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Dita Hopkins Kinney
Birth: Sep. 13, 1855
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1921
Bangor
Penobscot County
Maine, USA

Medical Pioneer. She is remembered as the founding Superintendent of the US Army Nurse Corps. A native New Yorker, little is recorded of her early life; she graduated from Mills College of Oakland, California, married in 1874, and was left a widow with a child to raise four years later. Mrs. Kinney graduated from nurse's training at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1892 and for the next few years worked at facilities in Boston, St. Paul, Minnesota, and San Francisco. Appointed an Army contract nurse at the Presidio of San Francisco on September 10, 1898, she saw her contract revoked a few days later then worked at a soldiers' home in Oakland and at French Hospital in San Francisco. Recalled by the Army on October 18, 1899, she served at a tuberculosis hospital in Ft. Bayard, New Mexico, before being summoned to Washington where she was named the first Superintendent of the Army Nurse Corps on March 15, 1901. Mrs. Kinney remained on the job until July 31, 1909, when she returned to Massachusetts General for graduate training then was nursing supervisor at a Gloucester, Massachusetts, hospital before retiring in 1914 due to ill health. She spent her remaining years in Bangor, Maine, where she taught Red Cross classes during World War I and at her death was returned to New York for burial beside her husband. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Jan 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82983562
Dita <i>Hopkins</i> Kinney
Added by: Eric K. Washington
 
Dita <i>Hopkins</i> Kinney
Added by: Eric K. Washington
 
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