Mortuary Reports – March-May 1884

June 7, 1884, from The Florida Mirror “The mortality list we publish covers three months, and embraces not only the city of Fernandina, but Amelia Island, a population of over 3000 persons. It will be noted that but 2 white adults are included, one of an advanced age. That a large proportion of the deaths are children, and that the death rate for the whole population does not exceed a ratio of 4 per cent per annum, a statement that speaks well for the health of Fernandina.” Mortuary Report of Amelia Island for Months of March, April and May. Furnished by R. M. Henderson, undertaker. March 12 – Matilda S. McConnell, b. Old Town, Fla., d. of carcinoma at Old Town, age 55 yrs 8 mos March 13 – Frank Williams (col), b. Amelia Island, d. of consumption at City [Fernandina], age abt 38 yrs March 17 – Kitty Johnson (col.), d. of dropsy at City, age abt 40 yrs March 25 – Samuel King (col), b. Centerville, Ga., d. of paralysis at City, age abt 66 yrs March 25 – Twins, Mary L. and Emma Martha Keats (col.), b. Bloomfield, N.J., d. of marasmus at City, age 3 mos March 25 – Fredric Bradley (col), b. Fernandina, d. of trismus nascentium at City, age 8 days April 5 – Mary E. Williams (col), b. Old Town, Fla., d. at Old Town, age 4 days April 13 – Patience Cooper (col), b. South Carolina, d. of dropsy at City, age…

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