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Alfred Oller
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1885
Montgomery County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1888
Christian County
Illinois, USA

Alfred Oller was born in Witt the 10th of 11 children born to George and Sarah (Carman) Oller. Alfred died at the age of 3 years, 4 months and 29 days on October 28, 1888 of Diphtheritic Croup according to his death certificate. Laryngeal diphtheria can lead to a characteristic swollen neck and throat, or "bull neck". The swollen throat is often accompanied by a serious respiratory condition, characterized by a brassy or "barking" cough, stridor, hoarseness, and difficulty breathing, and historically referred to variously as "diphtheritic croup", "true croup", or sometimes simply as "croup".
Alfred was buried October 29, 1888 in Antioch Cemetery in Greenwood Township. He is buried on the north side of his parents' grave. George Culp of Nokomis served the family as undertaker. Dr. H. S. Strain of Nokomis was the presiding physician.
The original tombstone from 1885 is still standing but is in bad shape and barely readable. It contains a poem that ends with "You have left a place in our home that can not be filled."
Family links: 
  George Oller (1848 - 1933)
  Sarah Elizabeth Carman Oller (1851 - 1925)
  Walter William Oller (1873 - 1957)*
  Sina Altone Oller Skinner (1875 - 1963)*
  David Oller (1877 - 1926)*
  John Oller (1879 - 1967)*
  Charles Oller (1880 - 1965)*
  Etta Mae Oller Walcher (1883 - 1971)*
  Alfred Oller (1885 - 1888)
  Henry Oller (1888 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
Antioch Cemetery
Christian County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Willis Oller
Record added: Jun 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27353783
Alfred Oller
Added by: Willis Oller
Alfred Oller
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 Added: Apr. 15, 2013

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