EPIDEMICS
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HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHERE AN ANCESTOR
DISAPPEARED TO, WHEN NOT FOUND ON ANY RECORDS?
IF THE DATES MATCH ANY OF THESE, YOUR ANCESTOR
MAY HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE MILLIONS WHO
SUCCUMBED TO THE VARIOUS EPIDEMICS.

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1657 Boston Measles 

1687 Boston Measles
 
1690 New York Yellow Fever

1713 Boston Measles

1729 Boston Measles
 
1732-3 Worldwide Influenza

1738 South Carolina Smallpox
 
1739-40 Boston Measles
 
1747 CT, NY, PA, SC Measles
 
1759 N. America Measles:
areas inhabited by white people
 
1761 N. America and West Indies
Influenza
 
1772 N. America Measles
 
1775 N. America Unknown epidemic:
especially hard in NE

1775-6 Worldwide Influenza:
one of the worst epidemics

1783 Dover, DE "Extremely fatal"
bilious disorder

1788 Philadelphia and New York
Measles

1793 Vermont A "putrid" fever and
Influenza
 
1793 Virginia Influenza: killed
500 in 5 counties in 4 weeks
 
1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever:
over 4,000 deaths

1793 Harrisburg, PA Many
unexplained deaths
 
1793 Middletown, PA Many
unexplained deaths this
epidemic is still unnamed
 
1794 Philadelphia, PA Yellow Fever
 
1796-7 Philadelphia, PA Yellow
Fever
1798 Philadelphia, PA Yellow
Fever: one of the worst
 
1803 New York Yellow Fever
 
1820-3 Nationwide"Fever" -
started Schuylkill River and
spread

1822 New York and New Orleans
Yellow Fever
 
1831-2 Nationwide Asiatic
Cholera: brought by English
emigrants
 
1832 NY City and other major
cities Cholera

1832 New Orleans Asiatic Cholera:
over 1,000 deaths
 
1832 Ayrshire towns of Stevenston,
Dalry and Kilbride Cholera
 
1833 Columbus, OH Cholera
 
1834 New York City Cholera
 
1837 Philadelphia Typhus
 
1841 Nationwide Yellow Fever:
especially severe in the south
 
1847 New Orleans Yellow Fever
 
1847-8 Worldwide Influenza
 
1848-9 North America Cholera
 
1849 New York Cholera
 
1849-50 New Orleans Cholera:
3,000 deaths

1850 Nationwide Yellow Fever
 
1850 Alabama, New York Cholera
 
1850-1 North America Influenza
 
1851 Coles Co., IL, The Great
Plains and Missouri Cholera

1852 Nationwide Yellow Fever

1853 New Orleans Yellow Fever:
8,000 die

1855 Nationwide Yellow Fever
 
1857-9 Worldwide Influenza:
one of the greatest epidemics
 
1860-1 Pennsylvania Smallpox

1865-73 Philadelphia, NY, Boston,
New Orleans, Baltimore,
Memphis, Washington DC Smallpox 
a series of recurring
epidemics of Cholera, Typhus,
Typhoid, Scarlet Fever, Yellow
Fever

1873-5 N. America and Europe
Influenza

1878 New Orleans Yellow Fever:
last great epidemic

1878 Memphis, TN Yellow Fever
1885 Chicago, IL water-borne
disease
 
1885 Plymouth, PA Typhoid

1886 Jacksonville, FL Yellow
Fever

1900 Galveston, TX Cholera
 
1902 Alaska measles
 
1905 New Orleans Yellow Fever:
last US outbreak

1918 Worldwide(high point yr.)
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.



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