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Gaffney, Mrs. J. (died 1900)


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 4/25/2022 at 15:22:45

The Courier, Algona, Iowa
January 5, 1900

The Good Lady Passes Away From a Singular Cause.

It is with much regret that we chronicle the death of Mrs. J. Gaffney of Irvington township which took place Wednesday night at her late residence. The cause of Mrs. Gaffney’s death was somewhat singular, it being an impediment in the throat. It seems that about a week or ten days ago the Gaffney family dined on rabbit, and that a small bone lodged in Mrs. Gaffney’s throat, low down, below the collar bone.

Soon after the physicians were summoned, but they were unable to remove the bone, and feared the process of making an incision from the outside to reach it. Had it lodged higher up in the throat an incision might have been made with less danger of a fatal result.

The throat of the patient swelled and her breathing became difficult, though at times her breathing was easier. Finally, however, her vitality became exhausted and she died.

We sincerely sympathize with Mr. Gaffney and family in their great affliction. Deceased was an aunt of the Mann boys and girls.


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