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Near Cabot in Butler County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Influenza Epidemic Victims

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
1. Influenza Epidemic Victims Marker
Inscription. Here are buried an unknown number of local victims of the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 -- one of history's worst epidemics in terms of deaths. In Butler County, the worst period was early October to early November 1918, with some 260 deaths in the county seat alone. Immigrant workers in the limestone and other industries are buried in this cemetery, with one to five bodies in each grave. A large wooden cross long marked the site.
 
Erected 2002 by Saxonburg District Woman's Club.
 
Location. 40° 48.681′ N, 79° 42.54′ W. Marker is near Cabot, Pennsylvania, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Cornetti Road and Sasse Road, on the right when traveling north on Cornetti Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cabot PA 16023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reverend Richard C. Christy (approx. 2.8 miles away); William A. Smith (approx. 5.1 miles away); KDKA "Dog House" (approx. 6.7 miles away); John and Carl Roebling House (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Roeblings (approx.
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
2. Influenza Epidemic Victims Marker
6.9 miles away); Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ford City Works (approx. 9.6 miles away); Kittanning (approx. 9.7 miles away); Kittanning WW I Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Winfield Township’s 1918 Influenza Mass Grave Site. (Submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesScience & Medicine
 
Influenza Epidemic Victims Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
3. Influenza Epidemic Victims Marker
Site of former cross mentioned on marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 269 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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