I am looking for information about the cause of death of my great grandfather Jonathan Newton Osmond
Jonathan Newton Osmond was born in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania and died in 1869. Place of death was Solesbury, Bucks, Penn. He was buried in Bristol, Penn.
Someone has posted a picture of a book containing the details of his death, but I cannot read it. I wonder if you might help me with this.
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
Please note that my answer (above) is based on the source that has been attached to Jonathan Newton Osmond, which took place in 1869, which you say was his year of death. However, not being familiar with U.S. geography, I just compared the place of death you mention (Solesbury, Penn.) with the place of death in the source (Wilmington, Delaware) and see they are over 60 miles apart. (Although Chester, Penn. and Wilmington are just 15 miles apart).
As two sources attached to Jonathan Newton Osmond (LJK4-P6K) do not relate to him, my reply to your query also appears to be based on a document relating to the death of a possibly unrelated Jonathan Osmond.
Finally, I wonder how the 72 year old (i.e. born about 1810) Jonathan Osmond who died in Wilmington in 1882 relates? As it stands, your Osmond branch in Family Tree shows a Jonathan Osmond Jnr 1810-1882 AND a Jonathan Pitner Osmond 1812-1889 as both being children of Jonathan Osmond (27SX-86B) 1771-1830!0
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
The page in the record ("1869 - Deaths and Burials in the City of Wilmington Delaware") states he died of "phthisis pulmonalis" - aka pulmonary consumption. You will find references to this disease at https://oxfordmedicine.com/view/10.1093/med/9780190053253.001.0001/med-9780190053253-chapter-19 and https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/654129. More commonly known today as tuberculosis (TB).0
Thank you for your information. I do know that my great grandfather died when he was still quite young in 1869, shortly after the American Revolution. As I am not from the US and live on the west coast of Canada, I have not had the chance to go to Pennsylvania and look further into his cause of death. He only had one living child ( my grandfather A. Pitner Osmond) who died 20 years before I was born, so I only know a very small amount of family history and what I have been about to research.0