Nurses and Nursing

Nurses and Nursing
Adams-Ender, Clara
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Bell, Martha McFarlane
by Suggs, Joseph R. Martha McFarlane McGee, one of the heroines of the American Revolution, was born in Orange County. No positive record of her parents' names has been located, but her maiden name indicates that she [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brinson, Gretchen: A Born Nurse
by Cecelski, David S. I visited with Gretchen Brinson at her home in the Promised Land neighborhood of Morehead City. In the opening months of American involvement in World War II, German submarines sank more than 140 [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Broadfoot, Carrie Early
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Civil War Nurses
by . Prior to the Civil War, nursing had not yet established itself as an institution. The Civil War revolutionized nursing and provided women with an opportunity to contribute during the war. The Civil [...] (from North Carolina State University.)
Compton, Betty Baines
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Gloyne, Lula Owl
by . Originally published in Courageous Care:  African American and Cherokee Nurses in Appalachia 1900-1965. Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Grant, Ernest James
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Hancock, Madelon "Glory" Battle
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Hicks, Ellen Thompson
by Sims, Anastatia. Ellen Thompson Hicks, nurse and Episcopal missionary, was born in Oxford, the daughter of Edward Hubbell and Harriet Virginia Britton Hicks. Her father, a lawyer and a graduate of The University of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holland, Annie Wealthy
by Shaber, Sarah R. Annie Wealthy Holland, educator, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va., on a plot of land contiguous to the Wealthy plantation, where her grandmother had been a slave. She was the daughter of John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jackson, Della Hayden Raney
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Law, Sallie Chapman Gordon
by Green, C. Sylvester. Law, Sallie Chapman Gordon by C. Sylvester Green, 1991 27 Aug. 1805–28 June 1894 Sallie Chapman Gordon Law, humanitarian, was born in Wilkes County, the daughter of Chapman and Charity King [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nursing Education in North Carolina: Overview
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Peck, Clara Jane Thornton
by Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Clara Jane Thornton Peck, nurse, the daughter of John and Jane Thornton, was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. When she was about ten, her family moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where she attended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Penland, Anne
by Bandel, Jessica. Asheville native Anne Penland graduated from the nursing program at Presbyterian Hospital in New York in 1912 and went on to complete advanced training in anesthesiology. Shortly after [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Perry, Alice Threatt
by Percival, Perry. Alice Threatt Perry, pioneer registered nurse in North Carolina, Spanish-American War veteran, commander of the North Carolina Department of United Spanish War Veterans, and trustee of Wingate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pigott, Emeline Jamison
by Barnes, Ruth Royal. Emeline Jamison Pigott, Confederate spy, was born in Carteret County, the daughter of Levi and Eliza Dennis Pigott, both from families with roots deep in the area. At the time of the Civil War, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shelton, Lovie: God Dealt Well with the Midwives
by Cecelski, David S. During a half-century of midwifery, Lovie Beard Shelton brought thousands of babies into this world. She grew up on a farm in Nash County. Her mother paid her tuition at Atlantic Christian College [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Walkingstick, Ernestine
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Excerpted from "North Carolina Nursing History" and "Courageous Care: African American and Cherokee Nurses in Appalachia 1900-1965." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Watson, Almyra Maynard
by Agan, Kelly. Watson, Almyra Maynard by Kelly Agan, Government & Heritage Library, 2018. 17 Sept. 1917 [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Webster, Juanita Hartense Hamilton
by Agan, Kelly. Jaunita Hartense Hamilton [later Webster] studied nursing in the early 1940s and became a nurse. Soon after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in December of 1942, she enlisted in the Army and [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
WWI: Women volunteers
by Stevens, Vivian Lea. During World War I, North Carolina women made major contributions to the war effort by working in a variety of volunteer organizations. One of the largest  was the American Red Cross, a relief [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Wyche, Mary Lewis
by Powell, William S. Mary Lewis Wyche, nurse, was born near Williamsboro in present Vance County, the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Hunter Wyche. In 1889 she was graduated from Henderson College, where she had taught in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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