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I don't have a US zip code as I live in Osoyoos, British Columbia Canada.|
Lucky for me 90% of my family heritage on my fathers side are from Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas, & Oklahoma. Most of my distant family members are now living in California & Texas.
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|Paula Tanner||RE: Mary Laura Upjohn (1908-1999)|
Thank you for your reply. I have been researching this outbreak for 18 years. It was the largest outbreak of amebiasis in a civilian population; associated with drinking water; caused by cross-connection because good and bad water; resulted in hydraulic research of water flow, etc., etc. Regarding Mary L. Tucker...I found her name in NARA records (National Archives and Records Admin.) center in Chicago.The 100+ lawsuits were funneled into the federal court system because the Congress Hotel filed for bankruptcy/re-org. Mary's name was on the list as well as her claims of illness. There was seldom any identifying info such as city, state, address, etc. Legal papers did say she was about 25 and from St. Louis. One or two newspapers also noted her law suit for $200,000. The legal papers only denote a list of people who settled by stipulation with no info. The stipulations spanned 1936-1938. The St. Louis Dispatch just became available on newspapers.com and I have searched. I only found info on a Mary L. Tucker as of 1941 when she was selected for WAACS. I have also used ancestry.com and can not find any Mary L. Tucker in St. Louis as a young girl. The WAAC newspaper info states she worked in an industrial plant cafeteria. What I am trying to do is confirm that the woman discussed as WAAC from St. Louis is the same who suffered from amebiasis dysentery from a visit/stay in Chicago in 1933. A letter, postcard, diary entry could be the link. I appreciate any help you might be able to provide. Best Regards, Paula Tanner
|Paula Tanner||Mary Laura Upjohn (1908-1999)|
Hi Mel, I appreciated the bio on Mary. I am an epidemiologist and have been researching the amebiasis outbreak of 1933. There was a Mary L. Tucker from St. Louis that filed a suit because of illness.There were 1300+ confirmed illnesses + 98 deaths. I believe my Mary L. Tucker is your Mary Laura Tucker Upjohn. I am wondering if you are related in some way or just added a bio. I am trying to confirm that your Mary was a confirmed case. She had no children per your bio. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide. Best Regards, Paula Tanner, epidemiologist and registered env health specialist. Tannerpaula@att.net
|annav||RE: Trail Cemetery|
I live in Nelson but we have to travel to Trail often for medical appts and specialists. Also most surgeries in our area are done in Trail. Otherwise we go to Kelowna. I spent 3 hours a the cemetery last week while my husband was having surgery. Kept my mind off things and time flew by. Let me know if you need any other headstones you may need from around here
Added by annav on Apr 10, 2016 2:17 AM
You are very welcome.... Evergreen Memorial Gardens is a lovely place. I enjoyed the walk through the various sections.
Added by roxanne on Apr 09, 2016 1:55 PM
|annav||RE: Trail Cemetery|
From Nelson....no problem. If you think of anyone else let me know. May be going again in a few weeks for medical apt
Added by annav on Apr 06, 2016 9:52 AM
|Dena Iverson||Nora Mehrer|
Thank you so much for posting the photo of gravestone for Nora and Gus Mehrer. It is very much appreciated.
|B J||RE: Bertha Shields|
not me either. thanks for the honest reply. I will accept the edits for Bertha.
Added by B J on Apr 03, 2016 7:59 PM
|B J||Bertha Shields|
Mel, thanks for the edits. Are you related to the family? Always like to ask in hopes of connecting family.
Added by B J on Apr 03, 2016 6:57 PM
|Willie Dee||Marjorie Coffman # 69086397|
Thank you for your suggestion for Marjorie Coffman. It looks like you may have her confused with one or two other women with the same name.
I will do that...thank you for responding to my messages.
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