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 Mary Eliza Mahoney

Mary Eliza Mahoney

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Jan 1926 (aged 80)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7633551 · View Source
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Healthcare Professional. On August 1, 1879, she received her nursing diploma, becoming the first African-American graduate nurse. In 1896, she became one of the first African-American members of the predominantly white American Nurses Association. She also participated in the campaign for women suffrage and in 1921, was one of the first women in line to vote after ratification of the nineteenth amendment. In 1923, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mahoney was inducted into the Nursing Hall of Fame in 1976 and inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1993.

Bio by: Deleon Todd


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Deleon Todd
  • Added: 28 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7633551
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Eliza Mahoney (16 Apr 1845–4 Jan 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7633551, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .