Robert McKelvey, youngest son of Mr. John H. (Hunter) McKelvey, died of typhoid fever, December. Mr. Theo. C. McKelvey, eldest son of Mr. McKelvey is lying quite ill of same fever. Mrs. McKelvey is now the only member of that respected family who has not been prostrated by typhoid fever. Within the past few months, and with in that time Mr. McKelvey and youngest son have died; Charles and his sister are recovering, and it is hoped Theodore will recover also.
Source: Du Quoin Tribune, Perry County, IL, Dec. 31, 1874