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Susan Dalton

(1837-1893)
Notable Women Walk
The photo of Susan Dalton on display at Nelson Hospital shows a rather formidable character of 18 stone. Her obituary says she was a nurse in Cambridgshire when the Nelson Provincial Government secured her services for Nelson. Her salary was £60 year and board and lodgings for at least two years. She was matron for 25 years and was only 57 when she died of gangrene of her foot.

(1837-1893)

Notable Women Walk

Black and white photo of Susan Dalton standing in a dress. The photo of Susan Dalton on display at Nelson Hospital shows a rather formidable character of 18 stone. Her obituary says she was a nurse in Cambridgshire when the Nelson Provincial Government secured her services for Nelson. Her salary was £60 year and board and lodgings for at least two years. She was matron for 25 years and was only 57 when she died of gangrene of her foot.

Image: Courtesy Nelson Provincial Museum, Bloch Collection, 5998/13

Burial records

Dalton Susan buried 6 August 1893 aged 58 years.

Dalton Susan buried 6 August 1893 aged 58 years.

Headstone transcription

In memory of Susan Dalton. For 25 years Matron of the Nelson Hospital, died August 4th 1893 aged 57 years.

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