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Offline Nick29

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Re: Unusual causes of death
« Reply #45 on: Saturday 01 August 09 09:16 BST (UK) »
The newspaper report on the incident states that the lightning entered behind the right ear and exited via the windpipe, killing him immediately. He was just 15 years old.

You would expect to be safe in a church!

I have one ancestor who (along with 2 others) was struck by lightning (and killed) at a Church outdoor social event

Cause of death on his certificate is "Act of God"

Suz

Hmmm..... that reminds me of an old joke !  ;D

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Re: Unusual causes of death
« Reply #46 on: Saturday 01 August 09 20:07 BST (UK) »
Can you tell it Nick? or is it a bit "not RootsChatters"-I can`t bring one to mind but don`t you love the advert where the old couple get on the white knuckle ride thinking they are on a promenade bench-----"what kind of cheese was that?"Viktoria.

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Re: Unusual causes of death
« Reply #47 on: Monday 03 August 09 14:03 BST (UK) »
My grandfather had a cousin, William, who died at the age of 6, in 1902, from "Scalded leg resulting in convulsions after 15 days".  You cant imagine anyone today having this as the cause of death.

Two years later Williams father took his remaining children off to the USA leaving his wife behind in Scotland.  I wonder if he blamed his wife for his sons death.

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Re: Unusual causes of death
« Reply #48 on: Tuesday 04 August 09 16:28 BST (UK) »
Can you tell it Nick? or is it a bit "not RootsChatters"-I can`t bring one to mind but don`t you love the advert where the old couple get on the white knuckle ride thinking they are on a promenade bench-----"what kind of cheese was that?"Viktoria.

I don't think it's suitable outside of the "Totally Off Topic" forum  :)

RIP 1949-10th January 2013

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Re: Unusual causes of death
« Reply #49 on: Tuesday 04 August 09 19:15 BST (UK) »
Agnes Williams "died by scalding" aged 18months on Jan 2 1839
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Re: Unusual causes of death
« Reply #50 on: Tuesday 04 August 09 20:47 BST (UK) »
my granda died of a heart attack nothing strange about that but on the afternoon he died he was watching england play scotland (football) in 1976 the england goal keeper let the ball through his legs for scotland to score the docter who signed the death cert reckoned this may well have led to the heart attack.
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Re: Unusual causes of death
« Reply #51 on: Wednesday 05 August 09 10:05 BST (UK) »
 
We have a death cert for a boy of 3 whose death was caused through

'Accidental Death by drinking a quantity of boiling water from a tea kettle'

Can you imagine the parents distress?

Wendy :(
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Re: Unusual causes of death
« Reply #52 on: Wednesday 05 August 09 10:16 BST (UK) »
This isn't odd or unusual but I thought it was actually rather lovely -

a 5gtgrandmother who died in 1840, aged around 96, of "a gradual decay of nature"  :)

It would be nice to think that, should I ever live that long, I will be alowed to go gracefully like that!
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Re: Unusual causes of death
« Reply #53 on: Wednesday 05 August 09 10:47 BST (UK) »
Just been browsing a Welsh newspaper archives site and found ...

News, 06 June 1807 ... Richard Powell, a butcher, at Leominster,  "INCAUTIOUSLY PUT KNIFE IN POCKET & SAT ON IT"

Yes, apparently he died  :o
I live in Sydney, Australia, and I'm researching: Powell, Tatham, Dunbar, Dixon, Mackwood, Kinnear, Mitchell, Morgan, Delves, & Anderson