In a previous post, I mentioned that I had ordered the 1890 death certificate for John Needham. It gives us a few new details, including cause of death at 39 years of age from a pulmonary embolism. It is possible that he had a lingering illness, because he was not at the local infirmary in Plumstead/Woolwich but at the Charing Cross Hospital in London that specialized in complex diseases, although there are no more details so we can only speculate. His address, listed as 69 High St. in Plumstead, was the residence his family was still living at in 1891 on the UK Census.

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