Clara Lydia “Lydia C.” <I>Gelinas</I> Warren

Clara Lydia “Lydia C.” Gelinas Warren

Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 17 Mar 1989 (aged 96)
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 202149774 · View Source
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Daughter of Alfred & Clara (Jackson) Gelinas. Wife of John Warren. Children: Jessie, Dorothy, Beatrice.

During WWI she was a telephone operator ("Hello Girl") for the U.S. Signal Corps, the first from New Hampshire to be trained and sent to France.

The Boston Sunday Globe of 17 February 1918:
FIRST NH GIRL IN WAR 'PHONE SERVICE ABROAD Nashua, N.H., Feb 16--Miss Lydia Gelinas, a clerk at the Second National Bank, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. A.J. Gelinas of 104 Elm st., will be the first New Hampshire girl to enter the telephone service in France with the United States Army. The first of next week she will begin a short course of instruction at the Lowell, Mass, telephone office, then go to Camp Devens for more study. She expects to sail for France next month. Miss Gelinas graduated four years ago from a Montreal School. She speaks several languages fluently.

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  • Created by: Janice Brown
  • Added: 14 Aug 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 202149774
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clara Lydia “Lydia C.” Gelinas Warren (8 Nov 1892–17 Mar 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 202149774, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Janice Brown (contributor 48126984) .