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Goldie Shaffer Obituary

“Failure to have her treated for diphtheria resulted in the death of Goldie, four year old daughter of John Shaffer, store keeper and farmer of Friendship, Monday evening.”

“The child has been ill since last Tuesday but no physician was called in until Monday evening. Two other children of the family who had diphtheria and whom a physician was attending have recovered and a fifteen year old son of the household, who just contracted the disease and is under a doctor’s care, gives promise of recovering.”1

  1. Goldie Shaffer. (1912, October 19). Portsmouth Times, p. 6.
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