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Smallpox grave site

smallpox grave

This grave site is protected by a regulation iron railing. This railing is a commercial type fencing. Reportedly this type fencing was used to mark grave sites of disease. Small pox is one disease that never dies. In the early days anyone who traveled by would know what this grave site meant.

The HALBERT child was buried and the family cedar log home was burned along with all the belongings to try and stop the disease. A new board home structure was built across the road. Reportedly the government was in charge of the burial, burning and rebuilding of the new three room structure.

Frank MOORE was born in the new home and currently owns the land where the grave is located.

Submitted by: Linda Fox, President Ellis County Historical Society

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