Abstracted Obituaries
Submitted by Jayne Dunn

Surnames: Hartman, Whiteman, Moore

21 March 1884 - "An infant child of George Hartman died this morning at the residence in the West Union suburb."

24 March 1884 - "There are 3 cases of small pox in the family of Mr. George Hartman, the butcher, in the West Union
suburb. Mrs.
Hartman
and 2 children are afflicted. The cases are reported to be mild."

26 March 1884 - "Mrs. George Hartman died of small pox at the family residence on the pike in West Union suburb today.
Mrs. Moore of East Main St. above Vincennes is so ill of the same disease that recovery is deemed impossible."

27 March 1884 - "Smallpox epidemic...at the residence of George Hartman on the Paoli Pike in the extreme northern suburb
of the city-West Union-2 cases of small pox..."

"...at the Dingeldine residence in rear of George Hartman's West Union suburb-1 case..."

28 March 1884 - "Edmond Whiteman and wife residing beyond the city limits in the north west suburb were attacked with small
pox yesterday evening."

"Mrs. George Hartman, who died of small pox was buried last night. She leaves a husband and 2 small children."

28 March 1884 - "Mrs. Melvina Hartman, wife of George Hartman, who died Thursday was 35 years old. She was a devoted
wife and mother, and her husband and children were inconsolable at their loss. She was an active member of The Knights
and Ladies of Industry and many warm personal friends in these orders deeply sympathize with the afflicted famiies in
the hour of their sorrow."

31 March 1884 - "...a case of small pox developed today in the family of Stephen Whiteman on the Paoli Pike..."

New Albany Daily Ledger - 12 April 1884 -"Mrs. Ed. Whiteman died yesterday of small pox at the family residence on
the Paoli Pike in the West Union suburbs and George Moore died of the same disease yesterday at the Eruptive Hospital.
Mr. Moore's wife died of the disease 2 weeks ago. Both these families became infected by visits to the family of
George Hartman, before it was known that small pox existed in the later family."

[Fairview Cemetery Vol III has a Halin Moore #8474; 43; 11 Apr 1884 by county P11, R 15, L25; small pox; Dr. Cannon]
Mary F. Moore (Mrs.) #8461; 39; 27 Mar 1884; by county P11. R15, L21; small pox; Dr. Cannon

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