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Thurnscoe Lady Killed At Scarborough

November 1907

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 01 November 1907

A Thurnscoe Lady Killed At Scarborough

Last night an inquest was held at the Court House Scarborough, before the Borough Coroner (Mr. G. Taylor) relative to the death of Miss Sarah Elizabeth Nokes (42), of -Rose Cottage, Thurlstone, Penistone, daughter of the late Mr. James Hudley Nokes, woollen merchant, Penistone, who died suddenly her apartments. No. 2, Prince of Wales’ Terrace, South Cliff, Scarborough, the previous afternoon.

From the evidence of Miss Mary Milner Notes (sister) and Dr. Geoffrey Thompson, Scarborough, it seemed that the deceased lady who was of independent means, came to Scarborough for health and recreation on October B. She suffered severely from affection of the heart for which she had been medically attended Penistone for many years. She experienced an acute attack during Wednesday afternoon, and died in a chair in the sitting-room before the arrival of medical aid.

Dr. Thompson said that he was enabled say even from an external examination that there was, distinctly, enlargement of the heart, and there was doubt that the deceased died from sudden failure of the heart’s action in connection with advanced disease

The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the testimony.