|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1878|
Additional information provided by Gaye.
Burial as a victim of the yellow fever epidemic of 1878.
Yellow fever is an acute systemic illness - a hemorrhagic fever - caused by the Flavivirus. Acute means it comes on (onset) rapidly, while systemic means it affects the whole body. In severe cases yellow fever causes a high fever, bleeding into the skin and the death of cells in the liver and kidney. Liver damage results in severe jaundice - yellowing of the skin; hence the name "yellow fever".
The Hickman Courier newspaper, Hickman, Fulton County, KY
13 September 1878; Page 5, Column 1
Total Number of Deaths 153
The Tribulations of a Long Suffering and Grateful People
The following is a correct list of the dead, which we obtain from Mr. Ed. Case, who had the fever early and kept a daily record during the epidemic.
List of the Dead:
Oct. 2 - Geo. Roathac, T. C. Buck, Geo. B. Prather, Thad. W. Thomas, Robbie Glasser
Richard Cox Prather (1818 - 1904)
Martha Jane Givens Prather (1819 - 1891)
Pauline Prather (1850 - 1871)
Mary Overton Prather (1855 - 1936)
Infant Son Prather*
George Basil Prather (____ - 1878)
John William Prather (1849 - 1917)*
Richard Cox Prather (1852 - 1878)*
Hugh Logan Prather (1854 - 1878)*
Hickman City Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Craig Thweatt
Record added: Dec 16, 2012
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