Sam Ooten died at Camp Sherman, Ohio of disease.
The Cincinnati Enquirer – 10 October 1918
The death rate is lower, influenza is negligible; pneumonia has decreased 50 per cent, but the death rate will continue high for a few days. There are 1,300 cases of pneumonia now in the base hospital. This statement was made this afternoon by Major B.F. Duckwall, Camp Surgeon. One hundred and fifteen more deaths were reported from Tuesday afternoon until noon today, bringing the total up to 707.