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Re: T.M. Sinclair--Cedar Rapids, Iowa
In a message dated 00-09-04 23:30:49 EDT, you write:
<< Daniel and
Ellie both died within 2 weeks of each other during the flu epidemic in
The 1918 flu epidemic was one of the worst Biological events to strike the
My grandfather told me that the dead were being buried in mass graves because
they were dying so fast that there were no caskets and the funeral homes
were unable to handle the caseload .
There is a good chance that your Daniel died at home and was rapidly buried
and his death not officially recorded ??
If this same strain of flu were to hit the USA today , the death toll would
100 million or more in a very short time
Looking at it another way , the Black Death of the Middle Ages is something
less than 80% fatal under ideal conditions while the 1918 Flu strain is
something more than 30% fatal !!
The May - June issue of either Family History or Family Chronical Magazines
had a rather well written article on the 1918 Flu -- you may want to secure a
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