|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1887|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1918|
SIX FUNERALS IN ONE WEEK OF THE "FLU" SCOURGE
Vernal has certainly been in the grip of the dreaded influenza scourge the past week and many homes have been bereaved of loved ones as a result. A very fatal case, as far as our investigations have led were contracted away from Vernal.
The first funeral was that of George Alfred Hall, held Friday. He contracted the disease at Ft. Logan, Colorado. Then came that of Stephen J. Miller, who was taken down at Salt Lake, He was buried Sunday. Alton Calder, whose funeral was held Tuesday, was stricken at Fort Logan, Colorado. Ira Williams, of Naples, who succumbed to the dread disease Thursday, came home sick from Idaho. MYRON HACKING of Maeser, died at LDS hospital, Wednesday, after suffering severely with the disease, Two other funerals this week were that of Mrs. HOLFELTZ, who was buried Tuesday and Grandpa Weeks, whose funeral occurred the day following, accounts of which appear elsewhere.
It has been impossible to get the names of all those who have been stricken with influenza. As far as possible the following is a brief summary of the cases which have come closer to our observation, which we give accurately as it has been possible to gather the information.
William Murray of Maeser, is improving but has had a narrow case.
Roan Timothy, is reported in a dangerous condition.
Jim Shanno and family of Maeser; there are two members attacked.
Arthur Manwaring is reported to be suffering from the contagion and last reports were to the effect that he was on the improve. Others having light touches this week were Assistant Cashier L. H. Belcher of Uintah State Bank and L. H. Allan.
Sam Murray is said to have a very severe case, having taken sick Wednesday.
At Jensen, there are two families reported to be in a most pitiable condition. The Nelson family have five cases down at once, and in the family of R. H. Wall, there are five members ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Billings, Owen Wall and two smaller children of Mrs. Lydia A. Wall are sick.
At Naples there are three members of John Neilson's home ill at this time also Bishop Goodrich.
The wife of Ira Williams and his sister are dangerously ill with it. Ira Williams died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 14. No possible hope for his recovery has been held for several days.
At Ft. Duchesne the epidemic is being taken care of by Dr. Lloyd. Mrs. Paul Coke and baby at that place are out of danger.
Roosevelt has sent out a frantic S. O. S. for help. The "flu" seems to be raging at this point and the unfortunate condition of Dr. J. D. Martin, who had taken the epidemic from his patients, rendered it necessary that Vernal send help. Dr. Enochs went over, but still Roosevelt is calling for the assistance of nurses and for anyone willing to help in the growing number of cases.
George Searles, Jr., is reported to be improving, but we are unable to learn how many more of the Searle family are attacked.
Thos. Todd, whose wife died Tuesday, was in such a serious condition at the time with the same epidemic, that they could not tell him of his wife's death.
The two Alexander brothers, Wood and Moan, both died last week. They were nursed by their wives, who, after the death of their husbands were taken down with it also. One of the widows is very low as also her two children, Mrs. Myrtle Wilson, who was nursing at the Anexander home when overtaken by the infection, is reported improving.
Agnes Tucker and the Leonard Roberts baby are also victims.
Others at Roosevelt are Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Dillman and the child of Mr. Dillman's sister, Mrs. Bell Blumer, which is now recovering.
It is not necessary to mention the deaths of Alfred Hall, S. J. Miller, MYRON HACKING, Alton Calder, Mr. Miles, Maurice Tyzack and others already mentioned in our columns, only to show how serious is this fierce pestilence in this death race.
-Vernal Express, October 25, 1918, transcribed by Rhonda Holton
Parrents are: Ida Jane Bascom Williams and Elias Willard Jr. Williams.
He married Pearl Anderson.
Elias Willard Williams (1858 - 1940)
Ida Jane Bascom Williams (1860 - 1936)
Pearl Eliza Anderson Cook (1892 - 1965)*
Howard Williams (1913 - 1984)*
Willard Henry Williams (1876 - 1948)*
Joel Orson Williams (1881 - 1915)*
Levi Williams (1886 - 1964)*
Ira Kimball Williams (1887 - 1918)
Lorn Williams (1900 - 1972)*
Vernal Memorial Park
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Jul 24, 2009
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