Why did 3 Flint children die May/June 1675 John & Mary(Oakes) Flint parents?

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I think that it may have occured in Cambridge, Mass.  I am a descendent of John and Mary(Oakes) Flint.  I see that they are also included in a Whittaker line website.  While I am not a Whittaker, wwe share Thomas Flint ancestry.

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Apparently they died from an  epidemic of unclassified cause.

FROM:  Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 3

By Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs  p 1489

‘Colonel John elder son of Hon. Thomas and Abigail Flint was born probably at Concord Massachusetts about 1640 and died there December 5 1686. He was a deputy to the general court from 1678 to 1680 and again in 1682. On November 12 1667 he married Mary Oakes, daughter of Edward and Jane Oakes and a sister of Rev Urian Oakes president of Harvard College in 1667.   Mrs. Mary Oakes Flint died June 9 1690. There were eight children born to her and her husband .  Mary October 26 1668, died May 31 1675; Thomas December 12 1670, died May 29 1675; John  March 31 1673 died June 6 1675; Abigail January 11 1674-75 married Colonel Daniel Esterbrook;  John 2 whose sketch follows; Mary August 11 1680 married Timothy Green ;  Thomas January 16 1682-83 married Mary Brown; Edward July 6 1685 married Love Minott Adams.  It will be noticed that the three eldest children all died within five weeks of each other which calls to mind the sad lack of medical knowledge in those days which often gave to diseases which are now easily controlled the nature of an epidemic.’

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