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Hubert Elmer Neal
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1889
Drakes Creek
Madison County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1918
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Hubert's death certificate lists the cause of death as meningitas due to complication of influenza better known historically as the Spanish Flu.

Obituary dated October 25,1918

Hubert E. Neal of Olinda died Saturday afternoon at the county hospital where hewas placed the previous Tuesday. The cause ofdeath issaid to have been Spanish Influenza, pneumonia and brain fever.

Neal was stricken about ten days prior to his death with influenza. On Tuesday he became delerious and it was necessary to use force in controlling him. Hewas taken to the county hospital,as that was the only place, it is said, that was equipped for handling cases of violence. For a time physicians thought he had a fair chance to recover, but a change was for the worse and he sank rapidly.

The remains were removed to McAuley's undertaking establishment and burial followed at Loma Vista cemetery Monday afternoon.

Neal was 28 years old. He leaves a wife and four children with another visit of the stork registered for the future. He was an employee of the General Petroleum Corporation as production foreman in the Olinda field wwhere he had worked for the past five years and Supt. Mike Borough speaks of him with the highest praise as an efficient attentive workman.

Besides his wife and four children, the deceased leaves two brothers; Conrad and Noah Neal, both of Olinda. He was a nephew of J.G. Hill, formerly of this place, now working in the Montebello field. He was a brother-in-law to Tom Hill, who was killed in Olinda last February by his automobile turning over on him.

The widow and three of the children, and also Conrad Neal are now sick with influenza but all are well on the road to recovery.

Mr. U.S. Fraze of Long, New Mexico, father of Mrs. Neal is here to be with his daughter during her affliction.

A sad feature wich emphasizes a grieving tribute to his patriotism is brought out by the fact that every cent of Neal's savings had been invested in Liberty Bonds. Where can be found a better monument to loyal Americanism than to die penniless in such a case.

Superintendent Mike Borough of the General Petroleum circulated a subscription paper Monday afternoon in behalf of the widow and orphaned children and within a few hours had gathered in the sum of one hundred dollars, and this sum is still growing.

The deceased was a member of Oil Field Workers Union 13731 of Brea. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Thomas Neal (1851 - 1930)
  Sarah Elizabeth Drake Neal (1854 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Veda Mable Fraze Ledbetter (1893 - 1983)
 
 Children:
  Nella Vastana Neal Siler (1906 - 1988)*
  Raymon Leon Neal (1911 - 1967)*
  Grady Elmer Neal (1914 - 2008)*
  Nola Viola Neal Welch (1916 - 2013)*
  Neta Vesta Neal Davis (1919 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  Noah Johnson Neal (1873 - 1963)*
  Effie Ozetta Neal Mathis (1878 - 1966)**
  Pearl Minnie Neal Glenn (1883 - 1978)*
  Gertie May Neal Hill (1886 - 1980)*
  Hubert Elmer Neal (1889 - 1918)
  Conrad Ira Neal (1891 - 1927)*
  Stella A. Neal Dorsey (1894 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Loma Vista Memorial Park
Fullerton
Orange County
California, USA
 
Created by: Mary Neal aka Upatree
Record added: Mar 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67340749
Hubert Elmer Neal
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Hubert Elmer Neal
Added by: Mary Neal aka Upatree
 
Hubert Elmer Neal
Added by: Mary Neal aka Upatree
 
 
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To my Great Grandfather
- Robin Pepper
 Added: Mar. 28, 2011
 
 
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