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An inquest was held at the Police Station this morning before the District' Coroner (Mi- James Cow), concerning the death of Mary Louisa Hawke, who was found dead in Aitken Street on Tuesday last. Oscar John Hawke, bricklayer, lius"band of the deceased, deposed that the deceased had complained of bilious attacks about a month ago, and recently of a pain about the heart. Otherwise she appeared to him to be in good health. Agnes Chesters, Grey Street, deposed that she saw deceased at 2.30 p.m. in Aitken Street on the date of her ,<death. Deceased appeared to be in good 'health and spirits at that time. At 2.45 p.m. witness was informed that Mrs-Hawke was dead. On Saturday, deceased complained to witness of pains in the region of the heart. Alice Ellen Kerr, Aitken Street, said that she was in Aitken Street on (Tuesday afternoon, and found deceased lying on the footpath. Witness sent for a doctor, who pronounced, 'life to foe extinct- (Deceased never complained of ill-health to witness.

Dr. Pettey deposed that on 9th inst. 3ie made a post-mortem examination of 'deceased, and he found fatty degeneration of the heart, and an enlarged thymus gland, which conditions accounted for the sudden'death.

The Coroner returned a verdict in. accordance with the medical cvi'dence.

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WOMAN'S DEATH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919

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WOMAN'S DEATH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919

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