William and Samuel Ironmonger

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Do you know why Samuel and William Ironmonger both died on 16 March 1902 in Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire?
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There is a newspaper article on http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/  from the Sheffield daily Telegraph, 18 March 1902 about William's death.

I don't have a subscription so I cannot view the entire article. This is what I can see:


... brother, Mr. William Ironmonger, who was an engineer in the navy for many years, and had seen active service on the China statiorj and elsewhere, died at.- Newark ...

Thank you.

I have now found there was nothing untoward in the deaths of these two brothers:

On Sunday, at twenty-five minutes past two o'clock, there passed away at his residence in Stodman Street, Newark, at the ripe old age of 81 years, Mr Samuel Ironmonger, for many years associated with the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.

By a curious coincidence, his younger brother, Mr William Ironmonger, who would have reached 76 next month, died about an hour afterwards at his house in Millgate. Mr Samuel Ironmonger was one of the oldest and most respected tradesmen in Newark.
Thanks for the explanation. How very strange!

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