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Fever is Fatal to Young Woman

“Contracting typhoid fever while she was looking after a family in which five members were seriously ill with this disease, one dying, Miss Mary Elizabeth Williams, 20, of Siloam, Kentucky, eventually contracted the malady. She passed away at 3:40 AM Sunday. she had been seriously ill the past week.”

“Miss Williams is survived by two brothers: Milton1 and Louis2, of Siloam, and three sisters: Mrs. Lillian Spurlock, of Columbus; Mrs. Kate Phillips, of Siloam, and Mrs. Mary Scott of Texas.”

Several weeks ago Mr. and Mrs.3 Paul Warnock and Jimmy, John and Walter Dotson, of Siloam, developed typhoid fever and Miss Williams pursed all these patients back to health except one. She was well known in the Fullerton community and had many friends in Portsmouth. Funeral services for Miss Williams will be held at Siloam Tuesday afternoon.4

Death Certificate of Walter Dotson

Certificate of Death for Walter S Dotson as a result of typhoid fever.5
  1. Malon Williams
  2. Lewis Edward Williams
  3. Ollie Thompson Warnock
  4. Fever is Fatal to Young Woman. (1930, May 26). Portsmouth Times, p. 1.
  5. “Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YK-N3YM-H?cc=1417491 : 2 January 2019), > image 1 of 1; Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort.
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