1918-1919 Spanish Influenza Epidemic

Exactly when and where the Spanish Influenza began remain uncertain; however, it was so-called because Spain was the first serious point of attack. Accute respiratory infections suddenly began to be noticed at military installations in the United States. Fort Riley, Kansas was the first to be hit by the disease, in March 1918. By October 1918, some U.S. Army camps were reporting a death every hour. The outbreak is thought to have killed about 500,000 Americans. By 1930's scientist were able to find the virus that caused influenza, and later a cure.

This list contains a hand full of Richland Parish residents who's death certificate listed either of Influenza or Pneumonia as the cause of death. Please note, this list is not a complete listing of influenza epidemic deaths for the Richland Parish area. Due to uncontrollable circumstances some deaths were not officially recorded.

RICHLAND PARISH, LOUISIANA

NAME

AGE

SEX

RACE/COLOR

STATUS

DEATH DATE

CERT. NO.

Anderson, Dal

50

Male

Black

Married

Dec 17 1918

23857

Anthony, Donny

30

Male

Black

?

Nov 10 1918

24380

Anthony, Edd

30

Male

Black

?

Nov 15 1918

24382

Babon, Lillie

30

Female

Black

?

Nov 22 1918

24383

Ball, Lillie Hooker

49

Female

White

Married

Jan 27 1919

1137

Bird, Trine

24

Female

Black

Married

Jan 03 1919

1165

Brago, Laura

23

Female

Black

Married

Nov 01 1918

24875

Brown, Edna

30

Female

Black

-

Nov 20 1918

23862

Brown, Fannie

20

Female

Black

Married

Nov 04 1918

20446

Buckley, Ella

12

Female

Black

Single

Oct 29 1918

20428

Burk, Lucinda

12

Female

Black

-

Jan 07 1919

1158

Burley, Joseph

18

Male

Black

Single

Dec Nov 1918

23865

Burley, Millie

8

Female

Black

Single

Dec 20 1918

23867

Carter, Felix

17

Male

Black

-

Jan 07 1919

1141

Cherry, Lue Reatha

4 mos

Female

Black

Single

Nov 19 1918

20450

Chesley, Mary

30

Female

Black

-

Jan 31 1919

1149

Creese, Melborne

35

Male

Black

Married

Jan 24 1919

1148

Daggett, Lilla

70

Female

Black

Widow

Oct 20 1918

24870

Davis, Mary

30

Female

Black

Single

Dec 29 1918

23868

Dees, Nancy Penda

33

Female

White

-

Jan 10 1919

1153

Dublin Jr., Forest

20

Male

Black

Single

Jan 06 1919

1156

Fagan, Daisy

28

Female

Black

Single

Dec 29 1918

23869

Ford, Clara Pearl

28

Female

White

Married

Nov 27 1918

20451

Gibson, Mark

14

Male

Black

Single

Nov 07 1918

20449

Gonzales, Mary B

3

Female

Col. Mex.

Single

Nov 2 1918

24373

Goss, Ethel

21

Female

White

Married

Jan 10 1919

1152

Gray, Haywood

33

Male

Black

Single

Jan 10 1919

1144

Grayson, Laura

45

Female

Black

-

Nov 24 1918

20447

Green, Liza

Abt 1

Female

Black

Single

Dec 13 1918

24378

Gwin, Isbella Barfield

73

Female

White

-

Jan 08 1919

1142

Haley, Harriet

68

Female

Black

Married

Nov 26 1918

20454

Handy, Mary Beatris

3 mos

Female

Black

Single

Jan 08 1919

1159

Harland, Lusana

6 mos

Female

Black

Single

Jan 03 1919

1167

Harris, Thomas C

77

Male

White

?

Sept 7 1918

24374

Heeding, Belle

52

Female

Black

Widow

Jan 11 1919

1134

Hill, Mandy

2 mos

Female

Black

Single

Jan 06 1919

1168

Hooker, Annie E

15

Female

White

Single

Jan 13 1919

1135

Hooter ( ?iby), Evelyn

30

Female

White

Married

Nov 02 1918

20452

Jackson, Mamie

40

Female

Black

?

Dec 15 1918

24379

Jackson, S.J.

35

Male

Black

Married

Nov 12 1918

24876

Jacobs, S.S.

35

Male

Black

-

Jan 03 1919

1150

Jenkins, James

63

Male

Black

Widow

Nov 21 1918

20445

Jenkins, Sis

12

Female

Black

Single

Nov 07 1918

20443

Jenkins, Willie

09

Male

Black

Single

Nov 06 1918

23859

Jett, Jennie

22

Female

Black

Single

Oct 28 1918

23854

Jew, Joe

22

Male

Black

Married

Oct 30 1918

20437

Jiles, Willie

?

Male

Black

Single

Oct 12 1918

20426

Jones, Sylvester

37

Male

Black

Married

Dec 22 1918

24877

Keys, Julia

4 mos

Female

Black

Single

Nov 05 1918

20448

Lark, Elishar

3 mos

Male

Black

-

Jan 08 1919

1160

Loyd, Robert

11

Male

Black

Single

Nov 28 1918

20435

Mack, Tommie

20

Male

Black

-

Jan 19 1919

1145

Marshall, Simon

37

Male

Black

Married

Jan 07 1919

1133

McCree, Foster

21

Male

Black

Single

Nov 02 1918

20438

Mitchell, Sony

16

Male

Black

Single

Dec 30 1918

23858

Moore, Eddie

37

Male

Black

Married

Nov 13 1918

23874

Murry Jr., Geo

09

Male

Black

Single

Sep 15 1918

24873

Nelson, Joe

49

Male

Black

Married

Dec 12 1918

23856

Nichols, Tom

22

Male

Black

?

Oct 28 1918

24376

Perkins, Joe

50

Male

Black

Single

Nov 14 1918

20432

Phillips, Lucy

28

Female

White

Married

Dec 02 1918

23864

Pinlen, Helen

5

Female

White

Single

Nov 04 1918

20431

Poindexter, T.B. Dr.

77

Male

White

-

Nov 29 1918

23863

Pomer, Annie

18

Female

Black

-

Nov 23 1918

20434

Rencher, Hully

16

Male

Black

Single

Nov 03 1918

20430

Reynolds, Ms.

UKN

Male

White

?

Oct 5 1918

24375

Robinson, Char Aron

36

Male

White

Single

Nov 03 1918

20440

Robinson, Lem

19

Male

Black

-

Nov 12 1918

23861

Rushing, George

39

Male

Black

Married

Nov 15 1918

20433

Sharbono, George

1

Male

White

Single

Jan 02 1919

1155

Sharbono, Mandy

28

Female

White

Married

Jan 07 1919

1166

Shevon(?), Lee

70

Male

Black

Married

Oct 29 1918

24874

Smith, Etta Morris

26

Female

White

Married

Nov 10 1918

20444

Spears, David

6

Male

Black

-

Jan 06 1919

1157

Spencer, Joh??

19

Male

Black

Single

Jan 11 1919

1164

Staton, Chas

33

Male

Black

Married

Dec 31 1918

23866

Sturdivant, Friley

34

Male

White

Married

Oct 15 1918

20427

Thomas, Johnnie

6 days

Male

Black

Single

Nov 14 1918

24381

Tigna, Dara

21

Female

Black

Single

Nov 16 1918

20453

Veland, Nona

52

Female

Black

-

Nov 08 1918

23860

Wagham, John

88

Male

White

-

Sep 12 1918

24872

Walls, Bill

14

Male

Black

Single

Jan 12 1919

1161

White, Felix

8

Male

Black

-

Jan 10 1919

1143

Williams, Luvenia

2 mos

Female

Black

Single

Oct 30 1918

20429

Wilson(?), Mack

47

Male

Black

Married

May 31 1917

24877-A

Wilson, Woodrow

UKN

Male

Black

?

Oct 29 1918

24377

Wood, Annie

37

Female

Black

Divorced

Nov 27 1918

20441

Wood, Maggie

24

Female

Black

Single

Nov 29 1918

20442

Wright Jr., Louis

33

Male

Black

Married

Jan 01 1919

1140

Wright, Clara Hare

33

Female

White

-

Dec 14 1918

23855

Wright, Fred

1

Male

Black

Single

Jan 13 1919

1162

Wright, Willie

16

Male

Black

Single

Oct 23 1918

23870

NOTE: Color or Race for "Black, Col, Colored, Negro" was change to Black.

If your ancestor is listed and you want a copy of the death certificate, contact the
State of Louisiana State Archives
3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-2137, (225) 922-1000

 

Page added July 6, 2000/Revised June 12, 2001



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