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Death Takes Toll From Renville Co. Soldiers in Camp, Buffalo Lake News, 10-11-1918

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Several deaths in camp of Renville county soldiers occurred during the week and a number of others are reported ill.

Allyn Wenz from near Hector died in Camp Grant the first of this week from influenza. He was a fine young man and had many friends here where he was formerly employed at the Stearns lumber yard. Three other young men from the vicinity of Hector died in camp from influenza at the same time and their bodies were sent home this week for burial.

Howard McBroom, son of Eph McBroom of Renville died in a military camp at Atlanta, Ga. Last Sunday, aged 21 years. The remains were brought to Renville for burial. A sad coincidence in connection with his death was the death of his mother, Mrs. McBroom, at Renville on the same day. Mother and son will be buried at Renville today.

The funeral of Otto Stoa, another victim, was held at Sacred Heart Sunday, and the funeral of another deceased soldier was held on the same day north of Renville. The prevalence and spread of the disease is occasion for much uneasiness.