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Old Time Epidemics

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Wonder where those Barlows disappeared to? Many were lost to epidemics. If you lost track of someone during the following years, you might want to check for death notices in the area they were last known to be in.
 
Some of the major epidemics in the United States are listed below:

1657 - Boston, Massachusetts.....Measles

1687 - Boston, Massachusetts......Measles

1690 - New York.....Yellow Fever

1713 - Boston, Massachusetts......Measles

1729 - Boston, Massachusetts......Measles

1732/3 - Worldwide.....Influenza

1738 - South Carolina.....Smallpox

1739/40 - Boston, Massachusetts......Measles

1747 - Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina.....Measles

1759 - North America....areas inhabited by white people....Measles

1761 - North America and West Indies.....Influenza

1772 - North America.....Measles

1775 - North America....especially hard in Northeast.....unknown epidemic

1775/76 - Worldwide....one of the worst epidemics....Influenza

1783 - Dover, Deleware....."extremely fatal".....Bilious Disorder

1784 - New Bern, Craven Co North Carolina.....Yellow Fever

1788 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York.....Measles

1793 - Vermont....a "putrid" fever and Influenza

1793 - Virginia ...killed 500 in 5 counties in 4 weeks......Influenza

1793 - Philadelphia....Yellow Fever.............one of the worst epidemics

1793 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania......many unexplained deaths

1793 - Middletown, Pennsylvania......many unexplained deaths

1794 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.....Yellow Fever

1796/97 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania....Yellow Fever

1798 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.....one of the worst....Yellow Fever

1798 - New Bern, Craven Co North Carolina....Yellow Fever

1803 - New York -- Yellow Fever

1820/21/22/23 - Nationwide....started at Schuylkill River and spread...."Fever"

1831/32 - Nationwide....brought by English emigrants....Asiatic Cholera

1832 - New York City and other major cities.....Cholera

1837 - Philadelphia....Typhus

1841 - Nationwide....especially severe in the south....Yellow Fever

1847 - New Orleans....Yellow Fever

1847-8 - Worldwide....Influenza

1848-9 - North America....Cholera

1850 - Nationwide....Yellow Fever

1850-1 - North America....Influenza

1852 - Nationwide....New Orleans - 8,000 died the in summer....Yellow Fever

1855 - Nationwide....Yellow Fever

1857-9 - Worldwide....one of the greated epidemics....Influenza

1860-1 - Pennsylvania....Smallpox

1865-73 - Philadelphia, New York, Boston, New Orleans....Smallpox

1865-73 - Baltimore, Memphis, Washington DC....Cholera

----A series of recurring epidemics of: Typhus, Typhoid, Scarlet Fever, Yellow Fever----

1873-5 - North America and Europe....Influenza

1878 - New Orleans, Louisiana....last great epidemic....Yellow Fever

1885 - Plymouth, Pennsylvania....Typhoid

1886 - Jacksonville, Florida....Yellow Fever

1918 - Worldwide....high point year....Influenza

----More people were hospitalized in WWI from this epidemic than wounds.----
US Army training camps became death camps, with 80% death rate in some camps

These specific instances of Cholera were mentioned:

1833 Columbus, Ohio

1834 New York City

1849 New York

1851 Coles Co Illinois, The Great Plains, and Missouri

 
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