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Influenza in 1918 #general


Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

At its December meeting, the Cleveland JGS showed a wonderful PBS film
about the influenza epidemic of 1918.

Nina and I had wondered about what happened to people who simply
disappeared >from our families. Now we believe they may have succumbed to
the flu epidemic.

But the strange thing, according to Cleveland obituaries of the time,
the flu was never mentioned in the obits.

Stephen G. Esrati
Shaker Heights, OH


buffmufin
 

Nina and I had wondered about what happened to people who simply
disappeared >from our families. Now we believe they may have succumbed to
the flu epidemic.
A few months ago, I was at my local FHC looking through microfilm indexes
of deaths in New York in the 'teens and early '20's. At one point, I
began to notice a lot (really a lot) of "young" people who had died, young
adults, children and infants. I thought it odd, but didn't pay a whole
lot of attention to it, until I realized I was looking at 1918-1919, and
I remembered the Flu Epidemic. As I said, it was only an index, just
listing names, dates of death and ages, so no causes were shown, but it
seemed obvious it was >from the flu when I thought about it.
Carol Kunkis Cohn
Newport Beach, CA

Searching:
KOSSOI/KOSSOY/KOSOFF - Vetka, Chechersk, Zagor'ye, Belarus;
SKOLNIKOF (and alternate) - Vetka, Belarus
KUNKIS - Glubokoye, Belarus
SCHRIER, PACHTER - Yarmolinits, Kam-Podolsk, Ukraine


Simon Barak
 

Nina and I had wondered about what happened to people who simply
disappeared >from our families. Now we believe they may have succumbed to
the flu epidemic.
Anubody interested in the Greatest Epidemic Ever (30 million deaths!!!)
should browse here:
http://www.go.com/Split?qt=1918&;oq=influenza&sv=I2&lk=noframes&cat=RES&pat=go

Happy Chanuka

Dr Shimon Barak