Esther Hasson (1867 - 1942)

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Nicknames: "Voorhees"
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Death: Died in Washington, DC
Managed by: Elizabeth-Gaye Jeans
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About Esther Hasson

Ester Voorhees Hasson, better known as Esther Hasson, was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1867 and died in Washington, D.C. on March 8, 1942 at the age of 74. She received her training in nursing and graduated from the Connecticut Training School for Nurses, New Haven in 1897. She served in the United States Navy Nurse Corps from 1908 to 1911 and as an Army nurse from 1917 to 1919. She was the first superintendent of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps at the time of its establishment in 1908.

Nineteen nurses were recruited and trained under her command. Esther Hasson became a U.S. Army Reserve Nurse in June, 1917 and served in World War 1 as Chief Nurse of two Army hospitals. She had also served the U.S. Army as a contractual nurse in the Philippines and the hospital ship Relief. After leaving the Army in 1901, she served in Panama from 1905 to 1907.

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Esther Hasson, Super. Navy Nurse Corps's Timeline

Baltimore, Maryland
Age 75
Washington, DC
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia