Huddersfield Chronicle (29/Nov/1895) - Death of the Matron of the Meltham Convalescent Home

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Death of the Matron of the Meltham Convalescent Home.

We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Smith, matron of the Convalescent Home, Meltham, which took place on Wednesday night, after a comparatively short illness. Mr. and Mrs. Smith came to manage the home nearly 13 years ago, and the late Mr. Smith died about five years ago, since which time Mrs. Smith has had the entire management of this large institution. The way in which she has carried out her duties has not only given satisfaction to the managers, but we are sure her kindness and courtesy will have endeared her to all those who during the time she has been in charge have bad occasion to sojourn for a short time in the home. The news of her death at the comparatively early age of 50 will be received with feelings regret by a large circle of friends in Huddersfield and district, and especially by those who have been inmates of this noble institution during her and her late husband's time of management. The interment will take place at Meltham Mills Parish Church on Saturday afternoon at two p.m. Mrs. Smith leaves no family. She has been attended during her illness by her usual medical attendant, Dr. Haigh, of Meltham, whilst last week Dr. Clarke, of Huddersfield, was called in for consultation.