Re: Fwd: Epidemics - Urq5
Subject: Re: Fwd: Epidemics
From: Urq5
Date: February 24, 1998

In a message dated 98-02-24 22:17:31 EST, [email protected] writes:

<< THanks so much for the information on the epidemics.  That is something I
 > had been wondering about but just hadn't gotten around to looking it up. 
 > really appreciate this! >>

You're very welcome. When you come across a family with several deaths listed
in a short period of time, you have to wonder if it was disease or some other
disaster. My grandfather lost 3 siblings in one day to typhoid in the 1880's. 

Also keep in mind, there were other disasters in South Carolina such as
earthquakes, "the Great Charleston Fire," and numerous hurricanes. Hurricanes
hit our coastal ancestors particularly hard since communication was slow, and
they had little or no warning to retreat inland. I have a listing of some of
these disasters and will post next time I come across it. Happy hunting and
good health to you.


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