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Re: Index to Death Records, 1909-1921

URDANGEN, BROWER

Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 9/29/2019 at 12:42:36

In Response To: Index to Death Records, 1909-1921 (Maria E Brower)

His death certificate is listed as "M. L. Urdangen" who died of influenza and pneumonia after an illness of 8 to 9 days. He was buried in Minneapolis. I looked for online Mason City newspapers for December 1918 but could not locate any issues available.

Marcus Louis Urdangen died during the deadly flu epidemic of 1918. This Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the planet's population—and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans.

History shows that schools and churches closed, towns were quarantined, coffins stacked up, few funerals were held.

I am sending you a link to his actual death certificate:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS6Q-3SQ5-R?i=3589&cc=2531337&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQP8J-4DKH

More information:
https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/1918-flu-pandemic

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