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Mrs Cora Halyburton

Death 15 Sep 1878
Hickman, Fulton County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Hickman, Fulton County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 125034396 · View Source
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***ASSUMMED*** Burial as a victim of the yellow fever epidemic of 1878.

Yellow fever is an acute systemic illness - a hemorrhagic fever - caused by the Flavivirus. Acute means it comes on (onset) rapidly, while systemic means it affects the whole body. In severe cases yellow fever causes a high fever, bleeding into the skin and the death of cells in the liver and kidney. Liver damage results in severe jaundice - yellowing of the skin; hence the name "yellow fever".
The Hickman Courier newspaper, Hickman, Fulton County, KY
13 September 1878; Page 5, Column 1


Total Number of Deaths 153
The Tribulations of a Long Suffering and Grateful People

The following is a correct list of the dead, which we obtain from Mr. Ed. Case, who had the fever early and kept a daily record during the epidemic.

List of the Dead:

Sept. 15 - O. P. Smith, William Barnes, Edgar Bayliss, Mrs. Cora Halyburton and son, Mrs. N. L. Nelson, Miss May Karcher, daughter of Wm. Parham

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  • Added: 11 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125034396
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Cora Halyburton (unknown–15 Sep 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125034396, citing Hickman City Cemetery, Hickman, Fulton County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Gaye Hill (contributor 46915711) .