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PRIVATE
ROLFE WILLIS PROCTOR

HACKENSACK BOY DIED IN CAMP DIX FROM INFLUENZA YESTERDAY:
November 30th, 1918

  24 year old Rolfe W. Proctor lived on 125 Coles Avenue in Hackensack and his name is on the plaques at the Library and Hudson Street Cemetery. The article says he moved to Hackensack from Michigan several years before. How long that is I do not know. Did he attend schools in Hackensack is another unknown answer. We do know that the town's people thought enough of him to put his name on the plaques and we do know Rolfe W. Proctor died of the Spanish Influenza while in the service during World War I.


Soldiers Ill with the Spanish Influenza at a Hospital Ward at Camp Funston


Above image of Soldiers ill with the Spanish Influenza at a Hospital Ward at Camp Funston
http://www.weather.com/health/cold-flu/spanish-flu-pandemic-originated-china-20140124

Above image of Avian Flu Virus
http://www.infowars.com/baxter-product-contained-live-bird-flu-virus/

Above image of Mortality Graph of America and Europe During 1918 and 1919
http://www.invmed.info/historyofinfluenza/spanish


Background image of Y.M.C.A. Building of the National Army at Camp Dix
http://www.firstworldwar.com/photos/camplife.htm