Historic Markers Across Alabama



Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: the intersection of North Main Street and North Commons Street, Tuscumbia, Alabama
County: Colbert
Coordinates: N 34° 44.262    W 087° 42.214
  34.7377    -87.70356666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1PMW
 



Text:

Citizen's Relief Committee:

F.H. Aydlett, H.M. Finley, J.J. Davis, James Jackson, Chm. J.W. Rand Jr., F.A. Ross, J.N. Sampson, Sec. and C. A. Womble.

This committee, together with volunteers of both white and black~~ assisted by trained nurses brought from Memphis~~ nursed the sick, carried supplies, prepared the bodies, dug graves, and buried the dead.

Doctors, Serving around the clock:
Robert T. Abernathy, Samuel J. Cooper, William C. Cross, William Desprez (who gave his all, his life) and E. P. Rand.

Side B:
The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia


Belcher, Crabtree, • Boldman, Mrs. Amy, • Christina, Anna C., • Clark, Mr. (?), • Clark, W. A. • Cooper, DeWitt, • Desprez, Dr. William, • Finley, Samuel, • Gilbert, Mrs. W. A., • Halpine, Mrs. Bettie • Jones, Miss Bartie, • Jones, Mrs. W. H., • King, L., • Manush, F. and Wife • Morton, • Tom, • Newsome, Alexander, • Osborne, Sandy, • Prout, Ed, • Rather, Mrs. G. T. • Ross, Mrs. F. A., • Smoot, Helen, • Smoot, Mrs. T.L., • Stamps, Mr. and Mrs. W.L., • Ventress, Robert • Warren, Mervyn, Williams Charles, • Yohnka, Mrs. and Child • Young, William

Erected 1977 by Alabama Historical Association







End of Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia