04 May 2010

Josephine Merrow

Flavious wasn't the only Merrow to serve their country during the First World War. Josephine Gertrude Merrow (1891-1949), sister to Flavious and Margaret, was a US Army Nurse.

Here she is wearing her uniform while visiting the Raymo family in Chattanooga in 1919. Josephine never married, spending her entire adult life as a nurse at various VA hospitals. She eventually ended up in Ohio where she died in 1949 at the age of only 57.

As she was a veteran of the First World War, she was accorded a burial at Dayton National Cemetery  (Section 7 Row 6 Site 6) in Dayton, Ohio.

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