Can anyone tell me where I could find out information on a possible epidemic or serious illness that happened in Union Parish, La between Feb. 1866 and March 1866?
7 small children all died in little more than a month. The earliest on 13 Feb 1866, and the last child died on 17 March 1866.
These children belonged to Samuel G. Strozier and his second wife, Martha A. Wells. 3 of the children were Strozier children, and 4 were surname Impson and were Martha's by her first husband. The children ranged in age from 7 months to 12 years old.
Any help anyone could provide me in trying to find out what illness killed so many children in such a short amount of time would be greatly appreciated.