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Posted on: Fremont Co. Id Query Forum
Reply Here: http://genconnect.rootsweb.com/gc/USA/Id/Fremont/10089
Surname: Mathews, Hathaway, Stephens
Finding your message and responding, I grew up in that area of Idaho (Chester,
Fremont Co, which Wilford is part of) and the Chester Cemetary is full
of Hathaway children of that era who also died at birth or early age. I
asked my mother about this at one time when I was doing my initial research,
and she indicated to me that they had a very difficult time with influenza
early in the settling of Southeast Idaho. A high percentage of Hathaway
children from the late 1800's thru approx. 1910 succumbed at birth or by
their third birthday, according to notes I made in 1987 from an oral interview
I had with my mother. She is still alive, and I will drop her an email
to see if she can elaborate any more with me on this.
Hope this helped some.
Link: The Hathaway Surname Project
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