Sudden death while playing the organ

Arbroath Herald and Advertiser 29 November 1900


A painful sensation was created in Cairneyhill (Fife) United Free Church on Sunday. The last hymn was being sung, and Mrs Beveridge, the wife of Mr Beveridge, farmer, Crombie, was officiating at the organ, when she suddenly fell forward.

She was conveyed to the manse, where restoratives were applied, but she died in the evening.

Mrs Beveridge was a daughter of the late Rev James Young, minister of Queen Anne Street United Presbyterian Church, Dunfermline, who also died very suddenly, having dropped down dead at a curling match.

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