange called her mother, with whom she was living, and it was found that the child was dead. The child had had a slight attack of convulsions shortly after its adoption by her, and she had adopted treatment therefor as prescribed by a chemist in Christchurch, which had proved beneficial. Dc Alfred Clark Btated that he was summoned by telephone on Saturday morning about half past nice, and on arrival at Fairton examined tha body <f the child. There was a good doal of froth issuing from the mouth and nose. The body was that of a well nourished and well cared for. child, and showed nothing to account for the cause of death. He thought that death wa3 probably due to convulsions. The jury returned a verdict that death was due to natural causes.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6617, 10 July 1905

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Inquest at Fairton. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6617, 10 July 1905