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Raymond West (#47502218)
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John Smith
RE: Orville Smith TSgt USAAF
I'm not related to Orville Smith, If you want to manage his memorial sent the request via the correction buttons.
Added by John Smith on Jun 30, 2015 11:44 PM
Native Texan
RE: Winnie Gibson DeWitt
Thank you for adding the information to her memorial. My first cousin is Ross Lowell McMahan [1940-] of Dallas. His mother was Lillie Darthulia "Dorothy" Gibson (73560027) who married Austin Barton McMahan (73555957). Austin McMahan was a brother of my mother.

Winnie's father was Mayfield Gibson (7090657) and her mother was Lillie Maude Bolton (7090660).

I just suggested relationship edits for three of four children of Mayfield and Lillie Bolton Gibson on Findagrave that should link them together shortly.

Thank you,
Darell Murphy
Added by Native Texan on Nov 27, 2014 8:41 AM
Native Texan
Winnie Gibson DeWitt
The following could be added to her memorial. She was a great aunt to my 1st cousin. She was a famous person.

Winnie Gibson (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Winnie Gibson was the second director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, serving in that position from 1950 to 1954.

Captain Gibson graduated from Seton Hospital, Austin, Texas, in May 1923, and worked in civilian hospitals for seven years. She became a registered nurse in December 1930.
Born: December 15, 1902, Itasca, Texas
Died: July 21, 2000 (aged 97), Houston, Texas

Service/branch United States Navy
Yean of 1930--1954 service
Rank Captain, USN
Commands Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, 1950-1954

World War II
Korean War
American Defense Service Medal
with Base Clasp
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal

After joining the United States Navy Nurse Corps in 1930, she served at Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Naval Hospital, New York City. In January 1934, she attended the School ofNursing, Graduate School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for instruction in anesthesia. In May 1934 she was assigned as Operating Room Supervisor and Anesthetist at Naval Hospital, New York
City, and was subsequently assigned to the same duties at Quantico, Virginia. In 1937, she was assigned to the USS Re/ief(AH-1). After her tour in the Relief, she was assigned as Anesthetist at Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California, and then as Anesthetist and Operating Room Supervisor at Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. She was at Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor, on 7 December 1941. In following tours, she was assigned as Chief Nurse at the Naval Hospitals in Jacksonville, Florida; Annapolis, Maryland; and Houston,

Her last tour before being selected as Director was as ChiefNurse, U.S. Naval Hospital, Naval Medical Center, Guam, Marianas Islands.

Director, Navy Nurse Corps
During the Korean War, CAPT Gibson presided over a Nurse Corps that was required to involuntarily
recall Reserve nurses at the rate of 125 per week and "freeze" those on active duty.

She retired from active duty on 1 May 1954.

CAPT Gibson retired to Ohio, then to Texas. She died on 21 July 2000, and is buried at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas.
Added by Native Texan on Nov 26, 2014 7:28 AM
Kathy Fuller Broyles
RE: Anna Mae Shorter
If there are any other family members you would like me to get information on, let me know and I will do my best. Also, if you have any family that you need cemetery photos taken you can send the names and I can see what I can do. Please feel free to contact me any time.

Added by Kathy Fuller Broyles on Oct 29, 2014 8:49 AM
Kathy Fuller Broyles
RE: Anna Mae Shorter
All of those names are familiar. I did know a woman at church named Alta Cotten. I'm not sure if she is your kin. Did you remember Mr. and Mrs. Grice? I do not remember them myself as I was very young when they passed. There were some Henderson's here that owned the dry cleaners and a radio station. I also know that Anna Mae was in a few lodges here in town. One other thing I remember about her is that she always carried a fancy handkerchief tucked in under her wrist watch. I wish I had more photos of her but I only had the two. I don't have any of her sister and brother-in-law or I would have added them to their page. I want to thank you for contacting me because you have helped bring back wonderful memories. It is also nice to know that these people aren't forgotten.

Added by Kathy Fuller Broyles on Oct 29, 2014 8:45 AM
Kathy Fuller Broyles
RE: Anna Mae Shorter
Raymond West,
I am no kin to Ms. Shorter, but I knew her since I was born. I went to church with her. She knew all four of my grandparents and my parents. Ms. Shorter was a very nice and beautiful woman. Ms. Shorter lived with her sister Edna and her brother-in-law Harry Grice. She continued to live with Mr. Grice after her sister died. I think they pretty much treated her like she was their daughter. I don't think Mr. or Mrs. Grice had any children. Ms. Shorter never married. She was engaged once to a man in the military but he was killed in the war and she never married after that. She was employed at the tax office in the courthouse. After she retired there she used to do the gift wrapping at the Schad and Pulte store in town. Ms. Shorter was always well dressed and got her hair done every week. She had beautiful white hair and it was always fixed and neat. She was especially pretty when she wore purple, it was her color. She attended church all the time. My grandmother and grandfather would take her out to eat after church every Sunday. She had a great sense of humor but she was also a woman to speak her mind. I know she ended up in the nursing home before she passed. I loved being around Ms. Shorter and I miss her very much.

Added by Kathy Fuller Broyles on Oct 29, 2014 5:45 AM
Gena Williams
Maude Musgrave Shorter
I have e-mailed you privately.Hope to hear from you soon.

Gena Williams
Added by Gena Williams on Apr 17, 2013 9:50 AM

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