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

LMU Hospital School of Nursing 1913

The pages displayed below were scanned from the LMU Hospital Medical School’s yearbook, Neoplasm, published in 1913.  The nursing school section was entitled the “Accessory.” Miss Orlena Ewing Painter, possibly an earlier graduate of LMU nursing school, was Directress of … Continue reading

LMU Graduate Ophelia Hornsby Appointed to First State Nursing Board in 1911

Miss Ophelia Hornsby on State Nurse Board Knoxville Woman is East Tennessee Member of New Commission ———————————— Board’s Duties Defined ———————————— To Issue Certificates to Nurses, After Proper Examinations ———————————— (Sentinel-News Special.) Nashville, May 5. — Gov. Hooper, acting under … Continue reading

Pauline Greer Shoemaker, Class of 1947

Pauline Greer Shoemaker, “Polly”, passed away on early Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2019, in Florida. She is survived by her four children, Karen Greer Simmons (husband Peter) W. R. Shoemaker (Randy), Therese Shoemaker Brown (husband Kent) and Jeffrey M. Shoemaker … Continue reading

UT Medical Center Photo Retrospective

University of Tennessee Isotopic Research Hospital opened in August, 1956, and became the successor to Knoxville General Hospital in addition to adding numerous new medical options to the region. The last graduating class from KGH finished its clinical hours at … Continue reading


Class of 1942 Graduation Invitation

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Class Roll

Mabel Kate Bailey Lois Hill Bonnie Lee Miracle
Mildred Lou Blackburn Margaret Sue Hood Sadie Helen Padgett
Una Hazel Claxton Viola Louise Hopkins Etta Mae Ross
Hazel Elizabeth Cole Lydia Marie Johnson Nancy Nelle Sharp
Clara Kathleen Cox Margaret Christine Lester Anna Lyle Shultz
Lora Nell Dooley Margaret Hays Lynch Lucy Leah Smith
Gertrude Blanche Hargreaves Ruth Minnie McBee Helen Sprinkle
Willie Hugh Hensley Ruth Pauline Maples Vivian Marie Still
Florence Pauline Hill Beulah Bernice Minor Gertrude Lucille Wallace

This document was provided by Bill Dunkin, son of Bernice Minor Dunkin.


Class of 1942 — 47-year Reunion


Front Row: Mildred Blackburn Allan, Kathleen Cox Black, Gertrude Wallace Killebrew, Hazel Cole Kennedy

Middle Row: Lydia Johnson Fortenberry, Willie Hensley Nine, Sue Hood Bailey, Bermice Minor Dunkin

Back Row: Viola Hopkins Brewer, Nancy Sharp Hoxit, Gertrude Hargreaves Cruze
From the album of Bernice Minor Dunkin

Photo date:  July 17, 1989    Location:  Knoxville, Tennessee

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This photo was provided by Bill Dunkin, son of Bernice Minor Dunkin.


Class of 1942 — 50-year Reunion

Left-to-right: Mildred Blackburn Allan, Nancy Sharpe Hoxit, Lydia Johnson Fortenberry, Gertrude Wallace Killebrew, Helen Padgett Wagner, Kathleen Cox Black, Sue Hood Bailey, Willie Hensley Nine, Gertrude Hargreaves Cruze

Photo date:  June 6, 1992    Location:  Knoxville, Tennessee

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This photo was provided by Bill Dunkin, son of Bernice Minor Dunkin.