Definitions of medical terminology that you might find on death certificates.
|Puerperal exhaustion - Death due to child birth
Phthiriasis - Lice infestation
Phthisis - Chronic wasting away or a name for tuberculosis
Plague - An acute febrile highly infectious disease with a high fatality rate
Pleurisy - Any pain in the chest area with each breath
Podagra - Gout
Poliomyelitis - PolioPotter's asthma - Fibroid pthisis - Pott's disease - Tuberculosis of spine
Puerperal exhaustion - Death due to childbirth
Puerperal fever - Elevated temperature after giving birth to an infant
Puking fever - Milk sickness
Putrid fever - Diphtheria.
Quinsy - Tonsillitis.
Remitting fever - Malaria
Sanguineous crust - Scab
|Scrumpox - Skin disease, impetigo
Scurvy - Lack of vitamin C. Symptoms of weakness, spongy gums and hemorrhages under skin
Septicemia - Blood poisoning
Shakes - Delirium tremens
Shaking - Chills, ague
Shingles - Viral disease with skin blisters
Ship fever - Typhus
Siriasis - Inflammation of the brain due to sun exposure
Sloes - Milk sickness
Small pox - Contagious disease with fever and blisters
Softening of brain - Result of stroke or hemorrhage in the brain, with an end result of the tissue softening in that area
Sore throat distemper - Diphtheria or quinsy
Spanish influenza - Epidemic influenza
Spasms - Sudden involuntary contraction of muscle or group of muscles, like a convulsion
Spina bifida - Deformity of spine
Spotted fever - Either typhus or meningitis
Sprue - Tropical disease characterized by intestinal disorders and sore throat
St. Anthony's fire - Also erysipelas, but named so because of affected skin areas are bright red in appearance
St. Vitas dance - Ceaseless occurrence of rapid complex jerking movements performed involuntary
Stomatitis - Inflammation of the mouth
Stranger's fever - Yellow fever
Strangery - Rupture
Sudor anglicus - Sweating sickness
Summer complaint - Diarrhea, usually in infants caused by spoiled milk
Sunstroke - Uncontrolled elevation of body temperature due to environment heat. Lack of sodium in the body is a predisposing cause
to be continued in the next issue
AN ACCOUNT OF AN ITEINERATE FEMALE MINISTER
IN THE LATE 1700’sCharity Wright, dau. of John & Rachel (Wells), was born 11th mo. (Jan) 13, 1744/45, nr Monocacy Creek, Prince George Co., MD. Charity mar. abt. 11th mo. (Jan) 1762/63, Wateree MH, Newberry Co., SC., Isaac Cook, son of Thomas & Mary (Underwood). Isaac was born 1743, Warrington, York Co., PA. Isaac died Jan. 15, 1820, Silver Creek, Union Co., IN and was buried in Silver Creek FBG, same county. Charity died Nov. 13, 1822, Caesars Creek, Clinton Co., OH and was buried in Caesars Creek FBG, Warren Co., OH. Isaac & Charity had eleven children.
Charity was 27 when she began her ministerial career. It lasted forty-four years covering most Friends meetings on both sides of the Atlantic. In October 1797, Charity sailed to England and Europe and was away for five and a half years, her longest time away. During these times Isaac seems to have raised the family on his own in Bush River, Newberry Co., SC until 1805. After forty-three years at Bush River they moved to Clinton Co., OH. As the older children matured, I'm sure they helped with the younger ones. However, early on, Isaac was on his own.
During the first decade of Charity's traveling, Isaac Cook's responsibilities as the home keeping partner of an itinerant minister were perhaps the heaviest he experienced in Charity's absences. When she left home for the first trip to Georgia, Ruth the seventh child was only three months old. Since Joseph, the oldest child was twelve years old, and Sarah, the oldest daughter, was only ten, Isaac could expect little assistance from his older children in the care of the baby. So, during the three or four weeks of Charity's absence, Isaac had the full responsibility, and he must have met it satisfactorily. -- Charity Cook - A Liberated Woman, pg. 47, Algie I. Newlin, 1981
Charity's travels also had their moments; 1797
For one month and five days the storm-battered ship, with its cargo and tortured passengers, pushed its way through the rough seas from New York to Liverpool. Seasickness, the inevitable result of travel through stormy seas, kept two of the women in their little dark compartments most of the way across the sea. Charity was not one of them; she was the best sailor of the Quaker group. As if these burdens were not enough for one voyage, the Severn was boarded twice by men from war vessels, one French and one British; and once, rough men from a French privateer boarded her.
Martha Routh's account of the voyage seems a constant roll call of misery and danger. Four days out, she reported that ...we were somewhat alarmed by the appearance of a frigate ...which chased us and fired several times, so the captain lay to ...The captain came on board, examined the ship's papers, and then returned to his own vessel." A band of rough sailors often made it impossible for these Quaker ministers to have meetings for worship.
J. Wigham is nearly surrounded by (these) sons of folly. (They). . . appear to have as little claim on Christianity as most I have met with. Dear Mary Swett has given them a little counsel, once or twice, which seems to have had no other effect than to raise ridicule.
October 29, was First Day, and the Friends assembled for worship. The "sons of folly" tried to take over. Mary Swett did her best to quiet them, and "soon after, dear Charity Cook appeared in solemn and reaching supplication: she also had something further in close testimony during which time they were quiet."
-- Charity Cook - A Liberated Woman, pgs. 66-67, Algie I. Newlin, 1981
Bob Cooke 2nd source - The Ancestry of Allen Grinnell Cleaver and Martha Irene Jessup -- 172 Allied Families --, William Jessup Cleaver, 1989
AGE OF LEGAL ACTION
This applies to VA I know, but I would bet that it also applies to NC.
18 years female
From The Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessee's last widow of Civil War veteran dies at 93
By staff reporters
January 19, 2003 Gertrude Janeway, Tennessee's last known widow of a Civil War veteran, died Friday. She was 93. Mrs. Janeway was a founding member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Knoxville, and was an honorary member of the Daughters and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. On June 9, 1927, a month shy of her 18th birthday, she married John Janeway, a Grainger County man who left home in 1864 to join the Union Army. Two months after enlisting, Mr. Janeway, who went by the name John January during his stint with the army, was captured in a battle against Confederate soldiers near Macon, Ga. After being paroled, he rejoined his unit until the war ended four months later. He died in 1937. Mrs. Janeway, who was profiled in a 1998 News-Sentinel story, has been receiving a $70 monthly Civil War pension check since then. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge. Funeral services will follow, with the Rev. Leonard Goins officiating. Burial will be held 11 .am. Monday at the New Corinth Cemetery.Now, isn’t this amazing? (ag)
JAMES H. CRYE
Posted: Tuesday, Dec 30, 2003 - 08:35:57 am PST
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 2, 2003 at 2 p.m. at 9988 Broadway (Broadway Garage) in Live Oak, CA for James H. Crye, 77. He died Saturday, December 27, 2003. He was born April 10, 1927.
In previous issues of this publication I began a discussion of the children of John and Catherine Shimmin Crye. I have been trying to complete sharing information on this family so this article is continued from the previous issue. In John’s will he lists his children as William, David, John, James, Isabella, Sarah, Catherine, and Margaret. An additional son Hugh has been identified to me by LDS researchers but was not mentioned in the will.
Jonathan (John, William) Crye is first mentioned in William Crye’s Rev War Pension declaration. (See Issue 1 Vol. 1). Jonathan’s birth was given as September 7, 1806 in North Carolina. Jonathan married Edith L. Ayers/Pierce.
When I am all alone and lonely,
How I long for words of encouragement,
Oh, how my heart is yearning, longing,
Yes, there is one who cares for me
Yes, I know he loves me and cares for me
Written by A.W. Crye
AdaWatt Crye was born March 4, 1882 in Dresden, Navarro County TX. He was the fourth child of the nine born to Henry Clay Crye and Martha Emiline Snider. He was married April 18, 1909 to Alcinder Atha Armentia Taylor, the sixth child of Joseph W. Taylor and Alcinder Metie Hambright of Upsher Co., TX
AdaWatt and Alcie began married life in Glencove, Coleman Co., TX, in a little one room “shanty.” Their first child was born while they lived there. Times were difficult, no doubt, for this young family. Perhaps it was during these hard times that AdaWatt’s frugal ways, which stayed with him all his life, were reinforced.
In about 1916-17 they moved to the small “Pearce Place” about 6 to 8 miles from town where they share-cropped for a living.
It was in 1918-19 that they moved to Pearce’s larger acreage about 1/2 mile from the first. This house was a crude 3 room, clap-board lumber house. They made a ”bumper crop” in 1925 and with their new found wealth, AdaWatt bought his first car, a new Model T. Ford. He drove it home from Coleman, and when he came to the gate, he learned that it too had a mind of it’s own. It simply refused to halt when he hollered, “woooo!!! That was the first time they knew that Atha’s head was harder than the windshield. Earl was parked in the back seat, so I guess that was about the first time he got his mouth bloodied. It was while they lived on the Pearce place that Atha was bitten by a rattle-snake. She almost succumbed from this unfortunate occurrence. That is probably what prompted AdaWatt to wage war on the serpents. He would go over to the rattle-snake den on the Overall Ranch, which bordered their place, and kill the reptiles.
It was after they bought the car in 1925 that they moved to the Red Bank Community. They were very ‘modern’ with their two class rooms, and the fifth grade through the highest grade they had, was in the other one. AdaWatt leased the 300/400 acres where he raised cotton, grain, Johnson grass, and he raised “cane” with the kids. The house was about 1/4 mile off the road, sheltered by a big cliff.
It was in the fall of 1927-28, that the Crye family moved to Santa Anna. He leased this place, as well, and farmed another 200 acres about 1/2 mile away. This house was located in front of the western end of Santa Anna Mountain. The stone portion is now a historical site about 2 or 3 miles from Santa Anna on the Coleman Hwy. “Fortune was smiling on them”, for their thrifty ways made it possible for them to buy their second new car, a Model A. Ford.
It was about 1929 they leased the “Brinike place” in the Plainview school district which was between Santa Anna and Red Bank. The place had about 400 acres which they farmed. He also ran about 10/20 head of cattle on this place as well. While many people all over the country were near starvation, AdaWatt was raising a garden and orchard. He put an irrigation pump at the creek and raised more than they could eat. Those who were less fortunate canned food on the halves.
It was in about 1936-37 that they bought the Johnnie Brandon farm at Red Bank. This 200 acres and house were situated about one mile from where the first Red Bank house was that they lived in previously.
They sold that acreage, and bought the Goldbusk place about 1938-39. This farm had about 250 acres. A water tank was located near the house from which they drew their culinary water.
It was about 1940 on a Sunday morning when tragedy struck. AdaWatt and the children were in church, and Alcie was preparing to cook dinner on the kerosene cook-stove. It caught fire and quickly razed the dwelling. Alcie managed to drag out of the flames her prized possessions in the old trunk. Earl and Bailey had “pooled” their money and bought a round oak table for $5.00 for their mother. She managed to get it on its side and roll it out the door.to be continued in the next issue
Would you have any info on a Sarah Catherine or Catherine Sarah Crye B:1865/1870 in Indiana or Ohio?? (some research shows Indiana and some shows Ohio) She Married Jackson Culver and they had a son named John Carl Culver - he was born in Midland, Michigan in 1885 and they also had a daughter named Annie born in 1888 and it shows two different born places IN. and OH. After that my research shows that Sarah may have died ?? Where?? Jackson went on to remarry (Mary) and they had other children. If any info please reply - Thank You
How could I get copies of the Crye/Cry Newsletter? Would you have any info on a Sarah Catherine Crye/Cry or Catherine Sarah B:1865/1870 in Indiana or Ohio (research shows different places) she married Jackson Culver and they had a son named John Carl Culver B: May 1885 in Midland, Michigan and a daughter named Ann/Annie but records shows that Annie was born 1888 in Indiana or Ohio??? Sarah/Catherine may have died shortly after born of Annie -- Jackson remarried (Mary) and went on to have other children???? Any info may be helpful. Thank You. Please let me know how I can get copies of the Crye/Cry newsletter.
The info that I have is John Carl Culver B: May 1885 in Midland, Midland Co, MI - Died ??? (I'm told at 34/39 yrs old in IL) leaving wife Carrie V. Courtright B:1885, Greenville, Montcalm Co., MI, (her parents being Emanuel Courtright and Sarah J. Mountain) and children. John Culver was the son of Jackson Culver B: Apr 1852, Bay County, MI - D: Dec 1938, Montcalm Co., MI - Jackson was first married to Sarah Catherine (or Catherine Sarah) Crye and they had 2 children - John and Anna/Annie - I take it that maybe Sarah died just after the birth of Anna. Recorder shows that Jackson then married a Mary and had other children (Grant, Maud, Jennie, Rosella and Adelbert) Not sure if this is any of the some family or not??????
Thank you for the reply of your find of a Matilda E Crye. The time doesn't work for me as my grandfather, the son of the Matildia and William I am looking for was born 1899 in Edgerton, Indiana. But there was something I found interesting and that was the Paulding, OH. as this is where I believe my greatgrandfather, William Harrison Wheeler was born. If anyone out there could help me out I would really appreciate it. The Crye newsletter sounds very interesting and I would like to read what you have. My mothers brother mentions a Crye gathering he attended around 1948 or 1950 either in MI or in Indiana, mother also says Matildia Wheeler owned a restaurant in Flint, MI and later sold it to her daughter-in-law Rose Wheeler.