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Diphtheria Kills 2 in M-burg


Herald of April 26, 1894

No paper was published this week because of the editor was in Lancaster County attending the funeral of his sister. The following news items were gleaned from other issues of the Herald around this time.

The threat of a diphtheria epidemic in Martinsburg grew stronger as two more children died of the disease. The deceased were King Keagy, 6, son of F.W. and Annie Keagy, and Ralph Greaser, 6, the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Greaser. The editor of the Herald used the opportunity to call for a Board of Health in Martinsburg.

The Curryville correspondent reported that “seve...

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