Remembering pandemic victims at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery

City's Walk Back in Time focuses on 1918 impacts locally


Last updated 7/29/2021 at 10:49am

Brian Soergel

Walk Back in Time participants listen as Kerry Radley talks about Betsey Anderson Johnson

The Edmonds Cemetery's annual Walk Back in Time, canceled last year due to you know what, returned under sunny skies Thursday, July 22.

It seemed only right that this year's event shared stories of how the pandemic of 1918 impacted the small community of Edmonds as told through the lives of five residents buried in the historic cemetery: a mill worker, a newlywed, a farmer, a mother of six, and a Freemason.

Those looking on discovered how the backdrop of WWI set the stage for this tragic event, which caused the loss of at least 50 million people across the globe, and how the residents of Ed...

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