Postmistress Hatch has been quite ill the past week of
sore throat, something like quinsy. She is better now.
Rolla New Era Newspaper Sep. 4, 1880. Submitted by L.
Aaron Williams and other families are
moving from Spokane, Christian county, Missouri, to Colorado, and they
were detained on the south side of the river by sickness, and the death of
James Williams age 21 years, son of Aaron Williams, who died on Friday
last, of malarial fever. The deceased leaves a wife and two
children. Eight persons in the party are sick with the measles, and
the condition of the families is far from pleasant. Drs. McCarty and
Milton have been attending the sick. There are four families in this
outfit, making 16 persons in all. Their destination is Cripple
Creek. The outfit is in charge of C.C. Colter. The party has
gone on its journey.
Source: The Globe Republican, Dodge City, KS, May