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|The Western Star dated 31 August 1849 (obtained from Ohio Historical Society microfilm #19249|
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|Mr. Denny:—Having noticed
an article in your paper of the 17th, headed “cholera in Salem township,”
which seems to imply that none of the neighbors went near to Mr.
Lundy’s to render any assistance, being present, we propose
to give a version of the case. On Friday evening, Mr. Lundy
was taken bad and sent for Doct. Walden who staid all night.
Mr. L. died about 5 A.M. on Saturday. None of the neighbors knew anything
of his case until a few minutes before he died. As soon as we knew it we
went there, together with Mr. Getzendiner, David
Cadwalader, Mrs. Getzendiner, Mr. Shaver’s
Daughter, Mr. Bowman’s Daughter, Mrs.
Trickey, and rendered all the service in our power. Mrs.
Lundy’s mother was also there. On Saturday morning, Mrs.
Lundy was taken, and Doct. W. was again sent for.
Enoch, the young man who died Sunday night, was also taken.
Doct. W. was there nearly all day, and was there on Sunday.
There were several of the neighbor women there on Sunday and laid Mr.
Lundy out. Sunday afternoon, Doct. Scott was called,
and brought Mr. Boot with him as a nurse. On Monday, all
the family that was able left the house. Alexander Goodwin,
a son-in-law of Mr. L., and his wife, took the disease. Wm. Goodwin
went and staid nine days with them. Lewis Goodwin was there
several days. No woman went there to stay, until Wednesday, when Jane
Webb went there and stayed there three days in the day time. There
were some sisters and brothers, and mother of the family who never came
near to assist at all. As respects Mr. Getzendiner, none
of his neighbors knew of his case until he was dead. He died about daybreak
in the morning and was interred on the same day. The relations say the doctor
laid him straight in the bed. They thought it most advisable to let him
remain so until they could get a coffin. At the burying, Wm. Trickey
made enquiry who was to go to assist in taking care of the sick at Mr.
Lundy’s. Benjamin Baldwin said he thought
Thomas M. Laura would—he called him and he consented.
We give these circumstances in detail that the public may judge as they
think right. We think that the gentlemen, who came from Morrow, deserve
great praise for their services.
N.B.—The number of cases of cholera in our neighborhood, 17 in
all—6 deaths, 5 of cholera, and 1 summer complaint.
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