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This summary of deaths, compiled by the Division of Vital Statistics of the Kansas State Board of Health, details the total number of deaths that resulted during the Influenza of 1918. Often referred to as the Spanish Flu during the period, the Influenza of 1918 took a significant toll on Kansas with 2,639 recorded deaths. However, the death toll across the globe was much worse, with estimated deaths varying anywhere from 50 million to 100 million people. To view the full, two volume report see unit 220786. In the full volume (UID 220786 ), there is a page for each county, and additional pages for larger cities – possibly the first class ones. Each page bears a number that corresponds to the number on the page of statistics for this unit.
Numbers 1 thru 105 are assigned to the 105 counties in alphabetical order.
Numbers 200-400 are assigned to the cities within those counties
1 = Allen County
201 = Iola, Allen County
105 = Wyandotte County
205 = Kansas City, Wyandotte Co.
305 = Rosedale, Wyandotte Co.
(You'll notice that the companion number for County 5 is 405 as to not duplicate 205 and 305.)
In the full volume, you can go from county to county quickly by using the Page Selection drop down menu (on the upper left-hand side of the image).

Creator: Kansas State Board of Health
Date: 1918

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Item Number: 217181
Call Number: State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Summary of Deaths by Causes, 1918
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217181

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