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The Common Room / Re: Medical question: myocardial degeneration and paralysis
« on: Monday 03 January 22 08:04 GMT (UK)  »
 ;) ;D :'(

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The Common Room / Re: Medical question: myocardial degeneration and paralysis
« on: Sunday 02 January 22 18:01 GMT (UK)  »
Yes indeed, a terrible disease.

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The Common Room / Re: Medical question: myocardial degeneration and paralysis
« on: Sunday 02 January 22 14:36 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Viktoria, he (the son) did suffer from convulsions! Hmmm ... I have no information on the facial malformation and have been unable to find any photographs of any of the family. Interesting!

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The Common Room / Re: Medical question: myocardial degeneration and paralysis
« on: Sunday 02 January 22 12:48 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Annie and Viktoria!
Thank you both for your contributions. I am sure Annie that you are right about the link between heart issues and a stroke, seems very plausible.
However Viktoria has opened a whole new line of speculation with her suggestion about syphilis. It may or not be relevant that George's youngest son was diagnosed with syphilis in the 1920s! I have seen his medical records however and there is no mention of the characteristic physical signs of inherited syphilis, which were of course well understood and recognised by that time. The doctor's opinion was that he had contracted it during military service. But still, makes one wonder ...

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Flintshire / Re: Flintshire -- probate but no death record
« on: Sunday 02 January 22 11:46 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, just to clarify this one -- yes, plenty of evidence on her husband Oscar and her son Alan. I also now have her death certificate. Many thanks to all for commenting.

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The Common Room / Re: Medical question: myocardial degeneration and paralysis
« on: Sunday 02 January 22 11:45 GMT (UK)  »
Hi MaidenStone, he was 63 and an obituary states that he had been 'in failing health' for three years before his death. Perhaps surprisingly, it doesn't mention paralysis. There is also no mention of his having suffered an accident which might have caused paralysis. End of the line on this one I think, many thanks to all contributors.


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The Common Room / Re: Help me find the Collyers!
« on: Sunday 02 January 22 11:41 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for these extra comments!

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United States of America / Re: Francis Oakley Wodehouse of Monmouth, New Jersey
« on: Wednesday 29 December 21 11:00 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there Sugarbakers, thank you so much for your unexpected but clearly definitive answer to Francis Wodehouse's employment. It sounds as though he did the best out of six brothers.

Their family had been extremely wealthy, or at least enjoyed a very lavish lifestyle, but it appears that by 1912 things were getting difficult. Not only did Francis emigrate to America in that year, but another brother emigrated to Australia, where he worked as a 'station hand' for the rest of his life. One brother was killed in the war: the two who remained in England became a motor mechanic and a conman respectively. Not the careers one would have anticipated from their luxurious upbringing.

My interest in the family arises from Charles (the conman) who will be one of three case studies examined in a talk I'm currently preparing entitled 'Officers in Trouble: in the dock in the 1920s'. My area of academic interest is the impact of WW1 on servicemen and their families.

Thanks again for your help and best wishes for the New Year. 

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