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Emily Covert Heaton
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1888
Death: Mar. 16, 1974

Served as nurse, US Army Nurse Corps, World War I.

Born 1888 in North Dakota, Emily, 22 years of age in 1910 federal census for Dickey County, North Dakota was step-daughter to James W. Filshier: her occupation school teacher. Trained as a nurse at University of Minnesota, Emily entered service April 2 1918 at Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, as Army nurse and left at once in May 1918 for Lakewood New Jersey to join Base Hospital 26: also known as “the Mayo Unit.”

On 3 June 1918 she sailed to France via Liverpool, England. Stationed at Base Hospital Center Allerey Soane et Loire, France, Emily was Assistant Chief Nurse in Base Hospital 26 from July 1918 until the latter part of January 1919 . The Red Cross first organized this hospital, but the Army assumed responsibility for it. She married Lieutenant Nathaniel D. Heaton, U.S. Army at Allerey, France, 15 Sep 1918.

After war’s end, she sailed from Brest, France in February 1919, and discharged April 16, 1919.

She returned to Billings and elected president of Montana State Association of Graduate Nurses in 1921. Emily lived at 1110 N 30th Street, Billings.

Emily moved to Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, where she was living in 1930 and was superintendent of Good Samaritan Hospital.

She died 16 March 1974 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, and is buried in Big Timber, Montana.

(source) Women Veterans of World War I from Yellowstone County, Montana. c. 2014, by Ed Saunders, Laurel, Montana

Emily Covert Heaton is buried in the E.M. Adams family burial plot in Mountain View Cemetery, Big Timber, Montana. Emily is buried with Elizabeth Heaton McCormack.

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  Nathanial Dade Heaton (1893 - 1971)
Mountain View Cemetery
Big Timber
Sweet Grass County
Montana, USA
Plot: Sec 6 - Block 36D - Lot 2 - Grave 4
Maintained by: Sharon Rich Pohlman
Originally Created by: Jim Harrison
Record added: Apr 03, 2011
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Emily <i>Covert</i> Heaton
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