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Gallipolis in Gallia County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Yellow Fever Victims

 
 
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2009
1. Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Marker
Inscription.


Mrs. Margaret Beard Eliza Beck and Infant
Mrs. Joseph J. Blazer Richard Blazer
Wellington Blazer Claudius J. Brothers
Mrs. Claudius J. Brothers Mrs. Elizabeth Brothers
James Brown Margaret Brown
William Buck Clayton Coffman
George D. Curry Samuel B. Curry
Caroline Davis Charles Dehlman
Mrs. Charles Forth Simon Gibson
Thomas Gibson Mrs. Capt. Alex W. Halliday
William J. Holcomb Max Horger
Mrs. Max Horger William Hull
Sarah Kerns Joseph Martin
Mrs. Samuel H. Morton James T. Myers
Hugh Plymale, Sr. Mrs. Claudius Roberts
Shepard Sheldon John W. Skinner
Alice Walker Grant Walker
Ising Walker William Walker

Broken rocker shaft of
Steamer John Porter
that brought yellow fever
to Gallipolis from
New Orleans Aug. 18, 1878
causing 66, deaths

Shaft was presented by
Charles A. Hill
Engine Builder

Donated by
John C. Rue

Present City Commission
Clyde C. Ingels
Frank L. Shaw
Dr. L. C. Bean
J. R. Gwinn, City Manager

Aug. 18, 1932

 
Erected 1932 by City of Gallipolis,, John C. Rue, Charles A. Hill, and Gallia County Historical Society.
 
Location.
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
2. Yellow Fever Victims Memorial
38° 48.387′ N, 82° 12.335′ W. Marker is in Gallipolis, Ohio, in Gallia County. Marker is on 1st Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is along the SE edge of City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gallipolis OH 45631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1790 - Gallipolis - 1940 (a few steps from this marker); The Landing of the Welsh in Gallipolis (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallia County, Gallipolis and the Ohio River (within shouting distance of this marker); Our House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); The Dunmore War 1774 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles E. Holzer, Sr., M.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gallipolis.
 
Also see . . .  Gallipolis Yellow Fever Episode. (Submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
Categories. DisastersNotable EventsWaterways & Vessels
 
Yellow Fever Victims Cause Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
3. Yellow Fever Victims Cause
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
4. Yellow Fever Victims Memorial
City Commission
Yellow Fever Victims Shaft Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
5. Yellow Fever Victims Shaft
Yellow Fever Victims Shaft Donor Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
6. Yellow Fever Victims Shaft Donor
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Donor Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
7. Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Donor
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
8. Yellow Fever Victims Memorial
Dedication Date.
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
9. Yellow Fever Victims Memorial
On right. Flood heights on sandstone column on left. City Park Gazebo in center. Looking NW from 1st Avenue.
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., On right.
10. Yellow Fever Victims Memorial
On right. Flood heights on sandstone column. City Park behind monuments. Looking SW along 1st Avenue toward buildings on Court Street. Ohio River to left, beyond edge of photo.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,784 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.
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