A SCRATCH CAUSES DEATH
From searching online, I found that Dr. George H. Atkinson died in December of 1884, at the age of 35. He had married Clara Rebecca Chamberlin in 1877. There were no children living with them when the 1880 Census was enumerated, but I found a reference to a son born in 1881 who died at age two. Poor Clara - more tragedy would soon befall her a year later. From Census data, it appears that she never remarried, but lived out her life with relatives in Vermont. She was the daughter of Horatio Nelson Chamberlin of Vermont and his wife Lemira Sophia (Titus) Chamberlin, who was born in Quebec.