Born: Sep 23, 1869 · Cookstown, United Kingdom
Died: Nov 11, 1938 · North and South Brother Islands, New York City, NY
Buried: Saint Raymond’s Cemetery
Parents: Catherine ” Kate ” Igo · John MallonHighlights
- 1900: In 1900, she worked in Mamaroneck, New York, where, within two weeks of her employment, residents developed typhoid fever.
- 1901: In 1901, she moved to Manhattan, where members of the family for whom she worked developed fevers and diarrhea, and the laundress died.
- 1906: In 1906, she took a position in Oyster Bay, Long Island, and within two weeks 10 of the 11 family members were hospitalized with typhoid.
- 1915: In 1915, Mallon started another major outbreak, this time at Sloane Hospital for Women in New York City.
- 1915: After arresting her, public health authorities returned her to quarantine on North Brother Island on March 27, 1915.
- 1938: On November 11, 1938, she died of pneumonia at age 69.
Typhoid Mary in a 1909 newspaper illustration. Note the skulls she casts into the skillet.