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Will King died from the Spanish flu while training for WWI just two weeks after the first U.S. flu death in March 1918.

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When the first World War I soldier from Yavapai County (named William King) died in March 1918, a huge crowd turned out for his funeral at Citizens Cemetery in Prescott.