Only Nurse to Lose Life


Miss Christine COLBORN, daughter of Rev. R. T. COLBORN of Paris, was the only woman from Monroe County to lose her life in the service of her country during the World War.  She died at Ft. Riley, Kansas, November, 1918, while serving as a Red Cross nurse.

Source: Part Three, Centennial Edition of the Monroe County Appeal dated 13 Aug 1931; submitted by Judy Baker Barklage.