some time in his youth Butty had an accident, injuring the
bones in a foot. This caused him a lot of pain, but he refused
all advice to have medical attention and made the best of
it that he could. As he grew older he found it more difficult
to manage and was eventually forced into seeing a surgeon.
He underwent a painful operation at the infirmary, where he
had part of the foot cut away. This helped for a while, and
he was able to maintain his usual routine.
he was forced to seek professional help once again. The doctor
found an accumulation of bad matter and it was decided to
cut away some more of the foot. Butty was offered chloroform
for the operation, but he refused on the grounds that he wanted
to watch what was happening. He had hopes of a full recovery,
but this was not to be. On a review visit shortly after the
operation he was told the bad matter had spread throughout
his system. He died a few weeks later, on 3rd December 1882,
at his home at Slack farm. He was 69. His death certificate
notes that he died of carcinoma of the hip and senility.
William and his family are buried at ST. JAMES churchyard in Calderbrook.
loving memory of William Haigh of Slack died Dec. 3rd . 1882
in his 70th year.
Mary, wife of William Haigh who died Dec. 16th 1880 in her
William, the son of William and Mary Haigh of Slack
died Sept. 8th 1873 aged 31.
Grace their daughter who died 18th Dec. 1877 aged 41 years.
of Henry Haigh who died Dec. 15th 1902 in his 63rd year
Hannah his wife who died 9 Feb. 1907 aged 65 years.
William son of the above died Nov. 2nd 1932 aged 57 years.