William Jeffries

SUCCUMBS

To Small Pox Does William Jeffries, a Glass Worker, at the home of Benjamin Lindsay in Point Comfort.

The Daily Telegram., January 23, 1904

Map Image of Point Comfort
19th Century Map Image of Point Comfort

William Jeffries, a glass worker, died at the home of Benjamin Lindsay, in Point Comfort, Saturday noon from the small pox. Some weeks ago he was taken down with sickness and he took to his bed at the Lindsay home where he roomed. The sickness developed into small pox and the patient grew rapidly worse under the ravages of the loathsome disease until death relieved his sufferings at the hour above mentioned. The home was quarantined by the county health officers and every attendance possible was given the young man.

The deceased was about twenty-three years of age and single. He had been employed at the Atlas glass works. So far as is known at present he had no relatives excepting a sister living at Broad Oaks.

Postcard Image of the Hazel Atlas Glass Company Clarksburg WV
Hazel Atlas Glass Works

The county health officer who has had supervision of the case will make arrangements for the funeral. All precautions will be made and the burial will be made at night under guard.

VICTIM OF SMALL POX BURIED SATURDAY NIGHT

The Daily Telegram., January 25, 1904

The remains of William Jeffries, the glass worker, who died at the home of Benjamin Lindsay, in Point Comfort, on Saturday from small pox, were buried during the night Saturday in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. The burial was under the direction of the county health officer and all the necessary precautions to prevent contagion were taken.

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