Jane A. Delano
1862 - 1919

Photo of Jane A. Delano's grave by Linda K. Strodtman, RN CNS, PhD

Jane A. Delano died in France while on an inspection.
She was originally buried in Loire, France,
but was later moved to the nurses section at Arlington National Cemetery.

Some of the accomplishments of Jane A. Delano:

  • Graduated in 1886 from Bellevue Hospital Training School for Nurses
  • 1888 worked in Jacksonville FL during a yellow fever epidemic
  • Superintendent of nurses University Hospital, Philadelphia
  • Superintent of Girls' Department, House of Refuge
  • Director of Training School for Nurses at Bellevue
  • 1909-1912 Served as Superintendent of Army Nurse Corps
  • 1909-1911 Served as president of the Nurses Associated Alumnae; during her term it was re-named the American Nurses Association
  • 1909 Became chair of National Committee of the Red Cross Nursing Service
  • Wrote a monthly column on Red Cross nursing for the American Joural of Nursing
  • 1919 Died in France while on official Red Cross business. Was buried with military honors and awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

Photo of Jane Delano grave by Linda K.  Strodtman

The above photos of Miss Delano's grave in Arlington National Cemetery
are courtesy of Linda Strodtman and may not be used without her permission.

Roadside historial marker in the Townsend, Schuyler County, N.Y. photo by Dr. P.J. Ledbetter

Schuyler County Hospital in Dix, NY has a Jane Delano Memorial, complete with some of her personal items including a monogrammed dresser set, U.S. Pan-Pacific Exposition Medal, American Red Cross Gold Medal of Merit, Austrian War Relief Medal, Japan Medal of Merit, WWI American Red Cross Service Badge; American Red Cross Nurse Badge, Army Nurse Corps Insignia, and the Bellevue Training School Nurse's Pin.

Memorial of Jane Delano at American Red Cross Headquarters, photo by Jay Waits

Photo of Memorial of Jane Delano at American Red Cross Headquarters by Jay Waits

Sources:

Bullough, V.L., Church, O.M., & Stein, A.P. (Eds.). (1988). American nursing: A biographical dictionary. New York: Garland.

Flanagan, L. (1976). One Strong Voice. The Story of the American Nurses Association. Kansas City, MO: American Nurses Association.

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