Out along the Oregon Trail:
The Oregon Trail during the 1840s through the 1860s stretched about 2,000 miles (3,220 kilometers) from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon — crossing Idaho through the Snake River Plain.
Historians estimate that up to 400,000 pioneers attempted it and other trails that branched off it, with death estimates of those heading west ranging from 4 to 10 percent. While pioneers' diaries have reports of children falling and dying under wagon wheels, diphtheria was thought their main cause of death.
And in the high desert sagebrush steppe of Idaho, the remains of two kids were noticed in a badger hole.
One of the best film directors of all time, Jonathan Demme, has died at age 73 due to esophageal cancer and heart disease. He directed what is widely regarded as the best live concert film ever done in the 1980s "Stop Making Sense" concert by Talking Heads. He also directed the acclaimed "Silence of the Lambs" movie that still keeps some folks up at night.
Then, in Cincinnati:
"As you may realize, when a morbidly obese person is cremated, there's a danger of what can only be called (in layman's terms) a 'grease fire,'" according to Caleb Wilde, a licensed professional who runs the blog Confessions of a Funeral Director.
It apparently required a couple of hours to extinguish. Maybe that's why folks in India do those on outdoor pyres.