Many thanks to Bo.
Half a century in Australia made me unaware "kolos" might be a valid
Swedish word and I assumed I wasn't reading it correctly.
As ever in genealogy, answers generate more questions, in this case one
that I could not expect to get an answer to - was it an accidental
poisoning by faulty motor or could it have been suicide ?
On 2015-04-01 2:13 AM, Bo Johansson wrote:
John Killip via skrev den 2015-03-31 15:37:
> I am mystified by a couple of words in the cause of death column
> SE/LLA/13167/E I/4 (1886-1894) p.68 = bildid 00114892_00073, entry
> number 9. "Död af ?kolos? då han med sin båt lis i Carlskrona ?hamn? "
ArkivDigital [K] Hällaryd EI:4 (1886-1894) Image 71 / page 68 (AID:
v95874.b71.s68, NAD: SE/LLA/13167).
"Död af kolos, då han med sin båt låg i Carlskrona hamn" = died of
carbon monoxide, when he with his boat lay in Karlskrona horbor.
// Bo Johansson