Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

October 5, 1918

The October 5 Evening Star

An alarming 27 deaths were reported–so many that addresses weren’t listed for most of them, as had been done previously. Dr. W.E. Turton, clerk in the vital statistics unit, was one of the day’s deaths. He’s buried in the family grave in Rock Creek Cemetery.



Commissioner Brownlow called upon streetcar companies to insure car windows remained open for the circulation of fresh air.

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