Household, Summering or Family Records of J. Coleman Drayton

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J. Coleman Drayton's family contracted typhoid spread by their hired cook, "Typhoid Mary" Malon in the summer 1902.  Would any genealogists or descendants know where to locate Drayton private papers which might chronicle the names of other hired household help, addresses of summer rentals and/or the family experience of the illness in the summer of 1902 or subsequently?  Many thanks!

Michelle Laughran, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor of History, Saint Joseph's College of Maine
WikiTree profile: James Drayton
in Genealogy Help by Michelle Laughran G2G Rookie (250 points)

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Michelle L.,

I found these two newspaper articles stating where Drayton was renting homes during 1902.  I hope they help. I will see what other information I might find.

Michelle E.

The summer of 1902, James and his daughter Caroline rented a summer cottage in Isleborough, Maine.

"About People and Social Incidents," New-York Tribune, Wednesday 30 April 1902, page 8, column 6. : accessed 13 October 2018.

That winter, they rented the home of General di Cesnola, on East 57th Street.

"About People and Social Incidents," New-York Tribune, Wednesday 10 December 1902, page 6, column 6. : accessed 13 October 2018.
by Michelle Enke G2G6 Pilot (134k points)

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