Lurgan Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

15 November, 1910  


An inquest has been held in Lurgan, (Ireland), on Fanny Leathem, a single woman, aged seventy, who was found burned to death in the bedroom above her shop with an open Bible in front of her and a burnt candle on the floor. She had only one leg the other having been amputated above the knee.

In the bedroom were six wooden legs one, which she had evidently been using before her death, was lying against the chair. Her only leg was entangled in an old clothes-horse, which, while she was leaning upon it had evidently given way, upsetting the washstand and the candle. A verdict of '"Death by Suffocation" was returned.


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