Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sickness on the Edge of Town

The following clip from The Carolina Watchman, a ancient and invaluable publication from Salisbury, NC, was included in a column entitled, "Albemarle and Stanly County".

It informs of an illness that was sweeping the community. I include it due to its genealogical value. Sometimes, descendants can find a tombstone or record that tells when an ancestor died, but never knowing how or why they died, especially if they were young.

In the article, members of the community, including Howell Harwood, have taken ill with symptoms of a disease mimiciing typhoid fever. This article was from the October 14, 1908 issue.

Mr. Harwood, a Civil War vet, and son of Absalom Harwood and Dovey Burleson, survived this illness and passed away at the ripe old age of 83 on September 5, 1925

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