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From: "Lorraine Conroy" <>
Subject: [Bklyn] BROOKLYN UNION ARGUS, 6th FEB 1879
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 22:56:08 -0500
DR. GILFILLAN'S DEATH.
Coroner's inquest--A Verdict of Cerebral Apoplexy.
Coroner Simms yesterday afternoon, held the inquest in the case of Dr.
Geo. GILFILLAN, 82 years of age, of # 212 Clinton st. The jurors were E.W.
RICHARDSON 557 Carlton ave., J.M. HIGGINS,134 Atlantic av, Hugh BOYD, 179
Amity st, John B. DE MARRAIS, 315 Degraw st, Stephan KIDDER, 138 Atlantic
av., and Wm J. KENNEDY, 154 Atlantic av.
Maria Louisa COCHRAN testified: I reside at 212 Clinton st, am a grand niece
of the deceased, who resided with my father; towards evening he was more
animated and showed more vivacity: he took meals during yesterday with an
increased appetite, and appeared to relish his food very much; he came in
from his office, corner of York and Main streets, about 15 minutes to 10 PM,
& remained in his own room until 10 minutes of eleven, when he retired; he
was exceedingly cheerful all day, but I noticed that his features were more
flushed than usual, and that his appetite was greater than was ordinarily
Daniel E.KISSAM, M.D., of 100 Joralemon st, testified: I have attended
deceased during several attacks of paralysis within the past 2 years. From
the history of his cases, circumstances before death, and the post mortem
appearances, I am of the opinion that death was caused by cerebral
hemorrhage. Some years ago on examination I found him to have slight
valvular heart disease.
John Alexander COCHRAN testified: I am a grandnephew of deceased; as was
my habit I assisted in preparing him for bed last night about 11 o'clock; he
seemed stronger, and remarked that he felt so much better than usual that he
would travel around the country during the coming spring. I remarked that
his countenance was more flashed than usual; I entered his room this AM
about 8 o'clock, and found him lying partly in bed, his feet hanging over
the side of the bed, and resting on the floor: the right side of the face
was slightly drawn to one side: features were livid: first attempted to
awake him, and then notified my father and members of the family.
The jury found that cerebral apoplexy was the cause of death.
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