Nancy Lelah Lutkin

Name: Nancy Lelah Lutkin (Carman)
Birth Date: March 10, 1861
Birth Place: Iroquois Ontario, Canada
Death Date: October 13, 1949
Death Location: Northport Point Michigan, USA
Burial Place: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois


Active in Evanston charitable and civic affairs. Exceptionally active in obtaining funds and management of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). President from 1897-1926, and then President Emeritus, of VNA for additional years. Early member of United Charities.


Nancy Lutkin was the co-founder of the Evanston Visiting Nurse Assoication and was president from 1897-1926. The VNA was integral in providing home health services in Evanston such as caring for patients during the flu epidemic of 1918 and coping with the nursing with the nursing shortages during World War II. Her husband, Peter Lutkin, was a professor in Northwestern University’s Music School and was well known for his arrangements and interest in church music. She was also an early member of United Charities and a member of St. Luke’s Church.

Children: One: Harris Carman
Years in Evanston: 1892-

Sources: Archives and Collections: "Women." Subject Files. Evanston History Center. "Visiting Nurses Association." Subject Files. Evanston History Center. "Visiting Nurses Association." Archival Collection. Women and Leadership Archives. Loyola University Chicago, Illinois.

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