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Miss M. E. Tweedie Trained Nurse Is Dead - Maclean to Take Body to Manitoba

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Miss M. E. Tweedie Trained Nurse Is Dead

Heroine of Pioneer Days in Canada and Well Loved at N. P. Hospital

Miss Margaret E. Tweedie passed away yesterday at noon, at the Northern Pacific railway hospital, where she had been for the last nine years in service as a trained nurse. Miss Tweedie was born 46 years ago near Montreal, Canada. When she was six years old her parents moved to Manitoba, and the little girl endured untold hardships and privations of pioneer life. When John Davidson, father of Mrs. J. N. Maclean of this city, went to Manitoba 38 years ago, he was the nearest neighbor of the Tweedie family, 15 miles away. Miss Tweedie remained upon the ranch until her parents’ death, 20 years ago. She then went to St. Paul to pursue her education and to finish with a nurse’s training. She came from St. Paul to the hospital in Missoula and won the confidence and love of her patients and professional associates alike. Miss Tweedie is survived by a sister, Mrs. J. L. Johnson, in Manitoba, and a nephew serving with the first Canadian contingent in the war in Europe. This nephew has been twice wounded in the trenches in France and he is now recovering in England. Miss Tweedie went to Manitoba last March to attend the funeral of Mr. Johnson, her brother-in-law, and it was the long, hard journey, added to anxiety for her soldier nephew, that caused the nervous collapse.

Dr. J. N. Maclean will probably take the remains of Miss Tweedie to Manitoba for burial, early next week. Arrangements for a service here have not been completed.

 

The above obituary appeared in The Daily Missoulian on June 24, 1916.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 January 2018 19:50