Platinode, Ralph 1919

RALPH PLATINODE
EAST LIVERPOOL TRIBUNE
JAN. 1919

PLAGUE CLAIMS THIRDE VICTIM IN ONE FAMILY
Ralph Platinode Follows Father and Mother To Grave.
ANOTHER CHILD IS ILL.
Dread Spanish Influenza Now Believed Wiped Out Here.

With the death this morning of RALPH PLATINODE, aged 7, Spanish influenza and pneumonia has wiped out practically the entire family of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Platinode, French residents of Kountz avenue.
Joseph Patinode, the father, succumbed to the dread plague at his home on December 21. He was buried at Spring Hill cemetery on the following day. While the body of her husband was lying cold in death, Mrs. Ora Patinode, the mother, and her two children, Ralph and Sarah were lying in bed stricken with the malady in an adjoining room.
Five days following the death of her husband, the mother died of the disease. She was laid to rest at Spring Hill cemetery on December 22.
With their parents gone, the two children, Ralph and Sarah, 7 and 5, respectively, were removed to the East Liverpool hospital, where the little boy died this morning. Another child, who escaped the dread plague was taken to the home of its grandmother, Mrs. John Akey at Empire, O. Sarah, now suffering with the malady at the hospital is reported somewhat improved today.
The remains of Ralph Patinode were brought to this city this morning and taken to the McLean undertaking rooms on Broadway. The body was prepared for burial. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.