Friday, March 25, 2016

World Tuberculosis Day 2016

I recently learned that March 24 is commemorated every year as World Tuberculosis Day.  In honor of the day and to help maintain awareness that tuberculosis still kills far too many people each year, I am posting the death certificate of Lavina Danner Sellers, who died of pulmonary tuberculosis on March 1, 1919 in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, Ohio.  She was the wife of Henry Sellers, my 3rd cousin 4 times removed.  I count myself as fortunate that she was the closest relative I found in my family tree who died of the disease.

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