Family Genealogy
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
 

Ragnhild Haselhaugen is one of my gg-grandmothers. She was born in Norway and died in Wisconsin in 1906. Hers is the oldest death certificate that I have. The picture shows what it looks like. The primary reason Ragnhild died was inanition which is defined as severe weakness and wasting that occurs from the lack of food, or a defect in assimilation. The seconday reason is cholera morbus which is defined as acute gastroenteritis occurring in summer and autumn and marked by severe cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. The term cholera morbus is no longer in scientific use. She had been sick for three weeks. Death certificates besides giving the reason or reason for death also contain information that might not be found elsewhere. For example I found that her and her husband had changed their last name to Gilbertson instead of using their Norwegian Name Gudbrandson. Her birthday was on Christmas Day. Coincidently her daughter, my gg-grandmother, was born on a Christmas Eve.
 
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