Source: Los Angeles Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Two Nurses Who Attended the Late President M’Kinley”
City of publication: Los Angeles, California
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 28
Issue number: 354
|“Two Nurses Who Attended the Late President M’Kinley.” Los Angeles Herald 19 Sept. 1901 v28n354: p. .|
|Evelyn Hunt; McKinley nurses; Ida McKinley; Grace McKenzie.|
|Evelyn Hunt; Grace McKenzie [misspelled below]; Ida McKinley; William McKinley.|
|The article is accompanied on the same page with a decorated illustration of Evelyn Hunt and also of Grace McKenzie.|
Two Nurses Who Attended the Late President M’Kinley
Evelyn Hunt of Visalia watched beside the bedside
of the late president and is now ministering to the sorrowing wife. She has
by her faithfulness and energy won the regard of her present patient and the
approval of the physicians.
When Mrs. McKinley became ill on the martyred president’s western tour, Miss Hunt was one of the trained nurses engaged to look after her comfort. Her untiring attention to Mrs. McKinley and her pleasing personality won her a place in the affections of the distinguished couple. When the presidential party departed for the east, Miss Hunt was a member of it. It was her intention to return home immediately after bringing the patient to her destination, but she was prevailed upon to continue in the service of the McKinleys.
Miss Hunt accompanied Mrs. McKinley on h[er] trip to the Pan-American exposition at Buffalo, and when the president was stricken by an assassin’s bullet she was in the sick chamber up to the hour of his untimely death.
Miss Hunt is extremely popular, and the residents of Visalia are proud of her work.
Miss Grace Mackenzie is the expert nurse of Philadelphia who was chosen to succeed two ambulance corps men at the bedside [o]f the late President McKinley.