Source: San Francisco Call
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Ministers to Late President in the Last Days of His Life”
City of publication: San Francisco, California
Date of publication: 17 September 1901
Volume number: 90
Issue number: 109
|“Ministers to Late President in the Last Days of His Life.” San Francisco Call 17 Sept. 1901 v90n109: p. 12.|
|Evelyn Hunt; McKinley nurses.|
|Evelyn Hunt; Ida McKinley; William McKinley.|
|The article is accompanied on the same page with illustrations (credited to C. T. C.) and a photograph of Evelyn Hunt. The collective caption reads: “Trained Nurse of Visalia Who Left This City with Mrs. McKinley and Attended the Late President While He Lay Wounded at Buffalo.”|
Ministers to Late President in the Last Days of His Life
Miss Evelyn Hunt, Trained Nurse of Visalia, Attends McKinley
During the Anxious
Days at the Milburn Residence and Is Now at Bedside of the Stricken Widow
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 every 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 her 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 V[i]salia are proud of her work.