1851: Merchant's death follows a hearty serving of turtle soup

November 9, 2014

Edward Dunning was a leading Hannibal merchant in 1851, selling dry goods, hats and caps for boys and men and queensware from his shop on Main Street, along Commercial Row. He became a cholera vi

ctim quite unexpectedly. The day before his death he in was in Hannibal and enjoyed a hearty bowl of turtle soup.





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