The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Sadie North Was Known As A 'Human Dynamo'


November 7, 2016

Miss Sadie relaxes in her rocker. (Courtesy photos)

Sadie North was born on May 25, 1875, in Brunswick, Ga., although her death certificate and obituary incorrectly list her birthplace as Illinois. Her family left Georgia for western North Carolina during a yellow fever outbreak in 1884. After three years in Asheville they moved to Brevard in 1887.

The only child of well-educated parents, Sadie received a college degree through correspondence courses. She went on to teach school in the county and at Brevard Institute. She also received a degree in nursing through correspondence school, after which she worked for local doctors and at hos...

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