28 September 2014

Sunday's Obituary: Carrie B. Still

Carrie B. Still passed away when she was just 15 years old. She was one of four children of William H. and Isabel McCorkel Still. They lived in Modena, Chester County.Her obituary reads:Miss Carrie B. Still died at her home in Modena on Monday evening after a brief illness. She was only 15 years of age. Her remains will be laid away to rest tomorrow at Hephzibah.Another funeral announcement reads:STILL - At Modena on Monday evening July 30th, 1894, Carrie B. Still in the 15th year of her age. Funeral on Thursday, August 2d. Meet at the house at 10 o'clock. Internment at Hephzibah. Services at the church.
Another paper, dated 4 August 1894, announced her death briefly. It read:STILL - In Modena on July 30th, Carrie B., daughter of William and Isabel Still, in her 15th year.Her father William was the son of David and Agnes Armstrong Still. David was the son of Margaret Still, my 4th great grandmother. According to the Death Register of the Chester County Archives, Carrie was 14 and lived in East Fallowfield. She died on 30 July 1894 of cholera morbus. Cholera morbus is an antiquated medical term which referred to acute gastroenteritis. It occurred in summer or autumn and was characterized by severe cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. Sunday's Obituary is a GeneaBloggers prompt encouraging bloggers to post obituaries along with other information about that person.
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