FRANCES PALMER (CONQUIST)

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Staff/Personnel

FRANCES PALMER (CONQUIST)

Teacher – Line Fork Settlement
1920 – 1921 (six months)


TAGS: Frances Palmer (Conquist) ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Line Fork Medical Settlement nurses ;


Frances Palmer (Conquist) came to Pine Mountain’s Line Fork Settlement only for a short six months in 1920. She was one of the first workers to come to the satellite extension at Line Fork Medical Settlement and her narrative is particularly important as it is a very candid response to the medical needs of the community by the first nurse to work at the Settlement.

In 1918, shortly before her stay at Pine Mountain, Miss Palmer served as a Red Cross Nurse in the war and was specially cited by General Pershing for her “conspicuous service at Chateau-Thierry and at St. Mihiel” the first battles won in WWI. She continued her war efforts in Coblenz, Germany, with the American forces until the end of the war and then found her way to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. (Transactions of the Minnesota State Medical Association, Volume 39, p.127)

When she came to Pine Mountain’s Line Fork Settlement, she had experienced the horrors of war first-hand by caring for the troops maimed and mentally traumatized by battle. She was barely two years out of that war-time experience when she arrived.

Miss Frances Palmer came from Minneapolis and returned to St. Paul, Minnesota, to live. Like many of her co-workers, she became forever attached to the School through the memories of her work and the friends she made there. Also, like many of her co-workers, she left a thoughtful and heartfelt recollection of her months in a short narrative that is part of the Line Fork history compiled by the workers.


Gallery: “MY SIX MONTHS AT LINE FORK SETTLEMENT”


Transcription:

MY SIX MONTHS AT LINE FORK SETTLEMENT

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Title

FRANCES PALMER

Alt. Title

Frances Palmer Conquist

Identifier

FRANCES PALMER (CONQUIST)

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Frances Palmer ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Line Fork Settlement ; nurses ; teachers ; health literacy ; nursing ; medical ; health ; education ; industrial workers ;

Subject LCSH

Palmer Conquist, Frances.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History. Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Date

2014-02-13

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet

Source

Series 09: Staff/Personnel

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Staff/Personnel ; Series 10: Line Fork Settlement ;

Coverage Temporal

1920-1921

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ;

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of Frances Palmer Conquist ; clippings, photographs, books by or about Frances Palmer Conquist ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2014-02-12 hhw ;

Bibliography

Source

Transactions of the Minnesota State Medical Association. Chicago: American Medical Association, 1903. Internet resource.

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