Twig, Tree and Treasure; A Genealogical Sojourn

In Sickness And In Health

Epidemics and When they Happened

1657 Boston Measles
1687 Boston Measles
1690 New York Yellow Fever
1713 Boston  Measles 
1729 Boston Measles 
1732-33 Worldwide Influenza
1738 South Carolina Smallpox 
1739-40 Boston Measles
1747 Conn., NY, PA & SC Measles
1759 North America Influenza
1761 North America & West Indies  Influenza
1772 North America Measles
1775 New England unknown Epidemic
1775-76 Worldwide Influenza 
(very bad)
1788 Philadelphia and NY Measles
1793 Vermont Influenza and a "putrid fever"
1794 Philadelphia Yellow Fever
1796-97 Philadelphia Yellow Fever
1798 Philadelphia Yellow Fever
1803 New York Yellow Fever
1820-23 Nationwide "fever"
1831-32 Nationwide Asiatic Cholera
1832 New York 
& other major cities
1833 Columbus, OH  Cholera
1834 New York City  Cholera
1837 Philadelphia Typhus
1841 Nationwide
(especially severe in South) 
Yellow fever 
1847 New Orleans Yellow fever
1847-48 Worldwide Influenza 
1848-49 North America Cholera 
1849 New York Cholera
1850 Nationwide Yellow Fever
1850-51 North America Influenza
1851 Coles County, IL  Cholera
1851 The Great Plains States Cholera
1851 Missouri  Cholera
1852 Nationwide
(New Orleans
8,000 die in summer)
Yellow fever
1855 Nationwide Yellow fever
1857-59 Worldwide Influenza
1860-61 Pennsylvania Smallpox
1865-73 Philadelphia, New York, Boston, New Orleans, Baltimore, Memphis & Washington DC A series of reoccuring epidemics of Smallpox, Cholera, Typhus, Typhoid, Scarlet fever & Yellow Fever
1873-75 North America & Europe Influenza
1878 New Orleans Yellow Fever 
1885 Plymouth, PA Typhoid
1886 Jacksonville, FL Yellow Fever
1918 Worldwide
More people hospitalized in World War I for Influenza than wounds. US Army training camps became death camps, with 80% death rate in some camps.

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