The following is taken from Cemeteries in Sumner County, Kansas by Harvey and Ruth Swan (1983).
"The site of a known burial in Gore Twnsp
Section 9. Some travelers stopped at Central School for drinks at the well. A cup hung on the pump for everyone to use. A little girl traveler died shortly thereafter of Diphtheria. She was buried under a Cottonwood tree that stood across the road from the school and North of the Southeast corner of Section 9.
In a few days 5 other children of the neighborhood also died of Diphtheria after having drank from the same cup at the well."
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