Modern technology, science, medicine and other parts of the whole that when combined makes up life inside the USA of today have changed a lot over the years.
It wasn’t long ago that medical problems handled well by today’s doctors could be a death sentence.
The increasing average life expectancy offers proof as does the lower rates of infant deaths of today compared to the past.
However, death is a mere one heartbeat away if the heart stops beating.
Thud. Splat. And there you lay. Dead. And all those present will likely start a near-riot as they struggle to get closer to get the best pics or video that will soom appear on Facebook or YouTube.
When I keel over and it is in public I will do my best to convulse valiantly and scream and groan in mortal agony. I want to put on the best show possible. Vote my dying up if those last moments reach the Web.
While researching the family history I found thise entry on Find-a-Grave”
Zina Mae Parry
Birth: 1901 Death: 1911
The community was shocked Sunday to learn of the sudden death of little Zina Parry, daughter of the late Edward Parry. Since the death of her mother about a year ago little Zina and her brother had made their home with Mrs. Mary Zielian, an aunt. The child was bedfast only a day but had not been feeling well for some time. When a physician was called it was found that she had diabetes and typhoid fever, both in acute form. She would have been eleven years old in January, had attended school Friday and was much loved by her teacher and schoolmates. The funeral took place at the residence of the aunt Monday morning at ten o’clock, Rev. Haisup officiating. The remains were taken to Kewanee for burial by the side of her father and mother. Only a little boy now remains out of the family which has been so sorely stricken during the past year. The relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
20 Oct 1911 “The Republican” Valentine, Nebraska
Mother: Etta Berry Parry
Father: Edward D. Parry, Sr
I am unable to find what happened to the surviving son. I hope all went well for the fellow.