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Name: ARNELL, Harriet Marguerite (Dr.)

Nee: Hood-Barrs

Birth Date: 12 Nov 1886 Leicester

Death Date: 25 Oct 1960 Kilifi, drowned

First Date: 1922

Profession: Lady doctor in Kitale in 1920s. The only doctor in the district, a very dedicated lady who never let her patients down; they had a farm at Cherangani

Area: Kitale

Married: Oliver Roach Arnell (1888-1978)

Children: Oliver Marston Rex (26 Mar 1917 Lambeth-1992 Falmouth); Leslie Beatrice (14 Oct 1927 Kitale-2016)

Book Reference: Nicholson Memoirs, Mrs H. McLoughlin, Red 31, Charters, CO

General Information:

Letter from Mrs H. McLoughlin - She travelled by mule in all weathers, she had to cross a river in flood on the day that I was born, but she arrived wet and muddy, but unruffled! She travelled to Kenya in 1922 on the same ship as my mother, and she remained in the Kitale district until long after retiring. Sadly, when in her 70s, she was drowned at Mombasa while on holiday
CO 533/576 - Mentioned in trial of L.W. Churcher for murder of Mrs Sim in 1925 - Doctor
Gazette 10 Jan 1961 probate

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