Scarlet Fever

On a recent walk around the cemetery a large monument to
the Jepson family was pointed out to me
which showed that 4 children of Henry Charles and Mary
Helen Jepson died between 14th Sep 1902 and 11th Oct 1902.

These 4 deaths were all due to scarlet fever.

At this time children suffering from scarlet fever were often
isolated in the Fever Hospital at Bull Hill so one is left to wonder
why these children were nursed at home – Whinfield in Whitehall

The Jepsons has 11 children, 5 of which survived including Helen
and Mary who both became teachers at Spring Bank School.

Tony Foster FODC July 2017