Elizabeth and William Ratcliffe

Elizabeth A. Ratcliffe

December 21, 1885 – October 9, 1888

Elizabeth was the first child of my great-grandparents John Thomas Ratcliffe and Mary Hannah (Buckley) Ratcliffe. In 1888 there were 100 deaths due to typhoid fever in all for Bristol County. Elizabeth was one of them. She died in Fall River, Massachusetts at the age of 2 years 8 months and 19 days of typhoid fever.

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William Ratcliffe

November 6, 1891 – December 24, 1892

William Ratcliffe was John and Mary’s second son. He died of burns on Christmas Eve, 1892 at the age of 1 year and 17 days.

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Elizabeth and William are buried together in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, in the same plot as their grandparents Zedekiah Buckley and Nancy (Reece) Buckley. 

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Sources:

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013, image 136 of 1504, Elizabeth A. Ratcliffe.

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013, image 191 of 1946, William Ratcliffe.

Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. Annual Report on the Vital Statistics of Massachusetts: Births, Marriages, Divorces and Deaths…, Volume 49, 1891.

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