Paradise Sun. 19 July 1830

 

PARADISE SUN

LIGHT FOR ALL

Special Edition

Monday,  July 19, 1830

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

OF GREAT IMPORT

 

Doctor Hannah Savard reminds the residents of Paradise that all  drinking water and water used in preparing food must be boiled. Further, it is of crucial importance that the new guidelines on the digging of privies be observed. These measures are our best hope to bring  the quickest possible end to the typhoid epidemic that has struck at the very heart of our families.

In the past week two children and five adults are dead of typhoid or complications of typhoid. They are

Mrs. Lorena Fiddler and her daughter Margaret, age four

Mr.  Baldwin O’Brien

Friend Margery Blackstone

Friend Magnus Allen

Mrs. Jennet Scott Bonner and a stillborn daughter,  in childbed

Friend Alois Farmer

2 thoughts on “Paradise Sun. 19 July 1830”

  1. Interesting that my fourth book, “Wayward Son: Lineage Series, Book Four,” has a latrine/privy situation where the people get cholera instead of typhoid. There were apparently TWO epidemics during the 1830’s… one spreading south from Philadelphia and the other spreading north from NYC. Both were caused by poor sanitation and privies too close to water supplies.

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