Spokane and the Nation: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919

Headline: “Father, Mother Die; Baby Lives: Mr. and Mrs. F. Redick Succumb 7 Hours Apart—Influenza.”

Source: Spokesman Review, October 24, 1918, page 1

Subject: Spokane couple dies from influenza but is survived by their baby

Synopsis: Within a period of ten days, both Alma Redick and her husband Fred died from influenza.

Notable Quotation: “Mrs. Alma Redick, age 23, who gave birth to a daughter six days ago, died in St. Luke’s hospital at 5 p.m., yesterday of pneumonia superinduced by influenza.”

Father, Mother Die; Baby Lives

Mr. and Mrs. F. Redick Succumb 7 Hours Apart – Influenza.

         Mrs. Alma Redick, age 23, who gave birth to a daughter six days ago, died in St. Luke’s hospital at 5 p.m. yesterday of pneumonia superinduced by influenza. Her husband, Fred, age 35, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Le Fevre, E121 Nora Avenue, at 12:05 a.m., today of the same causes after an illness of 10 days. Mrs. Redick was an only daughter and Baby Redick is an only child. The baby is at St. Luke’s.

         Mr. Redick came to Spokane from Illinois 12 years ago. He was a locomotive engineer in the employ of the Great Northern railway, a member of the B.L.E., the Elks and Odd Fellows. Mrs. Redick was a member of the First M.E. church.