Marion G. Crandell

Marion G. Crandell (HMM3O)

Location: Davenport, IA 52803 Scott County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 32.812', W 90° 33.148'

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Marion 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.
HM NumberHMM3O
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa series.
Marker Number39
Year Placed1979
Placed ByIowa State Historical Department Division of the State Historical Society and by the Hannah Caldwell Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 704138 N 4602360
Decimal Degrees41.54686667, -90.55246667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 32.812', W 90° 33.148'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 32' 48.72" N, 90° 33' 8.88" W
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Area Code(s)563
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2800 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA 52803, US
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