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First Red Cross Work in Iowa

ABRAMS, ANSPACH, BARKER, DAVIS, GUNN, HINIES, HUNTER, JAMES, JONES, MABIE, PAINTER, PRATT, RYAN, SNOOKS, SOUTH, WILLEY

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Date: 12/2/2020 at 13:04:32

First Red Cross Work in Iowa
Noah Barker of Colfax Tells Clipper When, Where and by Whom
First Aid work in Iowa under auspices of the American National Red Cross began at Colfax and Seevers. A relief car was put in Colfax to demonstrate first aid work and many persons went to the Miners Hall to witness the demonstration. They were well impressed with the work and Seevers Local Union decided to hold a meeting n dry to form a first aid class.
This was November 22, 1910. Motion by Noah Barker, seconded by Jos. Pratt, Sr. that we organize a first aid class in Seevers. Wm. Mabie was temporary chairman. The motion carried, and permanent officers were chosen, President Joseph Pratt, Sec-Treas., Noah Barker, Instructor, Dr. R. G. Anspach, Asst. Instructor, Jas. R. Jones.
Those who enrolled as charger members were Frank E. Willey, Joe Pratt, W. Paynter, Willis South, Chas. H. Barker, Evans James, Hugh Gunn, J. R. Jones, Noah Barker, Dan Davis, Joe Hunter, John Pratt, John Hines, William Snooks, W. Mabie, J. B. Ryan, and Wm. Abrams, the last two named being honorary members.
Many joined who did not take active part in the work but who aided financially. The Seevers Union gave free use of their hall and $10 to get started. D. Guilford H. Sumner of the State Board of Health gave a lecture on First Aid in Iowa, Jan. 19, 1911, before the Mine Inspectors and Mine Foremen of Iowa at the State House, Des Moines.
Source: The Colfax Clipper; February 21, 1918


 

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