What caused the deaths of my ancestors?  Certainly not werewolves or vampires or zombies.

Judy Russell spread the word that Nathan W. Murphy of  Family Search is to blame for this cadaverous compendium.  Not to be a spoil sport, I’ll play along.

Let’s just say it’s a good thing I’ve decided not to be a smoker.  Breathing is always a good thing unless, of course, you are a zombie.

Cause of deathI had one great grandfather whose official cause of death was partial cremation.  He died when his truck went down an embankment and caught on fire with him trapped underneath.  Not anything like the Halloween shows on television, but I’m sure it had to be living hell to burn to death, especially if he was still conscious.

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