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George Basil Prather
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Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 2, 1878
Fulton County
Kentucky, USA

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
Family links: 
  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)*
*Calculated relationship
Hickman City Cemetery
Fulton County
Kentucky, USA
Maintained by: Mary & Kent
Originally Created by: Craig Thweatt
Record added: Dec 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102249115
George Basil Prather
Added by: Craig Thweatt
George Basil Prather
Added by: Craig Thweatt
George Basil Prather
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- Mary & Kent
 Added: Feb. 12, 2014
Rest in Peace.
- Gaye Hill
 Added: Feb. 11, 2014

- Debbie Rowe Clarkston
 Added: Feb. 11, 2014

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