It is seven years this week since the yellow fever was at its height in Corpus Christi. On one of the days of that week there were fifteen deaths and burials. In two cases only did any member of a family follow to the grave; in several they did not even know when the victim was coffined and removed. That was a fearful day and week.
Source: Nueces Valley, August 15, 1874, p. 3, col. 2
Research by: Msgr. Michael A. Howell
Transcription by: Geraldine D. McGloin, Nueces County Historical Commission