Oroville Death Certificates
Feb. 1917 - Feb. 1920
influenza epidemic that swept the world
in 1918, killed an estimated 50 million people.
Butte County was not spared. The PGS Library
acquired a book of Oroville Death Certificates
from February 1917 through February
1920 containing 211 death records. Deaths
attributed to the influenza started October 1918
through January 1919. In those four months, in
Oroville alone, 22 of 35 deaths we caused by the
Emergency Hospital for Influenza patients.
Courtesy of the Stanford Archives.
is a link to an on-line index. Our society volunteers will extract information
from the death certificates for a $5.00 donation per record. You may request
information by email from:
In the "Subject" line put: Death Cert. Request
DEATH CERTIFICATE INDEX