The commandant of the marine corps training camp, General Doyen has died of spanish influenza. Ill for a just a few days, pneumonia is given as the cause of death. The District of Columbia health department reports 32 new deaths and 656 new influenza cases, the largest daily number since the start of reporting.
Source: “Gen. Doyen is Influenza Victim,” The Washington Times, Washington, District of Columbia, October 7, 1918. Page 1, Column 4.