I remember being out to dinner with my mother when I was in my 30s. I asked her if I could have some of her water and she says “You know I never drink water”. No, mom, I never knew that and I’m sure I don’t want to know the reason why.
In the course of genealogy research, I’ve found out a lot of things about ancestors, including: My great-great grandmother was killed when the head flew off an axe and hit her in the head.
My grandfather died from a foot infection complicated by diabetes. He was a very successful fruit and produce supplier and died two days after providing fresh oranges to the childrens’ ward of the hospital.
My great grandfather was captured at the Battle of Bull Run. Later in life, disillusioned and depressed, he wandered into dense forest, took off all his clothes, took out his dentures, and shot himself in the head.
What have you found out, either intentionally or by accident?