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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #117 on: Friday 05 January 18 04:35 GMT (UK) »
I have a chap in my "tree" died due to a large cask falling onto his head causing a fracture of the skull: duration was 3 hours in Tayport Scotland. Poor chap what suffering he must had gone through.

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« Reply #118 on: Friday 05 January 18 13:31 GMT (UK) »
I have ancestors from County Durham and a few of them died in mining accidents. One of them was hit by a falling stone aged 15 in 1872. I went to Beamish a few years back and we did a tour of the mines. If a stone fell today, the family would drag the mining company through every court in the land.
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« Reply #119 on: Friday 05 January 18 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Diarrhoea.  Can't have been pleasant for the child or the family.  Age 14 months, his mother was newly pregnant with her next child.  I suspect the infant was intolerant of cow's milk.

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #120 on: Friday 05 January 18 18:29 GMT (UK) »
My grandmother had a terrible time in 1915/1916.

A brother died on 6/9/1915 aged 7 from Typhoid Fever.
On 29/11/1915 she gave birth to her second son.
Another brother died on 28/2/1916 aged 15 from Lumbar Pheumonia.
On 6/10/1916 her baby son died of Gastro Enteritis and Meningitis.

At the time of her second baby's death she was 5 months pregnant with her third son -my dad.

During these years her husband - my grandad - was serving in the Royal Navy.

I have attached the only photo of baby John.

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #121 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 05:37 GMT (UK) »
I have one that says "crushed between 2 railway carriages" which I think must have been especially awful for the witnesses.

Then there's one  I find intriguing "In a well, whilst in a state of weakness".
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« Reply #122 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 10:22 GMT (UK) »
I MAY have posted this link before? If not, there is plenty here to 'amuse' you ghoulish people!  :o

Gloucester Inquests from Gloucester Journal 1722-1838.

http://www.genebug.net/glsinquests.htm

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thanks for this , was up till midnight reading it, and still only about quarter of the way through :)
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« Reply #123 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 10:58 GMT (UK) »
I have a brother and sister who, within a couple of years of each other, died in the same house after falling into a fire. They were not discovered for a few hours afterwards. On a more modern note a local shop had a problem with an unpleasant smell. The cause was soon located when the ductwork was dismantled and a body fell out. It turned out the shop had been having trouble with unexplained thefts and it turned out a pair had been targeting the shop through the ductwork. Unfortunately one night one of them had taken a wrong turn and become stuck, the other took panic and fled leaving his companion behind.

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« Reply #124 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 14:49 GMT (UK) »
fallingonabruise, that's fascinating! Wish I could find one for Lancashire areas! thank you.
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« Reply #125 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 16:11 GMT (UK) »
I was helping OH with research on railway employees working in the Wimborne area of Dorset, when I came cross a newspaper article about one of the station master Chapness William Edwards.
I was always fascinated by his name and why he died in 1888 at only the age of 42 unmarried

The article - Sad Death of a Bridegroom

The mutilated body of Mr C W Edwards, the Wimborne Stationmaster, was found near Wimborne Station on Thursday.(Other reports refer to part of his head being found 26 metres away from his body)  He had been run over by a passenger train the night before.  It was more sad because the stationmaster was to be married today 

I would love to know who the poor man was to marry