Katherine Carmack and Susan (Carmack) Armstrong, Upper Arlington Red Cross Unit, 1918

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When: 01 June 1918

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Thirty-one members of the Upper Arlington Red Cross Unit marched in a parade held on June 30, 1918. Miss Katherine Carmack and Mrs. Warren A. Armstrong are shown standing beside the Red Cross parade banner in front of the H. W. Carmack home at 1740 Roxbury Road. The Upper Arlington Red Cross Unit evolved from "a little afternoon tea club" comprised of fewer than twelve women from Upper Arlington, Grandview, and Marble Cliff. The club met regularly in the home of James T. Miller to sew garments for French orphans. In August 1917, they became the Upper Arlington Red Cross Unit under the leadership of Mrs. Ben Thompson. The twenty-six members of the unit met on Tuesday afternoons in her ballroom where they made several hundred kit bags, towels, hospital shirts, and pillowcases. In addition, they met at the Arlington Country Club where they prepared surgical dressings for the war effort. When World War I ended the unit decided to form a "club to continue the neighborly spirit and to discuss the needs and general welfare of the community." They named the new organization the Norwester Women's Club.

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Identifier: hinw09p020i01
Date (yyyy-mm-dd): c. 1918-07
Original Dimensions: 6 cm x 10 cm
Format: Black and White Halftone Photograph
Source: Norwester, July 1918, page 20
Original Publisher: Upper Arlington Community (Ohio)
Location/s: Upper Arlington (USA, Ohio, Franklin County)
Repository: Upper Arlington Historical Society
Digital Publisher: UA Archives - Upper Arlington Public Library

Credit: UA Archives - Upper Arlington Public Library (Repository: UA Historical Society)


Owner: UA Archives | Upper Arlington History
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