Mexborough and Swinton Times February 24, 1917
Conisborough Grocers Suicide
Worried by Ailment
Mr Frank Allen held an inquest at the Star Inn, Conisborough on Monday on Maurice Creswick (56), grocer of 103 Doncaster Rd, Conisborough, whose body was recovered from the River Don, near the Bow Bridge, Conisborough on Sunday.
Lillian Creswick, the widow, said her husband was very ill and depressed during the last 10 days. They had no business or domestic troubles, but he worried a good deal about a rupture, which necessitated medical treatment.
On Sunday morning about 3 o’clock, he rose and went downstairs, saying he was going to make some tea. Witness followed him, that he had left the house and she did not seem again until his body was brought home from the river.
John Clayburn, canal labourer, of farm cottages, Cadeby, said he recovered the body from the Don, near the Bow Bridge, on Sunday morning and summoned the police.
A verdict of “Suicide while of unsound mind” was returned.