Florence J. Martin World War I Scrapbook
1917-1919, 1922
1 volume

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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, April 2006

Biographical Note:

Florence J. Martin was born 15 November 1876 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. She trained to be a nurse at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Because of her experience and reputation as a nurse in Indianapolis she was appointed Chief Nurse of Lilly Base Hospital Number 32 in Contrexéville, France during the latter part of World War I.  Her duties there ended in 1919.  Upon returning to Indianapolis she took a job at Indianapolis Industrial Clinic where she worked until retirement at the age of eighty-four.  Martin died in 1963 at the age of eighty-six.

Indianapolis Star 16 Oct. 1955: Star Magazine 26.
“Florence J. Martin.” Indiana Biography Series, Indiana State Library, volume 62, page 45.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a scrapbook compiled by Florence J. Martin that conveys her experiences as a nurse in France during World War I through letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Item Listing:

V334 Martin WWI scrapbook, Apr. 1917-Jun. 1922

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 volume

Collection Dates:

1917-1919, 1922


Indiana Division, 5 April 2005

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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