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 Ada J Wilson

Ada J Wilson

Birth
Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois, USA
Death 5 Jul 1886 (aged 7)
Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois, USA
Burial Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 111813294 · View Source
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Wessington Springs Herald, Wessington Springs, SD 23 July 1886. POISONED AT A PICNIC Fourth of July Merry-Makers at Coulterville, Ill., indulge in Ice-Cream and Lemonade and Fall Sick - Two Children Dead St. Louis, July 7 - Sickness and death are afflicting the people of Coulterville, Ill., and the surrounding country about forty miles east of this city. Last Saturday a Fourth-of-July picnic was held near Coulterville, and was attended by 2000 people of Coulterville, Sparta, Oakdale and other villages in that vicinity. Ice-cream was served to the picknickers which was made in two long-disused freezers. Lemonade was served which had been made in a barrel and from which, before it was distributed, about half a box of matches was fished out, it is said. On the Sunday after the picnic those who had partaken of the ice-cream and lemonade began to fall sick. On Sunday afternoon there were nearly twenty-five sick people to one physician in Coulterville. The preliminary symptoms of the attack in all cases were a severe frontal headache and high fever; which were soon followed by severe purging and vomiting of green matter, and horrible spasmodic pains in the stomach and bowels, high pulse and temperature. Several of the patients have been unable to eat anything for over sixty hours. On Monday morning the two children of James Wilson, Ada and Bessie, aged, respectively seven and three, after suffering intensely, died. They were buried Monday evening. As far as can be ascertained, fully one hundred people are now sick in bed and under medical treatment. Of this number Coulterville contributes one-half; Marissa [sic], a town ten miles northwest of Coulterville, about ten, two of whom are very low; Oakdale, a half-dozen; Sparta, four, and the surrounding country the balance.


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  • Created by: Kathyrn Todd
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111813294
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ada J Wilson (24 Mar 1879–5 Jul 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111813294, citing Coulterville Cemetery, Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Kathyrn Todd (contributor 48126131) .