“The 1918 Spanish Flu”
A Major World-Wide Pandemic
Review by: Lee Macklin
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the planet’s population—and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans.
Adolph Maier's 98th Birthday Celebration
by Lillie Coad and Lee Macklin
June 28, 2020 was a special day as the SVCGR Chapter celebrated long standing member, Adolph Maier’s 98th birthday. There were lots of signs, snacks, and memories shared. Member Lillie Coad and Adolph are first cousins both born in the Crimea, Russia area. She shares lots of details in this article. Lee Macklin also shares a story describing how Adolph & Olga helped him solve a family mystery.