Past pandemic offers a COVID-19 perspective Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:30pm meganj RUTH ROSS, YOUNGER daughter of Dr. Jacob and Hannah Ross of Middlebury, did not survive the Spanish flu pandemic that encircled the globe in 1918. Archive photo/Henry Sheldon Museum The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Login using the form below. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. If you have a print subscription, you can now add an online subscription at no additional charge! Just email us with your name and mailing address to set it up.