Miss Catherine Kane



Popular Red Cross Nurse Passes Away at Davenport



     Catherine T. Kane, for the past four years a successful trained nurse practicing in Davenport, died this morning at 6 o'clock at Mercy hospital after a week's illness of pneumonia and heart trouble.
     Miss Kane was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa, October 23, 1888, and had resided there the greater part of her life, receiving her education in the schools of that vicinity. She completed a course preparing her for a trained nurse at Mercy hospital, graduating in the class of June 18, 1914. Since
that time she had been practicing in Davenport. Her skill and capacity in her chosen profession had brought her great success in her undertakings.
     Last January she was sent by the Red Cross to Ft. Sill, Okla., where she worked untiringly in interests of the soldiers until her health failed last May and she was obliged to return to Davenport. While in this city she made her home with Mrs. J. W. McGovern, 709 West Fifteenth street.
     The deceased had won a host of friends in Davenport, attracted by her sunny nature and her charming personality. During her period of training at Mercy hospital, she was extremely popular among the members of her class and the Sisters of Mercy are enthusiastic in their praise of her character.
     Miss Kane is survived by her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. J. J. Kane of Emmetsburg, Iowa; six brothers, M. P. Kane of Clinton, J. S. Kane of Condo, N.D., Charles and Edward Kane of Emmetsburg, Robert and James Kane of Bowman, N.D.; four sisters, Mrs. E. H. Dahl, who graduated from Mercy hospital in the class with her deceased sister, and who resides in Rhame, N.D., Mrs. B. Catron of Camp Crook, N.D., Mrs. Edward Bradley and Mrs. James Dower of Marengo.
     The body will be taken this afternoon from the Halligan funeral parlors to Emmetsburg, where the funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock with services at St. Thomas Catholic church. Interment will be made in St. John's cemetery.

reference: Emmetsburg Democrat, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1918

                         Davenport Daily Times, Davenport, Iowa, October 18, 1918



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