Obit: Tuttle, Elwyn (1890 - 1894)
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/15/1894
Tuttle, Elwyn (1 APR 1890 - 13 FEB 1894)
Died, at the home of his parents in the town of Colby, Clark Co., Wis., on Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 1894, of spinal meningitis, Elwyn, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Tuttle.
Little Elwyn was taken down with the disease that culminated in his death just fifty five days before his death, and during that time suffered heroically. All that loving care and physicians skill could do was done to hold the patient little sufferer to his parents, but without avail.
The funeral will be held at the M. E. Church tomorrow at 2 o’clock p.m. and interment will be in Colby Cemetery, Rev. J. A. Hill officiating.
Meningitis is inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and
spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. The inflammation may be caused
by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and less commonly
by certain drugs. Meningitis can be life-threatening because of the
inflammation's proximity to the brain and spinal cord; therefore the condition
is classified as a medical emergency. The most common symptoms of meningitis are
headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered
consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or
loud noises (phonophobia). Sometimes, especially in small children, only
nonspecific symptoms may be present, such as irritability and drowsiness. If a
rash is present, it may indicate a particular cause of meningitis; for instance,
meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria may be accompanied by a
© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.
A site created and
maintained by the Clark County History Buffs