Classes of 1920-1929 from 1955 Alumni Association Roster

This listing was prepared for the "little gold book" published by the KGH Alumni Association in 1955. You may use the up/down arrows in the table to re-sort the rows.  You may also change the number of displayed rows and use the "search" box above the table to search within it.  This does not search the whole KGH Web site!
ClassSurnameGiven Name(s)Comments (as of mid-1955)
1920BergenElsieMrs. Lawhorn - Deceased
1920BurgnerHazel
1920DavisMinnieMrs. J. D. Dowell
1920GeorgeMrs. Emma
1920GoddardVeraMrs. Berry
1920GriffithCassieMrs. Wright - Deceased
1920HyderRhodaMrs. Beigler
1920MartinJessie LoisMrs. Stewart
1920PopeEtta MaeMrs. H.T. Pollard
1921BrownStacyMrs. Floyd Brown - Deceased
1921BurrisMary BelleMrs. Prather
1921FelknerAnne
1921GoinesJuliaMrs. Gibson - Deceased
1921GoinsMollieMrs. B. E. Burkhart - Deceased
1921RyanGoldieMrs. Price - Deceased
1922FlahertyVirginiaMrs. Hobart Carey
1922GamblinMinnie
1922HallThelma
1922HuffLucilleMrs. Watts
1922LaneMary Elizabeth
1922McCartyMayme
1922MackeyMildred
1923CoolerLilaMrs. Adams - Deceased
1923CrittendenGertrudeDeceased
1923DugganBerthaDeceased
1923DuggarMary Belle
1923EllisNellie
1923HenryHattieMrs. Gibson
1923LowryViolaMrs. Frank Armstrong
1923NottinghamBlancheMrs. Murphy
1923RisingDaisy Fisher
1923SammonsRuby Pearl
1923SextonLenoreMrs. John Armstrong
1923SmalleyLena D.Mrs. Myers
1923ThomasPearlMrs. Whitehead
1924AllenHelen GordonMrs. Dr. James Wilson
1924AshleyLucille JohnsonMrs. J. W. Anderson
1924BoringClaraMrs. Teachout
1924BoyerMadelineMrs. McCall
1924BrownMarieMrs. Clark
1924ClickNinaMrs. Fred Phillips
1924CoxEdna
1924GainesFanny
1924GobleBerthaDeceased
1924GriffithEttaMrs. Robert Jones
1924HarkleroadMary AnnMrs. Alexander
1924HartLucille
1924KellerBertha Jane
1924LodenMaeMrs. Leslie Johnson
1924McCameyLouiseMrs. J. F. Bayless
1924MasonElsie LeeMrs. Ernest Amos
1924MitchellBlanche
1924MitchellRuthMrs. Greely Conatser
1924PetersonMae JuneMrs. Dr. G. A. Williamson
1924ReevesVella
1924RiceEthelMrs. Fred Caldwell
1924StaceyMarieMrs. St. John
1925AsheGertrudeMrs. McBride
1925BasdenGladys AustelleDeceased
1925BoothGladys MarieMrs. Smith
1925BoudreauLelaMrs. R. Monger - Deceased
1925CatheyDellaMrs. Dr. L. Alton Absher - Deceased
1925HallOra Bell
1925HarrisonJewell Jenkins
1925NicholsonClaudia Lucille
1925NicholsonMargaretMrs. Seth Keagan
1925RaderLennieMrs. W. A. Deaver
1926BichonFrancesMrs. Roger Collins
1926BlankenshipRosetta
1926CampbellRosa Belle
1926JonesPauline
1926MarcumRuthMrs. Armbrister
1926MassengillZellaMrs. Henry Yowell
1926ReedLonaMrs. Luther Arnold
1926SloanBerthaMrs. Chesney
1926WalkerEula M.
1927BailyMattie RuthMrs. Dr. Charles Armstrong
1927BlankenshipJohnnie BurnettMrs. Leon Blankenship
1927GrubbMargaret Mrs.
1927JenkinsJanie Univeve
1927LambertDeliaDeceased
1927LewisEthelMrs. Gordon Pack
1927NicholsonOliveMrs. Orin Van Leuven
1927PalmerJessieMrs. B. M. Gibbs
1927SharpKatherineMrs. Porter
1927WalkerRuth Patty
1928BirdRachel
1928BucknerEdithMrs. T. E. Knoll
1928DillonMaryMrs. John Delozier
1928FrittsCatherineMrs. James Mackie
1928GreeneMary E.Mrs. Adrin Sutliff
1928IsonMargaretMrs. Dr. Cecil Jackson
1928JenkinsRessa
1928LloydMary JaneMrs. Herschell Jennings
1928LongVelva
1928ParksHazelMrs. Lloyd
1928PyleDorothyMrs. Cornelius
1928MoranAda SueMrs. Roy Conner
1928ReamsAlmyra
1928RotheCarrie LambMrs. Oscar Hall
1928ThreadgillLouMrs. Charles Ellenberg
1928WillisMrs. Lucille
1929BakerWillie Bell
1929BlakemoreMaryMrs. Walter Wright
1929LewisRuthMrs. Fred Stover
1929MaplesEulolieMrs. Morgan
1929McGillElsieMrs. Don Hammond
1929RiddleEmmaMrs. Hays
1929RussellThelmaMrs. M. Curtis Jones
1929ShortClara Ann
1929ThomasPrudence
1929TrueloveAnnie LauraMrs. Wiggins
1929WittFlossie

Classes of 1905-1919 from 1955 Alumni Association Roster

This listing was prepared for the "little gold book" published by the KGH Alumni Association in 1955. You may use the up/down arrows in the table to re-sort the rows.  You may also change the number of displayed rows and use the "search" box above the table to search within it.  This does not search the whole KGH Web site!
ClassSurnameGiven Name(s)Comments (as of mid-1955)
1905CowanSophia T.
1905DodsonMrs. Esther
1905DurkeeLois
1905HollowayMaude Emory
1905JacksonMary Trigg
1905LawhonAda Christine
1905LeinhartParleyMrs. McMahan
1905SnodenJocelyn
1906FrostEthelDeceased
1906SharpElizaMrs. E. H. Sharp
1907BurginLillianMrs. J. B. Johnson
1907BurginMargaret
1907EdwardsMyrtleMrs. George Blair
1907HaynesAgnes
1908BallingerLouisMrs. C. J. Jaynes
1908JeffriesLula
1908PendergrassMary LeeMrs. Bob Taylor
1908SaffellCallieDeceased
1909HarrisonMedaMrs. Almeda Pearce
1909LeeVolinaMrs. Clyde Peak
1909SowersEmilyDeceased
1910BriorCatherineDeceased
1910GreenleeElizabethMrs. Baldwin
1910LoyGeorgia W.
1910QueenMinnieMrs. Beasley - Deceased
1911CroyleEthelMrs. M. O. Cowan
1911IrwinMaryMrs. A. H. Wood
1912BurginHattieMrs. Will Smith
1912FrostPearlMrs. K. D. Crowthers
1912RoopBerthaMrs. Bertha Moran
1912GrindstaffAmanda
1912WrinkleMyrtleMrs. John K. Watson
1913ButtHartleyMrs. James Parker
1913BurginRoseMrs. Terry
1913GarrisonMary Belle
1913GleasonMrs. Annie
1913HolcombMrs. Lucy
1913MeekAgnesMrs. Chas. Clayton
1913McArterEllaMrs. Joe E. Russell
1913McCallMargaretMrs. Dr. Swofford
1913St. JohnBettyDeceased
1913WhiteEffieDeceased
1914KeysCora B.Mrs. Guinn
1914HammerNevaDeceased
1914JohnsonLoisMrs. Alex Telfer
1914McLeanDoraMrs. B. C. Hodgson
1914PalmerEthelMrs. Hazen House
1915BankstonElnoraMrs. A. P. Arnold
1915CulbertSadie
1915MuirJosephineMrs. J. C. Watt
1915PhillipsFlorenceMrs. J. P. Brown
1915SizemoreMaudDeceased
1916AllisonBerthaMrs. Clark
1916ClarkEulaMrs. E. C. McKeldon
1916DeckerAliceDeceased
1916DilloStellaDeceased
1916GobleDellaDeceased
1916McCabeKatherineMrs. Fred Cooley
1916MackeyEthelMrs. Guy Vernon
1916MerrittMaudeMrs. Clifford Ragel
1916MostellerEstherDeceased
1916PurcifulMattieDeceased
1916RhodesLutieMrs. Fred Fields
1916ShackelfordMaryMrs. Dr. W. R. Cross
1916ThompsonFloriedMrs. T. W. Long
1917BoyerLinaMrs. George Evans
1917ChaneyAugustaMrs. Kolter
1917GrinesLena
1917JessonLouiseMrs. W. C. Meek
1917McCloudLoveDeceased
1918AultLennis
1918CantrellDesmaDeceased
1918EversoleElla MaeMrs. McGraw
1918GourleyBerthaMrs. J. A. Nesbitt
1918HacklerVera
1918HerringMrs. BessDeceased
1918LongAliceMrs. Loflin
1918PalmerCarrieMrs. John Brown
1918SiskDixieMrs. Sexton Dungan
1918WayneMontez
1918WhiteMary WilfeMrs. T. H. Haynes
1918WrayJuliaMrs. Frank Boling
1919AdamsAlmaMrs. James Vann - Deceased
1919BairdOllieMrs. John Lovingood
1919BradshawEmmaMrs. Longmire
1919BrittonTommy
1919BrownEdith F.Mrs. J. M. Small
1919BrownMaude
1919BurgnerAmandaDeceased
1919BurrisOllieMrs. Kemp - Deceased
1919DugganRuthMrs. Atchley
1919EllisNaraMrs. James Collins
1919EstesAlice MaeDeceased
1919FloydKatherineMrs. Willard Reynolds
1919FreelsLuckMrs. Thos. W. Fulton
1919GarrettIdaMrs. Moore
1919HarmonPaulineDeceased
1919HobsonArchie D.Mrs. Dr. Olin Rogers
1919HumphreyEdithMrs. Wise
1919KennedyEdithMrs. E. P. Phillips
1919MayEthelMrs. Cecil Mynatt
1919McCarthyElizabeth
1919McConnellMargaretMrs. Ralph Johnson
1919ParksElizabethMrs. Hugh Harris
1919RichardsRuthMrs. Herbert Bonham
1919ShumakerHattie
1919SouthardEmilyMrs. H. S. Stagg
1919StraubElizabeth
1919WilliamsLillianMrs. C. W. Norris

School Directors

Name Dates
Miss Lillian L. White 1902-1907
Miss Lillian Burgin (alumna) 1908-1909
Miss Pendergrass (alumna) 1910
Miss Arnold 1911
Miss Laura M. Pierson 1912-1916
Miss Maude Merritt (alumna) 1917
Miss Bustard 1918
Miss Margaret Queener 1918
Miss Minnie Gamblin (alumna) 1919
Miss Montez Wayne (alumna) 1920
Miss Clara G. Sanks 1921-1922
Mrs. George W. Blair (Myrtle Bess Edwards, alumna) 1923
Miss Minnie Gamblin (alumna) 1924
Miss Montez Wayne (alumna) 1925-1929
Mrs. Frances Williams Elder 1929-1935
Mrs. Mary W. White Haynes (alumna) 1935
Miss Golden Williams (alumna) 1936-1937
Miss Jean Trentham 1938
Miss Jane Keller (alumna) 1939-1952
Miss Beulah Linn 1953
Miss Rachel Suggs 1954
The source for this list is the 1955 alumni booklet ("little gold book").

1955 Booklet History of KGH School of Nursing

[The following information was taken from a booklet prepared in 1955.  The booklet is referred to by KGH graduates as "the little gold book" because of its cover.] The Knoxville General Hospital Training School for Nurses was chartered in 1902 and opened April 17, 1902. The first classes felt that the Board of Directors and the Women's Board, which promoted the building of Knoxville General Hospital in 1902, used a great deal of forethought in selection of a superintendent for the first hospital that was to serve the whole of East Tennessee, to Atlanta, Asheville, Roanoke, and Lexington.  Miss Jeanette M. Paulus, a graduate of the Episcopal Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was already affiliated with her organization before leaving Pennsylvania.  Miss Paulus kindly consented to give her services to Knoxville General Hospital for the very small sum of $40.00 per month. Miss Mae DeArmond was director of nurses for the first six months.  In September, 1902, she was married to Dr. B. D. Bosworth and resigned her position.  Then, Miss Paulus succeeded in securing the services of Miss Lillian L. White, one of her own alumna, as director of nurses and an outstanding personality in conducting a training school for nurses. On April 17, 1905, the first class of eight nurses was graduated.  That same morning, the alumnae was organized, and, three days later, we were asked to return to organize a graduate nurses association.  The meeting was held in the dining room of the Knoxville General Hospital.  Those present at that first meeting were: Miss Edith Savage, Miss Pinkerton, Miss Landis, Miss Emma Nelson, who were out-of-state graduate nurses, and others doing private duty at that time in Knoxville, and the first graduating class of Knoxville General Hospital, with Miss Lillian L. White as president.  Constitution and by-laws were accepted, by which the organization was to be called East Tennessee Graduate Nurses Association.  At that time, there was a little race being run as to which part of the state would complete the first graduate nurses organization.  It was soon learned here that Memphis had organized a few days before -- hence, we are known as District No. 2.  These two organizations formed a nucleus for the state organization, now known as Tennessee State Nurses Association. To the present date, there have been 816 nurses graduate from the school. The aim of the school has always been to offer a program of instruction that will prepare nurses to give expert nursing care, an opportunity to understand and develop their own personal and professional potentialities, to give them an appreciation of the function and obligation of the nurse in society, and to provide a sound basis for the selection of appropriate fields in which to practice as a graduate nurse. There has never been and endowment fund or any kind of donations to the School.  All through the years, the graduates have shown their allegiance and loyalty to the school.  One of the Alumnae's noteworthy acts is the establishment of the Lillian L. White Loan Fund in 1930.  Its purpose is to assist graduate nurses of the school in securing further education.  Miss Mary Trigg Jackson, who was in the first graduating class, gave $100 to this fund.  This fund has been used wisely and effectively. Another is the Jane Keller Loan Fund, established in 1951 to assist student nurses of the school who incur financial difficulties.  Several students have used this fund to help them finish training. If the Knoxville General Hospital School of Nursing should close when the University of Tennessee Memorial Isotopic Research Hospital is completed -- all students enrolled at that time will be transferred to the Research Hospital to complete the nursing course.