Samantha Ann McKeown

Born: 16 Apr 1865 in (see note 1)
Died: 12 Jan 1948 in (see note 2)
Buried: in Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, North of Mediapolis (see note 3)

Father: John Glasgow McKeown
Mother: Annie Parker

Notes for: Samantha Ann McKeown

Samantha was known in the family as Auntie Mac. She was one of three members of the first graduating class of the Burlington hospital school of nursing, in 1899. 

Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, Burlington, Iowa, 9 January 1948, page 1. FIRST GRADUATE NURSE-Samantha McKeown, 80, of Mediapolis, pictured (left) as she appeared when she was graduated from first class of Burlington hospital school of nursing in 1899 (and right) as she photographed this week by Hawk-Eye Gazette cameraman. She is the only living member of the graduating class of 3, and was on duty as a nurse in the Mediapolis area for many years. The 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Burlington hospital school will be observed Monday night with an open house in the nurses' home in Moir hall, 5th and Court streets. 

Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, Burlington, Iowa, 10 January 1948, page 3. OPEN HOUSE AT NURSES' HOME-Nurses of Burlington hospital, and friends of the Institution, will gather at Moir hall (above), at 5th and Court streets, Monday night, for open house commemorating 50th anniversary of hospital's school of nursing. School was incorporated in 1897 and first class graduated in 1899. Samantha McKeown, 80, Mediapolis, is only living member of 1st graduating class of 3. (Hawk-Eye Gazette photo).