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Hundreds Were Buried in Unmarked Graves in This New Jersey Cemetery, Now, We Know Why

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jan 9, 2019

Alexander Ivan was just an infant in 1918. Ivan and his family lived in what is now Middlesex County, during the time of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson’s second term, the women’s suffrage movement and the beginning of airmail service.

But the year began with what would become known as the Spanish flu pandemic. Killing more than 50 million people worldwide, the virus claimed the lives of thousands of New Jersey residents. Ivan was one of the many children who died, and was buried in a small wooden casket. Until now, though, no one knew where he was buried.

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