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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
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.
File — Box 4257.002: , Folder: 7
Scope and Contents One letter from Luella Smith of Readfield, Maine, to her cousin Cora B. Smith, giving her news of deaths in the family, her sorrow and loneliness, as well as other family news.
Dates: 1875 August 30
File — Box 4257.015: , Folder: 12
Scope and Contents Letter from S. Y. Thomas, of Yorkville, Tennessee, to his sister Jane B. Ireland, of Richmond, Virginia, talking mainly about the health of family members, the deaths or sickness of several, and the reports of typhus and smallpox. Thomas states that in the upcoming 1848 presidential election many local Whigs are not pleased with their idate, Zachary Taylor, whereas the local Democrats are, "finely pleased" with [Lewis] Cass and will all vote for him in this election.
Dates: 1848 July 11