Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878
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N 34° 44.261 W 087° 42.213
16S E 435595 N 3844179
Quick Description: Yellow Fever often hit the pioneers hard.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2007 2:34:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM1PMW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 113

Long Description:
Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878
Responsible for taking 31 lives in Tuscumbia. Citizens Relief Committee included: F. H. Aydlett, H. M. Finley, J. L. Davis, James Jackson Chmm., J. W. Rand, Jr., P. A. Ross, F. W. Ross, J. N. Sampson, Sec., and C. A. Womble. This committee, together with volunteers, both white and black–assisted by trained nurses brought from Memphis, Tennessee–nursed the sick, carried supplies, prepared the bodies, dug graves, and buried the dead. Doctors serving around the clock: Robert T. Abernathy, Samuel J. Cooper, William C. Cross, William Desprez (who gave his life), and E. P. Rand.

Side 2
The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever who died in Tuscumbia in 1878 included: Crabtree Belcher, Mrs. Amy Boldman, Anna C. Christian, Mr. Clark, W. A. Clark, DeWitt Cooper, Dr. William Desprez, Samuel Finley, Mrs. W. A. Gilbert, Mrs. Bettie Halpine, Miss Bartie Jones, Mrs. W. H. Jones, L. King, F. Manush and wife, Tom Morton, Alexander Newsome, Sandy Osborne, Edward Prout, Mrs. G. T. Rather, Mrs. F. A. Ross, Helen Smoot, Mrs. T. L. Smoot, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Stamps, Robert Ventress, Mervyn Warren, Charles Williams, Mrs. Yohnka and child, William Young.

Marker Name: Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878 cost 20,000 lives and $200 million in economic damage in the USA. For more information about Yellow Fever go to:

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1977

Marker Number: 1977

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