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Ola Lofton, nurse in the Army and Phila. hospitals

Jan 17, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

Ola B. Lofton, 95, of West Mount Airy, an Army nurse who rose to the rank of captain and later became a pediatric nurse in Philadelphia, died Sunday, Jan. 6, at her home of complications from Parkinson's disease.

Born in Durham, N.C., Mrs. Lofton graduated from Hillside School there. At a time when it was difficult for Southern women of color to pursue higher education, she was determined to go to college, which she viewed as the key to advancement. She chose North Carolina College at Durh...