OF YELLOW FEVER
Franklin County, Mississippi
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In 1905 yellow fever swept across Mississippi. Many who died in the Hamburg area were buried with unmarked graves. There are at least 15 graves without stones. The information below is shared by Joyce Shannon Bridges from her book Mississippi Roots 'n Records: Franklin County.
|GRAVESTONE NAME||GRAVESTONE DATES|
|ALLEN, India COMPTON||4 Sep 1862 - 22 Sep 1905|
|ALLEN, Luther Earl||20 Dec 1899 - 21 Sep 1905|
|ALLEN, Robert James||6 Apr 1851 - 18 Jul 1925|
|ALLEN, William Luther||22 Jun 1861 - 1 Apr 1923|
|ALLEN, W. V.||12 Jun 1875 - 20 Sep 1927|
|BYRD, Livingston H.||18 Mar 1858 - 23 Sep 1915|
|BYRD, Mary R.||17 May 1889 - 6 Oct 1905|
|DUNN, Edna||9 Jan 1887 - 27 Jun 1908|
|FARR, Irene A.||1860 - 1934|
|FARR, Nathaniel W.||1859 - 1924|
|FRENCH, Clyde Harold||17 Apr 1922 - 12 Oct 1922|
|FRENCH, G. O.||3 Mar 1887 - 15 Jun 1924|
|FRENCH, J. D.||16 Dec 1855 - 27 Jul 1925|
|GUICE, Claude V.||14 Feb 1859 - 3 Oct 1905|
|GUICE, Orland||21 Sep 1872 - 6 Jul 1919|
|HEMBY, Charlie Byrd||18 Sep 1863 - 16 Oct 1905|
|HEMBY, Lenora LEE||8 Sep 1829 - 8 Oct 1905|
|KENT, infant||born and died 21 Sep 1907
son of G. B. & M. O. KENT
|KIRBY, Thomas||19 Aug 1856 - 8 Aug 1905|
|MAGEE, Jophet Lee||Co. B, Powers Cav. C.S.A|
|MAGEE, W. K.||died 30 Jan 1920, aged 88 years|
|McLEMORE, John T.||30 Jul 1856 - 1 Feb 1924|
|MONTGOMERY, T. C.||22 Jun 1863 - 6 Oct 1905|
|PRESTIDGE, John Benjamin||5 Nov 1930 (only date)
Miss. Apprentice Seaman U.S. N. R. F.
|RAWLS, Alvin||24 May 1887 - 12 Oct 1905|
|RAWLS, Editha||27 Dec 1856 - 8 Oct 1905|
|RAWLS, R. A.||10 Dec 1842 - 14 Dec 1928|
|STRAHAN, W. J.||11 Sep 1856 - 23 Sep 1905|
|TRIMBLE, Lee||died 10 Sep 1910|
|TRIMBLE, Martha M.||died 16 May 1916, aged 79 years|
History of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1905
from Mississippi, Heart of the South, Volume 2, Page 306 by Dunbar Rowland
"In August and September, 1905, nearly 870 cases were officially reported by health officers at various points in Mississippi, and of that number less than eight percent proved fatal. The places which suffered the greatest number of fatalities were Vicksburg, 21 and Hamburg, 15. Those which had the greatest number of cases were: Vicksburg, 210; Natchez, 196 (only 9 deaths); Gulfport, 118 (3 deaths). In proportion to the cases treated (63) Hamburg had the greatest number of fatalities"
Go to Franklin County Cemeteries Index
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