Margaret Recalls the Great Flu Epidemic

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Margaret Recalls the Great Flu Epidemic


Margaret shares thoughts about the 1918 flu epidemic which killed 23,000,000 people around the world and 550.000 in the US. She recalls her whole family (except her father) getting the flu, and the steady procession of funerals in her town. 


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993)


January 1, 1918


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata



Sound File Location

Box 75: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 1-20

Clip Location

Hour 20, clip 02


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Margaret (1903-1993) , “Margaret Recalls the Great Flu Epidemic,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed March 22, 2023,