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Elizabeth Wright killed by ?? 1856
« on: Friday 07 October 16 14:48 BST (UK) »
Good Afternoon

I am hoping someone can read how Elizabeth Wright died in 1856, it looks like Electric something.

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Re: Elizabeth Wright killed by ?? 1856
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 October 16 14:51 BST (UK) »
Fluid?
Death instantaneous

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Re: Elizabeth Wright killed by ?? 1856
« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 October 16 14:55 BST (UK) »
Yes I agree with that too.
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Re: Elizabeth Wright killed by ?? 1856
« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 October 16 14:56 BST (UK) »
That is how I read it Amelia and Carol, but I am at a total loss as to what it means, and i cant think of anything that is similar. :-\

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Re: Elizabeth Wright killed by ?? 1856
« Reply #4 on: Friday 07 October 16 14:58 BST (UK) »
Mention of a house being damaged after being hit by " electric fluid " in a newspaper report of 1856.
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Re: Elizabeth Wright killed by ?? 1856
« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 October 16 14:59 BST (UK) »
My first thought was Pneumonia..as fluid builds up in the lungs....or drowning.
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Re: Elizabeth Wright killed by ?? 1856
« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 October 16 15:03 BST (UK) »
Looking at lots of mentions of electric fluid and looking at the context , I would say Lightening is a probability.
eg "The electric fluid came through the roof of the house" "inadvisable to stand under trees when there is electric fluid around"
Poor lady.

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Re: Elizabeth Wright killed by ?? 1856
« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 October 16 15:05 BST (UK) »
I googled and came across a description of what would be a bolt of lightening.

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Re: Elizabeth Wright killed by ?? 1856
« Reply #8 on: Friday 07 October 16 15:06 BST (UK) »
Strange isn't it.  What did 'electric' mean in the 1850s though? I wondered about lightening and a flood but that seems so obscure. Battery acid was another thought but my science certainly the history of it isn't good!