31 May 2011

Ross Huff, Victim to "La Grippe" (Tombstone Tuesday)

R. R. HUFF
b. Sept 6, 1855
d. Mar 16, 1890

Blessed are they
that die in the Lord.

Photo © 2010/1 S. Lincecum
DEATH OVER LAWRENCEVILLE
La Grippe Claims Three Victims in a Week

LAWRENCEVILLE, March 20 -- [Special] -- Moses Hamilton, Frank Knight and Ross Huff, all good men, passed away last week, victims to "la grippe."1

La Grippe is an archaic French term for influenza.

This yellow lichen covered tombstone is located at Fairview Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

1. "Death Over Lawrenceville," Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA), March 26, 1890, GenealogyBank.

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