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Mourning in the Morning: The Death of Harriet Bentley in the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic (Online)

Mourning in the Morning: The Death of Harriet Bentley in the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic (Online)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in an email an hour before the program starts.

Sign language interpreters will be provided.

The Death of Harriet Bentley in the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic -- A Family Grieves

In this presentation we visit a Rochester family and learn how family members dealt with the tragedy of losing a beloved mother and daughter in the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic. We also are able to compare and contrast life in Rochester during the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic with our lives today living through the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

Patricia Corcoran has been in love with Mount Hope Cemetery and its history since she moved to Linden Street in 1975. Currently serving as president of the Friends of Mount Hope, she has been a FOMH volunteer and trustee for years, serving as a tour guide, speaker, and chair of many committees. Her writing and research focus on interesting women in Mount Hope Cemetery, epidemics, orphanages, and poor lots. She was an ESOL teacher for 30 years in the Rochester City School District and served as an adjunct instructor at SUNY Geneseo, Nazareth College and St. John Fisher College. When not involved at Mount Hope Cemetery, Pat continues her love of history as a transcriber at the Seward Family Digital Project at the University of Rochester.

Date:
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Campus:
Central Library
Audience:
  All Ages  
Categories:
  Department - Local History & Genealogy     Streamed Event     Subject - Local History  
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