|Birth: ||May 4, 1861|
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 1907|
via SAC from rr:
DIED FROM A CAT'S BITE
TRAGIC DEATH OF MRS. BARRY OF OCEANPORT.
Bitten by a Cat Two Months Ago Hydrophobia Develops and She suffers Terrible Agony--The Funeral Held This Afternoon.
Her body held down by straps to keep her from writhing out of bed in her terrible agony, Mrs. Rachel D. Barry, widow of Amos Barry, died on Sunday morning of hydrophobia at her home near Oceanport. Two months ago Mrs. Barry was bitten by a cat, which she was trying to protect from a dog. She attempted to pick up the cat when it bit and scratched her on the hand. The animal's teeth made two deep holes near Mrs. Barry's thumb. Mrs. Barry immediately went to Dr. J. C. rush's office at Eatontown and had the wound cauterized. She was very busy at her boarding house and she paid no further attention to the bite until last Thursday, when symptoms of hydrophobia first manifested themselves. On Friday and Saturday Mrs. Barry had innumerable spasms and each one left her in a weaker condition than before. During these spasms she was under the delusion that some one was trying to kill her and she attacked every one who came near her. At other times she writhed about the bed in pain. To keep her from falling out of bed or attacking her attendants it was found necessary to strap her in bed. On Saturday Dr. e. M. Beach and Dr. Scudder J. Woolley of
Long Branch, the attending physicians, held a consultation and pronounced Mrs. Barry's sickness incurable. Hypodermics were injected to ease the pain and a few hours previous to her death she became unconscious, in which condition she remained until the end. Mrs. Barry's death is the second tragical one in the family within a year. Last spring Mr. Barry committed suicide by taking carbolic acid. Mrs. Barry's maiden name was Collom. She was born 46 years ago at Oxford, Pa. When eighteen years old she married Mr. Barry and the couple began housekeeping at Oxford. Six years ago Mr. and Mrs. Barry moved from Atlantic City to Oceanport. Mrs. Barry leaves four children and two brothers and two sisters. One of the sisters, Miss Louise Collom of Oxford, who had been notified of Mrs. Barry's sickness, and who came to see her, did not learn of her death until she arrived at the house.
Red Bank Register, Wed., August 20, 1907
Edward N. Barry (1882 - 1950)*
West Long Branch
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: Mar 16, 2008
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