Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia

Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia (HMJHU)

Location: Tuscumbia, AL 35674 Colbert County
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N 34° 44.262', W 87° 42.214'

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Side A
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878

Taking 31 Lives in Tuscumbia

Citizen's Relief Committee:
F.H. Aydlett, H.M. Finley, J.J. Davis, James Jackson, Chm. J.W. Rand Jr., F.A. Ross, J.N. Sampson, Sec. and C. A. Womble.

This committee, together with volunteers of both white and black~~ assisted by trained nurses brought from Memphis~~ nursed the sick, carried supplies, prepared the bodies, dug graves, and buried the dead.

Doctors, Serving around the clock:
Robert T. Abernathy, Samuel J. Cooper, William C. Cross, William Desprez (who gave his all, his life) and E. P. Rand.

Side B:
The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia

Belcher, Crabtree, · Boldman, Mrs. Amy, · Christina, Anna C., · Clark, Mr. (?), · Clark, W. A. · Cooper, DeWitt, · Desprez, Dr. William, · Finley, Samuel, · Gilbert, Mrs. W. A., · Halpine, Mrs. Bettie · Jones, Miss Bartie, · Jones, Mrs. W. H., · King, L., · Manush, F. and Wife · Morton, · Tom, · Newsome, Alexander, · Osborne, Sandy, · Prout, Ed, · Rather, Mrs. G. T. · Ross, Mrs. F. A., · Smoot, Helen, · Smoot, Mrs. T.L., · Stamps, Mr. and Mrs. W.L., · Ventress, Robert · Warren, Mervyn, · Williams, Charles, · Yohnka, Mrs. and Child · Young, William
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Year Placed1977
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 435593 N 3844180
Decimal Degrees34.73770000, -87.70356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.262', W 87° 42.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 15.72" N, 87° 42' 12.84" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 551-561 N Main St, Tuscumbia AL 35674, US
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