"Matagorda County and the 1918 pandemic impact"

   EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third and final installment of a multi-part series on the impact of the 1918 Pandemic on Matagorda County.
      As you will read, the disease affected lots of residents.
   “Flu” flu in on the Tribune force from delivery boy to the editor this week and up to the present writing it has refused to flu out. We are doing all we possibly can under the circumstances and ask our readers to bear with us until we get going again. Those who have had it will understand this and grant us anything we might want.
   Matagorda County Tribune, Friday, October 18, 1918
  Carrie E. Laxton
April 22, 1884 - October 19, 1918
Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Texas
Section 2, Block 75
Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Texas
   The subject of this notice was born to Mr. and Mrs. N. Huddleston of Markham, Texas, on May 16, 1897. She was saved by Faith early in life, and united with the Markham Baptist Church in July, 1916. She was married to Mr. Calvert Langston November 2, 1917. There issued from this union a beautiful babe, who died at birth and was buried in the arms of its mother. 
   Mrs. Langston was a victim of pneumonia complication following the enfluenza[sic], and departed this life at 11:20 p.m. October 11, 1918. She leaves to mourn her loss her devoted husband, the mother, four brothers and two sisters, together with a multitude of friends who loved her.
   May the tenderest blessings of God sustain each of them.
   Her pastor, R. A. Lee
   Matagorda County Tribune, Friday, October 25, 1918
   The schools have remained closed this week, but we understand it is the intention of the authorities to open Monday. With the opening of the schools, the ban will in all probability be lifted from all public gatherings which will mean churches, picture show, etc., will be again opened to the public after being closed for two weeks.
   We learn from the physicians that conditions are much better and that the epidemic of influenza has about run its course.
   There are practically no new cases, but a good many are still confined to their rooms.
   Matagorda County Tribune, Friday, October 25, 1918
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