1872-1918Marion Crandell was the first American woman to die in the war zone during World War I. She was born in Cedar Rapids, but spent several years in France, where she attended the Sorbonne University. In 1916 she came to Davenport as a teacher at St. Katherine's School when the war broke out, she offered her services to the YMCA division which aided French soldiers, and arrived in Paris in February 1918. She was killed on March 27 when a German artillery shell struck the building where was lodging. She was buried in a French military cemetery.
|Series||This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa series.|
|Placed By||Iowa State Historical Department Division of the State Historical Society and by the Hannah Caldwell Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 704138 N 4602360|
|Decimal Degrees||41.54686667, -90.55246667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 32.812', W 90° 33.148'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 32' 48.72" N, 90° 33' 8.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2800 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA 52803, US|
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