Biography of Miss Olive Jane Brown
North Central Ohio Biographies

Olive Jane Brown. As superintendent of Mansfield General Hospital, Miss Brown is widely known throughout Richland County as one of its capable young professional women. She was born near Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Ammon and Ada (Dickerson) Brown.

Ammon Brown, who died in 1926, was a native of Detroit. He was a farmer throughout his life and held numerous township offices. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. His widow now lives at Plymouth: Mich. To Mr. and Mrs. Brown were born five children: Lefa, married Harry Miller, lives at Williamston, Mich.; Raymond, lives at Greenville, Mich.; Howard, lives at Detroit, Mich.; Gilbert, lives at Plymouth, Mich.; and Olive Jane, the subject of this sketch.

Olive Jane Brown attended the public schools of Plymouth, Mich., from which she was graduated in 1913. She spent two years at home and then entered the University of Michigan Hospital, from which she was graduated as a registered nurse in 1918. Miss Brown remained at the hospital for two years, and from 1920 and 1923 was superintendent of the Hillsdale Hospital, at Hillsdale, Mich. In 1924 she accepted the position as head of the obstetrical division of the University of Michigan Hospital, and in 1927 came to Mansfield as superintendent of nurses at Mansfield General Hospital. She became superintendent of the hospital in May, 1928.

Miss Brown is identified with Ohio District, No. 5. Nurses Association as treasurer, and belongs to the Ohio Nurses Association, National Nurses Association, and American Red Cross Nurses Organization. She is past president and treasurer of the Ann Arbor District Nurses Association and past president of the University of Michigan Hospital Alumni Association. Miss Brown is also a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, and Order of the Eastern Star.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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