Wednesday, April 6, 2011

OBITUARY: Katie Ready (1898)

An item found in the Jamestown Press (Jamestown, Indiana) –issue of Friday, April 15, 1898 – page 3, column 1:

A Remarkable Case
Miss Katie Ready, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Michael Ready, died at Brownsburg Sunday morning of tuberculosis of the stomach and lungs, after a lingering illness of three months. A remarkable feature of her sickness, and one that has aroused no little interest among local physicians, was the unusual rapidity of her growth during confinement. At the time of her death she measures six feet four inches in height, having grown four inches in three months. She weighed less than sixty-five pounds.

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