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People who died from Pneumonia

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  • Wendel Eugene Hinton (1922 - 1923)
    The second child of Myrl Hinton and Reba Prushing Hinton. Wendel died at the age of 8 months of pneumonia. He is buried beside his parents and siblings Harold and Mary Lou who also died in childhood.* ...
  • Simeon A. Fowler (1819 - 1888)
    Simon Fowler, who has owned a farm near Madison, Wis., died at his home on the 19th inst., with pneumonia. His funeral took place from the M.E. Church here on Friday last. Mr. Fowler was 69 years o...
  • James Lawrence Fowler (1858 - 1929)
    General sorrow was expressed in the western section of the county when it was learned that James Fowler had passed away at his home in Brothertown on Saturday, Nov. 14, 1929 on his 71st birthday of pne...
  • George Washington Gandee (1844 - aft.1936)
  • Ellen Bissell (1862 - 1937)
    Daughter of Anna Reed (aka Nancy Ann Brannon) and Leonard Brannon Married 5-24-1891 in Roane County to Alden Swift Bissell. Second wife of Alden Swift Bissell (1832 - 1896) Note: 30 year age differ...


From: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. It is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria and less commonly other microorganisms, certain drugs and other conditions such as autoimmune diseases.

Typical signs and symptoms include a cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty breathing.[4] Diagnostic tools include x-rays and culture of the sputum. Vaccines to prevent certain types of pneumonia are available. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Pneumonia presumed to be bacterial is treated with antibiotics. If the pneumonia is severe, the affected person is generally hospitalized.

Pneumonia affects approximately 450 million people globally per year (7% of the population) and results in about 4 million deaths. Although pneumonia was regarded by William Osler in the 19th century as "the captain of the men of death,"[5] the advent of antibiotic therapy and vaccines in the 20th century has seen improvements in survival.[6] Nevertheless, in developing countries, and among the very old, the very young, and the chronically ill, pneumonia remains a leading cause of death.[6][7] In the terminally ill and elderly, especially those with other conditions, pneumonia is often the immediate cause of death. In such cases, particularly when it cuts short the suffering associated with lingering illness, pneumonia has often been called "the old man's friend."[8]

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