What was the disease that Edgar's mother and wife died of?

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What was the disease that Egar's mother and wife (cousin) died of? Was it consumption?

-- Anonymous, January 07, 2002


The disease that claimed the life of his wife, Virginia Clemm, and his mother was tuberculosis.

All Respects and Regards,

-- Anonymous, January 07, 2002

Edgar's mother and wife both died of tuberculosis

-- Anonymous, January 09, 2002

The disease that Edgar's mother,wife, and cousin died of was of tuberculosis.

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2002

its also know as consumption but its the same as tb

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2004

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