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|Name:||Joseph Greaves||Determine relationship to...|
|Birth:||18 OCT 1832 Oldham, Lancashire, England||Father:||James Greaves Mother:Mary Hilson|
|Death:||16 AUG 1834 Duck Pond, Derkar, Oldham|
|Remarks:|| Letter from James Greaves To Mrs Hannah Hall Re Death Drowning of his son Joseph in duck pond 17-Aug-1834
Dirtcar August 17th 1834
I am extremely sorry to inform you that our dear little Joseph got out at the yard door between three to four oclock yesterday and went up towards Edward Hague's and as we think got through a hole in the gate and fell into a duck pond and was drowned.
There was two or three out seeking him when to our great surprise about 4 oclock Edward Hague's wife was cleaning the steps of her French door when she saw his head floating on top of the water.
We are very much depressed about it particularly as it has happened while his mother was from home. I cannot inform you when the funeral will take place.
You will hear from us again.
I am dear sister yours,