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Newspapers - Timaru Herald 18 February 1880 Page 2 This article
Inquest.— An inquest touching the death of Thomas Adamson was held at Albury last Monday evening, before R. Beetham. Esq., R.M. and a jury. John Feeney stated that he knew tho deceased, aud on Sunday evening, when going from Albury to where he was camped, saw him lying on tho side of the road. He was insensible and his hat was off. Thereupon informed the mother of the deceased, and sho came and recognised him as her son. He was then carried to his home. Thomas Gibson deposed that he was a porter employed m tho railway shed at Albury, and that deceased called at, his house on Sunday morning. He seemed then to be well and in good spirits. He was then on the way to where his mother was stopping. The heat on Sunday was very great. Deceased left witness's place about 10.30 am. Margaret Adamson stated that she was the mother of the deceased, and that she saw her son lying on tho roadside on Sunday afternoon last insensible. He was carried home, and lived till midnight. He was found about five o'clock in the afternoon. He had several fits during the interval before he died. Thomas Adamson, father of the deceased, doposed that his son, Thomas Adamson, was about eleven years of ago. He had always been a healthy chid. "Witness had seven ohildron alive, all of them healthy. The jury, after a brief consultation, brought in a verdict to the effect that death had resulted from sunstroke.