Death By Pellagra



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Ada Evelyn Smith, born 23 January 1879 in Denton Texas, was the daughter of Chilton Lycirgus Smith and Amanda Phelps. She married William Booker Bowen 4 January 1899 in Denton County, Texas. Ada passed away at the age of 50 on 3 June 1929 in Amarillo, Texas. She died of Pellagra, a disease caused by niacin (vitamin D-3) deficiency.


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Arabella Bowen Franklin’s Death Record


Arabella Bowen Franklin is the youngest daughter of Ahab Bowen and Mary Lyon Easley. She was born on 25 Dec 1856 in Missouri, more than likely in Bolivar, Polk County, where her father Ahab owned the Franklin Hotel. After the Civil War, the Bowen family moved to Texas where Arabella married James B. Franklin in 1882.


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