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  1. […] in other cities, the ‘Can’t Get Away Club‘, was a benevolent organization formed by brave citizens to help coordinate assistance in the […]

  2. My gg-grandfather Lewis Gueringer was a member of the “Can’t Get Away Club”. Gueringer was a grocer by profession, but could, by all official accounts found in the archives, get for you or do anything for you, even serving as your legal representative in your absence.

    >From “The Mobile Daily Advertiser” Thursday, Sept. 8, 1853, page 2, col. 4:
    [I believe there is more info in this article, if you look it up.]

    STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE CAN’T GET AWAY CLUB (cont.)
    INFIRMARY COMMITTEE.
    JACOB REESE
    L. GUERINGER
    S. I. JONES
    A. G. ROSS
    GEORGE STEELE
    JAMES Y. BLOCKER
    JAMES H. WYLIE
    A. SIMON
    FRED SHEFFIELD
    JOHN ROLSTON
    MARTIN B. HARPER
    JOHN H. HIGLEY
    MANUEL H. CRUZAT
    T. GUESNARD, SR.

    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
    A. G. ROSS
    JOHN R. CROZIER
    S. I. JONES
    R. A. LEWIS
    A. A. SOSSAMAN
    A. PHILIPE
    C. S. SHREVE
    JOHN ROLSTON
    JOHN F. WEBB
    JOHN POWLEY
    JOHN HURTEL, President

    THE CAN’T GET AWAY CLUB – Grocers and others are authorized to furnish
    Provisions, and anything necessary for the comfort of the sick and
    destitute, upon the order of any Physician, Minister of the Gospel, or
    Member of the Club.
    By order of the Committee.
    sep4 J. M. PARK, Secretary

  3. Proud to say that an uncle by marriage, A.A. Sossaman was a member of this group.

  4. […] brave group of men formed an organization called the “Can’t Get Away Club” that remained to take care of those affected by Yellow Fever during this crisis. Most succumbed to […]

  5. Really informative article on Can’t Get Away Club. The club took for its model the Red Cross of Geneva. Keep posting such articles.

  6. […] as did my own Pratt ancestors shortly after they arrived in Alabama. Organizations such as the “Can’t Get Away Club” was formed to help others during the […]

  7. […] as did my own Pratt ancestors shortly after they arrived in Alabama. Organizations such as the “Can’t Get Away Club” were formed to help others during the […]

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