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June 29, 2020 at 4:01 pm #15827
Good questions, Tom–indeed they’re questions I now wish I’d thought to ask my parents who lived through 1918/19 as young people. Father said nothing about the flu’s Riga impacts, only that while he was at Taft, several classmates died of the flu, which obviously moved him judging by how he spoke of it. Beth McCabe Keith mentioned that our collateral ancestor Uncle Vin–Vincent Valens McCabe, MD–served as a military Medical Officer attending US troops during the pandemic who were staging in the US Midwest before shipping out to join the WWI war effort.