Mary Sophia OSMAN
My grandmother's cousin Mary Sophia Osman was born on 12 January 1879, the same year as my grandmother Muriel Alice Sophia Osman. Her father was Charles Joseph Osman and her mother Laura Esther née Tomkins. She had a brother Conrad Joseph.
Mary Sophia died at the tender age of (almost) 17: she is buried along with other Tomkins and Osmans in Hillsborough, New Brunswick, Canada. Her death in 1895 while in New York was reported in the local papers:
Moncton Times 16 Dec 1895 - #1336
Word has been received in the city Saturday of the death in New York of Miss Mary Osman of Hillsborough [Albert Co.] Death was caused by fever. The parents of the deceased, Mr and Mrs C J Osman were called to New York Monday last.
Moncton Times 19 Dec 1895 - #1341
Hillsborough [Albert Co.]
We regret to chronicle the death of Miss Mary Osman that occurred at Mount Vernon, New York a few days ago. Mary was the only child of Mr & Mrs. C J Osman. She was in her 17th year. The remains will be placed in a vault in New York at present and during the coming spring interment will take place at Hillsborough beside the deceased's relatives.
These quotations come from the book "Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers Vol 98" transcribed and published by Daniel Johnson.
Her death was reported in an unknown paper, probably a New York newspaper:
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