Re: Lowrey (Lowry) family
Posted by Karen Newman on 5/9/2020, 9:16 am, in reply to "Re: Lowrey (Lowry) family"
The number of deaths for the year 1864 are broadly in line with those for 1863 and 1865, I think? |
There is no mention of an epidemic or public health issue in Dartmouth in any of the newspapers on FMP.
Often, the officiating cleryman will note any details of cause of death that are unusual, e.g. an epidemic.But nothing in this case.
It's likely that both children succumbed to a childhood disease for which there was no vaccine as yet.
As Judith says, the death certs will reveal cause.