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Daily Missouri Republican
Daily Missouri Republican
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Description: Sickness in Cape Girardeau.

Date: November 11 1849

Newspaper published in: St. Louis, Mo.

The Cape Girardeau Standard, of Wednesday last, contains the following notice of the victims of the recent eruption of the cholera in that place:

"The disease has been unaccountably fatal. Out of eight cases attacked on Wednesday last, not one recovered, but all died in less than twenty-four hours. The victims were Virginia E., and Sophia, daughters of Mrs. Dorothy BLOCK; Louisa, daughter of Mrs. MCCABE; David F. AGNEW, a Tailor in the employ of Clarke & Greer; Franklin SLOAN, son of Maj. Hiram SLOAN, Elizabeth L. GANTT, a lady from Alabama, on a visit to her relations here; a lad just from Tennessee died at the house of Mr. S. GLASCOCK, and the mother of the lad died just above town. This family were emigrants, on their way to the back country.

On Thursday morning Mrs. BLOCK, the mother of the two children first named, was seized with the disease, and died in about twelve hours. Lafayette RANKIN, a mechanic working for Mr. LANSMAN, was ill and complaining of sickness on Wednesday, and quit work; and on Thursday was worse, and died on Friday night. No more cases occurred in the city. Mr. Thos. JUPEN, living three miles from town, was attacked on Friday, but is now recovering.

On Saturday and Sunday no new cases occurred; and the belief was that the disease had abated. On Monday morning Mrs. RANKIN, wife of E. A. RANKIN, was attacked, and died yesterday morning.

These are all the cases that have occurred up to yesterday noon."


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