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Offline Graham Whitehead

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Re: What was the saddest death in your Tree ?
« Reply #342 on: Wednesday 22 August 07 22:03 BST (UK) »
Death of my Irish great-great-great-grandfather's first wife who died in Coventry of an outbreak of asiatic cholera in 1849.  Closely followed by the death, also in Coventry, of my paternal great-great-grandfather of peritonitus and the DTs in 1859, his widow being pregnant at the time and the child born posthomously.She then married the farm shepherd and had four more children, making nine in all.  
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Re: What was the saddest death in your Tree ?
« Reply #343 on: Wednesday 22 August 07 22:15 BST (UK) »
We always believed my dad was an only child but I discovered that Grandma had a second son when my dad was about 6 years old.
He only lived for 8 months and he died in 1945 of 'Chronic Suppurative Bronchitis' which must have been just awful and so sad.
Dad's half-brother was never mentioned by Grandma or Dad.
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Re: What was the saddest death in your Tree ?
« Reply #344 on: Friday 24 August 07 13:26 BST (UK) »
Thats similar to my granddad. Just recently we found out he had a brother, Henry McCartney, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Corby Steelqorks, in 1946, aged just 15 :(
He was the last male we know of with the McCartney name. My granddad had all daughters, so unfortunately our branch of the McCartney family has died out with Henry :(

It seems this stuff is inevitable in any family tree. makes you relaise how lucky we are to even have got here :-\
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Re: What was the saddest death in your Tree ?
« Reply #345 on: Friday 24 August 07 21:53 BST (UK) »
Um .... er, wasn't there a McCartney who used to strum a bit with some mates in a place in Liverpool, wasn't it the Cavern, or something like that ?  Dunno what happened to him !  Probably poor, and down and out now !!


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