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01 April 2014

Two Bourguignon siblings are caught ill - February 1905

According to the "Notas de Lemitar" in the February 4, 1905 issue of the Socorro Chieftain, siblings Charles Bourguignon and Carolina (Bourguignon) Baca were hit hard by the flu or a cold. Did they catch it from each other?

Carolina Bourguignon was the wife of Juan C. de Baca y Luna. Juan and Carolina Baca were my great-grandparents.

El joven Charles Bourguignon ha estado en cama por algunos dias de un fuerte ataque del trancaso (grip.)

The young Charles Bourguignon has been in bed for a few days of a strong attack "del trancaso" ("of the grip" - or, in other words, the flu.)

La señora de Don Juan Baca, Doña Carolina, hace días que está en cama á resultas de un fuerte resfrío que la fatiga mucho.

Roughly translated: "Doña Carolina, the wife of Don Juan Baca, has been in bed for days due to fatigue from the cold."

Below is the complete column "Notas de Lemitar" that includes paragraphs about other Lemitar residents:

I used the website BabelFish for this translation. 


The Socorro chieftain. (Socorro, N.M.), 04 Feb. 1905. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

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