Lanshaw Brudge

Sunday’s Obituary – Margaret Stowell (1864-1868)

Margaret Stowell is my 2nd cousin 3x removed. her parents are Thomas Stowell and Ann Wroe. Our common ancestors are John Stowell and Ann Riddeoff – my 4x great grandparents.

Margaret was born sometime in the first quarter of 1864 in Burnley, Lancashire. She was the first of at least ten children. Margaret was baptised on 25 March 1864 at St. Paul’s church in Burnley.

Very sadly Margaret only had a short life.

The Burnley Gazette of Saturday 15 August 1868 carried the following story.

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SHOCKING ACCIDENT – On Monday a little girl four years of age, named Margaret Stowell, and who resided at Lanshaw Bridge, came to a sad end by being run over with a cart, the wheel passing over her head, and killing her instantaneously. The inquest was held on Wednesday at the Emmett Arms before H U Hargreaves, Esq., coroner, when the jury returned a verdict of “Accidental death.”

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