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Typhoid epidemic brings turning point


April 10, 2020

Sarah Hudson Pierce

A major turning point in my life began during the typhoid epidemic in 1908 in the Oklahoma Land Rush before statehood.

My mother was a perpetual story teller! As sad as her stories were I am glad I listened because I learned so much.

My mother, Marcella May Morris-Hudson, would be 113 years old if she were alive.

I cherish her story, as sad as it was for so many.

Even though I always sensed that there was something wrong with my mother, I didn't fully understand her story until the summer of 1989, when I spoke to Clara Knox by phone. She was then about 95, and her mind was as clear as a bel...

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