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Henderson in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Nurse Mary W. Arvin

1879-1947

 
 
Nurse Mary W. Arvin Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. Nurse Mary W. Arvin Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Ky's most decorated WWI female veteran. Born April 21, 1879, in Henderson. 1904 graduate of School of Nursing, Owensboro City Hosp. Joined Am Red Cross and served with Base Hosp 5 during war. On June 30, 1918, hospital in France was bombed by the enemy. For her heroic actions during the raid was decorated by France, England & US.

Following the war, she continued her lifelong career of nursing in Ky and Florida. Married twice; both husbands preceded her in death. She died Sept. 9, 1947, in Henderson. In March 2006, she was inducted into Ky. Commission on Women's "Ky. Women Remembered." Her portrait hangs permanently in the Kentucky State Capitol.
Presented by Ky. Women in the Military Committee, KDVA

 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2241.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, World IWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 30, 1918.
 
Location.
Nurse Mary W. Arvin Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. Nurse Mary W. Arvin Marker (Side B)
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37° 49.545′ N, 87° 35.456′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Madison Street and Fagan Street. Marker is at Fernwood Cemetery's main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 920 Madison Street, Henderson KY 42420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fernwood Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Delano-Alves House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stewart House (approx. half a mile away); Home of Lucy Furman (approx. 0.7 miles away); Powell-Martin House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mothers Day (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The African Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nurse Mary W. Arvin. From Kentucky Historical Society's ExploreKYHistory series. (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. An Angel of Mercy Under Fire: Kentucky’s Most Decorated First World War Female Veteran. By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard Command Historian. Archive of original March 9, 2015 post. (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Nurse Mary W. Arvin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
3. Nurse Mary W. Arvin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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