Obit: Tuttle, Elwyn (1890 - 1894)

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Surnames: TUTTLE

----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.

*Note: 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 characteristic rash.



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