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1918 INFLUENZA PANDEMIC

On Sunday, November 18, 2018 at St Matthews Parish Hall in Conshohocken, Charles Kelly delivered a presentation entitled "Black October – The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Montgomery County and the Surrounding Area."  This enlightening presentation described in detail the devastating effects of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Montgomery County. As part of preparing the parish hall for this presentation, the Conshohocken Historical Society accessed its archives and compiled many Conshohocken obituaries which list the “flu” as the cause of death. These obituaries were then displayed throughout the hall along with, when possible, the deceased persons’ gravestones from local cemeteries. These obituaries are heart wrenching because the flu tended to attack young adults rather than children or older adults. It was not unusual for both parents to die, leaving the children as orphans or to be raised by their grandparents.

OBITUARIES

ROSE BITELLA
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

Rose, daughter of Philip and Julia Bitella, aged 4 years, died last night at her home, 111 West Elm Street, of epidemic influenza.

FRANK L. BOOTH
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

The funeral of Frank L., son of John F. and Mary Saunders Booth, was held yesterday from his late residence, 315 East Tenth Avenue and the interment was at Ivy Hill cemetery. He died on Sunday last of epidemic influenza. He is survived by his widow and parents.

MAME BURNS
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

Mame Burns is the second one of the family to die of the disease. Her brother, James, died on Monday of last week and was buried on the following Thursday. Miss Burns became ill upon her return from the cemetery and was compelled to take to her bed. Her illness quickly developed into pneumonia. Her funeral will be held from her parents' residence, Ford Street, West Conshohocken, tomorrow morning at 9.30 o'clock. The interment will be at St. Matthew's new cemetery.

THERESA CAVICHONE
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 25, 1918

Mrs. Theresa Cavichone, aged 39 years, died on Tuesday night at her home in Old Elm Street of epidemic influenza.

ANNA CONTE
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 8, 1918

Anna, wife of Pasquale and daughter of Angelo and Ella Fondots, died of pneumonia at her home, Fifth Avenue and Maple Street, yesterday. On September 30, she gave birth to twins, both of whom survive their mother. She contracted influenza a few days ago which rapidly developed into pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and five children.

JACK CORBETT
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

Mr. Jack Corbett died in Chestnut Hill Hospital early Tuesday morning. He was taken ill with influenza a few days ago, which quickly developed into pneumonia. He is survived by his widow and five children.

JAMES DAVIS, ANNA LAWRENCE, KENNETH LAWRENCE
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 11, 1918

Death has taken a terrible toll from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Davis, 229 East Eighth Avenue. Their son, daughter and son-in-law were stricken with influenza about the same time and all had been ill for about a week. Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock, their son James, aged 25 years, died. Yesterday morning, their daughter, Anna, wife of Kenneth Lawrence, aged 21 years, died. Wednesday, the son-in-law was removed to the home of his parents at Norristown and died yesterday morning an hour before his wife expired at the home of her parents here.

ELIZABETH DILKS
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 11, 1918

Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Laura Dilks, and granddaughter of Wm. and Addena Cook, died on Wednesday at the parents' residence at Mechanicsville, aged about two years. The cause of death was pneumonia following an attack of influenza. Funeral will be on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock and interment at Gulf Cemetery.

ADAM DONAKOSKI
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

Adam Donakoski, aged 31 years, single and residing on North Elm Street, died in the emergency hospital early Saturday evening, of influenza, a couple of hours after he was admitted. He was in a dying condition when admitted to the hospital. He was employed in the local iron mills and was a member of the Washington Fire Company.

MARTIN DURKIN
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

Martin Durkin, aged 19 years, a gas welder employed at the John Wood Manufacturing Company, died Sunday at his home, 310 East Ninth Avenue, of influenza. He had been ill only three days. He was the son of James and Mary (nee Burke) Durkin. The funeral will be held tomorrow from his parents' residence. The interment will be at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

GEORGE EWING
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 11, 1918

George Ewing, a well-known iron worker, died of influenza on Wednesday night at his home, East Hector Street. He had been ill only a few days. He is survived by his widow and several children.

EMMA M. FORSYTH
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 22, 1918

Emma M., wife of William R. Forsyth, died yesterday morning at her home, 138 West Eighth Avenue, of epidemic influenza. She had been ill for the past three weeks. She was very well known and had a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband and a year-old child. The arrangements for the funeral have not, as yet, been made.

EVA GARVEY
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 4, 1918

Eva, wife of Leo Garvey and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thwaites, aged 21 years, was stricken with influenza on Monday. She had been suffering with a cold but did not consider it serious. On Monday she did her housework as usual and suddenly became very ill. She was given medical attention, but the disease progressed so rapidly that death ensued on Wednesday. She is survived by her husband, two small children and her parents. Funeral services will be held at her late residence, 509 Spring Mill Avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The interment will be at Gulf cemetery.

ROSE MARIE GALLAGHER
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

Rose Marie, daughter of Harry and Elizabeth McGonigle Gallagher, in her 18th year, died at her home, 354 East Elm Street, of epidemic influenza on Tuesday night. She is the second one of the family to die of the epidemic disease, her brother Francis, aged 6 months, died on Sunday last. The funeral will be held from her parents' residence tomorrow morning and the interment will be at St. Matthew's cemetery.

MARGARET GAUL
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 11, 1918

Margaret, wife of David Gaul, aged 29 years, died Tuesday night of influenza at St. Timothy's Hospital Roxborough. She is survived by her husband and five children. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning from her late residence at Lafayette. The interment will be held at St. Matthew's new cemetery.

JOSEPH GAYSER
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 11, 1918

Joseph, son of John and the late Sarah Gayser, aged 20 years, died yesterday morning, at his home, Old Elm Street, of pneumonia. He had been ill but a few days and was first attacked with influenza.

WILLIAM HARVEY GAYSER
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 11, 1918

William Harvey, son of George and Mary Gayser, aged 19 years, died at his home, 202 West Sixth Avenue, Wednesday night of pneumonia developed from influenza. He had been ill about a week. He was employed at the works of the Ruth-Hastings Glass Tube Company.

JOHN HASTINGS
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

John Hastings, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hastings, 259 East Hector Street, died of influenza on Saturday.

WILLIAM HENRY HERRON
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, November 5, 1918

William Henry Herron, who won fame throughout the East as an athlete, died Friday evening of epidemic influenza. He was suddenly attacked with the disease on Monday of last week. The disease progressed very rapidly and on Friday his condition was such that it was decided to remove him to Charity Hospital, Norristown. He was taken there but he was beyond medical aid and died at 8 p.m., four hours after being admitted. His wife is also ill with the disease being attacked while nursing her husband. Her condition has improved and the news of her husband's passing was broken to her Saturday evening. William H. Herron was the husband of Sarah Shultzberg and the son of Robert and the late Sarah Jane Hetherington Herron. He was born in this borough August 25, 1883. He attended the public schools and after leaving school was employed in the local iron mills. He was of fine physique, big, active and strong. He had a great liking for athletics and joined the local basketball, team and soon became a star. Upon his retirement from basketball, he returned to his home here and entered the employ of the Lee Tire & Rubber Company. He learned tire making and became one of the most valued and respected of the employees. He was a member of Conshohocken Lodge, Knight of Pythias, Fritz Lodge of Masons and the Americus Club. He is survived by his widow, one child and five step children. He is also survived by his father Robert Herron and the following brothers and sisters: Charles E., Joshua T., Robert M., Mrs. Laura Smallwood, Mrs. Fanny Thwaites and Mrs. Ellen Pickles. Funeral services will be held at his late residence, Forrest Street above First Avenue tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The interment will be at Merion Square cemetery.

HARRY HIMES
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 4, 1918

Harry, husband of Louise (nee Cox) Himes died yesterday of pneumonia at his home at Ninth Avenue and Fayette Street. Mr. Himes resided with his mother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mrs. Aaron Cox and Miss Florence Cox. Mr. Himes, his wife, his daughter, Helen and Miss Cox were all attacked with influenza which developed into pneumonia. Miss Cox is seriously ill and the other patients are improving. Mr. Himes is survived by his wife and a daughter, Helen.

MATTIE JONES
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 25, 1918

The funeral of Mattie, daughter of Thomas Jones, aged 14 years, who died of influenza on October 16, was held yesterday afternoon from the residence of her aunt Mrs. John Kearns, 119 West Tenth Avenue. Services were conducted at the house by Rev. A.J. Davies, pastor of the Baptist church. The interment was at Riverside cemetery.

SARAH KARR
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 4, 1918

Sarah, daughter of Henry and the late Sarah Karr died suddenly at her home, East Hector Street, Wednesday after a three day's illness with influenza. Miss Karr had been suffering with a slight cold. On Monday, she did the family wash and before she had completed her day's work, she collapsed. She was removed to her bed and a physician summoned. The disease developed so rapidly that it could not be controlled, and death ensued. She is survived by her father and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at the residence of her brother-in-law, Warren Ferrier, tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock. The interment will be at Gulf cemetery.

JOHN KELLY
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

John Kelly, who had worked as an assistant to undertaker Miller, died yesterday afternoon after a week's illness with epidemic influenza at the home of Peter McGann, where he boarded.

JOSEPH KELLY
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

Joseph, son of Edward and Ellen Kelly, formerly of this borough, died of epidemic influenza Monday at Media. He was about 28 years of age. The body was brought to this borough and the funeral will be held from Carroll's undertaking parlors when arrangements can be made for burial.

JOSEPH KENNEDY
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 11, 1918

Joseph, husband of Florence (nee Murray) Kennedy and son of Michael and Hannah Kennedy, died in St. Timothy's Hospital, Roxborough, at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. He was taken ill with influenza which quickly developed into pneumonia. He was removed to the hospital but failed to respond to treatment. The funeral will be held from his late residence, West Third Avenue at the convenience of the family. The interment will be at St. Matthew's new cemetery.

KARL LASCZ
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

Karl Lascz died on Friday at his home, 521 Old Elm Street, of influenza. He was 30 years old and employed at the Ivy Rock steel works. He is survived by his widow. The body was shipped to Carbondale, Pa., yesterday for interment.

ROSALIE LEARY
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

Rosalie, wife of Patrick J. Leary and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Daly, died on Wednesday of epidemic influenza at her home 215 Spring Mill Avenue. On Monday, she gave birth to a son and the child died the following day. She was born in Conshohocken, was educated in St. Matthew's Parochial school, and was a zealous member of the church societies. She was married in St. Matthew's church in 1910. Mrs. Leary was one of the borough's best-known women and was active in the social affairs of St. Matthew's parish. A host of friends mourn her death. She is survived by her husband and three small children. She is also survived by her parents, a brother Walter Daly and two sisters: Madaline and Mary Daly. Her husband is also ill with the influenza. The funeral will be held from her late home on Sunday afternoon. Interment will be made in St. Matthew's new cemetery.

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Gravestone of Rosalie Leary whose obituary appears above. The gravestone was found in St. Matthew's Cemetery, located at the intersection of North Lane and Butler Pike.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EDITH W. LURTY
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, November 1, 1918

Edith W. Lurty (nee Pennell), wife of Frederick E. Lurty of Barren Hill, died October 27, 1918 of influenza pneumonia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 2 at 1.30 p.m. from her late residence Chestnut Street, Barren Hill. Interment will be at Fernwood cemetery.

MRS. PAUL MACRINA
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 11, 1918

Mrs. Paul Macrina died of influenza this morning at her home, in First Avenue. She had been ill only a few days. She is survived by her husband.

PHILOMENA MARIANA
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

Philomena Mariana, aged 67 years, one of the best-known Italian women of the borough, died last night of influenza.

JOSEPH McCABE
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 8, 1918

Joseph, son of grocer and Mrs. John McCabe, died at the home of his parents on Front Street, early Saturday morning following an attack of pneumonia. Deceased had been ill with the disease only a few days. The young man suffered from influenza the early part of last week and was recovering but he suffered a relapse and pneumonia developed not withstanding that the best of medical attention was given him, the disease failed to respond to the treatment and his condition became rapidly worse until his death. Deceased was born and raised in this borough and he was well-known. He was about nineteen years of age. For a time, he was employed with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and also assisted his father in the conduct of the grocery business. Beside his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters, William, of this borough, James of Norristown and Misses Mary and Julia, who reside at home. The funeral was held this morning and was private in accordance with the health regulations.The interment was at St. Matthew's new cemetery. The funeral which was private, was held from the residence of his parents this morning. Interment was made in St. Matthew's New Cemetery.

WILLIAM McCARTHY
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 11, 1918

William McCarthy, a brother of Thomas McCarthy and Mrs. William Waldron, of this borough, died yesterday at Chester, of influenza. The body was brought here and will be buried from the residence of his sister, Mrs. William Waldron, Spring Hill Avenue, when arrangements for the funeral can be made. The interment will be at St. Matthew's new cemetery.

JAMES McCLOSKEY
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

James, son of the late Daniel and Margaret McCloskey, died on Sunday of influenza after a short illness.

JAMES McKEON
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, November 5, 1918

James McKeon, one of the best-known residents of Gulf Mills and a well-known painter, died in the Bryn Mawr Emergency Hospital on Saturday morning of pneumonia brought on by an attack of influenza. He with his wife and small child were removed to Bryn Mawr medical institution on Tuesday last and although the disease had reached a serious form in the husband and father, was believed for a time that he would recover. He failed to rally, however, and death ensued. His wife, who is a daughter of Washington and the late Matilda Miller or Swedeland, and small son Leo, who are in the Emergency and Children's Hospital respectively, are said to be in a condition favorable towards recovery. James McKeon was the son of the late Patrick and Bridget McKeon. He was born in the vicinity of Gulf Mills and resided there his entire lifetime of about 37 years. Subsequent to leaving school he learned the trade of painter and not only did enjoy an extensive patronage in the Main Line but was recognized as one of the most skilled workmen in that branch of artisanship. Mr. McKeon had a congenial disposition and many friends mourn his death. Besides his wife, seven children survive and his death is a great shock to them. Mrs. William Craner of Chester; Mary McKeon of Norristown and Harry and John McKeon of Philadelphia are surviving sisters and brothers. The funeral took place this morning from the undertaking parlors of Lawrence O'Brien in Bridgeport. High Mass of Requiem was celebrated in St. Augustine's Church, Bridgeport. The interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery, Norristown.

WILLIAM J. MILLER
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

Undertaker William J. Miller died at 9.15 o'clock last night at his home, 124 East Third Avenue, of double pneumonia. During this epidemic, Mr. Miller had a great number of funerals and being unable to secure sufficient help, he was compelled to work night and day and became exhausted. For the past ten days, he had been ill but felt that he should continue his work as the number of deaths from the epidemic influenza made such demands on all the undertakers that they were unable to meet all. He continued at his work until last Saturday evening. On that day, he conducted four funerals and in the evening he was compelled to go to bed. He was at that time suffering with pneumonia which quickly proved fatal. Mr. Miller was left an orphan in childhood and was educated at Girard College. He was raised by his aunt, Mrs. Alex. Keys, and while working as a grocery clerk in the Keys store, he studied embalming and funeral directing at a college. He engaged in the undertaking business in 1903 and built up a very large and successful business. Mr. Miller was a member of the school board and for 25 years was a member of the Presbyterian church serving three years as an elder and at the time of his death was a member of the board of trustees, church treasurer and chairman of the committed for the care of property. Mr. Miller was a public citizen and took an active part in all public movements. He is survived by his widow, who before her marriage was Miss Sarah Nixon, of Spring Mill, and three children: Charles, a graduate of the local high school in the class of last June and now a student at Ursinus college; Bertha, a high school student and William J. Jr., aged one year. The funeral services will be held at his late residence, 125 East Third Avenue, Saturday at 4.30 p.m. Interment will be at Riverside cemetery.

ALICE MORAN
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 4, 1918

Alice, daughter of William J. and Elizabeth Moran, aged 4 years and 5 months, died Wednesday night at the home of her parents, Hector above Poplar Street, of pneumonia. The child had been ill for about a week being attacked with the influenza. The funeral will be held from her parents' residence tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock. The interment will be at St. Matthew's new cemetery.

CORNELIUS O'BRIEN, JR.
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

The funeral of Cornelius Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius O'Brien, who died of influenza was held this morning from his parents' residence and the interment was at St. Matthew's cemetery.

ANNA PARKER
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Parker, died Wednesday night at her parents' home Eighth Avenue and Forrest Street, of influenza. Miss Parker was a most estimable young woman, who had a large circle of friends, and was an active member of St. Matthew's parish. She is survived by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

MARIE PASQUALINI
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 25, 1918

Another baby has become a victim of epidemic influenza. Marie, daughter of Dominic and Rose Pasqualini, aged 8 months, died Tuesday night of epidemic influenza at her parents' home, 655 Old Elm Street. The child had been ill four days.

JAWOOD PIERSON
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 8, 1918

Jawood Pierson, clerk at the local post office, died at his home, 142 East Seventh Avenue, Saturday afternoon of pneumonia. He returned to the post office on September 27 to resume his duties after having a vacation. That day, he became ill with influenza which rapidly developed into pneumonia. Jawood was the son of the late George Pierson and was born in this borough 37 years ago. He attended the public schools and while in the high school, he left to take a clerkship in the local post office. He served in the post office for 20 years. Mr. Pierson was active in all public affairs and was an active member of the Men's Bible Class of the M.E. church, Fritz Lodge of Masons, the O. of LA, Washita Tribe of Red Men and the Knights of Pythias. He is survived by his widow and two children: Florence and Eva. He is also survived by his mother and a number of brothers and sisters. The funeral will be held from his late residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be private. The interment will be at Riverside cemetery.

MARGARET RODENBAUGH
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 8, 1918

Margaret, daughter of Agustus and Rachel Rodenbaugh, died Sunday afternoon at her home, Fourth Avenue near Spring Mill Avenue, of pneumonia contracted from influenza. She had been ill only a few days. She was a member of Calvary P.E. church and active in the Sunday School, being a teacher, and in the other church organizations. She is survived by her parents. The funeral will be held from her parent's residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the interment will be at Riverside cemetery.

ALBERT ROWLEY
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 4, 1918

Albert, the eighteen months old son of John W. and Helen Rowley of 157 Front Street, West Conshohocken, died in Charity Hospital, Norristown, on Tuesday morning of pneumonia, super-induced by an attack of influenza. The child had been ill only four days and was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday. The funeral took place from the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Mary E. Rowley, 619 Ford Street, this afternoon. Services were conducted at the house at 1.30 o'clock and were in charge of Rev. Wesley W. Wills, pastor of the Holiness Christian church. The interment will be made in Barren Hill cemetery.

ADOLPH ROZCZYNA
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

Adolph Rozczyna, single, aged 25 years, died at his home, 437 North Elm Street, on Saturday after a short illness with influenza. He was buried on Saturday at St. Benedict's cemetery.

MADADO SANTON
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 4, 1918

Madado, son of Pasquale and Annuniza Santon, aged 7 months, of Oak Street, was a victim of influenza. The baby had only been ill a few days. The funeral will be held from his parents' residence tomorrow morning at nine o'clock.

BERTHA M. SCHWEMMER
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 1, 1918

Yesterday Bertha M., wife of Joseph P. Schwemmer, 111 East Seventh Ave., died of pneumonia which developed from an attack of influenza. Mr. Schwemmer was taken ill with the disease and his wife nursed him. On Monday of last week, she contracted the disease and it rapidly developed into pneumonia which caused her death. Mrs. Schwemmer was in her 31st year. She was the daughter of Mrs. Mattie Huzzard and the grand-daughter of Jonathan and the late Ellen Rogers and had lived here all her life. She is survived by her mother, her husband and two children, Albert and Bertha. The funeral will be held from her late residence Friday morning at 8 o'clock. Solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Matthew's church at 9 o'clock and the interment will be at St. Matthew's new cemetery.

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Gravestone of Bertha Schrimmer whose obituary appears above. The gravestone was found in St. Matthew's Cemetery, located at the intersection of North Lane and Butler Pike.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOHN SMITH
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

John, son of William and Carrie (nee Schank) Smith, aged 20 years, died on Friday evening last, at his parents' home in Spring Mill, of influenza. He was employed as an iron worker in the local mills. The funeral will be held from his parents' residence tomorrow and the interment will be at Westminster cemetery.

THOMAS SMYTH
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 8, 1918

Thomas Smyth, a well-known iron worker, died last night at his home, 213 East Eighth Avenue of influenza, aged about 34 years. Both Mr. Smyth and his wife were stricken with influenza about a week ago, and both were apparently recovering. Yesterday Mr. Smyth's condition became critical and no relief could be given him. He is survived by his widow. Mr. Smyth was employed in the J. Wood Department of the Alan Wood Iron & Steel Company and was a popular workman. He was a member of the Order of Forresters and the Order of Moose. The funeral will be held from his late residence Thursday morning at 10.30 o'clock.

MRS. MILTON THOMAS
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

Mrs. Milton Thomas, of Ridge Pike, died at her home this week from influenza. Her mother, Mrs. Carrol, whose funeral was held last week from her daughter's residence, also died of the same disease.

JOHN TOLBOSKI
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 8, 1918

John Tolboski died at his home in Elm Street, Saturday after a 7 days' illness with influenza. He was 27 years old and married. His funeral was held on Sunday and the interment was at St. Benedict's cemetery.

JOSEPH URBAN
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

Joseph, son of John and Helen Urban, aged 8 months, of West Hector Street, was a victim of the epidemic influenza. He died on Tuesday and the funeral was held Wednesday.

MARGARET WACKER
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 15, 1918

Margaret, wife of Louis Wacker, died at home, 234 East Seventh Ave., of epidemic influenza, Saturday night. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning.

ROSANNA WANAMAKER
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Tuesday, October 1, 1918

Another victim of the disease was Rosanna, wife of Clarence Wanamaker and daughter of Frank and Margaret Winner, aged 26 years of Harmanville. Mrs. Wanamaker had contracted influenza which quickly developed into pneumonia. Yesterday morning her condition became so serious that she was removed to Charity hospital Norristown. Her condition quickly became worse and death ensued at 2 p.m. a few hours after her admission. The funeral will be held from her parents' residence, at Harmanville, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services will be conducted at the house and interment will be at Merion Square cemetery.

KATHERINE WELSH
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 11, 1918

Katehrine, wife of William Welsh and daughter of James and Bessie Ryan, died on Wednesday at her home at Swedeland of influenza. She was about 28 years of age. The funeral will be held from her late residence Monday morning. The interment will be held at St. Matthew's new cemetery.

ISABEL WENNER
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 25, 1918

Isabel, wife of Leo Wenner and daughter of Edward Gallagher, died on Wednesday at the home of her aunt Miss Katharine Gallagher, Harmanville, of epidemic influenza. Mrs. Wenner had been in ill health for some time which so weakened her constitution that she could offer no residence to the disease. Mrs. Wenner had a very large circle of friends both here and in Philadelphia, where she resided for a time. Before her marriage she taught in St. Matthew's parochial school and for a time was a clerk in the First National Bank. She is survived by her husband and a child. She is also survived by her father, a sister, Katharine Gallagher, and her aunt, Miss Katharine Gallagher, from whose home her funeral will be held, on next Sunday afternoon. The interment will be at St. Denis cemetery, Ardmore.

ADDIE WHITE
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

Addie White, the daughter of George White, died at her home in Spring Mill on Wednesday. She had been sick for several days with influenza. George White, her father, has been seriously ill but is now recovering.

HARRY M. WILLIAMS
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 4, 1918

Harry M., husband of Flossie Williams, died at his home, 947 Ford Street, West Conshohocken, about 5 o'clock on Wednesday evening from pneumonia. Mr. Williams was taken ill on Monday of last week with influenza, but after a few days, illness improved. Last Saturday his condition became worse. Pneumonia developed, and he became rapidly worse until Monday when his condition became critical. He remained in this state until Wednesday evening when death ensued. Deceased was born in West Conshohocken thirty-one years ago and resided there all his life. He was well and favorably known in both boroughs. When quite young he entered the employ of the J. Wood & Brothers Company and continued in the same plant after it was purchased by the Alan Wood Iron & Steel Company. He was a member of Washita Tribe No. 53, Improved Order of Red Men, of this borough. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Frank, aged 8 years. He is also survived by his mother and the following brothers and sisters: Clifford, Harvey, Irvin, Florence and Margaret, all of West Conshohocken, and Frank Williams, of Philadelphia. The funeral services will be held from his late residence on Monday afternoon. Services will be conducted at the house at 2 o'clock. The interment will be made in the Gulf cemetery.

MARGARET WINNER
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 4, 1918

Mrs. Margaret Winner, wife of Frank Winner, died on Wednesday at her home in Harmanville, of pneumonia developed from influenza. Mrs. Winner contracted the disease while nursing her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Wanamaker, who died on Monday afternoon. The funeral of her daughter was held this afternoon from her mother's residence and the interment was at Merion Square cemetery. The funeral of Mrs. Winner will be held from her late residence on Monday afternoon. Services will be conducted at the house at 2 o'clock and the interment will be at Blockley Baptist cemetery, West Philadelphia.

MARY WINTERBOTTOM
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 18, 1918

Mrs. Mary Winterbottom, daughter of William and Mary Benson Taylor, aged 29 years, died Wednesday night at the emergency hospital, where she had been taken from her home when her condition became critical. Her funeral is to be held on Sunday and the interment will be at Jeffersonville Presbyterian cemetery.

JOHN ZOTOWSKI
Conshohocken Recorder  |  Friday, October 11, 1918

John Zotowski, aged about 35 years died yesterday at his home, 315 East Elm Street, of influenza. He contracted the disease while waiting on his wife who died of the disease last week. He is survived by three children one of whom is now afflicted with the disease.

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Gravestone of John Zoltowski whose obituary appears above. The gravestone was found in St. Benedict's Cemetery located on Colwell Lane. Note that the name on the gravestone is “Jon” which is Polish for John. The obituary mentions that John’s wife also succumbed to the flu in the week prior to John's death. We believe that the other name on the gravestone (“Czeslawa” in Polish, or Sarah in English) is John’s wife.