topic 1896

Pepere Jean Chrysostom Nell

   Pepere John Chrysostom Reulet died on June 10, 1896, at the age of 42. One of his sisters had the measles and a very bad tooth-ache. He went to her house to extract her tooth. A dentist came to Vacherie several times a year and left some dental tools with Pepere to use in emergencies. Although he had been exposed to it before, he had never contracted it. This time he got the measles and died from complications that developed from the measles. Very sad indeed,