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Description Army Nurse's Hat: black felt crown with brim; two inch black grosgrain ribbon with gold edge around base; pleated ribbon sewn up back to hold brim up; blue silk lining with "JESSICA A. DAVIS, R. N." on tag sewn inside.

Jessica Ann Davis was born in Omro, Wis. in 1890. According to her death certificate she moved to Rockford, Ill. in 1912. She attended nursing school at the Rockford Hospital Training School and graduated on June 11, 1918. On July 1, 1918 joined the Army Nurse Corp. She was stationed at the Base Hospital at Camp Grant, in Rockford, IL, and served at Camp Hospital No. 52 in Le Mans, France. She received her discharge on June 20, 1919. She worked as a nurse in Rockford, Ill until her retirement in 1959. She married a man by the name of Stigman who preceded her in death. She died June 14, 1964.
Dimensions H-6 L-11 inches
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Year range to 1919
Material Wool/Silk/Cotton
Object ID 5877-T16
Object Name Hat
People Davis, Jessica Ann
Stigman, Jessica Davis
Used Davis, Jessica Ann
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