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Title: Death Registration for Captain William Marr Crawford
Post by: Naizam on Thursday 15 October 20 03:56 BST (UK)
Good evening,

Looking for help with a couple of items on this record:

Cause of Death 2: Coronary Occlusion and ____________

and

Manner of Injury: Mr. Marr Crawford fell down the stairs of the Vancouver Club and was ________________________________

Please and thanks :)
Title: Re: Death Registration for Captain William Marr Crawford
Post by: Mckha489 on Thursday 15 October 20 03:57 BST (UK)
Coronary Occlusion and Stenosis

I think the first line says

This man collapsed & fell (etc as you have it)

Pronounced dead at Y F(?) ..............
(As above)


Sorry, canít figure out that last bit, is there a hospital or something of a name that looks that shape?
Title: Re: Death Registration for Captain William Marr Crawford
Post by: bbart on Thursday 15 October 20 07:04 BST (UK)
Cause of death
1 Myocardial Degeneration
2. Coronary occlusion
and sclerosis
3.Concussion of Brain
4. Laceration of scalp

Manner of injury  This man collapsed o(r) fell down the
stairs of the Vancouver Club & was
pronounced dead at N.V. ??? Hosp(?)

IF it is N.V. (North Vancouver) at that time the hospital was NV General (now called Lions Gate Hospital), but it doesn't say "General". Odd that he would have been taken to North Van anyways.  However, at the top of the form, it should say where he was pronounced, above his usual address. It was registered in Vancouver, not North Vancouver, so N.V. might be totally wrong!


Edit:
Here's a link to the Vancouver 1942 directory.  I'm not finding anything that would fit, but my eyes aren't what they used to be!

https://bccd.vpl.ca/index.php/browse/title/1942/British_Columbia_and_Yukon_Directory

On the left, select Classified Business Directory, then click the H option (2 above "Hot") to get to the list of hospitals.

Title: Re: Death Registration for Captain William Marr Crawford
Post by: Naizam on Saturday 17 October 20 19:59 BST (UK)
My thanks to you both!.