Sunday, February 08, 2015

Day 8: Asleep in Jesus: Jane Hannah

Asleep in Jesus
Jane Hannah's Story
Day 8

The Death of Jane Hannah Broadfoot

In March of 1895, Jane took ill and the doctor was called for. She died after 8 days illness and died on 2 April 1895 at 1:30 in the afternoon at her home at 12 John St. She was only 43 years years old. She must have thought of her own mother Jane Smith Hannah who died young at 45 years of age.

The doctor who was present, along with Jane's husband, John Broadfoot, witnessed her sickness of 8 days and her death at home. She died of phthitis pneumonia which might be caused by inhaling granite dust. (Source: Book at Google Books) However it was also a catch-all term for tuberculosis, which many people died of in this time period.

John's parents were both still alive. John's oldest daughter, Jane Smith Broadfoot did not marry until 1903. Little Margaret was only 7. It must have been a sad time.

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