W. W. Johnston Photos

1918-1920, undated
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.31
Creator(s)
Johnston, Wiley Warren
Physical description
0.06 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
W. W. Johnston Photos (CD 01.31), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
No restrictions

Photos of W. W. Johnston and his wife Bess Swearngan Johnston. Includes Bess Swearngan's American Red Cross Nursing Service card (1917) and Irene V. Shearin's nursing cards (1918, 1920), who was a first cousin to Johnston.


Biographical/historical information

Wiley Warren Johnston was born 11 May 1885 to Arthur Cofield and Saluda Ann (Shearin) Johnston. Johnston moved to Manteo in 1914 directly out of medical school and joined Franklin P. Gates' practice. He was called into service in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War I, but returned to Manteo and resumed his practice with Gates afterwards. Johnston married Bess Swearngan, a registered nurse, and they had four children: Wiley Warren, Jean (Kirman), Laura (Dinwiddie) (Tillett), and Nancy (Beacham). Johnston died 11 February 1978.


Scope and arrangement

Photos of W. W. Johnston and his wife Bess Swearngan Johnston. Includes Bess Swearngan's American Red Cross Nursing Service card (1917) and Irene V. Shearin's nursing cards (1918, 1920), who was a first cousin to Johnston.


Administrative information
Custodial History

10 August 2007 items belonging to Irene Vitola Shearin (garments, nursing diploma, and certificate of registration). Gift of Virginia Dinwiddie Zdanski.

October 2006 medical supplies that belonged to W. W. Johnston and his wife, Bess Swearngan Johnston. Gift of Laura Johnston Tillett and Nancy Johnston Beacham.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Virginia D. Zdanski; Gift of Laura Johnston Tillett and Nancy Johnston Beacham

Processing information

Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Language of material

English

Related material

Related artifacts held at The Country Doctor Museum, Bailey, North Carolina.


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Photos, 1918-1920, undated