Born: December 19, 1875

Died: November 12, 1953

Miss Edith Rumenapp was a nurse who started a tent cure home on Maple Hill in the early 1900s, and continued to operate cure cottages until illness forced her retirement. 1 The Rumenapp Cottage at 3 Riverside Drive was one of three private sanatoria in Saranac Lake that started using cure tents. She also ran cottages on Prospect Avenue and at 9 Forest Hill Avenue


Chateaugay Record, February 14, 1908

Driven From Sanitorium by Fire.

Fire in the sanitorium conducted by Miss Rumenapp, at Saranac Lake, forced her patients to flee to the street. The temperature was fifteen degrees below zero and a high wind was blowing. The patients, all of whom were suffering from tubercu1osis, were scantily clad. They were cared for in the reception hospital and in nearby cottages.

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1. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, November 13, 1953