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Old 01-07-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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My great-great-grandmother was run over by a train. She was a midwife, hurrying to someone's house, and tried to crawl under a stopped freight train. I guess she got stuck or something, and she was run over.

Some of my distant relatives (um, relatively speaking--I could figure out how we're related without too much trouble, but they are distant enough that I have never met them and don't know their names) were killed in a tornado some years ago. I think they were out in their car, tried to seek shelter, and most of them were killed.

I worked with a woman who accidentally ran herself over with her own truck. She got out to shut her garage but forgot to put the truck in park. It rolled backwards, knocking her over and killing her.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:49 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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That's a good argument to have an automatic garage door!
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I was looking for a relative in a mortality index and came upon a woman who died of apoplexy. Which medically is bleeding.

Thought that was weird...

A great great great grandfather died as a prisoner of war in Camp Lawton in Millen GA. On Halloween day, 1864....
I've come across apoplexy quite a few times. I'm not entirely sure what it means, because I think it was sometimes used for different things. I thought it meant a stroke.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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I always thought apoplexy was a seizure. According to several online dictionaries, it's a stroke.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:00 PM
 
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try reading a death record in which a US Army surgeon wrote on a Civil war death certificate the cause was "sickness from the peninsula"......... in reality? It was dysentery.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: NJ
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my fathers uncles aunt's sister which would make it his great aunt died of funitis from being at the local chuckie cheese playing in the ball pit. It was an overload from attending the mall before hand. there was a few other close calls of funitis that day. other terms would be joyopoly and happytitis F (for fun)
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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On my mothers side, a mother killed her son with an axe and a brother killed his sister with an axe, they were closely related...cousins of some sort. On my fathers side there was a woman who was burned at the stake for being accused of being a witch. It was in the early 1600s, I would have to go to Sweden to find out who.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:48 AM
 
Location: New Jerusalem
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I too have suffered from Happytitis F (for fun) and let me tell you after 2 years in intensive care and not being able to pee on my own I will never return to IHOP's Party room on a Thursday morning...
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Not unusual, but picturesque. A relative died in the Civil War. The record said, "lost in wilderness, supposed a died."
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Accident - Runaway Team horses resulting in fractured skull
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