Deaths

Below are the names of those who died in the campus infirmaries and in the KU Hospital. It is possible that this is not a complete list, as a complete list could not be found. The cause of death was pneumonia or other complications resulting from influenza. They are listed by their date of death, all in 1918. 

Harlan Warren, Delphos, Kansas, SATC member, age 18, enlisted October 11, died October 12.

Frederick E. Keen/Keene, Greenleaf, Kansas, SATC member, age 21, enlisted August 14, died October 13.

Charles F. Graves, Clifton, Kansas, SATC member, age 19, enlisted October 1, died October 15.

S.E. Whitesett, St. Joseph, Missouri, student, age 19, died October 17.

Claude Rawlings, Parker, Kansas, SATC member, age 21, enlisted August 14, died October 17.

Dean Thurman, Wichita, Kansas, SATC member, age 28, enlisted June 14, died October 17.

Delmer/Delmar Rhodes, Caldwell, Kansas, SATC member, age 22, enlisted August 15, died October 19.

Morris Jones, Cedarvale, Kansas, SATC member, age 21, enlisted August 13, died October 19.

Fredrick P. Kobler, Hill City, Kansas, SATC member, age 22, enlisted August 14, died October 20.

George G. Calvin/Calnon, McDonald, Kansas, SATC member, age 21, enlisted August 14, died October 21.

Hubert McHay/McKay, Sparks, Kansas, SATC member, age 21, enlisted August 14, died October 21.

Elmer L. Morrison, Salina/Culver, Kansas, Naval training, age 19, enlisted October 1, died October 22.

George J. Knoblaugh/Knablanch/Knobloch/Knablauch, Wichita, Kansas, Naval training, age 20, enlisted October 1, died October 22.

Frank Kempler/Kimpler, Ellinwood, Kansas, SATC member, age 19, enlisted October 1, died October 22.

Virgil E. Porter, S.A.T.C. instructor, age 34, died October 23.

James A. Pepper, Conway Springs, Kansas, SATC member, age 18, enlisted October 1, died October 25.

Russell C. Hepler, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, SATC member, age 20, enlisted December 19, 1917, died October 25.

Jimmie N. Tate, Lakin, Kansas, student/Naval training, age 21, enlisted June 3, died October 28.

James G. Watson, Beloit, Kansas, student, age 19, died October 28.

Irving S. Brown, Leavenworth, Kansas, SATC member, age 21, enlisted October 15, died October 29.

Claude J. Oshel, Ottawa, Kansas, SATC member, age 21, enlisted October 15, died October 31.

E. Albert Foulks, Kansas City, Kansas, SATC member, age 18, enlisted October 16, died October 31.

Jewell Rodus Schreiner, Lamar, Missouri, SATC member, age 20, enlisted October 5, died October 31.

Verner E. Fahlstrom, Clay Center, Kansas, SATC member, age 22, enlisted October 14, died November 1.

William M. Wyatt, Lexington, Kansas, SATC member, age 21, enlisted October 14, died November 3.

Itho Rae Hobson, Belleville, Kansas, age 21, died November 4.

Harry H. Evans, Cleveland, Kansas, SATC member, [age not given], enlisted October 15, died November 5.

Laurel F. Brandenburg, Russell, Kansas, SATC member, age 19, enlisted October 15, died November 8.

Lucy McLinden, Cedar Point, Kansas, student/employee/volunteer nurse, age 21, died November 9. For more on Lucy, see the page entitled "Volunteers."

Joseph C. Liggett, Almena, Kansas, SATC member, age 22, enlisted October 14, died November 14.

Charles Woody, Paxico, Kansas, SATC member, age 19, enlisted October 9, died November 23.

Dennis Harold, Dresden, Kansas, SATC member, age 24, enlisted August 15, died November 30.

Below are the names of those who contracted the flu while on campus, but died elsewhere.

LeRoy F. Medlock, Valley Falls, Kansas, SATC member, age 22, enlisted August 15, died October 29, in Sedalia, Missouri. LeRoy was on a train headed to his post-SATC Army assignment when he became so ill that he had to be deboarded in Sedalia.
William Painter, Lawrence, Kansas, SATC member, age 20, enlisted October 3, died October 29 at his parents' Lawerence home.

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Lawrence Daily Journal World reports the first student death on campus

The first student to die from the influenza outbreak was Harlan Warren, a freshman from Delphos, Kansas, and a member of the S.A.T.C. He was sent to the University infirmary when the symptoms of a cold would not go away. Upon admission he was diagnosed with pneumonia. His family was notified, but they did not arrive in time. He passed away on October 14, 1918, at the age of 18. As with all other cases of influenza death, the cause was pneumonia.