Annie Jessie Hall – A Lifetime of Nursing

Published: 29 January 2024

By Sabrina Lee
via the North Ogden Connection (UT) website

Annie Jessie Hall framed

Annie Jessie Hall wearing a WWI Nurse uniform

Turning Back The Clock

Annie Jessie Hall was born in Pleasant View in 1885. The daughter of immigrants from England, she grew up in North Ogden where her father was a successful contractor and fruit grower. She attended Weber schools and, after graduating, decided to go to nursing school.

Annie was well accomplished in her field. She was the Director of Nurses at Dee Memorial Hospital from 1912 through 1914, and then from 1916 to 1917, she served as the Director of Nurses at St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City. She also spent some years as an in-home nurse/caretaker for wealthy families.

When World War I broke out, Annie enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps. She was stationed in New York for her initial training, and then served in France.

Annie arrived in France in May of 1918. She worked in a field hospital and a camp hospital. Records show Annie working at a camp hospital in Brest, France. Camp hospitals were away from the front-line action. Field Hospitals were mobile, flexible facilities that moved with military units during warfare and took care of casualties on site. Annie had a front row seat to the action when she was transferred to work at Field Hospital 101.

The guns fell silent on the Western Front on November 11, 1918. Annie was discharged from service in August of 1919, and returned home to Utah. In 1929, she was acknowledged as one of the new members of the American Legion Post 9, located in Ogden. During these years, Annie was furthering her knowledge, and in 1933, we find that she was listed as an Anesthetist at Dee Memorial.

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