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Dessie Yerby



September 12,1894

Dessie Yerby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Yerby died Monday at 2 o’clock, aged 13 years and 7 months.

Through many weeks of anxious watching, father, mother and friends cared for little Dessie hoping that a change for the better would come; but it seems that she was wanted in the better world and they were forced to tell her goodbye. She was first taken down with typhoid fever and seemed to be getting along very well until within two weeks of her death when a dark spot appeared on the top of her foot and soon spread over her foot and then to her limb. It was gangrene caused from the rupture of a blood vessel. The physician held a consultation and decided that the only possible chance for her life was to amputate the limb, which was done last Friday. The long spell of fever had rendered her so weak that she was unable to survive the operation, and death relieved her great suffering at the time above stated.

The funeral services were conducted at the grave Tuesday morning at ten o’clock and all that was mortal of little Dessie was laid to rest.