2013-11-17

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2013-11-17 09:12

Patrick McCauley family, circa 1893

One of my Burris cousins has been very helpful with information about her McCauley clan.

She is descended from Patrick McCauley (1837-1895) and Mary Elizabeth Thoss (1854-1941).

Yesterday, she sent me a photo of the family. On the basis of my guess that Ida May McCauley was about 6 or 7 years old, I'm approximating the photo to have been taken around 1893. The McCauleys were living in Conway Co., AR at the time, and that's where Patrick McCauley died and was buried.

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Top row, L to R: Annie, Will and Linnie
Middle, L to R: Margaret, Patrick, Ollie, Mary E.
Seated in front: Ida May McCauley Burris
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2013-11-17 11:41
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It was not a merry Christmas in the Kindrick home...

What a hellish December of 1921 it must have been for Wahannes Bevelis Kindrick and his wife, Maud Helena Bridges.

Diphtheria raged through their home, taking two of their children.

The United States recorded 206,000 cases of diphtheria in 1921, resulting in 15,520 deaths. Symptoms include sore throat, loss of appetite, and fever. The most notable feature of diphtheria infection, however, is the formation of a thick gray substance called a pseudomembrane over the nasal tissues, tonsils, larynx, and/or pharynx. (Sourced to this website.)

Four year old W B Kindrick, Jr. was the first to die on December 5, after being ill since November 27. He was buried the following day.

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Eighteen year old Mary Estella died on December 20, after being ill since December 10. She too was buried the day after her death.

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Once having contracted diphtheria, a person is infectious for two to three weeks. Did Mary Estella Kindrick help her mother nurse her little brother? Frequently caregivers caught diphtheria from their patients.


Descendancy for this family is:
Wahannes Bevelis Kindrick, son of Samuel Kindrick (1834-1875) and Matilda Jones (1833-1904). Parents of Samuel Kindrick were Jacob Fauby Kindrick (1802-1854) and Margaret "Polly" McPherson/MacPherson (1806-1875).