Death of Mr. Dempsey Bishop
The Courant American Newspaper, June 16, 1887
June 16, 1887 Page 3:
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A Dangerous Disease
Out in the Bishop neighborhood there is a disease similar to dysentery that is raging fearfully and seems to be an epidemic. Mr. Dempsey Bishop, an old gentleman well known here, having been one of the first settlers of the county died and was buried Thursday afternoon. Two of his grandchildren had preceded him only a few days before, dying of the same disease. His son, Thomas Bishop is now very sick. Miss Bettie Cleghorn, who died yesterday morning, was taken sick in that neighborhood and was brought into town for better treatment and attention. There seems to be a dreadful fatality in that neighborhood and is creating considerable alarm.
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