Dates of death: 10 May 1923 & 14 May 1923
Subject: Agnes Louise Etchison & Millard L. Etchison
Source: Savannah Reporter, 18 May 1923, p. 1, column 5
Two Children Die With Diphtheria
The daughter and son of Mrs. Gladys Huffman Russell died within a week of each other at the home of Mrs. Russell’s parents, R. A. Huffman and wife, in west Savannah.
Mrs. Russell had the disease first and her physician diagnosed it as tonsillitis. The children took it later and were brought to the home of the grandparents in Savannah and Dr. Myers was called. He immediately had the home quarantined as the children were both seriously ill with diphtheria and apparently nothing could be done to relieve them.
The little son, Millard Etchison, would have been four years old on August 3, passed Friday morning early, and burial was Friday afternoon with a prayer service at the cemetery by Rev. A. D. Seelig.
The little girl, Agnes L., was two years old on January 16, died Tuesday morning and her body was placed in the Savannah cemetery beside that of her brother that afternoon. Rev. H. R. Murphy was in charge of a service at the grave.