Friday, 22 May 2015

Funeral Card Friday - Louisa Elizabeth Todd


This funeral card is for Louisa Elizabeth (Lake) Todd, my great-great grandmother, who died on 3 April 1885 in Bideford, Devon. When she died she left behind: her husband, George Todd, manager of the Bideford branch of the National Provincial Bank, and 4 children: Edith aged 16, Sydney aged 14, Herbert aged 12, and Muriel aged 7.


The following was posted in the Western Times on Saturday 11 April 1885:
Todd — April 3rd, at the National Provincial Bank, Bideford, Louisa Elizabeth, wife of George Todd, aged 37


I'm not sure if this means that she actually died at the Bank or not. Her death certificate shows that she was a very sick young woman with cause of death listed as Chronic Blood Poisoning, Pernicious Anemia, and Tuberculosis.

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