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Ursula Virginia Buchholtz, Lt. (1921 - 1979)

Birth: Dec. 29, 1921 Richmond Richmond City Virginia, USA Death: Sep. 22, 1979, Costa Rica Graduated, 1943 The Wesley Hospital and Nurse-Training School, Wichita, Kansas. Ursula was a Lt. in th...

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Margaret Jane Ringenberg (1921 - 2008)

Born in Fort Wayne, she was a self-employed pilot and was was a WASP during World War II. She was a member of Grabill Missionary Church, The Ninety Nines, AOPA, Experimental Aircraft Association, Air R...

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Marijane T Lehr (1920 - 2007)

Birth: September 27, 1920 Centralia, Lewis, WA, USA Death: May 21, 2007 (86) Carol Stream, DuPage, IL, USA Immediate Family: Daughter of Erwin Cecil Trotter (1888-1977) Born in Neche, ND before ND wa...

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Caroline Dandridge MP (1854 - 1914)

Author and Historian Caroline "Danske" Dandridge (November 19, 1854 - June 3, 1914) was an American poet, historian and garden writer. Dandridge was born on November 19, 1854 in Copenhagen, Den...

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Mary Elizabeth Deeley (1919 - 2012)

During World War II, Mary served as a Red Cross Nurse in Korea.

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Arlene Beach (Huntsberry) (1923 - 2010)

Arlene attended White Cross Hospital as a nurse cadet and graduated in 1944. She entered the United States Army Nurse Corps in 1945 and was stationed at Newton D. Baker Hospital in Martinsburg, West Vi...

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Arabella Barlow (Griffith) (Union nurse) (1824 - 1864)

Arabella Barlow, serving as an Army nurse, died of typhus on July 27, 1864, while her husband, Maj. General Francis C. Barlow (USA), was battling in the Overland Campaign.

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Ann Elizabeth Pierce (1818 - 1896)

From "COLLIRENE: THE QUEEN HILL": During the War Between the States, Ann Elizabeth Dunklin Pierce (Rast), who was then the widow of John May Pierce, graciously opened her lovely home to the soldiers....

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Hedy Lamarr MP (1913 - 2000)

Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1913 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American actress of Jewish descent. Though known primarily for her film career as a major contract star of MGM's "Golden Ag...

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Josephine Baker MP (1906 - 1975)

Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and even the "Créole Goddess" in angloph...

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Marlene Dietrich MP (1901 - 1992)

Marlene Dietrich (German pronunciation: [maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç]; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German actress and singer. Dietr...

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Julia Child MP (1912 - 2004)

Julia Child (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was a famous American cook, author, and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream thr...

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Virginia Hall (American spy) (1906 - 1982)

Virginia Hall, MBE, DSC (April 6, 1906 —July 14, 1982) was an American spy during World War II. She was also known by many aliases: "Marie Monin", "Germaine", "Diane", "Marie of Lyon" and "Cam...

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Brevet Maj Pauline Cushman (USA) [Union spy] (1833 - 1893)

Pauline Cushman (Born Harriet Wood) (June 10, 1833 – December 2, 1893), was an American actress and a spy for the Union Army during the American Civil War. Early life Harriet was born in N...

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Hettie Shriver (1836 - d.)

During the Battle of Gettysburg the Shrivers’ home was taken over by Rebel sharpshooters. Hettie took her girls to seek refuge at her family’s farm three miles south of town. Hettie had n...

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Pvt. Deborah Sampson (Continental Army) MP (1760 - 1827)

Deborah Samson Gannett (December 17, 1760 - April 27, 1827), better known as Deborah Sampson, was an American woman who impersonated a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American ...

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Janet Fish, WWI Nurse (1883 - 1970)

During World War I, Janet served as a nurse near the front lines. Along with her brother, Hamilton Fish III, Janet was inducted into the French Legion of Honor for her wartime service.

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Jane Weinberger (1918 - 2009)

Jane Weinberger (March 29, 1918 – July 12, 2009) was an American author, publisher and wife of Caspar Weinberger, the 15th United States Secretary of Defense. She authored over a dozen books d...

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Margaret Livingston Chanler (1870 - 1963)

Margaret Livingston Chanler served as a nurse with the American Red Cross during the Spanish-American War.

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Otelia Butler (1803 - 1855)

Otelia Butler Mahone (August 1, 1835 – February 11, 1911) from Smithfield, Virginia was a nurse during the American Civil War and the wife of Confederate Major General William Mahone, who wa...

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Otelia Voinard Mahone (1835 - 1911)

Otelia Butler Mahone (August 1, 1835 – February 11, 1911) from Smithfield, Virginia was a nurse during the American Civil War and the wife of Confederate Major General William Mahone, who was ...

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Amy (Daisy) Knaggs, R R C, Q A I M N S (1866 - 1937)

1866, 2nd quarter, Birth registered in Winchester, Hampshire, UK. Known as 'Daisy' to her family. 1887 Living with her family in the West Indies. 1888 Began nursing training Mid 1902 awarded the ...

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Cordelia Adelaide Harvey (1824 - 1895)

Cordelia Harvey was a leading U.S. Civil War nurse, honored with the rank of Colonel by Abraham Lincoln. She subsequently established veterans hospitals in Wisconsin, away from the war front, and a sol...

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Captain Margery Miller (1918 - 2005)

Margery Miller served as a Captain during WWII in the Army Nurse Corps, and eventually becoming in 1990 the first female Commander of the Department of New Hampshire Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Mary Henrietta Kingsley (1862 - 1900)

Mary Henrietta Kingsley (13 October 1862 – 3 June 1900) was an English ethnographic and scientific writer and explorer whose travels throughout West Africa and resulting work helped shape Euro...

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Sarah Agnes Pryor (1830 - 1912)

Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 -------------------- Held DAR membership # 2 Info added per the DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Mem...

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Edith Cavell, Spy and Martyr (1865 - 1915)

Edith Louisa Cavell; 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse and patriot. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides without distinction and in helping some...

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Nina Boyle (1865 - 1943)

Constance Antonina (Nina) Boyle (21 December 1865–4 March 1943), was a British journalist, campaigner for women’s suffrage and women’s rights, charity and welfare worker and no...

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Ruth Bryan Owen (1885 - 1954)

Ruth Bryan Owen (October 2, 1885 – July 26, 1954) was the daughter of William Jennings Bryan and mother of Helen Rudd Brown. A Democrat, in 1929 she became Florida’s (and the South's) f...

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Juliet Opie Hopkins, Nurse ("Florence Nightingale of the South") (1818 - 1890)

Born at Jefferson County, Virginia, May 7, 1818, she married Commodore Alexander Gordon in 1837 (he died in 1849). She married a second time to Judge Arthur F. Hopkins in 1854. During the Civil War...

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Dame Georgiana Buller, DBE, RRC (1884 - 1953)

Dame Audrey Charlotte Georgiana Buller, DBE, RRC (4 August 1884 – 22 June 1953), best known as Georgiana Buller, was a British hospital administrator and the founder of the first school dedica...

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Dr. Kate Karpeles (c.1887 - 1941)

Dr. Kate B. Karpeles here was quite extraordinary as she was one of the only female doctors to be contracted by the Army during WWI. When this picture was taken in 1938, she was serving as the presid...

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Gen. Anna M Hays, 13th Chief, ANC (1920 - c.2013)

Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays was born on 16 February 1920 in Buffalo, New York to parents who both were Salvation Army officers. Religion, music, and a spirit of service were guiding lights in the McCabe ...

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Susan Ryder, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, CMG, OBE MP (1924 - 2000)

Margaret Susan Cheshire, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw and Baroness Cheshire, CMG, OBE (3 July 1924 – 2 November 2000), best known as Sue Ryder, was a British volunteer with Special Operations Exec...

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Elizabeth Blackwell MP (1821 - 1910)

Find a Grave ) Elizabeth Blackwell (3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910) was the first female doctor in the United States and the first on the UK Medical Register. She was the first openly identif...

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Lt. Annie G. Fox, 1st Purple Heart ♀ (1893 - 1987)

Lt. Annie G. Fox (August 4, 1893 – January 20, 1987) was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat.[1] She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during...

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Shirley Van Reeth (1922 - 2010)

Shirley was born in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago and served in the Red Cross in the years following WWII on the Island of Okinawa. Headstone photo taken by Carole Magnuson

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Mary Jane Seacole MP (1805 - 1881)

Mary Jane Seacole (1805 – 14 May 1881) was a mixed-race British nurse. Born in Jamaica, she operated boarding houses in Panama and Crimea while simultaneously treating the sick. Seacole was taug...

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Countess Andrée de Jongh (1916 - 2007)

Andrée Eugénie Adrienne de Jongh (nicknamed "Dédée") was born in Schaerbeek in Belgium, then under German occupation during the First World War. She was the younger daught...

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Helen Fairchild, American Expeditionary Force (c.1885 - 1918)

Helen Fairchild (November 21, 1885 – January 18, 1918) was an American nurse who served as part of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I, and who became known for her wartime let...

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Gabrielle Petit, Nurse and Spy (1893 - 1916)

Petit was born on 20 February 1893 in Tournai to working class parents. She was raised in a Catholic boarding school in Brugelette following her mother's early death. At the outbreak of the First Wor...

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Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady MP (1818 - 1882)

Mary Ann Todd Lincoln (December 13, 1818 – July 16, 1882) was the First Lady of the United States when her husband, Abraham Lincoln, served as the sixteenth President, from 1861 until 1865. ...

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Lt. Cdr. Sue Dauser (c.1888 - 1972)

Sue S. Dauser was born in Anaheim, California on September 20, 1888 and died on March 11, 1972 at the age of 83. She joined the U.S. Navy in September 1917 as a nurse and served at the Naval Base Hos...

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Lt. Cdr. Myn Hoffman, Super. Navy Nurse Corps (1883 - 1951)

Myn Hoffman was born in Bradford, Illinois on May 12, 1883 and died in Bronxville, New York on January 5, 1951. She graduated in 1915, from the Nursing Training School at St.Joseph’s Hospital,...

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Marie L. Hidell, Navy Cross (1879 - 1918)

In the fall of 1918, at the height of the Great Influenza Pandemic, no other city in America was hit harder than Philadelphia. During a four week period, over 12,000 city residents died of the diseas...

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Lt.Cdr. Laura M Cobb, USN, Angel of Bataan (1892 - 1981)

Laura M. Cobb was born in Atchison, Kansas on May 11, 1892 and died in Wichita, Kansas on September 27, 1981 at the age of 89. She graduated from Mulvane High School in 1910 and Wesley Hospital, Wich...

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Lt. Cdr. J. Beatrice Bowman, Navy Nurse Corps (1881 - 1971)

Josephine Beatrice Bowman, commonly known as Beatrice Bowman, was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 19, 1881 and died on January 3, 1971 at the age of 89. After graduating from the Medico Chiruica...

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Esther Hasson, Super. Navy Nurse Corps (1867 - 1942)

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 i...

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Lenah Higbee, Super. of the Nurse Corps (1874 - 1941)

Lenah H. Sutcliffe was born in Chatham, New Brunswick, on 18 May 1874. She completed nurses' training at the New York Postgraduate Hospital in 1899 and entered private practice soon thereafter. In Oc...

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Susan Coolidge (1835 - 1905)

Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (January 29, 1835 – April 9, 1905) was an American children's author who wrote under the pen name Susan Coolidge. Background Woolsey was born January 29, 1835 into t...

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Jane Currie Hoge (1811 - 1890)

Jane Currie Blaikie "A. K." Hoge (July 31, 1811 – August 26, 1890) was a welfare worker, fund raiser, and nurse during the American Civil War. She was a founder of a homeless shelter in Chicag...

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Catharine Merrill (1824 - 1900)

Catharine Merrill (1824–1900) was one of the first female university professors in the United States. Catharine was born in 1824 in Corydon, Indiana. Her father was Samuel Merrill, an early ...

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Joanna Painter Waddill (c.1838 - 1899)

Joanna Painter (Fox) Waddill (September 24, 1838 – January 3, 1899) was a nurse assisting wounded and ill Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. She became celebrated as the "Flor...

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Kate Mason Rowland (1840 - 1916)

Kate Mason Rowland (22 June 1840–28 June 1916)[1][2] was an American author, historian, genealogist, biographer, editor and historic preservationist. Rowland is best known for authoring the bi...

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Mary Ann Bickerdyke (1817 - 1901)

Mary Ann Bickerdyke (July 19, 1817 – November 8, 1901), also known as Mother Bickerdyke, was a hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the American Civil War. After the outbreak of ...

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Addie Lucia Ballou (1837 - 1916)

Addie Lucia Ballou (April 19, 1837 – August 10, 1916) was an American suffragist, poet, artist, author, and lecturer During the American Civil War, Ballou spent years in the union army carin...

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Abigail Gibbons (1801 - 1893)

Abigail Hopper Gibbons, (December 7, 1801 – January 16, 1893) was an American abolitionist, schoolteacher, and social welfare activist. She assisted in founding and led several nationally know...

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Ann Lander McDonnell (c.1876 - c.1966)

Anna Lander West McDonnell was born in San Francisco, California, on December 14, 1876; her parents were Charles and Marguerite Rode Lander West. Charles was a brother of Frederick West Lander, wagon r...

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Jean Margaret Lander (1829 - 1903)

Jean Margaret Davenport (May 3, 1829, Wolverhampton, England – August 3, 1903, Washington, D.C.) was an English actress. 1853, she returned to her adopted country, then made her first visit ...

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Mary Telford (1839 - 1906)

Mary Jewett Telford (March 18, 1839 - August 5, 1906)[1] was a humanitarian who worked as a nurse at Hospital No. 8 in Nashville, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. In her later years, Mary wa...

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Lovina Streight ("Mother of the 51st") (c.1833 - 1910)

Lovina Streight (née McCarthy) was the wife of Brevet Brig. General Abel D. Streight (USA). She joined her husband on his southern campaign, often ministering help to wounded men during the batt...

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Sarah Ann Martha Treat Canfield (1826 - 1889)

"The ravages, the desolation, the misery, the horrors of war forced us to construct a religion of our own. If there was any heaven, a soldier who had endured the things we endured, would be very liab...

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Mary Martha Reid ("Mother of the Florida Boys", "Buena Madre") (1812 - 1894)

Mary Martha Reid (September 19, 1812 – June 24, 1894) is Florida's "most famous nurse and Confederate heroine." She is best known for serving as the matron of the Florida Hospital, founded i...

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Louisa Hawkins Canby (“Angel of Santa Fe”) (1818 - 1889)

Louisa Hawkins Canby (December 25, 1818–1889) was nicknamed the “Angel of Santa Fe” in 1862 for her compassion toward sick, wounded, and freezing Confederate soldiers at Santa Fe...

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Jane Gray Swisshelm (1815 - 1884)

When she was eight years of age her father, James Cannon, died, leaving a family in straitened circumstances. The daughter worked at manual labor and teaching till she was twenty-one, when she marrie...

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Anna Etheridge, "Gentle Annie" (1839 - 1913)

Lorinda Anna "Annie" Blair Etheridge (May 3, 1839– January 23, 1913) was a Union nurse and vivandière who served during the American Civil War. She was one of only two women to receive ...

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Phoebe Yates Pember MP (1823 - 1913)

During the Civil War she was largely responsible for the operation of Chimbarrazo Hospital in Richmond, VA. She recounted her wartime experiences in a booklet, "A Southern Woman's Story." ---------...

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Almira Fales (1809 - 1868)

As early as 1860, she foresaw the approaching struggle, the Civil War being about to start, and began collecting and preparing articles for hospital use. At the beginning of the war, she cared for si...

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Belle Reynolds, Angel of the Battlefield (1840 - 1937)

Belle Reynolds of Peoria, Illinois was born on October 20, 1840. Reynolds joined her husband who was enlisted with the Seventeenth Illinois Volunteer Army and traveled with him to battle during the A...

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Mary Boykin Chesnut (1823 - 1886)

Mary Boykin Chesnut, born Mary Boykin Miller (March 31, 1823 – November 22, 1886), was a South Carolina author noted for a book published as her Civil War diary, a "vivid picture of a society in...

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Sarah Low (1830 - c.1913)

Sarah Low’s entire life was beautiful and unselfish, wholly spent in the care for others. And so it was not surprising that at the outbreak of the War Between the States Sarah Low was eager to...

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Louisa May Alcott MP (1832 - 1888)

Louisa May Alcott is known worldwide as the author of Little Women, but less known is the fact that she served as a volunteer nurse during the civil war, seeing action in the battle of Fredericksburg. ...

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Hettie Jones, Civil War Nurse (c.1807 - 1864)

The daughter of Reverend Horatio Gates Jones, a prominent Baptist Minister, and the sister of Colonel John Richter Jones, Colonel of the 58th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, she worked to help equip...

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Anita Rosalie McGee MP (1864 - 1940)

Dr.Anita Newcomb McGee received her medical degree from Columbian College (now George Washington University) in 1892 and was one of a select few woman doctors practicing in Washington, D.C. McGee, th...

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Clara Barton (founder and 1st President of the American Red Cross) MP (1821 - 1912)

Held DAR membership #160 as "Descendant of David Stone, of Massechusetts" Wikipedia Biographical Summary: Clara Barton (1821-1912) "...was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. She...

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Dorothea Lynde Dix MP (1802 - 1887)

Dorothea Lynde Dix (April 4, 1802 – July 17, 1887) was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States ...

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Dr. Mary E. Walker, Medal of Honor MP (1832 - 1919)

Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is also the only woman ever to...

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Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea MP (1810 - 1861)

"Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea PC (16 September 1810 – 2 August 1861) was an English statesman and a close ally and confidante of Florence Nightingale." ============================...

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Florence Nightingale ("The Lady with the Lamp") MP (1820 - 1910)

Florence Nightingale Born 12 May 1820, Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Died 13 August 1910 (aged 90),Park Lane, London, United Kingdom. Profession: Nurse and Statistician. Institutions: Selimiye Ba...

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