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Disease Epidemics in Maine 18th and 19th centuries

Disease Epidemics in Maine 18th and 19th centuries

Posted: 12 May 2013 2:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone know where I can learn about what fatal diseases were prevalent in Maine in the late 18th and early 19th centuries? I imagine that some of the folks I am researching who disappeared from the record succumbed to some sort of communicable disease.

I'd like to learn about any common diseases (tuberculosis comes to mind), statistics for where and when they occurred. My ancestors were from Lincoln County.

Thanks for any advice or information.

William D Romanski
Rhode Island

Re: Disease Epidemics in Maine 18th and 19th centuries

Posted: 13 May 2013 6:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would try the town hall in that area.Many of my ancestors come from that area, and threw all my researches, never came across any disease epidemics.

Re: Disease Epidemics in Maine 18th and 19th centuries

Posted: 30 May 2013 5:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
I had a lot of relatives in Maine and New Brunswick - causes of death have included: influenza, scarlet fever, dysentery, cholera, and typhus. Perhaps if you did a web search for Maine, history, disease - you might get a "hit".
Sheila
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