Comments on: Spanish Influenza: The Life Story of Patient Zero http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/11/spanish-influenza-the-life-story-of-patient-zero/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spanish-influenza-the-life-story-of-patient-zero The official blog of Ancestry Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:55:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Mrilyn Whitakerhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/11/spanish-influenza-the-life-story-of-patient-zero/#comment-220274 Mrilyn Whitaker Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:11:32 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15425#comment-220274 I have become aware in recent years deaths from Spanish flu are still happening. Those who survived ha
ve been prone to lung problems all life and some have died of cancer of lungs and emphasema.

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By: Mary Kowalke Buerkleyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/11/spanish-influenza-the-life-story-of-patient-zero/#comment-210162 Mary Kowalke Buerkley Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:27:22 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15425#comment-210162 Not all who contacted the ’1918′ influenza died. My mother who was age 13, contracted both the flu and scarlet fever, at the same time……..In her telling it, the only thing that she could eat and keep down were tomatoes, and they happened to have had a bumper crop that year. She came through it and lived to the age of 94. These days the natural health community touts the benefit of Vitamin C. I bet those tomatoes were loaded with it!

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By: Leshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/11/spanish-influenza-the-life-story-of-patient-zero/#comment-210141 Les Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:52:21 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15425#comment-210141 I had a great Aunt that according to her 1918 death certificate died of pneumonia as complication from influenza in Rhode Island. Tragic world event.

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By: Adrianahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/11/spanish-influenza-the-life-story-of-patient-zero/#comment-210029 Adriana Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:28:35 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15425#comment-210029 I don’t have any family members who died of the Spanish Flu, but I was reading about why it affected young people so disproportionately. The argument is that a young person’s immune system ramps up to fight off the flu and that this immune response is ultimately what leads to death.

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By: Stevehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/11/spanish-influenza-the-life-story-of-patient-zero/#comment-209639 Steve Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:14:11 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15425#comment-209639 My great grandmother Esther (Hattie) Warshofsky was the first death due to Spanish flu in the city of Hamilton Ontario. Her older sister Daisy did weeks later from the flu. The local papers reported on both. They are buried together. Esther had one child, my grandfather and was 25 years old at death. Her son was sent off to live with his maternal grandparents in Riverside California and appeared there in the 1920 US census. He was repatriated to Ontario some time thereafter but not in time for the 1921 census of Canada. Oddly my grandfather’s birth was never registered until he did it himself in the 1970s. We think he was around three when his mother died.

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By: Marcia DeHavenhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/11/spanish-influenza-the-life-story-of-patient-zero/#comment-209546 Marcia DeHaven Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:16:03 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15425#comment-209546 I remember as a young child being told about my Grandfather’s brother dying of the Spanish Flu in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a classic case: young man and healthy – dead in a short time. When I am searching for family members and come across a death of a young person about 1918 it usually is the Spanish Flu.
Also I have learned that TB took many young people in the early 1900s – really a sad saga of our history.

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By: Kricketthttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/11/spanish-influenza-the-life-story-of-patient-zero/#comment-209485 Krickett Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:11:05 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15425#comment-209485 My Great-Grandmother Bertha Porch Hill died of influenza October 3 1918 in Philadelphia leaving 4 very young children and a husband.

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By: Spanish Flu – U.S. Patient Zero | Ups and Downs of Family Historyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/11/spanish-influenza-the-life-story-of-patient-zero/#comment-209481 Spanish Flu – U.S. Patient Zero | Ups and Downs of Family History Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:01:38 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15425#comment-209481 [...] does a nice work-up on Private Albert Martin Gitchell, considered America’s Patient Zero in what would be called the Spanish Flu epidemic. [...]

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By: Kami Williamsonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/11/spanish-influenza-the-life-story-of-patient-zero/#comment-209445 Kami Williamson Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:20:03 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=15425#comment-209445 I have 8 members of my family who died in the flu epidemic from 1918-1919. All 8 were members of the same family, the Martindales of Jasper, Texas. Three brothers: George W Martindale, Henry F Martindale, and Albert L Martindale. George died first on January 17th, 1918 followed by Henry on February 26th, 1918 and then Albert died on January 25th of 1919. George had three sons who died from the epidemic. Luthor A, died 01-04-19; William B, died 01-07-19; and Johnnie B, died 01-31-19. Then finally, Henry F had a son and a daughter who died. Henry L, died 01-03-19 and Ola, died 12-16-18.

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