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 Mamie <I>Ellington</I> Thorne

Mamie Ellington Thorne

Protection, Comanche County, Kansas, USA
Death 15 Mar 1993 (aged 104)
Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot East Park_202_12
Memorial ID 154823 · View Source
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The Deseret News
March 17, 1993
page B4


Mamie Ellington Thorne, 104, the nation's oldest woman veteran, died Monday, March 15, 1993, in Sandy.

Mrs. Thorne was born Sept. 14, 1888, in Protection, Kan. She began a professional career as a nurse with the Army after graduating from Christ Episcopal Hospital in Topeka, Kan., in 1912.

Mrs. Thorne was commissioned as a lieutenant during World War I and was an Army nurse at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where she met and married her husband, Andrew Daniel Thorne, who was also in the Army. Mr. Thorne died in 1974.

Mrs. Thorne continued her work with wounded soldiers as a civilian nurse in Salt Lake City during World War II.

During the past year, Mrs. Thorne has been recognized by political officials, the Utah Nurses Association and the National Women Veterans United of Utah for being the oldest woman veteran. Those sending letters of recognition included President Bush and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. She was also among the Utahns honored by Gov. Bangerter July 2.

Friends may call Thursday, March 18, at Evans & Early Mortuary, 574 E. 100 South, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A funeral will follow at noon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 261 S. 900 East. Graveside services will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1342 E. 500 South.

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  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 154823
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mamie Ellington Thorne (14 Sep 1888–15 Mar 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 154823, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .