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Three deaths from diptheria have occurred in the family of Chas. McLain of Long Branch, within the past two weeks. Blanch, a girl four years of age, was the first victim. On Wednesday last Lesley, a nine year old boy died, and on Thursday morning, Mrs. Martha J. Alexander, Mrs. McLain's sister, who had come from New York State to minister to the stricken, died from the same disease, which she had contracted while at her sister's home. A double funeral was held on Saturday. Mrs Alexander leaves a son about ten years old.
Source: Red Bank Register January 19, 1887