100 Years Ago: Women’s Red Cross and Patriotic Association

The Intelligencer January 11, 1918 (page 3)

“The regular monthly meeting of the Women’s Red Cross and Patriotic Association was held in the new rooms on Campbell St. on Tuesday evening, Jan. 8th, Mrs. O’Flynn, acting President, presiding. The secretary’s report was read and adopted.

Letters were read from Capt. Mary Plummer, acknowledging a Christmas remembrance from the association, also comforts forwarded to the Belleville men in the trenches. Cards have been received from Belleville boys, prisoners in Germany thanking the association for food and clothing. About sixty letters have been received by different members of the association from Belleville boys in France, acknowledging Christmas parcels, also Christmas cards containing the names of the officers of some of the battalions.”