In early October 1918, pandemic influenza descended on Schuylkill County and left thousands dead.
Influenza swept through the Hensel family of Sheridan, Pennsylvania in October 1918, leaving three dead and lives changed forever.
"Sorrow and woe stalk almost unceasingly in our midst," wrote the Pottsville Republican in October 1918.
During the height of the 1918 influenza epidemic, the women of Central Pennsylvania jumped into action.
Undertakers in Harrisburg found their morgues full of flu victims in October 1918 with no way to give them proper burials.