Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Cut Finger Causes the Death of George Revill - August 1925 Royal Hospital Sheffield

The following is from the Sheffield Daily Telegraph dated Saturday 29th August 1925 and refers to the inquest that took place the previous day into the death of George Revill, an employee of Messrs. Walker and Hall, a prominent cutlery firm in Sheffield.



The verdict was a formality but Dr. Holmes of the Royal Hospital who was present at the inquest made the pointed observation that if George Revill had received proper treatment at the time of the accident, the septicaemia would not probably not have developed. And George would be still alive.

George was buried two days later at Sheffield's City Road cemetery

REVILL, George (, age 27). Died at Royal Hospital; Buried on August 31, 1925 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 24241, Section II1 of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield. Plot Owner: ~ ~ of ~. Page No 18   

But what made George's death even more tragic was that five days later, his ten-month old son also called George would be laid to rest alongside his father 

REVILL, George (Son of late George, age 10mths). Died at 2 Red hill; Buried on September 5, 1925 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 24241, Section II1 of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield. Plot Owner: ~ ~ of ~. Page No 18

I believe that George's wife was called Elizabeth
Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page 

Marriages Dec 1921   
Reid Elizabeth Revill Sheffield 9c 1149   
Revill George Reid Sheffield 9c 1149

I wonder how she and her young daughter Dorothy coped with this double tragedy   

Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page 
Births Dec 1922   
Revill Dorothy Reid Sheffield 9c 855   
Births Dec 1924   
Revill George Reid Ecclesall B. 9c 742

From the 1939 National Register it looks as though Elizabeth re-married as her surname is given as Norton. I did find the record of the marriage

Surname First name(s) Spouse District      Vol Page 
Marriages Dec 1928   
NORTON Walter H Revill Ecclesall B. 9c 778  
REVILL Elizabeth Norton Ecclesall B. 9c 778 

and also a death eight years later

Deaths Jun 1936  Norton Walter H  age 65 Sheffield Volume 9c Page 464

Elizabeth is listed as a widow in the 1939 Register living with her daughter Dorothy at 130 Cuthbert Bank Road


Dorothy married in 1953

Surname First name(s) Spouse         District Vol Page 
Marriages Mar 1953   
REVILL Dorothy WOOFFITT Scunthorpe 3b 1035
WOOFFITT Charles F REVILL      Scunthorpe 3b 1035

Dorothy died at at the age of  61 in April 1983 




   




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