New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B32_F12_Patzold
Gold Star Roll of Honor - listing information for Private Felix Patzold of White Plains, N.Y., who died of influenza on September 26, 1918, just seventeen days after enlisting in the army.
Name two factors that made the Spanish Flu particularly deadly.
How did Felix Patzold die?
How old was Felix Patzold at the time of his death?
How long was Felix Patzold in the army before he died?
How did the Spanish Flu get its name? What (if anything) did it have to do with Spain?
Math: If the world’s population in 1918 was about 1.6 billion people and 1/3 of the population caught the Spanish flu, how many people were infected during the outbreak?
Science: There were two major waves of the Spanish flu between the years 1918-1919. The second wave was the deadlier of the two. How come both waves were not equally disastrous?
Health: What advances in medicine have come about to treat the Spanish Flu since World War I?
Moss, Jenny. Winnie’s War. New York: Walker, 2009.
Pettit, Dorothy A. A Cruel Wind: Pandemic Flu in America 1918-1920. Murfreesboro, TN: Timberlane, 2008.