Through 1935

  • There were MANY early nurses who practiced as nurses but were never licensed. Some graduated from organized schools of nursing and others studied under a physician. Legally, if they didn't get a license when it became a requirement, they weren't registered nurses - - but they were, indeed, nurses.
  • Visitors are invited to send pictures and biographies of any ancestor who was a nurse before 1935; this includes practical nurses.
  • Name in gold = link to more information about the nurse.

    ARBUCKLE, Margaret DavisPublic Health Nurse
    FOREMAN, Hazel Frances EvansR. N. from Hardy County
    GORBY, Irene (Bucher)Worked under Dr. J. D. Schmied, Wetzel County
    McHENRY, Elizabeth McMillanL. P. N.
    McMAHON, FrancinaWorked with Dr. Harriet B. Jones
    NORTON, Patricia Jane FeeneyHampshire County Health Nurse
    PATTERSON, Drusilla "Nellie" MillerPractical Nurse
    PARKS, DellaEarly Trained Nurse
    SMITH, Laura P.Early Trained Nurse
    STEWART, Martha VirginiaL. P. N., born 1880