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The colored people with few exceptions were down with the fever and it proved unusually fatal to them. of Masons and Grand Treasurer of Odd Fellows, Jackson, Miss. It is not claimed that it is a full list of deaths in the county, from the fact that to obtain a full and complete list is impossible. The weather- boarding and gable-end of the room were knocked off to let in air and rain; the bedding and furniture were burned, and only a few pieces of the latter were allowed to lie out one or two hundred feet from the dwelling for two weeks; meantime, no one sickened. Very many of them were found doing their duty and some of them were among the successful nurses." Tables taken from The Epidemic of 1878 in Mississippi : A Report of the Yellow Fever Relief Work through J. , Clarion Steam Publishing House, 1879.) These same yellow fever deaths are also listed in the Vicksburg Weekly Herald, Jan. The above list of deaths is made up with the assistance of Howard officers Gage, Englesing, Fulkerson, and J. Many white and colored people have died from this fever of which I have no official information thus far. 31Rocky Springs is a ghost town on the Natchez Trace now, but once it had a population of more than two thousand. At the end of two weeks, the bedclothes were brought in, boiled, wrung out, and dried about the house, Mrs. Within eight days from that time, and about twenty from the burial of the poor peddler, Mrs. The Howards have extended their helping hand to every corner of the county that could be reached. The reasons given for its decline and eventual death are the Civil War, yellow fever, erosion, and eventually the boll weevil. Heath, her husband and son, the woman who washed the clothes, and several other servants, sickened; the first two died, and the others recovered." The peddler communicated the disease on another plantation to a black boy, who was seized sixteen days after the former had left. Fierabras, native of Nantes, France, of the Prevailing Epidemic (yellow fever) departed this life. Local pickets alone kept them from covering the whole ground. Grant, with 40,000 troops, established his headquarters for a time here during the war. Sixteen days after the time of his death, his mistress was attacked and died similarly. 22, 1853, At New Orleans...241 deaths this week from yellow fever. His remains were interred in the new Catholic Burying ground, Port Gibson (place of his demise), without the attendance of a catholic clergyman.
Louis University where he showed much aptitude for study and was graduated in 1869. The following is a list of deaths in August and September of 1878, indicating day of death taken from St. Northern newspapers reported the severity of the 1853 epidemic. The New Orleans Picayune says the yellow fever at that place still continues very malignant; the blacks, however, are the principal victims. Joseph Parish, Claiborne Jefferson Counties MS, compiled and transcribed by Ann Beckerson Brown and Walter Lee Salassi, pub. At Grand Gulf the fever is raging with great severity; half the residents were taken down in one week. There have been several deaths in the adjoining counties. Katy Mc Caleb Headley wrote in her history, Claiborne County, Mississippi : The Promised Land, One of the worst things that could have happened to Port Gibson, as well as to Claiborne County right after Reconstruction was the yellow fever epidemic of 1878.Indeed it was terrible the worst yellow fever epidemic in US history, and Claiborne County was hit particularly hard.
She said, Go home and bring both families out here. When I told the doctor what I had done, he said Well, Johnnie, Im afraid you have killed your brother. The terrors of war in the spring of 1863 scarcely equaled the ravages of the yellow fever in the summer and fall of 1878. His wife Mary Eugenia was a daughter of Joseph Price and Elizabeth Raiburn. Their children who died in the epidemic included Frank, b. It was severely scourged by the epidemic of 1853, the first time yellow fever ever prevailed there. I find in the New Orleans Medical News and Hospital Gazette for June and July, 1854, a very interesting account of the epidemic in that neighborhood, by Dr. This is the leading idea intended to be illustrated by Dr.