"In Alfred, N. Y., April 4th, of scarlet fever, Hiram Thomas, son of widow H. L. Harrington, aged 3 years, 8 months, and 12 days. Mrs. Harrington had but just returned from the West where she had recently buried her husband, when she was called upon to mourn the loss of this, her only son. She has one infant daughter left to comfort her in her loneliness. N.W." ----- Source: The Sabbath Recorder, May 12, 1859, page 195.