COVID-19 News, North America

The human face of a tragic time: She was a 102-year-old potato farmer born during the Spanish flu pandemic. She was killed by COVID-19

Frances Jordan Banks, a 102-year-old World War II Army nurse who served in India and spent many years on an Aroostook County potato farm in Maine, lived a life that was book-ended by pandemics. Abigail Curtis reports for the Bangor Daily News from Portland, Maine.

The Cape Elizabeth native was born during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, and died a few days ago of COVID-19.

Banks had been living at Cape Memory Care, a residential care facility in Cape Elizabeth that is a site of an outbreak of the disease.

The centenarian married late in life and didn

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