The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga,
The measles, which have had a general run in the surrounding country as well
as in our town, have seemingly been of a severe type, causing much suffering
among those afflicted, and especially among older persons. We hear of two
deaths near town the past week, resulting from relapses in cases of measles.
Mr. James Brannon, a son of Mr. Enoch Brannon, about twenty two years of
age, died on Tuesday of pneumonia, resulting from a relapse of measles. Mr.
L.A. Kittle, living two miles from town died on the same day from much the
same cause. These men were both enjoying apparent good health up to the time
they were attacked with measles. (The Daily Constitution, Atlanta, GA,
February 8, 1881)
We regret to announce this week the death of Mr. H. Barton, which occurred
at his home near Prior's station, last Sunday night. Mr. Barton is a young
man, about twenty-six years of age. For some time he had been afflicted with
bronchitis, and Wednesday of last week was attach with measles. The two
diseases in conjunction were such as to defy medical skill and bring on his
death at the above stated time. Mr. Barton leaves a young wife and two small
children. He was a son-in-law of Mr. Lucius Prior, and lived on his place.
He was very much beloved by those who knew him. (The Daily Constitution,
Atlanta, GA, February 27, 1881)
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