William James Hamersley '09: Obit Pro Patria, An Extract from the 1919 Necrology

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Title

William James Hamersley '09: Obit Pro Patria, An Extract from the 1919 Necrology

Subject

Trinity College and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Description

The Bulletin’s necrology for 1918-1919 reported the deaths of five alumni, the most prominent of which was William James Hamersley ’09 of Old Saybrook, late of Hartford. Hamersley was a Hartford attorney for the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, a state representative in the Connecticut legislature, and saw service with the First Connecticut Cavalry on the Mexico border in 1916. The Bulletin reported that following his service, Hamersley “threw himself into civilian relief work [during the war], especially in connection with the Red Cross” and that his duties “took him to Camp Devens during the epidemic of Spanish influenza.” Camp Devens, in Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts, was a prominent army training base and became one of the epicenters of the outbreak.

Creator

Trinity College

Source

Trinity College Digital Repository

Publisher

Watkinson Library and Trinity College Archives, Trinity College (Hartford, CT)

Date

1919

Contributor

N/A

Rights

Digital reproductions and permission to publish Watkinson materials may be requested by contacting Watkinson staff. With permission of the staff, readers may use their own cameras in the library. Users of materials from the Watkinson Library or the College Archives must accept full legal responsibility for observing the laws of copyright, as well as the laws of libel and invasion of privacy and property rights.

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Language

English

Type

Text, Obituary, College Publication

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Coverage

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

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