deaths on the family : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

how did poes parents die and when??

-- Anonymous, November 17, 2002


his mum died of TB

-- Anonymous, November 17, 2002

No one ever tuely figured out if his father died before or after leaving the familyand when/ where he died. his mother died on December 8, 1811 most likely of TB or pnmonia, with Edgar (not Allen yet...) and his brother and sister watching... ~Maddie

-- Anonymous, February 27, 2005

Everyone around him had died from TB. I'm sure he had quite a strong hate for the illness. I bet that he was terrified of the disease and that it had a great effect on his writing.

-- Anonymous, March 14, 2005

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