Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday's Faces from the Past: Aunt Betty in Nursing School, 1947

In the same 1947 Loyolan yearbook from Loyola University of Chicago where I found my dad and his third cousin, I also found Dad's sister, my Aunt Betty, on page 71.  She was a junior in the St. Francis School of Nursing.  Here's an enlargement of part of the picture of her class.  Aunt Betty is seated in the second row from the bottom, on the far left.
There was also some information on the same page about the school and the university:
Sister M. Gertrudis Yonker, below left, of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, was the director of the nursing program from 1927 to 1956.  She then became administrator of St. Francis Hospital, serving in that capacity until her retirement in 1966.  As with Aunt Betty's other United State Cadet Nurse Corps membership card, Sister Gertrudis also signed the one pictured below right.  It also indicates that Aunt Betty graduated from nursing school on July 31, 1948.

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