Seville, Carolina Ada (1874–1955)

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Seville, Carolina Ada (1874–1955)

New Zealand nurse, hospital matron and founder. Name variations: Caroline Ada Insull, Kitty Seville. Born Feb 18, 1874, in Birmingham, England; died May 7, 1955, in Morrinsville, New Zealand; dau. of Walter Horace Insull and Sarah Caroline (King) Insull; m. George Edward Seville (physician), 1902 (died 1933); children: 1 daughter.

Trained as nurse at General Hospital in Birmingham; established Morrinsville's first hospital, Loloma (1911), and served as manager, matron, and midwife; was active in volunteer relief organizations during WWI, and gave lectures to Red Cross and St John Ambulance Brigade during WWII. Member of British Empire (1953).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 3).