Town and Country and Red Cross Nurses in NC 1915-1930s

Red Cross Public Health Nursing Services In North Carolina
List found in the NC State Archives

Chapter – nurse employed through the local or county Red Cross Chapter
Joint – nurse hired by an arrangement with two or more local or County Red Cross Chapters
Affiliated –Nurse hired by a local or County Red Cross Chapter with another local organization such as a hospital, health department or voluntary health agency.
Name of County or Chapter
Type
Time Begun
Time discontinued
Madison Co.
       White Rock
affiliated
April 1, 1920
April 26, 1935
Madison Co.
      Hot Springs
affiliated
Nov 19, 1917
(Bet. 1/18-6/18?)
Craven Co.,
      New Bern
affiliated (colored)
May 1, 1915
June 1, 1921
Craven Co.,
      New Bern
Chapter
Dec 1, 1919
June 1, 1920
Cabarrus Co.,
      Kannapolis
Affiliated
July 1, 1916
Nov 1, 1916
Cabarrus Co.,
      Concord.
Affiliated
Aug 1, 1916
Sept 1, 1919
Granville Co.,
      Oxford
Chapter
Feb 1, 1919
July 1, 1920
Edgecomb Co.,
      Tarboro
Chapter
(joint July 1922)
April 1, 1919
March 1923.
Pitt Co.,
      Greenville
Chapter
June 1, 1919
Feb. 1920
Cherokee Co.,
      Andrews
Chapter
June 12, 1919
Jan. 1, 1922
Cherokee Co.,
      Murphy
Chapter
Jan 1, 1921
Dec 31, 1921
Randolph Co.,
      Asheboro
Chapter
June 15, 1919
July 31, 1921
Swain Co.,
      Bryson City
Chapter
Oct 5, 1919
Oct 31, 1920
Catawba Co.,
      Newton
Chapter
Nov 15, 1919
April 1, 1921
Hickory Ch.
      Hickory
Chapter
(joint Oct. 1922)
April 18, 1921
July 30, 1921
Wilson Co.,
     Wilson
Chapter
(joint July 1922)
Dec. 20, 1919
Oct. 1, 1930
Moore Co. Ch.,
      Carthage
Chapter
(joint July 1922)
Dec 31, 1919
Mar. 25, 1930
Forsyth Co.,
      Winston-Salem
Chapter
Jan. 9, 1920
Aug. 1, 1920
Burke Co.,
      Morgantown
Chapter
Feb. 4, 1920
Feb. 7, 1921
Watauga Co.,
      Boone
Chapter
Feb. 7, 1920
May 1, 1922
Beaufort Co.,
      Washington
Chapter
Feb. 15, 1920
May 31, 1921
Forsyth Co.,
      Winston-Salem
Chapter
Feb. 10, 1920
June 30, 1920
Chapel Hill Ch.,
      Chapel Hill
Chapter
Feb. 16, 1920
Aug. 1, 1920
Gaston Co. Ch.,
      Gastonia
Chapter
March 2, 1920
April 15, 1921
Gaston Co. Ch.,
     Belmont Br.
Joint Chapter
Oct. 1, 1922
Dec. 19, 1922
Rowan Co.,
      Salisbury
Chapter
Mar. 2, 1920
July 1, 1922
Highlands Ch. Macon Co.
      Highlands
Chapter
Mar. 22, 1920
May 1, 1928
Warren Co.,
      Warrenton
Chapter
June 4, 1920
Nov. 1, 1921
Surry Co.,
     Mt. Airy
Chapter
(joint 11/1/21)
June 19, 1920
May 1, 1922
Lenoir Co.,
      Kinston
Chapter
(affil. Aug. 1923)
June 28, 1920
April 30, 1924
Guilford Co.,
     Greensboro
Chapter
(joint Sept. 22)
July 1, 1920
Aug. 1923
Robeson Co.,
     Pemberton
Chapter
July 1, 1920
Feb. 7, 1921
Greene Co.,
     Snowhill
Chapter
July 1, 1920
Feb. 1, 1921
Halifax Co.,
     Weldon
Chapter
July 15, 1920
Dec. 15, 1921
Duplin Co.,
     Kenansville
Chapter
Aug. 1, 1920
July 31, 1921
Vance Co. Ch.,
     Henderson
Chapter
Sept. 1, 1920
Sept. 1, 1922
Durham Co.,
     Durham
Chapter
Sept. 1, 1920
Oct. 1, 1921
Buncome Co.,
     Reins Creek
Affiliated
Sept. 13, 1920
Nov. 20, 1920
Lincoln Co.,
     Lincolnton
Chapter
Oct. 1, 1920
Dec. 1, 1921
Cumberland Co. Ch.,
     Fayetteville
Chapter
Feb. 1, 1921
Aug. 1, 1921
Wayne Co.,
     Goldsboro
Chapter
April 15, 1921
July 1, 1922
Nash Co.
    Nashville
Chapter
(joint Oct. 1922)
Aug. 18, 1921
Sept. 1923
Burlington Chap.
 
Oct. 2, 1921
 
 
Alamance Co.,
      Burlington
Chapter
(joint July. 1922)
Aug. 1928
Jan. 1930
Oct. 1929
Edgecomb Co.
      Rocky Mt.
Chapter
June 1, 1921
Oct. 1, 1921
Davidson Co.,
 
 
 
Lexington Chap.
     Lexington
Joint
Nov. 7, 1921
May 1, 1922
Henderson Co.,
     Hendersonville
Joint (August ’22)
March 15, 1922
May 1925
Person Co.,
     Roxboro
Chapter
(joint August, 22)
May 15, 1922
April 1923
Davidson Co.,
 
 
 
Thomasville Chap.,
      Thomasville
Chapter
(joint October, 1922)
June 12, 1922
-- -
Rockingham Co.,
     Reidsville
     Leaksville
Chapter
(joint 10/1/22)
July 14, 1922
Mar. 1924
Caldwell Co.,
     Lenoir
Joint
Sept. 6, 1922
Jan. 1924
Jarvis Chap.
 
 
 
 
Harnett Co.,
      Dunn
Joint
Sept. 4, 1922
Aug. 1924
Union Co. Chap.,
       Monroe
Joint
Oct. 17, 1922
May 1, 1925
New Hanover Co.,
 
 
 
 
Wilmington Chap.
       Wilmington
Chapter Aug. 1923
(joint)
Dec. 1, 1922
(1908-1918?)
---
Buncombe Co.,
 
 
 
Asheville Chap.
      Asheville
(joint)
(Affil. June 1924)
March 1, 1923
---
No. Buncombe Co. Ch.
       Weaverville
Chapter
Sept. 1, 1929
---
Perquimanx Co. Chap.
      Hertford
Joint
Feb. 15, 1923
Feb. 15, 1924
Pitt Co. Chap.,
      Farmville Br.
(chapter) July 1925
(affil.
June 15, 1923
Oct. 1, 1926
Polk Co. Chap.
      Tyron
Chapter
(on 847 – 1/24/28 – no dates
 
Roanoke Rapids Ch.
(joint & affil.) 1927
 
 
Halifax Co.
(joint) Apr. 1928
March 1, 1926
July 30, 1930
Rutherford Co. Chap.
      Rutherfordton
Chapter
April 2, 1928
Aug. 2, 1938
Cleveland Co.,
 
 
 
Shelby Chap.
     Shelby
Joint
March 1925
Nov. 15, 1925
Wake Co. Chap.
     Raleigh
(Chap. in 1923)          1 joint in 1925
Sept. 1, 1923
Feb. 1926
Buncombe Co.,
     Oteen
Affiliated
May 2, 1925
---
Harnet Co.,
     Lillington
Chapter Oct. 1925
(joint)
Sept. 1925
Nov. 1925
Avery Co. Chap.
      Newland
Joint
June 15, 1928
---
Mitchell Co. Chap.
     Spruce Pine
Joint
Aug. 6, 1928
---
Macon Co.,
      Franklin
Chapter
July 1923
May 1928.

 

The following information  (names added in 2019) was sent by Miss Mary Rose Batterham, RN to the offices of the American Red Cross
Public Health Nurses in North Carolina (at present Dec. 18, 1922) working as follows :
 
(Please see county links for more information and news clippings about these nurses)
County Nurses
Type of Services
Financed by
Supervised By
Working With
Gaston County/
Miss Davis (White)and then MIss Alice Ward (White)
 
Joint
R. C. Chapter & Federal & State subsidy.
Red Cross & State Board Health.
Red Cross Chapter.
Cabarrus County/
Joint
County; Kings’ Daughters & Red Cross.
Red Cross & Board of Health
County Health Dep’t
Moore County  Miss Craft (White)
Joint
R.C. Chapter & County
Red Cross & St. Board H.
Red Cross Chapter
Moore County Mrs Carrie E Broadfoot (African American)
Red Cross Chapter
Personal subscription
Red Cross & St. B. H.
Chapter
Nash County/
Lucia Freeman (White)
Joint
Chapter and county
Red Cross & St. Bd. H.
Chapter
Lincoln
Joint
R. C. Chapter, Kiwanis Club & Federal & State subsidy
State Bd. Health and Red Cross
Chapter
Guilford
Dorothy Hayden (white)
Joint
County; Federal & State subsidy & Red Cross
St. Board Health & Red Cross
Chapter
Lenoir
Georgia King (African American)
Marie Farley (White)
Miss Simpson (white)
Chapter
Red Cross
Red Cross
Co. Health Dep’t
Wilson
Martha C. Newman  (white)
Chapter
Red Cross
Red Cross
Co. Health Dep’t
Henderson
Pearl Weaver (white)
Joint
Chapter & Federal & State Subsidy.
Red Cross & State Bd. Health
Chapter
Person
Joint
Chapter and Federal & State Subsidy
Red Cross & St. Bd. Health
Chapter
Rockingham
Joint
Chapter & County
Red Cross & St. Bd. Health
Chapter
Edgecombe
Joint
Chapter & Co.
Red Cross
Co. Health Dep’t
Union
Joint
Chapter & Co.
Red Cross
Co. Health Dep’t
Catawba
Mrs. G.W. Wkilburn (white)
Not R.C.Serv.
Co. & State & Federal
State Bd. Of Health
 
 
Burke County  Lou London 1919-1921 
 
 
 
 
 TOWN OR TOWNSHIP NURSES:
County Nurses
Type of Services
Financed by
Supervised By
Working With
Highlands (Macon County)
 
Magaret Harry
Joint
Red Cross & Delando Memoria N.
Red Cross
Chapter
Hickory
Joint
Red Cross & Met. Life Ins. & Personal subscript.
Red Cross & St. Bd. Health
Chapter
Rocky Mount
Chapter
Red Cross
Red Cross
City Health Dep’t
Thomasville
Joint
Chapter & Personal subscriptions
Red Cross
Co. Health Dep’t
Lexington
Joint
Chapter, Co.& Rotary Club
Red Cross
Co. Health Dep’t
Wilmington
Chapter
Chapter
Red Cross
Health Department
Dunn
Joint
Chapter & City Council
Red Cross
Chapter
Newbern
Chapter
Red Cross
Red Cross
Health Dep’t
Belmont
Joint
Private Subscriptions
Chapter
Chapter
Burlington
Chapter
R. C. Chapter
Red Cross
Chapter
                                      (Vacancy but hunting a nurse to fill it now)
 
OTHER COUNTY NURSES TO START JANUARY 1922
County Nurses
Type of Services
Financed by
Supervised By
Working With
Perquimaus
Joint
Red Cross & State, & Federal
R. C. Chapter & St. Bd. H.
Chapter
Rutherford
Not R.C.
County & State Federal
State Board Health
Chapter
 
NOTE: The “State Board Health Supervision” referred to means Division of Public Health Nursing.

 

Learn More about the American Red Cross and Public Health Nurses

  • Clement, F. (1914) The Red Cross. American Journal of Nursing. 14(12). pp. 1074-1077
  • Ehrenfeld, R.M. (1919) The evolution of public health nursing.  American Journal of Nursing 20(1). pp 14-18.
  • Pollitt, P.A. (Fall, 1994) Goldie Allen: Itinerant Red Cross Nurse. American History of Nursing Bulletin.
  • List of American Red Cross Nurses employed by NC Red Cross Chapters 1915-1952.