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Postmistress Hatch has been quite ill the past week of sore throat, something like quinsy.  She is better now.
(Source: Rolla New Era Newspaper Sep. 4, 1880. Submitted by L. Rodriguez)

Williams Family
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 4, 1899

 

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