Diphtheria Deaths in Huntley: 21-27 April 1883

Browsing through 19th-century death records reminds me of why I support universal childhood immunization. From one page of the Ontario civil registration of deaths for Huntley township, Carleton Co.: 6 deaths, all of them children; one from scarlet fever, five from diphtheria: David Henry Harmer, Laborer, died 7 April 1883, at age 3 years. Cause … Continue reading Diphtheria Deaths in Huntley: 21-27 April 1883