[APG Public List] Cause of death question
jejoyce at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 24 17:35:56 MDT 2010
Hope one of you can solve this mystery.
I have found an ancestor's "sudden death" notice published in a Wisconsin
newspaper in 1853 that says: "It is supposed he died of a night-mare." I know
nightmares can be terrifying, but I am not aware of anyone actually perishing as
the result of one.
Does anyone know if nightmares could have really been considered a cause of
death back in the 1850s?
Janey E. Joyce in San Antonio, Texas
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