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Mrs Cora Halyburton
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Birth: unknown
Death: Sep. 15, 1878
Hickman
Fulton County
Kentucky, USA

***ASSUMMED*** 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".
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The Hickman Courier newspaper, Hickman, Fulton County, KY
13 September 1878; Page 5, Column 1

THE EPEDEMIC

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:

Sept. 15 - O. P. Smith, William Barnes, Edgar Bayliss, Mrs. Cora Halyburton and son, Mrs. N. L. Nelson, Miss May Karcher, daughter of Wm. Parham
 
 
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  Male Halyburton (____ - 1878)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hickman City Cemetery
Hickman
Fulton County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Gaye Hill
Record added: Feb 11, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125034396
Mrs Cora Halyburton
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