Julia Zecchini, St. Mary’s Graduate and World War II Casualty

Julia Marie Zecchini Born 8 October 1915, Newcomb, Tennessee Died 8 October 1944, Shelby County, Tennessee Lieutenant jg, Nurse, US. Navy Julia Zecchini died at the U.S. Naval Hospital Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee of sodium fluoride poisoning. She was the … Continue reading

Riverside Hospital in 1917

Photo from the University of Tennessee Libraries Digital Collections, Identifier 0012_000067_000231  Riverside Hospital, located on Riverside Drive, was established around 1918. It continued to operate until 1927 when it became Riverside-Fort Sanders Hospital and moved to 1909 Clinch Avenue. Dr … Continue reading

Knoxville’s First Mid-Century Male Nursing Students Enrolled, 1958

[The newspaper articles below failed to recognize John Brockman, graduate of Lincoln Memorial School of Nursing in 1913.] Two Men Join Girls in Nurses’ Training Presbyterian Hospital’s new nurses’ training class has two men in it, the first time men … Continue reading

Fort Sanders Hospital’s Centennial Celebration in 2019

The hospital’s centennial celebration posting on-line (click here) contains many photographs. The information includes an undated photo of a nursing class and the following text: December, 1919 The Fort Sanders School of Nursing is established. Twelve young women formed the … Continue reading

KGH and LMU Hospitals — Establishment Dates’ Discrepancy

Polk’s Medical Register and Directory of the United States and Canada was published in 1917.  On page 1416, there is a listing of hospitals and homes in Knoxville. Knoxville General Hospital. 991 Cleveland pl. Est’d 1899. Capacity 125. Public. Med … Continue reading

St. Mary’s Hospital Nurses and Local Babies in 1937

Sister Celeste and nurses show off babies at St. Mary’s Hospital in 1937. With the sister are toddlers Jerry Curtis, left, and Xavier Mankel, who is today the Pastor at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. (St. Mary’s Archive) Source: https://archive.knoxnews.com/news/local/community-rallied-to-raise-funds-for-modern-new-st-marys-hospital-then-turned-out-to-celebrate–ep-3-357045851.html/ … Continue reading

Knoxville Celebrates Opening of St. Mary’s in 1930

Community rallied to raise funds for ‘modern’ new St. Mary’s hospital, then turned out to celebrate Need for hospital caused community to rally, then celebrate by Kristi L. Nelson, Knoxville News Sentinel (April 29, 2012) On a warm spring afternoon, … Continue reading

Evelyn Gamblin Bryan, a Nursing Legacy

Evelyn Gamblin Bryan died May 15, 2021, at the age of 94.  She was a World War II Cadet Corps Nurse and 1945 graduate of Appalachian Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee.  After “returing” from nursing, Evelyn spent 30 years as … Continue reading

Amy Young Cox Harshman Honored by DAR in 2020

DAR honors Homesteader, nurse ‘Miss Amy’ by Diane Alenitsch Chronicle contributor – Dec 11, 2020 Family, friends and The Crab-Orchard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently joined together to honor Amelia Young Cox Harshman, 1890-1988, affectionately known as “Miss … Continue reading

1910 Federal Census of Lincoln Memorial Hospital

This enumeration was made 26 April 1910 at the hospital location on Cleveland Place in the 11th Ward of the City of Knoxville. Based on Census rules, individuals enumerated were permanent residents of the institution.  Some nurses were listed as … Continue reading