June 27, 2012

Killed by Her Umbrella

The Wolverhampton Deputy Coroner held an inquest yesterday on the body of Harriet Cross, widow, 50 years of age.  The deceased was coming out of a tradesman's shop, when she fell down the steps, and the handle point of the umbrella she was carrying was forced into her right eye.  Inflammation of the brain supervened, and caused her death.  The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death."  (Yorkshire Evening Post, October 25th, 1893)