Another Fatal Case of Diphtheria

“The first child that was attacked by diphtheria on the West Side proved fatal Monday morning at an early hour. Chelsey Moore, the bright infant son of James Moore, is the one we refer to. He survived until the disease had spread among other children, suffered perhaps intensely and then had to succumb to death. It was a sad blow to the parents, and also to the friends, who were compelled to be quarantined, and not show their respects to the dead and grief-stricken souls, to prevent exposure to their families. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, from the family residence, near Moore’s Landing, and the remains were taken to Friendship and interred in the church graveyard.”1

  1. Another fatal case of diphtheria. (1886, December 18). Portsmouth Times, p. 5.
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