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From: Tom Sawyer <>
Subject: Re: [PACAMBRI-L] Prevalent diseases
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 14:07:39 -0400
At 02:00 PM 7/2/99 EDT, wrote:
>During my research, I found that one of my ancestors lost 7 of their nine
>children to death within a one month period of time. This was in 1863. Does
>anyone know what disease was prevalent during that time that would take the
>lives of so many? This was in Cambria County.
I think it could have been several things. Confederate General James
Longstreet lost 4 children about that time to small pox, I think. Or maybe
typhoid fever. You'd have tosee if someone can check the Cambria County
newspaper for that year.
That wasn't much help, I guess!