Dora Ella King

Dora Ella King

Female 1874 - 1887  (13 years)

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  • Name Dora Ella King 
    Born 1874 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Sep 1887 
    Age 13 years 
    Person ID I40044  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors George E. King
              b. Abt 1841, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Jun 1906  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Dorothea Louise Hornbustal
              b. 5 Nov 1843, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Apr 1906, Daysville Cemetary, Pulaski, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F61186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • September 4, 1887 ~ Dora Ella King, age 13 years, 4 months, 22 days, born in Richland Township, Daughter of George and Doris Louisa King, died at Holmesville, New York of asphyxia and diphtheria lasting 4 days.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday, September 22, 1887 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Malignant Diphtheria - Mention has already been made of the presence of diphtheria of a fatal character in the south part of this town. The first case was that of a daughter of George King. It resulted fatally. The girl was stopping at the time at the house of her uncle, Leonard King. George lives near Daysville, while Leonard resides south of Holmesville. Every precaution has been taken to prevent its spread into other families and so far the efforts have proved successful. Since the death above reported, Mrs. George King has been taken sick. The disease also attacked a young child, sister of the deceased. On Sunday night this one died and every member of the family are said to be sick with the same scourge. Signs have been put up at both houses warning passersby, and the inmates ordered to remain at home. They are people in moderate circumstances, and Mr. Gray, overseer of the poor, has issued orders that all families be supplied with all things needful. Dr. Moore, one of the town medical board is the attending physician. Dr. Betts, health officer of the town has had the premises fumigated and done all in his power to prevent the spread of the disease. The children of George King have not kept in as closely as they should have done and bad results may come from it. The two burials were made strictly private. Dr. G. W. Betts, health officer, was unable on Monday to get anyone to lay out the remains of the child and so he went in to the house of death, carrying the coffin with him and I. J. Rich, Esq., conveyed the body to Daysville cemetery, where together these gentlemen, with the assistance of John Calkins, performed the sexton’s services. Too much cannot be said in praise of Dr. Moore, the attending physician, who has given up nearly all of his outside practice, to do his duty by this afflicted family, of Dr. G. W. Betts, our worthy health officer, who did for the family what no other person in that neighborhood could be found to do, and of I. J. Rich, a member of the town Board of Health, who conveyed the remains from the house to the cemetery. It is fortunate that there were such self-forgetful gentlemen at hand otherwise the dead might even yet lay unburied and uncared for. In this connection we would also mention Miss Mary Douglas, a professional nurse with a Bellevue hospital experience, who happening in the vicinity, volunteered to go in and care for the sick and dying family. Words are too feeble to express the nobility of character represented by such deeds of philanthropic daring. The district schools have been closed and the entire neighborhood is in a state of excitement. It is believed, however, that the cases will be confined to the two houses mentioned.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday, September 29, 1887 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Diphtheria Abating - It appears that the worst has passed in the diphtheria cases in George King’s family at Daysville. Mr. King is quite well and Mrs. King, who was seriously ill, is now recovered, although worn out with watching. The children are also better. Competent nurses have been procured only after the greatest of difficulty, no one caring to place themselves within the influence of the dreaded disease. This was especially true of those living in the vicinity and knowing most of the particularly malignant character of the scourge. It is quite natural that households should feel thus, but in other ways the entire neighborhood is very thoughtful and considerate. Milk is furnished and every variety of food and other delicacies supplied in abundance. Whatever is intended for the sick is taken to a point in view of the King house and left there. From this place it is taken by the nurse or by Mr. King to the house. Among those who have thus been leaving supplies near the King residence are Mrs. Kate Matthewson, Mrs. F. L. Brown, Mrs. Springer, J. H. Woodruff, and J. Robbins. All have been free to offer to do so or to furnish anything in their power. The professional nurse having been quite worn out with watching, Mr. Hubbard, of this village, has been engaged by the Board of Health to assist in the care of the sick. The schools, which have not been in session, are now opening, and what promised at first to be a wide spread epidemic, is now thought to be surely abated.