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Bridget Hughes Hospital
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Bridget Hughes Hospital
Nashville, Illinois
Bridget Hughes Hospital 1911
Bridget Hughes Hospital
Nashville, Illinois
1911
  Bridget Hughes Hospital 1913
Bridget Hughes Hospital
Nashville, Illinois
1913
Bridget Hughes Hospital
Bridget Hughes Hospital
Nashville, Illinois
1918
  Bridget Hughes Hospital Operating Room
Bridget Hughes Hospital
Operating Room
Top Floor ~~ Northeast Corner
Nashville, Illinois
 
Bridget Hughes Hospital
Nashville, Washington County, Illinois.
        For less than a dozen years was the life of this worthwhile endeavor to provide medical care for the residents of Washington County
 
        From the autumn of 1910 to the summer of 1922 this 25 bed hospital provided services to the county.
 
        It started in 1907 with a bequeath from the estate of Bridget Hughes, a hard working domestic servant. A $5000.00 corporation was able to begin within three years.
 
        During 1912, Dr. J. J. Troutt was the President of the Board of Directors.
 
        On November 11, 1913, Miss Dora Brydon became superintendent of nurses at the Bridget Hughes Hospital and remained there until the United States entered the first World War.
 
        The building remained a dominant feature of the business district in Nashville for many years. Near the western end of the first block of West Main Street located on the south side and with the grounds rising to a superior level above Main Street, the building was almost a landmark. As a very recognizable three story building in a primary location, it was used by the Washington County Farm Bureau until being razed.
 
 
Bridget Hughes
       The daughter of Patrick Hughes was born in February of 1850 in Ireland. At the tender age of twelve years old, she immigrated to the United States on the Ship Genl McClelland, sailing from Ireland to New York. The ship arrived in New York on December 12, 1863.
 
        On the 1870 US census, Bridget Hughes is listed as residing at Township 1, Range 3, Washington County, Illinois. On the 1900 US Census, Bridget Hughes is listed as residing in Okawville, Washington County, Illinois.
 
        She died September 7, 1907 in Washington County, Illinois.
               Masonic Cemetery records state she was born April 15, 1851.
Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Illinois
tombstone of Bridget Hughes   HUGHES
Bridget Hughes
Died Sept. 7th, 1907.
Age   57 Yrs. and 6 Ds.

 
 
Dora Brydon
        She graduated from the Eileen Osborn Training School at St. Louis in 1911 and returned to Mt. Vernon, Illinois to serve as a private duty nurse. Then, on November 11, 1913, she became superintendent of nurses at the Bridget Hughes Hospital at Nashville, Ill., and remained there until the United States entered the first World War. At that time, she was the first Mt. Vernon nurse to volunteer for service in the war and, in November of 1918, she was sent to a hospital at Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.
        Source : Obituary of Miss Dora Brydon
 
 
Dr. J. J. Troutt : See : Doctors of Washington County
 
 

Washington County Hospital
Nashville, Illinois
 
Washington County Hospital
Washington County Hospital
Nashville, Illinois
 
Washington County Hospital
Nashville, Washington County, Illinois.
                The early 1960s saw the beginning of the present Washington County Hospital.
Situated on an initial five acres, at what could at that time been called the southwest corner of Nashville, Illinois, using land donated by Amos H. Watts and Wadsworth W. Watts.
 
        With the doors opening ion 1963, this humble beginning created the hospital as it is today.
 
 

Friendship Manor Nursing Home
Nashville, Illinois
Friendship Manor Nursing Home
  Friendship Manor Nursing Home
 

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