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Child Mortality

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These stories all involve infant or child deaths. Please be aware that some may be distressing. You can access the stories by clicking on the women's names below.

Marian Barker 1882-1942 from Boston, Lincolnshire - Child Mortality, No Descendants, Sickness. 4 minute read.

Ellen Clara Bush, later Ellen Clara Helps 1887- from Baltonsborough, Somerset – Child Mortality, Murder, No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 7 minute read.  

Sarah Escott c.1841-1916 and Sarah Bridge born c.1866 from Dunster, Somerset - Child Mortality. 13 minute read.

Florence 'Florrie' Greaves, later Florence Wharton 1865-1941 from Barrow, Lincolnshire – Child Mortality, Sickness. 6 minute read.

Linda Gummer, later Linda Bush 1867-1920 from Deptford, Kent – Alcoholism, Child Mortality, Domestic Abuse, Lawbreaking, Poverty, Farmfield Reformatory for Inebriate Women. 4 minute read.

Elizabeth Jones, later Elizabeth Wannell 1863-1930 from Southwark, Surrey – Alcoholism, Child Mortality, Lawbreaking, Mental Health, Poverty, Farmfield Reformatory for Inebriate Women. 14 minute read.

Bridget Sullivan, later Bridget (H)usher aka Mary (H)usher, aka Alice Arnold 1866-1928 from Knightsbridge, Middlesex – Accident, Alcoholism, Child Mortality, Lawbreaking, Poverty, St. Joseph’s Inebriate Reformatory. 12 minute read.

In addition, a number of the stories on the page relating to Fleming Memorial Hospital, include accounts of child mortality

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