LOIS ARON MEMORIAL HOME FOR NURSES,
KINGíS DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL,
A home in which to give living quarters for nurses of the Kingís Daughters Hospital has been a long felt want and a necessity in properly taking care of those individuals who are devoting their lives, day and night, in the vigil watch and attention to mankind who are afflicted. There can be no greater cause than taking care of those who care for us when their lives are hanging on their weakest threads. The Kingís Daughters Hospital is fortunate in being able to supply this demand.
Mr. Jacob Aron of New York City disposed of his real estate holdings in Leflore County in November, 1919. At that time, he requested his counsel, Mr. R. V. Pollard of this city, to suggest some object to which he might contribute, some object of general interest to the people of the City of Greenwood and Leflore County, to which he might contribute a sum of money in _expression of his appreciation of the fact that his Father and Mother had resided here and that he had been reared in Leflore County. After some delay, Mr. Pollard wrote Mr. Aron that it had occurred to him that the building of a home for the nurses at the Hospital would meet the requirements. Mr. Aron then requested further details, and while this investigation was being made, little Lois Aron, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aron, passed away. Mr. Aron then instructed Mr. Pollard to get plans and specifications for the home to cost $25,000.00, which Mr. Pollard did, and, as a result of Mr. Aronís beneficence, Mr. Pollard ia authorized as the special representative of Mr. Aron to have erected for the Kingís Daughters Hospital a residence for the nurses that will be modern in every appointment, and will be called the Lois Aron Memorial Home for Nurses.
Mr. Aron is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Aron, who once owned Roebuck Plantation on the Yazoo River just below Greenwood. The Father and Mother now reside in New Orleans, but Mr. Aron, some years ago, moved to New York City and he is now the head of the brokerage firm of J. Aron & Company, Inc., having offices in New York City and New Orleans. Mr. Aron is recognized as a leader in his line of business, and the City of Greenwood and Leflore County are indeed fortunate in having had Mr. Aron for a former citizen, and we all join in gratitude and thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Aron for their generosity they have so graciously shown to a worthy cause.
The plans and specifications for the new building were drawn by Mr. Frank R. McGeoy, our well known local architect. The building will have twelve bedrooms, living room, porches and several baths. All the floors in the building will be white maple polished, and all the woodwork will be white enamel, ivory finish, and mahogany doors. It will be heated by hot water, and the exterior will be of brick veneer and stone trimming. With large projecting eaves, and will be one of the handsomest residence buildings in the City. It will face the South on Strong Avenue, which is being paved. A picture of the building in water colors can be seen in Fountainís window, and bids are now being received for the erection of the building and the contract will be awarded at once and the actual construction under way in a few days.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth Weekly Edition, February 16, 1921
SPLENDID GIFT TO NURSES HOME
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Aron of New York City
Furnish Modern Bathroom As Xmas Gift
The Lois Aron Memorial Home for Nurses received a more useful and necessary Christmas present in the nature of a strictly modern bathroom, a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Aron of New York City. This bathroom was added to the upstairs rooms and will be completely furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Aron. It is modern in every way, and was presented to the Nursesí Home through Hon. R. V. Pollard.
It will be remembered that Mr. and Mrs. Aron built the Nursesí Home a number of years ago, leaving it as a memorial to their departed daughter, Lois Aron, and no more appropriate gift has ever been made to Greenwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Aron continue to watch after its needs and are ever ready to add to its comforts.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, January 9, 1929
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