16 December 1916: Nurse Crystal Evelyn McCord

Crystal McCord was born 5 September 1897 in Reeve Township, Daviess County, Indiana

Location of Daviess County, Indiana in the US (cc OpenStreetMap)

Her parents were Jabez and Rachel McCord.

Crystal graduated from Nichols Hospital, Battle Creek, Michigan, June, 1917.

Nichols Hospital, Battle Creek, Michigan from Battle Creek Facts and News

She volunteered as army nurse, 15 February 1918, and was sent to Camp Greene, N. C. She embarked from New York, 12 June 1918 and on arrival in France was assigned to Evacuation Hospital No. 1, Toul.

Evacuation Hospital at Toul, Toul, France. Busy day at the Evacuation Hospital at Toul, France. 6 November 1918. (cc) American National Red Cross photograph collection," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/717_anrc.html

She contracted influenza and died 16 December 1918, age 21.

She is buried in American Cemetery No. 1233, Grave No. 12, Section 11, Plot 1. St. Mihiel, France.


Research by David O'Mara