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Yellow Fever Victims

 
 
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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

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18, 1932

 
Erected 1932 by City of Gallipolis,, John C. Rue, Charles A. Hill, and Gallia County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersNotable EventsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is August 18, 1861.
 
Location. 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. Marker is along the SE edge of City Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gallipolis OH 45631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High Water Marks (here, next to 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); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallia County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallipolis Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gallipolis (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallipolis.
 
Also see . . .  Gallipolis Yellow Fever Episode. (Submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
2. Yellow Fever Victims Memorial
Yellow Fever Victims Cause image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
3. Yellow Fever Victims Cause
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
4. Yellow Fever Victims Memorial
City Commission
Yellow Fever Victims Shaft image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
5. Yellow Fever Victims Shaft
Yellow Fever Victims Shaft Donor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
6. Yellow Fever Victims Shaft Donor
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Donor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
7. Yellow Fever Victims Memorial Donor
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2010
8. Yellow Fever Victims Memorial
Dedication Date.
Yellow Fever Victims Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,393 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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