Monday, January 13th A sad sad day We buried little Ezra in the grave yard by fathers  Mr Thomas preached the funeral sermon & many of our neighbors came to pay a last tribute of respect to our little dead boy We started from here about 11 am & got back between 2 & 3 Clara Hicks & Mag Carris & Wm Carris took dinner with us & then they went home Father will stay with us a few days Our hired girl came back before daylight A warm & pleasant day & the sledding is good
The diphtheria epidemic continued from 1878 to 1880 in the Midwest. There was no known remedy at the time.
 The cemetery is located on Harvey Taylor’s farm land.
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