Lewis Garney and Elvira Dow were my gr-gr-gr-grandparents, and my gr-gr-grandmother was Elsie B. Garney Cudworth. I was interested to know if any other family members have had bad asthma. I was given a letter written to my gr-grandfather in 1952 by an old family friend describing Elsie's bad asthma and all the suffering she had gone through. I think her mother also died at a young age. It has certainly shown up throughout the years in the family and I was wondering if any other branch of the family has had similar stories. They say it's hereditary.