The first Spanish Flu death in Idaho was in Blackfoot

The Groveland Cemetery tombstone of Fritz Earl Reynolds, the Idaho victim of the Spanish Flu, the first well-documented world pandemic disease which left 500 million dead across six continents. Reynold was survived by his wife, who went on to raise their six boys by herself.
Catie Clark

A century ago today, a farmer and farrier named Fritz Earl Reynolds died in Blackfoot. He was the first person in the state to die of the Spanish Flu.
The Spanish Flu pandemic was a worldwide scourge that killed over 500 million people worldwide.
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