CountryMidwifeCoverBorn in 1884, Elizabeth Nuhn was the midwife for over 1000 babies born in South Grey County from 1924 to 1954. Country Midwife, written by Jean Hutchinson, Nuhn's grandson's wife, chronicles the challenges and achievements of this remarkable woman. "I wrote this book so Elizabeth's history would not be lost," says Jean. "I particularly wanted Elizabeth's great grandchildren to know how special their Gramma was."

Country Midwife: The Story of Elizabeth Harvey Ward Nuhn will be launched at 11:00am on Saturday May 7 (the day before Mother's Day) at The Ginger Press in downtown Owen Sound. Autographed copies of Country Midwife ($24.95) can be reserved at 376-4233.

Known as Gramma Nuhn to everyone in the village of Flesherton, Elizabeth ran the Nuhn Nursing Home for many years. Her services were provided in a time when electricity, indoor plumbing and telephones were scarce to non-existent. Transportation was limited, especially in the long winter months when snow drifts blocked the roads.Her funeral in 1961, attended by family, friends and many of "her babies", was one of the largest ever held in Flesherton.

For more information please contact

Maryann Thomas (519) 376-4233

source: media release, The Ginger Press




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