Ancestor’s Anniversary – George W Lynn


This will be a brief post as there is no obituary, no picture and no tombstone.  George W Lynn was born to Harry Alfred Lynn and Clara Irene (McIntyre) Lynn on May 2, 1921.  On October 3, 1921, young George died in Shamokin from Cholera Infantum.  He is buried in Shamokin Cemetery with his parents though his grave does not contain a tombstone.  Cousin George would have been 92 today had he lived.

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  1. Whew, I’m surprised by the cause of death. Today you almost never hear of anyone in Pennsylvania dying from cholera. Somethings have definitely changed for the better.


  2. I hear that; definitely not the way I want to go. Though I love looking at causes of death, I am grateful for the advancements that have been made over the past 100 years. My ancestors were hit particularly hard during the 1918 Influenza outbreak and here we are not quite a century later and most people look at influenza as a nuisance and not something that they and their children could die from.


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