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File — Box: 4257.004, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents Letter written by Jesse Boulton in Boone County, Missouri, to his parents in Dover, Kentucky, telling them his wife, Mary died of bronchitis after being ill with typhoid fever, leaving him with two small children, Mary Alice and David Rice. His letter implies that not only his wife, but another daughter and son, Mary Eliza and Edwin, also died. Jesse also states that a negro woman he hired after his wife was first taken ill, also died of typhoid fever as did one of her sons.