Eva died in the Influenza Epidemic that devastated the country in 1918
Hawera & Normanby Star, 27 November 1918
POSITION IN HAWERA. The position continues to show a marked improvement, and there is every indication that health fighters have the visitation now well in hand. All the reports from the house to house visitors are distinctly encouraging. This applies to the town. There are yet some serious cases in the isolation hospital since yesterday there were three deaths reported in this hospital. Alfred Ryan, aged 33, married laborer employed by the Post and Telegraph Department ' Charles Frederick West, aged 42 married, Hawera County Council employee.
Eva Griffin, aged 16, daughter of Mrs Griffin, Inaha. The mother is also ill in the hospital, and the father is believed to be a prisoner of war in Germany.
To date there "have been 142 admissions to the temporary isolation hospital, and 24 deaths. At present there are 39 patients in the institution. Dr. Thomson arrived from the camp last night to assist the local medical men.
The mortality amongst the Maoris has been particularly heavy, and some families have suffered very sadly. One well-known Maori lost his wife and three children.
Hawera & Normanby Star, 6 January 1919 - THANKS.
MRS. GRIFFIN and family, of Inaha, wish to thank the Doctors, Nurses, the Red Cross, and the Milkers who so kindly helped them during the Epidemic, also the friends who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement