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Dr Edward Arrel
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Birth: 1818
Death: Nov. 7, 1873
Robertson County
Texas, USA

Pye, Dr. Edward Arrel 1818 11-07-1873 h-MCL (55 yrs), died during yellow fever epidemic.

Yellow fever epidemic information:

On September 3, 1873, W. F. Hughes, a young man from yellow fever-stricken Shreveport, LA, stopped in Calvert. On September 5 he became ill and died a couple of days later. Then, other people started getting sick. This yellow fever epidemic spread to the northeast in the direction of the prevailing wind. Of Calvert's 1,500 white residents at the time, all but about 600 had the fever; a quarter of these died. For several months, the entire town was quarantined. Trains were not allowed to stop when passing through and the windows of all coaches were tightly closed until all cars had passed beyond the city limits. Trains would stop outside of town to let passengers off and unload caskets.

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Calvert City Cemetery
Robertson County
Texas, USA
Created by: maggiegma
Record added: May 13, 2009
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