Research by Karen Lightowler tells us that Harry Pashley was one of the younger victims of the 1864 flood, having been born in 1854. He was buried at Wardsend on the 24th April 1864. Given that the flood was 11-12th March, this tells us Harry likely succumbed to his injuries fairly quickly.
Harry’s father not only lost his son in the flood, but property too. His claim, which included property damage and funeral expenses, amounted to £16 6s. He received only £5, on April 19th 1865
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Lightowler, K., Sheffield Flood: The Aftermath, 2007, p.119.
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