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Jacksonville Daily Journal, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1891


Miss Ellen Watson, of Lynnville died Monday morning and was buried the afternoon of the same day. She was a victim of that dread disease, diptheria, whoch took her away just as she was becoming ready for the duties of her life.

Diptheria is an epidemic in the Lynnville neighborhood and in the vicinity of the Point. So many of the children are either sick or have been exposed to the disease that the author (illegible word) have deemed it best to close the schools. A great deal of anxiety and fear exists in the community and all who have thus far escaped the appearance of the disease in their families live in constant dread of its coming. The oldest daughter of Mr. Wm. Watson died of the malady early Monday morning, and three more in the same household are down with it. Four of Samuel Eaton's family are dangerously ill, and similar reports might be given of other citizens.

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