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Source: Daily Morning Journal and Courier
Source type: newspaper
Document type: news column
Document title: “Personal Paragraphs”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New Haven, Connecticut
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 67
Issue number: 219
Pagination: 3

“Personal Paragraphs.” Daily Morning Journal and Courier 13 Sept. 1901 v67n219: p. 3.
Edith M. Bixby; McKinley assassination (persons present on exposition grounds); Katherine Simmons; McKinley nurses.
Named persons
Mary D. Barnes; Edith M. Bixby; William McKinley; Annie E. Simmons; George H. Simmons; Katherine Simmons [variant spelling of first name below].
The excerpt below comprises two nonconsecutive portions of the column. Omission of text within the excerpt is denoted with a bracketed indicator (e.g., [omit]).


Personal Paragraphs [excerpt]

     Mrs. L. D. Bixby of 64 Kensington street [sic] has returned home from a two months’ western trip. Mrs. Bixby was at the Buffalo exposition and at the Temple of Music when the attempted assassination of President McKinley took place.


     Miss Catherine R. Simmons of this city, formerly a teacher in Dwight school, has the honor of being the trained nurse who cared for President McKinley immediately after he was shot and assisted during the operation. Miss Simmons and Miss Barnes, another nurse, were called from the Emergency hospital to the Temple of Music after the shooting, and they have been with the president all the time since the shooting. Miss Simmons rendered very important and efficient aid during the operation. Miss Simmons resides at 315 Orchard street [sic], and is a native of New Haven. She is the daughter of George H. Simmons and the late Annie E. Simmons. Her father is the well known electrician and politician. In 1884 she graduated from the Dwight school and in the fall entered Hillhouse High school from where she graduated in 1888 with high honors and a special mention. Thinking herself fitted for teaching she entered the normal school, from which she graduated in the class of ’89. She then secured a position as teacher in Dwight school, where she taught with success. In 1898 she entered the Roosevelt hospital in New York city [sic], from where she was graduated last April with high honors and much praise for her good work. On August 1 she was sent to the Emergency hospital at the Pan-American, where by her constant attention and hard work she gained the love of the patients and all the employes [sic] at the hospital.



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