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Henry Bookless
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Birth: Oct., 1816
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1844
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA

Henry was a son of David W. Bookless and his wife, Miss Perry. Henry, along with Isbella (his brother David's second wife) and Henry's brother, William reportedly all died from Milk Fever on April 11, 1844.

DEATH RECORDS: Illinois, Iroquois County.
Date of Death: April 11, 1844
Cause of Death: "Milk Fever" caused by eating beef stew made from meat of a cow that had eaten milkweed plants (aka snake-root plants).

Milk Sickness/Trembles: disease caused by eating milkweed plant, a.k.a. snake-root or by eating meat from animals who have grazed on such plants; indications (symptoms) are nausea, fever, vomiting, general debility, peculiar breath odor ending in death within hours. No known cure.
Bookless Cemetery
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: M. Richards
Originally Created by: Dixie Lambert
Record added: Aug 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29064293

- M. Richards
 Added: Aug. 10, 2017
Henry your memory continues to be treasured within our hearts.
- M. Richards
 Added: Jul. 23, 2017

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