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speaker series - the jackson family and the flu epidemic

Speaker Series: The Life and Deaths of Minnie Compton Jackson’s Family

Friday, November 18

6:00 pm - Social Hour

7:00 pm - Presentation

Admission by donation

Join us for a deep dive into how the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918 profoundly impacted the life of one local family with Pam Pracser Anderson, MS, CG®. Minnie Compton Jackson, her husband, two daughters, and grandchildren are just one example of how this disease affected an entire Franklin County family over a short ten-year period. Examining the Jackson family helps others whose grandparents or great-grandparents lived through this period of history, understand that those who died were not the only ones impacted.

About the Presenter

Pam Anderson is a Certified Genealogist®and she can be reached at for any questions or inquiries. Pam’s articles are based on thorough research, some in Franklin County, some from personal family genealogies, and some with the permission of clients who wanted to see their family’s story in print. Her writing experience has led to serving on editorial committees; peer-reviewing articles for local, state, and national journals; and proofreading books for publication. View the complete list of publications on her website

View Past Speaker Series: How to Catch a Cyber Spy


Sponsored by: M&T Bank

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