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Doug Capra to present program on Edna Weir

Local historian Doug Capra will give a presentation about Edna Weir for the Fourth Thursdays are History program on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Library Museum community room. Sponsored by Resurrection Bay Historical Society, the event is open to the public.

In this presentation, Capra will cover what he has learned about the life of Edna Weir, who lived inSeward many years. Born Edna Becker in Chicago in 1893, throughout her life she was Edna Coughlin, Edna Quinsler, Edna Diez, and Edna Fountain.

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When Edna came to Seward in the 1950s, she married Ted Weir. As a World War I nurse, she participated in the last major offensive of the war at the Meuse-Argonne. Though her courage and heroism, she became one of the few war nurses who received the Distinguished Service Medal.

Following Capra’s one-hour program, the Resurrection Bay Historical Society will convene its monthly business meeting.

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