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A Family Wiped Out By Diphtheria-1891


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/22/2017 at 17:10:55

The Clinton Daily Age, January 4, 1891

A Family Wiped Out By Diphtheria
INDEPENDENCE, IA. Jan. 3. – A sad story come from the southern part of the county. In November, Mrs. Edgerton died leaving a large family in destitute circumstances. Her baby soon followed, and then five others passed away in quick succession. Friday morning the eighth casket was ordered, while the only remaining member of the family lies at death’s door. Diphtheria caused all the deaths.


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