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Jennie H. Edgley Ballou

Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 Dec 1880 (aged 38–39)
Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Plot Burial location unknown (not read by DAR)
Memorial ID 100007998 · View Source
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Information from Death Certificate:
Age 39
Nativity: Massachusetts
Female White Married
Cause of death: Paralysis of the brain
Duration of illness: 24 hours
J. B. Hutchinson, M.D.
Died at Elm St.
C. Vail, Undertaker
Madison Weekly Herald
5 Jan 1881


Mrs. Wm. Ballou, who resided on south Elm street, died, after an illness of only a few hours, on Friday evening last. Her death was evidently the result of fright. It seems that a little child of a next-door neighbor had fallen from a chair and was injured to such a degree as to be thrown into convulsions. Mrs. Ballou ran to the assistance of the child, and seeing its condition was so alarmed that her nervous system received a fatal shock. She returned to her home and soon afterwards was prostrated with paralysis of the brain, from which she never rallied. She leaves a husband and six children.

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  • Created by: Karen Phillips
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100007998
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jennie H. Edgley Ballou (1841–31 Dec 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100007998, citing Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Phillips (contributor 46884884) .