The summer of 1918 was full of tragic news in Connecticut. The horrors of World War I were still being recorded daily. The influenza epidemic was spreading across the state and would claim almost 6,000 lives in Connecticut alone, and the overall nation’s economy was struggling.
In 1918, the tiny town of Trumbull boasted only 2,600 residents. Most had their roots in agriculture. And on July 14, the first services were held in the brand new Long Hill Methodist Church at 6358 Main Street.