MARGARET SPARKS

ON SUNDAY MORNING OCCURRED THE DEATH OF MRS. MARGARET SPARKS WHO MADE HER HOME WITH HER DAUGHTER, MRS. I. C. HIGHTSHOE, IN RILEY TOWNSHIP.

AT 6:30 SUNDAY MORNING HER GRANDSON WENT UPSTAIRS AND STARTED THE FIRE IN HIS GRANDMOTHER’S ROOM. LATER MRS. HIGHTSHOE WENT TO BUILD THE FIRE FOR HER MOTHER NOT KNOWING IT HAD ALREADY BEEN MADE. WHEN MRS. HIGHTSHOE ENTERED THE ROOM SHE FOUND THE BODY OF HER MOTHER AS IT HAD FALLEN. MRS. SPARKS HAD RISEN, WAS PARTIALLY DRESSED AND WAS MAKING HER BED WHEN DEATH CAME. SHE WAS 83 YEARS OLD AND IN HER USUAL HEALTH. COUNTY CORONER, DR. SAMUEL BAILEY, FOUND IT NOT NECESSARY TO HOLD AN  INQUEST AS HEART DISEASE WS THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

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