|Death: ||Jun., 1895|
DEATH OF HUGH SWAN.
Minas Prietas, Sonora,
Mexico, June 24, 1895.
This a.m. at 8 o'clock occurred the sad death of Hugh Smith Swan of Halleck, Nevada, of typhoid fever. Mr. Swan was well known in Mount Pleasant having graduated from the High School there in '89 [I think] from there he entered the University of Nevada from which he was graduated with the class of '93. He accepted a position here as assayer with the Creston Colorado Co. some six months ago. About a week ago he was taken ill, the doctors were uncertain at first whether it was typhoid fever or small pox [which has been epidemic here for eight months] but it proved to be the more fatal of the two, and resulted in death from intestinal perforation and hemorrhage. He had every attention which could be given him as his Company employed two first class physicians but enervated by this climate, his blood impoverished and poisoned, he could not withstand this terrible disease. He will be buried here this evening at 5. There is a general dread among foreigners here that there will be an epidemic, and while the many cases here within the last two or three years have been sporadic, there can be no question that there is some sure source of typhoid germs, which is probably the water which comes from an "Arroya" five miles from here. Many foreigners will leave here on account of this and other prevalent diseases.
I am with best wishes,
Yours very truly,
Ed. F. WEHRLE.
Note: Mr. Wehrle is a Rome boy, and well known in Mt. Pleasant. He is Supt. of the Pan American Mining and Milling Company and doing ?finely.
['Mt. Pleasant News', 29 June 1895, page 4]
A BROKEN HEARTED MOTHER.
Mrs. B. K. Hunter received a letter yesterday from Mrs. C. A. Swan, mother of Smith Swan, whose death in Sonora, Mexico was announced in the JOURNAL a few days ago. Mrs. Swan, who resides nine miles from Halleck, Elko County, received a dispatch informing her that her son was very ill. Mr. and Mrs. Swan started immediately for Mexico. Upon their arrival at Halleck, she received another message, informing her that her son was dead and would have to be buried that day.
Smith Swan was an only child and had the reputation of being one of the most exemplary young men at the State University where he graduated. His mother is heart broken and she requests Mrs. Hunter to ascertain if the remains could not be brought to Reno for interment next winter. She cannot bear the thought of her only child buried among strangers in a foreign land.
["Weekly Nevada State Journal", Reno, Nevada-- 29 June 1895, page 2]
Courtesy of Pat white
Charles A. Swan (1838 - 1914)
Martha B Smith Swan (1844 - 1898)
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Record added: Feb 09, 2012
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