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1918-1920 Flu Pandemic

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Date: Jan 1918 to Dec 1920
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The 1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people around the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population), making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. Disease had already greatly limited life expectancy in the early 20th century. A considerable spike occurred at the time of the pandemic, specifically the year 1918. Life expectancy in the United States alone dropped by about 12 years- Wikipedia

Many family Trees lost members in the Worldwide Flu Pandemic of 1918. Maybe stories of these losses should be told.

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My Grandfather, Joao Rodrigues Mendonca, and his Brother in Law , Joseph Rodrigues Gomes, died within days of each other in Stratford, California from the Flu. Leaving two widows, Anna and Mary ( sisters ) and six young children.

Joao, 23 January 1882 - 9 November 1918

Joseph, 24 October 1878 - 4 November 1918

posted by John Buyense Sr.