New York County
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep., 1945|
Lida Starr entered the nurses' training school at Bellevue Hospital in New York City at age 23. After two years of schooling, she graduated from there in 1883. Lida was placed in charge of the Red Cross work at Fortress Monroe, Virginia during the Spanish-American War. Later, she enlisted and was sent to the Philippines to care for the sick men. During that six months' term, she kept the men cheerful by cooking for them and by giving them the benefit of her quick wit.
After the war, she returned to private nursing, accompanying patients to Europe and becoming well acquainted with the continent. After thirty years in this work, she took time to marry. In 1915, she was married to Dr. E.S. Hill, minister of the First Congregational Church in National City, CA.
After Mr. Hill's death, she made frequent visits to friends in the east. In 1931, while summering in the eastern states, Lida Starr Hill was married to Rev. Walter M. Ellis in Manchester, Connecticut. They lived for a time at their home at 729 G. Avenue in National City, CA.
Walter March Ellis (1859 - 1945)*
Hill Crest Cemetery
Plot: 64 / 12
Created by: SR22
Record added: Aug 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75267981
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