U.S., American Red Cross Nurse Files, 1916-1959

Red Cross nurses have provided skilled care to persons caught up in both wars and natural disasters. Whether tending to miners during the influenza epidemic of 1918, teaching hygiene in impoverished communities, or helping soldiers and sailors overcome the wounds of wartime, dedicated nurses have long aided the American Red Cross in fulfilling its mission. One of your relatives may have been a Red Cross nurse (or have been cared for by one of them).

Main file card for a Red Cross nurse born in St. Louis
Main file card for a Red Cross nurse born in St. Louis

This collection in Ancestry.com includes case files for Red Cross nurses who served in World Wars I and II.  Details found in individual files vary, but can include:

name
residences
birth date and place
assignments
education and licensing
professional experience and specialty skills
foreign language capabilities
next of kin
length of service in the Red Cross
dates and places relating to Red Cross service
citizenship
letters of references
overall health
Red Cross badge number

The files in this collection include multiple pages for each nurse, so page forward until you are certain that you have viewed all the contents of a file.

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