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BOYER, Areta

    Cambria Freeman, 8 Jan 1904, Contributed by Patty Millich

Influenza Rife at South Fork

What is almost an epidemic of catarrhal influenza is raging among the smaller children of South Fork and vicinity. Dr. Glass reports in his practice no fewer than twenty cases, all partaking of the nature existing among the little ones. The malady seems to be a dangerous one and its action quick.

This disease together with something in the nature of nasal diphtheria, robbed the home of D. E. Boyer, the South Fork jeweler, of two of his little ones last week. The children, Areta, aged three years and an infant son, aged three months, both were stricken with the same disease and after an illness of about three days, died within twenty four hours of each other.

The Rev. J. Q. A. Curry, pastor of the South Fork United Evangelical church officiated at the double funeral which was held last Sunday.

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