On this day in 1890...... (
"A sad case of suicide was discovered at Grangetown on Wednesday morning, Mrs Gwen Gronow, the wife of a seaman, living at 32, Knole Street was shortly after 9.am., found, by another inmate of the house, named Isabel Pearson, hanging from one of the rafters in the ceiling of the washhouse. Mrs Pearson called in Eli Trim, of No. 18, in the same street, and when he had cut the rope he saw that the woman had been dead for some hours. This has been corroborated by medical testimony. The sister of the deceased, Mrs Norman, who lives a few doors off, stated to Sergt. Murley at the police station that she could attribute the committing of so rash an act only to the fact that Mrs Gronow had been for the past eight or nine years suffering from a chronic affection in her leg, and that latterly it had caused such acute pain as to have affected her mind"
(The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, April 5, 1890; Issue 13072.)
Gwen (nee Lloyd) was the wife of Evan Gronow.