Amine Eldora Woods
- Born: Oct 1895, Virginia
- Died: 1918, Salem, Roanoke Co., VA. at age 23
- Buried: East Hill Cemetery, Salem, VA Div 3 / Section 11
See general notes for her sister, Beatrice, for 1910 census facts. Amine's death is taken from her headstone at East Hill Cemetery.
Amine Eldora Woods [Maintained by Frank Greenbaum]
Birth: Oct. 25, 1895 Catawba (Roanoke County), VA
Death: 1918 Salem, VA
The eldest of 4 children, she grew up on a farm in the Catawba Valley in Roanoke County. Her family moved to nearby Salem in the early 1900's and opened the Woods Hardware Company [later sold to Brown's Hardware upon her father's passing]. She graduated from Elizabeth College [Salem, VA] in June 1917 with First Distinction. She was probably named after her father's older sister, Amine E., who also died at a young age in 1884.
She died at the age of 22 in the flu epidemic of 1918.
The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the Great War, known today as World War I, at somewhere between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. More people died of influenza in a single year than in four-years of the Black Death Bubonic Plague from 1347 to 1351. Known as "Spanish Flu" or "La Grippe" the influenza of 1918-1919 was a global disaster.
Died in the Flu Epidemic just after graduation from Elizabeth College.