June 13, 2012

An Aged Couple Starved to Death

The report reached Belfast to-day of the death by starvation last week of an aged fisherman named McManus, and his sister, at Kearney, in County Down.  Kearney is on the County Down coast.  The parties lived in an isolated cottage, and the severe weather of the past few weeks prevented the old woman from following her avocation of begging.  (Yorkshire Evening Post, April, 1891)

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