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Shortsville in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bee Sting Death

 
 
Bee Sting Death Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, September 29, 2012
1. Bee Sting Death Marker
Inscription.  Second known in North America: on May 12, 1814 Timothy Ryan died within one hour from anaphylaxis to bee sting. U.S. 2000 est. 50 deaths/yr.
 
Erected by M. Badger: Eagle Scout Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is May 12, 1814.
 
Location. 42° 56.436′ N, 77° 13.74′ W. Marker is in Shortsville, New York, in Ontario County. Marker is on Canandaigua Street/Chapin Road (New York State Route 21) just south of Pine Tree Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shortsville NY 14548, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manchester Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Herendeen Home (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Peacock House/Aviary (approx. 3˝ miles away); Rock Garden (approx. 3˝ miles away); Old-Fashioned Garden (approx. 3˝ miles away); Japanese Garden & Tea House (approx. 3˝ miles away); Moonlight Garden (approx. 3˝ miles away); Pansey Garden (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
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I spent some time looking in the cemetery for Ryan's headstone. I found some Ryan family stones, but not Timothy's.
 
Bee Sting Death Marker as seen facing south on 21 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, September 29, 2012
2. Bee Sting Death Marker as seen facing south on 21
Bee Sting Death Marker in situ image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, September 29, 2012
3. Bee Sting Death Marker in situ
Bee Sting Death Marker as seen facing north on 21 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, September 29, 2012
4. Bee Sting Death Marker as seen facing north on 21
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 1,359 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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