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Merrial and Simon [Dec. 11th, 2015|02:48 pm]
Tony Grist
And while we're talking about monuments to children, Thame also has these-


[User Picture]From: arielstarshadow
2015-12-11 04:42 pm (UTC)
How awful - there must have been some contagious illness wherever it was this family lived, and it took both children.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-11 06:32 pm (UTC)
Plague perhaps. Or malaria. But it didn't take much to kill people in the 17th century. You caught a chill, it turned to pneumonia- and that was the end of you.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2015-12-12 11:59 am (UTC)
Things like scarlet fever used to kill whole families of children at one time.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-12 12:09 pm (UTC)
All the childhood diseases we now take in our stride used to be killers.
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