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The fudneu death occurred at, Roslvn at- -- yesterday of Mr William Lothian, aged 76 years, an old resident of Duuftiin._ Deceased left his home at tho time mentioned to visit, his son, who dec: next door, and was then to all ajipearances in his usual health. When ho took a Keaton a- chair In; commented upon the coldness "f the, evening, and expired almost immediately. Dr Miller was sent for, and arrived promptly, but could only pronounce ii.-o to be extinct. As deceased had not been at tended by a medical man for some years Dr Miller wan not prepared to give hj certificate as to the cause nf death. The iate Air Lothian was for many yeara foreman at the Cement Works, at, PelichotBar, but retired a few yenis ngo, and had »inco enjoyed good health, lie j s (survived by a. wife and grown-up family. An iuqm-.-i was held at the Morgan Ur's aftunioon before the. coroner (Mr C. C, Graham, SLM.i.

Viillium Hodgson Lothian deposed that ho was a fen of deceased, and resided al Ann street. Bo.dyn. Ho. corroborated the particulars given above. it wok some ihrei; years ago since -deceased had occasion to call in medical aid, the trouble' on that occasion being a, faro trouble*. He was particularly wort on Friday. Tho dc-e-of-.sed called at. hi? (witness’s) •.onset at 8.15 p.m., and shortly afterwards suddenly lay hack in Ills chair, gave one or two long gasps, and expired immediately. Ho did not think lie could have been in flic house more than three minutes before Inhad passed away. Dr Miller arrived promptly. He understood from deceased that he had gone to post a. letter, and had to climb a- stoop path before calling at witness's house. He. did not .seem anv the worse of the exertion.

Dr- Roberts said ho did not know- tho deceased. fl<; mad-.;. n. post-mortem examination and found no external marks of violence. All tho m-ganr. were, perfectly hcilt-hy, with t},n exception of tho right side ot tho heart, the tight- aide of whicu was affected and mu oh. infiltrated with fat There were a indication- of direare of Ihe aoi i a., dice lesions ho had described would Ho very- liable lo cause sudden b-idure < t the beak, e-pociaily when associated with seniidy, and tho syncope _ would H„> predi.Mx-r.ed bv exertion. The- degeneration of the rivitt side ot the heart would lie of some standing. The Coroner said he would return a verdict. ~.f death from Midden heart failure, earned by disease of thru organ.

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SUDDEN DEATH, Issue 15638, 31 October 1914

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SUDDEN DEATH Issue 15638, 31 October 1914

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