Mills County

Capt. Ida Danielsen




Meeting in New York recently were Miss Mary Beard, director of Red Cross nursing services; Captain Nellie V. Close, San Antonio, Tex.; Captain Ann A. Montgomery, Omaha , Neb.; Captain Ida Danielsen, Chicago, Ill.; and Captain Emily H. Weder, director of the Ninth corps area nursing service, Fort, Douglas.

Source: Salt Lake City Tribune, May 3, 1942 (photo included)

Famed Nurse to Aid in Ford Hospital Rites

Pins signifying membership in the Student Red Cross Reserve will be presented to 200 undergraduate nurses at Henry Ford Hospital by Capt. Ida Danielson, assistant supervisor of the Army Nurses Corps at exercises in the hospital's education building Tuesday night.

Capt. Danielson, who served in all parts of the world, will arrive in Detroit at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. She will confer with leaders in the campaign to recruit nurses, then attend a banquet at 6:15. The dinner meeting, which will also take place in the Ford institution, has been arranged in her honor by the Detroit Nursing Council. She is scheduled to speak to the student group at 8:15.

A graduate of St. Peter School of Nursing, St Peter, Minn., Capt. Danielson took a postgraduate course at the Mayo Clinic before entering military service.

After serving as laboratory technician in Letterman Hospital in San Francisco, she became chief nurse of Sternberg General Hospital in Manila and director of nursing of the Philippine Department which then included the Army stations in China. Capt. Danielson returned to the United States in 1937. She is now attached to the Sixth Service Command with headquarters in Chicago.

Source: Detroit Free Press, December 13, 1942 (photo included)

Nurse Corps Celebrates With Hospital Party

WASHINGTON, DC -- When the army nurse corps celebrated its golden anniversary this week (it's the oldest women's military organization) the party was given at huge Walter Reed hospital with cake, candles and orchestra.

And in the receiving line with army nurse head Col. Mary G. Phillips was Walter Reed's chief nurse, Lt. Col. Ida Danielson, who comes from Mineola, Ia.

Colonel Danielson lives in Delano hall, nurses' residence at the hospital, where her quarters are furnished with furniture and oddments she has collected here and abroad. She trained in Minnesota, took graduate work at the Mayo clinic, and volunteered for army service in June, 1918. During the last war she was chief of 22,000 army nurses in Europe, largest concentration in the service's history.

Source: The Des Moines Register, February 11, 1951