This collection contains correspondence to and from Marie Bernadette Groves, an army nurse stationed in France during the
First World War. It also contains ephemera, newsletters, and photographs.
Marie Bernadette Groves (1895 - 1987) was born Mary Amanda Groves in Callahan, Colorado. Her parents divorced when she was
young. She lived with various relatives thereafter, and eventually attended a convent boarding school in Nebraska near where
her father, Augustus Pizarro Groves, lived. She was renamed Marie Bernadette at the convent. Groves attended nursing school
in Chicago before joining the Army Nursing Corps during World War I. She was stationed at Base Hospital No. 11 in Nantes,
France. One of her patients was Private Kenneth Foster Troutman (1894 - 1968) of the 110th Infantry (10th PA), who she married
in 1920. The couple had two children, Kenneth Jr. (1920 - 2006) and Mary Ellen Troutman (1923 - 1987). They lived in Chicago,
Cinncinnati, and Pittsburgh before moving to New Mexico so Marie Bernadette could be treated for tuberculosis at Ft. Bayard.
The family eventually settled in Phoenix, AZ.
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