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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #108 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 22:03 GMT (UK) »
Falling into a furnace must be up there with the worst!

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #109 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 22:24 GMT (UK) »
I have one of a 5 week old baby who was accidently given an overdose of medicine by her mother.  Very sad!
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #110 on: Thursday 04 January 18 09:32 GMT (UK) »
"One of my ancestors died of "cancer of the vulva", which makes me cross my legs quite tightly".

It is something that you don't hear anything about, but a friend of mine has it.

Giggsy

I used to work for a consultant gynaecologist and he would probably have one patient a year with cancer of the vulva.  Nasty cancer, as far as I can remember part of the "cure" was to totally cut out any gynae part of the body, so even if cervix, uterus and ovaries were not affected, they went too as a precaution.

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #111 on: Thursday 04 January 18 10:50 GMT (UK) »
One from Stourbridge had a worker crawling into the vent below a glass furnace to look at a hot-spot & the roof gave way!

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #112 on: Thursday 04 January 18 11:31 GMT (UK) »
I was going through the burial registers for All Saints, Daresbury, and came across a strange entry for 12th September 1915.
"Legs of Charles William Roberts taken from canal at Keckwick other portion of Body Buried at Dunham Massey in Altrincham. Late of 2 Dobson St, Warrington".

Keckwick and Dunham Massey are about 15 miles apart. The Warrington Guardian gave the fuller story:

SOLDIER'S TRAGIC END
FOUND DROWNED IN BRIDGEWATER CANAL

The tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Charles William Roberts (35), a private in the Royal Engineers (West Lancashire Territorials), whose home was at 3 Robson-street, Warrington, were investigated by Mr. E.A. White (deputy coroner), at an inquest held at the Institute, Moore, on Saturday. The lower portion of the man's body was found in the Bridgewater Canal at Keckwick on September 8th.

Peter Jones, canal banksman, Pepper-street, Preston Brook, said on September 8th he received a report that the body was in the canal. He and P.C. Collier recovered the body and found that on the feet were a pair of soldier's boots and socks, though there was no other clothing. The body appeared to have been cut by the propeller of a steamer.
P.C. J.H. Hough, of Moore, also spoke to examining the body.
Police sergeant George Kingman, of Bowdon, near Altrincham, said the remains appeared to correspond with the upper part of a man's body found at Dunham Massey on September 6th. In that case an inquest was held at Altrincham by Mr. Yates, coroner. The body was not identified, and a verdict of "Found drowned" was returned.

"GOD BLESS MY CHILDREN"
Annie Roberts, wife of Charles William Roberts, said her husband enlisted two months ago, and was stationed at St. Helens. She last saw him alive on Wednesday, September 1st, at 5 a.m. when he went out of the bedroom. He had been an absentee since the previous Monday, and had been drinking heavily. He kissed the children, said "Good-bye", and went out. Her husband had lately been strange in his manner. He left the paper (produced) on which were the words "God bless my children." on the back kitchen table. The following Tuesday, an escort came for him, but he had not returned. She recognised her husband by a mark on his left leg, caused by his having been run over at one time. His boots, socks and cap (the latter having been found in another part of the canal) were just like her husband's. The photograph, taken in connection with the former inquest also resembled him. She was quite certain the body was that of her husband.
The jury recorded a verdict of "Found dead" and added that there was no evidence of the date, cause or place of his death.
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #113 on: Thursday 04 January 18 23:03 GMT (UK) »
My grandfathers nephew, Gibb McAughtrie, and many other relatives of mine, were involved in the Knockshinnoch Mining Disaster in the 1950's. (New Cumnock).  Some of them did not survive, but  Gibb was the first person to be brought to the surface during the rescue mission. Several miners died, including a number of my relatives who were involved in the drawn out rescue procedure.  One of them, Andrew Houston, lead the rescue team.  Another relative got the George medal!  Both my grandparents were born in New Cumnock, so there were a lot of my relatives from both sides whose lives were lost, or they were seriously injured.

I have a video of a film that was made about the rescue "The Brave Don't Cry", sent to me by a relative, I also have a book that was written about the Disaster, "Black Avalanche"!

https://newcumnockhistory.com/2015/09/14/knockshinnoch-the-rescued-men/
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #114 on: Friday 05 January 18 00:25 GMT (UK) »
One of my ancestors had a baby, registered it after the father's father, and then literally only a couple of days later her brother, her only sibling, was killed in a mining accident aged 18 (and was later blamed). The baby got re-registered naming him after the brother. It's the only amended birth cert I've got.

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« Reply #115 on: Friday 05 January 18 00:31 GMT (UK) »
My grandfathers nephew, Gibb McAughtrie, and many other relatives of mine, were involved in the Knockshinnoch Mining Disaster in the 1950's. (New Cumnock).  Some of them did not survive, but  Gibb was the first person to be brought to the surface during the rescue mission. Several miners died, including a number of my relatives who were involved in the drawn out rescue procedure.  One of them, Andrew Houston, lead the rescue team.  Another relative got the George medal!  Both my grandparents were born in New Cumnock, so there were a lot of my relatives from both sides whose lives were lost, or they were seriously injured.
My grandfather was a Procurator Fiscal and had to deal with the results of mining accidents. His bitter comment was that if you were to be killed, you should ensure you were killed in an accident with many deaths, because then there would be a big collection for your widow and the other widows.
Mining has never been safe: it's a good thing that there's less deep mining than there was.
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #116 on: Friday 05 January 18 01:13 GMT (UK) »
You're so right Graham Simons!  It's sad how many of my Scottish relatives have died or been seriously injured due to accidents while they were underground mining!  And several also dying of lung disease!   Although sometimes ugly, the opencast mines much be much safer for the miners!
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