October 4, 2014

Nursing Sister Phillips WW 1 Album Roberta MacAdams Loose Photo 1

This Photo Archive consists of a small autograph album (6.5" by 5.25") kept by Constance (Connie) Philips as a memento of her time serving as a nurse during World War One.  

The majority of the photos and items are from 1915, when she served as a nurse in France and Britain. 

The album and all photographs, postcards, and other ephemera contained in the album belong to Karin Armstrong and may not be copied or republished without her written permission. The images will be published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission. 

Each image has been designated an "R" for Recto or a "V" for Verso plus an album page number. Recto is the right-hand side page of a bound book while Verso is the left-hand side page. 

I will be posting the entire album and my additional research on the individuals identified in Connie's album over the coming months so please check back frequently to view these historic photos. The easiest way to see what has been published is to click on the topic "Nursing Sister WW1 Photos" in the vertical menu bar on the right side of your screen. You can also click on that phrase at the bottom of this post.

This photo of Nursing Sister Roberta Catherine MacAdams was loose in the album. 

Nursing Sister Phillips WW 1 Album Roberta MacAdams Loose Photo 1
Miss Roberta Catherine MacAdams. Lieut. C.A.M.C., Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent. 

A search of the online CEF database on Ancestry.com reveals that Roberta was born in Sarnia Ontario in 1880. Her father was Robert MacAdams. She joined the Nursing Sisters in January 1916.

The 1891 census for Sarnia lists 10 year old Roberta as the daughter of Robert born Ireland and Catherine born Scotland. We know that Roberta survived the war for in September 1920  at the age of39 she married Harvey Stinson Price. Harvey was a former soldier in the CEF and that makes me wonder if they met in one of the military hospitals in England.



1 comment:

Annette Fulford said...

According to the book, Give Your Other Vote To the Sister by Debbie Marshall, they met briefly prior to the war. They met again during the war in London while she was running as a candidate for the Alberta Legislature.