Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXXIII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-29 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 8Louis Thompson Has Smallpox

Another case of smallpox was reported to the Board of Health yesterday, the patient being Louis Thompson, living at No. 1716 Yandes street. He is employed by one of the gas companies, and the Board of Health fears that many people have come in contact with Thompson. He has been sent to the detention hospital and the other five members of the family placed under quarantine.

“Louis Thompson Has Smallpox,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 29 April 1900, p. 8, col. 3; digital image, Chronicling America ( : accessed 3 March 2015).

2 thoughts on “Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXXIII

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      Lol! In many ways society was much more transparent back then. I think of all the newspaper clippings I’ve seen of people being send away to the insane asylums.


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