***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". ---------- 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:
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