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Causes of Death
CAUSES OF DEATH
born July 28, 1888 in Newark, NJ
died March 23, 1897, in Newark, NJ - age 8 years.
Father: Matthew Murphy
Mother: Mary Ellen McCarthy
Cause of death: Acute Lobar Pneumonia
Little Marguerite and her family were living at 83 Jefferson Street in Newark when she contracted pneumonia, an inflammatory illness of the lungs. In this case it was one lung (lobar). Typical symptoms associated with pneumonia include cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty in breathing. Apparently, she suffered from the illness for a relatively short time (acute means less than 3 weeks) before she died at home. Secondary cause of death was heart failure. Seven years before, her grandfather, John Murphy, died of the same disease.
Marguerite was buried with her grandfather at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Newark.