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 May Wright

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May Wright

Birth
Death
1 Jul 1923 (aged 2)
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Burial
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Plot
Section 44, Lot 50
Memorial ID
93130212 View Source

May and her brother Mark were admitted to the Orphan Asylum from Baldwinsville because their mother was too ill to care for them. Soon after this a measles epidemic started at the Asylum. Although they showed no traces of measles, they developed serious cases within a few days and May, along with two other children, died from the disease. 27 of 34 residents less than two years old were stricken. Because the infants were housed in a different building the disease was prevented from spreading to the older children. This information was gleaned from a Syracuse Herald article, July 13, 1923

May and her brother Mark were admitted to the Orphan Asylum from Baldwinsville because their mother was too ill to care for them. Soon after this a measles epidemic started at the Asylum. Although they showed no traces of measles, they developed serious cases within a few days and May, along with two other children, died from the disease. 27 of 34 residents less than two years old were stricken. Because the infants were housed in a different building the disease was prevented from spreading to the older children. This information was gleaned from a Syracuse Herald article, July 13, 1923

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  • Maintained by: Diane LM
  • Originally Created by: Tom C.
  • Added: 6 Jul 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 93130212
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93130212/may-wright: accessed ), memorial page for May Wright (26 Apr 1921–1 Jul 1923), Find a Grave Memorial ID 93130212, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA; Maintained by Diane LM (contributor 47306054).