Looking through some old, old newspaper clippings the other day, I came across some old obits, from the early 1900s, and from various newspapers.
Of one 94-year-old who died in 1908, it was written: “For several weeks, she has been lingering from day to day only awaiting the summons to lay down down the mortal for the immortal.”
Of a 38-year-old man who died in 1912: “Bright's disease, followed by a complete breakdown with nervous prostration, was the cause of death.
And this sad one from 1880: “Happy Alice King died of Psuedo Membrane Laryngitis. Aged 1 year, 7 months and 27 days.”