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Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors

In Honor of the Doctors

 
 
Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
1. Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker
Inscription. Marker Front:
Of the city's 5,667 people in 1849, 3,500 fled, and 400 of those remaining were victims of cholera. Most are buried here, some only in rough boxes in a common grave. The scourge came again in 1850 and 1852 but with less toll.

"Dismay stalked abroad in the daytime and the drowsy night was hideous with the wailings of the disconsolate."

Marker Reverse:
Doctors, nurses and others assisted in fighting the cholera in 1849, aiding heroic citizens led by Foster M. Follett. Doctors Austin, Brainard, Lane and Tilden suffered illness and exhaustion, leaving Dr. Cochran alone among Sandusky doctors until aid came. Drs. Ackley, Beaumont, Lauderdale and Spencer, and Messrs. Dolan and Miller of Cleveland; Drs. Banks, Caroland, Follen, Foote, Hughes, Lindsey, Ocheltree, Quinn and Raymond, and Messrs. Bailey, Hindale and Yorke, Mrs. Cowden and nurses from Cincinnati; Dr. Appleton of Philadelphia; Dr. Stanley of Canton; Drs. Evans and Pack of Akron; Drs. Glick and Teagarden of Mansfield; Dr. Vance of Urbana; and Mr. and Miss Rushton of Bellevue.

"They came emphatically in our time of need, and faithfully and successfully did they minister relief to the distressed and the dying. Long will be e'er the citizens of Sandusky forget their kindness."
 
Erected
Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
2. Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker
The opposite side of the marker.
1965 by The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 26.981′ N, 82° 43.511′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on Harrison Street north of Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hinde & Dauch Paper Company (approx. mile away); Sandusky (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jury of Erie County Women / Erie County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kilbourne Plat (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Underground Railroad / Abolition Boats Provide an Escape to Freedom in Erie County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cooke-Dorn House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandusky.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
3. Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker
Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
4. Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker
Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
5. Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker
Erected in Memory of The Pioneers of Sandusky Ohio image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
6. Erected in Memory of The Pioneers of Sandusky Ohio
Who gave their lives during the Cholera Epidemic of 1849 to 1854 A.D. During this great tragedy half of the 4000 population either fled or were called by death those remaining rendered worthy service to their unselfish faithfulness were owe this tribute of reverence and love.
Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
7. Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the Doctors Marker
 
 
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