Gaston County

County History: 
Quick Facts
People and Biographies
Notable individuals from nursing history.


Articles and Biographies

  • BURGAR, Ruby Rich. North Carolina Lives, pub. 1962, p. 185. [920 N NCC] B. 1908. Nurse. (Born in N.C. She was graduated from Baker Sanitorium School of Nursing, Lumberton, NC, in 1929. She began her career as an Industrial Nurse with Manville-Jenckes Co., of Gastonia N.C., in 1929-30.)
  • CROWELL, Dorothy Lee McConnell. North Carolina Lives, pub. 1962, p. 320. [920 N NCC] B. 1916. (Born on March 24, 1916, in East Lincoln County, NC. She was educated at the School of Nursing, Gordon Crowell Memorial Hospital in Lincolnton.)
  • DAMERON, Ruby Heath. North Carolina Lives, pub. 1962, p. 331. [920 N NCC] B. 1902. Nurse. (Born on June 29, 1902 in Bessemer City, Gaston Co., N.C. She studied at the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Charlotte. She served on Board of directors with the N.C. State Nurses Association.)
Additional resources for further research.

Health Care Institutions

Articles and Publications

  • Atkins, S. (1934, November). Gaston County Nutrition Camp. The Health Bulletin, pp.11-12.
  • DePreist, J. (n.d.). Exhibit recalls unique mission of the NC Orthopedic Hospital. The Charlotte Observer.
  • McBryde, A. & Read M. S. (1991). A History of the North Carolina Orthopedic Hospital: A Dream Come True. Washburn Press: Charlotte.


Newspaper Clippings

Compiled by: 
Phoebe Pollitt