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How did Edgar Allan Poe's mom die?

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2002


Elizabeth Arnold Poe, Edgar's mother, died on December 8th, 1811, of phtisis (or consumption, or "white plague"), i.e. of tuberculosis, as well related by various biographical sources. Yours sincerely, Raven's Shade (Belgium).

-- Anonymous, October 21, 2002

Poe's mom died behind a bar. But, it was not directly due to drinking. She got worn out after his good time with her daughter after getting drunk. After she sobered up, she realized she was a circus freak and got into a fight with a racoon. Weak from the fight she collapsed and died there.

-- Anonymous, October 21, 2002

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