The letter below is from the adjutant at the Wisconsin Veterans' Home. He lists pensioners and one widow who died in the home. He included their death date and pension certificate number.
Source: Glover, Jr., Samuel Stillman; Pension File No. 28715, Civil War Pension File, (Washington, D.C.: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration).
The following deaths were listed:
- Burlin, George W. Nov. 16th, 1917
- Brainard, Anson M. Nov. 20th, 1917
- Dunbar, Martin V. Nov. 23rd, 1917
- Haney, James R Nov. 23rd, 1917
- Lewis, Charles O. Nov. 9th, 1917
- Locke, William H. Nov. 16th, 1917
- Mohr, John (Johan) Oct. 25th, 1917 AND
- Glover, Adda Dec 19th, 1917
Brenda, good piece of advice. I'm wondering why so many died in the same month and year. Do you know?ReplyDelete
Barbara, I noticed that too. It would be interesting to research the month further. Have to put it on my to do list in my lovely green book.ReplyDelete
A great and lucky find! I wonder how many individuals lived at the home? If there were a lot of people than 7 deaths in a month might not be unusual. Wasn't there also a flu epidemic around that time?ReplyDelete
Heather, I don't know how many people were at the home. Something I will have to look into. Thanks for the suggestion. I thought a flu or other epidemic might be an answer too.ReplyDelete