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Offline Smiley2

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Incapacitated
« on: Friday 14 August 20 10:13 BST (UK) »
My Great Uncle and his wife are both listed as incapacitated on the 1939 census. They were in their 70's. Does this just mean that they were unfit?

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Re: Incapacitated
« Reply #1 on: Friday 14 August 20 11:47 BST (UK) »
I think it more likely they were bed ridden, or not able move around without help.

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Re: Incapacitated
« Reply #2 on: Friday 14 August 20 11:53 BST (UK) »
Thank you… imagine that? Both bedridden at the same time!  ::)

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Re: Incapacitated
« Reply #3 on: Friday 14 August 20 12:24 BST (UK) »
Another thought, bearing in mind there was no NHS and many could not afford spectacles or huge hearing aids they may have been putting up with the perils of old age.

In their 70s then, they have both exceeded the average life expectancy at the time

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Re: Incapacitated
« Reply #4 on: Friday 14 August 20 20:21 BST (UK) »
Interesting.. thank you  :)