Cause of Death?

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  1. kernowmaid

    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to prove that this is my gt grandad's Death Cert:
    1885 Thos VICKERS d.jpg
    Cyotitis Septiceameia?
    I understand Septicemia (blood poisoning?) ... but CYOTITIS?
    Or am I reading it wrong?

    NB: Middlesboro is the right place, and he was a Journeyman Bricklayer, but his age is wrong (he was born Aug 1831, so should be 53y).
    He re-married after my gt-gran died, but the name Harriet CHADFIELD means nothing to me.
    The only reference we have to his death is in a letter from HIS grand-daughter to her niece: "He died in an accident".
    I have scoured the papers, can't find any reports ... and have a suspicion that he "did a runner". But perhaps I misjudge him. Just can't find any other suitable deaths (this is the best out of 8!)

    Janae
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    I wonder if the word is cystitis.
     
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  3. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Cystitis Septicemia
    Septicemia caused by untreated urinary tract infection.
    How’s that for a trip to Dr Google?
     
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    Mmm ... yes, that's all Mr Google would give me.
    But the word CYOTITIS does crop up when you google - I just can't find a definition.

    Cystitis - nasty, but not something I'd associate with "an accident" ...
     
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  5. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    No help with the medical stuff, but have you looked for Harriet Chadfield in 1881 and 1891?
    It might just give you a clue.
     
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  6. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Just found a bit of info. Cyotitis being an STD or STI of the bladder caused by bacteria during........:rolleyes:
    So maybe it was an accident that he caught it in the first place.
    Another reference found is that it is associated with gonoreah. :oops:
     
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    In the original document it looked to me like Cystitis, but since the definitions you've found for Cyotitis (I've found them too) match the ones for Cystitis, I can't help wondering if they're the result of doctors' handwriting, poor transcription, or dodgy OCR - any or all of these. (There's also nothing for cyotitis in the dictionary.)

    Naturally there's a page about cystitis at Wikipedia -
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urinary_tract_infection
    According to this, Risk factors include female anatomy, ... (wot she said :rolleyes:), diabetes, obesity, and family history. :eek: :nailbiting:
     
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    It really does look like poor handwriting (not that mine is any better!) That would seem to make sense.

    Pat
     
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  9. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Either way the poor fellow died a miserable death :(
     
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    Harriet Chadfield, b 1833/4 , Ab Kettleby, Leics/Wymondom, Norfolk, Living in Linthorpe 1871/1881.

    If she was some sort of nurse/home help and not closely associated with the family she might have not known the age of Thomas and just made a guess when she reported his death.
     
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