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A Place for Charity - 1876

AHERN, KENNEALLY, KENNELLY

Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 9/18/2017 at 22:29:17

Friday, July 28, 1876
Paper: Dubuque Daily Times (Dubuque, Iowa)
Page: 8

A Place for Charity

Yesterday officer Kennelly learned that a family named Ahern, living on South Dodge Street was in great distress. He called at the house, and upon entering beheld a sight, the recital which is painful. On a table lay a little boy, cold in death, and no covering on his little form save a sheet. He had died of scarlet fever, and the stricken parents had not even the means to clothe the form of their dead child in the simple garb to prepare it for the grave. Four other children are sick with the same disease and the father is unable to work. Dread of the disease drove assistance from the door and left the heart-broken mother loaded with grief aggravated with want and suffering, to care for a little ones. Poverty, sickness and death are there, unwelcome guests even when they come alone. When all come together what misery must they bring. Here is a place where charity may go and find work for its hands.


 

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