Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA, Independent Researcher

Impact of the 1918 flu epidemic: A personal stories-based approach Records

The 1918 flu pandemic killed up to 100 million people worldwide in less than a year, disproportionately taking healthy young adults. The personal impact was devastating and wide-reaching, including emigration, families split apart, and openings for women in the workforce.

This talk draws on stories and newspaper articles to explore the multi-faceted ways the 1918 flu impacted families, sometimes for generations.

Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA, is an independent researcher (BridgingThePast@gmail.com and Bridging the Past website).