Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sympathy Saturday ~The Death of Mrs. Robert Imlah

Caledonian-Record Wednesday March 11, 1908
          From Upper Piazza to Ground
Mrs. Robert Imlah of Barre while shaking a heavy rug from the piazza on the second story of her home Saturday, lost her balance and fell over a two-foot railing to the ground below. Three ribs were broken and head was badly cut. 

            Argus And Patriot Wednesday March 11,1908
Mrs. Robert Imlah, while shaking a heavy rug from the piazza on the second story of her house Saturday morning, lost her balance and fell over a two-foot railing to the ground below. Her Husband heard groans and upon investigation found his wife, where she had fallen, the blood flowing in a stream from an ugly cut on her head.. Dr. W. D. Reid was called and took sixteen stitches in the wound. It was also found that three ribs were broken. Mrs. Imlah is as comfortable as could be expected.

 St Albans Messenger Thursday March 19,1908


Death of Mrs. Robert Imlah
Barre, March 17-- Mrs. Robert Imlah who was severly injured March 7 by falling from an upper piazza, fifteen feet to the ground, died last night. She was supposed to be recovering, but death was caused by heart failure.  She is survived by a husband and three children, also by three brothers and one sister in Scotland. She was 58 years old.

Caledonian-Record Wednesday March 25,1908
 Mrs. Robert Imlah of Barre, who was injured March 7 by falling from the second-story piazza pf her residence to the ground, died March 16 from the effects of the injuries then sustained.  She had been recovering favorably from her injuried so that she was able to sit up for a short time March 15 and the next night  about ten o'clock she sat up while her bed was made.  As her husband placed her on the bed again she fell back inconscious and died in a few minutes.


Per Catherines record of death below her age was 59 years, 11 months and 3 day. Mothers Maided name is incorrect on this record, It should be Yeats, not Gates.


Per the Birth Record  below for the Rettie Children, she was Born in 1844 making her age at the time of death 63.
Source: Scotlands People: O.P.R

Catherine Rettie was the wife of my Great Great Uncle Robert Imlah, you can read more about Robert and Catherine ~Here~

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