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Offline Joyful

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #27 on: Friday 22 May 15 22:48 BST (UK) »
My GG/Grandfather tried to commit suicide by cutting his throat, he had cancer of

the rectum and the pain was too much for him. It took him two days to die...poor man :'( :(

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 23 May 15 03:59 BST (UK) »
One of my Blue family died aged 27.
Cause of death (on certificate): Fell down stairs while drunk

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 23 May 15 12:01 BST (UK) »
My greatgrandfathers brother fell out of a window and impailed himself on a fence.... NY Times (1923)

And what about children being scalded to death. How did that happen?
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 23 May 15 12:14 BST (UK) »
Children scald themselves on a regular basis even these days.
How does it happen?
A saucepan on the stove, with the handle pointing out, child grabs handle, resultant scald.

OR
the house's HWS is set too high.  What an adult can stand as a hot shower can scald a young child.

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #31 on: Saturday 23 May 15 12:16 BST (UK) »
This is how my great great grandmother died. The unpleasant part is she was in an asylum at the time with no family at hand.

SCOTLAND: Wardlaw Steen/Stein Tweedie McBride McEwan Pate/Peat Brown Somerville Bishop Farier/Ferrier Wood  Torrance Gibb Ross Dunlop Downs Richardson Ramsey Story Snaddon/Sneddon Auld Allan McLean McInnes Mason Law Lawson Kerr Cockburn Christie Ballingall Wardrope Weir Wallace Scott.
IRELAND: Welsh Clifford Lee Allingham Keane Dale Robinson Greer McVey Bingham Skelton Carson Broomfield Clark McEwan/McKeown McCreary McLaughlan.
YORKSHIRE: Cudworth Smith Cope Coulton Hainsworth

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 23 May 15 12:20 BST (UK) »
Seoras:

Did she just fall over and die?
Keane (Westmeath)
Ledwith (Longford/Westmeath)
Gray (Sligo)
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Frost (Suffolk)
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Mineard/Maynard/Mainard/ Maynord (Wiltshire/Monmouthshire)

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 23 May 15 12:22 BST (UK) »
Sounds like a heart attack or stroke. Nice quick death though!
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 23 May 15 12:32 BST (UK) »
Hi Erin and Groom. I have a lot of info on her thanks to an RCer who very kindly went along to the Archives at Stirling Uni. She had been in this asylum for 12 years. She had also been in one in Edinburgh previously. She had tried to kill two of her children as she thought that they had been replaced by cats ???. I know, it beggars belief but I have it in writing from the Procurator Fiscal who states that she must never be released without he was consulted. She had a child very late and I wonder if a severe form of post natal depression could have been involved.

As to the death. Two days before she was described as so stout that her heartbeat couldn't be heard, or pulse felt. Cause of death was heart failure and at the time she was sitting talking and just went.

PS. She wasn't the wife of my GG grandfather in my avatar. That is a different family and equally tragic at times.
SCOTLAND: Wardlaw Steen/Stein Tweedie McBride McEwan Pate/Peat Brown Somerville Bishop Farier/Ferrier Wood  Torrance Gibb Ross Dunlop Downs Richardson Ramsey Story Snaddon/Sneddon Auld Allan McLean McInnes Mason Law Lawson Kerr Cockburn Christie Ballingall Wardrope Weir Wallace Scott.
IRELAND: Welsh Clifford Lee Allingham Keane Dale Robinson Greer McVey Bingham Skelton Carson Broomfield Clark McEwan/McKeown McCreary McLaughlan.
YORKSHIRE: Cudworth Smith Cope Coulton Hainsworth

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 23 May 15 12:37 BST (UK) »
Ok.... Its just that my grandmother and great grandmother died that way too.

My grandmother said she felt ill and needed a coffee and when they came out of the kitchen she was dead.

Great grandmother just talking and boom.... Fell over dead.

As no autopsy was done, its been a bit of a family mystery.
Keane (Westmeath)
Ledwith (Longford/Westmeath)
Gray (Sligo)
Eustace (Louth)
Frost (Suffolk)
Farrar (Yorkshire)
La Favor/Lefebvre (Quebec)
Mineard/Maynard/Mainard/ Maynord (Wiltshire/Monmouthshire)