Influenza in Geneva

Biggest Armory Audience Heard Military Band

Geneva Daily Times, October 7, 1918.

On October 6, 1918, the French Military Band played the Geneva Armory. Made up of French veterans, the band was touring the country to promote the Fourth Liberty Loan. The concert was originally scheduled for the lakefront, but was moved to the Armory due to bad weather. The following day, the Geneva Health Board held a meeting to discuss the influenza pandemic. That day two of the French musicians went to the hospital in Rochester with the flu, and the Geneva Daily Times reported that there were 600 cases in Seneca Falls.

The following articles and headlines from the Geneva Daily Times give a quick overview of the influenza pandemic in town before focusing on the Colleges.

The Local Epidemic

Geneva Daily Times, October 9, 1918.

Mrs. Burrall Favors Ounce Of Prevention

Geneva Daily Times, October 9, 1918.

Board of Health Acts Regarding Spanish Influenza

Geneva Daily Times, October 9, 1918.

All Public Gatherings Are Now Forbidden

Geneva Daily Times, October 10, 1918.

Local Health Situation Is Unchanged Today

Geneva Daily Times, October 11, 1918.

Police Aid to Suppress "Flu"

Geneva Daily Times, October 15, 1918.

Saloons and Ice Cream Places Hit By Order

Geneva Daily Times, October 18, 1918.

First Genevan To Don "Influ" Mask For General Wear

Geneva Daily Times, October 19, 1918.

Influenza Cases Are Increasing

Geneva Daily Times, October 23, 1918.

Epidemic Has Reached Height

Geneva Daily Times, October 25, 1918.

Board of Health Ban is Lifted

Geneva Daily Times, November 2, 1918.

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Influenza in Geneva