Yesterday: Red Cross volunteers during World War I

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 4, 2016

Historian Betty Dan Spencer provided this photograph of Red Cross volunteers gathered in the yard of Mrs. E.R. Overman during World War I. The American Red Cross is celebrating its 100th anniversary in Rowan County this month. Depending on the print quality of your edition, you may be able to see the numbers on the 61 ladies, all of whom are identified. Here they are: 1. Mr. E.D. McCall, 2. Mrs. E.C. Gregory, 3. Mrs. A.H. Price, 4. Mrs. Albert West, 5.Mrs. J.E. Hennessee, 6. Mrs. R.G. Kizer, 7. Mrs. A.E. Davis, 8. Edith Thompson, 9. Girlie Arey, 10. Ida Shuping, 11. Mrs. J.D. Heilig, 12. Mrs. W.M. Wiley, 13. Mrs. David Beaver, 14. Fanny Kelly, 15. Mrs. Tom Hines, 16. Mrs. B.D. Williams, 17. Mrs. J.H. Gorman, 18. Mrs. Harry Duvval, 19. Mrs. E.R. Overman, 20. Annie Neave, 21. Mrs. John McCanless, 22. Mrs. P.N. Peacock, 23. Johnsie Hobson, 24. Mrs. Hill, 25. Lila Murdock, 26. Mrs. Will James, 27. Annie Wilkerson, 28. Annie Arey,29. Mrs. John Zimmerman, 30. Mrs. J.D. Norwood, 31. Janet Quinn, 32. Mrs. E.H. Harper, 33. Mrs. Marvin Snider, 34. Mrs. George Fisher, 35. Mrs. E.H. Harrison, 36. Grace Ritch, 37. Geneva Bradley, 38. Edna Rouzer, 39. Eva Hicks, 40. Susie Whitehead, 41. Kathleen Overman, 42. Annie Rabe, 43 Elizabeth Peeler, 44. Margie Ritch, 45. Mrs. Henry Hobson, 46. Mrs. C.V. Barkley, 47. Doris Harry, 48. Mary Henderson, 49. Marie Hurley, 50. Daisy Brown, 51. Mildred McCubbins, 52. Kathlee Heilig, 53. Mrs. Arnold Snider, 54. Mrs. Ernest Taylor, 55. Mary Norman, 56. Fannie Goodman, 57. Lollie Dunham, 58. Mrs. Lisk, 59. Mrs. Clarence Summers, 60. Mrs. B. H. Isenhour, 61. Mrs. J.E. Alexander.

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