World War Nurse Buried (Gertrude Brogan)

Roses Dropped By Planes While World War Nurse Buried

The following, taken from the Tyler Courier-Times in connection with the death and funeral of Miss Gertrude Brogan, world war nurse, will be read with sad interest in Corsicana.  Miss Brogan attended school in Corsicana and following the World war nursed in a local hospital.  She is a sister of Mrs. Mary E. Adams of Powell.

Impressive funeral services were conducted here Saturday morning for Miss Gertrude Brogan, World War nurse and Red Cross worker, who died Thursday at the Old Soldiers’ Home at Dayton, Ohio.  After services at the immaculate Conception Catholic church, roses were scattered from an airplane as the procession made its way up South Broadway to Rose Hill cemetery.

Rev. Father S. A. Samperi said mass and at the cemetery members of the Farve Baldwin Post of the American Legion conducted military services.  A volley was fired as the casket was lowered.  The plane, piloted by O. C. Palmer dropped roses as the last rites were said.

Miss Brogan was known and honored for her years of service in the cause of mercy.  She was the founder of the Tyler unit of the American Red Cross.  She was the first woman to join the American Legion after the establishment of the Farve Baldwin Chapter in Tyler.  She saw active service with the American Expeditionary forces in France and since the war she has been active in Red Cross work at various hospitals.  For the past three years she has been in ill health following a stroke of paralysis.

She is survived by her brothers, Dr. W. P. Brogan, C. J. Brogan, J. H. Brogan, and her sisters, Mrs. J. R. Lusk, and Miss Margaret Brogan of Tyler and Mrs. W. W. Adams of Powell, Texas.

This article was first published in The Tyler Courier-Times, and in the Corsicana Daily Sun (Corsicana, Texas) · 30 Apr 1932, Sat · Page 12.

From Rose Hill Cemetery Section C: BROGAN, Gertrude – 10 Oct 1879 – 21 Apr 1932

See the following posts to learn more about Gertrude Brogan:

To listen to a YouTube Video of a letter that Gertrude wrote to her sister Mary Adams, click here.

To go to the 2nd WW1 letter that Gertrude Brogan wrote home, click here

Click here to go to blog entry that has a third letter home.



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