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Greensburg suffers its first death from the great flu epidemic.
The first death at Greensburg occurred on Oct. 7 when a high school student passed away. By Oct. 21, there was an area casket shortage, and Youngwood and Latrobe were cited as hard-hit. A week later, there were 2,000 cases of flu in Greensburg and 1,000 in Monessen.
Read more: Flu epidemic hit region hard in 1918 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/specialreports/s_534954.html#ixzz1ZsGugSri