What killed William Patrick Henry Fairchild
My gg grandparents, William Patrick Henry Fairchild (1841-1875)and Mary Martha Germany Fairchild, both died near Davis, Texas, 12 days apart (I have that he died on February 16th, 1875, I don't have whether she died before or after). That left my great grandmother, Emma Paralee Fairchild (1872-1941) an orphan, along with her brother Hernando. They were raised by her father's brother, I believe. My question is, does anyone know what they died of 12 days apart. They were still pretty young, even by the hard life standards of the day (in their thirties). also, does anyone know what happened to Hernando?