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EIGHTY-EIGHT YEARS A WIDOW.

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EIGHTY-EIGHT YEARS A WIDOW. The oldest woman in the United Kingdom has died in the person of Peggy McGurk, of Catrickmore, Co. Tyrone. Her age is autho- ritatively computed at 110. Peggy was a well-known figure for miles arourid her native village, and up to a few years ago she was active in her daily work. She received even up to her death a small sslary as caretaker of the local courthouse, and she also had an old-age pension. Although known by the name of McGurk, her correct name by marriage was Hodgins, but her married life was so brief—only about three months—that her neighbours never got out of the habit of calling her by her maiden name, and so, after the death of her husband in 1822, she was still Peggy McGurk. Throughout her long widowhood she lived alone in her cottage, and there she died a lonely death, being found by some people who, noticing there were no signs of her moving about, broke in the door.

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