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Most amusing.....Cause of death

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Unknown

Unknown Report 4 Sep 2004 23:21

I wonder how he managed to get hit by the cart if he was supposed to be driving it?

Pat

Pat Report 5 Sep 2004 03:35

The mind boggles!!!!! Imagine 100 years from now someone will log on to deaths in 2004 what will they come up with ????? Pat x

Denise

Denise Report 5 Sep 2004 14:42

One from the good old bonnie colne book, died of 'lunatick'

Kim

Kim Report 5 Sep 2004 15:05

Don't know whether these are amusing or gruesome, but they are father and son "Blood poisoning after removal of the Tongue for Epithelioma." (no wonder the family didn't like hospital)and his son died of "Failure of respiration due to bronchitis and acute congestion of left lung with oedema of both lungs accelerated by administration of chloroform and ether mixture for necessary operation AND FROM MISADVENTURE ! Put the widows off ever having any operations I would think! Kim

Unknown

Unknown Report 5 Sep 2004 17:10

Looking at this thread has brought a few laughs, but I suspect that "Death by teeth" is probably that their teeth were so rotten that they were poisoned by them. I had a couple of 2nd ggrands who both died of Pthisis which seems to be some form of pneumonia. Hardly surprising as they lived at Cold Bath Street, Greenwich. Lol Jim

Unknown

Unknown Report 5 Sep 2004 17:12

Phthisis is an old-fashioned term for tuberculosis of the lungs. Just be careful none of you dies laughing! nell

Kim

Kim Report 5 Sep 2004 17:12

pthsisis I always thought was some sort of wasting disease like TB? Kim

Maureen

Maureen Report 5 Sep 2004 17:47

Nudge it has given me a good laugh shouldn't but did

John

John Report 5 Sep 2004 18:58

Hi All Here's one which I think is sad but nice. On a visit to an Aunt of mine who lived in warden assisted housing. Neighbours who were celebrating there diamond wedding anniversary, both the wife & husband died after the celebrations. Now that's what I say is a nice way to go. ( I know what some of you could be thinking, keep your thoughts yourself PLEASE !!) Regards J.C

Unknown

Unknown Report 5 Sep 2004 19:06

I thought phthisis'd is what you became after a heavy drinking session

Carole

Carole Report 5 Sep 2004 19:06

I don't know what you could possibly mean, J.C! Maybe they'd had a head of lettuce at their celebration party, or too many pies - they weren't in Tilbury were they? Carole

Carole

Carole Report 5 Sep 2004 19:10

Lyla, maybe that is what happened to the couple celebrating their wedding anniversary..

John

John Report 5 Sep 2004 19:26

Carole, I don't really mean anything by it. I'd blame the person who gave the couple there last stiff drink , and I'll say no more on that !!. J.C.

Helen

Helen Report 5 Sep 2004 20:32

I have a rellie who was a miner. As he died quite young (40) I decided to get his DC to see if he'd died in a mining accident. The cert says ' Accidently killed by a pit prop striking against his jaw whilst engaged in knocking out a small prop to let down coal, the coal falling on the far end of the prop & forcing the near end up against his jaw.' Not funny, I know, but it makes a change from phtisis and pertrussis. One of my hubby's ancestors was a licensed victualler who died of the DT - his wife died a month later of 'natural causes'. Helen

John

John Report 5 Sep 2004 21:03

Went quiet for a while then. Hope I have not affended anyone, just my sense of humour I'm afraid! J.C.

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 5 Sep 2004 22:28

the cause of death for one of hubbys rellies was diarrhea exhaustion!!! lol i can just imagine him sitting on the loo and gradually deflating lmao also another one was softening of the brain....(im sure thats hereditary)lol susie

Unknown

Unknown Report 6 Sep 2004 08:19

A 4xGrangfather died from Old Age - he was forty Two. Blooming eck, mind you he probably looked older after producing 19 kiddies and wed 4 wives - the little devil. Lin

Unknown

Unknown Report 6 Sep 2004 09:41

Lin - wonder if he knew my gt granda - he was the same! lol

Lynne

Lynne Report 6 Sep 2004 12:51

Nothing to do with an ancestor but I heard a funny one on the radio the other day. Two men found dead in a prison cell. The newsreader said, "It's suspected that it was either a suicide pact or that one hanged himself then killed himself" LOL!! Lynne

Diane

Diane Report 6 Sep 2004 13:22

I don't usually look at the Tips board but I think will from now on, this is the funniest thread I've ever read. Just one question, one of the earlier messages mentioned "Debility a few hours" - does anyone know what that means. Di