Anna and Lillie Olson World War I Photo Album, 1916-1921, 1931
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 10/02/2013
Anna Sophia Olson was born November 14, 1884, and her sister Lillie Olson was born October 8, 1886, both in Jewell, Hamilton County, Iowa. The sisters completed nurses training together at Augustana Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. During World War I, they served as American Red Cross nurses stationed at the American Expeditionary Forces Group 11 Hospital in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France. The sisters returned to Chicago together in 1918 and thereafter worked for the City of Chicago Post Office as nurses. Anna Sophia and Lillie Olson never married, and upon retiring moved together to Orlando, Florida. Anna Sophia died July 20, 1965, while Lillie died in April 1971.
Source: Information given in scrapbook
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Beth Tjon-Wosick, Fargo, North Dakota
Acquisition Method: Donation; 2013-3219
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Anna and Lillie Olson WWI Photo Album. OGLMC 1621. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Processing Information: Processed by Devon Olson, Special Collections Volunteer, in November 2013.
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