The husband was drowned. His wife was saved. Her only relatives are a mother and sister in England, in very poor circumstances, and a cousin in this country, who had secured prospective employment for the husband on a farm.
The widow was in a serious nervous condition and remained in a hospital in New York for two weeks, then went to her cousin's home, expecting to take a position at service.
In June, she decided to return to England. She lost $150 in cash and $200 in bedding and clothes.
Her husband had life insurance amounting to $70. The money given to her by this Committee was needed for emergent expenses. From other relief sources in this country she received $555. Upon her return to England the English Committee made a grant of £20. ($100)
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