Lee District Deals with Smallpox in 1901


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 7/23/1901.

Smallpox at Arnoldsburg is Now Under Control

The first of last week, Dr. Frame, of Parkersburg, made an examination of the malady at Arnoldsburg, and pronounced the same genuine smallpox.  The county board of health at once took steps to prevent the further spread of the disease.  All infected houses were quarantined, and Squire Seamon put in charge of the matter, with instructions to put out guards wherever necessary.  At last reports there were no new cases, and all the old ones were getting along well.  So far as we can learn, the only families in which they have the disease are those of M.W. Hoskins and French King, at Arnoldsburg and G.G. Stump at Rocksdale, all of which are under quarantine.

The local physicians and the people generally are lending all the assistance possible to the officers in their efforts to prevent its spread.  It now seems to be under control and no apprehension is felt as to its further spreading.