Very different time at the turn-of-the-century. Train and (later) automobile wrecks; and what are today easily treatable infectious diseases which were then fatal. George Lyon died age 34 of Tuberculosis, despite his wealth http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/SportingLife/1916/VOL_66_NO_21/SL6621031.pdfhttp://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/BBM/1916/bbm165x.pdf E.D. Fulford, winner of the 1898 GAH, died at age 41 of pneumonia. Fred Gilbert was very ill with Inflammatory Rheumatism (Adult Post-streptococcal Arthritis) in 1906 (age 40) and again in 1910 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k2_50HPC18lm2BZmH5SlgYSptcngORnmLTZ5iiW-cpc/preview While touring with the 1904 U.M.C. Southern squad, Rolla Heikes acquired Typhoid Fever and his son Horace, Malaria. Rolla had Malaria in 1901 and 1911, and Erysipelas in 1907. Rolla still lived to 78. Chan Powers almost didn’t make it home from the 1901 Anglo-American match after getting Typhoid Fever https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=185YOyQl7GIB9OYLs9Hr3tnMLHqs4rjEdR4j_E9l4HLw William Heer had Malaria in the Spring of 1904 http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/SportingLife/1904/VOL_43_NO_08/SL4308022.pdf October 29, 1901, a show train carrying Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show was hit head-on by a southbound train near Lexington, N.C. Annie Oakley and her husband Frank Butler were on the train, and Annie was temporarily paralyzed, eventually requiring 5 surgeries. Annie and Frank were in an automobile accident in 1922, when Annie was 62, fracturing her hip and ankle. She wore a steel brace on her right leg thereafter.