Batterham, Mary Rose (c. 1870–1927)

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Batterham, Mary Rose (c. 1870–1927)

American nurse. Born c. 1870 in England; died April 4, 1927, in North Carolina; dau. of William and Mary Rose Batterham; came to NY at age 20; graduate of Brooklyn City Hospital nurse program, 1893, and Brooklyn City Hospital.

In North Carolina, served as head nurse at Oakland Heights Sanitarium and as a Metropolitan Life nurse; was charter member and 1st vice president of North Carolina State Nurses' Association; registered as nurse in Buncombe Co., NC (June 5, 1903), when North Carolina became 1st state to require nurses' registration; was the 2nd registered nurse in the US (1st was Josephine Burton of Craven Co., NC, who registered the day before).

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