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Willie Aldrich

Death 27 May 1879 (aged 2–3)
Burial Newark, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 20070895 · View Source
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Eleven children have died from drinking poisoned water from a brook at Newark, Vt., and two others are not expected to live. The brook had been polluted by the carcasses of some sheep and a horse. A Mrs. Morse lost two children, Mrs. Aldrich two, Mrs. Carpenter three, and two other of hers it is said will die, taking her entire family.... The latest dispatch received states that two more children of John Aldrich have died from drinking the poisoned water, making five - his entire family. Mrs. Aldrich is insane


son of J.G. & E.

Gravesite Details Orleans County Monitor death notes that all five children died from Diphtheria.




  • Created by: Roland McClure
  • Added: 24 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20070895
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Willie Aldrich (1876–27 May 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20070895, citing Newark Street Cemetery, Newark, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Roland McClure (contributor 46905890) .