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In Years Past

February 25, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, Ralph Case and his sister, Mrs. Annie Boltz of Portland, Chautauqua County, were at the hospital in Dunkirk, seriously ill of typhoid fever. Their grandmother, Mrs. Pulaski Case, was ill of the same disease at the family home in Portland and Miss Elsie Storms, who resided with her parents on the second floor of the Case residence, also had the fever. Ransford Case, a brother of Ralph Case and Mrs. Boltz, died of the disease on February 13. Polluted water was believed to be the cause of the epidemic.



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