Mary Leona Jump was born June 20, 1897/8/9, in Morganton, North Carolina, to Robert and Mary Emeline (née Fore) Jump.
[Her death certificate has 1899; the school roster has her aged 21 in early 1919; her tombstone has 1897.]
In early 1919, Leona was accepted to the KGH training program. She moved from her home at Washington College, in Washington County, Tennessee, and began her probationary period as a student at KGH on May 20, 1919.
On June 28, 1919, at 4:20 a.m. — just eight days after her birthday — Leona died of “typhoid fever and complications” (from the school’s student register). Her death certificate indicates the cause was typhoid and pneumonia.
Leona was buried at Salem Cemetery in Washington County, where she lies beside her older brother.