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  (b. 28 June 1878 Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA   d. 17 August 1920 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 42
Cause of Death: encephalitis

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William TREMBLAY was born 28 June 1878 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA . William TREMBLAY was the child of Augustin TREMBLAY   and   Marie-Anastasie BOUCHER and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Augustin TREMBLAY and Hypolite-Apolline BROUILLET (maternal)  Jean Baptiste David BOUCHER and Rose DEMERS

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William  married  Marie-Josephine-Eglentine CAYA 28 June 1898 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 14 children. Marie-Josephine-Eglentine CAYA  was born 30 August 1877 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul).  Marie-Josephine-Eglentine died 16 May 1941 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville).  Marie-Josephine-Eglentine was the child of Jean Baptiste (John) CAYA and Adelaide BOURDELAIS.

William TREMBLAY died 17 August 1920 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

Occupation: dye maker at optical co., hairdresser

NOTE: Not sure if this is the case here, but... According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), "Encephalitis lethargica is a disease characterized by high fever, headache, double vision, delayed physical and mental response, and lethargy. In acute cases, patients may enter coma. Patients may also experience abnormal eye movements, upper body weakness, muscular pains, tremors, neck rigidity, and behavioral changes including psychosis. The cause of encephalitis lethargica is unknown. Between 1917 to 1928, an epidemic of encephalitis lethargica spread throughout the world, but no recurrence of the epidemic has since been reported." disorders/ encephalitis_lethargica/ encephalitis_lethargica.htm

According to BBC News, Tuesday, 27 July 2004, "Mystery of the forgotten plague"
"Encephalitis Lethargica was a devastating illness that swept the world in the 1920's.

It attacked the brain, leaving victims like living statues, speechless and motionless.

During the outbreak, nearly a million died, and millions more were left frozen inside their useless bodies, in institutions.

No-one knew what had caused it, or how to treat it... The bacteria that can cause a simple sore throat had mutated into a much more severe form and triggered the attacks of encaphilitis lethargica. It seems that in some people the body has a massive immune reaction to the streptococcus bacteria and then turns on the body itself; attacking the brain and destroying it." 1/ hi/ health/ 3930727.stm

Details of the family tree of William appear below.
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  • Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)

  • Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
  • William TREMBLAY
    1878 Birth. Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts.
    Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910
  • 1878 Birth
    Tremblay Guillaume Southbridge 1878 birth - parents Augustin Tremblay and Anastasie Boucher, both born in Canada. Father listed as a laborer.

    Name: Guillaume Tremblay
    Gender: Male
    Baptism/ Christening Date:
    Baptism/ Christening Place:
    Birth Date: 30 Jun 1878
    Birthplace: Southbridge, Massachusetts
    Death Date:
    Name Note:
    Father's Name: Augustin Tremblay
    Father's Birthplace:
    Father's Age:
    Mother's Name: Anastasie Boucher ...

    Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910

  • Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)

  • Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)

  • Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
  • William TREMBLAY
    1892 NY Census
    Clinton, Clinton, New York
    Dated 16 Feb 1892

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