Lawnside Red Cross Chapter, 1918

Members of the Red Cross Chapter gather on the steps of the Lawnside School in 1918

Members of the Red Cross Chapter gather on the steps of the Lawnside School in 1918: Photo from collection of Spencer C. Moore II

As World War I unfolded, Dr. Roscoe Moore of Magnolia, Lawnside school district physician, organized our chapter of the American Red Cross. Members gathered on the steps of Lawnside Public School, now Lawnside Meadows, on Warwick Road to pose for this photograph in 1918. They were sisters, wives, mothers and grandmothers of the Lawnside men who served in the U.S. military during the war. They made bandages, ran fund drives and supported families of service members.

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