Texas Rangers in WWI

​Famous First Fourteen

WWI & Lavaca County, TX

   The link, above, will take you to a spreadsheet that   was created to help individuals locate information on World War I veterans associated with Lavaca County Texas in some manner.

​Please CLICK HERE FIRST for instructions regarding the columns of the spreadsheet ​​

More on Irene Guenther

Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Life Outside The Book

We appreciate your interest in the Friench Simpson Memorial Library's programming on Texas and WWI.

Her book, Nazi “Chic”? Fashioning Women in the Third Reich, was awarded the Sierra Prize for “Best History Book by a Female Historian” by the Western Association of Women Historians and the Millia Davenport Award for “Best Book in Fashion History” by the Costume Society of America.  Additionally, she is the recipient of the 2017 University of Houston’s Ross Lence Teaching Award.  She has written on the cultural politics of fashion, the role of German Jews in the Berlin fashion industry, German cultural refugees during World War II, art and politics in France during the German occupation in World War II, and “degenerate” art in the Third Reich. 

Program: Saturday, October 7, 1 pm at the Library

Lavaca County and the 1918 Flu Pandemic

The 1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people around the world.
This spreadsheet is a list of all of the known individuals who died in Lavaca County from influenza before, during or shortly after World War One.


The only individuals included are those where influenza (flu) was mentioned as the primary or secondary cause of death on their death certificates. Names and diseases were spelled exactly as they were spelled on the death certificates so some misspelling may occur. 


Influenza in Lavaca County- spreadsheet