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 Bessie Martin MacLachlan

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Bessie Martin MacLachlan

  • Birth 1 Dec 1897 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 18 Jan 1898 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section 21, Lot 10
  • Memorial ID 18892540

Hebron Church records: baptised January 9, 1898.

Her brother William remembered that she died of "undulant fever" - bacteria in milk.

Undulant fever (1896) - a persistant human brucellosis (brucellae bacteria) marked by remittent fever, pain and swelling in the joints, and great weakness and contracted by contact with infected domestic animals or consumption of their products - Webster's

Philadelphia City Archives death record:
Certificate no. 13790
Age 7 weeks
Cause: Enteritis
Attending Physician: J. Martin
Born in Philadelphia
Address: 1941 Ridge Avenue, 29th Ward
Parents: William and Martha
Died: January 18, 1898
Buried: January 20, 1898, Mt. Moriah


Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday morning, January 20, 1898, Page 12, Col. 3:
MacLACHLAN.-On January 18, Bessie M., daughter of William and Martha MacLachlan, aged 7 weeks. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Thursday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, from the residence of her grand-father, Mr. John McArthur, 1941 Ridge avenue. Interment at Mount Moriah Cemetery.


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  • Added: 12 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18892540
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Martin MacLachlan (1 Dec 1897–18 Jan 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18892540, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .